Hi, I am 31 and still get acne. I get those big ones once in awhile. I am wondering if any of you have good home remedies that work. I have heard toothpaste does, but what kind? Also has anyone tried Proactive? Does it work and is it hard on your skin? I don't think I am in the category for Accutane, as I don't have severe acne. I have tried birth control (I forget the name, but it supposedly helped with acne), but it made me sick. Thanks for any help you can offer....
Dec 10, '02
Yeah.... that's right... the same stuff that shrinks hemi's works for zits...and also for puffy bags under eyes..... Its best to use at night so that you can put a little on and leave it on over night.. but you can also use it under make-up as well.
Metronidazole (sp?- too lazy to go upstairs and get compendium) also works (I know its for rosacia...but works wonders on the face too)
Just a few ideas.... I used the bcp with the acne helper in it too for a while but it made me miserably sick...so I'll stick to more tame pills.
I can't really use facewash or cream.....super sensitive skin that breaks out in a rash & zits if I use anything for more than 3 days.. so I stick to good ole warm water...and the odd facial mask....
if in doubt I use the brown paper bag over the head trick, although not a good idea if you are a smoker.
Last edit by vashka25 on Dec 10, '02