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What is the best natural cure for acne?

What is the best natural cure for acne?

Nothing that works: This is the 21st century and you have a right to remedies that are scientific and evidence-based, not sold by sweet-talkers. Retinoic acid and Clindamycin are both products from nature, as are the systemic antibiotics you may be offered or (if you are a "she") the hormones in the oral contraceptive pill. Don't let your love of nature's beauty prevent you from using rx that actually works. Cheers. ...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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What is the best natural method for treating acne?

What is the best natural method for treating acne?

Adjuncts only: "pop" remedies such as lemon juice, tea tree oil (an estrogen that can give a teenaged boy breasts), apple cider vinegar or sleeping with your face smeared with honey won't help nearly as much as topical benzyol peroxide or the prescription-strength rx's a physician can use if it fails. If a teen doesn't get effective rx because of somebody's superstition, he/she is being done a grave disservice. ...Read more

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What natural acne remedies are the best?

What natural acne remedies are the best?

Nature's gifts: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can be managed using evidence-based medicine. If you are responsible for the physical and emotional health of a teen, you have a duty to get the most effective treatment and use any folk / vitamin store remedies as adjuncts. The vitamin a derivatives and antibiotics used to treat difficult acne are natural compounds. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best natural thing that i can use to remove acne between eyebrows?

What is the best natural thing that i can use to remove acne between eyebrows?

Acne: Avoid excessive irritation of the skin. Use water based sun screen. Eat healthy diet. But you may still need a prescription after all. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of acne naturally?

Get a real Rx: This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to use remedies that actually work. Your physician can manage acne using compounds that are gifts from mother nature -- benzoyl peroxide, the retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and the wonderful antibiotics made by natural micro-organisms. Acne is a chronic, serious disease and requires real rx. ...Read more

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What's the best and fastest way to naturally get rid of acne marks?

What's the best and fastest way to naturally get rid of acne marks?

No easy fix: You need to manage your acne to prevent new lesions. If you have hesitated to get your acne treated effectively because of a preference for "natural" remedies, the retinoic acid derivatives and antibiotics that are mainstays of management are Mother Nature's gifts. The red spots are healing and cannot be altered. Don't try too hard to bleach the brown spots or it may make a mess. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to prevent acne when I spend most time in a filthy environment and what is the best natural cleanser?

How to prevent acne when I spend most time in a filthy environment and what is the best natural cleanser?

Filth doesn't = acne: Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones). Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Dirt (filth) doesn't cause acne but some chemicals, hormone changes, emotional stress, some medications, or excess skin rubbing can cause it. ...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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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