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Acne Treatment

  1. archdaw profile image57
    archdawposted 7 years ago

    I hope you can help!!  I am going to be 44 in lest than 2 months. I still find that I have acne.  I thought that I would be over this by now, but I guess I am not.  Bring on the treatment, and don't suggest 'Proactive', that does not work for me.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Phototherapy.  I use the red light therapy for anti-aging but there is a blue light version for acne and it really works. 

      In fact, I recently bought a home version and when I was looking for the best deal, I almost bought a second-hand Omnilux.  The seller had bought it to get rid of her acne before her wedding.  It had worked, so she was now selling it.

      I pointed out to her that it's not a permanent cure and to make sure the acne never comes back, she should hang on to the Omnilux and give herself a once-a-month booster.  That's enough to keep it under control.

      Basically it's a blue light which kills all the bacteria and strengthens the skin.  You can either do it at the salon or at home.  You may not see results until the third or fourth treatment and you really need 6 or 8 treatments over six weeks to see results.  Not cheap but worth it and think of all the money you'll save on creams.

  2. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Wow... How did you know that I was here w-w-w-w-w-orrying and w-w-w-w-w-orrying about my ac-ac-ac-ac-ac---- zits yikes
    Having ac-ac-ac-..you know... zits, has changed my life. yikes

    I had to become a writer because my ac-ac-ac-ac-Ohhh you know.. Zits. 
    I used to work at McDonalds but I got sacked from my front counter job, because customers had complained that I was a Health Hazard because of my ac-ac-ac-ac-aggghhh Zits! yikes

    So my boss made me wear a latex glove over the affected area and as a result I got breathing problems....
    until I t-t-t-t-t-ook the glove off yikes

    Nice t-t-t-t-t-t-o meet you and I hope you can f-f-f-f-ind a meaningful answer f-f-f-or my ac-ac-ac-acaaaa-zits hmm

  3. ms.huntington profile image56
    ms.huntingtonposted 7 years ago

    Cold water. Try washing your face with cold water. Moisturizer helps out but be careful with what you use. Test it out first by dabbing some on your neck. If in 24 hours it's good with no irritation or break out, go for it. You might want to try this: http://www.philamfood.com/ESKINOL-CUCUMBER-7.6OZ.html. You can clean your face with this and then moisturize. Another cleanser that worked for me was the Clearasil skin perfecting wash.

    Hope any of this helps.

    1. AmberShannon profile image56
      AmberShannonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I used to have really bad acne, and I tried having peels, microdermabrasion, dermasound, phototherapy, Murad skincare, Proactive, mineral makeup, prescription antibiotics (both topical and internal), eliminating wheat from my diet for a several weeks ... I could go on with the list.  The prescription antibiotics worked pretty well, but I didn't want to be on them all the time and they can cause really serious birth defects, so I quit taking them one month before I got married.  My acne returned with a vengeance a couple days after I got to Hawaii for my honeymoon. 

      One day nearly a year later, I was introduced to an internal product from Enzymatic Therapy called Aknezyme.  I almost didn't buy it because I didn't think it would work, but my skin started really clearing up a few weeks after I started using it.  I still get zits here and there -- especially when I haven't been taking Aknezyme, but my skin is so much better.  I'm not embarrassed to be seen anymore!  The best place I've found to purchase Aknezyme is on www.Swansonvitamins.com.

      Good luck!

      1. ENZOSKIN profile image54
        ENZOSKINposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If you are going to choose the acne treatment that will work the best for YOU, focus on ingredients that actually help cure your acne.
        1.Key ingredients to look for in acne skincare includes
        -salicylic acid
        -AHAs( from fruit extracts) and lactic acid- these ingredients provide superior exfoliation and keep pores clean.
        -Vitamin A -strengthens the protective tissue of the skin and prevents acne formation by reducing sebum production.
        -Vitamin B - helps you maintain healthy skin tone.
        -Hazelnut oil
        2. Incorporating in your diet foods rich in vitamins A, B, E

        Once you know which of these ingredients work best, you can shop for an acne product that contains the ideal amount of each ingredient to gently heal your skin.

        Your best defense in the battle against acne is knowledge!
        Make sure your treatment DOES NOT CONTAIN:
        lanolin, mineral oil, Isopropyl Myristate-they can provoke acne prone skin.