The biggest problem with acne is that there are just so many potential causes! When treating your skin, you’ll likely spend half the time just trying to narrow down the reasons behind your flare ups. So I can certainly give some general advice, but it’s impossible to get specific about skin problems like this.
If you haven’t already, some steps that you might want to take are:
And lastly - Don’t be afraid to mention this to your doctor. Prescription creams, antibiotics and even birth control pills might be a valid option for you to try out. A professional will be able to evaluate your problems and help you figure out exactly what to do from there.
For body acne make sure you are regularly washing your clothes. Be careful with the detergent you use because that can sometimes cause breakouts as well! Wash gym clothes everyday or every other day. You can use a body wash with salicylic acid in it. I personally have not had luck with that but depending on your breakouts you can try that. If not you can dab an acne spot treatment on the breakouts to dry them up faster.
Watch your food intake doesn’t have to be confusing. Avoid coffee and caffeinated products, any chocolate other than dark, and processed sugar. Replace with whole fruits (but not too many), gluten free foods and dark leafy greens.
Try to find more natural and hypoallergenic products for your skin! Trial and error is the best method for dealing with stubborn acne.
Best of luck :)
Here’s a quick tip for those with acne and skin concerns- finding a good primer is essential for those with skin conditions who wear heavy foundation. It adds an extra layer of protection so the foundation doesn’t directly sit on your skin.
Look for a hypoallergenic, oil free primer. A green tinted primer will also help combat redness. It is also great for making your makeup last all day.
(Besides asking for a dermatologist, Sea Bear has mentioned these things that work really well:
Some other things Sea Bear has heard that may help:
Sea Bear recently went to TheFaceShop, which is a very good (and cheap) store for all facial needs. Sea Bear personally recommends their facemasks and the charcoal face wash! )
What have you tried so far? And what does your diet consist of?