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Dirt And Oil Cause Acne
I have oily(face)skin.Currently oil cleansing w/Sweet Almond Oil.Does oil really decrease the overproduction of sebum or will it cause more oiliness?
No: The connection between oily food and acne has not held up. Olive oil is ok. From webmd: "food: all over the world, parents tell teens to avoid pizza, chocolate, greasy and fried foods, and junk food. While these foods may not be good for overall health, they don't cause acne or make it worse.". ...Read more
How can I remove pimples from my oily face and also oil , dirt in a small budgets , which cream and facewash i can use?
Glycolic or sal acid: Using a wash and lotions that contain glycolic or salicylic acid helps to clean the pores. Products containing benzoyl peroxide also help. Biore or ponds pads (stick to skin after wetting and turn into a plaster) help with deep extractions. Many brands such as clean & clear, neutrogena, biore, aveeno (oatmeal). ...Read more
Not the issue: The key is that you remember that acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease, only marginally and unpredictably related to diet, and that you'll do much better staying on top of managing it than asking 'why' -- usually the latter question never gets answered. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Is it ok to use acne oil control film for removing excessive oil? What cause an excessive oil on skin?
Possibly: Toners are typically used to remove excess oil. Some medications like Accutane dry up the oil glands. Excessively oily skin is typically an inherent quality of your skin. Washing with harsh soaps may help dry out oily skin. A good dermatologist or a visit to an aesthetician would be useful in your case. ...Read more
I have oily skin type. Can I use unrefined shea butter to moisturize my skin? Does it clog my pores and cause acne?
Bad idea: Nothing you can do at home will help with the scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency you can tolerate is your best rx; if you're not clear of new lesions in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you ended with acne scars because your parents are 'natural healing' buffs, you have my sympathy. Take charge and demand effective treatment. ...Read more
Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more
Don't bother.: I see patients all the time who have tried tea tree oil + various other oils; their acne is no better, but they do complain of dryness, itching, stinging, burning, and redness. At least 1 published study showed that tea tree oil can cause abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia) in boys. So don't waste your time & money; let a dermatologist prescribe legitimate acne remedies for you. ...Read more
What is the best product or facewash and ointment i could use to remove excess oil , acne and acne marks?Tnx
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
How can i remove acne marks and stop pimples from coming back? I have acne pupules and oily skin.
Manage your acne: You're almost an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid haven't cleared you in two weeks, your physician will need to add prescription-strength Rx. Keep doing this until your acne remits on its own. There is nothing you can do to speed its self-curing. Dark spots can be bleached but I'd advise you not to try; depressed scars need specialist intervention. ...Read more
No and No: Fish oil capsules per se have no proven health benefits (Some think they provide healthy fats (Omega) and help raise HDL (good cholesterol) HOWEVER in order to have any actual effect it would take HUNDREDS of these capsules!!!! Don't believe everything you hear/read Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more