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    Get Rid Of Acne

    Hi Guys,

    Do you have any tips on products to get rid of acne, I don't normally get a lot on my face maybe two spots a month but on my back and arms I do and I have no idea why?
    Any help would be great as I hate it in the summer!

    Thanks

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    I used to wash my back with cider vinegar and then a tea tree oil solution - this really went to town on the spots, but you need to do it every day for a couple of weeks.

    you also need to find somebody willing to do it to you!

    Also, bite the bullet and get your top off and skin in the sun as soon as it is sunny/warm enough. Hard I know, especially as you will feel self conscious - but the sunlight is a killer to the spots.

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    Thanks for getting back to me, I will do that, its pretty chilly at the moment but hopefully it warms up soon enough! Have yours gone now?

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    I tried nearly every cream and face wash and moisturiser that you could get off of a high-street shelf with limited success. In the end I happened to be walking past a Sk:n clinic (www.sknclinics.co.uk) and popped in for some advice, after speaking to a consultant i was recommended a couple of products to be used together in a routine and that has helped very much. Granted, a few of their items are premium value, but they last because everything is used sparingly. (Alternatively, if you're stateside, i hear Acne.org - Acne Treatment and Community is good).

    Hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by seang View Post
    Thanks for getting back to me, I will do that, its pretty chilly at the moment but hopefully it warms up soon enough! Have yours gone now?
    95% gone... But i am 37yrs

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    Ahh ok fair enough.

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    Thanks for that, I'm just not sure I could stretch that far price wise, but nope im in the UK

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    Go and see a GP if the acne is persistent and irritable. I'm 15 so naturally I lived up to expectation of being greasy and spot-ridden, but I was given something called Dalacin T which is like an alcohol-based roll on. It really helps and I have next to no spots on my face/back now.

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    I had serious acne as a teenager and tried everything from Clearasil to tea tree oil and weird cremes etc etc - nothing worked. Then I got in contact with a dermatologist who recommended me for a skin specialist.. After a few talks and tests I got prescribed Roaccutane. This is some serious stuff and my acne pretty much disappeared for good after 4-6 months.. Since then I only get the odd pimple a few times a year, thats pretty much it.. Been like that for 14 years now..

    A word of advice though - try everything on the market first, as Roaccutane is some serious stuff and can be hard on your body - not to mention dry skin like you CAN NOT imagine.. Check out the list of warnings on the link I posted..
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    Baking soda in the bath worked for me!
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