What is the best treatment for pimples and acne?

What else were the medecines?

I had a very severe Acne..I tried all the “gharelu Nuska”(Home Remedy) I was not understanding why it just happened because I never had that kind of Acne then I went to the Dermatologist she gave clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide but these didn’t work then I went to another Doctor ..she suggested me to take Isotretinoin 20mg every day after the meal and Use Cetaphil face wash for acne followed by water based mositurizer and Sunscreen..within one month only I felt the differences. Doctor said it will take 4 months to get rid of Acne but as I said in one month only I saw the changes …. I was really positive all the time that my Acne will go away soon I use to Chant all the positive affirmation after waking up and before sleeping and I was happy ,I accepted my Acne as they are and I didn’t try to hide them by applying makeup and all..I travel like that only..

So I believe happiness and acceptance of who you are is also important..I have attached the pics..

P.S

Medicines

Doctor asked me to take only

Isotretinoin Tablets (20 mg)

Face Wash: Cetaphil Face wash for Acne

Moisturizer: Cetaphil Hydrated Dam Moisturizer

Sunscreen: Neutrogena Water Based Sunscreen

All Fragrance free,Alcohol Free ,water based and dermetalogically tested.

Salicylic acid This active ingredient helps unclog pores and prevent new acne breakouts. Retinol: This can unclog pores and fade dark spots. You’ll find benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or retinol in acne products that you can buy without a prescription. Aloe vera has shown dramatic results in helping improve dark spots and pigmentation. Take the gel out from the leaf of an aloe vera plant and add to it some freshly grated cucumber, lemon juice and 1tsp of sandalwood powder. Apply this on the skin and let it dry completely. Wash off with ice cold water and pat dry. Go to my Profile and you can find all about how to remove acne material there..

What are some natural ways to get rid of pimples fast?

Your body is trying to tell you something,listen to it!If your skin is facing acne,it maybe because your body is trying to give you a message,try to analyze and act accordingly. It might be saying something about your health also.There are several reasons behind your skin breaking out. Pollution,poor diet,skincare products that youre using,hormonal imbalance are most probable causes.I had been dealing with the same problem for last couple of months,tried treating my skin with medication,changed my skin care products,used different home made face packs hoping my acne would stop. I thought i did everything i could until i realized i was missing out on something very important.First and foremost thing that needs to be done:-Start eating healthy,include more veggies and fruits in your diet because Whatever is in your gut,is in your face.-Stop eating processed foods as they wont do any good to your skin.-Reduce the intake of sugar,dairy and gluten.Also,Never ever sleep with your makeup on,no matter how tired you are!It clogs your facial pores resulting in more breakout.Choose your skin care products according to your skin type,sometimes products youre using can also be the culprit.Last but not the least,exercise regularly.You gotta get that lymphatic system running.Try these very strictly for at least two weeks, Im sure theyll work like a charm!

I still remember how embarrassed I was when the air hostess told me exactly this about 8 years ago. I have always struggled with adult acne, but this was the pinnacle of my misery, when my acne was misunderstood for being a nasty case of chicken pox.

I can proudly say that I have made considerable progress towards maintaining healthy skin since then.

As promised, here is the skincare routine that I have been following lately for my combination acne prone skin. Please remember that these things have worked for me, so you will have to find what works for you. Some folks might be sensitive to vitamin C and retinoids, so always do a test application.

Since I divide my time between India and the US, so most of the products I use are either from India or US. Therefore I won’t list the products, but just the ingredients that I use.

Also, I won’t list it separately, but your lifestyle should consist of at least some form of exercise of your choice. On an every day basis.

Nutrition

You are what you eat (and drink). I have the following steps I follow on a daily basis in terms of maintaining healthy skin.

  1. Drink 3–4 liters of water.
  2. Drink one glass of lemon water daily.
  3. Drink 2–3 cups of green tea (it’s full of antioxidants).
  4. Eat a cup of cut raw vegetables (beet, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes).
  5. Eat one fruit.
  6. You might also want to check your sensitivity to dairy products, as dairy products do cause acne for certain set of people.
  7. Reduce oily food items from your diet.

Lifestyle

  1. I never ride the two-wheelers. And if at all I have to, I always cover my entire face with a scarf. I suggest you wear a scarf even when you ride an auto.
  2. I don’t smoke, and drink alcoholic drinks only socially (every 15 days or so).

Skincare

I have combination skin, which is highly acne prone. The best thing you can do for your acne is to never pop them. Rather just apply spot treatments which might contain salicylic acid.

The products are to be applied in the same order as listed below.

I always use only drinking water to wash my face. If I have to get a facial, I carry my own water bottles.

  1. Toner (I use AHA based toner, Mandelic acid or Glycolic acid being the active ingredient).
  2. Vitamin C Serum.
  3. Any other serum if you want to add (peptides are great for anti-aging).
  4. Optional step with a jade roller.
  5. Moisturizer (always apply moisturizer under your eyes because there are no oil glands there).
  6. Never, never, never skip Sunscreen. Sunscreen will lighten your skin over time, and reduce the marks and scars.

At night, repeat step 1–5, followed by Retinoid/Retinol. (you can’t use retinoid if you are pregnant or nursing).

I have moved to hydra-facials lately, they leave my skin looking plump and hydrated. I love how my cheeks feel after getting hydra-facials. They are expensive, but worth the price in my opinion.

Here is a no makeup, no filter picture. From acne looking like chicken pox to getting clear skin, I give myself full marks for progress.

Ladies, Quora moderation pulled down my answer for the question I originally answered (for what joy, I don’t know). So here it is again.

I don’t know if moderation would take it down again, if they do, I’ll unfortunately not post this and let moderation win. So take notes/screenshots already!

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