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Does pink grapefruit acne wash work?

Does pink grapefruit acne wash work?

It may...: The idea of using grapefruit or vitamin c seems rather interesting to me as a compounding skincare specialist. Make sure they use natural grapefruit extract, organic if available, but not some artificial chemical that makes it smell like grapefruit! for acne, you need to find a wash that works well for you. I recommend using the skin clear wash from cosmo grade. ...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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Are you supposed to use acne wash everyday?

Are you supposed to use acne wash everyday?

It is possible.: Depending on the active ingredient and strength of that ingredient, you can typically use medicated acne washes once daily. I recommend my patients use them in the shower. If you are becoming overly dry or irritated, decrease the frequency to every other day. ...Read more

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I have been using acne wash for a week and am raw?

I have been using acne wash for a week and am raw?

Depends: What are you using? Are you scrubbing? If you are don't . If you are using the wash twice a day cut back to once a day. You should be using a moisturizer that has the word non-comedogenic .Moisturizing might seem wrong to your head if you have acne but it is a very important step in daily skin care. ...Read more

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What is the best drugstore anti-acne wash/medication (otc)?

What is the best drugstore anti-acne wash/medication (otc)?

Get an Rx instead: Over-the-counter preparations do not work well. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best acne wash for dry skin?

Acne wash : There are many different brands-they include cetaphil, cerave, oilattum, dove.And ultra gentle cleanser by neutrogena. If you ask you dermatologist , he or she may give you samples so you can try some of them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to find an acne wash with chlorine?

Is it possible to find an acne wash with chlorine?

Don't bother: Some folks have the idea that since chlorine kills gonorrhea and other microbes in swimming pools, it will be effective against acne bacteria. I appreciate the "pop" internet reading you've done, but you owe it to yourself / to the teen under your care to get effective scientific rx from your physician. Benzoyl peroxide is the only really effective rx you can get on your own & it's so-so, . ...Read more

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Is it possible to find a acne wash without benzoyl?

Salicylic acid wash: Salicylic acid helps shed dead skin cells which help to unclog pores that are normally blocked by acne. It is a good exfoliant but works well applied (such as on a pad or cosmetic grade) rather than as a wash because it is not quite potent in a wash. Neutrogena makes a salicylic acid wash and is labeled as "oil-free acne wash". ...Read more

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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
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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