How to keep clear skin?

I am 13 I have had insane acne since age 9 and for the 1st time in like 5 months my skin is all clear just some acne scars how do i keep this? I already wash my face and I dont eat dairy.


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  • I used to have bad problems with acne (cystic and vulgaris) in my teens. I terrible back scarring as a testament to how bad it can get. I still have the occasional pimple, but it is much more manageable. Here are my suggestions:

    1) You could try acne. org. They have a good basic kit (cleanser, treatment, moisturizer) and a regimen you can follow.
    2) If you want to go the natural or do-it-yourself route find out what kind of acne and skin type you have first. Whiteheads/blackheads need different treatment than cystic acne for example. Here are some products I suggest:
    [u]Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser[/u]: The most gentile facial cleanser around and is recommended by most dermatologists. Use it daily regardless of what kind of acne you have (or not). Can be kind of pricey; you can get the generic kind (check store brands like Walmart's Equate).
    [u]St. Ives Apricot Blemish Control Face Scrub[/u]: Great for use in the shower. Mostly for blackheads/whiteheads. Helps to remove dead skin and unclog pores. I use this even when I don't have acne as it helps to keep your face clear.
    [u]Clearasil Ultra Acne + Marks Wash and Mask[/u]: A good drug store mask option; just like the scrub above, the main ingredient is salicylic acid (2%). SA doesn't kill bacteria, but it does help to remove dead skin. Use the mask every so often or if you have a bad breakout.
    [u]Clearasil Daily Clear Acne Treatment Cream, Maximum Strength[/u]: This uses Benzoyl peroxide (10%) and is used as spot treatment. You can get even get it tinted to hide some of the larger lesions. Just like SA, BP only works as long as you are using it (needs consistency).
    [u]Homemade Oil Blends[/u]: If you have normal/dry skin but have bad breakouts try a oil blend. I'd go with a ratio of 50% Jojoba oil (carrier), 20% Tea tree oil (antimicrobial), 20% Bio-Oil (diminishes scarring), 10% Vitamin E oil (moisturizer). Only use a small amount! If you have oily skin, make sure to use the facial cleanser first and wipe any excess oils away with a clean cloth before applying the oil blend.
    3) If you have cystic acne (lumps under the skin that don't come to a head) then it usually requires prescription strength ointments and antibiotics to kill the acne causing bacteria. A dermatologist can help you find out what will work best for you. A good skin doctor can even have medicines and procedures to dramatically improve the appearance of acne scarring.

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  • Water water water.
    Wash your face twice a day, I'd say something mild. I LOVE cliniques 3 step stuff but if that's not for you it's cool but again something mild for your skin and seriously, you need to moisturize. It's sounds stupid if you have greasy skin but if you don't all you've done is dried out your skin with a cleanser and caused your skin to start over producing oil so you'll end up with greassier skin and break outs.
    Wash your pillowcase often, all that oil and crap builds up there. Keep it clean to avoid transferring it on to your skin.
    Use an SPF moisturizer in the morning because sun exposure with increase the visibility of scars.
    But don't use SPF at night. The best was to explain it is if you do it's a lot like having a blanket over your face. Your skin can't breathe so use a moisturizer without SPF before bed.
    I don't know where you're at and I don't know if what you have going on budget wise but I'd go to an ulta or some place that has higher end cosmetics and talk to someone there about your skin concerns. They can see what's going on and maybe better able to guid you in the direction of what you need cleanser, toner and moisturizer wise.

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  • When I was your age I used to eat too much garbage food, realized it wasn't good for me and I just stopped eating junk food and instead chose more healthy foods. Try to improve your diet (if you think you need to) and drink lots of water.

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  • I had that too see a doc which will give a referral to see a skin specialist which will give u oratane and it's the best treatment around look it up !

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  • Always wash your face with cold water. Wash when your face get sweat

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  • It'll go away when you get older, don't worry about it

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  • wash your face after every two hours... and try to use natural medicines

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  • Ok here's what you should do. Avoid fried foods and stop eating meat for a few months. With me for some reason beef made me eventually break out, no idea why.
    Eat more fruits and vegetables, eat as much as you can which should be 5 to 10 servings a day. Avoid sugar drinks especially soda. Avoid diary.
    At night put on coconut oil (I suggest Dr bronner's coconut because not all coconut oil are the same quality).
    Just by stop eating meat and fried foods and using coconut oil my acne went away. I usually eat chicken and rare cases pork but that was after stop eating meat for about 4 months.
    I can tell you it worked for me when nothing else worked!

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  • Apple cider vinegar. You should look up the look that up online.

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  • use an exfoliant face wash, dont eat oily stuff too much

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    • Wrong. It will irritate the skin and make it worse. You might as well scrub on a blister.

  • Try using healthy food and don't play with that scar

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  • Vitamin e

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  • Quit Masturbation for some days...

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    • I haven't masturbated for the first 18 years of life, and I had pretty bad acne phases. Fast-forward said 18 years, and it began to clear up significantly and this is after masturbating with a decent frequency (roughly 2 times a day on average). I don't think it has anything to do with it, let alone with a girl who's barely entering her teen years.

      What did it for me? Not being stressed about everything. Basically, "not giving a shit". Not feeling embarassed or corcerned over the slightest things, which is much more of a thing for teens. Basically, stay away from stress.

What Girls Said 16

  • You're still very young. it'll take some time till your skin totally clears up.
    I say just do what you're doing and don't mess around with chemicals... it'll all clear up on its own.

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  • Just leave it alone. It's genetic and you have to constantly exercise, clean out by detox, and eat healthier foods. Dairy isn't really the problem. It's other life factors and your environment. If you're constantly stress, guess what? Acne. Not drinking enough water? Too much sugar? Guess what? Acne. Having to use garbage soups that aren't healthy, filled with harmful chemicals like parabens, sulfates, etc in them? You know the answer. Acne.

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  • If you've tried everything, yours might be a hormonal fluctuation like mine. I had to go to the dermo and get some antibiotics. After I got older, it did calm down, and I started using Differin. Differin has worked great for me.

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    • Differin should keep it away. I use the Neutrogena microdermabrasion vibrating cleaner (it's a tool you can get at Wal-Mart. Works really well and gets rid of those scars.

  • Keep your hair clean and use minimal greasy or skin clogging products. Change your sheet every week, keep dirty stuff like your bags off of it. Use lemon and honey mask on your face every three days.

    Get hydroquinone cream to put on the spots, they will disappear soon. Use a little on the cream on spots because it's strong.
    Use sunblock on your face because exposure to the sun can reverse or make the problem worse.

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  • I feel for you :( Acne isn't fun.
    I would start by drinking a lot more water everyday to help flus any toxins out your system and hydrate your skin. Eat a lot more fruit and vegatables (especially leafy greens like spinach).
    Then I would recommend to using Tea tree oil and / or Rose water to tone your face after washing twice a day. Both are natural and have good healing properties.
    hope this helps!

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  • 1. Drink lots of water, serious, it really helps
    2. Wash face every second day, not everyday, bc if you're as sensitive as me my skin gets real irritated if I keep getting rid of the natural oils nd shit on my face everyday
    3. Don't pop a pimple unless its a whitehead, or if its huge, and before popping clean ur nails otherwise it will just make the pimple worse. Also pop before washing face.
    4. The hidden ones, yaknow, the ones that really hurt and just leave a lump on your face. Yeah don't touch for about 2-3 days, serious, it will go away v quick and won't leave anything behind if you don't touch.
    (FOR PORES)5. I got aNnOyInG pores, recommend pore strips for these, seriously reduced the size of my pores in two weeks, ooft.
    HOPE I HELPED A BIT I DUNNO I TRY MY BEST

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  • I use filter water or bottle water for face to keep away pimples.

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  • Try eating a lot of veggies and drink lots of water. What's your skin care routine?

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  • Use stridex or clearasil pads! They work great!

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  • you are still young but maybe cut out meat too!

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  • buy expensive creams.

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    • They dont do crap. Buy natural creams on etsy.

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    • @Wolf1967 my face is as soft and nice as a baby ass. 😂 my face is very maintain then the rest of me.

  • You are still young it will go away

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  • Do you eat junk food? Do you regularly clean your skin? What are your daily habits?

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  • Drink more water, eat more veggies and avoid too much consumption of chocolate. Not diary is the problem, but excess intake of sugar and cocoa (aka chocolate). And try to do some sports.
    Also you are still very young, you are still growing and developing physically, which means your body has an abundance of hormones (which cause acne). Wait till you are about 20, if it doesn't go away, then you could ask for a blood test to determine if you have a hormonal imbalance.

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  • I think it's better to see a doctor

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  • Whatever you do don't do what koltepreetam said- washing your face that much will cause breakouts because it strips away your skin's natural oils, making your skin produce excess oil because your body assumes it's too dry.

    Something I would really recommend is birth control. The cause of acne is hormone imbalances and hormonal birth control can help a lot with that. Talk to your doctor about it.

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