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Daniela Ferri (Licensed Esthetician, Acne Specialist) answered
1) Ice any new blemishes for 2-3 minutes, follow with any acne remedy like Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid, run in gently.  Apply a glob of clay on top of that, leave on over night.

2) The first day, after washing your face, use any scrub as long as it's not made with crushed fruit pits or nut shells. If you don't have one, you can mix either sugar or corn meal with honey.  If you use honey, you can leave this on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm (not hot) water.

3) Apply a clay mask for 10 minutes, rinse well with cool (not cold) water.  If your skin is also a little dry, you can apply a hydrating lotion and massage in before applying clay.  Follow with toner and hydrating lotion. Again apply acne remedy to blemishes and follow with a glob of clay.  Leave clay on blemishes over night.  

Make sure your nighttime hydrating lotion is not with an SPF, since these daytime lotions are not made to be specifically hydrating or softening.

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Carlene Thomas RD (Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Expert ) answered
From a nutrition stand point, these things can help with skin:
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Aim to increase fruit and veggie intake.
  • Strawberries and peppers are great for skin with vitamin C. 
  • Spinach can help increase blood flow for good glow to the face.
I hope a dermatologist follows up on this question, because there are so many things that she can touch on! 

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acossman answered
Get enough sleep! My skin definitely suffers when I am sleep-deprived!
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AmyW answered
Try a face scrub with glycolic acid (Olay has one) and use it daily—it's like a very mild mini-peel.
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mintypaper answered
Rubbing the (inside) of banana peels on my face - or wherever acne is present - for 5 minutes, three times a day, has been working wonders! Gets rid of acne, or at least decreases the blemish, and lessens the oiliness of your skin (though you might want to add moisturizer to your skin to hydrate it). Try it for 3 days! I hope this helps!
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knight007 answered
Another gentle exfoliator that's great for sensitive skin is oatmeal. Take a small handful of oatmeal, mix with water, and massage into face.
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AlexisBoyette answered
totally normal! My suggestion is to wash your face night and daily. Use moisturizers, face masks, creams and acne treatments. If you don't to do that just use soap and hot water every night and day. That should help.
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