Acne: How To Stop It!
|Beauty : Skincare
If you have acne or spots of any kind, then the first thing to remember is that you should not pop them. Whilst some people get some sort of strange satisfaction from popping their spots, overall it can do more harm than good.
The reason for this is that it can actually cause more spots, as the grease that you rub into your skin will cause more spots in that area, and you can even cause scarring to occur which can remain for a long time.
However, if you want to reduce the outbreak of spots that occurs on your skin, then you should consider avoiding certain products that contain grains of any sort - for instance cereals and bread. This seems to reduce the outbreak.
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Hi evry1 i sufer frm spots i dontsuggest sudo creme cause it maks ur skin all broken. try tea tree oil and within three hrs u'll be grand good luck claire xxxooo
I wash ma face every night before i go to bed then i wash the soap off with cold a warter that seems to work quite well
Try tea tree oil its works so well use it in the bath and wash your face withit aswell as using your normal face wash dont be fooled by the shiny patches they go away in half an hour its truely worth it
Also try using a whitening toothpaste that does NOT include mint as an ingredient. Apply before bed ,after rinsing your face with cool water, in a thin layer over the specific zit. Works GREAT!!!!
Putting an ice pack on your spot for 10 minutes really compresses it and makes it easier to cover up.
I'm getting over some spots i had, but like 3 weeks ago all these like tiny little bumps started covering my forehead, they're not read and they don't have a head, and you can't see them that much, but under the sun you can totally tell, they're not like horrible but i'm getting sick of them, does anyone know hoe to get rid of them? i don't wanna pop them cause it'll leave scars.
For acne I agree you should never ever pick/pop the spot as it will make matters worse. I advise:
I dont suffer from acne but at the odd time when i get it it is dredful.i would recomend washing ur face with warm water and a facail scrub then stand under ur shower with hot water then get cold water and it should go away within 2-4 hours
I used get acne and spots on a regular basis but after some trial and error i have found a way that can get the break out to spots and acne to a bare minimum, but it will take some will power to keep at it (trust me the results are great) firstly eat alot of fruit and drinks lots of water, i have natural oily skin but i find this helps keep the oil levels down. Secondly iwash my faace 2 or 3 times aday with sopa and clearasel ultra and thirdly i put abit of washing up liquid on my spots like suggested by another person on this site. Ive only used this way for a couple of days and ive found the results very very good :)
I think that toothpaste leaves marks on your skin after the spots have gone so I don't recommend using toothpaste on your face. I heard that lavender oil is good for scars left by spots-the whole tea tree thing doesn't really work that well for me. Sudo-crem is great to use at night, just slap it on all over your face + in the morning the redness will be gone from all your spots. But you are still left wit dry skin from it. Does anyone know any good treatment 4 dry skin, apart from loads of water??
Well, i've had acne since i was 10 (ish) and i tried everything under the sun (sudo creme, tea tree oil) but nothing worked.. I went to the GP about a year and a half ago and he prescribed me many different medications but still, nothing worked. I finally got a referral for a dermotologist a few months ago and i am due to start (ro)accutane in two weeks. Hopefully it will work!
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Argh where do I start?! I'm 14 and I've had spots for about...2 years now!! When I first got them, it was ONLY on my forehead area..the rest was flawless! Then, over the summer, they seemed to fade, I was delighted. Even though they were at least 50 % better, they started to spread around. I didn't get them on my forhead, but on my cheeks instead. About 3 months ago now, I got clinique face wash, toner and moisteriser! That worked!! Ok, they definitly didnt go, but it was 100 percent better. Sadly, I think my skin has become ammune to it :( ....... Im currently on the pill to try and calm down the hormones, i tend to get reeli greasy skin. Its awful!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate it. I've been reading all the suggestions.....................So confusing though, because one person ses Oh my god that reeli works...n then the next one says it made them break out. I know people have different skin types but I really dont fancy risking it! haha please come up with something soon!! xx
I don't usually get spots but when I do it's really bad I find that if u wash ur face with hot water and soap (I mean really hot water! this opens ur pours and cleans them) and then straight away wash ur face with soap and freezing cold water (this closes ur pours and stops dirt from getting back in) and then just dry your face with a clean towel.
I have used all the creams oils... etc, but they will NOT go away.
Hey i hope this has sent it my first time! any how if you have dry to normal skin and it suffers from spots you should go to boots its best to get a hydrating make up cleaner a really good one is 'the sanctuary hydrating cleanser' this is the best one i've used then you should use a face scrub called 'smooth operator strawberry face scrub' these are vert gentle products and for a moisturiser i think 'Botanics day shift moisture lotion' is wicked all these do work as i use them and they can all be bought from boots plus it takes about a week to see how good they are i hope this helps good luck!
I suffer from really bad spots - i have been for almost 1 year now. Ive tried all the clearasil stuff which doesnt work for me , so i have started to clense,tone and moisturise my face every morning and night. Its cleared my skin a bit, give it a try!
I have clear skin most of the time and get the occaisonal break out. But dont worry if this happens to you.
Im 13 And I Always Have Odd Spots.. My Skin Was Spot Free But Then Ive Recently Got About 5 Spots On My Chin Ive Been Putting Cream On And It Doesnt Do Anything. I Also Wash My Face And Nothing Seems To Be Happening. What Do I Do?!
Using vinegar on cotton wool pads really worked for me but i also washed my faced mornin and night wiv salt water! it really worked for me, had clear skin in less than a week and i feel great!
Don't eat too much junk food it is full of grease which just transfers straight to your skin yuck!
Hey people this is what i do to get rid of spots
Peeps peeps peeps i no whats its like when u are SPOTTY ITS HORRID y dnt u look around for recipes 2 make face masks n stuff i dnt use tooth paste on my spots but i fink nail polish reover works if u dab it on a cotton wool bud and then ur face.But b carefull u dnt breath 2 much in though lol cause its not gud 4 u hope ive helped keep trying 2 gt tht perfecto skin hope ive helped
Hello im 14 years old, and i have the WORST acne eva, ive tryed clean and clear,toothpaste and clearasil and none of them worked. But then i found the right thing and its FREE!!!
Heyy ppl ive onstly tried everything unda the sun 4 mi skin but just recently(yesterday) i tried the hot water cold water thing my face turned the colour of a tomarto but afta 1\2 an hour it went down and i woke uo nxt mornin my spots had dried up they looked miles beta but when i read i cant were make up cause it clogs up pores i was literly cryin no make up but it will all be worth it + try this if you have quite ily skin lke me
I have really big pores so i am constantly looking after my skin 0 cleanse, tone, mosturise! I rarely break out and when i do i get a few little ones, i find that sudo cream works for ONLY redness when the spot is going down! to get rid of the spot i use neutrogena treatment gel and its mazin if u got oily skin.
I have generally okay skin but i get the occasional horrible spot! I have tried sudocrem, toothpaste, clearisil and more but none have worked. I am going to try the hot water thing today and hopefully it will clear up my spots!
I just held an icepack on the spot for 10 minutes, and It hasn't fully gone yet, but its gone down loads.
I have really bad acne and ive found out a product called glycerin is supposed to help but it was making my acne even worse so i found a glycerin free product and it made it so much better
I think if you yous teatree oil it works a tret
Hey to help anyone i find clean&clear a pretty good brand for spots i use it and it keeps them under control!! but can any1 help me i use alot of skincare products but on my forehead i have VERY dry skin and i cant get rid of it!! does any1 know a sensitive skincare product to stop spots?!?! PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!
I'm 19 now and i've had spots since i was abou 12; there's not been one day during that time when my skin has been completely spot free and it's really starting to depress me. Over the last year, there has been a noticable difference in my skin which i hope is me getting older and growing out of it but i still get regular breakouts (usually just before time of the month) and right now it's particularly bad. I have a small cluster of spots all together on one side of my chin and two of them are HUGE, really red and really sore - i feel like everyone is staring at them today and it's really getting to me. In the past i've tried every spot cream available to buy; some are good at first but my skin has soon got immune to them all. Toothpaste does work well to dry them out but only if you don't use it regularly as again, you get immune quickly (be prepared though, it can sting lots!) Tea tree oil has never really worked at all for me and the amount of chocolate i eat has never made a differnce.
I use freederm
Okay, so i'm training to be a beauty therapist and i hope i can help you all...
Well iv'e used cleariseal witch i did not think was all that useful my skin just went saw for a couple of hours but people are different it mite work for you. if you have spots on your forhead then pin your hair back and let the air get to it ,drink plenty of water,dont use foundation all the time only for odd ocastions,wash morning and nite with cold and hot water
Is Tea Tree oil good for your skin? I have heard it can dry it out?
I started to drink alot more water than I usually did before and rubbed sudocrem on my face every night, after a couple of days my spots are alomst gone which is why I recomend water as the sudocrem didn't work on its own before .
HEY DON'T IGNORE THIS INFORMATION, IT'S VITAL!!
I've never ever suffered with ance bad really just the odd spot here and there.. the past few weeks ive got them all around my chin and mouth. Its seriously making me depressed, i cant even leave the house. :( Plus my skin is normally dry and recently its oily... grr... some good answers on here (Y) might try some lol x
Hi im 13 and i suffer from spots aswell mainly a teenage thing. i dont have major acne but i do have frequent outbreaks , i have tried everything from toothpaste to clearasil , tea tree oil , witch hazel , you name it i have tried it , please help me get rid of spots because it looks dreadful and i want to wear make-up and it to look nice , please please help because they are really getting me down :(
Ok, I have had spots ( like everyone else) since about Year 7. At first they were on and off - just some blackheads and a couple of spots. I decided I would just leave them be and they'd be fine.
Heey :). just wondering, what does everyone find best? i use this clearisil daily facial wash.. i do wear foundation, but make sure its all off. sometimes i use toothpaste and sudeocrem. its good ti hear everyone elses opinions :D. xx
If you get really bad acne and it's consistent then go to your doctor, they should be able to prescribe you with a cream which works really well so long as you remember to use it everyday.
I would recomend sudo-crem, it really works, or why dont you tey savalon mixed with a bit of sudo-crem in it, put it on over night and then your spot will be reduced in sixe and redness when you wake up in the morning : )
I found some skincare advise on the net that helped me, hope it helps you too :D
I sufferED from really bad acne and tried countless products on the market and antibiotics. I now use this pruduct brand called REVERSION. My local Gp recomended it for me, it is pricey but honestly, if your skin is bad enough to complain, you may aswell do something about it. The only downside is it does dry out the skin, so a moisteriser and application just once daily would be suitable in this case. I use Loreal Paris Men expert pure and matte, it prevents excess sebum giving me best results. Highly recommeded products.
I would say that for me the best way to get rid of ALL spots is to use dettol
I tried Tea Tree Oil and it hasn't done much for me, Been using it since December. Going to Wilko's tomorrow and picking up a variety of products to get rid of spots, black heads and to stop both of them coming back, though I'm in my teens.
Using too much creams can often make your skin worse.
This is my second post on this page, but I'm still trying to find out what works for me, anbd trying to help out other people...
Ok ok im 15 and have acne, and OMG its deppressing, seriously!? they get you down so much! my skin is pretty bad, first of all when i was about 12 or 13 i started to get acne on my forehead (it wasnt that bad, but i thought it was)i then got an antibiotic which completeley cleared my skin for about 2 years, i was delighted and thought they were never coming back, but unfortunatley i was very wrong, my acne came back but not as suttle, infect very very worse & its weird because it didnt come back on my forehead anywhere all on my cheeks, which let me tell you is even WORSE as people can see it :( i have tried SO many things to help me out! nothing seems to work i have been given 5 anitbiotics - i even went back to the 1 i had the very 1st time to try and clear it again (this wasnt happening) but so far none of them seemed to help! i tryd germalene-DOESNT WORK! it makes your skin greasier if anything, it doesnt make the acne worse but it doesnt make it any better! i am now on the contraceptive pill which was supposed to help (as it does for nearly anyone that takes it) sadly it hasnt helped me one single bit, ive acctually noticed my skin getting worse on it, which is very unusual,- i would recommend the pill for girls with bad acne though as it does nearly cure acne very well within less than a month (BEWARE: the pill i am using is called yasmin, it has made me suffer very badly from deppression and breathing diffuculties at night, its risky but i would give it a go) i put sudocrem on my skin at nights, i dont really see much of a different in the morning - no worse no better! if your a teenage girl like me and you wear LIQUID foundation, that may be your biggest problem, it really makes your skin worse, you need to try and not wear ANY foundation as it only irratates your skin and makes it worse, (this it NOT what you want!) try not to put anything on your skin , maybe just some mascara on your eyes so you wont feel as bad, fair enough deffinetley easier said than done, but i really recommend it! it helped me, also drink LOTS & LOTS of water, it helps big time, but i think if your skin is really bad, then your best bet is to go on to Roaccutane which is extremely effective at preventing acne because it shuts down oil production before it reaches the skin's surface. However, it has significant side effects and is only used for extreme cases. my brother had very bad (and when i say very bad i mean VERY bad!) acne and went on this and he is completely clear! i am going to go in it in the next 3 months as you need to be on the pill for 3 months to go on it, it is a very exspensive drug but its worth it! also few more tips: try teatree oil, dabbing a bit on the spots stops them coming up! try facials at beauticians - it helps! and sudocreme isnt too bad either, another 1 is vaseline, ONLY A TINY BIT!
I have spots which just dont go away especially on the lower half of my face(my cheeks, chin, and around my mouth) Iv tried everything, every scrub, wash, cream, oil, mask and home remedys but nothing has really cleared my face up so Iv switched to being natural and try never to use harsh chemicals on my face, the best spot cure out there is simply washing your face with clean water around 3 or 4 times a day,and try to stick to foundations for sensitive and young skin such as natural collection or 2True. In the morning I dip a cotton bud into my face washes that I no longer want to use, dab the face wash onto each spot and leave it on. At night I dab sudocrem onto the infected area and by the next day the spots have dried out and some fall right off. But never use Products for too long as your skin eventually becomes ammune to the chemicals and ingrediants in that product, so if you arent noticing a difference in your skin after using a certian product for around a month or two try a different product and see how it goes but I highly recommend water, its the cure for anything (: x
WATER DOES NOT GET RID OF SPOTS, but it will improve the time it takes them to go down, make your skin look more healthy, less grey and more luminous.
Hi, I'm 13 i have the odd spot here and there, and It's so annoying. Usally when one comes, they all start to come! My advice is, don't use crappy cheap stuff. It only makes them worse, and then the more advanced stuff dries up your skin, so i just advice to drink asleast 1&half litres of water each day, and try to avoid those fatty foods. The treatment i used was clearasil ultra. Its usally pretty good. Don't use oxy 5,clean&clear-its such a pure rip off and all that stuff. Just stick to the basics, wash 3times a day,-clearasil deep pore daily wash is very good aswell.Also just keep clean, and eat healthily. clearasil worked wonders for me, when ever i have breakouts i always use it, and its gone within 4hours-as says on tube- does exactly what it says on the tub. Hope i helped:)!
Well if you are about 11-16 then you may be having problems with spots and acne etc.. this is because at this stage, your skin will be producing more oil and oil on the skin can block pores and then cause your skin to break out and cause spots. so washing your face is quite important so mabey cleanse your face atlease twice a day .But there are lots of different treatments for it but only some will help. Some may be harmfull and irrretate your skin, but what you can use, that wont hurt you skin is something called witch hazel, it smooths out inperfections and spots without irretating your skin!:) you can purcase with hazel from chemists, boots or order it online. hope it helps!!! :D
I have suffered from acne since my teens and have two tips that REALLY help.
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