Acne is so different in everyone’s body.
Some people are hit with it during their teenage years and then they magically grow out of it later on.
Some people breeze through their teens with great skin and are suddenly plagued with zits and blemishes as an adult.
Others have dealt with it the whole time and it never seems to go away.
It is so hard to control because it can be triggered by genetics, stress and hormones.
So how do you cure acne once and for all?
Unfortunately, it is a condition that cannot be cured right now.
Acne is kind of like diabetes. Once you have it, there is no cure. But you can definitely treat the symptoms!
And often the symptoms can be treated so well that it seems like nothing is wrong at all. The symptoms of acne can definitely be eliminated.
But keeping those symptoms at bay requires constant effort and upkeep.
Once you have cleared up your acne, you must continue treating it to keep the pimples from resurfacing.
Here’s what happened to me…
I managed to entirely clear up my acne by consistently using a whole regimen of skin care products and I was so happy!
I couldn’t even remember the last time that I had perfectly clear skin. And, to be honest, I didn’t even think it was a possibility for me until it finally cleared up.
Not a single zit or cyst. No bumps. Just smooth, clear skin. I was even going out without a full face of foundation!
But then I got pregnant and came down with severe morning sickness. I was so sick that I couldn’t bring myself to go through all of my skin care steps twice a day.
Actually, I was so sick that I would usually just wipe my face with a cleansing cloth and call it good.
So my acne regimen went untouched for about 3 months and my acne came back in full force.
It wasn’t necessarily any worse than it was before, but it was so disheartening to have that happen after finally achieving clear skin for a brief period of time.
When I finally started using my acne regimen again, both day and night consistently, I was again able to clear up the acne again after several weeks.
Acne products actually are a long-term commitment
I totally used to think that acne products were formulated to keep you hooked on them. That they were designed to never fully cure acne just so you would keep buying them.
Well after learning that it’s a biology issue, not a product formulating issue, I now see why acne products work that way.
It’s not the way they were designed, it’s just the simple fact that acne cannot be completely cured.
But what about treating other skin concerns?
Ok, I know, I know. But what about anti-aging? Or dry skin? Or what if you want to reverse some sun damage?
You can totally address those issues as well.
Since acne is usually the most obvious and difficult skin problem, I definitely recommend tackling ONLY the acne at first.
Since many acne regimens take time for your skin to get used to them, there is usually a ramp up period at first where you will be using your acne products along with something else that your skin can already tolerate.
But once you have fully ramped up on your acne regimen, commit to using it twice a day without any other products that could interfere with how well it works.
Continue using those acne products (and only those acne products) until your skin is completely clear. And then keep going for at least another month, if not two.
After that, you can try experimenting with other products a bit. You could try adding in some anti-aging products along with your acne regimen. Or use a different regimen either in the morning or at night.
Add in only one product at a time to see how it works alongside your acne products. That way, if there is a problem, you know which product to stop using.
But the key is to continue using your acne regimen at least once a day to keep your skin clear.
Have you ever cleared up your acne and then had it all come back before? Share your story in the comments below!