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How do you control your acne?

  1. EfusjonSeattle profile image57
    EfusjonSeattleposted 8 years ago

    Share your success stories!

  2. Anti-Valentine profile image96
    Anti-Valentineposted 8 years ago

    Drink lots of water. Cut back on junk food.

  3. katacham profile image57
    katachamposted 8 years ago

    Depending on how bad your acne is, there are different steps you can take to control it. For example, if your acne is particularly bad and long-lasting, you can obtain certain medication prescribed from your doctor. My friend used it and it worked like a charm smile.

    However, if it's just typical acne i would suggest, like Anti-Valentine, to drink lots of water to keep skin hydrated. Also, i would recommend other drinks such as green tea (i have a hub about green tea and other super foods - check it out if you're interested) as they're full of antioxidants. Apart from that, just a consistant, healthy diet with relatively low sugar i think. Oh, and oil-free creams and moisturisers, tea-tree stuff too big_smile...although i warn you, it dries your skin out so either use sparingly or very quickly. Hope this helps.

  4. ktowers profile image60
    ktowersposted 8 years ago

    Vitamin b works for me

  5. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    If it is mild acne, and doesn't need a prescription, then try not touching your face.  Your hands carry a lot of bacteria.  For occasional blemishes, I have found that tea tree oil works great to heal them.  It is best to try tea tree oil out on your arm first, because it is strong for some people, especially with sensative skin.  Don't wash your face too much, that was a problem I had for a long time.

  6. goodfriendiam profile image56
    goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago

    I don't get acne know more except maybe two pimples once a month, due to hormones. But I did some pretty weird stuff, to try to get rid of them. But I won't post it, because some of it did work, but I won't recommend it. Just wash, with mild soap, use a mild toner, and put moisturizer twice a day.

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      EYES CHAMbERSposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What the heck did you use?

      1. goodfriendiam profile image56
        goodfriendiamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I tried bleach, white toothpaste, mud, alcohol, anything, because regular over the counter medication didn't work. I had real bad acne, and my mother was always after me to pop my zits, and I didn't want to. But she made me, so I began to experiment with stuff, so I didn't have to. I was young when my acne first started, and was bad. 11 yrs old until I was 19. Then after moving away from home it went away. I believe  mine was do to stress more then likely.

  7. caulfli profile image62
    caulfliposted 8 years ago

    Change your pillowcase daily

  8. landslide profile image53
    landslideposted 8 years ago

    Vitamin E and Water, Water, Water

  9. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    I use origins spot remover when I do get a zit. I eat pretty healthy. For serious acne, wash the receiver on your phone often, it has a lot of oils on it. Wash your face twice a day with mild soap, I use Dove. Don't ever sleep with makeup on. Use makeup that is oil-free. I use Physicians Formula Organic wear Makeup.

  10. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I've never really had acne, but I've known teens who do.  One thing that's important is not to irritate the skin with too much scrubbing (either with rough towels or too much cleansing).  Sometimes I'll just wash my face three times to "really get it clean", and I'm almost guaranteed of developing a little problem after doing that.

  11. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/ … ebate.html
    That's a link for a rebate on some makeup. I love this line smile

  12. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    My son has just been to a specialist about his acne. He said that the latest thinking is that diet has little to do with acne.

    1. andromida profile image61
      andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      very good news for me.thanks.

  13. Casse Loo profile image53
    Casse Looposted 8 years ago

    Try using Tea Tree Oil Liquid Cleanser (soap free).  Yes, drink plenty of water. This would keep you hydrated and let you overcome having too much clogged up pores.

  14. Angel Of Love profile image71
    Angel Of Loveposted 8 years ago

    Eat bananas!!!

  15. World Marketing profile image37
    World Marketingposted 8 years ago

    diet has little to do with acne. its more about stress,genes,drugs.

  16. jcales profile image62
    jcalesposted 8 years ago

    How about a detox? 
    I can eat healthy for a week, a month, drink lots of water, fibrous foods,  then I eat 1 scoop of ice cream or a small chocolate bar and whammo..it appears somehwere that I do not apply Proactiv or anything else, like a big oozy one on my neck or center of my chest.  Believe me, it it finds a spot always

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    Louidam1posted 8 years ago

    Drinking lots of water, keeping my face clean, not eating a lot of greasy foods helped me.

  18. iamJstyle profile image85
    iamJstyleposted 8 years ago

    Hey Everyone, I've written a hub on exactly this subject. I talk all about the effects of problematic acne and some found solutions that actually help you. If acne is really an issue that you're having that the article is worth reading :-).


    - J

  19. nikki1 profile image59
    nikki1posted 8 years ago

    Washing my face 3 times a day with ivory soap. Then apply moisturiers on after that.
    Have a great day one and all.. hugs to all..

  20. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I do like the idea of drinking lot's of water. Seems to fix a lot of things.