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Causes Acne Middle Age Men
What age does teenage acne typically resolve for men? Also why is skin oilier in the summer months?
Why do you ask?: It varies tremendously. I was able to stop taking medication for my acne when I was around 50. Acne is a huge social and professional liability and you deserve to be treated scientifically, now. Nothing you did caused your illness and you should not have to endure it any longer. ...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
I'm a 31, never had acne issues before, have always used the same recreational substances since the age of 14 - but I'm now developing cystic acne that is persistent despite good hygiene habits. Do you know what causes this and how to treat it?
New acne: No I do not. Discuss with your Dr. Many causes. ...Read more
What can cause spider nevi (3 of them) to appear on a young man if liver disease has been investigated and ruled out? Also presents with chest acne
Mostly harmless: Spider nevi are simply telangiectasia, a type of blood vessel phenomenon that usually are not pathological. They are common and may be benign, presenting in around 10-15% of healthy adults and young children. However, having more than 3 spider angiomas is likely to be abnormal and may be a sign of liver disease. ...Read more
I've noticed a few breakouts popping up around my mouth. Can kissing a bearded man cause acne? Thanks!
No: Don't try to figure out why you are getting acne. It is never helpful. Be glad you have a relationship -- I am happy for you. Use topical benzoyl peroxide twice a day or else retinitis acid or a salicylic acid wash. Eventually you will outgrow it -- I was able to stop using medicines when I was 50. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can benzoyl peroxide really cause premature aging of the skin? And will it worsen or prolong the hyperpigmentations of acne? What are the proven side effects of it and how can I avoid it?
Acne mask: No promises on effectiveness but your gender does not preclude you from doing it ...Read more
Thatis not helpful: Taking extra vitamins and supplements have not been shown to treat acne scars or blemishes. See your medspa doctor for a laser skin care plan to helpo you with blemishes and scars. She will show you skin care products that will also improve you skin. These creams and serums will have antioxidants in them as well as retin a (tretinoin) which is vitamin a. ...Read more
Is men's sperm really good for skin? Could it be used as anti blemish and is it really effective on acne problems? Thanks in advance..
Can you please suggest me a good day cream for dry skins (men)? My skin gets itchy after shaving n i'v also some acne and dark circles. Thank you
Shaving breakouts: All the signs and symptoms you are describing, itching and acne bumps after shaving that are leaving dark marks on your face sound like a condition called psuedofolliculitis barbae. A moisturizer is not going to help much but try something gentle like cetaphil. This condition is stubborn and sometimes difficult to treat. I would recommend you consult a dermatologist to help control the problem. ...Read more
I think I have a little genital acne. I got this neutrogena men acne wash and was wondering if it's safe to put it on down there?
Is it ok to use clinique men dark spot corrector while on Accutane? I have uneven skintone and a few acne scars on my cheeks.
Should be fine: It should be ok to use both together. Monitor for any adverse reactions. ...Read more
Possible 2B born with low eggsupply? Since 1st mens 12.5yrs old seldom menses. Have acne, hairgrowth, but normal weight&bloodtests. My mum's menopause=50
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
16. W/ cystic acne mainly on chin. Mens has gone irregular lately. Lack of sleep. Rarely eats veggies. Tried salicylic. How to treat my acne?
Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands produce sebum, which keep the skin surface oily and protects the skin.
The importance of adequate face washing: when dead skin clogs up a pore, bacteria grows in the oily skin.
The whiteness of an acne lesion is the pus formed by the dead white cells that fight the acne bacteria. ...Read more
My age is 24 n status is single. I have pocs problem since 2-3 years. M gaining weight, my skin is not so very clear, getting acnes also. Help me out?
See a medspa doctor: A medspa doctor can you get started on medications as well as laser skin care to reduce the oil glands (Cool Breeze Laser) and clean out the pores (Isolaz). She can also recommend products to use between visits and discuss medcations you have started for the PCOS which will also help the situation. If the metformin does not adress your weight ask for an appetite suppressnat and a supervised diet. ...Read more
Not clear: There have been various studies, none conclusive, that link acne to several types of foods including foods with high glycemic index that raise blood sugar, dairy foods, particularly those with hormones, gluten, and saturated fats. As the evidence is unclear, it is best to eat a healthy diet without dairy (get calcium from other sources), limit saturated fats and gluten, and avoid simple carbs. ...Read more
Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae (pfb) or shaving bumps is a foreign body inflammatory reaction involving papules and pustules. It primarily affects curly haired males who shave. Pseudofolliculitis barbae can also affect some white men and hirsute black women. Pseudofolliculitis pubis is a similar condition occurring after pubic hair is shaved. ...Read more
Not by itself: Stress is good when it pushes you to do things that are good for you and others, bad only when you're helpless or don't know how to cope. Serum cortisol, your best stress hormone, has a slight tendency to worsen acne. Instead of trying a pseudoscientific "stress-reliever" protocol, you owe it to yourself to get 21st century treatment for your acne. Being a young adult is stressful enough! ...Read more