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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

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's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

Skin Clear Wash: I recommend the skin clear wash from cosmo grade professional skincare. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne with oily skin? Acne soap?

How to get rid of acne with oily skin? Acne soap?

Soaps do not help: Acne is a disease of the oil-producing glands of the face, but removing the oils does not cure acne. Regular washing with a benzoyl peroxide-containing cleanser will help dry your face, but will not cure the underlying problem. You need to consult with a dermatologist who can prescribe a program which should help your acne. ...Read more

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Does clean start face wash work to remove acne scars?

Does clean start face wash work to remove acne scars?

No: Acne scars are full thickness injuries to the skin. Massage can provide some improvement acutely, so the washing action may help a little. There are many ways to treat acne scars, because there are many types of acne scars. None of the treatments are perfect, but, when selected appropriately, can provide some improvement. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can oil free acne wash cream cleanser micro clear from neutrogena work?

Can oil free acne wash cream cleanser micro clear from neutrogena work?

Salicylic acid: That's the stuff that works, not the pink grapefrult extract or the vitamin c or the advertising. It clears mild acne, but for moderate disease, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne and scars? Neutrogena oil free acne facewash will work?

How to get rid of acne and scars? Neutrogena oil free acne facewash will work?

No they won't: If you've already got scarring from acne, then your disease -- which is chronic, serious, and non-lifestyle-related -- wasn't managed as it should have been. You have my sympathy. If benzoyl peroxide fails, a scientific physician can clear it up in a short time. This is the 21st century. Please get seen. A dermatologist can deal with the scars later. ...Read more

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How often should you use exfoliating body wash on back acne?

Daily: The washes containing salicylic acid may be irritating if overused. A wash containing benzoyl peroxide may be better tolerated, plus you get an antibacterial effect. One does need to be careful, however, because the benzoyl peroxide can bleach colored fabrics. ...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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How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read more

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Is the st Ives makeup remover face wash a good face wash?

Is the st Ives makeup remover face wash a good face wash?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is there some kind of body wash for acne?

Is there some kind of body wash for 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! ...Read more

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Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used for body wash for acne by bodybuilders..Can i also use it for exfoliation purpose..

Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used for body wash for acne by bodybuilders..Can i also use it for exfoliation purpose..

Acne Body Wash: The most commonly used body wash for acne is benzoyl peroxide 5-10%. It is readily available without a prescription and is used once daily. Once should lather up with it, leave it on for at least a few minutes, and rinse off. It will bleach one's towels, so make sure to use ones that you do not like. This product is extremely effective against p.Acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. ...Read more

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Acne started to appear on my back I workout but right when I' m done I shower with body wash made for acne any tips/recommendations?

Acne started to appear on my back I workout but right when I' m done I shower with body wash made for acne any tips/recommendations?

After showering: use benzoyl peroxide pads on the area. If not improvement with OTC Benzoyl peroxide consult your doctor for additional treatments of which there are a number. ...Read more

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I only break out in acne in my armpits. I use neutrogena acne body wash, but the acne comes and goes. What else can I do to eliminate the acne?

I only break out in acne in my armpits. I use neutrogena acne body wash, but the acne comes and goes. What else can I do to eliminate the acne?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist or your regular doctor. Also consider acupuncture/chinese medicine to help balance your body. Stop dairy and gluten...Eat more fresh veggies and fruits. Keep track of when you break out. Is it near your period? Or after you eat certain things? ...Read more

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How often should you use exfoliating body wash on back acne?

Daily: The washes containing salicylic acid may be irritating if overused. A wash containing benzoyl peroxide may be better tolerated, plus you get an antibacterial effect. One does need to be careful, however, because the benzoyl peroxide can bleach colored fabrics. ...Read more

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I get bad body acne. Any remedies? I've tried every body wash on the market. Get them on my back, butt, thighs, etc.

I get bad body acne. Any remedies? I've tried every body wash on the market. Get them on my back, butt, thighs, etc.

Oral med/treatment: Unfortunately it is tough to treat severe acne, especially on back because u can't see/reach well. This often require systemic/oral med. I strongly recommend discussing this issue with your doc--as there are quite a few good treatments. If your doc is not comfortable with treating acne, he/she may refer you to a local dermatologist. There are many options for you. So, chin up....Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred body wash and tips to help get rid of body acne?

Which is the preferred body wash and tips to help get rid of body acne?

Back and Chest Acne: If there is any scarring, seek immediate medical attention as it may get worse. Over-the-counter benzyl peroxide wash used once daily can be very effective in treating acne on the back and chest. It will bleach one's towels, so use ones that you do not like. Oral prescription medications (doxycycline and minocycline) are often very effective. ...Read more

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Can I use an acne wash with sorbolene body wash on my back? Or should I use them separately. Will the acne wash still work with the sorbolene

Should be fine: they have different ingredients that don't really seem to interact but people can respond differently to regimens. ...Read more

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Can max clarity body wash help with scars or only back and chest acne?

Can max clarity body wash help with scars or only back and chest acne?

Inadequate Rx: This won't touch the scars and is also inadequate for acne on your trunk. You probably realize this. You're going to need prescription-strength medicine. Get with your physician or you'll end up with even more scarring. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious chronic disease and you deserve 21st century management. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I made a huge mistake and bought a acne face wash, face towelettes, and body wash all contain grapefruit. Will it interact with Nortriptyline?

I made a huge mistake and bought a acne face wash, face towelettes, and body wash all contain grapefruit. Will it interact with Nortriptyline?

Nortriptyline: Nortriptyline is a Tricyclic antidepressant. Ingesting grapefruit juice or grapefruit can interfere with nortriptyline. However, I have never heard that external products containing grapefruit cause any problems. Double check with your pharmacist - but I don't think the things you bought will cause any issues. Take care ...Read more

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I have a lot of back acne Bc of my body wash but I switched to cetaphil wash a while ago & I exfoliate about once a week. nothing seems to work for me?

Not correct: Acne on your back is not related to your brand of wash. "Exfoliate"??? How? Heavy scrubbing will aggravate your acne. If it is important to you a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Been using the dandruff shampoo Nizoral as a body wash for about a year now with great success for body acne -- as directed on bottle. Is this safe?

Been using the dandruff shampoo Nizoral as a body wash for about a year now with great success for body acne -- as directed on bottle. Is this safe?

Switch to Acne Med: Hi PArora, Nizoral is an antifungal medication. It decreases normal body fungal organism that reside on the skin. Acne is due to body changes in hormones. It creates an oily skin. By utilizing a drying medication side effect of Nizoral it has helped the acne. Suggest trying an acne preparation for safety. Good question Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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What is the cause of body acne? I have light acne almost all over my body, but i wash normally and i even started using acne washes.

Maybe hormones: In women entering menopause, an imbalance can occur: dropping levels of estrogen, & progesterone, while testosterone and androgen production continues, may allow estosterone effects to predominate and breakouts to occur. If the topical dermatologic products don't help, may try a gyn who knows about hormone balancing. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more