My face is full of pimple marks and small holes in my face. Please, does anyone know of any treatment? I would also like information on creams or soaps that would help with my skin. Thank you.
I don't know about the holes, but I use to have terrible acne. What I have recently found that a mild acid helps to exfoliate your skin. Use white vinegar. Make a 10% solution to start with & put it in a bottle that you can use to put it on your fingers or a cotton ball, I use my fingers, spread it around & let dry. 10% vinegar is mixed like 1 tsp. vinegar, 9 tsp. water. Then each time you make more, make it stronger till it's some where between 50-100%. It's a very cheap alpha hydroxy. Your skin may flake, then just wash again & do the same. You want it to peal, this gets rid of the top layers of your skin.
I also, for about 30yrs used this cloth, to wash my body & face called a salux cloth, that's made out of nylon/polester. It never needs washing & rinses really fast. Just in the beginning, you have to wash really softly, cause this thing gets rid of old skin, dirt & anything else on the surface of the skin. I know most people think you shouldn't use rough stuff on your skin, but that dead skin on the surface causes the skin to b dull, & hold onto marks & light scars. The salux lasts for years & dries fast. They are 12" x 36". I hang it on the shower head or a hook to let dry between uses. I fold them up till they are the size of wash cloth, lather with favorite soap (it makes good lather) & scrub everywhere & then open to scrub my back.
After your skin gets used to it, it feels so good & my skin is soft & supple. People comment on it all the time. They sell these clothes under many names, but the original salux is the best. I've gotten them at health food stores & whole foods places. I just looked & found them on the net: http://www.asiachi.com/saluxskincloth.html It's the original and cheap too. When they start to get ragged, I've used them for dishes & many other things. I took an old one & cut it in 12" squares & sewed the edge to stop raveling, then use it as a wash cloth to wash my face with in the morning. You can actually see through these things, so they don't hang onto dirt or anything. Everyone should try one, and like I said, go easy in the beginning, it's something you have to get use to, but after you do, you won't feel clean using anything else.
I would need more info on your skin type to say how to best prevent pimples, also what kind of acne you have problems with. Obviously washing the face and neck regularly is important, but don't over wash, same goes for exfoliating. Moisturize even if you have oily skin. Many fruits and veg's are great for the skin pureed and applied as a skin treatment mask for 10-20 minutes. Wash with warm water, finish with cool water, and moisturizer. I have several different skin treatments I make, if your'e interested I can give the recipes.
As for covering the scars; truth is you can't vanish them magically, medically call a dermatologist, if you can't afford one, you can also try a chemical peel, but it won't completely fix them, depending on the severity it may not be possible. If you want to cover the scars try a mineral make-up, It works well for me, covers better than foundation, concealer and powder. and less work for sure. What you eat is also very important, try to eat more produce and less meat and fats(almond, Alvarado and fish are good fats) Zinc is important for healthy skin too.
A dermatologist can help even the surface of your skin. Insurance won't cover the cost though since it is a cosmetic procedure. You also have to find a dermatolgist who does cosmetic procedures. There are no products you can buy that will fill in scars.
First I'd advice you to go to the dermatologist (sp?) because you may have a serious condition going there and an infection. I was thinking I just had redness on my skin from left over acne, I have the other problem can't remember the name sorry, I have had so many problems lately. But I have to use dermatologist approved ointment for it. It contains some antioxidants in it.
If you want to try to get rid of it yourself. I've used Aveeno, they seem to take care of most of my situation but the dr said I was getting such a bad case it caused an infection. Not a result from the lotion. So it's best to go see the Dr first.
It's safer and you'll have a prettier face instead of screwing it all up.
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Looking for ways to remove holes in the face caused by pimples.
Have you tried hemorrhoid cream? I know that it reduces redness from pimples, and shrinks things. Maybe it would work? Don't know, but thought I'd at least give my advice. Good luck. (05/13/2008)
Where would anyone get fresh dairy cream? Try:1 tsp. fresh dairy cream mixed with 1/2 tsp. lemon juice will guarantee spotless skin in a months time. (05/14/2008)
Olive oil. Also, its good for all over. (05/19/2008)
Before bedtime, half tablespoon of lemon and water and quarter of salt. Mix it. Wash your face with warm water. Make sure you apply that on a dry face. Keep it away from the eyes. Rub it, not too hard though. Doing it so, can cause skin break outs. Keep it on for 2 to 3 minutes after rubbing. Then rinse your face with cold water, but not too cold. Wait for half an hour. Then apply any cream with vitamin E to make it soft. Drink lots of water. And wash your face when it's dusty. (11/13/2008)
The best thing is take a few basil leaves, and a few mint leaves. Mix them with curd and make it a paste, and apply it before bed time. In early morning remove the face pack. It really makes pimple marks disappear. I had a lot of marks due to pimples. After trying out this tip, all my worries are gone, and I am looking good now. Please follow this. This is one of the best home made remedies for marks. Try it out. (12/26/2008)
Yes, it is really true, one should have lots of green vegetables and fruits. Retinol A 0.5% helps me out from pimple marks. And to have good looking skin, one should not only consider what you put on your face, it's all about what we eat. Eat boiled vegetables, especially during menstruation. And no oil, this also will help (my personal experience). (02/10/2009)
Have you tried vitamin E oil? Just open a vitamin E oil capsule and smear the oil on about an hour before bedtime. This works slowly to remove scar tissue. You could also try giving yourself facials with aloe vera. It's neat stuff. The best thing is prevention. Are you eating lots of veggies and drinking lots of water so you can clean out your system? Do you have a food allergy? (For my uncle it was dairy products, and he really had serious acne with boils). Good health, anyway you can get it, is priceless! Good luck! (01/06/2007)
1 tsp fresh dairy cream mixed with 1/2 tsp lemon juice will guarantee spotless skin in a months time. I was suffering from pimple scarring and marks for 15 years. This recipe smooths, clears and treats acne skin miraculously. Apply on skin and neck for 1/2 hour. Splash water on face. Using cotton wool or a washcloth, gently remove the citric cream. Rinse with cold water. You may use Dove soap as a final cleansing agent. Occasionally, substitute lemon juice with cider vinegar. Use twice a week. (01/14/2007)