Acne Help? Advice Needed Please!? New To This.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:16 AM
Also this year i've been pretty stressed with finals and exams, but luckily my last one is tomorrow
I shower and wash my face twice a day if that helps lol
How did you deal with it?
Tips of how to wash my face?
Tips in general?
Tips on good medication? Proactiv maybe?
Best face wash?
Diet and health? Any food that might cause it and any that might help cure and avoid it? Fresh air?
Controlling hormones and stress?
Thanks in advance
Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:29 AM
Just my experiences:
Seriously, if youre 16 acne can be somewhat "normal" but if youre female get your hormones checked, birth control pills can help if your cycle isnt normal or your hormones are wacky(mine are)... Go to a derm and see if they give you any topicals like BP wash or antibiotic creams. They are your best bet now. You can try otc and proactive first but they usually only help very minor acne, at least use a medicated wash, but not too harsh.
Some people have food allergies which make acne worse, it sugar, dairy and possibly wheat and nuts can be triggers for a lot of people. Try eating fruits veggies and rice/potatos for a few weeks and see if it helps. Tyr to get rid of processed foods and sugar and especially soda, candy, etc empty calories.
Fresh air and excercise are good.
Dont touch your face unecessarily and if youre oily, get oil blotting sheets.
Youre young so acne may resolve for you! Good luck I really hope you grow out of it. hope Ive been helpful, Ive had acne since I was about 12 and am 30, I finally figured out that my hormones are messed up so hopefully bc will sort me out somewhat.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:53 PM
2.5% BP is a good way to start treating acne. It is milder but just as effective as the stronger versions. Why not try The Regimen? BP kills acne bacteria and helps keep the pores open. Downside is it bleaches clothing but just switch to wearing whites or pastels.
Eat healthy whole foods...fruits, vegetables, grains and meats. Avoid sugary foods, caffeine, dairy and alcohol. This helps keep down inflammation which helps lessen acne.
Only touch your face with a tissue. Make this a rule. Your hands carry lots of oil and bacteria which can make things worse.
Wash very gently with a nonsoap cleanser. No rubbing with a washcloth!
Don't keep switching products and don't get caught up in multi-step routines from magazines. Many of these regimes recommend toners that are too harsh when using BP.
See a dermatologist if you can. This can save you alot of grief and get you on a more effective regime.
Diagnosis - Cystic acne and papulopustular rosacea
Status - 98% clear
Morning - Panoxyl 10% Cleanser (BP), Cleocin-T, DML Lotion, Physician's Formula SPF 30 Mineral Pressed Powder, Spiro 50 mg (weaning off)
Night - Panoxyl 4% Cleanser, DML Lotion
Monthly - Professional microdermabrasion
Diet - Whole high nutrient unprocessed foods. Avoid oils, dairy, sugars, bread, nuts, alcohol, caffeine, spicy and fermented foods.
Supplements - Opti l-zinc, Citrical + D3, selenium, D
Daily - Walk, breath deeply, meditate and do yoga daily, wear hats for sun protection
Posted 24 June 2012 - 06:10 PM
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