(Closed) Acne Treatments

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1321 posts
Bumble bee

Honestly the only thing that finally worked for my was accutane. I tried every antibiotic, cream, cleansing routine under the sun. And I tried taking a break from all meds to see if it was excessive drying. Nope. 

At the end of my accutane journey, best decision ever. Personally, side effects aren’t that bad and my face has never been so clear. I regularly go outside without foundation now, which hasn’t happened since I was 12. 

Post # 3
6105 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Like the PP, the only thing that worked for me was Accutane. However, this was absolutely a last resort option for me. I struggled with acne for over 10 years before going on Accutane because my mom always felt I was too young and she feared the possible side effects. I went on it when I was 19 and it was a great decision for me. I get the occassional breakout every now and then and it’s mainly due to my period. If you’ve gone to the dermatologist and tried other topical treatments and medications I’d ask about Accutane.

Post # 4
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I swear by cetaphil, clairsonic brush, and topical retin-a ! 

Post # 5
325 posts
Helper bee

I use a prescribed antiobotic cream (clindamycin) in the morning and retin-a (tretanoin) at night. I have had acne my whole life and it got really terrible last year. This has absolutely worked wonders for my skin. 

Post # 6
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Honestly, you need to see a Dermatologist.  I’m on Aczone and retinol.  I get compliments on my skin, now!  Plus, as a 42 year old…the Retinol reduces the signs of aging.  People tell me i.don’t look 42…lol.


But good luck…and I stress..go see a Dermatologist 

Post # 7
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m on spironolactone 50mg, Yaz, and Triamcinolone Acetonide. Not helping much so prob going to up the spiro. Doctor wants me to think about accutane but my acne isn’t terrible- just super stubborn and medication doesn’t seem to do much.


I do use the organic juice beauty cleanser for blemished skin and it does help a bit…

Post # 8
98 posts
Worker bee

Very similar to a previous poster, the only thing that seems to have gotten my skin under control (besides BCP) is purity made simple face wash, clarisonic, and retinol at night. 

Post # 9
1931 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t have acne anymore (thank you, Lord), but I had pretty severe cystic acne. I tried every anti biotic and topical cream available and all I did was ruin some towels. They did nothing for my skin. My doctor refused to prescribe me Accutane because I’m forever in the sun during summer so I can’t speak to it’s success.

Pro Activ worked for me, although it costs a small fortune and needs to be a solid 15 minute ritual every night. 

Tanning and full facial waxing also helps.

Post # 10
867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Another chiming in for Accutane, I actually just finished my 5 month course of it last weekend and I wish I’d done it sooner. 

Post # 11
10417 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I don’t have acne but when I used to get a spot here or there I loved that Queen Helens Mint Julep facial mask. It always dried everything right up!

Post # 12
536 posts
Busy bee

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topshelfprincess:  Mine was so bad. Drinking half my body weight in water a day and using my clarisonic daily has helped SO much.

Post # 13
49 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016

I struggled with acne as a teen and it recently flared up with a vengeance. It got so bad, it was starting to leave awful scars all over my cheeks. My doctor prescribed Retin A and spironolactone for the acne and 4% hydroquinone for the scarring. It is working beautifully (more so the creams than the spirono). I still get pimples here and there, but they don’t last as long and don’t scar. I have “bacne” as well, but since that area is harder to reach I’m starting a serious of chemical peels for the scarring back there. My dermatologist expects great results! Hang in there, it gets better 🙂

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