What is the best Acne Treatment you have used?

United States
December 3, 2008 8:14pm CST
I have used everything you can imagine (Proactiv, Clean and Clear, Zapzit, everything). I finally went to the Dermatologist recently and i was put on a face wash, alcohol pads, and benzaclyn. I had mild acne and this hasn't helped much after a month and half, any suggestions?
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Change your diet and drink plenty of water. You may be able to figure out if something in your diet is causing them. My brother finally realized that milk (oddly enough) was causing him to have breakouts. He would drink probally a 1/2 gallon a day as that was his liquid of choice...lol He also had a thing for cheese. His dermatologist finally asked him what he consumed the most of as far as food and drinks. He said that the only things that he ate or drank everyday was milk. The doctor told him to cut back or stop drinking. When he did his acne got better. As much as he loves milk, he stopped drinking it and limits diary products. He will sometimes just have to have it, and he said that he will still have acne breakouts on his back only when he has milk.
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• United States
4 Dec 08
Yes I have heard of this. I don't have the healthiest diet. I'm thinking of going on a healthy streak, the problem is my father doesn't buy a lot of healthy foods. Any suggestions on where I can get some ideas for some good home made eats? I do like to cook.
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Before you start the diet, if you will do a herbal detox you may see a significant difference in your skin. Most times the problem is internal and not external, so you have to correct the insides first. Thats why none of the topical treatments are working. In the meantime the cheapest solution is going to be to drink alot of water to flush a lot of the toxins out of your body. Good Luck!
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• United States
4 Dec 08
Is there any of other natural item I can use alongside water to flush out my toxins?
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@jlovesbsb (245)
• United States
4 Dec 08
i bought my friend the Neutrogena Wave and she used it over a pimple and the next day it was gone. i've read some good review on the wave. have you ever tried it??if not, never hurts to try, right?? it cost aroung $14 dollars on amazon.
• United States
4 Dec 08
I have heard of the wave. But all of the reviews I read on neutrogena.com were negative and said it didn't work so I didn't want to waste my money. I will consider trying it.
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@halynn (1809)
• United States
4 Dec 08
The best acne treatment i've ever used it proactiv. It really works good. You begin to use it & within a few days you can start to tell a difference. Once you've used it for a couple weeks you will love it & be hooked on it. It really does work nice. Most of the time when you see infomercials you think that the products aren't going to be any good but this really does work.
• United States
20 Dec 08
Everyone is unique and it depends on your situation. It could be a variety of reasons, but the main ones are not cleansing properly, hormones, or poor diet. Not cleaning your skin properly is probably the least likely since you are trying to do things, you have thought of this I'm sure. Ok, so the next would be hormones. I don't know what age you are, but if you have tried dermatologist grade stuff, than it probably isn't hormones. So, the last would be diet. I tried all of the dermatologist strength medicine, and it didn't work for me either. So I figured it had to be something else. Oh, and you can regulate hormones sometimes by a correct diet. I agree on the dairy, but it's also things like white flour and pasta too. So, stay away from processed foods and dairy. Eat the majority of your diet vegetables and fruit, and if you must eat meat,dairy,etc. keep those to a minimum! Mucous forming foods are things like dairy, processed sugar and white flour. Try to eliminate foods one at a time to see which ones in particular are bad for you. For a quick fix though, I find 10% benzyl peroxide great for drying up a pimple. But, make sure you don't get it on anything but the pimple or you will have clear skin but really dry an d flakey! It has to be 10% though, nothing lower than that!
@3cardmonte (5098)
6 Dec 08
If you are talking about creams or treatments then I would recommend Freederm, I used that. But what worked best were the pills my Doc gave me.
@xayuk69 (268)
• Malta
5 Dec 08
I have been an acne sufferrer for years and i went to various dermatologists which gave me different treatments which worked for some time and then my acne revamped again. Now I am using some acne products that are natural,infact i have also made a blog about treating acne naturally, if interested visit my blog. http://the-natural-acne-solutions.blogspot.com/ Hope it helps.