How to Get Rid of Acne

how to get rid of acne

Perhaps if you are reading this then you are looking for information on how to get rid of acne. On this post, I will have the products I used and products I recommend using to help you get rid of your acne, enlarge pores, blackhead and fade away dark spots. I’m sure you have read and have been told to eat fruits, fiber, veggies, stay away from sugars and greasy food. Additionally, they say to drink plenty of water and do facials.

I agree, that is part of having nice looking skin and yes sometimes the acne does go away or gets under control, after doing all of the above but you know as well as I do that the acne comes back and it seems to come back with vengeance. Uugh!

That happened to me at the beginning of this year my acne came back and it was mad! I was doing all of the above for the last two years. I would have little breakouts here and there but no flare-ups for two years! But came 2017, I broke out really bad all over my forehead, cheeks and chin the breakout was painful it would hurt to even smile.

During those two years that I had my acne under control, I was using the whole acne treatment from Proactiv Plus but my skin was beginning to get really dry and oily at the same time, Proactiv Plus is still a great product it’s great for acne on face and body but it just started to dry out my skin. * This article is not about Proactiv but thought I should mention it.

If you are using Proactiv now or plan to use it I recommend not using their face cleanser daily, their cleanser is an exfoliant and if used daily it will dry out your face which will trigger your oil glands to release more oils to help moisturize your skin, therefore, causing your face and skin to get oily. I suggest you use their cleansers one time a week and use a more gentle cleanser the rest of the week. Here is a link to Proactiv Plus if you are interested in using their products. Later in this article, you will find the gentle cleansers I recommend to use. 

I began to do my research on what I could use to help my skin from feeling so dry, This was before I knew it was the Proactiv cleanser causing it. Coconut oil kept coming up for dry skin. It even said it was good for getting rid of acne. Well, word to the wise, if you have acne DO NOT use coconut oil, grapeseed oil or castor oil on your face. No matter how dry your skin feels.

Long story short, I broke out really bad and I couldn’t get rid of the dryness. I ended up going to a Dermatologist who put me on antibiotics for two months and showed me how to get rid of acne, he also told me to stop using Proactiv and to use a face cleanser that was gentle with no exfoliants and he also recommended Differin Gel. That same day I did everything the Doc recommended. 

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No lie, in just one week I could see my acne disappearing and my face didn’t feel dry anymore! After one month of following what the doctor ordered, my acne was gone. The Doc told me to use acne treatments with Benzoyl Peroxide and to continue using Differin Gel and gentle cleansers. Well fast forward to eight months later, my face is still clear from acne, no dry skin and my face doesn’t get as oily as before!

Changing my Proactiv cleanser for a gentle cleanser and using Benzoyl Peroxide along with Differin Gel really has made a big difference on my skin. Differin Gel is an acne treatment that decreases the swelling and inflammation of the skin and promotes quick healing of pimples but honestly, it also seemed to have pushed out the blackheads. Differin Gel cleared my acne and not only did it reduce the size of my pores it’s also starting to make the dark spots on my face fade away I absolutely love this stuff and I highly recommend it. My doctor had said Differin Gel would make my skin breakout the first month of using it but that did not happen to me, keep in mind every skin is different. If a breakout occurs to your skin don’t stop the routine that I have written for you at the bottom of this page, the Gel is doing its job by pushing out all the gunk in your pores. Differin Gel can be used on normal, oily and dry skin but I wouldn’t recommend Differin Gel for sensitive skin (skin that gets irritated very easily). *The first few weeks of using these products your skin will feel hot or irritated, that is normal.  Below I will show you how to get rid of acne using these products together. Here are some great products with Benzoyl Peroxide.

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Nightly Routine with Differin Gel – How to Get Rid of Acne

**It’s very important that you do this routine day and night in order to see results.**

  • I wash my face with Cetaphil (I use normal to oily skin) Cetaphil is gentle enough to remove eye makeup But if you rather use an eye makeup remover this is one I recommend Click here. I use my hands not a face brush to wash my hands.
  • Follow with a toner
  • I pat my face dry and apply a thin layer of Differin Gel all over my face avoiding the eye area.
  • I wait a few seconds for the gel to sink in.
  • I then apply my moisturizer, eye cream and lip conditioner and off to bed I go.

*I do this routine every night.

Morning Routine- How to Get Rid of Acne

  • I wash my face with the same cleanser I use at night, pat my face dry
  • I apply my Benzoyl Peroxide wait a few seconds to let it soak in.
  • Then I apply my day moisturizer with SPF 15,  my eye cream and lip conditioner.

*I do this every morning.

I really hope this helps you with your acne.