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Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

I suggest none: I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a retinoic acid derivative at least once daily and skip the rest. Do this until you are clear, or you are not clear in four weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something that will work. Alternative, a salicylic acid wash is a reasonable choice. Acne isn't caused by lack of hygiene or any other lifestyle factor. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best facial moisturizer for acne?

Please recommend the best facial moisturizer for acne?

Noncomedogenic: Look for a moisturizer which is labeled 'hypoallergenic noncomedogenic' and be sure that it is also fragrance free. ...Read more

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What might be best home made face mask for acne?

What might be best home made face mask for acne?

Get a real Rx: I appreciate your zeal but we can do better. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

There are many: different types of natural face masks. Don't know which one you are referring to. In general - chronic scarring would not resolve using face masks. ...Read more

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What is the best facial cleanser for blackheads and pimples?

What is the best facial cleanser for blackheads and pimples?

Retoinic acid: If you have acne and a lot of backheads, your best friend is a topical retinoic acid derivative. If this does not clear you, your personal physician can prescribe a second medication or refer you to a dermatologist for something super-strong. ...Read more

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What facial cleansing wash works best for oily skin?

What facial cleansing wash works best for oily skin?

Oil Free, Soap Free: There is an abundance of facial cleansers for oily skin and there are many "best cleanser lists." however, an ideal facial cleanser for oily skin should be soap-free, fragrance-free, and oil-free. Some examples include elta facial cleanser, cetaphil for oily skin, and skinceuticals foaming cleanser. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best face makeup to cover acne?

Please recommend the best face makeup to cover acne?

Treat, don't cover: I'm really sorry somebody told you that you simply had to cover it. Nothing works very well. You need to start managing your acne like a grown-up. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...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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What facial product works the best for acne?

What facial product works the best for acne?

Pangea Organics: Australian wild plum & willow cleanser is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What's the best facial wash and moisturiser for spots/acne/marks?

What's the best facial wash and moisturiser for spots/acne/marks?

Salicylic acid: Look for this on your wash. It may help. If it does not clear you, get with your personal physicain who can add something that will. ...Read more

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The best facial lotions for dry skin?

The best facial lotions for dry skin?

Facial Lotions: Two good facial lotions are cerave and restoraderm both of which are over the counter. They both have ceramides which are important in treating dry skin. ...Read more

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What are the best facial cream cleansers for acne?

What are the best facial cream cleansers for acne?

Non-comedogenic: The issue with cream cleansers is their tendency to clog the pores which then makes the acne worse! many creams are meant to moisturize the skin of people without acne. Non-comedogenic cleansesrs or acceptalble. Read the label carefully and only use non-comedogenic cream cleansers. ...Read more

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What face wash and moisturizer works best for eczema?

What face wash and moisturizer works best for eczema?

Eczema: First 3 rules: gentle, gentle, gentle. Avoid drying or irritating products--ones that contain salicylic or glycolic acid. Many good ones on market: dove bar, cetaphil, neutrogena gentle, purpose, basis, aveeno, (oatmeal) cerave. Your dermatologist's office may have samples you could try before you go buy a full retail size. ...Read more

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What is the best natural or homemade facial cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin?

What is the best natural or homemade facial cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin?

Salicylic acid: Nothing is more natural than this substance which comes from willow trees. Use it as a wash as tolerated and this may be all you need to keep acne at bay. ...Read more

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How could i best remove blackheads off my face?

How could i best remove blackheads off my face?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more