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    After years of trying, I feel like I have finally cracked the code and found a solution to acne prone skin.
    I started getting acne in grade 6 or 7 and it has been almost 10 years of dealing with it and only this month did I feel like I finally found a solution.

    So for years my face could not go a day without a new visitor on it and it made me very insecure and made me question if I will ever have nice looking skin. I tried EVERYTHING. But the thing is I didn't know what I was even supposed to look for in skin care.

    I decided one day to just drop the money and buy some expensive stuff that had good reviews from sephora and see if that worked. It did. Also everything I bought was alcohol free and free of any products from pigs so I was like "Yaay Halal stuff".
    But the thing is that the ingredients in the products I got are found in so many other cheaper brands. When I bought my stuff I moved 2 weeks later so I was stuck with it, which is fine but in the future I will probably try to find something cheaper.

    So if you have acne prone skin these are some ingredients that I found work the best:
    1. Salicylic acid (it is in pretty much every acne treatment product that works)
    2. aloe vera
    3. tea tree
    4. grapefruit/ grapefruit water
    5. witch hazel
    6. Charcoal
    These are the things that seem to come up a lot. I am sure there are others but this is what I can remember now.

    Your going to want to get at least a cleanser and a toner. I use my cleanser 1-3 times a day. And the toner 1-2 times.
    The cleanser cleans the dirt from your skin and the toner helps balance your ph levels so you don't get as oily. If you use your toner on a cotton pad and wipe your skin than it will probably pick up the left over dirt that rose to the surface from the cleansing. Also if you have a treatment toner then it will also treat your skin. My toner helps prevent future breakouts.
    Also you want to do this continuously. Don't skip days. Do it all the time. Make it part of your daily routine.
    Also you are going to want to put on a mask once or twice a week. I use a charcoal mask. I know garnier has charcoal masks that probably do the same thing as the stuff I use:moody This step removes impurities from the skin from deep within it.
    Exfoliate 3 times a week. You can use your cleanser to exfoliate with. You can buy one of those machines that is like a spinning brush, or a loofah (gently), or you can make your own treatment exfoliater with sugar and coconut oil. This step removes dead skin that is cloging your pores and making you break out.
    Now a huge thing that really made me see results quickly that I didn't realize was hurting my skin was the moisturizer I was using. I didn't realize it was making me break out. I would recommend limiting the use of moisturizer or just cutting it out completely and using an oil. Or find something that won't make you break out.
    You are also going to want to clean out your pores with one of those strips that you put on your nose or you can a pick that you graze on ares with clogged pores and it will pull then out (its gross but your skin will love you for it). If you use the strip then use in once a week or so.
    Finally, drink a lot of water.

    Now the thing is that it takes anywhere from 1 month to maybe even over 3 months for you to actually start seeing a difference.
    I have been using my new stuff for about a month now and for the first time in forever my skin hasn't had any acne on it in days. But in the beginning I really didn't see a difference and I was regretting spending all that money. But Alhamdillulallah it started to work.
    This is what worked for me.

    If anyone has any other tips feel free to share them!

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    Skin care- Acne prone skin

    No need for all that, just drink water and limited acidic food.
    Quran 45:23-24

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      Re: Skin care- Acne prone skin

      Originally posted by obaid_m View Post
      No need for all that, just drink water and limited acidic food.
      Trust me, I wish that worked for me. If that worked for you than good for you, but if it was a constant struggle like it was for me then this is the only thing that seemed to work. It seems excessive but i find that its worth it.

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        Re: Skin care- Acne prone skin

        Ahhh acne, the bane of a teenagers existence.

        I've never really had it, I just get spots every now and then but they come and go (the marks stay for a while though).
        Last edited by dsr478; 16-09-17, 02:17 PM.

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          Skin care- Acne prone skin

          Accutane is the way to go!

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            Re: Skin care- Acne prone skin

            Originally posted by dsr478 View Post
            Ahhh acne, the bane of a teenagers existence.

            I've never really had it, I just spots every now and then but they come and go (the marks stay for a while though).
            I know its awful. Your fortunate that you didn't have to deal with it too much. I hear that garlic helps with acne scars though.

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              Re: Skin care- Acne prone skin

              Originally posted by Ghuraba321 View Post
              Accutane is the way to go!
              That's good to know. I might try that out.

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                Skin care- Acne prone skin

                I can only speak from personal experiences:

                All these skincare products, diet advice, not touching your face etc. are very ineffective and do very little to help, if they even help at all

                I went on a 6.5 month course of accutane which finally stopped the acne. I freely touch my face, eat whatever I want, not use any skincare products and my skin is fine now. I may get the occassional tiny spot, but that is nothing to fret about.

                All that's left is some hyperpigmentation, which will in sha' Allah fade away within the next few months

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                  Re: Skin care- Acne prone skin

                  Originally posted by Ghuraba321 View Post
                  I can only speak from personal experiences:

                  All these skincare products, diet advice, not touching your face etc. are very ineffective and do very little to help, if they even help at all

                  I went on a 6.5 month course of accutane which finally stopped the acne. I freely touch my face, eat whatever I want, not use any skincare products and my skin is fine now. I may get the occassional tiny spot, but that is nothing to fret about.

                  All that's left is some hyperpigmentation, which will in sha' Allah fade away within the next few months
                  Wow really? I am seriously complicating this then. Everyone at sephora's always like "you need a skin care routine" clearly what they mean is "give us your money".
                  But i can't complain, the skin care routine worked pretty fast. Maybe when the stuff I have is done i'll try what you used.

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                    Skin care- Acne prone skin

                    Yep.

                    But I guess if it's all genuinely working for you and you're happy to spend money on the products and do the routines, then there's not much need to start doing something different

                    Are you from England? Accutane is a powerful drug and can only be prescribed by skin care specialists like dermatologists. Usually, your GP would refer you to a dermatologist after antibiotics and topical treatments fail to work. It works wonders against acne. Your acne has to be pretty bad to be even considered a patient for it though

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                      Re: Skin care- Acne prone skin

                      Originally posted by aelmo View Post
                      Wow really? I am seriously complicating this then. Everyone at sephora's always like "you need a skin care routine" clearly what they mean is "give us your money".
                      But i can't complain, the skin care routine worked pretty fast. Maybe when the stuff I have is done i'll try what you used.
                      Companies have an incentive to sell as much product as they can to make money. They do that by creating products that deliver cures faster than usual.

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                        Originally posted by Ghuraba321 View Post
                        Yep.

                        But I guess if it's all genuinely working for you and you're happy to spend money on the products and do the routines, then there's not much need to start doing something different

                        Are you from England? Accutane is a powerful drug and can only be prescribed by skin care specialists like dermatologists. Usually, your GP would refer you to a dermatologist after antibiotics and topical treatments fail to work. It works wonders against acne. Your acne has to be pretty bad to be even considered a patient for it though
                        I'm Canadian but I live in the UAE. I might go back to Canada in the winter break though, it could be there. But so far its all been good with my routine, Alhamdiliallah. I don't think that a doctor would prescribe that to me then. But that's good to know in case I know anyone who has a very sever case of acne. Thank you.

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                          Re: Skin care- Acne prone skin

                          Originally posted by horizon View Post
                          Companies have an incentive to sell as much product as they can to make money. They do that by creating products that deliver cures faster than usual.
                          Clearly. I am also so easily swayed. The moment I walked into Sephora a part of my soul remained there. I am going through withdrawal now. Its been tough but I can finally see that I was under that brand name spell.

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                            Skin care- Acne prone skin

                            Alhamdulillah indeed, sis.

                            You don't have to live with acne. It's not nice. I know it can cause things like low self-esteem, isolation, anxiety, low confidence, depression etc

                            Maybe you can talk to the doctor about it and see if they could consider you or something. If they refuse, maybe you can get the drug from a private doctor or dermatologist too, I'm not sure.

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                              Re: Skin care- Acne prone skin

                              Originally posted by Ghuraba321 View Post
                              Alhamdulillah indeed, sis.

                              You don't have to live with acne. It's not nice. I know it can cause things like low self-esteem, isolation, anxiety, low confidence, depression etc

                              Maybe you can talk to the doctor about it and see if they could consider you or something. If they refuse, maybe you can get the drug from a private doctor or dermatologist too, I'm not sure.
                              Well if something happens and I start getting a lot of acne again then maybe I will look into that. I found that my acne problem is genetic, so I can't say for sure that it is gone forever. But so far so good! And what I do now I can do at home and that's always nice.
                              Thanks a lot for the advice!

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