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best way to treat/prevent acne?


Asked by JOR_HAIL at 8:42 PM on Jan. 9, 2011 in Health

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  • use an organic makeup or natural make up if you wear it. Even just eye shadow because that can cause acne when it falls to your cheeks. Keep your hair out of your face. Don't touch your hair and then your face, just don't even touch your face at all unless you just washed your hands. Wash your face 1-2 times a day. Over washing can cause break outs and dry skin. hmm? use an exfoliant towel to get rid of oil and dead skin.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 8:47 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Change your diet to as little procesed food sas possible. Wash your face morning and night, moisterize afterward. Do NOT pop places. Treat them with a warm compress. Start a stress relief yoga. Diet and stress are big factors in acne. Genentics is also a huge factor.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:50 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Adult or adolescent? If adult...plenty of moisture (a good non comedogenic moisturizer with SPF), drink lots of water(white tea is really good too), eat your fruits and veggies, wear a good foundation non comedogenic (bare essentials is excellent), exfoliate several times a week (biorre pore unclogging scrub). Don't use stuff that dries out your skin like salacytic acid or benzoyl peroxide....that stuff is better for adolescent acne usually has more to do with dry skin, bad makeup, dehydration and poor diet.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 8:53 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Here is how my teen handles her acne: wash your face twice a day with a very mild soap (like unscented baby soap) and a soft wash cloth; follow with a light, oil free moisturizer (like Just Tomatoes, or Lush). Once a day, before you wash your face, put on a honey mask (just honey, a great anti-bacterial). Every three days add a pinch of baking soda to the honey to exfoliate. Check back with me in two weeks and tell me how this worked.

    There is also quite a bit of evidence that animal products exacerbate acne, especially conventional dairy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:20 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Try Proactive! That works for many, unless it is a severe case (like my teenage son's). In that case, see a dermatologist for topical creams and antibiotics that can really help with cyctic acne (the really nasty type). Good luck!!!

    Answer by partygal19dani at 10:26 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Two words: Urine Therapy.

    Seriously, google it.

    Answer by charliebean at 2:06 AM on Jan. 10, 2011