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: 2 602

  • ArtCartCat :P
    ArtCartCat :P 2 hours ago

    I felt like I had to wash my face after watching even this video lol

  • salmatou karamoko
    salmatou karamoko 16 hours ago

    "And then you get to look forward to wrinkles "😂😂😂

  • Fabian-Eduardo Chacon

    I'm Lucky My acne Is not even Noticable XD

  • Finn Peeters
    Finn Peeters 2 days ago

    contractor trust symbol vtprxy lean excellent investor independent bed indian

  • Minh Nguyen
    Minh Nguyen 2 days ago

    so basically there is nothing you can do to directly get rid of acne....
    just have to wish that you will get lucky and it goes away on its own when you're older

  • Miracle Friend
    Miracle Friend 3 days ago

    what I'm i doing here ,i don't even have acne

  • lilianthegymnast21 xo

    I get acne and I am 10

  • ds vc
    ds vc 5 days ago


  • The Smiths
    The Smiths 5 days ago

    i have acne and iam 10 yrs old i dont know why ?!!!! i have acne at 10 ?!!!??

  • CampfireRanger Cassie

    I got acne when I was 7

  • Susan B. Jenkins
    Susan B. Jenkins 12 days ago +7

    _By the time I paid your site a visit, my acne was worse than ever. I was completely despondent; I hesitated a lot but eventually gave your program a shot. I’m glad I did...because my face has never been clearer. In fact, my skin shines and looks vibrant. Dryness gone, cysts gone, blackheads gone and I feel fantastic. This    program is the real thing…_

  • Glowstick
    Glowstick 12 days ago

    How to get rid of acne? Take Accutane. Problem solved.

  • candistars
    candistars 19 days ago

    Does stress produce estrogen in afab people and testosterone in amab people, or does stress produce the same hormone regardless of sex/your previous hormone balance?

  • Cathy Park
    Cathy Park 21 day ago

    He didn't even blink once in the whole video.

  • Creeper Pro
    Creeper Pro 21 day ago

    CYSTS???!? WHAT NO

  • Melany Jaimes
    Melany Jaimes 25 days ago

    I had acne since I was 7, still have it and I'm 11

  • Mike Leslie
    Mike Leslie 26 days ago

    For some reason I often get these little crumbs that I can only assume is dead skin on the tip of the pimple. Can anyone explain?

  • Andrew Cataldo
    Andrew Cataldo 27 days ago

    Sunburn is a great treatment for acne ... seriously. Nuking my face with a blast of UV radiation after hiking in the mountains one weekend did more for my acne laden teen years than creams ever did.

  • Pilar Ludtke
    Pilar Ludtke 27 days ago

    I wish their was a shot that would cure acne

  • Σωτήρης Μπέντος

    From personal experience, I do not recommend letting a zit heal by itself. Just pop the motherfucker :p. If you let it heal by itself, it may take from 1 day to 1 month. Just clean the skin after you pop it (making sure you have squeezed it to its death) and you're good to go.

  • gotchafool
    gotchafool Month ago

    I've never met a person with acne that aloe vera has not worked on. Aloe vera works extremely well.

  • Lowa_
    Lowa_ Month ago

    So for short: I should just start waxing my skin/hair? Even if im male?
    Lets give it a try.

  • PenGuennie
    PenGuennie Month ago

    hey what about those blackheads that never seem to go away. I usually have a few that just stay for MONTHS. These long-lasting ones are frequently in the crease of my nostril. It doesn't matter whether I am washing my face with my acne scrub often, rarely, or not at all. I still get those stubborn as hell ones and eventually squeeze them out

  • Hippo Spaghertti
    Hippo Spaghertti Month ago

    I've had acne since I was 8 rip

  • Mash Stiker
    Mash Stiker Month ago

    this is a you tube channel trying to be like Crash Course...But still love your videos

  • mc ducky
    mc ducky Month ago

    why not just wash your face with lemons I'm sure that would do the job

  • Gina Johnstone
    Gina Johnstone Month ago

    Lmao I'm always stressed about getting acne. Ig I'll get more acne when I get acne

  • FunTimeWithMadison
    FunTimeWithMadison Month ago

    If bad enough that I began to have acne at the age around 9 or 10? t.t

  • Krazy CatLady
    Krazy CatLady Month ago

    Am I the only one who thinks acne can look pretty cute on some people?? Like they don't look that bad on some people

  • Brooke Mayfield
    Brooke Mayfield Month ago

    dear 20 % that doesn't get acne I hate you ☹😒

  • sor3999
    sor3999 Month ago

    Your diet does play a bit of a role. But I'd say it's more to do with salty foods. More salt, more drying, more drying, more sebum.

  • Legit Communism
    Legit Communism Month ago +1

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

  • zoomsuper
    zoomsuper Month 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. :/

  • Anastasyee Madryeed

    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.

  • Anastasyee Madryeed

    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
    Francesco van spronsen 2 months ago

    Look forward to wrinkels, hahaha!

  • Quetzalcoatl - the Serpent God

    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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    how do you stop ackny

  • PawPawBear117
    PawPawBear117 2 months ago

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

  • Digital Sara
    Digital Sara 2 months ago

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

  • Julia Bonarska
    Julia Bonarska 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Who watched this video popping pimples.I did.

  • Rhonda Yutzy
    Rhonda Yutzy 2 months 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
    Coroi Alexandru-Mihai 2 months ago

    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
    Coroi Alexandru-Mihai 2 months ago

    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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Sunny Disposition
    Sunny Disposition 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    I just read all the comments in this video

  • Cat
    Cat 3 months ago

    Like the other guy better. This guy is boring 😒

  • Glenn
    Glenn 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    The key to stopping is to reduce the sebum production

  • bandrukesucks
    bandrukesucks 3 months ago

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

  • maisy ilar 2 !!!!!!
    maisy ilar 2 !!!!!! 3 months ago

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

  • Harley .G
    Harley .G 3 months ago

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

  • Silly Sombra
    Silly Sombra 3 months ago

    Don't pop them..Good joke.

  • Happy Face!
    Happy Face! 3 months 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 3 months ago +1

    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.

  • PC Gaming Tech
    PC Gaming Tech 3 months ago

    EpiDuo helps pretty good on acne

  • Tom Louwell
    Tom Louwell 3 months 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
    HauntedShadowsLegacy 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    Thank you so much!!!!!!

  • Justin Anderson
    Justin Anderson 3 months ago

    what about Isotretinoin or Accutane?

  • Supremes
    Supremes 3 months ago

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

  • Sparkle Party
    Sparkle Party 3 months ago

    is it just me or is he actually brock from pokemon

  • Jasiana Army
    Jasiana Army 3 months 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 3 months ago


    6PRBLMS 3 months ago

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

  • S M
    S M 3 months ago


  • Mena Saldivar
    Mena Saldivar 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • JH10BMX
    JH10BMX 3 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 3 months ago

    damn. All my pimples are inflamed! XD

  • HeyLookItsMe
    HeyLookItsMe 3 months ago

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

  • Taylor Artymus
    Taylor Artymus 3 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
    Norman Leeroi Geronimo 3 months ago

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

    CHRIS HOLLAND 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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

    Fuck you acne.

  • zozo alkhateeb
    zozo alkhateeb 3 months ago

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

  • Jason Chen
    Jason Chen 4 months ago

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

  • Aidan Hayes
    Aidan Hayes 4 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 4 months ago

      he didnt say that dumbass he said it was false

  • Squidward
    Squidward 4 months ago +1

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

  • Squidward
    Squidward 4 months ago +2

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

  • M3lgar 5
    M3lgar 5 4 months ago

    How am I gonna get a girl 😥

  • Hamza Har
    Hamza Har 4 months ago

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

  • Popcorn Keyboard
    Popcorn Keyboard 4 months ago

    Vaperub has cured all my acne woes #lifeprotips

  • Nya A
    Nya A 4 months ago

    But... popping them is so much fun

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