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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?

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

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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.

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

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What is a decent face wash that deals with whiteheads, black heads and blind spots?

What is a decent face wash that deals with whiteheads, black heads and blind spots?

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

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What is the best face wash for reducing acne/breakouts?

THERE ARE MANY: Iwill list a few
1newtrogena oil free acne wash
2loreal acne response pore-cleaning cleanser
3proactive revitalising toner
4biore blemish fighting ice cleanser. ...Read more

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What is the best face wash to use to get rid of acne?

What is the best face wash to use to get rid of acne?

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

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Please explain which face wash is best for acne prone oily skin?

Please explain which face wash is best for acne prone oily skin?

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

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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???

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???

Benzoyl peroxide: Overwashing or not washing can both have negative effects. It is a good idea to wash face 2-3x/day. I would use a mild soap on most of those and also wash once a day with a benzoyl peroxide wash. Start there and if not helpful then see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Please advise what is the best face wash and acne treatment?

Please advise what is the best face wash and acne treatment?

If you must ask...: You probably need something stronger. The washes with plenty of salicylic acid are the ones to choose, or simply apply 5% benzoyl peroxide 2x/day. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What face wash is best for acne?

What face wash is best for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Any product with benzoyloperoxide is acceptable. Avoiding shampoo with conditioner would also be helpful because conditioner will block skin pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best drugstore face wash to clear acne?

Please help! What is the best drugstore face wash to clear acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Apply this after washing your face with soap or whatever else you use, 5% solution twice per day. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for a workup and prescription-strength treatment. ...Read more

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Which is the best face-wash and moisturizer for someone with acne?

Which is the best face-wash and moisturizer for someone with acne?

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

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What is the best face wash to use for extremely bad acne?

What is the best face wash to use for extremely bad acne?

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

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What is the best face wash in department stores you can buy for acne and/or black heads?

What is the best face wash in department stores you can buy for acne and/or black heads?

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

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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

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Are there any good face washes to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? And if so what are some?

Are there any good face washes to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? And if so what are some?

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

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Which is the most ultimate drugstore face wash to clear acne?

Salicylic acid: The best washes are based on salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. The other ingredients matter little. If this isn't enough, get with your physician. ...Read more

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What acne face wash should I use, and how often should I use it?

What acne face wash should I use, and how often should I use it?

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

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Should I use Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash?

Should I use Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash?

No: Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoids acid without pricey gimmicks are your best friends. If you
Are not obviously better in two weeks, get with your physician and we can clear you with your help. ...Read more

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What face wash to get rid of acne?

What face wash to get rid of acne?

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

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Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

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

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What face wash is good for getting rid of acne?

Almost any: There is no single brand that is superior to others. Usually something that contains benzoyl peroxide should do the job. ...Read more

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If I have back acne, should I use face wash on my back?

Yes: Yes, you can treat acne on your back with any of the over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acne wash. Be ware that some people are allergic to benzoyl peroxide, so if you experience any itchy rash, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Neem & turmeric face wash for acne.... Will they work?

Neem & turmeric face wash for acne.... Will they work?

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

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Mela face wash is only use for acne?? Not for pigmentation

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

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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more