Acne's a bitch right? There are lots of places you can turn to for advice but I've pulled together a whole pile of resources for you here. Whether it's understanding how it forms or some home remedies you need, you'll find it in these acne infographics.
(You will note that some bits of info are repeated in some but that's because there's no definitive answer and no one remedy that suits all.)
Me I love how you added celebrities into this cause it shows that no one is perfect
Emisirons What's the best foundation? That has really good coverage. I live in Perth wa x
Soph This will help me a lot,
Alyx Tracy, that's a rare reaction. Proactive is just a higher dose of drugstore skincare. You had a rare reaction. And benzoyl peroxide doesn't cause cancer. If it caused cancer it wouldn't be able to be sold without a warning label. Just like x y and Z cause cancer, there's no proof. It all starts by someone getting cancer (which the cause is undetermined) going "maybe if I didn't use that cleanser with this in it I wouldn't have gotten cancer!" and then blaming it on it. I study skincare, and volunteer at the cross cancer Institute. The only true cause is smoking, inhaling chemicals, too much sun exposure and working with cancerous molds. Please don't spread rumors like that.
tracy Don't use proactive, or if you do use it moderately. The chemicals in it are the equivalent to bleach. I have middle eastern skin and I used proactive and it really worked at first but then my skin started shedding and prelim off my face. Now my face is PERMANENTLY bleached compared to the rest of my body. Proactive also has benzoyl peroxide which can cause cancer
TaylorIsBæ Proactive really works, I mean, yes its expensive but it's so worth it. The actresses on TV don't lie.
Stacey I'm a huge fan of Hush & Dotti's cleansing balm. Their serum after and my skin is spotless. Speaking of spots I also use it as a spot treatment and it works. Essential oils are the key to fighting any skin problem I think.
Misty Isabella, the bar of dial soap is really good for back acne. It is antibacterial so it's drying. I wouldn't use it anywhere else but the back tho.
Isabella Sigh my boyfriend has serious back acne, and he loves popping his pimples! I'll have to get him to read bits and pieces of these infographics, seriously thinking of getting some kind of treatment for him :/
Misty I've just started using Tea Tree Oil and a lil goes a long way since you need to dilute it with a carrier oil or water. It really does clear up your face and tone it. You can put it in your shampoo ( 10 drops in 8oz of shampoo) and it helps regenerate new hair growth from hair loss for over processing. Also I do tea tree oil and extra virgin olive oil hair mask. Tea Tree Oil is really good. I recommend googling it for it's many uses.
Grace I hate acne with a passion and it is the struggle of my life. I most definitely am going to try to visit a dermatologist ASAP!
Alyx If you have enough acne that you are reading these types of articles, please go see a dermatologist and create a skin regime that works well on your skin type. Please do not try any DIY or anything that claims that chemicals are bad. Chemicals are natural too.
Alyx Oh my good lord the amount of repeating false information.. And the amount of completely opposite information. In half the posts they say stress doesn't cause acne, then boom 4 say it does. Face mapping means nothing, acne is not linked to your liver or anything. Any acne as symptoms can be caused by a number of things, but don't pay attention to your face to diagnose you with a sick body part. Please don't listen to anything that says dairy caused acne. There's no proof. It can RARELY cause people's acne to worsen when consuming extra dairy, but cutting it out is EXTREMELY dangerous and can be DEADLY if you alter your diet to drastically or to quickly. If you suspect dairy or any food is causing acne, lessen it for 3 weeks and if your acne has lessened, go get an allergy test done and talk to your doctor.
Alyx And reading further... Baking soda should NEVER come into contact with your skin. It causes micro tears that will cause much worse acne and other skin conditions in the long run. Honey should only be used if pure organic manuka honey, and even then should be spot tested and used sparingly as people can have huge reactions even if not allergic to honey or pollen. Toothpaste should NEVER go on your face. There's a reason that it's not advertised as a skin cream. All it does is dry the skin out, cause micro tears, and hurt the pH of your skin.
Sherri Thank you such great info here, no just for getting rid of acne but maintaining clearer skin and good skin care. I think that acne reflects your health from the inside out. I only kept my acne under control by seeing a dermatologist and changing my eating habit. There's no cure I still breakout but it's more under control. And I agree that the worst thing to do is wait it out- don't! I also find over the counter products a waste of money they don't work as effectively