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Does lemon juice help to clear up acne?

Does lemon juice help to clear up acne?

No: The acid in lemon juicecdoes not clear acne and as with other home remedies such as toothpaste tougher burn skin and leave discoloration. The best home remedy is either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid over the counter medicines. Changes in diet and oral zinc are also helpful. For cysts over the counter devices such as claro can shrink cysts with heat. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Does honey and lemon juice help clear up acne?

Does honey and lemon juice help clear up acne?

No: At best, these are adjuncts. Your mainstay of treatment is over-the-counter topical benzoyl peroxide. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who may add a topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic or some other agent. All acne can be managed nowadays and you deserve the benefits of 21st-century treatment. ...Read more

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Does lemon juice helps in clearing acne and black marks?

Does lemon juice helps in clearing acne and black marks?

No: Lemon juice can be irritating to the skin, however, and if you get sun exposure after getting lemon juice on the skin, it can cause a powerful reaction that can leave dark marks for months, called a phytophotodermatitis. For acne and black marks, i'd see a dermatologist to get you on a regimen that has a retinoid which can get you on track. ...Read more

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I have gotten mixed answers. Is baking soda and lemon juice good for clearing acne and pores? Or is it harmful to your skin?

I have gotten mixed answers. Is baking soda and lemon juice good for clearing acne and pores? Or is it harmful to your skin?

Clearing acne: your selection of baking soda and lemon juice will not help with your acne and lemon juice on skin can cause a rash in some people especially when exposed to the sun ...Read more

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Will lemon juice help my acne?

Will lemon juice help my acne?

No: Cruel Internet prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoids acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Could lemon juice help with acne?

Could lemon juice help with acne?

No: This is a stupid internet joke. Get yourself some benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is non-lifestyle related and you need to manage it scientifically until it self-cures. ...Read more

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It is true lemon juice can treat acne?

It is true lemon juice can treat acne?

No: You or the teen for whom you are responsible deserve evidence-based treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide fails to clear the lesions after two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength treatment. Acne is a chronic, incurable, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a grave personal and professional liability. Use folk remedies like this only as an adjunct / experiment. ...Read more

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Is it good to use lemon juice for acne?

Is it good to use lemon juice for acne?

No: It's a placebo. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, or there's acne on your trunk. Get with your physician for prescription-strength rx. Acne is a serious personal and professional liability and needs to be managed with 21st century medicines. If you're old enough to be here, you're old enough to call your physician now. ...Read more

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Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

It won't work: Let them fade naturally and do what you must to keep new lesions from forming. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you are old enough to make an appointment with a competent physician for prescription-strength remedies. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious, chronic disease that's always manageable, and you deserve effective treatment, not made-up internet stuff. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more