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Coconut water good for acne?

Coconut water good for 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

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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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Can washing face with coconut water cause acne?

Can washing face with coconut water cause acne?

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

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Does coconut milkworsen acne?

Does coconut milkworsen acne?

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

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Can coconut oil be used to help treat acne?

Can coconut oil be used to help treat acne?

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

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Hi. How much extra virgin coconut oil should I use per day to get rid of acne?

Hi. How much extra virgin coconut oil should I use per day to get rid of acne?

Some, none, a Liter?: No idea. I don't see any reason coconut oil would have any effect at all on acne. Are you planning to use it on your skin or to eat it? ...Read more

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Coconut oil is good for my face with acne?

Coconut oil is good for my face with acne?

No harm in it: It's not going to do anything for your acne. But it won't do any harm either. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating coconut oil helps to get rid of acne?

Is it true that eating coconut oil helps to get rid of acne?

No: All acne is manageable nowadays until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for some prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Can I use coconut oil on my face to cure acne?

Can I use coconut oil on my face to cure acne?

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

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How much extra virgin coconut oil should I eat per day to get rid of acne?

How much extra virgin coconut oil should I eat per day to get rid of acne?

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

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Hello. Is Cetearyl alcohol ok to put on acne prone skin? It's derived from coconut so it should be correct?

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

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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?

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?

See below: 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
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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For a dermatologist. Would you recommend using coconut oil to help clear acne prone skin? Does it help or is that a myth?

For a dermatologist. Would you recommend using coconut oil to help clear acne prone skin? Does it help or is that a myth?

Myth: Coconut oil is not very therapeutic in and of itself. In fact, I would not apply it to Acne prone skin as it can be occlusive and may worse Acne ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Acne?: Without a picture and details had to answer, however if it is acne, it will get worse with heavy moisturizer. You may want use acne cleansers which have salicylic acid and avoid heavy make or lotion in this area. ...Read more

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I have some acne scars on my face and I want a clear skin. Should I apply coconut oil for this on my face...???

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

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What are dermatologists review on using extra virgin coconut oil and banana peels for adult acne? I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and rosacea.

NOT in USA: These agents have been not evaluated in the usa to the best of my knowledge but have been used extensively in countries such as india for burn wounds. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Benzoyl peroxide: Has an excellent tract record and is available in washes as well as creams and gels. Use a gentle skin cleanser for washing and a non-comedogenic moisturizer if skin is dry. ...Read more

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Does consuming hard water cause acne.?

No: Life is difficult enough without people promoting this kind of superstition. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's always manged though often requiring prescription-strength treatment. Get with your physician if you need help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How do sun and salt water affect acne?

How do sun and salt water affect acne?

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

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Is hot water or warm bad for acne condition?

Is hot water or warm bad for acne condition?

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

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Can drinking a lot of water help clear my acne?

Can drinking a lot of water help clear my acne?

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

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Is it true that hot water good for acne, like hot showers?

Is it true that hot water good for acne, like hot showers?

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

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How much water should a person suffering from acne should drink?

Acne and Water: It is recommended that persons drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. There is no special recommendation for persons with acne. However, if you are prone to acne, I advise cutting down or cutting out carbonated soft drinks and cut down on sugary juices. ...Read more

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