I know this answer repeats a lot of things and is way too big. Trust me, its worth all the struggle reading through this answer than going through years finding the right cure. That is why I have included everything here..No point, searching everywhere finally to find a simple solution. This is not just an answer, it is an experience i have shared. Don’t just feel you read this answer, you will find solution, take your time, but be really focussed and committed when you read this answer. Only then you will understand the acne problem completely. If you know the problem completely, then you can only find the solution.
What this answer will do is give you all the possibilities regarding acne problem and you can choose the remedy or you can even create your own remedy for your acne.
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Trust me, its worth all the struggle you will go through for years finding the right cure for your skin problem. So anyway you have decided to find a cure for your skin care, then think reading this answer is one of those tough tasks. It is really big ..big answer. I have included everything here..and lot more. I just wished someone had told me these when i was desperately searching for answers. So this answer is written with that in mind. If someone is really looking to get to the core of their skin problems..then here goes…
See, in case of acute or tropical pimples or acne. Say which is because you had oily food or went out in the dust, or just occasional eruptions, stress, these ointments work. In case you have a lot of pimples or acne then you are in a never ending battle. Some days, it will work, some days it will not work. You have to change your lifestyle, have healthy food, follow natural remedies. Build your immunity over a period of time and give your skin the best chance to recover.
However, let me tell you the other side of the story with regard to Erytop Gel?
Did you know before Erytop there was something called Erythromycin in India? Yes, where is it now. You might find Okamycin from Cipla. In fact, get me one ointment with only Erythromycin as the main ingredient for pimples. Even if you find, it will be less.
Erythromycin was a good ointment and costed around 30 to 40 rupees during 2007’s in India for 20 gm. Yes, it was costly for a small tube but it was better than some costly remedies. Then the government of India gave subsidy. One of them was the government lowered the prices of drug formulations for bacterial and fungal infections. The ointment I was using Erythromycin became as cheap as 9 rupees for a single tube. Even the medical store guy said it is because of government subsidy.
However, only after one month, entire market I could not find the medicine. The new one was Erytop and in gel form. Vow and the price was higher than erythromycin. I looked for other good acne remedies in the same price. Great, the game was now costlier. There was nothing in the same price with the same quality.
Don’t you get it. It’s a whole a trap. Forgot to mention about antibiotic drug resistance as well. The skin care specialists, nothing against them but most doctors know that acne/pimple issue will just go off if the person just takes good food, water, less stress and a healthy lifestyle and give some months time. However, here we have microabrasions, creams, costly treatments and so on. It’s never ending. Now coming to the point. The erythromycin cream was working but the medicine was no longer available. In fact, my acne was severe, I had them all over the body, thighs, face, back, neck. I could not live without them. I could not go out. I had pricks even if ventured out in the sun. The tube hardly lasted a week. It was working but it never cured my acne. I always had bigger pimples or acne after few days. The medicine should have atleast reduced the intensity..NO..it was not.. It was good quality but i never got cured.
One day i had no soap, had just shikakai my grandma brought. Bathed in it. No foam but i made a paste of it and applied on my body and scalp. It gave a scrubbing effect naturally, because its like rubbing mud. Felt really good. Felt all my pores breathing. then my skin din’t feel dry or oily after bath. Because it was natural ingredient. Soaps used to remove all the oil and moisture also. Mild soap could not remove the oil. Strong soap made my skin dry. Pricking was always there with the soaps after bath. Never felt better. With Shikakai, yes, the pricking was there a few days but that’s because my skin was still sensitive and the oil secretion was more. Now my skin started to cure itself because no more abuse with chemicals. Offcourse, diet and lifestyle played a equal role. I always took good food, exercised, even when i was taking those other medications. However days passed, I was using soap after bathing in Shikakai. Just made some foam and wash off to take away the shikakai smell. Finally, i experimented with chicpea powder, later occassionally i used even salt but very mildly. Then moved on to sandal powder, neem powder and any safe natural ingredient.
Today i am completely managing with just bathing with any natural ingredient. Even rice powder is enough. Same is used for my hair as well. I am 98 % cured. See its like this some people are just susceptible to skin conditions. So considering that i had a huge battle with skin problems from age of 14, now I am 32 and hardly take any extra care.
Hope you get the entire picture. Unless you have skin disease, i don’t mind taking medicines and meeting a doctor. But Acne or pimples are something related to your age, lifestyle and the way you manage it. I have tried homeopathy including German medicines, including holistic homeopathy, classic homeopathy, remedial homeopathy, met many skin specialists, tried even imported medicines. They all work but the battle is never ending, especially as i said your pimples are anything from moderate and above..
So first learn why you are getting pimples. If there is no reason, then surely it is just that age, hormones are a factor but the acne/pimple condition can be completely controlled without much fuss. No matter how crazy your hormones, if you are male or a female and have no other major health issues, only hormones is not a thing to worry at all. No matter even if your sexually aroused. Yes, in that case porn stars, prostitutes should have most of number acne/pimple problems. Yes, your sexual feeling do cause some amount of problem but teenage is also a time when the body is at its starting stage of peak condition physically. So it can take some amount of erratic lifestyle, behaviour. I am not encouraging any sexual behaviour but all i am telling is you don’t have to feel guilty that pimples are because you are sexually more active.
In fact, for this i suggest something for addictions. See given a option, ask any person who is addicted to something. Give him to two buttons. One button will completely make him forget that he had the addiction and other one will ensure he can still be addicted. Surely, most would just like to just press the button and forgot that they even had such an addiction. So, THIS MEANS YOU JUST NEED FIND SOMETHING MORE FUN, MORE ENJOYABLE, to be more direct, MORE PLEASURABLE.
However, this time, ensure that whatever you find as more pleasurable is of useful for your life. It need not make you successful. But just ensure that it improves your quality of life. You should not regret it, like the previous one. Don’t stop till you find something pleasurable and that improves your quality of life. Remember it need not make you successful. Don’t be result oriented.
Firstly, don’t worry. You can get cured, there are chances it will become worse by many times. But if you are patient and calm and relaxed about it, trust you will come out of it. I also had the same skin issue and I have tried everything and finally found a easy to get to rid of it. Wish only if I had learnt about it very early in my age or not made a big deal about it, back then.
See beauty is what lies inside, so even if you don’t find relief, remember what makes you beautiful is your character. What if you are handsome and one fine day, something happens and we become disfigured. Right…
This is how your skin looks like:
Layers of skin…See how many layers there..it is not even a centimeter, but the fact is it has many layers.
Secondly this is how your skin is…textured. Its like leather..but not as roughed up as a animal skin..
So, understand that skin is textured with many layers. What we are seeing is just the outer layer. Again, what skin you see is not what we see in the mirror. So you need to give it some care.
Hormones, diet, lifestyle,exposure to dirt, pollution, stress, oil secretion, sebum all do play a role. But they are just the pushing factor or acute or just temporary factors. I mean if they are the cause for your skin problems, then just avoid or stop taking them. Hormones are fake reason, its only exception, they cause major skin pimples. For eg: If you have oily food, chances are you are bound to get a bump on your face next morning. Again, only chances right. Not everyone who gorges on those oily spicy tasty chips gets pimples. Get it…So first understand, skin is the largest ORGAN. Yes, its a organ. So only if the organ is not working properly you will get skin problems.
So you have to ensure that you change your view on skin disease. Unless its an skin infection, for which you have to treat your skin and your condition will be cured. You have find out the cause of your skin problem.
If you notice, the skin is textured, so now tell me how will just soap and scrub remove dirt, impurities on a layered surface like skin. Even if you do scrub off, you will have started to damage your skin slowly and what about the dirt is below your skin. Got it. So keep it simple, don’t complicate.
Sometimes the simple things in life are the difficult to follow. Anyways here goes my tips.
So keep yourself healthy, eat lot of fruits, vegetables, drink more water, use less chemicals or no chemicals at all.
Use natural scrub, no soaps. Nothing against soaps but how do you except soaps to clean off dirt from a layered surface. They will just clean the upper layer with the foam and not to forget the chemicals. They slowly remove the Cologne (Cologne is what gives the skin, the look, the wrinkle free look, chemical strip your skin off Cologne).
I have nothing against soaps, its just that i prefer something natural. Sometimes when i am on trip, i do use soaps but i really, really avoid soaps.
I mean animals hardly especially even our pets are bathed few times a year, how are they so clean. See we are complicating things.
For immediate relief, i suggest bath in lukewarm or cold water only and use any natural powders like mentioned below. Make a paste, apply, scrub with your hands on your body and wash off. And then lightly apply any natural oil like coconut oil, mint oil, tea tree oil, sandalwood oil etc. to moisturize and close the pores after bath. Just make sure you rub the oil with your palm and just rub it on your skin to moisturize, else the oil will make it greasy. Give some days time and you will notice huge changes. Only thing is keep a small check on the food you eat and the environment you are roaming.
MOST IMPORTANTLY USE ANY NATURALLY AVAILABLE POWDERS LIKE:
Gram flour or chickpea flour. I use only chickpea powder. This is what Grandmas use for babies in India from centuries.
Shikakai (Acacia concinna powder, dont put in eyes, it will burn best for hair also)
Baking soda powder
Or other natural powders like sandalwood powder, Neem powder or any other natural available skin safe powders.
You can make a powder of anything available in nature, just make sure they don’t burn your skin or cause any harm.
These will not give any foam, but just make a paste of them and apply on body and rinse and you feel get the best cleansing, exfoliating effect. All of these are not only good for skin but for hair as well. You just need to know how to use it.
Just make a paste in a cup of the required , shower with water on your body, apply on your body and start scrub with your hands, that’s it. And wash off. No separate scrubbing required. You finished bathing fast as well. Nothing spent as well, as these are from your regular groceries. Even rice powder can be used, just make a paste and rinse, wash off..that’s it. Why are we humans, the smartest creatures complicating a simple task like skin care and bath. Elephants are better…I mean i know they have thick skin but dirt is dirt for the size of a elephant body as well. So don’t give me crap that animals skin is tough. By the way humans are also animals, don’t forget and i am sure the first species of humans took quite some time before they discovered bathing.
This is what our ancestors did, used natural things. Humans have been on the earth for more than 2000 years out of which soaps have come only in the last two or three centuries. So you decide.
Offcourse, the only drawback is no foam and scent but as i said you can create your own combo for smell as well by adding some drops of natural oils, mix sandal or any other natural ingredients.
Sometimes, i even use just salt instead of soap for bathing. (Don’t even use soap with scrub combination which come with some micro abrasions, again marketing gimmick).
Soaps remove the natural oils produced in your body. And then you will tell about mild soaps. Why does your skin produce oil, it is melanin to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. But we are bothered about looking oily and dark. Off course, some people have naturally good skin and not so oily. But understand what is happening with you and then you will know the right thing to do for your skin.
Nothing like nature, remember humans are not plastic or chemicals. No animal depends on chemicals to keep themselves clean, even elephants don’t, they have bigger skin than humans. So…you decide…its up to you.I know there will be some detractors but all i am telling is this method works for me and your questions are welcome. I am not against chemicals or plastic, without the technology, the internet, mobile phones or pain killers would not have been possible but in this scenario, i rest my case to be natural.
Just give some time with this kind of routine and you will know what i mean..somethings have to be experienced..
In case your problem is severe, i suggest you take oil bath every weekend. Warm some oil, apply all over body and use these natural scrubs. I know your skin will feel oily, you will feel more dirt, more oily. But what you are not getting is, once you apply oil on your skin, the oil will penetrate deep inside your skin, pores, layers and remove all the dirt. It’s just that you need to give some weeks and later you will also know how to bath without making a mess of yourself.. You will take some time to come clean with the oil bath. For starters, you can try some massage parlours or ayurvedic spas or rejunvation centres. But again don’t spend a bomb without checking if its worth it. Just go for full body oil massage and steam. Spend less.
I know modern doctors, skin care specialists, say oil skin is problem, you have to understand that oil in most cases it is only melanin which your skin is producing. Very rare it is pus or white heads that is blocking or causing pimples. Google Melanin, it protects your skin from harmful sun rays. Melanin actually closes the pores of skin and does not allow to enter dust. Which means you just have to lightly rinse or wash your face, to remove the dirt stuck with melanin. What we do is remove or wipe of the very melanin which our body produces to protect our skin. Apply other things. Now skin is actually susceptible to dust and that’s why we end up in never ending battle of skin problems. Tell me one thing human body produces to kill itself. Nothing. Even sweat, google it, it kills germs not allow germs to grow on it. But after sweat you have to clean your body. But, we go on abusing skin with deos, talcum powders…I mean limited use is fine..but …most of the time, we just abuse our body with all the chemicals. BTW, I am yet to see a tribal with major skin problems as well.. Yes you will find but just check out the percentage. I could be wrong..but the point is how come these tribals without any chemicals have good skin…That’s my point. Both of us are humans…right..
The rest of things like hormones, DHT, over testosterone is all crap.
Why don’t we get it. Are humans borne out of chemicals, plastic. Then how do expect chemicals – synthetics will suit us. You might know the results now, but surely if not now, the future generations will get to know the effects of chemicals on human body. I know, i have been using and scientifically little bit of chemicals are no harm to us. Okay, but as i said humans are not made of chemicals.
I mean how come very few animals have skin problems (offcourse sick animals etc have hair, skin problems but overall are animals in good skin condition?). Just look around most males and girls just at the age of 15 itself find skin problems. Think..I have hardly seen a slum teenager or person, beggar on the road with pimples, i mean very rare…I could be wrong but …this is what i have seen..
Do not blame AC, stress, dust, pollution,etc. they are all just minor or pushing causes. Not major.
Beggar can’t afford these toiletories, creams, lasic treatmens, abrasion treatment…got it..no chemicals…No gels, no hair spray, no styling, no poking unnecessarily…see.. get the picture…
Yes, be a little patient and use them for a few months but trust me your skin will be back the way you had it or atleast it will not get any worse. Atleast, first give it give it the best chance to make a comeback. These remedies are hardly costing and they will become routine once you follow.. in fact you can even stop once your condition is better. Just take bath with any one of natural paste and you will have PROBLEM FREE skin TILL death do apart…
WARNING: CHEMICALS OR NATURAL, NEVER EVER TOUCH THOSE PIMPLES OR BREAK THEM. DON’T EVEN THINK OF TOUCHING THEM…THE MARKS LEFT BEHIND WILL NOT GO, EVEN IF YOU SPEND MILLIONS…and its not worth it for a small negligence you did by poking at them. Even if its tiniest of pimples..i am telling with experience.
I know this answer repeats a lot of things and is way too big. Trust me, its worth all the struggle you will go through years finding the right cure. That is why I have included everything here..No point, searching everywhere finally to find a simple solution.