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Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 671 views
I have no idea if it affects acne, but sleep is a state where the body can rid itself of toxins and rejuvenate itself, hopefully flushing out nasties from your skin. More sleep also is said to lead to less stress, and stress is something which can cause breakouts, so its gotta be good, right?

Pros: Its just great, stress relieving, restorative.


You're Not Alone If...

Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 802 views
acne, depression, self confidence
As I've suffered from acne for so long and have now tried almost every acne remedy out there, I understand how badly it sucks to have acne, whether its one spot or hundreds of them.

So, you're not alone if...

- You ever feel completely depressed over you skin. I for one can say when I was younger I spent so many nights sitting in front of my...


Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 993 views
quinoderm, acne, break outs
Quinoderm is a topical cream containing benzyl peroxide which can be applied on spots and breakouts. It can be purchased over the counter of through a GP or Dermatologist.

Pros: Dries out spots.

Cons: I used it too much and got a massive chemical burn from the benzyl peroxide which was very red, sore and painful.

Recommend? No. Accidentally one night...

Skin Care Routine

Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 755 views
skin care routine, acne, argh
Here's a brief skim of how I try to keep my skin as clear as possible:

Cleanse skin with witch hazel on a cotton ball or splash face with cold water.
If there is a breakout, use a tiny bit of Shield Antibacterial Soap on a cold flannel and gentle wash skin.
Rinse face with cold water.
Pat dry.
Moisturise using Simple Anti-Blemish Spotless...

Sebrem Mr (Minocycline)

Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 611 views
prescription, tablet, acne and 1 more...
I was put on this tablet by my GP after a particularly bad breakout over August this year. I haven't much to say other than I was thoroughly disappointed.

Pros: None.

Cons: Did not clear spots. Made breakouts even worse.

Recommend? No. This tablet made me breakout badly with cystic acne and worsened the already existing acne! Although I stuck to...

Witch Hazel

Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 1,128 views
witch hazel, astringent, cleanser and 1 more...
I use witch hazel on cotton wool balls to remove make up or to refresh skin in the morning. Its 'spot-fighting properties' supposedly can help towards breakouts, keeping them clean and (hopefully!) reducing them.

Pros: Leaves clean, soft feeling skin. Is said to help improve spots. Removes make up well. Is very gentle.

Cons: Haven't really...

Simple Witch Hazel Exfoliating Facial Wash

Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 1,202 views
simple, witch hazel, exfoliate and 1 more...
I've used this product for several months now and feel it has cared well for my skin. The witch hazel has helped major breakouts at bay and the exfoliating properties help refresh skin.

Pros: Leaves skin feeling clean, toned, refreshed. Helped prevent major breakouts. Kind to skin.

Cons: Can be quite pricey, may only show improvement on mild acne....

Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facemask

Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 838 views
acne, body shop, tea tree oil and 1 more...
I use this product 1-3 times a week. I haven't seen much improvement, however it does reduce the redness of a spot.
I continued to use this because its very soothing and cooling and seems to make a slight positive improvement to my skin (no breakouts!)

Pros: Refreshes, soothes, cools. Reduces spot redness.

Cons: Does not get rid of spots, messy...


Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 656 views
roaccutane, accutane, severe acne and 1 more...
As I suffered for so long, the doctor's eventually prescribed me Roaccutane. Roaccutane is to thank for the massive improvement in my skin. However, I was told my acne would almost certainly never come back, and guess what? It did. But don't be disheartened by this!

Pros: During the time - and for several months after - completely cleared...

Freederm Fast Action

Posted by annie ell, 29 November 2012 · 397 views
freederm, acne, breakout
Freederm Fast Action is quite pricey but an effective cream for mild acne.

The gel is not too harsh and claims to reduce redness in 3 hours (it doesn't)

Pros: The spot is reduced within a couple of days of daily use. The redness is reduced. The swelling goes down.

Cons: Doesn't work as quickly as hoped. Does not completely rid of spot....