How I Finally got rid of my acne with Calamine Lotion, Sleep, and Garlic

My biggest problem with acne was the fact that my face was always oily. I would always read that there were individuals who were getting away with washing their face only twice a day; morning and night. I couldn’t possibly wait that long in between. At about noon, I would already feel as if my face was being weighed down by oil, and then in the late afternoon I would feel it again, assuming I got a chance to wash my face earlier. I had to find a way on how to get rid of acne that was suited for me.


With all of this extra oil around, there’s a lot more of the necessary ingredients available to create the right environment for acne to start, and stay there if nothings done. Reading about other people’s skin types, acne types, and the solutions that worked for them, I noted that the biggest thing that all of these solutions had in common was that they worked by soaking up extra oils, and drying up existing pimples, whether they were on the surface of the skin, or deeper.


My solution was calamine lotion. There are people on forums, blogs, and other comment sites where they note that it was highly effective for drying out existing pimples, reducing redness and inflammation, as well as shrinking cysts overnight, and eventually bringing them to a head, once again, with reduced redness and inflammation. How to Get Rid of Acne Wiki actually had a lot of info about its effects on other people based on their search of forums where people talked about their acne. Anyways, Calamine was exactly what I was looking for because my biggest issues were:

  • Oily Skin
  • Pimples
  • Cysts
  • Blackheads due to excess oil blocking pores

After a lot of reading and experiment with a bunch of other how to get rid of acne remedies, I began using calamine lotion with the intent of sticking out with it on a daily basis for a solid month, only later to find out that I would see effects much earlier. I would shake the bottle up, and using a cotton swab apply directly to the center of pimples and cysts, and then around them a little bit. I would go over again once it dried to get two layers.


By next morning, I could already see that things had reduced in size. Cysts were smaller, pimples were dry and turned into tiny little scabs that came off when I washed my face and patted with a towel. I was very surprised that it was this effective. I used this daily before sleep, and left it on overnight. I would lay down a towel or a T-shirt I did not care too much about on my pillow, because when calamine dries, it comes off easily if you rub up against something.


Using it regularly, redness was reducing, and pimples were shrinking. Because I didn’t have large mounds pulling upwards on my skin, my face started to look and feel a lot smoother with dramatically less bumps than I was used to. Overall, I was finally starting to get rid of acne. I also started eating a bit healthier, such as eating garlic regularly and going to sleep at a regular period of time as I read was beneficial on pretty much every health blog ever.


Over all, this helped dry out all of my existing pimples, and anything that was going to come up eventually. I noticed that when I didn’t have as many pimples on my face, I didn’t feel oil building up in large amounts on my skin, so I no longer felt like I needed to wash my face 6 times per day. It was great. If this method works for you, please write something in the comments. I would be very excited to know that others experienced the same results as I did!


What was My Acne Type, and What is Acne?

To be able to find a solution to a problem, you need to know what the root of that problem is. For acne, you have understand just why it happens, and what variables come to play. Acne happens when there are excess oils on the surface of your skin, and those oils get mixed with a whole bunch of grime, dirt, grease, and dead skin cells on the way out of your pores. If there’s a block that’s created by this, you may get lucky and have that block happen near the surface of your skin where it just becomes a blackhead, or if you’re unlucky and it happens somewhere deeper in the pore, then you can get inflammation, and the block can result from having anywhere from a small pimple, to a large cyst depending on the severity of the block. Inflammation, the redness, and the pain from having acne is one thing, having to walk around with it is another, and it sucks. If you want to read a more scientific version of this, just check out Wikipedia’s entry for Acne (Vulgaris)


Those things that are usually associated with acne are usually diet, especially milk and dairy products like chocolate. You often hear people get outbreaks of acne if they eat chocolate, so you need to keep this in mind. Other things include the lack of exercise being the culprit. Exercise helping you get a sweat that then cleans out your pores from the inside out is highly suggested. Drinking plenty of water, and making sure you’re getting plenty of sleep is another variable that you luckily still have control over. The big factor that plays into causing the environment that acne lives in are fluctuating hormones, and that’s just something you don’t have much of a say in unless you’re a female suffering from acne. In that case, you have the option of going on birth control that does the trick of balancing hormones for you.



I had acne very similar to this right here

Anyways, I found a solution that worked for me. I spent a lot of time on the internet asking questions, and reading comments on a lot of home made remedies to get rid out of acne. I compared the kind of problems other people were suffering from to my own, and that is what best helped me determine a method that was right for me. When I finally found something that worked, I was filled with joy. I made this blog in the hopes that someone else can be helped the same way I did by making sure the method that worked for me is always available on various websites just in case anything happens to one of the others.

About Me

There’s nothing out there quiet like the feeling of knowing that you finally found the answer that you’ve been looking for to solve a problem that has plagued you for such a long time as my acne plagued me.


My issue was that it would affect me socially to the point where I simply refused to show my face at certain places, times, or when I new certain people were around. I felt like this thing that I had no control over, that I could never wrangle and finally get rid of, was something that I felt a great shame over. It was like this was some sort of physical representation of who I really was, and I didn’t like what I was seeing. I knew there was someone else under all of this, and I was determined to make sure that they got out.


As many of you have done, I spent an exceedingly long time in search for a way to get rid of my acne. Various medications, treatments, therapies, home remedies, etc. All of them failed, and I felt like it was just a way of things telling me that “this is how it is”. I refused to believe that, and continued my quest for an answer.


At one point, I felt like I had exhausted absolutely everything. At one point I was just skimming certain websites because I had already read over that information a million times before. I remember it being such a demoralizing experience that made me want to quit every day. At one point, I just decided to start from scratch. Try to forget what I have done, and really start from zero. My hopes was that I missed something, and going back to the very beginning would help me find just want that missing something was.


This proved to be the right move and I’m enjoying the results that my actions brought upon. I finally found the answer I had been looking for, and I can finally enjoy being me. The real me, the me I chose to show everyone, where I had complete control, unlike my previous situation where it was as if I was living with some sort of curse. Something that made me stand out in a hideous way from everyone else. Something I had absolutely no control over and I hated myself for it. Now, it’s no longer like that. I can finally enjoy this freedom, and I want to make sure you do too.