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Does Coconut Water Help Acne
Get real Rx: "pop" remedies are adjuncts-only. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. The coconut-water idea isn't as silly as sleeping with your face smeared with honey, but it's even less likely to be helpful. ...Read more
Probably not: Coconut oil itself could cause acne as it is heavy and occlusive but in coconut water the percentage of oil in the water is probably small enough not to cause problems. However, it is not advisable to use coconut water for an acne wash as there are other much better cleansers. ...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
Adjunct: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the mainstay of non-prescription acne treatment. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician -- it's a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a serious personal and professional liability and can be managed. These "pop" remedies like coconut, lemon, beer or honey are adjuncts and will probably disappoint you. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: All of the "pop" remedies for acne online are bad guesses at best and cruel pranks at worst. Use something that works. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated isn't fun but it's your best start. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
This is silly: This won't really help your acne, no matter what crazy stuff you've been reading on the internet. If benzoyl peroxide fails, get with your physician. We can manage all acne nowadays using the real methods of science. You deserve better than slick disinformation that's available online. When you stabilize, you can experiment with supplements. Now, you owe it to yourself to bet treatment that work. S. ...Read more
Hello. Is Cetearyl alcohol ok to put on acne prone skin? It's derived from coconut so it should be correct?
Water OK too!: That is not how you treat acne! It comes from a coconut but so what. That is called marketing. If something works well its origin should be irrelevant. Emphasizing the origin of the product should be a hint to you that they are appealing to your emotional desire for a coconut product not an efficacious one. That is what Madison Avenue gets paid for! ...Read more
Is coconut oil good for the face even though I have oily skin and acne prone skin I want to try it but scared I might break out?
You may consult this site for good home remedies for acne. You may need to try more than one method to find one that is best for you.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I was just curious does oils such as olive oil coconut oil almond oil etc clog pores? Are they noncomdegenic? Also are they good for acne?
For a dermatologist. Would you recommend using coconut oil to help clear acne prone skin? Does it help or is that a myth?
Mid december I've noticed dry ichy spots on my chin area. It almost looks like I have acne there. I've tried heavy moisturizers and even coconut oil.?
I have some acne scars on my face and I want a clear skin. Should I apply coconut oil for this on my face...???
Scars: Have your doctor refer you to a skin specialist. There may be good oils to put on your face but listen to the advice of the doctor or skin specialist. ...Read more
Hi, im a teenage girl and I have severe acne only on my forehead. Its not getting better, I've used various things like tea tree oil, coconut oil.
What is the absolute best non RX cream for keeping acne at bay? Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, or something else?
Have slight acne break outs. 2many diff. Products could cause irritation right? Would it b better 2 just use 1 or 2 products plus hot water 4 washing?
Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Excessive dryness CAN result from multiple topical medications, so apply sparingly at first so your skin can adapt and you can monitor for hypersensitivity. ...Read more
Can you tell me why all of a sudden I have these painful acne bumps on my back? Is it possible that it's the water of my new state that is causing it?
...acne bump? ...: ...beside acne...you may have to consider sebaceous cyst as one of many other causes... which is a benign cyst and may be slow growing solitary or mixed with crowds of true acnes, but turns painful & fast growing when infected, require antibiotics or minor office surgery to remove the sack inside or it will come back...see your doctor... ...Read more
Unpredictable: Both may make for a flare, or a partial remission. Acne is a chaotic system and is unpredictable. If you're affected, please start managing it. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in a few weeks, get with your physician for something stronger. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Just as long as it isn't too hot, you don't need to be dealing with burns on top of acne. Warm/hot water will cause some dilation of skin pores making it a little easier to cleanse and remove debris. This may help reduce the number of new acne lesions. Washing with a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid wash often adds to the improvement. See your gp if you are having problems. ...Read more
No: That's a foolish folk remedy basic on the subscientific notion that "water washes out poisons." this is 21st century and all acne is manageable. Benzoyl peroxide is the only otc remedy that works. I add topical Clindamycin plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. A systemic antibiotic, or the oral contraceptive pill if a woman can take it, can clear, dermatologists have strong rx. ...Read more
Hot Showers & Acne: The best is warm water, hot water does irritate your skin - it over dries it and may damage capillaries in your skin which make for reddish and overly sensitive skin - which in turn breaks out more easily. ...Read more