By Mitra, How To Get Rid Of Pimples
Hello Beauties !!!!!
I wanted to share with you all my journey from being acne ladden to clear skin !!! I know most of us at some point of life had struggled with acne. And one myth that my doctor busted is no matter how clean you keep your face acne occurs cause of internal factors.
3-Lifestyle Let me bust a few myths here first :
A major major myth people have is oily food and chocolates causes acne, so rejoice folks, its just a myth. And happily after i did not feel guilty while gorging on my oily and fat ladden food. My doctor also told me that i can happily use makeup while undergoing the treatment…yuppieeee!!!!.
He cautioned me vey strivctly about sun though. It might cause photo sensitivity and cause damage during this time. Now coming to my regeimen. I underwent acne treatment at various stages of my growing up years and at various degree of acne that i suffered. I can almost rantle off the ingredients that acne medicines SHOULD have to help ones skin. Lolzz Acne treatment consists of external treatment and internal treatment. When any person goes to a doctor for acne the first medicine that a dermatologist gives is a Clindamycin based product. The one i was given is ‘ clindamycin phosphate gel usp gel’. I was suggested to use it during day time. It doesnot leave your skin oily. Gets absorbed instantly. If you see a film then you are using too much of the medicine.
Applying more gel, or applying it more often, will not make it work better or faster. Instead, it may irritate your skin. You can also top it with your regular compact and will be set for the day with a protection of THE mighty Clindamycin underneath . Use it on your entire face and not just the pimples. Along with this gel, i was given antibiotics to be taken after food. This was 3 day course.
The one I was prescribed was Azithromycin. My night time regime was with a peeling cream which helps in preventing scares or fade any existing scars. Remember nothing can vanish your scares, it will only reduce the intensity. If you want it to vanish then go for cosmetic surgery, thats the only way alas !! The peeling cream i used was a Retino a 0.025 % (another one was Tronin which i got after finishing Retino) .I was suggested to use it alternate nights and was told strictly to keep away from the sun while wearing this. Also when using any peeling cream one is supposed to avoid sun and use PROPER sun protection. Now one may wonder how do i use Clindamycin and then use a sunscreen on it. Well what i used to do is, i used a sunscreen when i had to go to work and after reaching office i would wash it off and apply my clindamycin and compact and continue till evening and go home after 6pm when the sun wouldnt affect my skin.
For people who stay at home its very easy for them to follow this routine. I was also given a soothing cream to calm my skin from all the medicines and also provide moisturisation. Its called Ban a Tan. Another alternate that i found when i couldnt find this in market was Niltan. Both have the same composition and work the same way.
My Regime Summary to get rid of Acne
Morning 9am – Sunscreen (on my way to work) After reaching work
After reaching work 10am – Wash with the mildest facewash avaailable (derma reco Fash) and apply Clindamycin Around 4pm wash face again and apply Ban a Tan
Reach home at 7pm and wash face with face wash and leave it so till night.
Before going to bed, wash face with water and dry skin completely then apply Retinol or Tretinoin cream
This was the treatment followed for any new acne sufferer. Since my acne attack came back in a big way very recently, my dermatologist gave me Isotretinoin to be taken internally.
Please note this medication is extremely dangerous to be taken without proper medical supervision. Some acne medication that one can get over the counter are listed below and is safe to be used.
Clindamycin phos gel Faceclin For acne scars a few safe over the counter medication are, Kojivit Clearasil Medicated Blemish Cream Kojiglo Glycolic acid 6% cream My derma also gave me a moisturizer -Sebamed which is a very effective and soothing one a little expensive though. Actually most of these CTM thingies that a derma suggests are more often than not a liiitle expensive but totally worth it.
And guys the best part about acne treatment is the Retino/Tronin that i use is also the most effective anti ageing ingredient Important points to remember when undergoing acne treatment(as suggested by my derma) : Donot use srubs during the treatment period Donot go out in sun without good sun screen on. Best is to avoid sun completely. Donot use excessive drying facewash thinking it will remove oils and make acne disappear, instead you will only produce more oil as your skin feels it is drying.
DONOT prick your pimples. Donot touch your face or cup it incase you are used to it and donot let others touch your face either. Your palm has bacteria too. Use a very mild facewash- My derma prescribed a very expensive but an effective facewash- Bioder, 1130 Rs for 200ml Donot share face towels. Change pillow covers alternate day. I just spread a clean nighty/petticoat on my pillow everyday , cause i dont have as many pillow covers.
Keep your scalp clean and dandruff free, wash it every alternate day if possible with a very mild shampoo. Before using any skin care product check if it non-comedogenic. CTM is a must everyday Donot sleep with makeup on, no matter ho tired you are PLEEEASE remove your makeup and go to bed. Last but not the least, eat healthy and sleep enough.