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Does Hot Water Help Acne
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hot baths make my acne worse? Even if I am not washing the face with the hot water, but the steam that's everywhere in the room?
To contrary - better: Hot steam opens the pores and permits drainage. ...Read more
I have been breaking out with acne, I have tried a wash for my face, hot water applied to acne, ice. What should I do.
Anything is possible: pimples are caused and perpetuated by a variety of factors - see your dermatologist who can take a good history and advise appropriately. It is unlikely but remotely possible that your lemon and honey contributed somewhat to a breakout if its not something you usually eat. ...Read more
I'm 3.5 months post accutane. Will sweating causes my oil glands to reactivate and cause my acne to come back such as washing dishes with hot water?
No: You should be good for a couple of years, maybe a lifetime ...Read more
Myth: This is the prescientific idea that you will "wash toxins out of your body" by your kidneys or through the back door. Being a kid with acne is difficult without having to put up with advice from ignorant people. Get a scientific rx -- your physician can clear you if you and those around you can get over the "natural is better" or "acne is your fault" mentality. ...Read more
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
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: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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