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Acne product makes skin worse by irritating, then better. Is that right?

Acne product makes skin worse by irritating, then better. Is that right?

Acne treatment: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation, or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


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Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Individualized: It really depends on what kind of acne you have. I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at it and classify what kind of acne it is which will make it much easier for him/her to advise which medications and products would benefit you the most. Some therapies include topical retinoids or antibiotics, and oral antibiotics among other more intensive therapies if those don't work. ...Read more

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Which is the most ultimate drugstore acne product for my skin?

Which is the most ultimate drugstore acne product for my skin?

None: There is no single best product for acne. Most over the counter products (cleansers, creams, etc.) contain benzoyl peroxide. For everything else you'll need a prescription. If your acne does not improve with over the counter medications, see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is an ingredient I should look for when searching for acne products for sensitive skin?

What is an ingredient I should look for when searching for acne products for sensitive skin?

Retinol: In general, i recommend my patients with sensitive skin to wash with cetaphil facial cleanser, and use a retinol containing product nightly such as roc night cream. Once your skin is used to this regimen, you might consult with your doctor to begin a prescription regimen that includes a tretinoin, topical antibiotic and benzoyl peroxide. Sometimes oral regimen is needed for clearance. ...Read more

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My acne products cause my skin to peel and dry, but i've got combination oily and dry skin. I don't want to use a cream moisturizer, what should I do?

My acne products cause my skin to peel and dry, but i've got combination oily and dry skin. I don't want to use a cream moisturizer, what should I do?

Consider squalane: Some patients report that they like pure squalane encircled should be applied in a very small quantity. Make.Sure you exfoliate to remove old dead dry layers of skin. ...Read more

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What is the best and strongest acne product to get clear skin quick?

What is the best and strongest acne product to get clear skin quick?

No quick fix: If it's a week before the prom, phone your physician. Chances are you'll get topical Clindamycin or systemic tetracycline plus 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day. Acne is manageable until it self-cures. Please think about long-term care for yourself, and ignore people who "don't think acne should be treated.". ...Read more

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Which is the optimum skincare product for acne prone skin?

Which is the optimum skincare product for acne prone skin?

None: There is no single best product for acne. Most over the counter products (cleansers, creams, etc.) contain benzoyl peroxide. For everything else you'll need a prescription. If your acne does not improve with over the counter medications, see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I suffer from acne and im using "guinot antibiotic" product for cleaning my skin and I have acne is it good product for acne skin?

I suffer from acne and im using "guinot antibiotic" product for cleaning my skin and I have acne is it good product for acne skin?

Get a real Rx: Guinot is a brand of pricey french skin-care products with ads that are full of scientific terms. I don't see any ingredient that looks likely to touch acne. Do yourself a favor and get some topical benzoyl peroxide instead -- the stuff actually works. If you aren't clear in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne products for t-zone skin?

Any suggestions for acne products for t-zone skin?

Start mild: The t-zone is the brow ridges and nose, correct? This is a common spot for acne and if it's just on your face, chances are it'll be relatively easy to manage. You have a better-than-even chance of getting it controlled with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If this fails, get with your physician who can add something. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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