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I've never had truly bad skin, but I do break out every once in a while from stress. Lately, I've had a ton of stress so I've been breaking out a lot. I don't expect the stress to go away any time soon, thus the acne staying as well.<br><br><br><br>
I was using some acne control masks/washes/etc. that were working wonderfully and keeping my skin clear- but I gave them up because they weren't vegan. I refuse to compromise my views for the way I look.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, does anyone know of any good way to combat acne (or stress)? I'm looking for something that's under 20 dollars per package (or whatever it comes in?), because I don't have a lot of money and my mom is not willing to spend a ton of money on my skin care.
 

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I find that tea tree oil works pretty good for spot application. Also a product called bye bye blemish. Witch hazel works well as a toner and peroxide also can help dry up acne. I don't know about the vegan factor, though.
 

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I also agree with karen - tea tree oil and witch hazel!<br><br><br><br>
You should try the Desert Essence blemish stick. It's a roll-on liquid blemish treatment, and it's vegan! It's within your price range, also.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.desertessence.com/pages/teatreeoil.html#touch" target="_blank">http://www.desertessence.com/pages/t...oil.html#touch</a><br><br><br><br>
They have other anti-acne products, too. I've seen this in Whole Foods and my local health food store, but you can also order it online. I did a little searching and found it on <a href="http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=33980&catid=47706&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=47706&trxp2=33980&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH" target="_blank">Drugstore.com</a>.
 

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does there exist a vegan benzoyl peroxide cream/ gel? after years and years of dealing with acne, that's all i'm willing to bother using. sadly, i'm not a deoderant or skin care perscriptions vegan.
 

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Might be food sensitivity (Allergen). Since becoming Vegan have you increased/decreased anytype of food. possibly more soy, or more wheat. Just a thought but could be worth the effort.<br><br>
Is you stress brought on mostly by anxiety.<br><br>
Remember 95% of all the things you ever worried about never happened.
 
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<div class="quote-block">does there exist a vegan benzoyl peroxide cream/ gel? after years and years of dealing with acne, that's all i'm willing to bother using. sadly, i'm not a deoderant or skin care perscriptions vegan.</div>
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there is a 2.5% benozyl peroxide gel (works as well as the 10% stuff just is less drying) and a few other similar bits, which contain no animal products and which are not tested on animals, available from:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.dankernsregimen.com/" target="_blank">http://www.dankernsregimen.com/</a>
 

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Well, I know oatmeal is good for sensitive skin. Since I am on my way to being vegan.... I am going to make my own face wash today with oatmeal in it. Just got to experiment and do some research. I never had bad skin either but stress also affects me (seems to only affect my chin though!) I think I'll get some witch hazel too! Lessening the stress could probably help and remember DRINK plenty of Water! Thats what helps too.
 

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Stress is probably the most important factor in reducing your acne. As someone who suffers I can tell you that's the case. Regular facials are more expensive than $20 but they also go a long way. Another thing that can help is placing steam on your face and then cleaning. tea tree oil is excellent.<br><br><br><br>
I know you don't have a lot of money to spare but maybe you could ask for some nice skincare for Christmas, or even save up for a few months and get started on a regime. It really makes a difference. I use Juice Beauty products. they are organic and wonderful and can be bought on Sephora.com.<br><br><br><br>
But above all else remember to reduce that stress. And love yourself for who you are. Reducing stress is again, IMO, more important than nutrition or facial care.
 

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there is a 2.5% benozyl peroxide gel (works as well as the 10% stuff just is less drying) and a few other similar bits, which contain no animal products and which are not tested on animals, available from:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.dankernsregimen.com/" target="_blank">http://www.dankernsregimen.com/</a></div>
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His regimen, found at <a href="http://www.acne.org/" target="_blank">http://www.acne.org/</a> is the only thing that's ever worked for my skin. And with his BP, you can make it totally vegan. The only reason I don't use it all the time, is that the weather here is so hot. So if you're face gets sweaty, it tends to be very, very burny.
 

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there is a 2.5% benozyl peroxide gel (works as well as the 10% stuff just is less drying) and a few other similar bits, which contain no animal products and which are not tested on animals, available from:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.dankernsregimen.com/" target="_blank">http://www.dankernsregimen.com/</a></div>
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His regimen, found at <a href="http://www.acne.org/" target="_blank">http://www.acne.org/</a> is the only thing that's ever worked for my skin. And with his BP, you can make it totally vegan. The only reason I don't use it all the time, is that the weather here is so hot. So if you're face gets sweaty, it tends to be very, very burny.
 

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Stress is definitely the biggest factor because my skin is close to perfect in the summer (no stress!). I just need to know how to reduce my stress. I've started doing yoga already.<br><br><br><br>
I'm getting some tea tree oil this weekend, my mom agreed to take me to get some (tea tree oil blemish touch stick). I'm also looking at the sephora site and may ask for something as a Christmas gift.
 

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there's a plentiful and free way to treat acne...<br><br><br><br>
urine, the morning pee works the best.<br><br><br><br>
i said ewwww at first (i've heard more than one person swear by it) but then tried it and it seems to work.
 

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there's a plentiful and free way to treat acne...<br><br><br><br>
urine, the morning pee works the best.<br><br><br><br>
i said ewwww at first (i've heard more than one person swear by it) but then tried it and it seems to work.</div>
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People also used to rinse their mouths with it. I think it has something to do with the uric acid. But wouldn't that technically be an animal product? Or is our own byproducts ok?
 

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Urine therapy.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
"wouldn't that technically be an animal product?" ???<br><br>
Don't you avoid animal products because it exploits them? Are you exploiting yourself? Lord. That's like the whole "Vegans can't swallow" thing.<br><br>
Or do you just avoid animal things because the Vegan Handbook says to?
 

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I don't have an issue on the whether it's vegan or not thing... But it smells bad. And it just seems kind of gross, heh. :/ I guess if I get desperate I'll probably end up trying it.
 

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an asprin mask also works pretty well and is cheap. all you need is a bottle of white uncoated asprin (can be found for a dollar ). add a few drops of warm/hot water to five or six asprin. let them dissolve. then apply it over your face as a mask. leave on until dry (about 5-10 mins). rinse off.
 

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I like Burts Bee's Blemish Roll on (the Dr. Burts, one not the Parsely One)..It's not exactly super cheap but a little works very well for me.<br><br><br><br>
I don't have bad acne any more (I did when I was younger for so many YEARS - I can't even remember all the weird stuff I tried). My derm eventually gave me Accutane and that trumped it for good (I am NOT recommending it though - definately not vegan and expensive).<br><br><br><br>
Right now, I am trying to get rid of some weird red spots on my skin (not acne) which I think might be a yeast skin infection of some sort and did some research on Neem Oil -- very popular in India for all sorts of skin disorders.<br><br><br><br>
I read lots of things about using it for acne and people having good results. I bought a bar of Neem soap at an Indian store - it was only $2. <a href="http://www.neemwell.com/" target="_blank">http://www.neemwell.com/</a><br><br><br><br>
Maybe it might be worth giving a try if you can get some Neem soap. (FYI, the pure Neem oil is super STINKY- you can use it straight on your skin but it is so strong and smelly you won't want too - the soap I got smells ok because it has Eucalyptus oil in it)
 
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