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What has happened to my skin? It has lost its luster and it looks dark and patchy. I have tiny blackheads all over my body. Please help!!

What has happened to my skin? It has lost its luster and it looks dark and patchy. I have tiny blackheads all over my body. Please help!!

Diet, derm: I think you need a good dermatological plan and possibly a slight dietary adjustment to improve the luster in the skin. I suggest a good nutritional consult and a visit to the dermatologist - follow their directions and see how things can change! ...Read more

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I have acne and blackheads everywhere on my body and I've tried creams and most acne treatments and they don't work. Is there an OTC pill I could take?

I have acne and blackheads everywhere on my body and I've tried creams and most acne treatments and they don't work. Is there an OTC pill I could take?

No OTC pill: I am going to assume that you have moderate to severe acne on the face and body and will assume you have used as directed topical treatments for at least 6-8 weeks at a time. If that is the case you will need to see a dermatiologist to consider oral medications starting with possibly oral antibiotics in combination with topical adapalene or tretinoin or consider oral isotretinoin treatment. ...Read more

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What are blackheads?

What are blackheads?

Comedones: Blackheads or comedones are blocked pores.
They can be reduced with washing with soap and water morning and night, and exfoliation. ...Read more

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How to remove blackhead?

How to remove blackhead?

Keep skin clean: Avoid squeezing, wash with warm water use mild soap, I prefer glycerin soaps or none a cream for daily use
Topical application of benzoyl peroxide once daily may help ...Read more

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How to remove blackheads?

How to remove blackheads?

Comedone Extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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How to remove a blackhead?

How to remove a blackhead?

Blackhead treatment: A blackhead occurs when the opening to a hair follicle is blocked with dead skin cells, oil (sebum) +/- bacteria but the pore is open at the skin surface, allowing the material to darken. I recommend that you see a skin care specialist- spa or medical aesthetician for the instant gratification of "removing" it. For ongoing management, opt for a topical agent to accelerate skin cell turnover. ...Read more

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How to squeeze blackheads?

How to squeeze blackheads?

Recommend use of a: Comedone extractor to avoid damaging skin. Picking at comedones can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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How to remove blackheads?

How to remove blackheads?

Acne: You need a topical medication that helps the skin exfoliate to open pores ...Read more

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How can I remove blackheads?

How can I remove blackheads?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. 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

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What to do about blackheads?

What to do about blackheads?

Topcial retinoids: Topical retinoids like Retin-A or differin (adapalene) are the best treatment for blackheads (also known as open comedones). You can have an acne facial. During this facial extractions of the blackheads will be performed.

Best to see your dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I remove blackheads?

How can I remove blackheads?

Wash vigorously: Keep skin clean and dry with aggressive washing. You can purchase a comedone extractor at any pharmacy to remove the ones you have. ...Read more

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How can I remove blackheads?

How can I remove blackheads?

Some ideas: You'll smell delicious. Probably best is to ask your doctor for a safe sterile method - perhaps a druggist has something, but here's a site you can read. Http://www. Wikihow. Com/Remove-Blackheads
Avoid dirt - infection or being too rough. Scarring is not a good idea. Be clean and gentle and patient. Best! ...Read more

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Why can't you pop a blackhead?

Why can't you pop a blackhead?

Scarring.: Nearly all acne scarring is caused by people squeezing their pimples. So if you like having scars on your face, go right ahead. If you don't, keep your hands off of your face. ...Read more

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What can be done for blackheads?

What can be done for blackheads?

Wash vigorously: Keep skin clean and dry with aggressive washing. You can purchase a comedone extractor at any pharmacy to remove the ones you have. ...Read more

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Will biore blackhead strips work?

Customer reviews: Here are reviews from 247 people: http://www. Amazon. Com/biore-deep-cleansing-pore-strips/product-reviews/b0009eilks/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm? Ie=utf8&showviewpoints=1&sortby=bysubmissiondatedescending. It has mixed reviews. ...Read more

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How could I best remove blackhead?

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

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How could I best remove blackheads?

Ultrasonic Cleansing: Pore strips are good for sporadic use, but once a good cleansing routine is initiated, their use is no longer needed. Daily use of an ultrasonic cleansing brush is an effective way to prevent and remove blackheads. ...Read more

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How can you stop getting blackheads?

How can you stop getting blackheads?

Wash your face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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Why don't my blackheads ever go away?

Normal: Blackheads are a normal and common skin finding. It is near impossible to make them "go away". There are treatments to minimize the look of blackheads, but those pores are always there. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my blackheads?

What can I do to treat my blackheads?

Blackheads: Tea tree oil kills the propionibacterium acnes, or p. Acnes, bacteria that can cause blemishes. Acne is the result of hair follicles on the skin clogged by overproduction of oil or dead skin cells. Tea tree oil unclogs the follicles and sloughs off dead skin cells.
Conventional therapy includes prescription epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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What do blackheads usually look like?

Black dots: Like black dots on the skin, sometimes surrounded by slightly eleveted skin. The whole lesion is only about 1mm, no more than 2mm. ...Read more

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How do blackheads extract themselves?

How do blackheads extract themselves?

They usually don't: Unless you have a large pore and a large black head that becomes dry and is flicked out against an edge, then it probably won't happen. A comedone extractor can be used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can blackheads falls off on their own?

Can blackheads falls off on their own?

I squeeze mine: They are blocked oil glands with a plug which can be squeezed out. Salicylic acid and tretinoin (retinoic acid) are very effective. See a dermatologist if they are large or numerous. They are not dirt. Of course they may often come out without any treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure blackheads?

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

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What is the best way to cure blackheads?

See dermatology: 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 > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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What is large hard blackhead on midriff?

This may be a: Comedone. Consider use of a comedone extractor. See dermatologist or your physician for specific issues related to this. ...Read more

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Good products to use to treat blackheads?

Good products to use to treat blackheads?

Retinoic acid: Derivatives of this compound are often very helpful applied topically, whether you have coexisting acne or not. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a blackhead fast?

What could I do to cure a blackhead fast?

Comedone extractor: Or pore strip. 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 strip, etc. ...Read more

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What are the best products for blackheads?

What are the best products for blackheads?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my blackhead?

Derm eval: 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 > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more