How to Get Rid of Acne Fast at Home

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To Get Rid of Acne Without Any Topical Drugs,

Clean your skin gently with a non-drying and mild soap containing skin-strengthening herbs & other natural ingredients like this Oatmeal Almond Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

When getting rid of acne,

Use 1 of These 5 Acne Treatments

  1. Prescription formulas & OTC drugs like tingl containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, resorcinol, and sulfur are quite effective against acne.
  2. Oral antibiotics like amoxicillin, tetracycline, erythromycin, doxycycline, and minocycline are good acne treatments.
  3. Topical antibiotics are directly applied on the affected areas of the skin like erythromycin, dapsone, and clindamycin are also good acne treatments.
  4. A pill known as spironolactone had been found effective on women suffering from acne due to hormonal problems.
  5. Medicines such as Retin-A & Accutane also abolish acne but… Pregnant women should not take these medicines because they can cause serious birth defects.

When to See a Dermatologist?

If these tips don't help you have any less acne after 2 months…

See a dermatologist who can prescribe stronger acne medications or hormonal treatments or discuss surgical options like Photodynamic laser therapy, Dermabrasion, Drainage of cysts or Chemical skin peeling.

Top 11 Causes of Acne

  1. Hormonal changes related to stress, adolescent age transition, menstrual periods, use of birth control pills, and pregnancy.
  2. Use of oily or greasy hair and cosmetic products.
  3. Drug like estrogens, steroids, testosterones, and phenytoin.
  4. High level of sweating or presence of high humidity in the atmosphere.
  5. + 7 More Unexpected Causes of Acne

Does chocolate or certain foods cause acne?

People believe certain foods like chocolates and nuts cause acne, but medical research has not proven this. 6 Reasons Chocolate Isn't So Bad

However, several studies on the relationship between food habits and acne has concluded foods having simple carbohydrates lead to acne due to the glycemic nature of these diets.

People with low levels of Vitamin A and Vitamin E in their blood tend to get acne easier than people with higher levels but overall Acne is not the direct result of any particular type of eating habits.

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I used Accutane for my acne. It certainly kept my acne at bay for five years. A few months ago, I started breaking out again and this time the severity was less than it previously was. It was a few small zits and blackheads here and there. I've got Retin-A. The acne has definitely gone away as has the blackheads. The plus side is that my face looked smoother in years and whatever residual acne scars and discolorations have softened and looked better and better. Retin-A addressed my acne needs and truly delivered.
I didn't know how to get it. But my aunt advised me to search for this code "MY247RETA" in Google. Now I can get my retin-a.

March 29, 2018


I highly recommend using raw apple cider vinegar as I don't feel the same pulling/tightening and pulsating effect when I use this with water.

To dry out my pimples, I use the Made from Earth Pore & Blackhead Mask - this mask does a great job drying pimples out. For larger pimples, they start drying out within days. For smaller ones, they're usually gone in the next day or two.

December 29, 2017


I really need help I heard that toothpaste is good for your pimples but I also heard if it has a ingredient that begins with flo- something makes it really worse is it really true ? Because my parents only buy a certain kind of toothpaste

August 20, 2017


Lovely! Acne is a type of a skin disease in which the secreted sebum of skin you information about How To Remove Pimple from face very beautifully. Most of the people are worried about pimples but I surely say that after reading this post they get red from acne and pimples. Thanks for sharing this article with us

June 02, 2017

Temecca Martin

Before i started using dermalmd blemish serum, i was using just oils that helped me reduce acne on my face. But since i started using dermalmd Blemish Serum my pimples almost gone! Hydration is a key to cure pimples, so the skin doesn't have to produce more oils and clog the pores.

April 22, 2017

Madeleine Kohlmayer

I am very happy with DermalMD Acne Serum, I love the natural, organic, and nourishing ingredients; this serum has a light scent, smells nice, it absorbs fast into my skin, my skin became hydrated, softer, clear, and fresh. I only use this serum at night, as some findings said that retinol can make skin more sensitive to the sun. So far, I love all the DermalMD products that I used, will continue use this brand.

August 03, 2015

Kim Vatell

I have tried dozens of spot creams in my life in which all of them did not work, i thought it would not harm to try DermalMD Acne Treatment Cream too and to my suprise within a few weeks i started to see improvement in my skin! To top it all off it is soooo cheap so i have no problem using this DermalMD cream on a regular basis and my skin is marvelouse!!!! !!

April 23, 2015

Kelly Riggenbach

i'm in my 30's with adult acne...i use boscia,juice beauty, and patricia wexler...i bought DermalMD Acne serum just to see if it would work...IT DID...within a couple of days, my skin was clear...i've spent a couple hundred dollars on all sorts of stuff and within a couple of days, this cleared my skin...hooray

February 10, 2015


What if we don't have the stuff then what's the next best thing to do

December 26, 2014


hey I am Harry 24 year old guy from London, . I had acne since I was 16, it's gone now. The demonologists advice was not always right, I learned from my own experience a way to get rid of all your acne in about a week, basically focusing on certain diet principles and high level of water intake but it's more developed than that. But it depends , if your acne is hormonal or caused by diet, the results will vary. If you want you can contact me via emAil, we can discuss your situation ,I'll charge a fee of 20 pounds cause I think that's fare for using my time and then I'll tell you how to do it , but it really relies on strictly following the regime. Please don't listen to everything your derm says, they are knowledgeable people but they also somewhat brainwashed by the pharma companies that fund their studies. My email is

December 25, 2014

Cheslyn Smith

I've been a client for several years and have never been dissatisfied with my results or services. They take the time to explain your skin challenges and recommend products that would be helpful and not just a cookie cutter program. I highly recommend Dermavogue. They always make me feel like a special client when I walk in the door. After moving 80 miles away, I still make the commute to see them. It's always worth it. Check out their website

September 29, 2014

Rodger Okoye

I've tried a number of different methods, from wipes, to scrubs to other so called sophisticated skin care products to special soaps, and of all the methods, the basic soap product has been the most effective. Which is pretty ironic when you consider it cost a mere fraction of the price of all the other things I've tried. Anyway, if I were to recommend anything, I'd say to watch your diet, to monitor the effects certain foods have on your body, because if you fail to do that, any kind of progress you make will be waste when you get new breakouts.

June 18, 2013

carol juma

Hello Andrian,please help me loose my weight i have really tried everything of my knowledge but to no avail.i weigh 97kg and i would like to be 50,55kg please what should i do can you email me the diet i should follow to cut weight please or the procedure that can help me pleaseeee! love you bryant

October 17, 2012


Hey carol,do you succeed to lose weight? Can you please help me too? I want to loose weight in 3 months from now. So can you suggest me some ideas , foods,ways ,workouts to lose weight fast. Mail me at I shall be very thankfull to you

March 07, 2014


i would like to add on weight i currently weigh 38 meaning am under weight .Give me some tips on how i can improve my weight to 60 or even 70 is not bad for me

January 18, 2015


my acne comes and goes and rite now its in bad condition maybe becuz im so stressed out my mother just passed drama with family memnbers nothing is helping me so... i do like the honey idea i have tryed so many things it seems like nothing may work for me my skin looks so dried out and red im hiding out from my husband becuz of this lol any more ideas plzzz comment

September 02, 2012

Acne Treatment

Acne is triggered by stress and hormone. If you are stress out, your cortisol hormone spikes up and leads to acne breakout.

Also your age has allot to do with acne. If you are a teenager, your sex hormone is extremely high. This will lead to excessive oil production and contribute to blackhead, whitehead and acne.



- exercise or meditation
- Yoga
- Listen to relaxing music
- Take a nap

2) Lower Acne Trigger Hormone
- Stay away from CAFFEINE
- Stay away from refine SUGAR!
- Stay away from bad fat (Fast foods, Junk foods, greasy foods)
- Drink filtered water (help flush out acne trigger toxins)

3) Recommended External Products
- Cetaphil cleanser (extremely gentle on your skin)
- Omega 3,6,9 Fish Oil (Anti-inflammatory, speed up acne healing)
- Salicylic peel (loosen your blackheads/remove brown acne marks)

September 03, 2012


first things first dont touch or let anything touch your face,address possible birthcontrol concerning acne, natural mineral powder foundations only,natural EVERYTHING ON YOUR BODY! wash every moring and once at night if needed. face scrub 1-3 times a week. 100% pure manuka oil on face 1-2 times a day.( antibacterial-30 times more than tea tree oil.) avoid horomones found in plactics i personally use no plastic containers for food and drink and as much body products as possible.(bar hand soap,face soap,etc. glass bottles for drink ,glass for food containers) plactics contain estrogren, which can worsen acne and increase reproductive cancers. i also use a natural zinc suncreen with moisterizers. zinc is also great for acne as well as sunprotection. 15 mins of sun can bring back age spots and scars that have taken months to get rid of. moisterizers are crutial with acne. dry skin produces more oil! whenever i wash my face at nite i use manuka oil and tamanu oil (of course bolth products being oganically grown and cold pressed- nautral oils should be made like high quality olive oil) tamanu oil is an asian "beauty oil" works wonders on spot dots scars an redness, it is also antimicrombial- so it also helps fight acne. warning high quality tamanu oil is bright green and when kept in frige it settles up put some on you hand and it will melt into oil in seconds, i use it at night because of the slight hint of color and oil that remanes on the face(not enough for my husband to notice :) *so dont touch face! avoid horomone concerns with bc and plastics, wash 1-2 times a day, scrub 1-3 times a week, use manuka oil 1-2 times a day,always use natual zinc suncreen , always moisterize, mineral makeup, and tamanu oil at night whenever possible, and avoid stressors and stressed people(key to healthy mind and body), and dont foget to eat healthy organic food and vitamins, get exercise( sweat out impurities), and naural organic total body care* it takes 2 week to make a blemish under the skin so stay consistent for results in one to two months for acne, immedietly for dry red skin.

January 12, 2013

Jen Becht

I suffered acne for over 15 years. There is no cure for it. You can either treat it or prevent it. Many people view acne on the outside. They only treat acne by spending countless money on creams. Yet the best acne treatment is "Prevention".
In reality acne is an internal disease that leads to inflammation. Your diet and life style are the main contributors to acne. Toxins in your food and daily stress trigger hormonal spike, which can lead to acne breakout. Your hormone is the number one factor in triggering acne formation. If you can control it, you already win half the battle!
You should stay away from 1) caffeine 2) bad fat 3) SUGAR! These are 3 major inflammatory food that can cause hormonal imbalance. You should also exercise at least 3 times a week. Exercise can release stress and help you sweat out toxins.

August 31, 2012


ok first get a hot rag and squeeze out the water then leave it on your face for one minute then when wash your face with the cetaphil cleansing bar the hot rag helps unglog your pores i see my skin getting clearer using this method

August 14, 2012

Jen Becht

That is an outdated method. Anytime you use a towel or a rag to squeeze out your pimple, you will leave a big read rash mark on your face.

August 31, 2012


Im twelve and i started to have acne when i was eleven..but i dont have them like everyday, it appears and disappears and its always on my nose, sometimes i accidentally pop it and it leaves marks And when i pop it a yellowish and white liquid comes out then comes blood....

August 06, 2012


Getting rid of acne is difficult for me but I have learned to stay patient. I remember to wash my face in the morning and at night, I always tie up my hair because I don't give a damn on how it looks, I am trying to get rid of acne and leaving my hair down just makes it worse. The only problem I have is my eating habits, I have to make sure to drink lots of water and eat healthy, I have to resist junk food for awhile. I always moisturizer my skin because it is sensitive. The product I use are Nutrogena foaming scrub and Oxy sensitive medicated acne pads. I think the best moisturizer I have ever used would be Eau Thermale Avene hydrance cream but it is really expensive. Don't give up on acne, just keep trying once you get used to it you can't forget. Oh, and get lots of sleep!!

July 22, 2012


i tried it did ot work at all it made my face break out worse so do not try this if your sking is very oily cause it put more oil in your skin which makes your face break out even more if you work out or do any kinds of exsersize.

July 02, 2012



June 20, 2012


But girls like to keep their hair long and having their hair down. So is there any way to help

June 14, 2012


I am only 11 and I have horrible acne. It started in 2nd grade and now I'm in 5th grade. Why is it happening and how do I stop it?

May 11, 2012


ima try it i am olny 12 years old and i'm already dealing with acne

April 30, 2012


I know I'm 12 and I have bad acne and it's annoying! Just remeber to wash your face

July 02, 2012


I am ten and im dealing wirth acne and it hard to get ride of the stuff so i need something quick

October 12, 2012

P Dubs

I tried all of these things and they just made my fussy sensitive skin worse. Retin-A dried my skin out to the point that it was flaking off and what was underneath was raw or even worse- open sores. Even with all of that drama, I still had horrible acne!

After reading a post on Reddit, I started washing my face with honey (yes, honey) twice a day and my skin immediately cleared up. Smear honey all over your face, wash it off with hot water. I do not break out now. My skin is MUCH less oily than it was and it has evened in tone and texture. Please, urge your users to try honey over expensive dermatological treatments. It sounds CRAZY- but it worked for me when NOTHING else did.

February 14, 2012


I'll have to try that. I am a woman of a certain age and I still suffer from acne. The only thing that came close to working was a topic steroid called Fluocinonide but because it was a steroid I had to stop using it. Alot of the over the counter stuff breaks me out mainly because my skin is allergic to the Benzoide Peroxide or salicylic acids that are in them. Oh and I should mention I am a woman of color.

April 07, 2012


hi. well i have tried honey it works but if you want to get ride of acne within three hours just three hours you should put toothpaste on your acne its weird like honey but the things they use are amazing you just mix any kind of toothpaste you have, mix it with a little water, trust me you will see the difference trust me mine was really bad! my skin is really well if that doesn't work try just a bit of baking POWDER added to the toothpaste mix, with some type of cream like Olay or mousturising cream works wonders! im 14 and had really bad acne, well not anymore.....

June 12, 2012

nerissa ford

Thank you so much for making this guide! It really has helped me refocus my attention from the symptoms (my acne in general) to what types of problems I might have that are causing them. I stopped drinking cow's milk since reading this book, and I gotta say... my acne has cleared up quite a definitely learned quite a bit about how my body operates based on the few simple changes I've made thus far. Keep up the great work!

January 05, 2012

jerry mantos

Get good nutrition
These top five nutrients have been shown to have a very positive effect on your skin and in treating acne. These nutrients, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, selenium and chromium, can pack a powerful punch in your acne war.

January 04, 2012


It is very true that one of the simplest way to avoid acne or pimples is to wash to face by using mild soap.

December 06, 2011


hi, i am tanu.. M 18.. And i have scratched my acne and it has left a black coloured spot on my hand.. And i want to get rid of it desperately.. Please help me out..

September 02, 2011

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