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Do Abrasive Face Cleaners Help Or Worsen Acne
What activities or remedies can help keep pores unclogged to avoid acne? Are noncomedogenic makeups, lotions, or oils effective?
Myth: The idea that acne is caused by "clogged pores" is simplistic. I trust you are otherwise healthy; if you're a woman in your 30s and are asking about acne, ask yourself about other evidence of hormonal disturbance. Forget "pop" acne remedies. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for something that can & manage till it self-cures. Best wishes ...Read more
I've read that facial toners containing alcohol denat make your face dry and irritated, can i just use an alcohol free facial toner?
YES: and I would suggest a MOISTURIZER if your face tends to dryness anyway Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Allergic to BP, face so sensitive it cannot tolerate any topicals even gentle moisturizer. Wash face 2x day. What else can you suggest 4 my acne?Time?
It helped...: My daughter (age 23), so it could also help you. You just need to keep trying a number of things (or combination of things) until you find a treatment combination that is right for you. It's tough, but don't give up! ...Read more
Is DIY facial mask from lemon,coconut oil and baking soda safe for skin?Will it damage or age skin or cause wrinkles to get worse?
Why waste your money: Not dangerous but also a waste of time and money. Don't be a sucker. ...Read more
What face wash do you recommend for mild to moderate acne? What do you think of 3 step face wash with 2.5% benzyl peroxide?
Mild? Cystic?: Cystic acne, which you say you have, is a serious illness that your physician needs to help you manage. Mild acne usually responds to topical benzoyl peroxide as you're able to tolerate. Whoever put you on the cortisone you say you're taking may advise you, but many folks tolerate 5% or stronger benzoyl peroxide well enough to get great results. ...Read more
I tried honey, lemons, oatmeal etc. Any natural remedies or DIYs to clean, whiten, soften, and exfoliate skin?
Do you have any experience with clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) pads, lotions or creams? I would buy it because of the mild acne problems and marks.
May be enough: This is reasonably-priced benzoyl peroxide with some other ingredients, promoted by disk jockeys in the usa and elsewhere since the 1960's. If your current regimen is not helping, you may wish to visit your physician for guidance on comprehensive management. The marks won't disappear -- if you need this, a dermatologist may be able to help. ...Read more
Can using benzyl peroxide or salicyclic acid actually irritate your skin more sometimes than do it any good?
Concentration issue: You may have more delicate skin and require a lower percentage of active ingredient (w/b.P.). The salicylic acid is usually used to remove dead skin (and fungus or other problems along with it), so need to understand how it works and what is "acceptable" response. If worried, see your dr or a dermatologist for advice, or ask your pharmacist. ...Read more
For better facial skin, should I wash with water only or use a face wash with ingredients like salicylic acid?
Water's fine: Warm water and if dirty, mild soap is all you usually need. Salicylic acid and its derivatives are keratolytics (agents which cut through skin cells and can thin the skin, reduce the size of calluses and the like). Skin normally sheds on its own--half of household dust is human skin! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Using benzoyl peroxide for acne can i use hemp seed oil as moisturiser after benzoyl peroxide to stop excessive dryness? don't wont to clog pores
Noxzema products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
I guess you could: If you had all the proper ingredients and machinery to make these products. But why would you want to? By the time you invested all the money necessary to manufacture them, you could have bought a lifetime supply of products that are already being made. ...Read more
My Friend's experiencing pimples and acne daily.is there any home treatment she can try?already cleaning face with good acne wash 2x daily.thank you!
Can you suggest any alternative acne treatment for people who cannot use benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?
Retin A, (tretinoin)ANTIBIOTICS;: Those patients who can not use benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid, can be treated with retin a (tretinoin) cream and topical antibiotics like Erythromycin or clindamycine. Other alternative therapies which may be effective are manuka honey te tree oil brewers yeast bittersweet night shade some of these have been approved in europe.But discuss with your doctor or dermatologist what is best for you. ...Read more