Its not severe, but its pretty bad. I will finally clear my face and have nothing but red marks like for two days out of the month, then it goes back to normal again. I get pimples on either sides of my face so I never put my hair up. It can be seen through makeup if I'm not constantly reapplying. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I wash my face twice a day with oxy pads and spectro. I don't exfoliate much because it worsens my acne or makes my skin flake all over my face. What do I do?
Most Helpful Guy
See a dermatologist, if you can. Puberty is the major cause of any acne condition. If you can't see a doctor, you can use benzoyl peroxide as an over the counter treatment. Ask a pharmacist at your local drug store for a recommendation. of what to use and how to use it. Don't wash your face more than once a day and use a gentle soap, such as Cetaphil.
Most Helpful Girl
You could stop putting makeup on your face, for one thing. It is very bad for the skin and will clog your pores, resulting in more acne. Also, you definitely need a good face wash, proper daily hydration, and perhaps some lotion for when the face wash dries your skin. By hydration, I mean that you should drink plenty of water, because it can benefit your skin and health in the long run.
I've never had bad acne (just terrible blackheads), so what works for me may not work for you. Every time I take a shower, I wash my face with Clearasil Ultra. Lately, I've also been splashing cold water on my face and using pore strips. (They kind of work, but not really. I'm going to try a charcoal mask next for my blackheads.) I can feel small bumps in places, but I don't have any big pimples, and it isn't very noticeable. You could give it a try.
Whatever you do, just don't apply makeup. I figured out the hard way that it looks DISGUSTING on a face with acne. That's just the harsh truth. Natural skin looks better than the obvious fake coating. Besides, it can make your acne worse. I suggest cleansing your face every day when you wake up and when you get home from school. You don't have to always use a face wash... Just wash your face a little with water to clear up the pores.0