Product & treatment reviews

 Find a product or treatment

thumbnail
Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment
based on 1138 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment
based on 338 reviews

thumbnail
Erythromycin Oral Antibiotic
based on 189 reviews

thumbnail
Stridex Maximum Pads with Salicylic Acid, Alcohol Free
based on 52 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strength
based on 332 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Clear Advantage Daily Acne Clearing Lotion
based on 37 reviews

thumbnail
Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment
based on 1138 reviews

thumbnail
Erythromycin Oral Antibiotic
based on 189 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10, Maximum Strength
based on 332 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Clear Advantage Daily Acne Clearing Lotion
based on 37 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Multi-Vitamin Acne Treatment Lotion
based on 38 reviews

thumbnail
Proactiv Solution Repairing Lotion 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
based on 87 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment
based on 338 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
based on 408 reviews

thumbnail
Oxy Maximum Action Spot Treatment
based on 76 reviews

thumbnail
L'Oreal Pure Zone Pore Tightening Astringent
based on 21 reviews

thumbnail
Pro-Acne (5% Benzol Peroxide) Gel
based on 7 reviews

thumbnail
Clearasil Daily Clear Adult Tinted Acne Treatment Cream
based on 62 reviews

thumbnail
Tetracycline Oral Antibiotic
based on 347 reviews

thumbnail
Differin Adapalene (0.1%) Gel
based on 1230 reviews

thumbnail
Azelex Azelaic Acid (20%) Cream
based on 208 reviews

thumbnail
Benzoyl Peroxide
based on 188 reviews

thumbnail
Clindamycin
based on 338 reviews

thumbnail
Erythromycin Oral Antibiotic
based on 189 reviews

thumbnail
Differin Adapalene (0.1%) Gel
based on 1230 reviews

thumbnail
Azelex Azelaic Acid (20%) Cream
based on 208 reviews

thumbnail
Benzoyl Peroxide
based on 188 reviews

thumbnail
Clindamycin
based on 338 reviews

thumbnail
Sodium Sulfacetamide
based on 94 reviews

thumbnail
Tazorotene (Tazorac, Avage)
based on 575 reviews

thumbnail
Tetracycline Oral Antibiotic
based on 347 reviews

thumbnail
Erythromycin Oral Antibiotic
based on 189 reviews

thumbnail
Minocycline Oral Antibiotic
based on 1070 reviews

thumbnail
Doxycycline Oral Antibiotic
based on 1174 reviews

thumbnail
Isotretinoin (Accutane)
based on 1860 reviews

thumbnail
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Oral Contraceptive
based on 785 reviews

thumbnail
Vinegar (as a topical)
based on 390 reviews

thumbnail
Vitamin B5
based on 277 reviews

thumbnail
Lemon Juice (applied topically)
based on 804 reviews

thumbnail
Toothpaste
based on 469 reviews

thumbnail
Aspirin Mask
based on 451 reviews

thumbnail
Lemon Juice (as a drink)
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Vinegar (as a topical)
based on 390 reviews

thumbnail
Lemon Juice (applied topically)
based on 804 reviews

thumbnail
Lemon Juice (as a drink)
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Actimine
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Manuka Oil
based on 9 reviews

thumbnail
Garlic
based on 120 reviews

thumbnail
Vinegar (as a topical)
based on 390 reviews

thumbnail
Toothpaste
based on 469 reviews

thumbnail
Aspirin Mask
based on 451 reviews

thumbnail
Lemon Juice (as a drink)
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Tea Tree Oil
based on 581 reviews

thumbnail
Manuka Oil
based on 9 reviews

thumbnail
Vitamin B5
based on 277 reviews

thumbnail
Lemon Juice (applied topically)
based on 804 reviews

thumbnail
Zinc
based on 402 reviews

thumbnail
Vitamin C
based on 47 reviews

thumbnail
Vitamin E
based on 179 reviews

thumbnail
Green Tea
based on 330 reviews

thumbnail
Smoothbeam Laser Acne Treatment
based on 103 reviews

thumbnail
N-Lite Laser Acne Treatment
based on 130 reviews

thumbnail
Fraxel Laser Fraxel Laser
based on 178 reviews

thumbnail
CoolTouch Laser Treatment
based on 20 reviews

thumbnail
V-Beam Laser Acne Treatment
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
based on 8 reviews

thumbnail
ClearLight Acne Treatment
based on 20 reviews

thumbnail
Omnilux Light Treatment
based on 23 reviews

thumbnail
Levulan Blue Light Acne Treatment
based on 172 reviews

thumbnail
Verilux ClearWave® Light Therapy Acne Treatment System
based on 46 reviews

thumbnail
Zeno Acne Clearing Device
based on 119 reviews

thumbnail
ThermaClear Acne Clearing Device
based on 9 reviews

thumbnail
Steaming
based on 12 reviews

thumbnail
Zeno Hot Spot
based on 19 reviews

thumbnail
No!No! Skin Acne Treatment System
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Basis Sensitive Skin Bar
based on 43 reviews

thumbnail
Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar
based on 81 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
based on 31 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar
based on 93 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
based on 513 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser
based on 48 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
based on 513 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser
based on 48 reviews

thumbnail
Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash
based on 211 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser
based on 76 reviews

thumbnail
Phisoderm Deep Cleaning Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
based on 10 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Cleanser
based on 223 reviews

thumbnail
Basis Sensitive Skin Bar
based on 43 reviews

thumbnail
Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar
based on 81 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
based on 31 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar
based on 93 reviews

thumbnail
Aveeno Active Naturals Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin
based on 20 reviews

thumbnail
Lever 2000 Special Moisture Response Bar Soap, Anti-Bacterial
based on 11 reviews

thumbnail
Noxzema Cleansing Cream, Sensitive
based on 19 reviews

thumbnail
Clearasil Daily Face Wash, Sensitive
based on 115 reviews

thumbnail
Noxzema Cleansing Lotion, Sensitive
based on 37 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser, Oil-Free
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Oxy Maximum Action Advanced Face Wash
based on 300 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
based on 140 reviews

thumbnail
Stridex Maximum Pads with Salicylic Acid, Alcohol Free
based on 52 reviews

thumbnail
Clearasil Maximum Strength Pore Cleansing Pads
based on 46 reviews

thumbnail
Stridex Daily Care Acne Pads, Sensitive with Aloe, Alcohol Free
based on 15 reviews

thumbnail
Stridex Essential Alcohol Free Pads with Salicylic Acid
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser with Bursting Beads, Oil-Free
based on 109 reviews

thumbnail
St. Ives Medicated Apricot Scrub for Oily or Acne Prone Skin
based on 116 reviews

thumbnail
Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
based on 47 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser
based on 35 reviews

thumbnail
Noxzema Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
based on 4 reviews

thumbnail
Nivea for Men Deep Cleaning Face Scrub
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Biore Blemish Fighting Cleansing Cloths
based on 9 reviews

thumbnail
Dove Essential Nutrients Cleansing Cloths Refill, Regular
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
based on 8 reviews

thumbnail
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
L'Oreal Pure Zone Pore Tightening Astringent
based on 21 reviews

thumbnail
Youthful Essence Microdermabrasion System
based on 27 reviews

thumbnail
Zeno Acne Clearing Device
based on 119 reviews

thumbnail
Clarisonic Skin Care Brush
based on 94 reviews

thumbnail
Clarisonic Facial Cleansing System
based on 4 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Skin Renewal SPF 15 Day Lotion
based on 17 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen SPF 15
based on 73 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15
based on 49 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 15
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 15
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Clear Skin Formula Daily Control & Care Moisture Creme
based on 7 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture, Sensitive Skin
based on 63 reviews

thumbnail
Jojoba Oil
based on 336 reviews

thumbnail
Shea Butter
based on 68 reviews

thumbnail
Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer
based on 81 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer Oil-Free
based on 206 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture, Combination Skin
based on 66 reviews

thumbnail
L'Oreal Pure Zone Skin Relief Oil-Free Moisturizer
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Nivea for Men Oil Control Balancing Lotion SPF 4
based on 4 reviews

thumbnail
Proactiv Solution Daily Oil Control
based on 33 reviews

thumbnail
Biore Pore Minimizing Lightweight Moisturizer SPF 15, Oil-Free
based on 18 reviews

thumbnail
Pure Cosmetics Fruit Pigmented Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Garnier BB Cream Combo-Oily Skin
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion
based on 62 reviews

thumbnail
AmLactin 12% Moisturizing Lotion
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Olay Total Effects Daily Moisturizer
based on 10 reviews

thumbnail
Dove Energy Glow Brightening Night Cream
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Night
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Skin Renewal SPF 15 Day Lotion
based on 17 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen SPF 15
based on 73 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15
based on 49 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 15
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics
based on 21 reviews

thumbnail
Almay Smart Shade Foundation
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Covergirl Simply Powder
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Revlon Colorstay
based on 71 reviews

thumbnail
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
based on 11 reviews

thumbnail
Almay Smart Shade Foundation
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Revlon Colorstay
based on 71 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Microclear Skin Clearing makeup
based on 46 reviews

thumbnail
Clinique Stay True Oil-Free Foundation
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Foundation
based on 14 reviews

thumbnail
Almay Clear Complexion Liquid Makeup
based on 16 reviews

thumbnail
Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics
based on 21 reviews

thumbnail
Covergirl Simply Powder
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
based on 11 reviews

thumbnail
Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation
based on 6 reviews

thumbnail
Carley's Clear and Smooth Mineral Foundation
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals
based on 93 reviews

thumbnail
Clinique Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
Maybelline Mineral Power Illuminator
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
NARS Powder Blush
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
NARS Bronzing Powder
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Covergirl Classic Color Blush
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Flirt! Glamouflage Medicated Healer/Concealer
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Revlon ColorStay Blemish Concealer
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer
based on 10 reviews

thumbnail
Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Physician's Formula Gentle Cover Stick Concealer
based on 6 reviews

thumbnail
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Avon Magix Face Perfector SPF 20
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base
based on 4 reviews

thumbnail
Dinair Air Brush Makeup System
based on 6 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen SPF 15
based on 73 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15
based on 49 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 15
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Aveeno Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
based on 28 reviews

thumbnail
Nivea for Men Oil Control Balancing Lotion SPF 4
based on 4 reviews

thumbnail
MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
based on 10 reviews

thumbnail
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Foundation SPF 10
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
Boots Botanics Complexion Refining Day Moisturizing Lotion SPF12
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen SPF 15
based on 73 reviews

thumbnail
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
based on 131 reviews

thumbnail
Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with SPF 15
based on 49 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 15
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Aveeno Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
based on 28 reviews

thumbnail
Clean & Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer SPF 15
based on 76 reviews

thumbnail
Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45
based on 55 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30
based on 28 reviews

thumbnail
Sea & Ski Faces Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer, SPF 30
based on 43 reviews

thumbnail
Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Gillette Sensor Excel Razor
based on 18 reviews

thumbnail
Edge Sensitive Skin Shave Gel with Aloe
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
Edge Active Care Shave Gel, Ultra Sensitive, For Razor Bumps
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Edge Extra Protection Shave Gel
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Gillette Sensor Excel Razor
based on 18 reviews

thumbnail
Gillette MACH3 Turbo Razor
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Gillette MACH3 Razor
based on 9 reviews

thumbnail
Gillette Good News Disposable Razors
based on 4 reviews

thumbnail
BIC Comfort Twin Sensitive Skin
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Conair GMT900 iStubble Electric Facial Hair Trimmer
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Gillette Sensor Excel Razor
based on 18 reviews

thumbnail
Edge Sensitive Skin Shave Gel with Aloe
based on 3 reviews

thumbnail
Edge Active Care Shave Gel, Ultra Sensitive, For Razor Bumps
based on 5 reviews

thumbnail
Edge Extra Protection Shave Gel
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Dermabrasion
based on 41 reviews

thumbnail
Laser Resurfacing
based on 163 reviews

thumbnail
Punch Techniques
based on 9 reviews

thumbnail
Subcision
based on 24 reviews

thumbnail
Augmentation
based on 15 reviews

thumbnail
Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Treatment 10% Glycolic AHA, Anti-Wrinkle
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Dermabrasion
based on 41 reviews

thumbnail
Laser Resurfacing
based on 163 reviews

thumbnail
Punch Techniques
based on 9 reviews

thumbnail
Subcision
based on 24 reviews

thumbnail
Augmentation
based on 15 reviews

thumbnail
Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Treatment 10% Glycolic AHA, Anti-Wrinkle
based on 13 reviews

thumbnail
Mederma Advanced Scar Gel
based on 125 reviews

thumbnail
Beyond Plus Acnesil Silicone Scar Gel
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Emu Oil
based on 82 reviews

thumbnail
Elicina
based on 24 reviews

thumbnail
Fair & Lovely Anti Marks Cream
based on 21 reviews

thumbnail
Body Buddy
based on 9 reviews

thumbnail
New Derma Wand Professional Grade High Frequency Tool
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Visine Advanced Redness Reliever Eye Drops
based on 12 reviews

thumbnail
OxyLift Oxygenated Facelift System
based on 10 reviews

thumbnail
Meda Betadine Shampoo
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick SPF30
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
Carmex Lip balm
based on 1 reviews

thumbnail
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Facial Blotting Tissues
based on 2 reviews

thumbnail
Proactiv Solution Acne Treatment System
based on 4375 reviews

thumbnail
Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment
based on 1138 reviews

thumbnail
Acne.org The Regimen
based on 177 reviews

thumbnail
Proactiv Solution X Out
based on 33 reviews

thumbnail
Isotretinoin (Accutane)
based on 1860 reviews

thumbnail
Tretinoin (Retin-A, Retisol-A)
based on 1339 reviews

thumbnail
Zinc
based on 402 reviews

thumbnail
Acne.org Moisturizer
based on 273 reviews

thumbnail
Epiduo Adapalene (.1%) and Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5%) Gel
based on 370 reviews

thumbnail
Spironolactone
based on 995 reviews

thumbnail
Baking Soda
based on 887 reviews

thumbnail
Quinoderm Cream
based on 197 reviews

thumbnail
Lemon Juice (applied topically)
based on 804 reviews

thumbnail
Doxycycline Oral Antibiotic
based on 1174 reviews

thumbnail
Drinking water
based on 16 reviews

thumbnail
Diane-35
based on 706 reviews

thumbnail
Egg White Mask
based on 495 reviews

thumbnail
Tea Tree Oil
based on 581 reviews


thumbnail
Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment
By Mrs506 on 04/23/2014

l feel like this is a really good product just not the product for me. It helped with my acne but made my african american skin peel really bad. It was so dry that it pealed and caused me more hyperpigmentation. I might use it again as a spot treatment.


thumbnail
Minocycline Oral Antibiotic
By camelotsunrise on 04/23/2014

About me: I'm 42 years old with pale, highly oily skin, and have struggled with acne off and on since I was 12 years old. Since February, my skin became horrifically worse. I developed large cystic acne that would not pop or go away no matter what I tried. I would get three to four new zits every few days that would be on my face for a solid month before they began receding. It got to the point that I had large cysts so close together they appeared to be on top of each other. I never had it this bad before. Eventually, I didn't want to leave the house anymore. I stopped going to hot yoga, an activity I enjoy most. Anyone whose dealt with this, knows how debilitating acne can be to one's self image. I finally went back to the doctor. I had been using topical Retin-A .05% once or twice a week for the past 15 months. It didn't help at all. The dermatologist prescribed Minocycline 100mg twice a day. She also recommended I increase the topical Retin-A I have been using from once a week to every day to promote skin cell turnover. I increased the Retin-A to six times a week the same day I started Minocycline. She told me it could take as long as 3 months to see results. I have been using the medication for six weeks now. In this time, I missed one evening dose, and skipped a morning dose due to stomach upset. Other than that, I have taken it religiously. I saw a marked improvement in my skin about 10 days into the drug therapy. After four weeks, all my cystic acne is gone. After six weeks, the red marks left from the cystic acne are fading away. This is the absolute most effective treatment I have used to get rid of acne. The price I pay for clear skin is moderate, sometimes harsh side effects. The medication is best taken on an empty stomach, but induces intense nausea when doing so. I've also experienced dizziness, lethargy, joint pain, difficulty with balance and sensitivity to sunlight (even with 30SPF sunscreen). These symptoms were worst for the first few weeks, then gradually decreased in severity. Nausea is still strong, especially in the morning. That said, it is much preferable to feel pretty again, and back to doing social stuff. My husband and I even took up dancing. For me, the side effects are a small inconvenience.


thumbnail
Zinc
By gia43 on 04/23/2014

Okay sooo I don't normally write on acne boards but after giving zinc a shot, I knew I had to. I really hope this helps someone.

I have been dealing with hormonal acne for about 2 years. (I am 25). I have tries everything under the sun. Birth control which was a nightmare!!! Birth control made me severely depressed and was so not worth it. I tried every topical known to man. This includes at home remedies, otc and perscription. Finally I took my health into my own hands. I did some research and learned that ANYTHING skin related comes from the inside out. Therefor you need to treat it as such.

Another thing I learned was that hormones are sent through the liver and if your liver is either unhealthy or not able to handle the excess hormones, these hormones are sent into the blood stream and create issues such as acne!!!!

Sooooo I decided to clean my liver. Nothing too crazy. I started taking milk thistle supplements right before I went to bed. Milk thistle is all natural and helpa detox the liver allowing it to function better.*able to handle the excess hormones better*. After 2 weeks I noticed a nice difference.

**just a heads up, dont take milk thislte for longer than 2 weeks at a time**

At this point my hormonal acne hadn't cleared up completely so I knew I needes something else.

After doing more research, I came across zinc. Zinc helps regulate the excess hormones that cause hormonal acne. Most people who suffer from hormonal acne have a zinc deficiency. I started taking zinc (50 mg zinc gluconate) once a day WITH FOOD!! *** I made the tragic mistake one day of taking it on an empty stomach. Wound up vommiting.***

So its been a month since I started taking the zinc and I have noticed a dramatic difference. I used to have breakouts in my chin, jawline and bad clusters on my neck. The clusters on my neck and jaw have completely dried up. (Now just dealing with scarring). I have an occasional pre cystic/horminal bump on my upper cheek but It goes away in a couple of days.

I also want to add that I took myself off the birth control pill the day before I started zinc. Which as most women know, when coming off of BCP the break out is the WORST!!!

Now there are different types of zinc. zinc gluconate is what I found in all of the drug stores,50-100 mg of zinc gluconate seems to be best. Some other forms of zinc are known to be more potent. I haven't tried them but if you do some research, youll see what I mean.

**the first 2 weeks I started with 50 then bumped it up to 100 and 100mg of the zinc gluconate has sped up the process. My skin is much clearer***

So in summary... if you have been suffering give zinc a shot. It has helped and will take me some time but I am telling you to please give this a shot!!! Also, try cleaning up your liver with milk thistle and take a multivitamin.

I really hope this helps!!!! Good luck!!


thumbnail
Zinc
By Porelesskin on 04/23/2014

Zinc works for most people. Take it a couple of hours before you take Magnesium supplements. Try to space it out since minerals fight for absorption. Don't take Calcium supplements on the days you take Zinc/Mg supplements. Also, women with PCOS are generally deficient in Mg. Most of the people who I know used both Zinc and Mg to fight acne.

Other supplements according to your needs helps as well.

The mineral that worked for me the most is Zinc. Try to build a proper supplemental regime. Same regimen doesn't work for everyone.

LEARN TO CUSTOMIZE.


Top reviewers

muffins latest review: The Clean Towel Method

“Instead of using a clean towel, I change my pillow case every night. I started doing this because of allergies, but it helps with acne too. Every day skin cells, bacteria, allergens, etc are building up on your pillow. Just change the pillow case or towel or a big t-shirt on it and it makes a huge difference! Instead of waking up all puffy eyed and exhausted, my eyes are clear and I feel much better. When we get a new bed set, we just save the old mismatched pillow cases and I throw them in the washer and dryer during laundry. I even usually go a step further and have cheap fleece blankets that I use for near my face. It doesn't matter what's from my waist down (I keep a heavier comforter on my torso and legs), but I keep a fresh blanket near my face so I'm not rubbing it in a dirty blanket.”

lauraeb latest review: Vitamin E

“I have used vitamin e topically after a pimple has come out for years now, and it heals it a lot faster than it would without it. It also reduces the scarring...I never end up with permenant scars, ever. I get the capsules and cut them open, and depending on how bad my acne is I use one or two a night (I also use it for any dry spots and around my eyes because it hydrates so well!)”

ambernchris1026 latest review: Deep Action Cream Cleanser, Oil-Free

“I prefer clean and clears foam wash its not as pasty and doesn't make skin tight.. this is just my opinion... I really reccomend trying it though because clean and clear products are the best face washes and moisterizers.... they do what they say they are gonna do... and help prevent acne. I reccomend washing gently with this and rinsing with water then dabbing with towel not wipping... less irritation is key. I simply don't like the pasty cold cream feel of it... any girl who has used cold cream knows what I a talking about. Goodluck.”

carrielynn latest review: Aloe Vera 100% Gel

“THIS IS NOT PURE ALOE. It is 100% GEL, not 100% aloe vera, which is verrrry easy to misread. There are potentially pore clogging ingredients and irritants so I do not use this. It has dramatically helped with one or two cysts but is mostly useless and very drying.”

tothemax407 latest review: Clear & Smooth Skin Treatment

“I was so excited to try this product...so many great reviews. I always heavily research a product before purchase, and event though this product is filled with bad, pore clogging ingredients (oils galore, shea butter, mango butter, etc) and the method is flawed (scrubbing skin with washcloth AND a soap with walnut shells in it....YIKES! talk about irritation). However, I bought into all these rave reviews. Looking back, I should have paid much more attention to the few but extreme negative reviews...this product makes no sense that it will treat acne, and it made my acne soo freaking bad. STAY away people. If you don't believe this review just do some research into the ingredients and method of Carly's and see for yourself. You have been warned. by the way, I went back to topical benzoyl peroxide and my skin cleared right up (after about a month)”