What do you use to wash your face to prevent acne?
Topic: Case sensitive named ranges
June 19, 2019 / By Cynthia Question:
People have told me just to wash my face everyday and it will decrease the amount of acne I get. It's not a product or anything, just regular things like water, I don't know what I'm suppose to use though. Help. Thank you so much =)
Best Answers: What do you use to wash your face to prevent acne?
Biddy | 4 days ago
DIFFERENT THINGS WORK FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
Ok I'm sure that you're serious about your acne, and the urine and battery acid answers are just to make fun of you. The majority of people have acne, so please don't listen to Mr. Urine and Mr. Battery Acid.
Anyway, back to the topic. I believe that you should use a Benzoyl Peroxide cleanser to clean, brand names being:
- Benzac 5% face/body wash
- Oxy Wash
- Clearasil Ultra scrub or gel wash
- Any other prodct which lists Benzoyl Peroxide as an ingredient
Benzoyl Peroxide is essentially a skin bleach which is supposed to treat acne by killing the bacteria already developed in your pores. It comes in 5% and 2.5%, and 2.5% is best to start with. You can use these washes on your face AND your chest AND your back if you have acne in those places.
Another type of acne-treatment you can find without prescription is Salicylic Acid. Salicylic acid helps you skin to peel and renew faster, so your dead skin won't be blocking your pores. When your pores are blocked, your natural oil can't get through and bacteria builds up, causing pimples. So, it's either peel or bleach.
Some brand names:
- Clean and Clear acne washes (the grey one, I think it's called Active)
- Biore Pore Unclogging scrub (scrubs are good only if you like the feeling of it, don't use scrubs however if you have sensitive skin)
- Garnier Pure, Loreal Pure range
- Clinique SOS face and body soap bar
It's a matter of trial and error, but let me remind you: Don't fall for marketing and buy alot of acne treatments. If something says it will acne your acne in 8 hours, bull. BULL. Yes, they will dry your skin out like crazy, and won't work in the long term.
Those brands also have spot treatments. Stick to one product for a month, the most important bit: Don't use too much and BE PATIENT. It usually takes one month to see results.
Oh, and don't just wash your face with water. It's not enough.
Another great option would be to see your GP (the doctor you normally go to for colds and everything :p). Dermatologists cost ALOT, and the only difference is that they can prescribe Accutane (Vitamin A pills which kill your oil glands, dangerous if not used properly).
You GP will give you either of these:
- Oral tablets (they are small and easy to swallow)
- Topical gels/creams retinoids (again, Vitamin A in gel/cream form to put on your face. Vitamin A encourages your skin to renew quicker and makes your oil glands less active. I use Differin 0.01% gel myself, my acne has cleared alot) They come as: Retin-A, Differin, Retin-A micro, etc.
- Birth Control (you need to discuss with doctor)
- And finally, Accutane as a last resort.But don't be scared (in case you've heard some bad things about it), I've heard MANY good things about Accutane if you use it carefully :)
Personally for me Differin 0.01% gel has helped alot, and when I'm using it, I don't use ANY benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid face wash. This is because at first the retinoid makes my skin peel alot (first week) and I have to use a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil. Don't worry if your skin peels, be patient and the results will be good.
Drinking water can help if you skin likes to turn red and dry. I personally have tried MANY, if not all of the acne stuff you find at shops and supermarkets. Good luck to you :)
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Originally Answered: Another acne wash for my face? btw I'm black?
NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL
1/ Never, ever touch your face.
2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day.
3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal
4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal.
Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing.
5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again.
6/ Do this for 90 days.
7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to ‘double bag’ your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days.
A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat and oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes.
I never have had acne, a few pimples on my left chin where I am most likely to rest my hand.
The secret is never to touch the spots
The People’s Pharmacy reports that Milk of Magnesia applied topically, at night is useful. This is 10% Magnesium Hydroxide in water. Epsom salts, which are Magnesium sulphate added to a hot bath are also reported to clear up back acne.
The very latest treatment is super gross, but works: August 2014, T. Borody: Faecal transfer from someone with perfect skin (and I’d guess, same gender.)
Not true, washing your face with soap and water doesn't do much, try usuing Clean and Clear acne wash or Neutrogena Oil Free acne wash, go to the drugstore and test out acne washes. If its serious, see a dermotologist.
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i started using this natural face mask you can make at home two days ago and it is REALLY helping! i had a bunch of acne on my chin and forehead and now it all gone but like one zit thats being a toughas*
but crush some asprin tablets up into a small cut
add a VERY LITTLE amount of warm water - not even enough water to cover the bottom of the cup
and then add some aloe vera gel or honey
mix this up into a paste
i do it right after i get out of the shower so my skin is freshly cleaned
leave the mask on for 15 minutes then use a washcloth to wipe it off with warm water
good luck =)
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While it took little less than two months for me to really see a difference, my acne, blackheads and whole lot of other skin problems I had such as eczema had completely cleared! It was totally amazing...
Get Rid Of Acne Permanently?
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Try this simple remedy. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the pimples like soap. The secret of keeping the skin clear is to keep it oil-free and clean. More such solutions at http://solutionsforpimples.blogspot.com/
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Originally Answered: I have a lot of acne and acne scars on my face i dont know what to do i have tried i lot of things?
Completely getting rid of acne scars takes a long time. Getting rid of scars isn't very easy.
Squeezing or picking at acne can damage the skin tissue around the acne. This can lead to the scarring that is such a concern for many people.
If the nature of your scars is mild to moderate, then home remedies are sufficient. There are many lotions based on alpha hydroxyl acid and retinol. These lotions are very effective for the treatment of the acne scars. it also depends on the type of your skin. If you have a sensitive skin type, it will be better not to use lotions based on the above ingredients. They can harm sensitive skin. There is a specific range of medications to treat people who can not undergo retinol and alpha acid treatments. The most effective among them are lavender oil, aloe vera juice and rosehip seed oil. They can heal scars without harming the skin in the long run.
I suggest trying aloe vera juice and putting that on your face at night where the scars are.
Exfoliate your skin with baking soda. Often times a version of baking soda is used in cosmetic microdermabrasion treatments. You can give yourself a mini microdermabrasion treatment by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda with the two teaspoons of filtered water. Then gently rub the mixture on your acne scar for sixty seconds then rinse it off.
Also, try lemon juice.
To use the lemon juice treatment to remove your acne scar you will need to first wash your face with warm water. Then pour some lemon juice on a cotton ball, and then gently rub the effected acne mark area. For best results leave the lemon juice on your face for about 10 minutes and then dry the affected acne scar area.
To start seeing results with the lemon juice it can take anywhere from one day and even up to three months. Results will vary depending on the seriousness of the acne problem.
Another big factor in reducing or getting rid of acne scars is that you will also need to watch the kind of oils you are putting into your body. Some oils that you use is just screaming acne come and get me!
One of the most common forms of vegetable oil is the sunflower oil. It is highly recommended that if you are using such oils in your cooking then you should consider stop using them to cook as it will only increase the risk of more acne break outs.
By avoiding the use of vegetable oils in your cooking, it has been reported that it can be one of the leading factors in clearing up your acne by 50%. Even in sever cases it has been said that that people who stopped using such vegetable oils, have been completely relieved of any future acne outbreaks.
Ready to hear this? Believe it or not by drinking more than the recommended 8 glasses of water daily will immediately begin to see results with getting rid of your acne scars. If you are a severe acne suffer you should stay away from carbonated drinks, and caffeine drinks such as coffee, and sodas.
Or if you have the money, go to a dermatologist.
If you have serious scarring from previous bouts with acne, there are some things you can do. One form of treatment is laser resurfacing, which can be done in the doctor's or dermatologist's office. The laser removes the damaged top layer of skin and tightens the middle layer, leaving skin smoother. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. The doctor will try to lessen any pain by first numbing the skin with local anesthesia. It usually takes between 3 and 10 days for the skin to heal completely.
Another method for treating acne scarring is dermabrasion, which uses a rotating wire brush or spinning diamond instrument to wear down the surface of the skin. As the skin heals, a new, smoother layer replaces the abraded skin. It may take a bit longer for skin to heal using dermabrasion — usually between 10 days and 3 weeks.
The newest form of treatment for acne scarring is called fractional laser therapy. This type of treatment works at a deeper level than laser resurfacing or dermabrasion, Because fractional laser therapy doesn't wound the top layer of tissue, healing time is shorter. Fractional laser therapy is quite costly, and it's not usually covered by insurance.
A person's acne will need to be under control before having any of these treatments.
Depending on the severity of the acne scars, the doctor or dermatologist may also suggest a chemical peel or microdermabrasion to help improve the appearance of scarred areas. These milder treatments can be done right in the office.
Some of these are rather expensive though.
For acne, try Proactiv. It works well.