Twa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 985 times:
I am thinking burning and cutting would irritate your skin causing your whole face to turn read. You can use aloe vera cream, that helps some, or ask a doctor they provide great lotions as well. And wash yourself often (not too much but ya know) like take a shower every morning is what i am thinking of...
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AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 964 times:
Burning and cutting?! Holy sh-- that's going to do NOTHING but scar your face.
I use a powerful combination of off-the-shelf remedies that I concocted that seems to work pretty well, but my face isn't as sensitive as others. I use maximum strength Stridex pads on my face first (quite liberally), then I use this clear cream stuff (I don't remember what it's called, but I'll find out) on my face right after the Stridex (also applied quite literally). It all absorbs into the skin after about 10 minutes, but I have to remember to wash my face thoroughly in the morning.
My sister says a good alpha-hydroxy cream works well, though I never tried it.
As far as prevention is concerned, try keeping your face cleaner while you eat. Also, whenever you finish eating, wash your face thoroughly. Generally, just eat better, also. Diet is a big part of breakouts. Stay away from fried foods, shrimp and mussels, and chocolate. This is just what has worked for me.
DC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 940 times:
I heard pimples come from excessive masturbation, so I'd stop doing you know what amigo...
LOL, but seriously man, my friend's mom is an R.N. and says if you stay away from greasy foods, colas, chocolate, or anything else that's pretty much junk food, that will help to prevent new pimples from forming.
I'm sure your case is mild, but I've seen some people with the most disgusting acne in the world, sure has got to suck to be them.
ILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 930 times:
I am on Minocycline 100 MG pills 2x per day. I also have Cleocin Pledgets (Like Stridex Pads) and Sulfoxl (High power topical cream). All of the chocolate and greasy food stuff is bull shit. It is an urban legend. I know an iron man triathelete who has 7% body fat and he has pimples. My acne really isn't that bad at all. But, if I don't take my medication for a day or 2, then it gets bad. But, if you have a really white and ugly one, take a hot shower and pop it (after a hot shower it doesn't hurt at all) or just shave it off. Both are very painless and they don't leave scars.
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 919 times:
Huh, burning and cutting, never tried that...yet. My grandpa taugh my a great way to get rid of acne thats been a family secret for years...Just mix a half cup of vinegar and mix it with four cups of salt,then put it all over your face,then rub in a circular motion for 5-7 minutes. Works every time. REALLY try it.
Toadpipe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 904 times:
Urinate liberally on a towel, then wrap face in towel for about half an hour. take towel off. do not rinse off.
It won't get rid of pimples, but you will smell so bad that people will stay so far away from you that they won't notice your zits.
Seriously, if it is just a pimple or two, wait til they get white, then squeeze the livin crap out of it. If it is a whole plethora of em' then get some medical advice.
Notar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 885 times:
Benzol Peroxide is incorporated into many acne perscriptions and will kill the contaminants in the clogged pore. The best things I've used are RetinA, Avita, ProActive, or just a tube of 10% Benzol Peroxide.
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 877 times:
The only thing which worked effectively for me was Dalacin C taken orally for a long period of time. The bad effect it had was that my immune system got really weak and I was susceptible to all kinds of things.
Now I'm using Dalacin T (topical) and Fucidin on my face.
I've also read a study recently where acne is successfully cured by taking 5-10 grams of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) a day. I was going to try but there's no way one can get pure Pantothenic Acid on our pokey little island I'm trying taking B-Complex instead.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 847 times:
I use Sebanil, which is basically rubbing alcohol to clean the areas, followed by Clearasil cream overnight to remove it...in the morning its ok. If they are white, then I massage it with a toothpick until it bursts, then rub it off...
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: Have you guys ever thought of washing your face in the first place. Prevention is better then a cure. Iain
: Iain: what a stupid comment. You think we haven't figured out we have to wash our face? Get a life. -turbolet
: If you figured it out, and washed enough you would not have a pimple problem. Pimples come from oily skin, which is preventable by washing. Learn abou
: If you figured it out, and washed enough you would not have a pimple problem. Pimples come from oily skin, which is preventable by washing. Consult a
: >>Did you know that skin becomes oily a while after you wash it? Don't tell me you'd run to the bathroom with soap in your hand every hour to wash you
: According to the creators of Proactiv, acne is caused by genes, not foods or exessive (sp?) exercise.
31 We're Nuts
: Industrial strength detergents. That will break up the oil. Kind of like the stuff they used in the Exxon Valdez spill. At the very least, you'll prob
: Pimples can be caused by many things: 1. They can be hereditary 2. They can be caused by puberty 3. Allergic reactions 4. Stress 5. Oily/unwashed skin
33 We're Nuts
: Think about it - pimples are caused by bacteria. What kills bacterial? Salt! So the answer is simple, cut open your face and wash the wounds with salt
34 Braniff Place
: KLM672 I highly recommend you use a grainy facial scrub, twice a day in the morning and the evening along with wiping your face with a steamy hot tow
: I got a question for ya guys... I dont get bad pimples on my face at all really. very rare actually. However I sometimes get them on my shoulders and
36 We're Nuts
: Only way to find out is to try. Sorry. And for the record, diet has no effect on breakouts. Some foods can give you pimples, but it isn't the grease.
: HAHAHAHA @ We're Nuts If you sat in a sauna woudnt the steam do something for you? alternativly go and have a hardworkout. and as Iainhol said washing
: What about Blackheads? I have large pores on my nose...so I get tons of blackheads on my nose (just on my nose). I went to the dermatologist...as blac
: I would love to try your remedy, but I'm just a bit worried about using four CUPS of salt with half a cup of vinigar. If that is that case, I might as
: Soak a sheet of 60-grit sandpaper in a gallon of cranberry juice and lighter-fluid. Use a sanding-block on your face until you see muscle. Any remaini
: I wash my face like 10 times a day with soap and Nuetrogena and I still get 1 or 2 pimples on my face. Luckily I dont get heavy breakouts like some pe
: I'm almost 30 years old and I just got a major breakout. For some reason it always seems to be on the right side of my face too. I give up.
: Lainhol is completely right! Wash your face atleast 3 times a day with soap or clerasil or whatever. You'r skin becomes oily again because you touch i
: you dont get oil on your face from touching it, dude. Oil, or sebum, is produced in the pores and some peoples pores produce more oil than necessary.