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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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I have a reddish skin and have a lot of pimples on my forehead . I have tired all the methods such as cream , moisturizer . How do I reduce them ?

I have a reddish skin and have a lot of pimples on my forehead . I have tired all the methods such as cream , moisturizer . How do I reduce them ?

Real acne Rx: Forget creams and moisturizers. They don't work. You're almost a grown man & you have a right to effective rx. Benzoyl peroxide for two weeks, then as that probably won't get the job done, visit your physician. A retinoic acid derivative and/or Clindamycin topically is likely to clear the disease you describe; harder cases respond to systemic antibiotics or accutane. Good luck. ...Read more

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For acne and dark spots on the t-zone, what type of cream or moisturizer is recommended?

For acne and dark spots on the t-zone, what type of cream or moisturizer is recommended?

Acne and dark spots: Pimples on your face's T zone can be hard to manage, because the forehead, nose and chin can be oily at the same time the area around the mouth and cheeks are dry and flaky. The T zone is prone to pimples and blackheads because there are more oil-producing glands in those areas, according to TeensHealth. Although pimples in the T zone can be frustrating, you can control them with patience and proper care. Step 1 Wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser twice a day, in the morning and at night. Massage the cleanser into your face without scrubbing. Rinse thoroughly with warm water; cleanser remaining on the skin can clog the pores, causing pimples and blackheads. Step 2 Saturate a cotton ball with a toner containing salicylic acid, recommends "Seventeen." Smooth the toner over your T zone. Alternatively, apply an over-the-counter skin care product containing benzoyl peroxide, which will dry oily T zone areas and decrease bacteria that can cause pimples and blackheads. You Might Also Like How to Exfoliate Your Nose How to Exfoliate Your Nose Cornstarch & Vinegar for Blackheads Cornstarch & Vinegar for Blackheads How to Get Rid of Blind Pimples How to Get Rid of Blind Pimples How to Get Rid of Acne & Red Cheeks and Nose How to Get Rid of Acne & Red Cheeks and Nose DIY Blackhead Removal DIY Blackhead Removal How to Get Rid of Little Pimples All Over the Face How to Get Rid of Little Pimples All Over the Face What Causes Breakouts on the Forehead? What Causes Breakouts on the Forehead? How to Get Rid of Dry Pimples How to Get Rid of Dry Pimples How to Get Rid of Large Pores and Oily Skin How to Get Rid of Large Pores and Oily Skin How to Make Facial Cleanser for Combination Skin How to Make Facial Cleanser for Combination Skin How to Get Rid of Pimples Near the Mouth How to Get Rid of Pimples Near the Mouth How to Avoid Pimples on Your Chin How to Avoid Pimples on Your Chin How to Get Rid of Painful Pimples Fast How to Get Rid of Painful Pimples Fast How to Get Rid of Oily Skin on the Face at Home How to Get Rid of Oily Skin on the Face at Home How to Get Rid of Acne on Head How to Get Rid of Acne on Head Can You Get a Pimple Inside the Nose? Can You Get a Pimple Inside the Nose? Step 3 Smooth an oil-free moisturizer over any dry areas on your face after toning. Use a moisturizer marked "noncomodogenic," which won't clog the pores. Things You'll Need Mild cleanser Cotton balls Toner containing salicylic acid or skin care product containing benzoyl peroxide Oil-free moisturizer Sponsored Links ...Read more

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My acne products cause my skin to peel and dry, but i've got combination oily and dry skin. I don't want to use a cream moisturizer, what should I do?

My acne products cause my skin to peel and dry, but i've got combination oily and dry skin. I don't want to use a cream moisturizer, what should I do?

Try pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://bit.ly/146axow. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from acne above my upper lip for a couple of months now I have tried clean & clear face cream an moisturizer but didn't help muc?

I have been suffering from acne above my upper lip for a couple of months now I have tried clean & clear face cream an moisturizer but didn't help muc?

Acne upper lip: Person of unknown age and gender notes: I have been suffering from acne above my upper lip for a couple of months now I have tried clean & clear face cream an moisturizer but didn't help much? ANS: Suspect it is just plain acne and you will grow out of it. Show to you Dr and ask about their opinion. Or go to see Dermatologist. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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I keep getting pimples on my face, even after scrubbing and cleaning and moisturizing. Should I avoid moisturizing creams , do they clog my pores?

I keep getting pimples on my face, even after scrubbing and cleaning and moisturizing. Should I avoid moisturizing creams , do they clog my pores?

Really treat it: Moisturizing creams aren't the key for managing acne. Hygiene, like diet and lifestyle, has nothing to do with acne despite what anyone else has told you. You're a man. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and/or retinoic acid. If that doesn't clear you in two weeks, you need prescription-strength medications your physician can provide. Acne's not curable until it remits on its own. Manage it. ...Read more

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Dryness on penis, now with redness + pimple like marks and few cuts noticed. Doc said dermatitis so apply cortisoid creams & moisturizor. Not curing.?

Dryness on penis, now with redness + pimple like marks and few cuts noticed. Doc said dermatitis so apply cortisoid creams & moisturizor. Not curing.?

Other thoughts: Just because the steroid isn't working doesn't mean it's not dermatitis. But i'd also consider fungal infection (which can worsen with steroids), herpes, and bacterial infection as part of our "differential". Certain medications can also cause rashes on the penis and other mucus membranes. So let your doc know if you've been on any oral antibiotics recently. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Moisturizer can remove dark spots from pimples?

Moisturizer can remove dark spots from pimples?

Hyperpigmentation: The dark spots may simply be postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. What you want to do first is control your acne to reduce the number of new acne lesions. You may want to consider a moisturizer that has a sunscreen to prevent additional hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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If i mix 1vitamin e facial oil capsule into my moisturizer will it fade away my pimple /acne marks nd is is gud for skin?

If i mix 1vitamin e facial oil capsule into my moisturizer will it fade away my pimple /acne marks nd is is gud for skin?

Acne Mark: Acne isn't the only thing that can cause discolored skin marks. Other dark spots and types of skin hyperpigmentation can come from aging, sun damage, and even using birth control pills. To help them go away faster, wear sunscreen consistently, you can also consider using prescription retinoids, like differin, retin-a, or tazorac, (tazarotene) chemical peels, lasers, and microdermabrasions from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best moisturizer for face prone to pimples and blackheads appearance.best regard.

What is the best moisturizer for face prone to pimples and blackheads appearance.best regard.

Proactive system products: I am not sure if you will have this in your country but can get it online without prescription. It is affordable and I am not a dermatologist who might have other opinions. ...Read more

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Hi. Would like to know what is a good moisturizer for my face that wont clog pores and give me pimples? :) thank u

Hi. Would like to know what is a good moisturizer for my face that wont clog pores and give me pimples? :) thank u

2 products: I usually recommend purpose products, by johnson and johnson, or neutrogena. Both products are non-comedogenic, meaning they won't block pores. They also have sunblock, which is very important. ...Read more

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I am using nivea moisturizer,liquid foundation and baby powder on my face, does it causes my pimples on my cheeks?

I am using nivea moisturizer,liquid foundation and baby powder on my face, does it causes my pimples on my cheeks?

Comedogenic: Unless a product is labeled as non-comedogenic, there is a good chance it will make acne prone skin worse. The products you have mentioned are likely not ideal for reducing acne flares. ...Read more

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Why is getting rid of acne so hard? I cleanse, tone, moisturizer twice a day and i still get blackheads and whiteheads. Its affecting my self esteem.

Why is getting rid of acne so hard? I cleanse, tone, moisturizer twice a day and i still get blackheads and whiteheads. Its affecting my self esteem.

Acne: This may be all about your hormones and genes and the skin type you have. If you are doing everything right and still having trouble you may need some prescription medication to supplement what you are doing naturally. It is not impossible to get improvement. You just may need help. ...Read more

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I use lotion & sometimes face moisturizer. I also use oil free face cleanser. Am I doing something wrong? b/c I have back acne and pimples on my face

I use lotion & sometimes face moisturizer. I also use oil free face cleanser. Am I doing something wrong? b/c I have back acne and pimples on my face

Lotion may clog pore: The lotion may be clogging your pores. Try doing without the lotion and see if it makes a difference, On the other hand, it could be hormonal. May or may not apply to you, but sometimes going on or off birth control or changing pills may affect acne. Try these suggestions for starters. Regards, Dr. Lebowitz ...Read more

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Never ending pimples. Tried everything from pills to benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, tea tree oil. Wash face twice a day w/ moisturizer. Plz help!

See a dermatologist: If you have been consistent with topical acne preparations which include a benzoyl perioxide produce and a retinol such as Retin A, (tretinoin) Differin, or Tazorac along with oral antibiotics and are not seeing progress, I recommend that you consult a dermatologist. Accutane may be offered as an option, but your doctor is better able to recommend what's best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the relation between oil-free moisturizing sun-cream and acne? Does acne vanish at 20's coz m 18yrs old suffering acne for 3 years? Ans. Plz.

What is the relation between oil-free moisturizing sun-cream and acne? Does acne vanish at 20's coz m 18yrs old suffering acne for 3 years? Ans. Plz.

Acne: Noone can predict when your acne will disappear.You can try using a moisturizer such as virgin coconut oil to rid your face of redness. ...Read more

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Are we supposed to immediately moisturize after or before applying acne cream?

Are we supposed to immediately moisturize after or before applying acne cream?

In general: medications should be applied directly to the skin, and moisturizers or other adjuncts afterwards. ...Read more

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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