How to get rid of acne on your face quickly: pharmacy and folk remedies

A rash is a change in the appearance of the skin, its color, structure with localization of lesions on the face, scalp, arms, legs or, in severe cases, on the entire body.

The rash may be accompanied by itching, pain, the formation of red spots, bullae (blisters), papules (nodules), pustules (pustules), blisters, and plaques. The skin becomes dry, flaky, and when scratched, scratches, weeping, scabs or erosions may appear on the skin. Chronic itching and the addition of a secondary infection often provoke the development of foci of skin atrophy: changes in pigmentation, thinning or thickening of the skin.

The appearance of a rash may be accompanied by the following symptoms: itching, pain, fever, muscle and joint pain, headache, sleep disturbances, appetite, weight loss, general malaise, weakness, nausea and vomiting, inflammation and damage to the mucous membranes (eyes, cavities mouth, genitals).

The most common questions at a doctor’s appointment: allergic, infectious and acne rashes. It is important to understand that the cause of rashes is most often diseases - hair follicles and sebaceous glands, allergic reactions, infectious, autoimmune diseases. That is, the rash does not occur on its own, but is an external sign of pathological processes in the skin, internal organs and body systems.

Causes of acne

Acne on the face and body appears for various reasons.
Most often they arise as a result of the greatest activity of hormones: in adolescence, during a certain phase of the menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, in case of disruption of the endocrine system. They do not bypass even newborns and infants: hormones or a reaction to nutrition can affect this. Pimple is not a medical term. Experts, depending on the condition of the skin and inflammation, distinguish the following types of acne (acne):

  • comedones - pimples in which a sebaceous plug has clogged the pore, are white or black;
  • papule is an inflamed and painful full-blown pimple; bluishness and redness may appear at the site of inflammation;
  • pustule - differs from a papule in the presence of purulent contents;
  • nodular cystic acne - a severe form of pustules that penetrate deep into the dermis and are very painful;
  • fulminant acne is the most severe form and requires medical intervention.

Severely advanced inflammation can cause bruising and redness. There may also be internal, subcutaneous acne. They are very painful. And in order to cure them, you need to make them ripen faster and break through to the surface of the skin.

When should you see a doctor if a rash occurs?

Often the rash does not require treatment and goes away on its own; in other cases, treatment consists of taking antihistamines and using topical medications that reduce itching and swelling, topical corticosteroids.

The rash may be a symptom of an underlying disease or indicate the development of an allergic reaction.

You should not engage in self-diagnosis or self-medication; to find out the cause of the rash, diagnosis and proper treatment, you must consult a doctor.

Rashes in infants are often not truly allergic. Read more about tactics for prickly heat, newborn acne, diaper dermatitis and other types of rashes in the material “Rashes in Babies.”

You should contact a pediatrician if air baths, prevention of overheating, frequent diaper changes, and the use of local remedies do not give a positive result, the rash does not go away within a few days; you notice signs of infection - increasing pain, swelling, redness of the skin, rashes accompanied by the release of pus, the formation of crusts, enlarged lymph nodes in the armpits, neck or groin; the child is lethargic, refuses to eat, and has a fever.

Get emergency medical help if the rash appears suddenly, spreads quickly throughout the body, is accompanied by severe itching, blistering, fever, swelling of the lips, eyelids, cheeks, hands, neck, vomiting, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, or changes in skin color .

Prevention of acne and pimples

Prevention of acne and pimples includes proper balanced nutrition, diet, and regular skin care. During the period of greatest activity of the sebaceous glands (especially in adolescence and youth), exclude fatty foods rich in simple carbohydrates, sweets, and starchy foods from your diet. Alcohol and cigarette consumption also affect skin condition. Therefore, they should also be abandoned. In addition, do not forget about regular cleansing of your skin. Use antiseptic masks and creams.

Do not squeeze blackheads and pimples. By doing this, you can provoke even more of their appearance and the appearance of scars and scars.

These simple rules will help keep your skin pores clean and prevent dust and bacteria from getting into them, which contribute to the development of inflammation.

Acne treatment

In fact, getting rid of pimples and blackheads (blackheads) is not very difficult. You just need to use drugs and products specially designed for this. These can be pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics, as well as home recipes to combat this disease.

Pharmacy assistants

For mild cases of acne, it is recommended to use

  • antiseptics,
  • adsorbents, metabolic stabilizers,
  • antibacterial drugs (antibiotics),
  • hormonal drugs.


Antiseptics cleanse the skin, disinfect, and prevent inflammatory processes in the upper layers of the epidermis. These include drugs such as “Metrogil gel”, “Streptotsid”, “Efezel”, ichthyol ointment, “Tsindol”, which are available in the form of ointments, anti-acne masks (diluted powder), suspensions.


Adsorbents remove waste and toxins from the body (and the gastrointestinal tract), thereby promoting its cleansing. Available in the form of tablets for oral administration and powder. Good adsorbents are brewer's yeast, Polysorb, combined biologically active additives, Laktofiltrum.

Antibacterial drugs

Antibacterial drugs prevent inflammation from becoming infected. To combat acne, ointments and gels “Levomikol”, “Zinerit”, “Dancil T” are recommended.

Hormonal drugs

The hormones contained in hormonal preparations normalize and reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands. The most popular remedy for combating acne is hydrocortisone ointment and its analogues.

Facial skin diseases, main types

Human skin is capable of responding to any factors: both external (sun, wind, moisture) and internal (processes in the body).
The result of such reactions can be a variety of diseases that cause not only moral, but also physical discomfort. Therefore, at the first suspicion, and even more so symptoms of skin diseases, you should contact a specialist in order to avoid serious health problems and make your life comfortable. Being a kind of litmus test, our skin can react to anything: to changes in hormonal levels - acne, to long-term use of medications - rosacea, to sunbathing - rosacea, and so on.

Modern medicine identifies more than 600 skin problems, the vast majority of which are only the result of some factors, and only a small part of them are directly diseases of the epidermis.

The main diseases of the facial skin are:

  • Anke - pimples and blackheads, the appearance of which is caused by disturbances in the functioning of the sebaceous glands;
  • Rosacea is a small red or pink rash;
  • Cuperosis - spider veins;
  • Papillomas are neoplasms on the skin caused by a virus;
  • Impetigo is an infectious purulent disease caused by streptococci and staphylococci (expressed in red tuberous rashes and spots);
  • Keratosis - small spots covered with rough scales;
  • Vitiligo - pink or milky-white spots with a round shape;
  • Chloasma is increased skin pigmentation with clear boundaries;
  • Seborrheic dermatitis is peeling of the skin in the nose and eyes, characterized by pain and itching.

Inexpensive but effective

However, you should not immediately resort to the strongest drugs. You can get by with easier means.


For example, cosmetic clay is excellent for ridding the skin of acne; it cleanses pores well and nourishes the skin.

Clay is an excellent natural adsorbent.

Blue and white clay are best suited for this purpose. It is enough to apply clay masks to your skin 2-3 times a week, and within a month you will see the results from their use.

Badyagi powder is an effective remedy in the fight against acne. Dilute it with water to a paste and apply it to your face for 15 minutes. Repeat once a week.

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a great helper for cleansing the skin and treating acne. It disinfects the skin, draws dirt out of the pores, and prevents the development of bacteria in them that cause inflammation. Peroxide is effective for purulent acne. Before use, dilute a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution with boiled water in a 1:1 ratio. Wipe the skin with a cotton swab soaked in diluted peroxide. Or use it spot on.

Acetylsalicylic acid

Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) occupies an important place in cosmetology. Recently, aspirin skin peeling has become popular. Crush several aspirin tablets, dilute them with water to a paste, then apply the resulting mixture to your face. Rub your face lightly to remove dead skin cells. Such a cheap and simple remedy will help even out the skin and stop the inflammatory process.

Activated carbon

Activated carbon has proven itself to be an excellent adsorbent for skin. Masks made from it give visible results immediately after the first use. To prepare this miracle mask, dilute 1 tbsp in water. spoon of gelatin, then heat it. Add several tablets of crushed activated carbon to warm gelatin. Stir everything thoroughly. Then apply the warm paste to your face and leave until the mask dries completely. Similarly, you can use a mask made from gelatin alone.

After the gelatin mask dries, remove it along with any dirt.

Symptoms of inflammation of the trigeminal nerve

Experts include short-term, but acute and intense pain in different parts of the head as the main symptoms of facial neuralgia. Shooting attacks spread over the entire surface of the face - lips, eyes, nose, upper and lower jaw, gums and tongue.

Patients also report the following symptoms:

  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Muscle weakness
  • 2-3 days before facial expressions are affected, pain occurs behind the outer ear, spreading to the face, back of the head and eyes
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Inability to close the eye on the affected side
  • Drooping corner of the mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Slurred speech
  • Cross-eyed strabismus
  • Uncontrollable tearing
  • Disorders of taste buds
  • Increased drooling
  • Facial muscle spasms
  • Increased or decreased facial sensitivity
  • Temperature increase

Due to discomfort and pain, the patient begins to develop a phobia and increased anxiety. He tries to avoid poses and movements that provoke discomfort.

Homemade beauty recipes

Honey is famous for its healing and antiseptic properties. It perfectly tones the skin, makes it soft, velvety, and perfectly tightens pores. Honey can be used in its pure form, diluted with water and used as a tonic, or used to create cleansing and nourishing masks. After using the honey product, wash your skin and apply a nourishing cream.

Wipe oily skin and directly affected areas daily with a cotton pad soaked in lemon juice or strongly brewed green tea.

Walnut (its leaves) also helps reduce inflammation on the skin and thereby prevent further spread of comedones. To prepare the decoction, pour 2 tablespoons of walnut leaves (dry) into a glass of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Then cover the broth with a lid and leave to brew for another 25-30 minutes. After this, strain the broth and use it, rubbing it on problem skin several times a day.

Traditional medicine also helps in the treatment of marks and scars left after large acne. Melissa essential oil and blue volcanic clay cope well with this problem. Mix a few drops of oil with clay and dilute with water to form thick sour cream. Apply the paste on your face for half an hour, then rinse with warm water. The therapeutic effect of this mask is achieved due to the ability of lemon balm to relax the skin, heal wounds and tighten scars. Repeat the mask 1-2 times a week.

If your pores are large, a mixture of chamomile flowers and sage leaves will help tighten them. Take 1 teaspoon each of chamomile and sage, pour boiling water over them and let it brew for 20-30 minutes. Apply lotions to problem areas with this infusion.

Disease prevention

Doctors recommend eliminating effects on the body that cause inflammation of the trigeminal nerve. Here are some recommendations to help avoid illness:

  • Avoid drafts and hypothermia
  • Keep your head warm during the cold season
  • Monitor your blood pressure
  • Timely treatment of infectious and bacterial diseases
  • Have a routine check-up with an oncologist
  • Avoid skull and head injuries

You can sign up for an individual consultation, take tests or undergo treatment at the Medunion private clinic. You can easily make an appointment with us by calling 202-95-54 or online, directly on the website, by clicking on the “Online booking” button.

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