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Adult Acne Prevention
Snake Oil: You are now 24 years old. Humans have been being sold snake oil for centuries. Our's is called 'anti-aging' products. Do you really believe a product you put on your skin can stop or arrest the aging process? ...Read more
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
Good hygiene: Clean your face with a good cleanser that does not contain soap. Simple remedies such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are commonly used and quite effective if done on a regular basis. Further assistance from a dermatologist or a cosmetic specialist can be helpful. There are other remedies available such as ipl, chemical peels , and accutane. ...Read more
I use a daily grapefruit extract facial scrub for acne prevention. Being topical, will that have any effect on my daily statin med?
No: Doxycycline is used to treat several different species of bacteria and several different bacterial illnesses. It c overs most strains of staphylococcus aureus including mrsa, hemophilus influenza, chlamydia and chlamydophilia, mycoplasma and some strains of gram negative bacteria. It is also used to treat acne and prevent malaria. ...Read more