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Kali Kushner is a 22-year-old student from America who, when looking at the before and after photos, cannot help but exclaim: “This is amazing!” On her Instagram page, the girl writes a blog about her skin’s life, where she tells her followers about her path and fight against acne.

Since adolescence, Kali has been looking for a way to help her find clean and healthy skin. But neither pharmacy ointments nor leaving creams helped her, and sometimes even exacerbated the situation. Having tried many remedies, Kali resorted to an isotretinoin-based drug known as Accutane. This is a structural analogue of vitamin A - it helps dissolve fatty plugs that clog pores. In addition, the girl took vitamin C and used a dermaroller. Only a couple of months passed, and Kali finally saw improvements in her skin: rashes decreased, scars decreased, redness disappeared.

Currently, Kali refused to take Accutane due to the side effects that appeared: back pain, dryness and dehydration. Now Accutane is no longer available in America, since all the pros and cons of this drug have not been studied.

Molly Greenblatt

Molly suffered from acne for 5 years. Cleansing foams, oils, tonics - nothing helped from hated acne. The girl even resorted to a remedy similar in properties to the drug that Kali Kushner took, but he did not bring her a long-term result. Then Molly decided to take a more radical step - stop washing.

Of course, Molly did not avoid getting water on her face: she calmly took a shower or bath, but did not use any special means for washing. Adhering to the plan, a year later the girl saw cleaner and more even skin in the mirror: the rashes almost disappeared, and her complexion improved.

Rachel Crowley @asprinkleofhealthandbeauty

From childhood, Rachel suffered from ridicule from her peers who mocked her because of acne. She grew up insecure girl, shy of her skin and in every possible way concealed rashes on her face under a ton of makeup. At age 18, Rachel had the opportunity to participate in a local beauty contest, but she refused to participate, being too unsure of herself due to acne. This moment became a turning point in the fate of Rachel - she decided that it was time to get rid of acne once and for all and show everyone what she was capable of.

The girl decided to conduct an experiment with her diet, gradually eliminating one product from the usual menu. What was her surprise when it turned out that the main enemy for her skin was sugar and fast carbohydrates: “For only three days I did not eat these foods and increased the intake of saturated fats. And you know what? No new rashes! ”

Now the girl follows a vegan diet, which involves the consumption of thermally unprocessed foods. Rachel advises not to be afraid for a while to exclude sugar from his diet. In her opinion, it is excessive consumption of sweets that can adversely affect the skin.

Anna Zelentsova @zelencanna

The story of this girl is slightly different from the others. Anna was never genetically predisposed to acne - even in her teens, her skin remained clean and well-groomed. However, over time, rashes on the skin overtook her. The girl turned to dermatologists and looked for information on forums on the Internet. But the treatment prescribed by the doctor only exacerbated the problem. However, Anna did not despair and did not take her position for granted, but continued the fight against hated acne, but in other ways.

Anna revised her food, excluded milk, pure sugar and sweets with a chemical composition, such as purchased marmalade and chewing sweets. In addition, the girl drank a course of antibiotics that are prescribed to people with a certain degree of acne. Anna also began to take Omega-3 and Omega-6 vitamins and healthy fats in capsules. Thanks to an integrated approach to the problem, the girl was able to overcome acne in just a few months! And although Anna herself followed several alternative methods of combating acne, she advises her subscribers primarily to contact competent doctors.

Miroslava Zhemchugova mira_slava91

In the fight against acne, blogger Miroslava Zhemchugova resorted to gentle peeling, deep cleansing, laser procedures, but in the end nothing saved her from rashes on her face, back and shoulders. The more she tried, the worse her skin condition worsened. Even the doctors and dermatologists, it seemed, were already unable to help. But Miroslava did not despair and decided to cure her skin on her own. The result is obvious!

Miroslava believes that no one has canceled the scientific approach: having studied enough studies and works on the topic of skin diseases, defeating acne is quite easy. Miroslava recommends contacting the online platform of the International Alliance of Dermatologists, where you can find all the necessary information. For prevention, the girl advises taking a complex of vitamins A, E, C and zinc capsules - the building material for our skin and the body as a whole. She is convinced that everyone should be able to understand the problem on their own, but notes that it is very important to find a good specialist.

Spiridonova Nadezhda Viktorovna

Psychologist. Specialist from the site b17.ru

My acne went away at 27 years old. From 12 to 27 terribly tormented. What just did not. True, there were no such powerful tools as now, but I tried everything that was. I never sat on a diet. But at 26, she began to live separately from her parents. There was not enough money. Saved on food. Completely excluded food in cafes and canteens. Cooked myself. I was not a vegetarian, but I tried to abide by the posts, and the meat seemed to me an expensive bastard. Excluded sweets, pastries, greasy. I ate mainly vegetable soups. She lost weight then, and the skin cleansed. Now many years have passed. The skin is still clear. I don’t even know what was the reason. Perhaps some kind of hormonal adjustment has taken place, or perhaps changes in nutrition have helped.

folic acid helped me, I suffered from acne up to 24 years, when I began to drink it, everything passed.

I wash only with laundry soap, not very nice, but the benefits are great

I gave birth, now there is no acne. I think the diet for pregnant and lactating helped.

She was treated by a dermatologist and endocrinologist. I use care for problem skin, when I treated, I did photopneumatic therapy, and then I cleaned it. She drank OK for six months. Sometimes there are minor rashes, the problem does not return acutely, and the peak itself was at 27 by the way

There was demodex for me. I made wormwood masks. Saw a decoction of wormwood.

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I sat on buckwheat for 3 weeks, refused sugar, as a result of acne, on my back, not on my face.

up to 34 years old suffered from acne. Oily skin and hair. On the forearms and hips keratosis (very rough dry and hard skin in the pimple). There was always a dozen acne on his face. Especially intensified before menstruation. With hormones, everything is perfect and in general with health too. Diet did not try to and so eat right. There were antibiotics, difflucan and other ointments.
I read on the internet about a cream with tretionin. Ordered, brought. Six months with exacerbations. I wanted to quit already, for a long time. And then the skin cleansed. Preventively smear once a week, or even less often as I recall, two years already as I live with clean skin. Keratosis, by the way, also disappeared, the skin is soft and soft which has never been. But I didn’t fight keratosis at all.

Hello. In any case, it is better to contact a dermatologist. My not only helped me, but also explained the reason. If you are under 30, then your sebaceous glands are still very active. An elementary talker helped me. I used it up to 27, while the same dermatologist with whom I was observed once every half a year, did not advise to stop using the drug. I do not notice acne anymore.

Author, do you have any acne?
Suddenly I was sprinkled with the largest hypodermis, I’ve been trying to fight for the 4th month, but it’s not getting better
If the problem is really serious, then tablets like roaccutane-aknekutan will help, but I'm afraid to drink them ((I still hope that something else can help me, but in despair right :(

In general, the classic treatment regimen for non-fearful problems is Baziron plus Differin
As for the diet .. In general, experts have proved that there is no connection between acne and nutrition, apart from cases of an allergic reaction
I don’t know how so
But dermatologists on nutrition forbade me chocolate, white bread and dairy products (except sour milk)

Nutrition can only affect if you are allergic to a product. Perhaps milk causes acne, because it contains hormones.
I sat on a sooooo tight diet for 2 months, did not notice any changes at all, after the diet I eat varied but mostly healthy foods, that is, I don’t eat fatty, fried, very salty, spicy, etc. (I often allow sweets)
And two weeks ago it turned out that I had demodicosis, I was treating with calendula, sulfur soap and masks from aspirin, chloramphenicol and scarlet, so far not a single new acne.

I asked for the help of a dermatologist and endocrinologist when it became completely impossible to leave the house without a ton of powder and foundation on the face, passed scraping for demodecosis - a negative result, prescribed a course of Trichopolum + vitamins A and E for skin and hair with drinking courses, and most importantly in the initial I used a talker (according to the prescription of a dermatologist, they do it in a pharmacy, it costs a penny, the effect is noticeable after 3 weeks). It became much better, but there were rashes during the critical days, then I had to go to the gynecologist-endocrinologist, prescribed OK, the code became clean, no rashes (or very rarely and sporadically), the acne-drunk disappeared, my hair became less greasy.

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Depends on age and gender.
I didn’t have such a problem, but it happened that it would sprinkle so that my mother did not grieve, especially before women's affairs. Now I drink contraceptives, not a single pimple, of course there is redness, but after 2 days it passes.
My husband had such a problem, did Autotherapy (transfusion of blood from a vein to the buttock) the procedure is not pleasant., But it helped well, also a familiar doctor said regular sex helps. Now there is no acne)

Baby cream Baby with panthenol. In two days everything went. but I didn’t have acne, but pickers. a little redness and all. But acne also disappeared.

Skinoren-garbage is complete, only a day to the wind. I tried tar soap, took drinking yeast, washed herbal decoctions, all acne cosmetics. Only the "talker" really helped. 12 ml of salicylic alcohol, 2 tablets of levomycetin and metronidazole, about the same amount of boron powder. Grind and shake well or leave to dissolve ha ha. Apply twice daily. The skin is cleansed. But she has a very bitter taste plus dries the skin

gel avene helped me avene. right now I bought the whole series. and tonac replaced with mineral powder

Roaccutane + La Roche Posay

Before my menstruation, 1-2 painful subcutaneous acne jumped up, and so there was always a pair of small inflamed elements. I wash my face with micellar water for 2 months. Bioderma, perfect skin! Even before menstruation, nothing pops up. Let's see how it will be next.

In adolescence, the face was not very acne. But on the other hand, the back and even the décolleté were acne: (((the solarium helped. And now if the pimples come out, the first thing I run is to dry them in the solarium.

I am almost 30. From adolescence, I suffered from deep subcutaneous acne (which you can not squeeze out) until recently.
I began to drink vitamin E and everything went away! Scars remained small, but new acne does not appear! Moreover, I noticed that if you don’t drink two vitamins for a day, they begin to crawl out again.
A decoction of oats also helped: pour 200 g of raw oats with a liter of boiled water and insist for 8 hours in a thermos. Drink a glass in the morning, on an empty stomach 30 minutes before breakfast.

Nutrition does not affect, except (for some) dairy products or special cases of allergies to certain ingredients.
I got rid of the main problems by Roaccutane. And since hormonal acne is forced to support contraceptives, tretinoin, acids and antibiotics.

I stopped eating meat and marinades, it got better. Less toxins - less acne, profit!

it depends on what acne, what they are caused by .. maybe hormonal, then contraceptives will help .. if you eat improperly, the diet helps, eliminate smoked and soda, everything is sweet .. I suffered from acne, nothing helped a little better after sunburn, acne dried out but didn’t disappear .. drank sorbent course, did fdt, revised diet .. don’t know what exactly helped, but acne passed .. even there were no traces left, but I think fdt helped.

Please share REAL STORIES of how you got rid of acne. Diet, foods that you have refused. Thank you in advance.

massage with fresh urine helped me. Yes, the method is radical, but NOTHING helped !. This should be just a facial massage, not rubbing with cotton wool. Every day, for half an hour, you need to drive urine into the skin with soft touches. I did shiatsu massage, very slow movements on the points of the face, read about it on the internet. Urine dried up, apply it again, massage again. The skin begins to shine after the first time! The radiance emanates directly from her. Naturally, after you finish the massage you have to wait 15 minutes, wash yourself with cool water. Then after two hours you can wash yourself with soap, but not earlier. I sat at home in the bathroom for almost a month, but it was worth it. And yes, parallel to the diet. It is imperative to get rid of constipation, they also spoil the skin. By the way, from the effects of urine there may first be the opposite effect, acne will get even more. Do not stop, continue therapy! Moreover, energy is still being added, I noticed, after such a facial massage. There is less want for some reason.

my real story. First, a deep chemical peeling (skin peeled off for a while), then manual face peeling (all this is natural for the cosmetologist) I did this twice with an interval of 3.4 months. The cosmetologist still needs to be normal. Then, the solarium is a little and ziner

massage with fresh urine helped me. Yes, the method is radical, but NOTHING helped !. This should be just a facial massage, not rubbing with cotton wool. Every day, for half an hour, you need to drive urine into the skin with soft touches. I did shiatsu massage, very slow movements on the points of the face, read about it on the internet. Urine dried up, apply it again, massage again. The skin begins to shine after the first time! The light emanates directly from her. Naturally, after you finish the massage you have to wait 15 minutes, wash yourself with cool water. Then after two hours you can wash yourself with soap, but not earlier. I sat at home in the bathroom for almost a month, but it was worth it. And yes, parallel to the diet. It is imperative to get rid of constipation, they also spoil the skin. By the way, from the effects of urine there may first be the opposite effect, acne will get even more. Do not stop, continue therapy! Moreover, energy is still being added, I noticed, after such a facial massage. There is less want for some reason.

massage with fresh urine helped me. Yes, the method is radical, but NOTHING helped !. This should be just a facial massage, not rubbing with cotton wool. Every day, for half an hour, you need to drive urine into the skin with soft touches. I did shiatsu massage, very slow movements on the points of the face, read about it on the internet. Urine dried up, apply it again, massage again. The skin begins to shine after the first time! The radiance emanates directly from her. Naturally, after you finish the massage you have to wait 15 minutes, wash yourself with cool water. Then after two hours you can wash yourself with soap, but not earlier. I sat at home in the bathroom for almost a month, but it was worth it. And yes, parallel to the diet.It is imperative to get rid of constipation, they also spoil the skin. By the way, from the effects of urine there may first be the opposite effect, acne will get even more. Do not stop, continue therapy! Moreover, energy is still being added, I noticed, after such a facial massage. There is less want for some reason.

I completely refused sweet and starchy, the result is on the face.

I wrote my experience how I cured urine skin, and you laugh further.
misunderstandings.
damn, here you want to advise people, and they patsstalom. Well, do not care for you.
I said, NOTHING helped, everything was tried, including a talker. She helped exactly at the moment when she used it, stopped - immediately acne climbed out. And urine has eaten everything, all acne forever. Yes, it was disgusting at first, but when you peep like me, you will already agree to everything.

I wrote my experience how I cured urine skin, and you laugh further. nedummki. damn, then you want to advise people, and they patsstalom. Well, do not care for you. I told you, NOTHING helped, everything was tried, including the talker. She helped exactly at the moment when she used it, stopped - immediately acne climbed out. And urine has eaten everything, all acne forever. Yes, it was disgusting at first, but when you peep like me, you will already agree to everything.

For example, I have an excess of the gallbladder, bile may stagnate. Therefore, if I lean on heavy, fatty, floury foods, then the result in a couple of days on the face. In adolescence, in addition to staphylococcal infection, she also contributed to acne. But the very ambush: these are genes. My father had the most severe form of acne, and it passed to me too. The doctor says that the sebaceous ducts are narrow, and the output is powerful. The sebum does not have time to be distributed nominally on the skin and clogs the pores. Roa was treated for severe acne. I keep a half-hearted diet. I scrub my skin, I clean my pores regularly. I don’t think they will advise you on a universal recipe. Acne is a very individual thing. Try to somehow localize a possible cause: some sluggish inflammation that you don’t know about. Or one of the parents suffered from this. Or something else. From this and dance. Or maybe you're just out of luck, and skin with such features. In general, acne is different. Small inflammations or even pustules are one thing, and cyanotic conglomerates when there is no living place on the face is quite another. You write at least what exactly you have with your face.
If during the holidays I gobbled up as if not myself, then the anti-blemish solution clinics help me. From small superficial acne well relieves. But there is no alcohol - Mama Do not Cry

12 comments on “The Story of Mary: how I got rid of acne + some useful tips”

Well, I don’t know how all this garbage is for me .. I have already tried so many things and only this tool has helped to finally get rid of acne. Now at least I am not ashamed of my face! Only now I’m from the city myself and haven’t seen it in any pharmacy with us, so it’s better to order it online.

Thanks for the link.
P.S. I am also from)))

Tell me, there are those who have tried Intraskin. A friend in nete advised them, but asked the doctor, he said that he did not know about such a tool. Googled, found a site (link) But I don’t know whether it is worth ordering? Rashes throughout the face, tired of already treating them !!

Someone answer. Very necessary. Now the action is being held on the site, I would like to order it cheaper.

I tried it !! Very good cream. I never had a lot of acne, but sometimes there were rashes, especially after outdoor recreation. I used this cream - it acts precisely, you do not need to smear your whole face. Pimples pass in 2-3 days. The tube itself is economical. I use only this cream. I advised him to many friends, they also liked him.

It is strange that the doctor does not know about this cream. For example, it was the doctor who advised him last year. Bala acne 3 stages. Intraskin was treated for almost 3 months. As a result, the disease has passed. Scars remained, but after using Intraskin cream became less pronounced. In general, the skin has become more even. Now at least she has become like a person and is no longer ashamed. Previously, I didn’t even want to go outside again. If you have severe acne, I recommend Intraskin. He will help. If you have small acne, you may eat less strong remedies, because Intraskin is strong and you need to use it carefully.

Tatyana, a lot of acne

Artem, then try!

I also liked Intraskin cream - one of the best, in my opinion. In general, it does not cost so much to think about whether to order it or not,) this is not a car. And the skin of everyone can be different - someone helps better, someone worse.

Thanks to everyone who unsubscribed. I ordered the cream, promised within a week I can get it at the nearest post office. They will be treated. Hope it helps.

Artem, what helped Intraskin cream?

Novel, yes. The rash has passed. Now there are several pimples, but nothing criminal. I used the cream for about 3 weeks until it was over. In general, the full course, as it is written, on the site is a month, but I did not buy it yet - the rashes were almost gone at that time.

But they told me that chlorhexidine should never be smeared every day. It also violates its own skin microflora. So, Mary - do not use it every day!

Thank you, I will keep in mind the account of chlorhexidine. As it came to terms - how many people, so many opinions. Each beautician advises a different thing.

I now use chlorhexidine and zenerite every evening, finally got down from the talker =). It helps even better, I'll write a post soon =)

and what is chlorhexidine? * CRAZY *

I also recommend using fresh calendula and aloe juice. Very refreshing and tones the skin.

I started using the Tsindol talker, but my beautician told me that the talker only dries pimples, but does not treat them. And in order to heal, you need to use masks with biosulfur

I want to share my way to get rid of acne and acne. I suffered from them for many years, I was especially bothered by a white purulent acne, they were very sick and looked terrible - on the face, on the body. She walked around many doctors - dermatologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists. Everything is perfect with hormones, but chronic gastroduodenitis, I have been sitting on therapeutic diets for many years, I go to sanatoriums and drink pills - no sense. All doctors claimed that until the stomach was cured, the skin would not clear. And they can’t cure it for me) funny. I tried various pharmacy and folk masks / scrubs / etc. I was cured by chance. I started taking vitamins - 1 capsule aevit + 1 capsule pregnacare (pregnacare - vitamin complex) - is not pregnant, I just read that two girls had breast enlargement after a couple of months, although they are still not pregnant. I decided to try it too) my chest has not yet grown))) But now my skin is clean, my friends say that it just shines, they ask what’s the matter. And I’m glad to share it - I’ve been looking for a recipe for many years, I’ve covered the entire Internet, I tried so many, and finally found it. By the way, there is still a lot of energy, I get enough sleep. During these two months, all the friends had SARS, and I am healthy) Vitamins are sold in a pharmacy, they are not very expensive. I am very glad that I can now help someone) Now I am 22, and for 2 months now I have clean skin)

Freshly squeezed carrot juice helps a lot. Take 1 -1.5 liters per day. After a couple of weeks, the skin ceases to be oily. The pores close.
I can also add about shaving. Shaving is better with disposable safety razors such as Bic. Throw away after every shave.
Great blog. Thanks to the author.

I have been suffering from acne since school. I am now 22 years old. Like all sufferers, I tried so many things that I can’t list. But basically everything that I tried to rub into my face was simply thoughtless and chosen from advertising and stupid advice. Zinerite, Baziron, Skinorn, Metrogil and all the rest did not help me. Zinerit initially coped with acne completely and quickly, but the skin got used to it and they returned.
Having less or less experience, I found for myself the most optimal solution for keeping my skin in good condition. I must say that in this way I did not get rid of acne. They arise, sometimes even quite large and ugly. There are groups. But I learned to heal them quickly, patiently take care of the skin and the result makes me happy. My face is not perfect, post-acne heals for a long time, my skin is dry and oily at the same time (you can read about this type of skin separately). But despite this, I got rid of a huge amount of acne, prevent their appearance, moisturize and nourish the skin, which, accordingly, supports its condition. In general, it is up to you to use my method or not.
The first thing I did was determine the level of acne. I have a second. It was at least. I decided on this basis and bought an antibiotic. Doxycycline. I drank 1 capsule per day for a month. You will say that it is dangerous and so impossible, but this is your opinion. I drank and did not die. The stomach is fine. Second - get rid of the habit of crushing acne. Do not push. I beg you. Really worse. Better to tolerate, but not to crush. I bought acne ointment Differin, daily cleansing gel from Klerasil (not a scrub (.), But with small particles to exfoliate). I also bought a gel for washing from One Hundred Beauty Recipes with an antiseptic effect (it includes lemon). Lemon water is said to wash well with acne. I did not try, but I bought a washstand. Also bought from the same line tonic Moisturizing and freshness "Scarlet and rose water." I also bought a cream from Pure Line for dry night skin. And, probably, the most important thing for the first time with intensive rashes is Zinc Paste. It should be stored in the refrigerator. The paste itself is white, it is difficult to apply to the skin. But under it acne is perfectly hidden, dried and inflammation is removed.
So, now everything is on the shelves. We drink an antibiotic (7-30 days). In the morning we wash our face wash gel (with lemon), after we wipe our face with tonic (pink water), wait a bit. As soon as the skin has "cooled down", we apply on it (locally, it is possible on the whole face) Zinc paste. A thin layer I applied to the whole face. She perfectly concealed acne and traces, like a foundation. Only this is also beneficial for the skin. Before this, under my eyes, eyelids, lips and especially dry places I smeared with cream from the Clean Line (night). Pasta perfectly lays down on top of this cream - do not be afraid of such color. I understand a lot of troubles, but this is the treatment process.
Day. After studying, I washed my face again with a wash or tar soap. You can again wipe the face with a tonic (I sometimes did not wipe it) and apply Zinc paste.
In the evening, I washed my face with an exfoliating gel. Dried skin, wiped with tonic. Before going to bed, he smeared his entire face with Differin. Again, smeared the eyes, lips and neck with night cream, because with such care, especially delicate places on the face are dried and can even peel off at first. Cream is needed. Well, that’s all. This cycle I spent about two months. The result is, given the fact that I tried just an incredible amount of everything. I’m not even sure if any of all the components helps and which doesn’t. Differin may be in vain. But the skin requires comprehensive care, so I recommend these drugs and remedies. I also advise you to drink Complivit Radiance. Precisely Radiance. It will help in the regeneration of skin cells, damaged areas will recover faster, and scars will heal.
Now I, pah-pah-pah, more or less I can look in the mirror, walk in public and not be embarrassed by acne. The face is clean, there are post-acne who slowly but surely heal. pores narrowed, the skin acquired a more beautiful appearance. This method is more likely for those who are desperate and who have tried everything. And for those who have already realized that once and for all miraculously they cannot get rid of acne. This is for those who understand that even the simplest result, even if not ideal, but the result is already a victory. If you do as I said, then everything will work out. I assure you.
To be honest, I bought the Proactive system. I'll see how a professional tool works.
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Thank you very much for this post, it will help a lot =)

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