Hi. There is a lack of evidence that diet effects acne one way or the other, so don't deny yourself occasional treats.
Androgens (male hormones found in both male and female bodies) stimulate the sebaceous glands which produce oil. If you have high levels of androgens or are particularly sensitive to their effects, too much oil may be produced. The glands then become blocked with excess oil and bacteria which feeds off the oil and inflammed acne spots occur.
Benzoyl peroxide is just one treatment. If this is ineffective speak to your doctor about other options. A topical retinoid such as Differin gel (adapalene 0.1%) is effective and generally well tolerated.You may also warrant a course of oral antibiotics to kill the bacteria on the skin, such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice a day.
Adult female acne patients may also benefit from taking the combined oral contraceptive pill since the oestrogen it contains blocks the action of androgens. There is also a special contraceptive pill called Diane35 (Dianette in the UK) which contains an anti-androgen as well as an oestrogen.
read my reply to Judy1209 on her post "acne treatment".
You have to exact same problem as me (im 21) and mines almost all gone. if you cant find it let me know and im happy to share the info with you
Try Pro-Active. It's worth the money! I have extremely sensitive skin and was nervous about trying it, but it's working great. I bought it after the prescription that my dermatologist gave me stopped working, and I am so glad I did. I noticed a difference in my skin after 2 weeks of washing morning and night with the face wash, toner and lotion.
DON'T TOUCH PRO-ACTIVE!!
I have never met anyone that doesnt regret using it including me. I've had dermatologists, doctors and make-up artists all tell me its the worst thing out. Sure it will clear up your face in the beginning but your face will end up so dry and flakey (it contains bleach) and after awhile itll stop working as well. But the worst part is once you go off it your skin is worse then it was before you started using it and its never the same again. trust me, after using it for awhile you will be wishing you left it alone and wanting your current skin back.
Hi,I also agree about using pro-active....i used it for a while and when i first staretd it work well but after that it stopped working..so i wouldn't waist my money on it
Well all I know is I have been using it for about 6 months and it has been great for me. I still get the odd small pimple, but I'll take that over the deep painful adult acne I was experiencing before. For the first four months I used it morning and night. Then I switched to just using it in the morning for about a month...and now I use it 3 times a week and my skin is still looking great. It's not dray at all. I think it depends on the person's skin type.
I also use witch hazel as a toner a few times a week.
These tips are really helps to get rid of pimple problems.
• A facial mask consisting of grated apple and honey serves as an effective home treatment for Pimples and Acne.
• Raw papaya juice can be applied on the Pimples to cure Pimples naturally.
• Add lemon juice and rose water in equal quantities and apply this mixture on the affected area for about half an hour. It gives result in three to four week.