Tell me how to cure my acne!

United States
August 5, 2009 11:30am CST
I'm a 22 year old female who has acne. It's pretty embarrassing. We just had senior photos taken at my University and my face was covered with acne. Fortunately they send the photos to a place to get retouched and they were actually able to remove most of my acne in the photo (it looks pretty good), but I still have the acne in real life and I hate it. Can diet and exercise really make that much of a difference? I read on this site where it talks about eating healthy and avoiding certain foods and how it can have an effect on your acne: http://www.skindermatology.com/ I mean, I have been in University eating some less-than-ideal food (pizza anyone?), so maybe I could clean up my diet a little bit. What do you think? One of my friends has the same issue as I do: http://www.bloglines.com/blog/kgoehring What do I do, mylot? Help!
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10 responses
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
18 Aug 09
I think going to a dermatologist to help determine the cause of the acne is the best thing to do as it can be a result of many different things such as a hormonal problem or very dry skin (your body overproduces oils to compensate for this which causes acne). Ive also seen proactive really help a few people who had very bad acne and of course water is essential to having great skin!
• Philippines
18 Aug 09
Okay, trust me on this one..use WII Afgf. have you ever heard of it? Its a skin renewal solution that will get rid of pimple, including the scars it create through cell regeneration. You will notice improvements in skin surface in as little as 2 weeks. In 2-3 months, your skin will reborn like that of a baby. Sounds too good to be true? Try it, thank me later!
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
18 Aug 09
Yes, diet can play a roll in the condition of your skin; if you eat greasy, sweet junk foods, chances are your acne will be worse. I would try eating better and drinking more water along with using a good face scrub once a day. I personally use an apricot scrub that helps to exfoliate my skin and clean it. My acne is no where near as bad as it once was.
• United States
18 Aug 09
Oksay take an empty bottle (like an empty astringent bottle) add 2 tbsp salt, 2 tbsp baking soda, a few skirts of gentle cleansing soap (like neutrogena or generic) then fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well. it's a very gentle cleanser with no weird chemicals that can irritate your skin. Sometimes you will break out because what you use is too hard on your skin, this removes all oil, dirt, just make sure you use an oil free moisturizer every other day or so, some have salicylic acid which will help cure acne too. (wash face with water and gently dry before using if you're wearing makeup)
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
oh sorry for that, i also experienced that thing during my teens, i think when i was 16-18 years of age.. and i think the cure for my acne is that i applied a milk every night with matching lemon on my face, for overnight.. and i think it really helps me a lot.. now i have no more acne..!! and i am so happy..
@MLeula (29)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
I've read that Apple cider vinegar diluted in 1:3 ratio works. I tried it and it works for me. dab a cotton ball wet with water into half a teaspoon or apple cider vinegar and wipe it on your pimple. do this at night after cleansing your face with soap and water. It kinda smells but it's ok if you don't sleep with someone. In the morning, you'd notice your pimple will be drier. do this until all pimples are gone.
• India
17 Aug 09
i think weather conditions also affect ur skin.i think u should keep ur face clean with oil free face wash.whenever u use scrub use astringent otherwise ur face will again get filled with acne. moreover u should go to parlour & ask them for cleaning ur face.it removes most of the acne
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 09
Always keep the face. frequently wash face with soap to match your skin PH, often for sport, or doing physical activity produces a lot of the rather prickly, often drinking water white, Avoid excessive stress, as can be triggered many more whelk.
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
I have a friend who have a similar situation like you, she is using sulphor soap..and it effectively reduces her acne. Also, it also depend on the types of skin you have. if you have oily skin..it is better to used astringent before going to sleep at night.then avoid using oil based solutions. Then, if you have dry skin..in my opinion you should clean it with astringent too..then after using it put a facial moisturizer at night..Then, if you have normal skin..then you are lucky you could used any types of cosmetics as long as you have no allergy. Acne is a different cases from pimples..Also, I recommend you to seek or consult a dermatologist..sometimes the things you put in your face to get rid of acne is not enough..Some physician would recommend you take a medicines to get rid of it..Then..avoid being expose to sun, pollution and do not let your face clogged with dirt and avoid having oily face as it attracts more dirts to stick on your face..Also, drink fresh fruit juices or eat fruits before every meal not after every meals..Then, eat a lot of vegetables..and a lot of multi-vitamins..Then..avoid eating food rich in fats..such as red meats..fried foods..bread with lot of oils such as butter and margarines..nuts..chocolates..and avoid thinking of stress..Then..learn to sleep at least 8 hours a day and avoid staying too late to sleep on bed..Hope this helps...
• United States
5 Aug 09
I think your diet can contribute to bad acne, your diet basically mandates every function of your body down to every organ, including your skin, which is your largest organ. my friend also had this problem, though she eats for the most part healthy food, though when she went back on birth control her acne disappeared. So your hormones can play a large part in your acne, the pill should make that regular and more balanced out. I know that I only get zits right before my period, so it is all hormonal when I get any kind of acne. Perhaps talk to someone from the family planning center, or your regular doctor?