Top
10
Doctor insights on: Acne Face Wash

Share
1

1
What acne face wash should I use, and how often should I use it?

What acne face wash should I use, and how often should I use it?

Whatever works: This is a very individualized issue. Some do well with otc products like neutrogena acne wash, or proactive. Some need an antibacterial wash like benzaclim. You really need to try some products and find what works best for your skin. Avoid the temptation to overdry your skin. At 31 it doesn't seem like a big concern, but it's a good idea to maintain moisture to avoid premature wrinkling! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


2

2
Can you use some hibiclens as a acne face wash?

Can you use some hibiclens as a acne face wash?

I would not: There are much safer & less irritating acne washes out there! talk to your primary care doctor or dermatologist! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

5

5
Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash, does this work well?

Acne face wash: This is a commercial product not a prescribed treatment for a doctor to endorse. It is over the counter and you will need to use your own judgement and experience. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
I just ordered the acne face wash pronexin but am afraind it will not be strong enouhg for the cystic type lesions I get. Can I adda topical anti-bi?

I just ordered the  acne face wash pronexin but am afraind it will not be strong enouhg for the cystic type lesions I get.  Can I adda topical anti-bi?

Need Rx: Cystic lesions require a physician's supervision (a systemic antibiotic, probably with a combined topical therapy) and generally if they are deep, a dermatologist's (isotretinoin, lasers, more). This is the 21st century and there is no reason that even cystic acne cannot be managed. ...Read more

7

7
Chemical burn from overusing acne face wash? Any home remedies?

Chemical burn from overusing acne face wash? Any home remedies?

FACE WASH BURN: You have a fire on your face! how do you put out a fire? Water! warm (not hot or cold) compresses with plain warm water every 3 or 4 hours with a soft cloth. Apply for 3 or 4 minutes. At night, use buttpaste on the "burn." send me a thank you note. ...Read more

9

9
I use this acne face wash on my face. How else can I get rid of acne? Does lavender soap help?

Depends on product: What's in the face wash? Is it a synthetic detergent or does it contain benzoyl peroxide? Mild detergents can be combined with other treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics to help heal acne lesions. Avoid harsh soaps that may irritate the skin. See your family doctor or a dermatologist to find a treatment program that is best for you. ...Read more

10

10
I have acne & can I use an Ayurvedic soap free acne face wash which contains neem & turmeric as main ingredients and it has also no harmful chemicals?

I have acne & can I use an Ayurvedic soap free acne face wash which contains neem & turmeric as main ingredients and it has also no harmful chemicals?

This sounds okay: Dr. Baker is one of my favorite teammates here and he's almost certainly right about when it's okay to use ayurvedic remedies as your major treatment and when they're only adjuncts. Retinoic acid is a mainstay of acne treatment and as a vitamin, it may also appeal to you. Enjoying your body is not a health problem and not the cause of your acne. Embrace who you are and be healthy. Best wishes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,402 doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more