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Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

Maybe: Face washes can help clear acne pimples if they have ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc., but they can also dry out your skin. I am not familiar with the ingredients of ponds, but i know it used to be used as a cold cream to remove makeup. This would probably be too heavy for skin with acne and would not clear pimples. ...Read more

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Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more

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Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

There are many: different types of natural face masks. Don't know which one you are referring to. In general - chronic scarring would not resolve using face masks. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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Foaming or non-foaming face wash for acne?

No Endorsement: There is nothing medicine has to say to help you choose the product best for you. We would be neutral on this question. There is no right or wrong answer. ...Read more

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Does epiduo help with face scaring and blemishes?

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Does  epiduo  help with face scaring and blemishes?

Yes: Medications that contain a retinoid (such as adapalene, tretinoin, or tazarotene) have a powerful effect on preventing acne lesions, but also help smooth scarring and lighten marks (hyperpigmented areas) left by pimples. It can be a slow process, but little by little this medication should help. ...Read more

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Can a tomato mask treat acne scars?

Can a tomato mask treat acne scars?

Won't hurt or help!: Unless you get some in your eyes! but honestly, there is nothing strong enough in tomato mask to actually help acne scarring. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing can provide some improvement. Complete removal is unrealistic and impossible by any surgeon or technique in existence. Make your own tomato mask; don't waste your money buying it form some snake-oil salesman! ...Read more

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Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

I suggest none: I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a retinoic acid derivative at least once daily and skip the rest. Do this until you are clear, or you are not clear in four weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something that will work. Alternative, a salicylic acid wash is a reasonable choice. Acne isn't caused by lack of hygiene or any other lifestyle factor. ...Read more

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Does washing your face help acne?

Does washing your face help acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Should I use Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash?

Should I use Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash?

No: Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoids acid without pricey gimmicks are your best friends. If you Are not obviously better in two weeks, get with your physician and we can clear you with your help. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Australian wild plum & willow cleanser is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

Skin Clear Wash: I recommend the skin clear wash from cosmo grade professional skincare. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more

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What might be best home made face mask for acne?

What might be best home made face mask for acne?

Get a real Rx: I appreciate your zeal but we can do better. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where do I go to find most common recipes for at home face mask for acne?

Where do I go to find most common recipes for at home face mask for acne?

Do not know: Most masks are a combination of salicylic and or glycolic acids, with or without benzoyl peroxides, none of which are easily found at home. Other masks are simply drying mud based. ...Read more

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Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

There are many: different types of natural face masks. Don't know which one you are referring to. In general - chronic scarring would not resolve using face masks. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of acne spot Using turmeric powder with yoghurt face mask? I want to use natural ingredient because i cannot afford high end product

Can i get rid of acne spot Using turmeric powder with yoghurt face mask? I want to use natural ingredient because i cannot afford high end product

How severe is it?: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a grave personal and professional liability. While pregnant, topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend and is about as cheap as toothpaste at a pharmacy. Price is not a concern if you fail a job interview because of acne -- right or wrong, people regard it as a sign of poor self care. Do right by yourself and your family.. Best. ...Read more

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Can turmeric face mask mix with lemon juice and honey can treat ice pick scars, box scar, and acne?

Can turmeric face mask mix with lemon juice and honey can treat ice pick scars, box scar, and acne?

No: I am VERY sorry you ended up scars, and even more sorry if this was because you or your family are focused on "natural healing" or (forgive my frankness) phony internet remedies. Acne is easily manageable by scientific medicine. Your scars can be treated by fillers, laser treatment, and/or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a good face mask for eye bags and acne and where can i get benzoyl peroxide cream?

What is a good face mask for eye bags and acne and where can i get benzoyl peroxide cream?

Benzoyl peroxide: It is available over the counter at any pharmacy. There may be many different brand names available and it may be available in different forms: Cream, ointment, wash ...Read more

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I have quite a few pimples on my face and a lot of blackheads, how do I remove them with a home remedy face mask ?

Blackheads: Instead of fiddling with 'home remedies' why not just use a time honored method of noncomedogenic cleansers? The non-prescription keratolytics used to treat acne and blackheads are salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and glycolic acid and are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Is it true that the oats, lemon juice and tomatoe face mask will help for darkspots and pimples?

Is it true that the oats, lemon juice and tomatoe face mask will help for darkspots and pimples?

Homemade Face Mask: Perhaps in theory, applying a compote of oats (as the binder/paste), lemon juice (the active agent being citric acid to peel/lighten) and tomato (also containing citric acid) may improve skin pigmentation somewhat. There are certainly more effective and predictable products for these issues. Speak to your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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After getting treated for the acne on my face, i have noticed that there are tiny holes around my chicks what can be done for clearing them and also the expense for the whole process?

After getting treated for the acne on my face, i have noticed that there are tiny holes around my chicks what can be done for clearing them and also the expense for the whole process?

Acne scars: You will have to consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation and advice. Dermabrasion may be an option,but these specialists can provide the answer to your questions better. ...Read more

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Very red inflamed skin w endless acne cysts for 15 yrs. Sometimes 20+ cysts in face at once.finally clearing. Could this be from bigger health issues?

Very red inflamed skin w endless acne cysts for 15 yrs. Sometimes 20+ cysts in face at once.finally clearing. Could this be from bigger health issues?

See a dermatologist: Your acne is hormonal. Do you have normal menstrual cycles? Birth control? Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone at 100mg a day is probably where you should be. If not responding after a few months, isotretinoin orally for 20 weeks will rescue you. No acne pills should be used if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control to start clearing acne? It's been 4 months and no change in my face. I take Mono-Linyah.

How long does it take for birth control to start clearing acne? It's been 4 months and no change in my face. I take Mono-Linyah.

Acne: have your primary doctor give you some strong benzoyl peroxide. Or use the 10% over the counter products. Wash your face with this. You also need to use clindamycin wipes or cream to the area. You should have seen some changes in four months and you can't rely on the hormonal therapy to control the process. You can always try proactiv. This works is many folks. ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old black female, with slightly dark skin tone. I have been suffering from adult acne from around 22 years to 24 years. I have not suffered from a lot of breakouts in the past year. I need help clearing the scars on my face.

I am a 26 year old black female, with slightly dark skin tone. I have been suffering from adult acne from around 22 years to 24 years. I have not suffered from a lot of breakouts in the past year. I need help clearing the scars on my face.

See dermatologist: for salisylic acid cream application to exfoliate the face layer of skin over 2-3 months , can be irritating so go lightly , otc things lie benzoyl peroxide gel[for oily skin] and cream for dry skin can do it too , small pea sized amount over acne scars daily then wash well with soap/water prior with washcloth to scrub off top layer of skin and oils, can feel like sunburn because it works ...Read more

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Are there any remedies, face masks or products to use for acne?

Are there any remedies, face masks or products to use for acne?

Best choice: Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, or if you scars or acne on your trunk, get with your personal physician who can add something. ...Read more

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Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

I suggest none: I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a retinoic acid derivative at least once daily and skip the rest. Do this until you are clear, or you are not clear in four weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something that will work. Alternative, a salicylic acid wash is a reasonable choice. Acne isn't caused by lack of hygiene or any other lifestyle factor. ...Read more

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How do i know what kind of acne i have? What about face masks for blackheads? Is it okay to clear pores of blackheads with tools? (Popping)

How do i know what kind of acne i have? What about face masks for blackheads? Is it okay to clear pores of blackheads with tools? (Popping)

Manage it: With lots of blackheads, consider starting with topical retinoic acid as tolerated, adding your physicisn's prescription if you are not clear in a few weeks. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide may also help. ...Read more

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Hi,I'm allergic to aspirin,can i still use aspirin as a mask on my face since i heard that it has a lot of benefits in treating acne scars?

Hi,I'm allergic to aspirin,can i still use aspirin as a mask on my face since i heard that it has a lot of benefits in treating acne scars?

Seek other treatment: If you are truly allergic to aspirin, then you should avoid it. However, you should visit your physician to discuss what reaction you had to aspirin and determine if it is a true allergy or side effects. The good news is that there are several treatments for acne scarring that do not involve aspirin that you can explore look at this recent study please: Good luck. http://tinyurl.com/jfj8 ...Read more

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I am 19 weeks pregnant and my acne is out of control. I have it on my face, neck, shoulders and back. I have been using lactic acid and sulfur masks but nothing helps. What shouldi do?

I am 19 weeks pregnant and my acne is out of control. I have it on my face, neck, shoulders and back. I have been using lactic acid and sulfur masks but nothing helps. What shouldi do?

Wait: All the best acne treatments cannot be used during pregnancy except erythromycin. You can try light or laser treatments but they are expensive. Acne is often worse the first 20 weeks but usually improves during the last few weeks. ...Read more

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How I can cure my acnes face?

How I can cure my acnes face?

Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read more

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Deep acne scare on face?

Deep acne scare on face?

Options: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent, though they cannot be made to vanish, using fillers, laser treatment, abrasion or surgery. Before you decide, look at the hollywood leading men who have chosen to keep their acne scars for character (jet li, steven seagal, charlie sheen, tommy lee jones.) it's your call (and you partner's if you have one.) good luck. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more