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I wash my face but still get acne

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
Acne and Washing: Acne is not due to lack of washing. It is due to hormone changes that are affected by many things: if you are a girl/woman, it often gets worse before... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Unrelated: In spite of what anyone else has told you, and no matter how cruelly / foolishly, personal cleanliness has almost no effect on acne. The bacteria are ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Water may help: Although proper hydration may help acne, washing your face with water may not be enough to remove all dirt or oils from your skin. You may need to inv... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Serious Rx: Acne on your trunk won't respond to anything short of systemic prescription rx. One combination is topical benzoyl peroxide plus oral tetracycline; th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
40 years experience
Different face wash: Try changing your face wash. Consider something with salicylic acid (an exfoliatiant). You may have some redness and irritation at first. Any makeup s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Acne: Is most definitely related to diet and the endocrine changes occurring in adolescence. The only thing you can do is clean up your diet.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Medicine: Washing face may not be that helpful, especially if done excessively. There is a number of topical and oral preparations that may be tried to get rid ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Oily skin: How much transfats and other oils are in your diet? Good oils include coconut oil and olive oil. Please avoid junk food and fast food. Lots of frui... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Don't ask why: You're going to need stronger acne Rx until it remits on its own. Get with your personal physician. I trust you're using topical benzoyl peroxide and/... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Many options: Acne during teen and young adult years is not uncommon. Usually when you reach young adult years the acne calms down. Remember washing your face d... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not particularly: The inside of your nose is lined with a sensitive later if membrane.Such agents can produce a transient burning sensation. If left in place it would ... Read More
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