(Closed) Adult acne

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I started getting acne at 19 or 20 and went on Accutane when I was 25.  I would get 1-4 deep pimples at a time, and a few of them left small scars.  I’m 28 now and have been clear.  What have you tried?

Post # 5
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t have true acne, so I’m not sure how much help this is, but Neutrogena’s Pink Grapfruit Body Clear Body Wash is a godsend for back acne. The make a facewash version as well.

Post # 6
3460 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can’t help you – I’m waiting for the answer myself…

Over 30, and still get acne.  Got some small scars on my chin (easily covered by makeup, but still…one should not get this at 32 still….)

Post # 7
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I wouldnt say I have acne but I breakout frequently.  With one major one every month thanks to mother nature.  I use clean and clear advantage products.  Ive tried other drugstore moisterizers and cleansers and Ive tried $35 ones too.  I like it best.

Post # 8
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I use Clinique’s Acne Solutions.  It’s a foaming cleanser, toner and moisturizer.  I’ve been dealing with acne for awhile and tried a bunch of different drug store brands, even Proactiv, but Clinique seems to work the best for me.

Post # 9
4802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t have acne I wouldn’t say, but I do get quite a few random pimples, especially around that time of the month.

I second the Neutrogena body clear body wash for chest and back – it really works.

I have been applying a tiny dab of plain white toothpaste to face and neck pimples before I go to bed and they are gone by the morning…I’ve read that if you have sensitive skin it can burn a bit but I’ve never had that and it really works.

Post # 10
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had cystic acne, and my hair was falling out!!

Get your hormones checked. I did, I was producing too much testostrone, so they had me go back on birth control to even out my hormones. Within a few months my hair stoped thinning and most of the cystic pimples went away. I started a dermatologist, then went to a hormone doctor. There are solutions!!

Post # 11
43 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Kym080412: I have horrible acne with that said. I’m lazy. I have found these pills and they have done miricale work for me. Although, I haven’t taken them in a while bc like I said I’m lazy and forget to take them. I could take them now, but they are in my car and I don’t feel like getting them lol. Thats sad.


I’ll send you a link. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/Vitex.htm

Now I took Vitex to help me regulate my period, and it did that. But what I found to be the biggest miricale was clearing up my face. Now I was also taking folic acid both are relatively cheap if you would like to try both. I also put some cream of tartar in my water, lemonade, tea. It helps. Nothing else no creams, meds, facewash nothing else has help. 


These things have helped good luck!

Post # 12
2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Chin acne is hormonal or bacterial. Maybe BC pills can help but the only thing that works for me is a low dose of doxycycline that I take once a day. It’s really inexpensive and works great. Clean and clear skin every day:)

Post # 13
1932 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I’m not sure if what I have is acne or rosacea, but i’ve always had a red inflamed patches under my eyes. I used to breakout moreso around my face but I started using Mario Badescu enzyme cleanser, they sell it at ulta. It is incredible! It is gentle so that it doesn’t irritate your skin. 


Post # 15
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had acne since I was 13 and had been seeing several dermatologist for YEARS.  I was basically given everything under the sun, but since I was so young, my mom didn’t feel comfortable with me going on Accutane.  At age 26, I was tired of my acne and even though it was never truly HORRIBLE, I would definitely still get painful deep pimples and it was just stubborn. 

I went to a dermatologist and explained the above and she immediately suggested Accutane.  I had some fears about it and I hate needles (you have to get blood drawn every month to check your labs and also be on two specific kinds of birth control).  It is definitely a commitment to be on it, but my skin has completely changed after 6 months of Accutane.  I wish I had tried it sooner, but I am so glad I finished the process prior to getting married.  Accutane is dosed according to your body weight.  

Best of luck & if you have any questions about Accutane, you can definitely PM me!  =)  Also, if you do decide to do Accutane, take a “before” acne picture and then document each week or so to see how much you improve! 

Post # 16
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Accutane didnt work for me. I started seeing an estetician every month and since then my face has COMPLETELY cleared up. She is my cousin though so she only charges me $40 for what would normally be $150 plus! but basically she gives me a peel every 3-4 weeks. What it ended up being ( I used to get the same pimples for months at a time too) was just clogged skin. I started exfloiating and wearing suncreen ( a MUST if you are getting as many peels as I was) and really taking care of my skin. She taught me to read lables and i have had clear skin since! My Fiance was so impressed he let me put facials into our monthly budget:) I do have to say I wouldnt just go to ANY esthetician, I had hella people tell me she cleared up thier adult acne. good luck! I really do feel your angst! You have to be on BC if you are on accutane and i would wait awhile (personally) to TTC after getting off it cause of the birth defects it could cause. Just an FYI I wouldn’t TTC with all the chemicals in my body even months after getting off…chemocals can reside in youe body for a long time! Oh and I got this book from my library about skin care and it said every thing my etsthetician taught me so i would recommend it, basically i just needed to learn to be educated about my skin!

“Simple Skin Beauty – every woman’s guide to a lifetime of healthy, Gorgeous skin”

by Ellen Marmur, MD with Gina Way

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