Originally Answered: What's the Best Acne Cream?
6 things must be done EVERYDAY to reduce/prevent acne: 1)Wash, Tone, Moisturize Face at least 2x a day, morning & night (possibly 3rd time, midday, if super oily/sweating). 2)Don't Let Dirty Things Touch Face 3)Eat Healthy Food, Limit Junk Food 4)Take Multi Vitamin Mineral 5)Drink About 64 oz Pure Water 6)Do 20to30 Min Aerobic Exercise. Doing 1 or a few of these will NOT keep skin clear as possible!
STEP 1 (required): Wash Face with warm water & cleanser. Try Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar by Johnson & Johnson.
STEP 2 (required): Tone Face with liquid toner/astringent. Try Witch Hazel (Thayers or Dickinson's) its gentle, non-drying, reduces bacteria/swelling, helps prevent acne, minimizes pore size.
STEP 3 (optional): Treat Face with acne medicine (cream/gel). Try ONE of these active ingredients for a period of time to see if skin improves: Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid. Try acids by Alpha Hydrox/Neoteric Cosmetics, Skin Laboratory, Perfect Peel Solutions, Cellbone Technology. Try Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula 10% Glycolic AHA. Acid heals acne, cyst, scars!
STEP 4 (required): Moisturize Face. Try Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF 15. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion SPF 15 contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid! Or try Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly, its 99% organic, contains vitamin A, C, E! Don't use other brands of aloe, has very little aloe & to much junk in it which can irritate skin! Aloe vera is gentle, helps renew skin cells, heals blemishes/scars.
STEP 5 (optional): Apply Makeup. Try Revlon ColorStay Combination/Oily Skin SPF 6 Foundation. Using a Makeup Setting Spray (Skindinavia, Model In A Bottle, Urban Decay, Sephora) will give you shine-free skin all day!
STEP 6 (optional): Face Massage improves acne prone skin because it removes toxins away from the face & delivers nutrients to the skin. To see results, do EVERYDAY or every other day! Wash face. Apply toner. WASH HANDS & then use aloe vera as massage gel. Do 10 min massage before going to bed. Don't wash face again, let aloe dry on face. Buy any book on face massage, such as Ten Minute Facelift by Jennie Harding.
STEP 7 (optional): Face Mask can improve acne prone skin. Do 1 or 2 times a week. Buy mask for oily acne skin or make homemade mask by mixing plain oatmeal with water. Wash face. Apply oatmeal mask. Leave on for 20 to 30 min. Rinse off with warm water, Apply toner & moisturizer.
FACE PRODUCT CAUTION: Only use oil free products that won't clog pores & cause acne! Products that work for one person may not work for another person, so always do small patch test on face for a couple of days to see how skin will react to product! Don't quickly jump from product to product! Give skin a break before trying new product to prevent irritation! Natural & gentle products are sometimes more effective than acne medicine! If you are going to use acne medicine, prevent irritation & dryness by using a medicine-free cleanser (step 1), and then only using ONE medicated formula! Decide which ONE formula will have the acne medicine in it: Toner (step 2), Treatment (step 3), Moisturizer (step 4), or Makeup (step 5)!
HANDS, HAIR, STUFF: Keep dirt & bacteria at bay to prevent breakouts! Always wash hands before applying face products! Don't rest hands on face! Don't let phone nor dirty oily hair touch face! Don't lean face on objects! Clean glasses often! Wash pillowcase, sheets, blanket, washcloth, towel often! Old makeup, makeup tools harbor bacteria, Use fresh makeup, wash/replace tools often! Wash makeup off face before going to bed!
AEROBIC EXERCISE increases circulation & delivery of nutrients to skin cells, encourages good blood supply, helps remove toxins, controls acne breakouts! To see results, do 20 to 30 min of exercise, EVERYDAY or every other day! Drink Water! Immediately take a shower to remove sweat & dirt!
FOOD & LIQUID: Research has shown that there is a connection between certain kinds of food & acne! Read book The Clear Skin Diet by Alan C. Logan & Valori Treloar! This book has detailed info on what to eat and not to eat to help reduce/prevent acne! Always eat healthy food - fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fiber, beans, wholegrains, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A & C. Limit intake of dairy, milk, fat, oil, butter, greasy/fried foods, sugar, candy, sodium, salt, dessert, caffeine, coffee, pop, alcohol. Always avoid cigarettes, tobacco, illegal drugs! Its hard to get all vitamins minerals skin needs, so take supplement everyday! Overdosing on vitamins minerals from food or supplements is dangerous! Drinking about 64 oz of pure water everyday improves skin quality, flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients to skin! You can also include 100% Fruit Juice as part of your daily total. Acne can be caused or aggravated by constipation, make sure bow movements are regular! Getting enough sleep helps skin repair itself!
Originally Answered: What's the Best Acne Cream?
Right now my skin is perfectly clear, for the first time in 3 years. It's been about 9 weeks and all my acne is gone. It is such a great feeling to wake up with clear skin.
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