How Do You Get Rid of Acne?

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  • Most of us have dealt with acne during puberty, or maybe even after that. You probably wanted to pop or pick them in order to remove them, but don't do that! Learn more about acne and learn how to get rid of it more appropriately!

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Comments: 2 997

  • Legit Communism
    Legit Communism 18 hours ago

    Huh, didn't know acne was considered a skin disease

  • zoomsuper
    zoomsuper 1 day ago

    And someone told me to poke those bubbly bastards with a knife... Good thing I have actually smart people telling me to not touch it. :/

  • Anastasia Madrid
    Anastasia Madrid 1 day ago

    For the people commenting about accutaine:
    Accutaine is a last resort that shouldnt be taken lightly. Its not for everyone and can have dangerous side effects for some people. I had a friend who took accutaine and she had to go get her blood drawn constantly to make sure the medication wasn't killing her. If you are considering taking accutaine, be careful.

  • Anastasia Madrid
    Anastasia Madrid 1 day ago

    Ive had acne for so long i forgot what it was like to look in the mirrior and actually like how my face looks. Acne sucks, Ive given up on trying to get rid of it a few years ago. Thats genetics for you 🤷‍♀️

  • Janik Bollh von horst

    I used to have acne until I stole my sisters Lush face mask and have been using it ever since. Lel

  • Szymon Przesłański

    god i hate those things but it's so common so i ingnore it

  • Francesco van spronsen

    Look forward to wrinkels, hahaha!

  • Quetzalcoatl
    Quetzalcoatl 13 days ago

    I've found that for me, drinking lots of water helps with my acne. Over the last two years, my acne has roller-coastered, and I can say with certainty that the times it was the least present was when my water intake was highest. I've been drinking a full gallon of water (or two, if I can manage) per day, and I'm definitely seeing a fast improvement. Just try upping your water intake.

  • David Huha
    David Huha 15 days ago

    nobody believes in me. but when i eat ground nuts, acnes appear like there's an acne farm on my face. but when i don't, no acne at all. but people who don't believe in me, they've got a point. this does not happen to them regardless they eat nuts or not. it depends on people though. i don't think God created us the same.

  • Yendal
    Yendal 17 days ago

    stop eating sugar and processed foods and replace with whole foods preferably green leafy vegetables, do some high exertion exercise several times a week.

  • kittcat223
    kittcat223 19 days ago

    how do you stop ackny

  • PawPawBear117
    PawPawBear117 23 days ago

    I regret popping mine because now I have these craters... but I still keep popping them... :"( this blows.

  • Digital Sara
    Digital Sara 25 days ago

    the question is if i got treatment and the acne is gone... will it come back?

  • Julia Bonarska
    Julia Bonarska 26 days ago

    0:10 my everyday

  • CreeperGaming2003 Minecraft & More

    I am kind of through this, I'm 13 so it might make sense for most of you

  • Robyn S
    Robyn S 27 days ago

    In regards to dairy causing acne, anecdotally I think it can. Though most dairy foods haven't made any difference to my skin, but whey protein shakes definitely did. I'd never had cystic acne until I started drinking whey shakes, and I ended up with a ton of it around my jaw. It all disappeared as soon as I switched to whey isolate, and hasn't happened since. I'd be interested to know what it was exactly that caused it though.

  • I was here
    I was here 29 days ago

    Who watched this video popping pimples.I did.

  • Rhonda Yutzy
    Rhonda Yutzy 29 days ago

    Wow. I haven't watched these for a while, but I feel like I know a lot of the stuff talked about in these.

  • Coroi Alexandru-Mihai

    You can use also sodium bicarbonate, and Boric acid, also some creme based on oils, like a hand cream with sea buckthorn and olive oil. It is important in both cases not using a regenerative cream that contains water, because it feeds bacteria, and use a cream that contains only oils instead.

  • Coroi Alexandru-Mihai

    Do a video about fungus infection, it also produce acne. The difference is that fungus is a different kind of living organism than bacteria and the treatments for bacteria doesn't work on fungus.

  • Belmont79
    Belmont79 1 month ago

    I don't know. I usually don't have acne, but I drink a soda and almost within a couple of hours my skin becomes reddish and acne develops.

    RDX of WEEKENDS 1 month ago

    "...... u get to look forward to wrinkles" X"D

  • Sunny Disposition
    Sunny Disposition 1 month ago

    Dont suffer. Go to a doctor and get a prescription for a mild antibiotic called minocyclin. It will take 3 months to completely clear your skin, and stay clear forever.

  • Christiaan Verhoef
    Christiaan Verhoef 1 month ago

    What is the difference between a catholic priest and acne?
    Acne waits until you are a teen to come on your face.

  • Jay Gray
    Jay Gray 1 month ago

    But popping pimples is so much fun... The suspense builds up when you squeeze them because you don't know when it's going to pop, and it's satisfying to see all the dead white blood cells and bacteria pop out and have the pus ooze out.

    It's like popping bubble wrap but more fun.

  • Ali Shah
    Ali Shah 1 month ago

    I just read all the comments in this video

  • Cat
    Cat 1 month ago

    Like the other guy better. This guy is boring 😒

  • Glenn
    Glenn 1 month ago

    What I've always wondered is why it's always more prevalent on the face rather than other areas of the skin

  • Narnian lover 2.0 Aslan

    we could use those chemical methods or as one of my relatives suggested (who also happens to be a nurse) coconut oil actually helps as well

  • Silver Verruckt
    Silver Verruckt 1 month ago

    mine went away as soon as I started to exercise everyday.
    I use to have terrible cysts, and hundreds of individual ones. If I got stressed or ate a chocolate bar one day. the next day I could expect 2 or 3 new ones.

    modern day I can do whatever.

  • Bullet-Tooth Tony
    Bullet-Tooth Tony 1 month ago

    The key to stopping is to reduce the sebum production

  • bandrukesucks
    bandrukesucks 1 month ago

    American sugar companies hard at work skewing the statistics on diet once again.

  • maisy ilar 2 !!!!!!
    maisy ilar 2 !!!!!! 1 month ago

    i have acne and it formed when I was 9 and I'm 10 now

  • Harley .G
    Harley .G 1 month ago

    1,000,000th view!!!!
    can i be special??

  • Silly Sombra
    Silly Sombra 1 month ago

    Don't pop them..Good joke.

  • Happy Face!
    Happy Face! 1 month ago

    Ummm... I have something that I put on my skin called "acne control". It looks like it's getting better but is it really? I kinda scared now if it's screwing something up with my body.

  • Tall Random Guy
    Tall Random Guy 1 month ago

    Diet is honestly plays a huge factor in acne. I was drinking almost 2 cups of milk a day and had moderately bad acne. I stopped drinking milk recently and the acne is almost all gone. I did some research after seeing the results and found out the milk messes with your hormones, which makes sense that it would cause acne from uneven hormone levels.

  • General Trolling
    General Trolling 1 month ago

    EpiDuo helps pretty good on acne

  • Tom Louwell
    Tom Louwell 1 month ago

    Use Benzoyl Peroxide, its really effective. It removes dead skin cells and has anti bacterial properties. If you have mild acne use 2%-5% formulation, if you have severe acne use 5%-10% formulation. Also it makes pimples only last 1 day. Try it yourself to see the results.

  • HauntedShadowsLegacy

    My parents trained me from puberty to pop my pimples. I'm covered in acne scars and still deal with acne.

  • Oliver Varga
    Oliver Varga 1 month ago

    Thank you so much!!!!!!

  • Justin Anderson
    Justin Anderson 1 month ago

    what about Isotretinoin or Accutane?

  • Supremes
    Supremes 1 month ago

    i love how u didnt even talk about how to get rid of them

  • Sparkle Party
    Sparkle Party 1 month ago

    is it just me or is he actually brock from pokemon

  • Jasiana Army
    Jasiana Army 1 month ago

    My acne started when I was 8-9, Although I don't get tease about it, I absolutely hate it! I keep using different products, herbals and those bullshit but none of them never worked on me. I just hope this clear soon :(

  • D1n0 Fr0g
    D1n0 Fr0g 2 months ago


    6PRBLMS 2 months ago

    That guy is so cute but it's like he never blinks..

  • S M
    S M 2 months ago


  • Mena Saldivar
    Mena Saldivar 2 months ago

    TIP: mix baking soda with just a little water. then put it on acne affected areas. wait 10-20 mins and wash off the baking soda. redness should be gone.

    (it dries up the pores really well so only use it on acne affected areas)

  • gothkushi
    gothkushi 2 months ago

    i am just now finding out about this video, and also recognizing this guy from a charlie mcdonnel video

  • A.J. Deutsch
    A.J. Deutsch 2 months ago

    Haha my friend pops his and all they get is bigger as it seems

  • JH10BMX
    JH10BMX 2 months ago

    i'm just glad that i already had acne coming into high school so it's not as bad if i get more opposed to never having any

  • TheMystiq Peppol
    TheMystiq Peppol 2 months ago

    damn. All my pimples are inflamed! XD

  • HeyLookItsMe
    HeyLookItsMe 2 months ago

    Aw SHIT!!!!! Just today I popped like I think 5 pimples.

  • Taylor Artymus
    Taylor Artymus 2 months ago

    this guy keeps saying " red red red"...and thats a problem cuz I'm black and the only thing red on my body is ...nvm

  • Norman Leeroi Geronimo

    sometimes when acne shows up, it just means im not drinking enough water...

    CHRIS HOLLAND 2 months ago

    I didn't ask for a fucking class lesson on my face I wanna know how to get rid of it Jesus Christ

  • SimplyAngelMSP
    SimplyAngelMSP 2 months ago

    I hate the fact that my parents had pretty bad acne. Now guess what? So do I. Yay. Fun times.

  • Matko Barišić
    Matko Barišić 2 months ago

    I used Roaccutane, it is harsh and therapy is long. For me it took 6 months, but it can take even longer depending on how severe your problem is, but after those 6 months you probably won't have acnes anymore.

  • TheRetroGamest
    TheRetroGamest 2 months ago

    I'm 17, just coming out of the acne stages. Its heaven on earth.

    Fuck you acne.

  • zozo alkhateeb
    zozo alkhateeb 2 months ago

    i once washed my face with foem soap then is started itching and i got more acne

  • Jason Chen
    Jason Chen 2 months ago

    YES! Bill is back on TV
    Bill nye the science guy 🤗

  • Aidan Hayes
    Aidan Hayes 2 months ago

    This is very inaccurate, he said acne is caused by pretty much not washing your face, It can be caused by genetics, you could wash your face every day and still can acne. Very annoying that this guy Used Wikipedia for this

    • IxI Oryx IxI
      IxI Oryx IxI 2 months ago

      he didnt say that dumbass he said it was false

  • Simba
    Simba 2 months ago

    I've never had acne because I wash my face everyday. It's simple if you have this problem: Wash your fucking face.

  • Simba
    Simba 2 months ago

    I call this guy the "avocado man" because the first video I saw with him was about avocados.

  • M3lgar 5
    M3lgar 5 2 months ago

    How am I gonna get a girl 😥

  • Hamza Har
    Hamza Har 2 months ago

    oh so that's why I get acne the day after a night of jerking off interesting

  • Popcorn Keyboard
    Popcorn Keyboard 2 months ago

    Vaperub has cured all my acne woes #lifeprotips

  • Nya A
    Nya A 2 months ago

    But... popping them is so much fun

  • Dayanna R〉
    Dayanna R〉 2 months ago


  • linmonPIE
    linmonPIE 2 months ago

    I had really bad acne all over my face and my neck had cystic acne. I tried Clean and Clear, natural treatments, Proactiv, and Rodan and Feilds with weak results. Finally I did some research and found out that actually most of the stuff I was trying only had salycilic acid in it which helps somewhat but on it's own doesn't do much. You need something with benzoyl peroxide too. Proactiv and Rodan and Feilds worked somewhat because they both have benzoyl peroxide but apparently not in a high enough dosage for me. I looked around to see if there was anything with a higher percentage of benzoyl and Clearasil's Rapid Action Treatment Cream fit the bill. Sure enough it worked great for me and finally got rid of it all. It's got the highest percentage of benzoyl peroxide I've ever seen (10%) of any off the shelf treatment. I use it after the Clearasil face wash 2% salysilic acid.

  • Ya boi Trump
    Ya boi Trump 2 months ago

    Am I the only one that's going to make salicylic acid from scratch?

    Ahhh. Chemistry 😏

    ZOMBIEBLASTER57 2 months ago

    "acne is formed when pors get clogged with dead skin and oils" that's a fucking lie, ill take a shower washing my face very well and i will get pimples within 24 hours and its usually a lot of them

  • Chechnyan Martyr
    Chechnyan Martyr 2 months ago

    A 9 minute video on getting rid of acne. Fuck this shit.

  • Lulu Hoang
    Lulu Hoang 2 months ago

    Retinoids cause severe dry skin leaving deeper wrinkles taking years for the skin to heal

  • Lulu Hoang
    Lulu Hoang 2 months ago

    Dairy has been proven to be a factor involved supported by reputable studies.

  • sciure sci
    sciure sci 2 months ago

    my hands are always dry and i have acne on my face. wtf is wrong with my sebum production ?

  • Blue 16
    Blue 16 2 months ago

    why is it so satisfying popping a zit though? am i the only one?

  • Christopher Tacon
    Christopher Tacon 2 months ago

    Turning 21 in a week. Had it since I was 14 and it keeps getting worse! It got so bad I've had to take accutane :(

  • siX
    siX 2 months ago

    Is this patched?

  • Shah Gamer
    Shah Gamer 2 months ago

    Why dose deodorant cause me to get Acne under my armpits like huge ones not small ones you get on your face

  • Junior Burrows
    Junior Burrows 2 months ago

    Who else got a acne add before this vid I did. If you did leave a like

  • Dumb and Dunmer
    Dumb and Dunmer 2 months ago

    mine got worse over time

  • XenoNova Gaming
    XenoNova Gaming 2 months ago

    I have pt karatosis (increased keratin production) and really oily skin so I get bad nose blackheads

  • Pixel Heart
    Pixel Heart 2 months ago

    Ah, that good cystic acne. Painful, can't pop them, swollen, long lasting. Very fun. You should try em sometime.

  • Elfish Gaming
    Elfish Gaming 2 months ago

    when I was 13 I would sharpen a pencil and stab it

  • elm2930
    elm2930 2 months ago

    Anyone else get an acne ad before this?

    EAGLE1 VAZQUEZ 2 months ago

    This video made me feel gross

  • CoCo Productions
    CoCo Productions 2 months ago

    i only know you from charlieissocolllike

  • Bewildered Gamer
    Bewildered Gamer 2 months ago

    god dammit pa, ever since i was in puberty and got my first uhhh, whatever, he was like POP THEM D:<, greatttt all this time ive been doing so but SHIT

  • Evan  Sbory
    Evan Sbory 2 months ago

    I feel like behind the camera is just someone pointing a gun at him saying if he blinks he dies.

  • mvp Xx_gamer_xX
    mvp Xx_gamer_xX 2 months ago

    i have lots of white head and black heads and pimples

  • Angie1209
    Angie1209 2 months ago

    Im still shocked at the fact that acne is a disease 😦i thought it was genetics or whatever .... this changes everything!!!

  • Mc Sketchy
    Mc Sketchy 2 months ago

    i got acne when i was 9

  • Neoshenlong Archivo 2008 - 2011

    I've always heard that Keratin is related to hair and nail growth. I've always thought I must have a high production of that thing because my hair and nails have always grown pretty fast compared to the people around me. I've also suffered moderate - severe acne for around 10 years. If I understood the video right (and the things people have told me about Keratin are true), does it mean that those two things are related?

  • Kawadw Wayer
    Kawadw Wayer 2 months ago

    So make a med for that bacteria and did someone let a pimple grow on there head for the thumb nail

  • Setto Arisaki
    Setto Arisaki 2 months ago

    what helped you guys to remove acne scars?

  • Bateman Furfur
    Bateman Furfur 2 months ago

    I'm 35 and im experiencing a resurgence in my acne. 😖

  • Brenic Beggs
    Brenic Beggs 2 months ago

    Nice watch tan

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