Originally Answered: what is the best skin cleanser(i get acne sometimes)?
i know this doesnt directly answer ur question but it was my answer to a question about how to prevent acne....
well, the most effective treatment i would say is roaccutane. i went on it when i was younger for something like 6 months and it helped loads, especially if you get it on your back. i started treatment for my acne when i was about 14 and went through 3 different types of anti-biotics (which didnt work) by my doctor before i was sent to a dermatologist at about 16 years old who then put me on roaccutane... it's one of the more intensive treatments and the reason you don't usually go on it straight away is because it is known to cause depression and doctors like to try alternative treatments first. i personally didnt get depressed at all and it in fact made me feel a LOT better when my acne started going down after the first few months (the only problem i would say is you're not meant to drink alcohol while you're on it which was tricky!).
however, even though i went through a lot of medication there are still other ways to help... i've got into a routine since then of washing my face every morning after shaving, then i actually rub some savlon into my face which is surprisingly effective at stopping the really bad/deep spots, and then moisturise.. then i try my best NEVER to touch my face througout the day which is really important.. if you needa pop one or something try and do it before you wash your face etc in the morning, or if you have to during the day, i end up doing the whole routine again afterwards (part from shaving!).. then before i go to bed i wash my face and put some more savlon on again which dries my face up over night which i find helps. (btw i dunno how bad putting savlon on your face lots is for your skin but i've been fine for like 3 years and it's helped loads!)
when it come to popping them, only do it if its easy, if you try and do it to a spot which is deep and fail 2 get the like puss out i find it makes it a hell of a lot worse and starts 2 scab and lasts a lot longer and gets much bigger... if you can feel you can pop it but its really deep i sometimes use like i needle to create a small opening the puss can come out of.. i know it sounds rough but that way you dont damage the surrounding skin as much lol!!
thats pretty much everything i do, another thing which can help is the sun /UV rays, and i find that can help a lot, plus if you start to tan, spots are much less noticable!!
o, and also, it might sound kinda gay but i use a small amount of foundation/coverup or woteva on any spots i do get which can also be very effective at covering up any small remainders... although it has 2 be dun properly, you only need tiny amounts on the red areas with th right colour to your skin so ppl dont notice (i use this maxfactor perminance stuff since like 3 years, have tried a few tho and u really needa do it properly otherwise u just get orange splotches on your face which can b very embarrassing if ppl notice!)
i think thats about it, i personally don't feel food etc has much effect, i'm undecided about alcohol but i think the main thing is keeping your face clean and stuff... but with that said acne is something no1s really figured out how to cure 100%, and it varies from person to person how to get rid of it, i found all this out from personal experience and trial and error over the last like 5 years, but i pretty much have it completely controlled, at least to the point i don't get self-concious about it.
if it really gets you down like it did for me i'd chat 2 ur parents about seeing a doctor, or just go and c a doctor yourself and ask them about roaccutane, it's becoming more common now, i know a couple of people who have had it.. i think there might also be some laser treatment or something aswell now so maybe ask about that 2!!
hope that helps, it takes time to get rid of it tho so try and b patient!! but it can usually be done if you're determined enough!!! good luck!!!! (this is a guy btw, it's my gf's account but i thought i'd answer this 4u!!)