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The biggest help for me to loose my acne

Hakan Kimeiga Alpay
2 min readJul 19, 2018

I have recently been engaged in a mania of looking up acne routines and applying a little of all the different chemicals of the medicine cabinet to my face and watching testimonials for this cream and that cream etc.

It’s been a little depressing for me because by and large nothing that I’ve tried had completely worked for longer that a few days. It hurts your mood when you know that there are people who don’t try as hard as you and have perfect skin, while you’re stuck with a potchmarked face and back.

You always think there’s some secret to it that you haven’t found out yet because you haven’t done enough research. Something with your gut flora or the type of moisturizers you use or UV radiation.

What I’ve found

There’s a lot of conflicting information on what cures acne the best, but what I’ve found is SLEEP is the best help.

Sleeping soundly for more than 6 hours will help your face clear itself of acne naturally. I’ve been sleeping poorly sure to California heat, but after using the AC more at night and using a body pillow, I’ve been able to sleep better, feel more awake, and lose more acne than I lost with any typical ointment.

So there ya go

If you have a lot of acne like me, start with improving sleep patterns before your splurge on oitments that don’t do anything.



Hakan Kimeiga Alpay

Part-time game developer, full-time daydreamer. Loves Counter-Strike, Swiss Style, and architecture.