Skin care HELP! I am 23 years old and still get medium/bad acne.?

January 29, 2012 by  
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Question by : Skin care HELP! I am 23 years old and still get medium/bad acne.?
I’ve been to the dermatologist several times but nothing has really worked, PLUS it’s expensive to keep up the prescriptions and office visits (we are starving college students!)

I learned how to battle acne as a teenager, but my skin seems to be different now, it’s not as oily as it once was, but it’s not fully mature/aging yet, it seems like it’s in an awkward in-between phase.

So my question: Anyone have skin care tips? Over the counter and natural remedies would be best since the dermatologist doesn’t really fit into our budget right now. Even herbal/homeopathic ideas would be great!

Best answer:

Answer by Mellie
Well, you might still be going through puberty

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7 Responses to “Skin care HELP! I am 23 years old and still get medium/bad acne.?”
  1. Rebecca says:

    proactive works well, bet if not that use a hot towel and put it on ur face for a while.

  2. Mindy says:

    I had really bad acne, and to make it better i used “clinique” i think thats how you spell it. 3 step treatment. and drank LOTS of water. i cut down on candy and surgary junky foods and it slowly settled down. if you have hair like bangs on your pimpley area, pin it up or move it away.

  3. May says:

    Oily skin can cause several skin problems, including blackheads, shiny skin, makeup that won’t stay on the face, and of course, acne. While there are other causes, oily skin is the most likely.

    Many over-the-counter products are made to treat oily skin, but these contain harsh chemicals. Sometimes oily skin care products end up leaving the face dry and rough, which really only causes another set of skin care problems. Some products upset the delicate Ph balance of the skin or skin tone, not to mention that the chemicals in these products are harsh and just flat out may not be safe to use regularly.

    When looking for a solution to oily skin, why not look for a more natural solution?
    Essential Oils for Oily Skin

    Citrus essential oils, such as lemon, grapefruit, tangerine and orange, can help with oily skin problems without the harsh effects of using the actual juice from the fruits themselves. Find an all-natural herbal lotion base and add 3 to 4 drops per ounce of the citrus essential oil of choice to the base. Use it on the face in the evening to help prevent oily skin.
    Blackheads

    Mix an oatmeal paste with unflavored oatmeal, lemon juice and olive oil, using just enough olive oil to wet the mixture. Scrub it onto the face to pull oil from pores and help reduce blackheads. Be sure to wash the face thoroughly with warm water afterward.

    Read more: http://skin-nail-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/oily_skin_care_tips#ixzz0IidBpOcj&C

  4. SANDY <33 ▀▄▀▄▀ says:

    1. Go on a healthy diet.
    2. Wash your face with cleanser with warm water.
    3. Stop stressing that much.
    4. Get an exfoliating mask once a week.

  5. ♥Trishee♥ says:

    well have you tried proactiv???
    you can look here for tips and stuff
    http://www.acne.org/regimen.html
    (i haven’t tried it yet, but it seems like a good option)

  6. Annie M says:

    I use Clean and Clear Persa-Gel. It comes in a little tube and all you have to do is rub it directly on the pimple at bedtime and in about 2 days it’s gone! Trust me, it works!

    ANswer mine??
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AsJnkL31c8d.dd6d.hIzLwaA6xR.;_ylv=3?qid=20090617123354AAn1gca

  7. lovelyjubbley says:

    -Don’t touch, pick or try to pop a pimple, this will just spread the bacteria to other parts of your face and could cause further outbreaks, it could also cause permanent scarring.

    -Drink plenty of water. This will flush out the toxins in your body through your kidneys, instead of through your skin pores, which could cause outbreaks. You should aim to drink 8-10 glasses a day.

    -Every half an hour, apply an ice pack to the pimple and hold it there for 120 seconds, this will decrease inflammation, redness and reduce pain that sometimes come with pimples.

    Crush up 1-2 asprin tablets, form a paste with it and apply to the pimple. Wash off with warm water.

    -At night, apply normal toothpaste, leave it on overnight, and in the morning wash off with warm water.

    Apply a drop of alcohol which will reduce inflammation and redness.

    Apply fresh lime juice to the pimple, this has also be known to reduce inflammation and redness.

    -Get a bit of cloth or rag, clean it, then warm it up using hot/warm water. Hold over the pimple for 5 minutes. Repeat this twice a day. This will help the circulation to the pimple and help the “head” to form faster.

    -You should aim to cleanse, wash, gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin TWICE a day.

    These tips are what i’ve heard off my mum and friends of mine, I have used a few of these remedies and they are brilliant!! I hope i’ve helped you, good luck xx

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