UPDATE IS DOWN THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!! THANKS
Okay hello to everyone who reads this, welcome!
I'm a 17 year old male looking to get rid of acne once and for all. I've set March as my goal but as long as it's before my birthday in May I'll be happy...summer and all
So I've had acne since I was like 13 but it was really small, I didn't even care it was so little. Then around age 16 it got more serious. I was more conscious about my skin and myself at that age, like everyone I guess so I tried and tested loads of cleanser, scrubs and creams but to little avail...I became really depressed and conscious, so much so I refused to go out on Saturday nights over last summer because of my skin, eventhough I've always gotten lots of female attention
Anyway I started researching about acne and stuff and I found a log on here that said Head N Shoulder Classic Clean got them clear...having used it as my shampoo ever since I had hair I tried it out. I noticed little difference after a few days but after a few weeks I noticed it made my skin less oily and my breakouts reduced pretty dramatically
I kept using it and by like October I was clear off all spots, just red marks...I was so happy!! Then I broke out bad in November and have had breakouts since. Things are looking up again in the last month or so, but I've still got spots and the cursed hyperpigmentation marks :/ I've been using this regimen with like two months but I'm just here to spread it around and to post progress and stuff...if you've any question at all about it, please ask!! I'm really nice and not a bit intimidating and I'd be glad to help
UPDATE 2 - YES YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE IF YOU READ MY LITTLE NOTE UP THE TOP!
Okay so hi everyone. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately I had to change my regimen around early March. It wasn't that the Head and Shoulders was doing more harm than good, no it was going alright but I researched more into stuff and decided to scrap it, seeing I had a bad breakout at that time...soooooo:
My regimen now, if you could even call it one is just plain water! Sounds simple yet extreme right? No doubt..I was scared to try this but I finally just did it. Scrapped Head And Shoulders, Sudocrem all that...I still was using my toothbrush but only like twice a week. So heres simply what I've been doing since early March and still doing a month or so later. Rinse my face with warm water for like 15 seconds morning and night. Then while a little water is flowing onto my face lightly use my hands to rub off oil, dirt etc for less than half a minute. Then I rinse fast with warm water again and then cold water and it's done I saw pretty good results after like a week and then I saw those red marks surfacing (good thing) and now a month later my skin is finally adapting. My skin is so smooth now and its finally looking natural in colour. I still have pimples atm and a fair few red marks but this is going pretty damn well for me I also now have been experimenting without my toothbrush for a week and my skin has reacted pretty well although my skin is flaking a little...so yeah thats it.
Of course I'll keep you informed on the latter pages of this thread (page 4 atm) and feel free to ask any questions related or unrelated
For those willing to give Head And Shoulders a try I would still recommend it..it got me clear once as I said above and many others on this site. Just search it and you'll find threads about it. Or just ask me on here and I'll gladly help! It does work for some, not others. It worked for me, then didn't. Life's A Bitch haha...but yeah if you're curious about it or my new regimen just go for it. Experimentation is great as long as you maintain some moderation and see it through properly Peace & Love
Okay here are some tips/whatever that I try to follow as best as I can that I've seen to help me. There not severe or anything haha
I eat pretty healthy. I don't eat much chocolate or sweets at all...I eat oily/fatty food maybe twice a week. I drink at least 3 litres of water a day (very important no matter what your regimen)
I've thrown away my wash cloth. I'd advise everyone to do this, irratation, dead skin cells all that. I've stopped using a towel on my face too. Detergent can be irratating and cause more acne. So I just let the air dry it
Also I've been abstaining from masturbation. Look theres plenty of debate whether this works or not, but it seems to for me and many others. If you're curious, try it out. It's benefits go beyond just clearer skin, trust me. Record for that is 73 days I think.
So yah thats pretty much it! Thanks for reading, it must have been tiring but yeah hopefully it'll be worth it for you any question, please fire away!
OK, Good luck everyone
Edited by TheComeUp, 07 April 2012 - 09:54 AM.