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Okay a little about me first. Ive had acne for 4 years, since i was 18. I believe my acne to be started by a testosterone deficientcy, and prolonged because of me.


TIPS:

[b]TIP 1[/b]

*VERY IMPORTANT*

This is probably the most important out of every tip i have. Stop popping, picking, squeezing and touching your face and pimples. Not matter how far along the pimple, cyst, etc is, don't touch it if at all possible.

Trust me, i know how hard it is to do. My view was, id rather have a redmark on my face than a pimple. This caused me to pop every pimple i got, which has given me many redmarks that will take many many months to fade, instead of weeks. This is also what caused me to get inflamed pimples and cystic acne.

I always heard, as you probably have to, squeezing pushes bacteria farther down, blah blah. Well i considered myself a professional, popping and draining without any blood. (indeed gross) So I thought, well if i don't squeeze hard and don't see any blood im gravy. Well this is not the case. If you notice you only get pimples, cysts, imflammed pimples in certain areas, (cheeks, chin forehead, etc) a lot of these pimples are caused by you physically messing with your pimples.

Finally I took one month, and completely stopped popping, picking, etc. The first few weeks were the hardest, let me tell you. Several cysts, tons of whiteheads, id say about 4-6 whiteheads on my face at a time, maybe more. This was very emotionally hard on me, especially watching people look at my face instead of my eyes while talking to me.

Grit your teeth, and grow from this experience. Being negative about your face and on yourself...were does that get you? Does it help? Nope. Does it hurt? As a matter of fact it does. I could go further into this, but this is a long post, which i want read.


[b]TIP 2[/b]

Don't over due your products. Again, been there done that. Proactive was my worst, it worked very well, until i overused it and made my skin really really sensitive. Also other acne products, harsh on the spot treatments should really not be used. These strong bp cremes, and over night creams do more harm than good. Your face doesn't want that.

If you notice, you didn't hardly wash your face, little own worry about it at all when you didn't have acne, did you? It gave me an obsessive compulsive additude. Everything revolved around my face, it still does, but not as much. (food is my main prob, have to think how its gonna effect face)

Anyways, try to stop messing and looking at your face so much. Wash once in morning and once at night. A gentle soap bar, aveeno SA bar and Clearasil Acne Bar, are awesome. Using both at same time helped me tremendously. SA for clear pores and clean skin, the bp in acne bar to kill bacteria and deep clean.

Don't use toners and other harsh stuff, even the on the spots. Leave a pimple alone, sure it might get huge, but if you leave it alone it won't have buddies follow it, caused by you. Sure these might help at first, but in the long run they do more harm than good.

Your face really doesn't need this, this is money for companies. If you can believe it, a lot of these products are made to keep you on them longterm. There probably is a cure for acne, due to hormonal, allergy, etc. But there is much much money to be made. This world is about money, not helping people.

So just use gentle cleansers, the ones i posted are really really good. For all skin types. Wash once in morning once at night.

[b]TIP 3[/b]

This is another big help. The water temperature is way more important than you think. I just recently found this out over the last few weeks. I even tested it. Wash/shower in luke warm water, just warm enough to not be cold on your skin. Thats really for showering, you can go a little cooler, but don't use cold water when hand washing. (i don't anyways, and from my experiences, luke is the best)

This will help with the oil you produce TREMENDOUSLY. I noticed this when i was working out. You don't want to use hot water because your already hot. So i would use luke warm water, and slowly after a few days (i believe, or could have been longer) my face slowed oil production a lot.

Now at this point, i still had no idea why my face was chilling out. Well days went by, i hadn't worked out in a while, and showered with warm to hot water. (it feels real good, especially on cold day) And the next day, more oil. Finally i put two and two together and went back to luke water all the time. Its not as comforable, but i can bare with it for 15 mins.

Anyways this might be old news to some or most, but i guarantee you'll see a difference. Maybe not a dramatic one, as me, but you'll notice somthing. (trying to cover my ***, i don't like saying CURE CURE CURE, then getting flamed :P) Anyways, no more hot showers...test it for yourself.


[b]TIP 4[/b]

Another very big one is food. Now this is not for all, but for many. Mine was cheese. Again, this took me some time to figure out. I love(d) nachos, enchiladas, lasagna, cheese sticks, etc. I didn't have any clue this was causing many cysts i was getting. Until i noticed squenced breakouts 4-5 days after eating a meal with a lot of cheese, mainly melted cheeses. Its like rubber in your digestive tract.

Now i use lactose free milk. I don't drink milk (eveb lactose free) anymore, only use it in cereals, and other foods requiring milk. After i stopped cheese, a found tortilla chips to also have bad effects on me. The oils, mainly hydrogenated oils are hardcore for cysts on me. I havn't eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a few years. I loved those, but peanut butter is horrible with this..i mean BAD.

Also i had to give up all tv dinners, even the healthy ones.

Eating healthier hasn't only helped my face, but ive lost a lot of weight, and put on a lot of muscle. I feel great about myself these days, not believing it, from how i few only a year ago. And now, the confidence i had in there has come out, and life is grand.

Remember, once this acne is gone, these days will be in the past...try to remember that.


Take this as a learning experience. Meant to train and prepare the mind for life. If you think about it that way, it will make you stronger mentally than you can imagine. I feel like an alien to this planet, lol. Acne placed me as an observer in life, now i see and understand things more than i ever could or would have without acne. Take the positive were you can, and remove as much negative as possible.

In a physics sense...Positive pulls in positive, Negative pushes away positive. So if you think positive, you'll be positive, and even attract. (if you caught that last part.) ;)

Good Luck people, i sure hope you read this and take it and do it. I guarantee it will change you. Again, i take it as a gift. (odd i know) But its helped me not get caught up in the wrong games, life throws at you. Learn and grow...why do anything negative with this time?





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