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Best Face Wash For Whiteheads And Blackheads
I have whiteheads on my cheeks and forehead. I started using face wash with salicylic acid now they are turning to blackheads. It this normal?
Black vs whiteheads: Whiteheads are pores covered by a thin layer of skin cells. Thus, oils and white blood cells that react to oils (or to acne bacteria in the oil gland) are stuck just under the surface of the skin. The result is a whitehead. It's possible for them to "turn into" blackheads if the thin layer of cells got scrubbed away with washing, allowing the trapped comedone to darken upon exposure to air oxygen. ...Read more
My face get very oily usually within 3hours after a face wash. I face blackhead and acne regularly. What should takecare of to improve it? Thanks.
Stop using the face:
Stop using the face wash as it is making your ondition worse
use benzul peroxide washes and if does not get better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hot compresses: The most natural way to help with these: place a hot compress over the whitehead, black head, etc. Without popping it till the pore opens on its own: change when it gets cold; 20+ times till it decreases; not burning skin. Ideally do this as soon as you feel a head starting. ...Read more
Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more
Wide variety: I'm partial the the vi body wash, it has glycolic acid in it and is capable of use on the face. It should cost only $30 an the bottle lasts quite a while. ...Read more
How many times a day should I was my face to get rid of my acne... And what type of face wash is best for acne???
I'm 22 had acne for 8 years now its trying to go away just won't clear all the way up in your opinion what face wash or cream has the best results?
Get real Rx: If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide has not worked for you, then you need to get with your physician for some prescription-strength treatment -- a topical vitamin a analogue, topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic, or maybe something stronger. If the physician who prescribed your several rx's for nerves cannot help you, please get a consult. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Get some help: If you have really bad acne, using just a face wash will do little to help. This type of acne will usually result in scarring and so you should certainly seek the advice and help of your pcp or a dermatologist. There are great treatments for bad acne to avoid scarring and get clear skin. That said, use a salicylic acid containing acne face wash. Good luck. ...Read more
Pangea Organics: I recommend the discovery kit for oily/blemish skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://bit. Ly/17wwcjw. ...Read more
I have very rough skin and some acne, my age is 27 and I stay in india, my skin look like old men can you suggest best face wash and cream?
Where? Why? When?: There are several more questions that need to be asked and answered prior to providing a definitive answer. Rough skin is generally due to hyperkeratosis and this can generally be treated with exfoliation. Retin- a is an excellent product as well to control oily skin. However first determine the cause and then definitive recommendations can be made. Start with your internist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Acne: Best idea is to have your doctor refer you to a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
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
None are great: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more
Maybe: Face washes can help clear acne pimples if they have ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc., but they can also dry out your skin. I am not familiar with the ingredients of ponds, but I know it used to be used as a cold cream to remove makeup. This would probably be too heavy for skin with acne and would not clear pimples. ...Read more
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
See a doctor: If you have pigmentation problems, there are no over the counter treatments that will help. Using a skin product with hydroquinone 4% coupled with chemical peels and possibly other prescription products will help. Using sunblock will decrease the degree of further pigmentation. Good luck ...Read more