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Spots and Acne; let's solve this!
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@billy

Who says my face looks 10x worse than the moon? Besides I use all of those creams on my cousin aka my test subject.

^Ewwww. Grossly picking and bursting pimples *shivers*
I actually saw that one time. Some girl who sat next to me in class bursted one and wiped it on the table. Ewwwwww. Oh such grossness.
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oh btw.. some pimples stay until the age of 40's O_O or starts at the age of 30's but it mostly happens 4 teenagers
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cause you have them already because f the mention
Posted 7/19/07
EW back pimples >.<
i wonder if its possible to have one on your ass... that would make sitting down VERY uncomfortable >.<
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Go to http://acne.org

they have loads of useful tips and advice that are actually in good sense. and they also have reviews on various over-the-counter products that are available in most pharmaceuticals.

if not, i advice u to go to the doctor's and ask for prescription medication like stronger creams i.e. 10% benzoyl peroxide creams instead of the usual 2.5% and/or hormone tablets like The Pill (for girls!).

don't just use any medications or suggestions that u can lay ur hands on coz they might make it soooooo much worse!

edit to below: im sure they mean the spots u get when ur young.....age spots are probli de trop here since most of us are not past our 50th b-day yet! lolz!
or could be blemishes....which u get after the acne goes away....leaving us souvenirs to remember them bye! ^_~
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Ooo the title said spots also. Hmmm...are you saying age spots of the old people or misquito bites that leave spots?
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Coming from the will-be doctor...

Pimples are actually miniature skin infections where an irritant clogs up the pores of your skin, thus causing it to swell up. Washing your face at least once a day before you go to sleep is a good way to prevent pimple infections.

Acne is actually a more severe stage of your typical pimples, and is usually hormonally driven. Some people take medicines to help balance these hormonal fluctuations (usually early adolescents), while others can use specially medicated astringents for those really bad cases.

All in all, a pimple should receed within a few days. Just don't pop them or try to force them out, or else you may leave pits in your face.
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I used to have horrible acne and I tried proactive and all the creams and such and nothing worked. I eventually went to a dermatologist and he said that some acne like that is a skin condition where your skin doesn't mature as fast as the rest of you. So they put me on this medicine and in 6 months I had no more acne ^_^ and I still don't.

But a good way to keep it away is to clean your face (duh)
Eat less oily foods
Drink water
if you are a girl, don't use too much make-up. It can clog your pores
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dont see how this is even worth a thread...link to a decent source and close.

besides, seen some poor info in here (according to some sources ive looked at recently)
Posted 7/19/07
I heard that it helps if you put toothpaste on them. Lol my friend actually came to school forgetting to wash the toothpaste off of her face (I don't actually know if this works, but a lot of people do it and supposidly it does )
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hmmm...well acne creams and stuff doesn't work for me so I would go with
Don't stress out
Wash your face a lot
Don't eat a ton of fatty foods
Keep your hair away from your face
Get a good amount of sleep
excersize
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well i got rid of all my acne follow these steps:
1)drink LOTS of water
2)wash your face when you wake up in the morning,and always before you go to bed.
3)dont eat greasy foods and sweets.(well not alot at least)
5)use clearasil products,there really good!
even if ur acne is gone still follow these steps so they dont return!
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digs you lucky bastard. If the drug you speak of is the same I'm thinking about then cool, good for you. I tried that drug 3 times, it hardly helped.
damn genes.


Eros wrote:

besides, seen some poor info in here (according to some sources ive looked at recently)


Indeed.
I keep reading these comments about not eating this and that, exercise blah blah blah.
Each case is different. Go see a dermatologist. As simple as that.


edsamac wrote:

Pimples are actually miniature skin infections where an irritant clogs up the pores of your skin, thus causing it to swell up. Washing your face at least once a day before you go to sleep is a good way to prevent pimple infections.

Acne is actually a more severe stage of your typical pimples


Exactly. Finally some reason in this thread. There is a difference.


edsamac wrote:

and is usually hormonally driven.


Traditionally, attention has focused mostly on hormone-driven over-production of sebum as the main contributing factor of acne. More recently, more attention has been given to narrowing of the follicle channel as a second main contributing factor. Abnormal shedding of the cells lining the follicle, abnormal cell binding ("hyperkeratinization") within the follicle, and water retention in the skin (swelling the skin and so pressing the follicles shut) have all been put forward as mechanisms involved.

For someone who has been going to top dermatologists for years for different things let me tell you this, what you eat has nothing to do with acne. Healthy sleep, exercise and all of that are good for you, duh it's common sense but they won't cure or make acne go away. You should be doing that whether you have acne or not.

Use a non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) soap or cleanser for example
http://www.purposeskincare.com
change your pillow sheet every day.
When you are washing your face, which should be done at least twice a day; do it gently. I really mean that, as gently as possible, otherwise rubbing the skin too hard will cause your (I forgot the name) glands to produce more oil and you end up doing nothing.
That is all I can reasonably tell you to do, the rest should be said by a dermatologist who has looked at your medical history and evaluates your skin.


well Alcohol is only helpful if you use rubbing alcohol... pour a small to good amnt and rub your http://entire face with it hard..


No no no no!

toothpaste? use some reason for God's sake. sure it may work to a certain extent but that's just plain wrong.

To the OP: Just read this and see a dermatologist.
http://www.dermatologist.com/acne.html
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i don't really get acne issues anymore, but i have a beard and that does wonders to helping make it a non issue.
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