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Signs and Symptoms of Acne

Acne is the common term used for a skin disorder that frequently appears as small elevated pimples on the face, back, chest, and shoulders. About 80% of teens are affected by acne to some degree, and it sometimes even occurs in adults up to the age of 40 if not treated properly. The image on the right shows an individual suffering from a moderate amount of acne on the face.

There are two major types of acne:
  • Non-inflammatory Acne: This type of acne typically appears as whiteheads or blackheads, and they can be treated with non-prescription acne medications and acne home remedies.
  • Inflammatory Acne: Non-inflammatory acne, if not treated properly with effective acne medication, can lead to inflammation, which may cause more serious skin eruptions and pimples such as papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts (described below).
Acne can be divided into the following minor categories, based on appearance:
  • Acne Papules are a small, red form of acne pimples (less than 5mm) that are slightly elevated above the skin's surface. A group of small acne papules gives a sandpaper-like feel if touched.
  • Acne Pustules are similar to acne papules but they are more dome-shaped and filled with pus.
  • Acne Nodules are a severe form of acne which are painful and inflammatory. They are seated deep in the layers of the skin and can take up to 2 months to heal. If not treated properly, this form of acne can also lead to permanent acne scars.
  • Acne Cysts are severely inflamed, sac-like nodules which can reach up to several centimeters in diameter. Acne cysts are sometimes referred to as nodulocystic acne, and people suffering from this type of severe acne should seek immediate medical care.

Causes of Acne

Acne is a skin disorder caused by plugged pores of the skin. Human skin has a middle layer called the dermis which is made up of hair follicles and sebaceous glands. These glands produce an oily substance called sebum that is used to naturally moisturize and lubricate the skin. The face, back, chest, and shoulders contain a large concentration of these glands.

Throughout life, and particularly during puberty, humans produce hormones such as androgen and progesterone that lead to an overproduction of sebum. As a result, this excess sebum plugs the follicle canals and skin pores, leading to blackheads and whiteheads.

Blackheads form when sebum combines with skin pigments and plugs the pores. Whiteheads are slightly elevated from the skin but, unlike blackheads, are not very visible because their opening to the skin's surface is narrower or sometimes closed.

If these two forms of acne are not treated immediately, an infection may occur. If this happens, the body's immune system sends white blood cells to the area to fight the infection, which causes inflammation. If the infection is still not treated, the inflammation can become worse and lead to the more serious forms of acne.

Home Remedies and Natural Cures for Acne Treatment

Acne Home Remedy Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective natural agent that cures acne by killing the bacteria and balancing our skin's pH level (which is a measure of acidity). It also absorbs excessive oil from our skin, which is a leading cause of acne.
  • Dilute the Apple Cider Vinegar in water by one part of vinegar and 3 to 4 parts of water.
  • Apply the solution directly to your skin with clean cotton, and leave it there for about ten minutes.
  • After ten minutes, rinse off the vinegar.
  • Repeat this three times a day. For severe cases of acne, the solution can be used overnight without rinsing.
For more severe acne, the water ratio can also be reduced to 2 or 3 parts per one part of vinegar, but this stronger solution should not be left on overnight.

Acne Home Remedy Using Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is a great anti-bacterial natural substance. When applied on acne, tea tree oil helps the immune system to kill the bacteria and consequently reduce the inflammation. Using Tea Tree Oil in conjunction with Vitamin E supplements (an anti-oxidant) and an excellent healing agent, can not only heal the blemishes but also cure scar tissues.
  • Dab a cotton swab into the tea tree oil.
  • Gently apply the oil onto the acne areas with the swab before going to bed.
  • Rinse off the tea tree oil in the morning.
  • Take Vitamin E supplements as directed on the package to speed up the healing process.

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Reader Comments

Posted by ash on Apr 16 2014 01:38:11
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Posted by Manu on Apr 06 2014 05:36:22
use facwash which contain 20% of saliclylic acid

Posted by Angel on Sep 06 2013 21:21:05
Any kind of chemical burn due to tea tree oil or toothpaste can be fully treated with the use of coconut oil. It really works. I have damaged my face couple of times and coconut oil works wonders. My skin goes back to normal in 3-5 day. Just make sure you use all natural coconut oil.

Posted by Jessica P on Jun 28 2013 22:41:11
My daughter is already having problems with acne and our dermatologist recommended Citrus Clear - so I tried this and it worked immediately. She is washing her face and using it daily and is a much kinder and gentler than other acne products. She loves it !

Posted by Melissa White on Jun 21 2013 01:22:21
Your home remedies for acne here are very helpful and very effective. It helps my day very beautiful like my skin in my face,thanks!

Posted by Vicky on May 31 2013 18:42:56
Honey mixed with sea salt or sugar, is a great scrub to clear up acne. It kills the bacteria that causes acne and gives off a nice healthy glow. Hope it helps.

Posted by bazz on Apr 28 2013 14:25:02
My gf's son uses oil of oregano. ten drops in a half ounce of olive oil. Keep in a small container with sealable top. apply daily.....he has seen an amazing improvement

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Posted by Ali on Apr 07 2013 17:57:53
I've heard from many people that Accutane works wonders. The side effects (sensitivity to sunlight, burning feeling) may put you off, but it really works wonders. Ask your dermatologist about it, in fact, go see a dermatologist if none of the above natural remedies are working. After your skin is cleared from whatever Rx is chosen, the above methods can help maintain your appearance.

Posted by Only on Mar 26 2013 13:18:11
All the methods suggested above depends on individual skin type , it might work for u or not work at all, but hey don't get me wrong It worth trying. I tried everything nothing seems to work. Depressed with how my skin look. Ho one day I will find solution.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar 21 2013 14:22:37
I suffered from acne starting from puberty. Used all kinds of otc medications and stuff. It finally cleared up when I was over 25. Not sure exactly what it was. Maybe just out-grew it. But I think it was because I stopped using all the harsh otc meds. All those things that dry out your skin will make things worse. If you have acne, moisturize - a lot. If the meds are drying out your skin, the more your skin will produce oil. MOISTURIZE. Also exfoliate with baking soda and water. I also think taking probiotics help. Didn't try the probiotics until later, but when I did my skin was glowing. Good luck.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb 26 2013 17:58:46
In my experience its the oils on the skin clogging up the pores, along with dirt and whatever else lands on your face in a day. I have found a cheap and easy and effective way to reduce this problem. Every morning and night before you go to bed, wipe your face(especially acne prone areas)with a cottonball soaked in rubbing alcohol. This kills any germs that maybe on your face, takes off all the oil on your face, and dries any acne that is allready there or thinking about showing up. :) Good luck, inbetween morning and night, I would wash your face a couple times a day with just water and a facecloth to keep your skin clean.

Posted by JT on Feb 24 2013 14:56:20
I ended up trying essential oils to try and fix my acne; it is no miracle cure but there again I doubt anything can just get rid of acne for good! Check out this page essentialoilsforhealth.biz for a few tips that might help you out.

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Posted by Sara on Dec 21 2012 02:09:10
Few tips 1. Don't touch your face as much. 2. Sleep with your bangs of your face. 3. Wash your pillow case more often. Wash your makeup brushes frequently. As for me, I use to have breakouts and I'd try washes that were designed to stop acne and they would leave my face in worse condition than before I used it. It would get rid of the oil but make my face so dry it was raw. So I switched to using an oil cleaning method (they sell cleansers like that at ulta I know for sure) and it made all the difference. My acne cleared up so fast. My face had been over producing oil because of the strong washes I was using and that was causing my breakout. Hope this helps.

Posted by Priscilla on Dec 14 2012 09:16:33
Acne Nodules & Cysts suffers, you must look into the "oil cleansing method" and oil of oregano. These have help me out tremendously. You will be amazed.

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Posted by G. on Nov 27 2012 13:16:06
There are some good suggestions here. I'd like to add for the person suffering from chicken pox she should find prunella vulgaris and drink it as a tea. Those bumps are caused by a herpes virus. I buy it online at curandera healing but there may be other places. It also helps with herpes breakouts.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov 23 2012 23:47:52
I know this is a very late comment but I suffer from acne also. I've been on special face wipes and I loved them but I can't afford them right now so I have been breaking out pretty bad. So I did my research and tried it out. I have found my true love, witch hazel and lemon juice. I swear by this. I have very bad uneven skin tone and its so much better and I have less dimples. Put a half cup of water, 1/3 cup of witch hazel and 1/4 cup of lemon juice into a contain like thing and get a cotton ball and rub it on your face after you wash your face morning and night. Works miracles. And also 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water once a week for 5 minutes works miracles too. Doing these things for forever. Also rub a tomato on your face once a week helps with pimples and make your skin smooth and pretty :) I'm definently gonna try that apple cider vinegar :)

Posted by spontanous on Oct 06 2012 12:20:40
does anyone know how to lose acne fast and still get good sleep

Posted by Eliza on Jul 31 2012 13:54:25
Dairy products cause acne. Try to go dairy-free for a week and see the results! Good luck to all the people suffering from severe acne!

Posted by Martin on Jul 23 2012 08:48:26
I tried accutane for 4 mths my acne cleared but my hair dropped alot.. so i stopped the medication hoping the bald patches will regrow but it didnt. worst still, aft 3 mths, my acne came back. now = bald patch + acne face .

Posted by Angie on Jul 01 2012 15:07:42
ACV worked within 1 day for me diluted with 3 - 4 parts water. Its amazing. Ive had rosacea for 3 years on and off and also red sore skin around eyebrow and nose and the Apple Cider Vinegar is working really well. Please use! Its brilliant. Saved my life.

Posted by Laura on Jun 05 2012 09:12:10
After just turning 50, I now have adult nodular acne. This is cuased by hormonal changed since starting menopause. I've never had this before, and had no idea how painful it could be or how it effects everyday life. This went from zero to omg within a few months. My dermatologist wants me to go on accutane, but i dont want to. I happened upon this artical for the apple cider vinegar approach and ran for the pantry. I diluted it 2 tblspns cider vinegar to 8 tblspns water and dabbed it on my face and drank the rest for good measure, before bed. This a.m. My face feels and looks 50% better! I've dabbed it and drank some more ( not a good taste, but hey, I just need to suck it up). If this progress continues, I might get my real face back! I'm really excited. Give this a shot (literally). It's cheap with positive side effects, unlike the alternatives:)

Posted by Tam on May 18 2012 10:47:39
DO NOT LET YOUR KIDS TAKE ACCUTANE! My son started it it and within a few days became suicidal and violent. We stopped right away, but I think it's changed him. This might not be normal, but I wish I had not taken the chance that it might not happen to him. His doctor put him on the antibiotic BACTRIM. It took 4 months and he is now clear. It's not the healthiest idea to be on antibiotics for so long, but think about that before trying accutane.

Posted by Cydney on Mar 02 2012 18:46:12
I currently am on Accutane and it has been the greatest thing that has happened to me. Yes, there are severe side-effects but they are so unbelievably rare. I have suffered with cystic acne for many years and Accutane was the only medication that cured it. It does dry out your skin, so make sure to use moisturizers and lip balm on a regular basis.

Posted by Linda on Feb 16 2012 10:55:36
Just a thought. From the age of 13 until I was 27, I suffered from severe acne. Then one day, while suffering from a stomach flu, I cut out milk for 7 days. During that time, my acne miraculously cleared up. When I returned to drinking milk, the acne also returned. My point is that it's possible to have a milk allergy that is causing the acne. It turned out that my brother had the same problem. Hey, it's worth a try!!!

Posted by Brie on Feb 08 2012 17:28:54
Well, i have been to serval doctors and been to many treatments..! They always tell me to wash with cold water but, seems to me like i was wasting my time.Til one day my library teacher told me to go hoome and get an egg separate it from the yolk(white from yellow,and mix it til it turns into bubbles or like a cloudy tyoe and apply it to my face and let it dry and when it was dry just wash it with warm water..>! it was the most amazing day of my life because for 3 years i had to deal with pimples but now im ALL CLEAR you should try it if youre having trouble with facial problems.......:)

Posted by meee on Jan 26 2012 00:23:26
This is what i have been trying for about a week. Hope it helps.. Oil cleansing method. Google it. I use one part castor oil, one part jojoba oil, and one part grapeseed oil. Results: Less breakouts, skin is softer and prettier looking, scars are going away, and one cyst I've had for months is gone. I do this treatment at night. Apple cider vinegar. One mug of water, heat it up, add two tsp of ACV and i add a tsp of honey for taste. Use organic dark honey. I drink this in the morning. Results: Im less hungry, and before i started the OCM i was having fewer breakouts with this. ***use ACV as a toner in the morning as well. One part ACV to two parts water, use a cotton ball to swab. Let dry then moisturize. Honey mask. Put organic dark honey all over face let sit for 30 minutes and rinse off. I do this once a week. Results: glowing soft skin. Honey has natural antibiotics in it. Burdock root pills. Burdock root is a natural blood cleanser. Gotta take care of the inside problems while ur working on the outside ones right? Its good for ur liver which is the organ that cleans out all ur systems. Just started this so not sure of results yet. Hope this helps and good luck!!

Posted by saul on Jan 23 2012 20:15:10
to the person that said sun will help reduce acne is wrong the sun will dry out your skin witch makes dead skin cells witch causes more acne :P duhhh commen sense

Posted by larry mantos on Jan 18 2012 06:23:29
I have wanted to try accutane but so afraid of the nasty side effects!

Posted by rajan on Jan 17 2012 10:39:36
I have been suffering from severe acne for the past 8 years. Mainly, the big red nodules are the problems to me as they are painful, hard and last for months. I have tried every forms of medication but none of them worked. Can anyone give me any advice regarding the kind of treatment that I should particularly look up to, especially the home remedies.

Posted by Diamond on Jan 16 2012 16:42:51
Hello everyone. I have spots on my legs and thighs which was as a result of the chicken pox I had when I was 10. I'm 17 now and the spots are still not going. I've tried everything possible, seen doctors, dermatologists but the spots are proving stubborn. I don't know if it counts as acne but I'm sure they're not age spots. Does anyone know what I can do? I can't even wear three-quarter length trousers nor skirts or even bikinis and a teen life without all those clothes isn't really fun. Thank you.

Posted by Rachel on Jan 10 2012 04:35:40
Hey. I have been suffering from adult (cystic) acne on my face for what seems to me like a long time and have tried everything to heal the spots. I have tried special medication from the docs... every over the counter and home cure off the internet from applying tumeric powder mixed with a tiny bit of honey and water (i wouldnt reccomend this as i ended up staining my skin yellow/orange for two days- the people at work found it hilarious) ...i have tried applying the mush that you get from a warm used teabag... honey, lemon.alka seltza..baking soda... you name it i have probably tried it. nothing really worked.... by the end of this i was at my wits end and had a look on google for other options where i found out about glycolic peels... i began on a 30% them slowly went up to 50% over a period of a few months doing it once every 10 days or so... This completely stopped any new breakouts.. after i while i had done all i could with a glycolic peel so i researched a TCA peel. This peel is absolutely brilliant!!... reduces the scar colour and helps resurface any pits left by acne scars. It takes a couple of treatments. i started with a 12.5%. I have created a blog so you can see my first experience with TCA (includes pictures) Here is the link. Please leave a comment or email me if you have any questions. I can promise you this is an excellent alternative when you have exhausted all other options!!! The page about my TCA peel is in the (only catagory) called sorting out my acne. Hope this helps.

Posted by whothefuckru on Jan 08 2012 23:47:14
i get lots im only 12 and need belp nothin wirs and i et made fun of lots im a bitch anc im sam johnson get them on mu bak 2 hdlp u mother u kerz

Posted by Georgia on Jan 04 2012 22:12:49
hae some things you could put on acne/pimples are:lemon juice, lime juice, toothpaste, greentea, honey cinnamon and nutmeg, apple cider vinager (you can drink it or apply it to the pimples) salt, egg white, you can make a paste out of baking soda and water, crushed garlic. Good Luck xD

Posted by no one on Dec 25 2011 10:27:37
sun will help reduce acne a lot. also sorbaleen soap use only. sometimes with a breakout use the sorbaleen soap lather and dont rinse off for half hour. sorbaleen creem helps but not so much on old pimples cuz it makes them turn purple and stay around for months.

Posted by Tanya on Dec 21 2011 05:56:45
ACV worked for me. I'm 31 and have been battling nodular acne along my jawline for months. I was on accutane about 7 years ago and that worked great. I didn't have any bad side affects other than really dry skin. The ACV is cheap and easy. I dilute 2 tablespoons of ACV with 8 tablespoons water in a plastic container by my sink. I apply all over my face with a cotton ball in the morning and at night. I don't wash it off because I have it diluted quite a bit. If you have it diluted less, I would wash off after 10 minutes. I also apply a moisturizer after the ACV dries on my face. I stopped wearing make up too.I've only been doing this for a week and the nodules have reduced in size significantly and they don't hurt anymore. some have completely gone away! a bottle of mircle if you ask me.

Posted by Jayden Arthur on Dec 21 2011 00:18:07
I will try to use tea tree oil. Hope it will work for me.

Posted by emily on Dec 19 2011 02:25:59
Ingesting sodium bicarbonate pills (or just baking soda) helps me with cystic pimples on my cheek and chin. Prevents them and makes them go away faster.

Posted by Nina on Dec 12 2011 00:18:03
HELP!! I had a bad pimple here in there all the way up to when i was 19. I never ever would wera make up, to school work where ever, I always kept my face make up free because at 15 i dtarted modeling and wearing heavy make up for shoots was bad enough. Right when I turned 20 in July is when it Started get hormonal and horrible all over the cheeks big ones that dont pop, they would leave blemishes for 2 months. I got so disparate trying everything not wanting to lose work I went on birth control ( a year earlier I was on the same brand went off for gaining 20 pounds water weight skin was amazing though) this time around my face blew up the worst ever, nodules, cystic acne I didn't leave my house for 2 weeks, I did the tea tree oil with nothing else doesn't work, I did ACV doesn't work, I washed with cetaphil worked for a bit now I'm on a was with SA in it. I just keep getting the huge hurtful ones on my chin and forehead.. ANY advice would work!!

Posted by coco on Dec 04 2011 18:05:15
acne free in 1 week and cheap Apple Cider Vinegar works magicly with me , drinking it mixed with water after every meal . apply it in a cotton pads for my face before i wash it with foaming gel then use a hydrating lotion (alcohol free) then you will be acne-free after 1 week only * and remember to be gentle with your skin

Posted by James on Nov 19 2011 16:10:31
I have been dealing with acne since I was 16; I'm now 49. I was told that foods don't cause acne and just thought it was something that I would have to deal with for the rest of my life. It's true, foods don't cause acne; it's processed foods that caused mine. Since I stopped eating junk processed foods like candy, donuts, pizza, and sugary sodas and other sugary drinks and started drinking water only, I noticed a change. My acne stopped, no more Clearasil. Try it and see if this works. From what I notice, people who do tend to get more acne are not fat; it seems that they get rid of toxins more through their skin than fatter people do. I believe that fatter people retain the toxins in their fat than their bodies want to rid of it through their skin. This is only from my experience.

Posted by Desiree on Nov 12 2011 00:05:20
I have started cleaning my face with rubbing alcohol, and then peroxide. It has cleared my acne in just 3 days of using this remedy. Hope that someone else can get some use out of this.

Posted by Pam on Nov 07 2011 13:55:34
I had very mild acne; small breakouts in T-Zone area. I also had oily skin in t-zone. 6 weeks ago, I started using Clinique acne solutions and I broke out even more but I stuck with it. I now have horrible bumps on my chin and upper lip. My face looks awful. I'm pretty sure that I have an infection because a new pimple has been surfacing daily. I stopped the acne solutions regiment, but is that the right thing to do? I can't get in to see a nurse for 2 weeks. I can't get in with a dermatologist at all for months. Is there anything I can do? Pam

Posted by Tracy on Oct 30 2011 16:33:46
Thanks for all the ideas. I am so tired of having to deal with this. It's also good to know there are others going through this. You're right, Liz, acne does suck. I am anxious to try lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.

Posted by Liz on Oct 30 2011 16:31:59
Acne sucks.

Posted by Alma on Oct 17 2011 21:53:58
I have a lots of acne almost 7 years..I tried everything.I started to drink ACV and put it on my face 3 times a day i amize the result..ACV is the best cure for acne..Try it!!!

Posted by roxy on Oct 06 2011 15:08:06
i think the best way to go is natural and organic!!!! i have started to drink ACV. so that it alkalises my body within hence stopping any spots etc. i do get the odd spots that bug me but ive found a company called green people. they do organic natural products and the reviews are really good. i will be buying skincare from there also the make up too. its good to know that what you use on your body is free from chemicals which is great!!! also if you use honey on your face go for manuka honey which has anti bacterial properties ezspecially the active manuka honey. it prevents spots!!!!

Posted by Adult Acne on Sep 23 2011 23:41:26
A few natural acne solutions that work well are to exfoliate the skin with natural soap and finish with a pore closing cold rinse, or use hot water to open the pores on the face. It is easy to see that the natural way is the best way when it comes to the best acne treatments. Use lemon and cucumber juice on your skin. This is the best natural treatment Adult Acne

Posted by Nancy on Sep 20 2011 11:44:17
PLEASE try oil of oregano. My daughter suffered from severe cystic acne for 6 yrs (and damaging toll this took on her self-esteem). She tried everything - I mean everything - except Accutane. I said no to that one. It's scary stuff - the risks are too great. Recently, I stumbled on an article about Oil of Oregano, found the information intriguing, so she decided to give it a try (topically). Within hours we saw an improvement. In less than a week, she was practically blemish free. She has NEVER used a treatment that worked so quickly or so effectively. I cannot begin to tell you what a difference it has made - to her skin and her life!!

Posted by Jennifer on Sep 12 2011 18:05:35
I am a second generation Esthetician, and also have worked in the skin care industry for 10 years. Here are some additional tips of what to watch out for in over the counter products, if you are going to use them. This includes cosmetics to cover acne, or skin care to treat it. DO NOT use products that have any of these ingredients: Silocone, Diamethicone, Mineral Oil, or any Fragrance...even if it is the last ingredient. This list goes on as to ingredients in most over the counter products that actually aggrivate the skin or cause acne breakouts. So this is the first step to curing acne. Many brands add these synthetics to create a certain texture or scent, which sells the product. However, does nothing for your skin. Also, Warning: ACCUTANE will permanently alter your skins ability to produce a certain amound of oil. What this means for you, is that while you may have temporarly cured your acne, you are in the process of drastically aging your skin. Just keep that in mind. I have suffered from adult acne myself, starting in my 20's. I'll tell you, that after all the years in this industry, and all the product lines I have worked with, as well as my own personal experience...natural is the best way to go. Rule out all products with synthetics and medications. Live a balanced lifestyle. Eliminate Caffene, Alcohol, and Nicotene. Marajuana will cause you to break out btw...increases testosterone levels. Drink lots of water. Stick with either all natural, organic lines. Japanese skin care lines tend to be better in this arena. Eminence is also good. OR just do homeade skin care. Also, try sweating really good atleast a couple of times a week. The sauna is great for this. Cleans all the toxins out of your body, and clears the pores. Hope this helps!

Posted by BlogShag on Sep 07 2011 05:11:48
In addition to the other good advice give on this site, it also helps to use an astringent and watch what you eat. Regularly consuming food cooked in bad oils is not a good idea. Some ethnicities are more prone to oily skin compared to others. This is why you see lots of acne cases with white people. Their skin is not designed well for lots of sun either, further compounding the problem

Posted by miss_s on Aug 31 2011 06:24:09
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Posted by bee on Aug 25 2011 10:29:13
toothpaste really does help. just put it on the pimple n keep it overnight. ALSO try two teaspoons of honey and juice from half a slice of lemon. keep it ONLY on the pimples, as the acidity of the lemon may not work well on every type of skin. it only takes a few minutes, 10-20. rinse off with cold water. it'll heal faster, probably by the next day or two:)

Posted by Ally on Jul 31 2011 23:12:12
Lily- what I did was use pure lemon juice on my face. some people apply it on with a cotton ball, but for me it was bore effective ot pour the juice straight into my hand and cover my whold face with it. leave it on for 5-10 minutes and rinse with cool water, and put on a light mosturizer. do this everyday twice a day. and it should work WARNING!! it will sting a little when you put it on, but that means that it's working. and your acne will get a bit red& inflamed for a little bit after you put it on. hope this helps!

Posted by Lily on Jul 28 2011 22:53:42
I also watch my food....very well :(

Posted by Lily on Jul 28 2011 22:51:44
I am 25 years old and my acne problems have just started about 2 years ago. I am so conscious about it and the scars are very disturbing. I used to have beautiful skin but now every day I seem to be pooping up with a pimple. I drink up to 4 litres of water a day, I take zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium tablets every night. I go for jogging at least three times a week, I eat lots of vegetable, I use a mask of milk, lime, honey and almond on my face at least three times a week, I do home facials to remove black heads every weekend. I do all these..and yet my pimples won't stop! I don't wanna give up, my big day is in three months time..and advice?

Posted by Zahir Davdani on Jul 14 2011 07:17:28
I have sufferred from acne for a long time, but then I found the solution - I stopped eating fatty, oily foods and the acne goes away. Then as soon as I start eating them again the acne comes back. Life without chocolate etc is a test of will but it beats having acne.

Posted by Haley on Jun 28 2011 09:08:47
I actually use tooth paste. I just dab a bit of tooth paste on the pimple and keep it over night. It wont completely go away after one day but it visibly reduces the redness. Its very easy to do. It makes you feel very fresh as well.

Posted by Jayda nail tech on Jun 18 2011 11:56:58
I am a former nail technician due to a very serious allergic reaction to the products I used. I had a serious breakout, & the dermatologist pretty much told me say bye-bye to my new LOVED, & well paying profession, as I will NEVER be able to perform nail services again as he diagnosed me with eczema dermatits/ contact dermatitis. Also informed me that I should not use soap, lotion, powder, oil, or perfume; & especially no PETROLEUM! I am hoping that the ACV concoction may assist me in improving my health, and beat this huge obstacle. I have since surrendered to going back to minumum wage work, and very depressed over not being able to continue doing what I love... making lovely looking nails for men, & women. Would anybody have an idea how to apply the ACV cure to my type of condition, or any other nail techs out there with a similar situation?

Posted by Danielle on Apr 04 2011 22:21:50
Anonymous,what is the cream cleanser you used? I am also a filipino and we don't have an ATM too.. Can you give me an advice too? I am just 12 yrs. old

Posted by Maryam on Apr 03 2011 01:24:26
I tried 99% aloe vera gel and zinc pills, and they worked amazingly.

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Posted by Laurelle on Mar 26 2011 07:50:17
Hay everyone! I have had it for about 4 years now and it started with little bumps on my forehead which I hated, so I tryed everything from doctors- pills- and none worked. So I am now on roaccutane and its incredible, they have disappeared and my cheeks are slowly getting better! I recommend you all go on roaccutane, it works, dont be worried about health scares, they are only precautions!!!! get it from your dermatologists! you will feel soooooo confident again! and even if you do have bad skin! no one cares! the whole world does. ! you are not alone!

Posted by micah on Mar 24 2011 00:53:33
All of these are awesome remedies! But what you can also do is mix nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and honey to make a mask and apply for 10-15 minutes. I love finding new ways to cure my acne naturally and this has been the best face mask for me. Ive been suffering with acne for almost 7 years now...and im only 18. ive had the lazer treatment done, and tried almost every topical cleanser there is... or you can also add tsp of organic green tea, 5tsp of sugar, and 1 tsp of acv. hope for the best!:)

Posted by justin on Mar 19 2011 21:01:20
To the post asking about body acne, you can apply apple ACV to the body, mix it 3 to parts water 1 part ACV and apply it with a wash cloth, this alternativly works for sun burns to heal them without peeling. Drinking the ACV will help if your acne is bacteria rather then oily skin. Also try using a laundry soap that is color and odor free they both can aggitate the skin and cause out breaks. I use ACV oraly and topically and have had great results in both clearing acne and health benifits as its anti viral. I doubt the 3 day cure works, it sounds like hype playing on desperation. As a child I had very bad acne and used proactive with great results.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar 17 2011 06:58:56
I knew about that and I got it but I can't buy the things I need to put in my skin because, those products seems unavailable here in Philippines.. That's the problem.. I don't have an ATM card even my parents don't have too.. I am just 12 yrs. old...

Posted by Melissa on Mar 12 2011 23:23:10
Alright, here's a question that hopefully someone can help me with. What can you to for severe all over body acne? It is irritating, annoying and painful when near the bra lines. and when I say all over, I mean everywhere but the hands, feet, and private.

Posted by Detroit on Mar 05 2011 20:44:43
To Kara from January 4 posting: I always had a problem with acne and I noticed a difference when I started using the face wash from Nature's Gate. Its the deep cleansing one. It gets deep inside the pores and its natural too. You can get it at whole foods or a natural store. Maybe its right for you

Posted by Yvonne on Feb 27 2011 23:23:18
I work at a vitamin store. We sell a lot of Oil of Oregano, Probiotics and MSM. The combination is unreal.I agree that Tea Tree Oil needs a slight dilution in order to protect the skin from irritation. I tell you, MSM takes down the redness and irritation. No Kidding! It's amazing!

Posted by Lin on Feb 20 2011 08:15:33
I have been drinking ACV for about more than 6 months now to detox as i suffer from acne and blackheads - and it really helps to detox the body from inside out. Plus I have just recently started using this recipe for Apple Cider Vinegar diluted in water directly on my acne spots and it seems to help subside my acne just a little. Love the goodness of natural products!

Posted by sbaker on Feb 19 2011 14:33:57
The ACV solution is awesome. It works! My face looks so much better. I have been using since last Saturday and I see a huge difference in my skin. The spots that I got from previous breakouts are lightening up and I am not breaking out constantly like I usually do. Try it because it is worth it.

Posted by sam on Feb 14 2011 07:51:39
i have pores on my face,what should i apply to get ride of ths?

Posted by ESHIKA on Feb 11 2011 01:42:15
i tried every thing but it not getting better please help me on this o i have blackhead, big acne and plenty of black spot all over my face.what do? please help someone help me please

Posted by john on Feb 06 2011 11:38:33
i hate acne

Posted by Jacqui on Feb 04 2011 00:25:53
Dessert essence with tea tree oil works amazingly well. You can get it at health food stores.

Posted by Kara on Jan 22 2011 18:20:34
HAs anyone found a really good face wash that works??????

Posted by jo on Jan 18 2011 08:26:16
I introduced my 15 yr old son to chrysanthemum tea and he loves it, after drinking it for a couple of days his acne is just about gone. Steep dried chrythansemums (available at Chinese Specialty Stores) in hot water and drink. Wonderful fragrance and nice mild flavor.

Posted by crystal on Dec 15 2010 21:12:12
you have to take care of ur self internally spinach is the most effective -- bright, clear skin in few days if not to bad. I eat 3 spinach salads a day also good 4 weight loss.

Posted by Raj on Dec 15 2010 07:13:48
One lady from Thane were having sever acne on her face with pus oozing out. She tried lot of thing , even face wash and bla bla; later on she tried the IART (institute of applied research and training) custom synthesis product. Within 10 days of application acne was cured leaving marks. She had continued application and the mark were gone. The same thing was happened with a girl persuing her final year doctors degree. She were having acne and acne black marks. She tried a product for marks and other product for acne. Within 10 days of application her black marks due to acen were gone. Now she is continuing acne product to cure acne. Further no communication b'coz her exam is going on. For more information you can mail your query to iartinternational@gmail.com and also you can mail the photograph of affected parts. The institue is at present carrying research on skin ailments,baby oils and fire burn, steam burn.

Posted by Alison on Dec 12 2010 15:49:48
I have found this website so helpful, although i have known about the health benifits of tea tree and Apple cider vinegar for a while due to having a rather "hippy" uncle. Until recently i havent had a problem with my cysts which only appear on my chin, i had them all removed about 6 years ago, and now it seems to my dismay that they are back. They are so painful and make my chin look distorted. I have found that the tea tree oil treatment does help a lot, making the swelling go down, i am hoping that with a good cleansing routine and the use of tea tree and Apple cider vinegar i can prevent futher flare ups. Good luck to all trying to improve the condition of their skin. You are not alone!

Posted by kelly on Nov 27 2010 22:35:27
hey can someone please tell me what it means by dilute it in to parts thanks

Posted by tanya on Nov 22 2010 06:18:28
I just started putting ACV tonight.. I don't like the smell so I don't know how I'm going to be putting it on my face every night. But I'm wondering if I can use ACV and tea tree oil together?

Posted by Marie on Nov 07 2010 08:20:24
Usually I never post comments but after putting the apple cider vinegar on my pimples last night, I felt like I had to share this with you guys. It really worked. It reduces tthe size of the pimples and starts drying them out.I think everyone should try it.

Posted by Anonymous on Sep 29 2010 08:02:10
i have bad acne, never had it before in my life. ive tried zapzit(10% benzoyl peroxide) didnt work at all, also tried proactiv and all kinds of other acne treatments, nothing has helped me. i just recently started using a face cleanser with sea salt mixed into it and used as a scrub, after i rinse my face and dry it i apply teatree oil with a cotton ball, it stings a little but after it feels great. and i also drink an acv tonic daily, seems to be helping quite a bit.

Posted by Ben on Sep 28 2010 17:59:57
Duac Gel is ok but you must watch out if you have colitis!!Oh my god!, I have been bleeding like hell from my intestines for 2 months and only found out it was because of Duac! I ope people will read this post because it can lead to very serious problems like mine. Thanks, Ben

Posted by Rita on Sep 27 2010 22:00:04
thanks guys for your posts l will try some of the staff u have mentioned

Posted by Bliss on Sep 23 2010 09:41:58
Everyone, under no circumstances should tea tree oil be applied neat (without dilution). There are very few essential oils that should be used undiluted and tea tree oil is not one of them. Also for people of color, who have more melanin in their skin, tea tree oil may cause darkening of the skin where pimples were. I have used the ACV/water solution with no problems. It has also helped me get rid of dark spots that have resulted from old acne pimples, etc. The spots just peel off after a week or so of continued usage of the ACV/water solution has been applied to my WHOLE face (excluding under eye area) for about a week or so. I'm sure there are other products that work just as well but the ACV solution is natural, inexpensive, and works very well. Because I make it myself, I know EXACTLY what's in it and I am comfortable with that.

Posted by Anonymous on Sep 03 2010 21:07:32
Caroline, For acne spots apply lemon juice or Apple Cider Vinegar for overnight. It helps!

Posted by Jaya on Sep 03 2010 21:03:57
Caroline, You don't need to mix vitamin E into the Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree Oil can be applied directly onto the acne but make sure you don't let it smear all over the face. Taking Vitamin E supplement internally can help heal the acne faster. Sometimes, Tea Tree Oil can cause irritation on sensitive skin so it's best to mix a drop of extra virgin olive oil into it when using the first time. Hope it helps!

Posted by Caroline on Sep 03 2010 15:42:02
i wonder if you can use ONLY tea tree oil only for the face? or must conjunction with vitamin E? and which kind of vitamin E ? the tablets or what? and i was wondering what can remove acne spots? ( the red spot leftovers from the acne )?

Posted by Cookie on Aug 30 2010 15:53:37
Hello for the pass 6 month i had this red rash on my face and i don't know what to do anymore someone plz help!!! i have take oral antibiotics and took one doze of steroid that the doctor gave me but nothing seems to work. It looks like Rosea but now i got small white pimples. i just started drinking ACV for four days and i do see an improvement last night i put ACV onto the acne and it burn and pulsed so bad but it looks like it help. But i don't know if its bad to put it on the face?

Posted by Von on Aug 22 2010 17:50:37
I keep ACV in my home and I use on nearly everything! I use it 2 clean my house, occasionally my face, but I always use it in my bath water as well. 1 to 1 1/2 cups of plain orACV along w/ 1/2 of baking soda, it keeps my entire body clean, clear, & soft! I myself don't have acne, but daughter has breakouts often. What I found to work best for her was organic fish oil (liquid) 1-2 tablespoons per day or flaxseed oil from a Natural Health Store. I noticed a dramtic change in about a week, she also lost weight! Good luck to everyone who is suffering from this problem! I know that it's easier said than done, but be patient u will find the remedy that is for YOU!!!

Posted by Desmond on Aug 19 2010 11:43:49
Just use hot water steem your face in hot water everyday. dont use soap, dont use anything but water. it works for me

Posted by Ray on Aug 14 2010 07:26:52
Not only do I have acne, the entire side of my father's family has it. We have a family dermatologist! None of that stuff worked and as an African American, alot of the suggestions did not work for darker skin. I say the Vinegar works best. This was an extremely hot summer in the northeast and I would wake up to cysts or nodules every morning throughout July- at one point it looked like cold sores because even my lips were breaking out! I wash and swipe with Apple Cider Vinegar or Plain Vinegar and I noticed real improvements in a week. I do leave it on overnight undiluted- but that may be harsh for most people. I have cystic and nodular acne that lasts for weeks- so take that into consideration before you try vinegar undiluted for yourself.

Posted by Bianca on Aug 07 2010 19:03:25
Hi im 16 years old, i dnt have bad acne, but i still have i used 1tsp of oil, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp of honey, and 3 tbs of ground oatmeal! It really helped, hope is helps you guys:)

Posted by A once hopeless acne sufferer on Jul 30 2010 01:31:27
I have suffered with acne pretty much my entire adult life. I have spent thousands of dollare on products, have used topical antibiotcs, and even oral antibiotics. I was told by a derm the only thing that would get ride of my accutane. That was disturbing to hear and left me hopeless because I was afraid to take accutane. A family member told me about apple cider vinegar and it is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. It takes awhile and you must have patience. I dilute the vinegar with water and use it twice a day. BIG tip use organic apple cid er vinegar that has the "mother" in it not the cheap heinz one from the supermarket.

Posted by jessica on Jul 09 2010 16:10:20
ive been breaking out on my face for the past few days, no idea why. i came across this site a couple hours ago and put some ACV that i had in my fridge on my face. Literally 2 HOURS later i can see a huge difference. This is great, i highly suggest it.

Posted by crystal on Jul 06 2010 17:31:35
use tee tre oil to your face it helps

Posted by Kim on Jul 02 2010 19:49:11
You should only use Organic apple cider vinegar on the face. Never apply synthetic ACV onto acne.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul 02 2010 18:55:04
For the apple cider vinegar is this organic or just any apple cider vinegar?

Posted by Farah on Jul 02 2010 14:25:57
Duac daily gel did a fantastic job for me. within 2 months all my acne n marks on my face went and up until today my skin is clear and free from any acne or spots. it really worked for me so please do try it. you could get it from your GP or the local pharmacy. hope it helps good luck!!!

Posted by Deb on Jun 28 2010 23:42:47
The only thing that worked for me is cotton ball soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar - rub on acne spots and all over the face - it works great in a few days! Big difference. All the other creams, pills, etc. did nothing!

Posted by Anonymous on Jun 17 2010 13:25:48
For those who've had acne as long as you can remember, you might be sensitive to commercial products. I switched to natural products like vegetable glycerin soap, aloe vera for moisturizing, and apple cider vinegar as toner. For wrinkles I use carrot seed and sesame oils (works for me as well as retin-a) mixed in organic aloe. It doesn't smell great at first, but it wears off. Try natural. It's better.

Posted by Stephanie on Jun 16 2010 20:51:58
I've been putting tea tree oil on my face ( I thought I discovered this myself LOL) Not only have I noticed my cysts shrinking with it, it helps the pain IMMEDIATELY. I initially started using it to help my nails heal after taking off my ceramic nails, but when I read the little flyer on the bottle I thought I might try it on my face. WOW.

Posted by madalyn on Jun 16 2010 12:41:30
Acne is one of my worst problems. and sometimes they are really soar.i do agree with the burts bees products it does burn a little but it is awesome.i think anyone reading this should at least give it a try.

Posted by Donna Thompson on Jun 12 2010 18:41:08
Wash face with African Black soap then cream face with natural shear butter eat healthy drink plenty water this really works

Posted by arianne on Jun 07 2010 13:48:26
I've suffer from acne for as long as I can remember and not so much on my face as in my back! I've used everything prescribed and although epiduo has worked cream from my face it didn't do anything for my back!! So about a 4 days ago I started to do everything different.. And its cleared my back to where I almost don't have anything I'm so extremely happy so I want to share with everyone what I've been doing! First I use Cetaphil to shower and to clean my face and that you can get in any walgreens or pharmacy then I put alcohol on my back everywhere to clear the area after that drys I put on TEA TREE OIL that you could find in GNC or any health food store I do these twice a day I make sure to scrub my back really, really good to crear and dirt or oil.. I want to say these really works if you have really bad back acne like I did! I use everything cetaphil from the soaps to the creams if your skin get to dry they have a sunscreen its amazing it helps moisturize your skin without leaving it greasy its all dermatologist approve and its amazing!! It work for me I hope it could work for you good luck! :D

Posted by KT on May 24 2010 13:19:14
I got an acne cyst a few weeks ago. I tried everything I could find on the internet. I finally found something that has seemed to work. My acne cyst hasn't completely gone away, but in 3 days it has gone down drastically in size. The first thing I do is wash my face with proactive, then use the proactive toner, then I put some lime juice on a cotton ball and hold it to where the cyst is for a few minutes. After that, I use the proactive lotion. I do that twice a day, then at night, I put some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, put it on the cyst and cover it with a band-aid. It seems to work for me, just wanted to share it.

Posted by Mary on May 06 2010 08:47:28
I have never experienced acne in my 38yrs of life. Now all of a sudden i have a problem with acne,for the last almost one year acne has caused me alot of worry. I already have a cabinet full of acne creams. I was prescribed Benzoyl peroxide which worked after 6 weeks, they cleared abit,went back to the doc, prescribed adapalene, didnt work actually made the acne worse, went back prescribed mediven cream which amazingly cleared them completely, but after discontinuing mediven, i get another attack, this time round almost on the whole face!! i have been trying the baking soda thing, but it hasnt worked for me, so now i will try the apple cider vinegar and hopefully it works since it seems to have worked for so many here. I wish this problem could go away!!! any ideas?? please help

Posted by Frances on May 05 2010 22:46:44
SO everyone is different it seems and what works for one may not work at all for another. It's hard for me having acne because I do EVERYTHING right, eat perfectly (vegetable juices I make myself mostly), use ACV, tea tree oil, coconut oil, no synthetic products, etc. etc. and still my face caused my heart to pound today when a man looked my way in the grocery store today. (I stopped myself this time from filling in his thoughts) I can say though that my heart pounds far less than it used to, I care less what others may think of me and instead try to focus on how beautiful life is. I just want to say that I believe that harsh prescriptions are not the way to go. I used them and had perfect skin, but I didn't want to be dependent on them and I was still having serious effects of hormonal imbalance from whence my acne arose. And to top it off I felt uglier than ever, clear skin does not neccessarily equal true confidence. I've been working on these serious, imbedded issues for awhile now and can honestly say that I believe my skin will heal completely. I take care of myself, I love myself, and I have learned I must transcend this issue and trust my intuition in my personal regimen. I feel powerful every morning when I wake up and decide what to use on my skin without frantic, hateful gestures. Acne can be a great teacher, and remember your skin does so much for you, it protects you from the outside elements. Give it a mental break and a big hug of love because it's a part of you, and you ARE beautiful. I feel more beautiful now than I did when my skin was clear, but I know it will be clear again as my outside catches up with my inside. I recommend doing something to occupy your time, drawing, writing, reading, anything to get your mind off your skin and onto the beauty of our existence! Get in touch with yourself! We're meant to be here and have this experience!!! Let's make the most of it.

Posted by Mia on May 05 2010 21:10:01
I am starting to feel a cystic size pimple under my skin and my wedding is in 2 weeks? How can I make it go away QUICKLY before it even continues to grow?????? Im freaking out :(

Posted by Jamie on Apr 23 2010 17:38:40
I Use the Egg White mask And it Works Great For Me. Just Whip Up One Egg white Then Apply To Your Face as a mask. Leave it for 15-20 minutes, Rinse and Pimple redness Is gone and the whites Suck Up Oil In your Pores which Also Decreases Them In Size. :) Good Luck!

Posted by Megan on Apr 23 2010 09:31:58
I'm 27 years old and I've had acne as long as I can remember. I hate it. I've been on ever medicine you can think of, precription and over the counter. Nothing worked. After my last baby, I noticed my acne was starting to get worce. It just never let up. I stumbled on this site while I was searching for ANYTHING I could do to get it under control at least. I was shocked because I use tea tree oil to clean my house! LOL a friend told me about it and for the last year or so its been silently in my cabinet. It has been a week, now that I've been using it and I just can't believe the results! My face is almost completely cleared up. After just a couple days the spots that had been there for weeks and hurt so bad were gone. Treatments take time so I was prepared to wait weeks like always before I started looking for results. All I do is wash my face twice a day, then use a cotton ball to put tea tree oil on the acne. Its amazing. I'm so thankful too. Oh and I haven't had to wear make up in a few days! I never used to leave the house with out it because I was to embarrassed. :) I'm sure in another week I will be acne free!

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 18 2010 13:19:17
If you really want the skin of your dreams try using the following skin care rutine: watch your diet, try not to over load on the suger, next take a daily vitamin it balances out your body, then wash your face at the most three times dailey and try to stay away from the make-up the bacteria will not help what so ever, next after you have washed your face with warm water (opening the pores) use a astrigent ever night before you go to bed. The astrigent is a lightly medicated liquid that will not only fight bacteria already on your skin but prevent the up coming bacteria also.....well thats it for now hope you try it :)

Posted by Me on Feb 13 2010 21:21:07
For those of you with sensitive skin who are looking for an excellent laundry detergent, try Charlie's Soap. http://www.charliesoap.com/ It's safe, non toxic, biodegradable and rinses completely from your washload all at about 14cents a laundry load. It actually took the commercial laundry detergent residue off of the inside of my machine.

Posted by Maia on Feb 10 2010 10:15:51
I'm suffering from acne so I'm tryout all of your recommendations and update you! thanks bye. (you people are so helpful)

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Posted by Ashley on Jan 09 2010 01:03:43
I get acne on my face and back. Ever since I started using raw ACV, organic coconut oil, and tea trea oil (awesome healer), my face is completely clear and my back is clearing up fast. My routine, which I do 2x daily, goes as follows. Wash face. Dab on diluted ACV (1 part acv, 3 parts water) w cotton ball and let dry. Message coconut oil with few drops of tea tree oil into skin. Clears your skin of acne and makes it very soft. It sounds weird to put oil on acne, especially if your skin is oily like mine. But your skin makes its own oil when it's lacking moisturization. By applying coconut oil daily, your skin will make less of its own oil.

Posted by samantha on Jan 08 2010 23:46:14
Try cleaning your face with oil. i know it sounds reaally weird, cleaning an oily face with oil, but you got to know, oil dissolves oil. Olive oil and jojoba oil are the best. Jojoba oil if you have more oily skin, but if your like me and have acne plus dry skin, use extra virgin olive oil. the greener it is the better. olive oil has omega 3s and omega 6s, vitamin a vitamin e, squalene. . . too many to list, its also a very strong anti immflamatory too. just rub some into your skin 2X a day, massage it in really well, you will b amazed to actually feel little hard blackheads coming out of your skin, its gross i kno! ono thing you need to know, your skin might get a little bit worse at first, as the oil brings all the gunk out of your pores. keep with it, it pays off. olive oil makes your skin GLOW!!

Posted by Jess on Dec 19 2009 12:58:29
Lately i've been having health probems n went to the Dr & found out that my hormones were inbalanced?. They put me on the strongest birth control with estrogen & now for the last 7 months I've been gettin these large cystic pimples(Red,swollen,painful,with no head) on my face but mainly my chin n they cum 2-3 at a time...I've tried everything from BP,SA,Mary Kay,Clean n clear spot treatment,Hot Comprass rag,toothpaste & nothing helps But everything seems to burn my sensitive skin causing a scab & blemish ova these places....Last night i looked up treatments for this n came accross the Apple Cidar Vinegar which i happen to have n my kitchen....I put it on last night b4 bed n could feel it working automatically....Woke up this mornin & the size & swelling reduced n also came to a head...YAY....Now i googled The health benefit of ACV which is how i came across this article & found out that it can b used for alot of remedies Reduce sinus infections and sore throats Balance high cholesterol Cure skin conditions such as acne Protect against food poisoning Fight allergies in both humans and animals Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise Strengthen the immune system Increase stamina Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss Improve digestion and cure constipation Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections Bad Breath Body Odor You can also drink it with a mixture of water,Apple juice,Apple cidar & 2-3 tablespoons of ACV...But be sure to drink with a straw or brush with baking soda immediately afterwards so the acids wont ruin your teeth...... Im sticking to this stuff health experts recommend it!!!!!!!!!

Posted by tiffany martin on Dec 14 2009 11:00:29
i dont suffer from acne anymore but now im left with really dark spots from acne marks what can i use to clear my dark spots ,and that will work in days?

Posted by Anonymous on Dec 01 2009 14:55:26
I've tried numerous medical and non-medical treatments and what worked the best for me is Acutane, but you have to be willing to wait the 2 months for results - totally worth it!

Posted by jeffery on Nov 24 2009 01:00:49
woops here's my email to send me some tips, jefferyisbest@aol.com

Posted by Jeffery on Nov 24 2009 00:57:50
uhm, i have had acne for most of my teens, and nothing worked and then i got this nock on my door about a water pureafier thingy and my skin was like sooo clear, and for the past idk 5 months or so, i my step dad has been re modeling my bathroom, and i have had to take a shower at his brothers house, and my face has gotten very very infested with acne, i feel very depressed, and i want to go no where, i tell people that i cant hang out cuz i dont want to show my face, but i just like 3 weeks ago found this verry very nice acne treatment, i found it on youtube, i use organic honey as a mask, and my face is clearing up! but i really wish i had my shower back, but my stepdads to lazy... but i guess i just have to be depressed, witch may lead to more acne.. but what can i do.. fighting acne is no fun.. but sence i have used honey i havent had one extra pimple!! but the red marks are still there any tips?

Posted by steven sellers on Nov 04 2009 21:53:59
I've tried every product on the market and have not found one that works good yet.

Posted by Taylor. on Oct 18 2009 19:23:39
I just wanted to let everyone know that using the Apple Cider Vin. Cleared up my skin in no less then 2 days of using! It's amazing.

Posted by Drea on Oct 09 2009 19:19:11
I have cystic acne that occurs only once or twice a yr. A blackhead in a sensitive area will turn into a huge pocket under the skin. I have no insurance to see a Dr, I was hoping there would be advice to make the swelling go down.

Posted by Stacy on Sep 10 2009 16:50:54
Rubbing crushed fresh garlic on the pimple (acne) at night before bed and washing it off in the morning helps to clear it up. Garlic fights bacteria and fungus. It stings a little but trust me it works.

Posted by Beth on Aug 31 2009 22:33:44
Mel - you might have a staph infection on your face. The best thing to do is get antibiotics before it spreads (to the rest of your body, or someone else). I'm not a big fan of antibiotics, but staph is pretty serious. I would get it checked, just in case.

Posted by regina on Aug 31 2009 14:54:08
ive used 3 day acne cure and its amazinggggggggggg i mean it literaaly cleared up my acne allover my body.but its f****ng hard and yull have to be hungry for clear skin

Posted by sabrina on Aug 31 2009 14:47:19
I introduced this method to about 15 people and 13 was acne free after 3 uses. Its simpe 1.put ur face over hot water so that ur pores will open 2.rub a paste of bakind soda on your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes 3.wash off with ice cold water so the pores will close 4.dry skin and thenmash a banana and mix with orange juice and apply to skin overnight

Posted by honey on Aug 29 2009 18:49:51
use thebodyshop tea tree oil blemish fade night lotion, improves the appearance of scars and blemish -damaged skin :)

Posted by mel on Aug 23 2009 17:16:38
I don't have bad acne at all but once in awhile I get a little pimple. What has happened to me a few times now is what starts out as a zit and turns into an infection that is very contagious. I don't know how to treat them! Any suggestions?

Posted by Don on Aug 20 2009 14:03:40
Good stuff - have a lot of zits that need to get removed.

Posted by Mee on Aug 08 2009 00:28:58
Apple cider Vinegar has reduced the occurence of acne on my face to a large extent. My face feels more smoother and clearer now.

Posted by Robyn on Jul 15 2009 21:42:20
acne is not a topical thing, it is caused by a hormone im balance nothing you use to wash your face with will help much. the problem is coming from the inside out i went to a endrocronoligist that put me on aldactone, it blocks the hormones from getting to your skin. it takes a couple months to work, but my skin has been crystal clear since.

Posted by Abby on Jul 13 2009 18:32:14
Getting rid of Acne is a life time experience. Everyone is different but there are ways to treat - prevent- and cure scarring. 1) Drink plenty of water- there isn't a need to drink 8 glasses if you're not thirsty but be conscious of drinking water regularly. Substitute sugary drinks for water and you'll begin to drink water more often. 2) Try Witch Hazel (2 drops on a moist pad) for a toner ... to moisten skin without leaving you with a residue and/or excess oil 3) Tea Tree oil helps but use 2 drops on a wet pad or you'll have a burning sensation and redness for a while which might steer you away from using this remedy. Go slow- use once and day and build up if you need it (kills bacteria and helps prevent) 4) Take Vitamins: E, A, B's (for immune system and skin hair nails) also take a supplement of Biotin. 5) GET YOUR REST - getting the right amount of sleep a night will destress your body which could help stressful hormonal breakouts. 6) Wash your pillow cases more often - the night time creams or oils from your face seep into the cotton. 7) Do YOGA - BIKRAM yoga helps you sweat out toxins and has been shown to clear up acne and other aliments if you do it on a regular basis... or any other activity where you seat for a good amount of time. 8) Take time to yourself and do something you like to do everyday to relieve stress... (seems silly and pointless but trust me I've been dealing with Acne my entire life since 8 years old and I've found that less stress is always the best) 9) Cut down on fried foods - eat ORGANIC .. look into becoming a Veggie .. watch what you eat keep a journal and make changes 10) Natural shampoos - conditioners are better b/c the chemicals do not get into your pores- wash your face after you have shampooed and conditioned ... gets excess build up off of your body 11) EXFOLIATE and use a MASK (look up ways to use natural masks like avocados) 2x or 3x a week. 12) use a moisturizer daily - give back to your skin what the warm water took out :)

Posted by lisa on Jul 07 2009 17:14:46
Cetaphil works best =) acne is caused by bacteria, so cleaning your face with a gentle mild soap morning and night keeps bacteria at bay

Posted by ishi on Jul 04 2009 01:23:47
i'm so conscious with my face specialy now that i have acne,.kinda severe though..i felt bad that my self esteem is soo down.i tried almost anything that would help me get rid of acne,but until now my acne just dont go away.im taking an anti androgen pills and acne kit from my dermatologist,.i hope it do work on my skin.i just want to ask if you guys know a realy effective meds or anything for acne,.thanks,.

Posted by saima on Jul 03 2009 21:06:42
The prophet, peace and blessing of allah be upon him told us about this effective medicine which can cure all disease,(god willing) he said "use the BLACK SEED for indeed it is a remedy for all disease except death" mix equally black seed oil with olive oil.rub the face with this mixture and leave it for one hour. wash with what ever you use and water.inshallah

Posted by sujeeta on Jul 03 2009 01:08:36
i have a problem. actually i have lot of brown spots on my face, so pliz tel me how 2 get rid

Posted by Theresa on May 26 2009 10:24:41
Phillips Milk of Magnesia works great on clearing up and preventing acne....dab on with a cotton ball leave for about 20 min. Wash off with warm water...2 or 3 times a week... cans be used and left on overnight.

Posted by Theresa on May 26 2009 10:23:34
Phillips Milk of Magnesia works great on clearing up and preventing acne....dab on with a cotton ball leave for about 20 min. Wash off with warm water...2 or 3 times a week... cans be used and left on overnight.

Posted by grace on Mar 15 2009 18:30:41
Whenever I feel like I have a pimple thats going to be coming under my skin, I put a dab of vicks on it and it opens up the pore enough to dissolve the pimple. Works great every time for me.

Posted by Eddie on Mar 07 2009 01:23:41
when i was 12-16 i use to take showers without a care in the world id use shampoo on hair and bodywash sparsely, then came the day i first used a bar of soap on my face got a zit and tried a bunch of other stuff that lead to more zits im now 18 and decided to go back to the water only method which takes awhile to get use to but skin is now not polluted with harsh chemicals, clogging ingredients and severe drying agents that causes more acne like everyone has said before drink water/tea, take vitamins DONT UNBALANCE YOUR SYSTEM THOUGH, excerise, and dont stress over your acne youll become paranoid. I dont think touching your face does much i know plenty of people who touch their face and have no acne its just a paranoia people have and another excuse of having acne. so soap on body only, shampoo hair, eat/drink healthy be healthy and LEAVE THE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS TO THE GIRLS MUAHAHA im glad im a guy

Posted by Rochellie on Feb 06 2009 18:52:24
I find the Crabtree mask with mint and fennel works great. Also Mary Key acne gel works for me. Along with drinking plenty of water, exercise daily, showering regularly. Also, for overnight zit control I use toothpaste wrap it with a bandage. Works like a charm.

Posted by Clancy on Feb 06 2009 07:33:54
Well, I have found that thee best methods are as follows... 1. Drink lots of water. 2. Exercise every other day. Work up a fierce sweat to open the pores then get an ice cold shower. 3. Sun bathe regularly. 4. Use the Aveeno line. It uses sensetive herb extracts that dont irritate the skin. The Foaming cleanser is the best. It has feverfew in it, which is great!! 5. It definetly does help to cut back on oily foods and caffiene based products. 6. If you brew herbal tea, take the warm tea bag after its done perking and gently pat on the face. I have found that Goldseel tea works the best. 7. And believe it or not, drink some red wine. Its not only good for the skin, but for the heart as well. I have struggled with this affliction since my teen years and tis only 6 years later that I have finally started to feel confident about it. I wish all out there the best of luck with this pesky inconvenience. Remember, appearances werent made to last. Just Be Happy!

Posted by jillu on Jan 29 2009 22:15:12
drink loads of water....keep washin ur face wit warm water....and take up proper excersice daily(walking) dats the best thing which u can do on earth 4 acne....stop thinking abt acne too... be happy

Posted by Tina on Jan 15 2009 23:41:11
I've found that my skin breaks out when I eat chocolate, wheat products, or ingest caffeine. Acne isn't really a skin problem. Your body isn't processing something that it's allergic to, so the poisons come out thru the skin. You have to get rid of the source of the problem, not just treat the symptoms, which appear as acne.

Posted by Bhavi on Jan 15 2009 08:02:39
I would be very happy if u give me a 'real' acne cure!!!!!!!

Posted by maria on Dec 24 2008 22:52:14
did apple diet for three days works good. and baking soda water is great mask makes pimples pop faster. a lot of toothpastes contain baking soda.

Posted by mikayla on Dec 18 2008 00:59:21
I actually bought a bottle of ACV and started using it a couple hours ago on a HUGE zit.... the redness has reduced and I can feel the swelling going down... I\\'ve heard MANY good things about this remedy and I\\'m excited to see how it looks in a few days!! :)

Posted by Afshan on Dec 08 2008 10:41:01
I love these remedies & the comments as well. I will try. As for me, my acne is reduced compared to my old days i have stopped eating oily and fried things. I do take lot of water everyday. This also helps.

Posted by suman on Dec 06 2008 18:00:04
just apply honey on your face for about 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Posted by Sherina on Nov 03 2008 09:05:57
Use Avocado and egg white; wash your face with lukewarm water, dry it, get a ripe avocado, paste it on the face for three minutes, wash it off with lukewarm water. beat an eggwhite and paste it on the face to act as a mask for 20-30 minutes and lie on your back with your eyes closed. Don't make any facial expressions when the mask is on lest you develop wrinkles. Wash off the mask with lukewarm water and go to bed. Do not apply anything on your face after this treatment because you have to leave the pores "breathe" overnight. Do this at least two times a week.

Posted by emma on Oct 22 2008 20:28:23
try using lemon juice(leave on overnight),i have done this for the past 3 days and my face is looking alot better

Posted by otter on Aug 20 2008 20:02:52
a grated potato poultice overnight....just use a zester or small grater and get some of the potato and pack it on and leave it on overnight it will turn black and in the morning you wash it off.....the starch draws it out so it can heal faster or at least keep it from getting worse.

Posted by heintze on Aug 07 2008 05:59:41
what is the way to cure my pimples in just one month or one week or just a day? i will thank you if you currently give my favor a good answer

Posted by Ella on Aug 05 2008 15:41:44
Oh, and this might seem like a no-brainer but keep your home as clean as possible. Be uber-fussy about it, actually. Change pillowslips frequently and sheets too (I change mine twice a week at least). Try using a detergent that doesn't irritate or upset your skin and this goes double for hair care products. Try to swap sides of the face you sleep on, use your cell phone on, etc. Only use towels and facecloths once, then into the laundry. Same with your clothing. It sounds very anal and it is, but this is what you have to do or no treatment will work properly. When you do major cleaning, be sure to only use cleaning agents you're not sensitive to. With things like laundry soap and especially dryer sheets, it can be trial and error to find the stuff you're not sensitive to but it's worth hunting. I find the baking soda-based liquid laundry soaps best for my skin.

Posted by Ella on Aug 05 2008 15:34:45
This sounds really strange so.. stay with me. But one thing that works beautifully to treat individual acne spots is toothpaste. Just dab a blob on the spot you want to treat and leave overnight, then wash off during regular routine in the AM. It gets rid of most reddish spots. The really stubborn ones won't disappear completely but in my experience they shrink significantly and won't last as long. This, I find, is especially successful on 'time of the month' spots. The only warning I'd give about this is that toothpaste is quite drying. NEVER use it all over, just on your problem spots. And be SURE to use PASTE (not gel or 'hybrid' paste/gel mixtures) It should tingle pleasantly but if it hurts, wash it off!! Shar is right too, don't touch your face during the day! Ever. This is a hard and fast rule. To wipe off excess sebum or shine, use facial blotting tissues or regular soft tissue.

Posted by Peggie Gatto on Jul 28 2008 17:05:00
Make a paste out of baking soda and water. Apply to face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse. Follow with a light moisturizer. The baking soda helps dry the excess oil on your face and helps the blemishes heal more quickly. www.cheapcheez.com

Posted by Shar on Jun 23 2008 19:42:07
Wash your face two or three times a day. Use a mild soap or whatever soap works best for you. When you wash, use a clean washcloth and try not to touch your face with your hands. (that includes throughout the day) Wash with warm water, rinse, then submerge your face in cold water. This is determatolagist recomended! The cold water will close up your pores so that less bacteria can enter. Dont be surprised if when you first start using any product or new soap, most people break out worse at first because the soap is working! give each thing you try some time before you give up. the best soap that has worked for me is mild baby soap. its moisturizing and easy on skin. Good luck!

Posted by Anonymous on Jun 01 2008 03:42:02
I actually started just putting a cream cleanser directly on un-washed skin rubbing it in like normal then wiping completely off with clean paper towels or a towel and its cleared my skin alot also I drink 2 to 3 teaspoons of diluted ACV 2 times a day

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 17 2008 10:30:15
Burt's Bees products are wonderful! They both prevent and cure acne! Most Target and Walmarts carry their products. Website http://www.burtsbees.com

Posted by David on Feb 02 2008 19:38:59
Has anyone tried the 3 day acne cure? I'm curious as to how well it works. I could certainly use something quick...

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