Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Acne and Blackheads?

I have serious acne all over cheeks and forehead, and wherever the acne grows so does the blackheads.

I want some ways I can get rid of both. Don't say pro activ. that stuff is junkAcne and Blackheads?
I agree with Garretts Mommy.

Accutane is the ONLY cure for acne. All other medications will manage the acne, but as soon as you go off the medicine, the acne comes back. I know there are alot of warnings about Accutane, but your dermatologist will watch you closly and monitor your blood levels.

Accutane strips the pores of the excessive oil that causes cystic acne, blackheads, and pimples. It treats acne from the inside out verses trying to treat it from the outsid.

You will still need a good skin cleaning regiment. The purpose of the cleanser is to get out the dirt. Then an exfoliate (gritty) to buff off the dead skin cells. Then medicated cream for the acne and then oil free moisturizer.

I know it sounds like alot, but it makes all the difference. I use a product called Intaglio, but Neurtragena or Clearasil products are fine--just get the stuff for acne. The moisturizer will help the dry skin.

I hope this helps.Acne and Blackheads?
My husband had horrible acne as a teen and the only thing that ended up working was accutane. If it doesn't seem to be going away with over the counter products then you will probably have to see a dermatologist and talk about using accutane or maybe there is something else that he/she can recommend for your case.
If ProActiv is junk? How come it cleared up my acne in 4 months?

But look this is what i did, if you don't like ProActiv use another product. But wash your face with that every morning and night, after use a toner, then a cream that kills the bacteria. Make sure you drink a lot of water and i mean a lot, especially right before bed so it cleans away the oil in your body. Eat healthy, try and stop eating oily greasy foods, even though people say it doesn't affect acne, it does a little bit. Eat more fruits and vegetables especcially apples theyre good for your skin. Take vitamin e and vitamin c pills, good for your skin. Go to a facialist every month and get a facial. I did all this and my acne cleared up in 4 months.
proactiv sucks, never use it.

neutrogena foaming facial wash is the only thing that has ever worked for me, and trust me i've tried just about everything but accutane.

but if you have the extra money go ahead and get accutane, my mom and sister both used it and haven't had a pimple since!
What the skin needs is a product that clears pores and kills bacteria, thus preventing hair follicles from clogging and turning into acne. This is what you should be looking for if you want to get rid of those ugly acne.

Before trying any treatment, I suggest you read this informational source that listed the most effective acne treatments available:

P.S. I also know someone who used to suffer from severe acne for 14 YEARS and finally got rid of it completely. She's sharing her story at her site:

Maybe you could learn from her inspirational story

Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet. Avoid eating chocolates, fried food and refined sugar. Check out for more useful info.Check out for more useful tips to control blackheads.
Blackheads are the first step before the acne properly develops. Preventing blackheads is crucial to preventing some forms of acne. There are over the counter solutions in the form of benzoyl peroxide-based topical applications, but if as you write, it is serious, then you should see a dermatologist for antibiotic treatment because the bacteria is evidently multiplying faster than you can combat it with topical solutions.

Drinking water does not clear away oil (oil floats on water and can't mix) it doesn't run out of your pores unless you are sweating, so that would make sweating a cure-all for an oily face, but it isn't.

The oily foods might probably be being transferred to your face by your fingers, but that's only probably.

edit - Accutane is emphatically not the only cure for acne. It is an effective treatment for SOME forms of acne and not everyone can use it. It is also not the automatic drug of choice for mild to moderate acne, even if it recurs. Using a single case study (i.e. yourself) is no way to test effectiveness and reaction.

Gloria: I might be wrong, but I suspect you of trying to drum up sales for a particular product.

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