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What's the best acne treatment, besides proactive, for sensitive skin?

What's the best acne treatment, besides proactive, for sensitive skin?

Pick ingredients: Most over the counter acne products have the same few active ingredients, anything with salicylic acid is likley going to help, 2% is probably best for most. 10% glycolic acid washes can be helpful. Benzoyl peroxide washes can be great for acne, but hard on your skin, ie drying, redness etc. If you are having problems controlling acne, call your family doc! pick any non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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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Isopropyl alcohol irritated my sensitive skin. I used an acne treatment that had 91% in it and made my two pimples look like big discolored bug bites!?

Isopropyl alcohol irritated my sensitive skin. I used an acne treatment that had 91% in it and made my two pimples look like big discolored bug bites!?

Irritant reaaction: Although isopropyl alcohol is an excellent agent as an antibacterial, it is very drying because of its high alchol content. Care must be taken in its use on skin. ...Read more

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Im 21, acne since 14.Sensitive skin acne starts deep below.I've tried much. What can I do instead of accutane? I live healthy. I'd pay anythingtofixit

Im 21, acne since 14.Sensitive skin acne starts deep below.I've tried much. What can I do instead of accutane? I live healthy. I'd pay anythingtofixit

Many Options: Hi, Sorry to hear you are still struggling from what I believe is one of the most resistant and stubborn conditions known to mankind. Eating and living healthy, as shown in your case as well, is not always the quick fix for acne. If you need my help, I'm available for you. This video may give you some hope: :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru99pt5uQkc -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl peroxide should be used sparining. Also using omega 3 fish oil, vitamin b and d can help with skin healing. ...Read more

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What are some acne treatments for people with sensitive skin?

What are some acne treatments for people with sensitive skin?

A few options: Topical creams are a mainstay of acne treatment. Some creams are potentially more irritating than others. Topical clindamycin, an antibiotic, is usually well tolerated. There are other treatments, such as oral antibiotics and blu light therapy that could be considered. See your dermatologist to help determine what treatment options might be best for you. ...Read more

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What is best solution for facial skin after long acne treatment with aha acid? Skin is thin, sensitive, lost it's pigmentation and still have spots.,

What is best solution for facial skin after long acne treatment with aha acid? Skin is thin, sensitive, lost it's pigmentation and still have spots.,

Overtreated: The skin sounds like it is overtreated? Stop ahas and use Hydrocortisone cream for few days and see dermatologist to address pigment issues with slow approach to evening skin color.Possible weak retinoids such as retin a, (tretinoin) altralin, or differin. ...Read more

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I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? mine is sensitive skin

I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? mine is sensitive skin

No good way.: The pitted scars would be hard to get rid of. chemical peeling, laser all have been tried with limited success. no Rx cream would work either. let your skin repair itself. ...Read more

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I'm a 40yr old african american female that has dry sensitive skin& facial acne, my friend suggested clarisonic does this machine and product work?

I'm a 40yr old african american female that has dry sensitive skin& facial acne, my friend suggested clarisonic does this machine and product work?

Clarisonic Skin Care: A clarisonic skin care device produces more effective results than without it. The ultrasonic action of a clarisonic cleaning device can cleanse your skin more thoroughly than using your hands or a wash cloth. The infusion device can drive skin serums more deeply and effectively penetrate the skin better than without the device. You can cleanse your skin without it, but with it is superior. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of pimples and have very sensitive skin and want to know what would be the best acne product for me?

I am having a lot of pimples and have very sensitive skin and want to know what would be the best acne product for me?

See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. You may an oral medication like Doxycycline if your skin is too sensitive for topical medications. ...Read more

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Which type of acne treatment would you recommend for my skin?

Which type of acne treatment would you recommend for my skin?

Whatever works: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Only he/she can tell what's right to add. Acne can be managed until it self-cures with increasing age. 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