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Annoyed with Acne!

Hey everyone,

I'm beginning to lose my temper with my persistent acne! I've tried so many different acne treatments including Clearasil, Clean and Clear, Clinique 3-Step and medicated gel containing erythromycin (I can't remember it's specific name).

 

Nothing seems to be helping. I'm really reluctant to try proactiv or something like accutane since I've heard bad things about both. My acne is usually mild but consistent, but now I'm experiencing quite a flare up and I don't even want to go outside! Any advice you guys have would be great!

Re: Annoyed with Acne!

Try proactiv. I have a friend who has skin problems like you. She swears by it! Her skin looks 100% better.

Re: Annoyed with Acne!

I know you said you have tried clean and clear.. But have you tried their advantage acne spot treatment? Or their acne control kit? I have both and they work for my skin but it really dries your skin out like crazy.

 

Also, i really recommend the Clean Start by Dermalogica kit. They sell it at Ulta for about $35 and that was what cleared my acne up about three years ago. Loved the products and how i got to try everything. This feb. i started to notice my acne is slowly coming back... it's like i cant ever get a break from breaking out! So im going to defiantly pick it up again

Re: Annoyed with Acne!

I would say don't try proactiv. Do you have oily or dry skin? Effaclar Duo works well for me for specific acne spots. 

 

Did you change your diet recently? That could be why you are suddenly experiencing flair ups. 

 

I've done a natural, household regime that clears up my acne. 

Wash-Mix baking soda with a little bit of water until it forms a paste consistency. 

Toner- witch hazel..or 1/3 water, 1/3 witch hazel, 1/3 apple cider vinegar

 

And after that, use a spot gel or a moisturizer for the acne.

Re: Annoyed with Acne!

I don't know if you've tried it but I use Murad 30 day Acne Complex.  It's worked wonders for my skin but you have to follow it exactly.  It's $35 but it's been worth every penny for me.

Re: Annoyed with Acne!

I agree that you should give the Murad Acne Complex a shot. You have to stay consistent on skin care and don't mix anything with this kit everything is put together so there's no guess work and you have to give it more than 2 wks to work. A new skin care routine takes about 4 to  6 wks to see a difference. Nothing is going to make them better without the work.

Re: Annoyed with Acne!

I so Agree on the Murad. I was so fed up with my skin cause nothing worked, But i've been using Murad for about 6 months now and it really helped. It does take time, after a month it was alot better. It was really drying on my skin but i found other products to help with that.

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Re: Annoyed with Acne!

I agree with Murad, which seems to have helped me out quite a bit.

 

Another one that I have found that has helped me out is the Dr. Dennis Gross Daily Face Peels.  I prefer this over Murad, due to the fact that it is much more milder on my face (the Murad cleanser dries out my skin a lot).

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I have found benzoyl peroxide to be helpful for me. I have been using the Proactiv 3 step program for about 3 weeks now (only 5 times a week, at night). If I use it too much my skin gets red and really dry. This has really helped my acne ! I purchased it on the Proactiv website, i think a starter set was $19.95 total.

 

Re: Annoyed with Acne!

Thanks for the advice everyone!

Has anyone tried the Clarisonic acne device? It's pricey but I seem to have only read really positive reviews (besides using it on live acne).

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