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Does washing your face help acne?

Does washing your face help acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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Could washing your face with nizorol help acne?

Could washing your face with nizorol help acne?

Bad idea: That's ketoconazole. It's great for tinea versicolor, seborrhea and dandruff and a terrible choice for acne. If you've got acne, get yourself some benzoyl peroxide and use it as you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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Can exfoliating your face everyday help with scars?

Can exfoliating your face everyday help with scars?

It can!: This is one reason why men (shaving) frequently have smoother faces, because shaving exfoliates. Their are both medical and home remedies that can exfoliate! ...Read more

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Does epiduo help with face scaring and blemishes?

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Does  epiduo  help with face scaring and blemishes?

Yes: Medications that contain a retinoid (such as adapalene, tretinoin, or tazarotene) have a powerful effect on preventing acne lesions, but also help smooth scarring and lighten marks (hyperpigmented areas) left by pimples. It can be a slow process, but little by little this medication should help. ...Read more

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For some people does not washing your face keep it clear and face washes give you acne?

For some people does not washing your face keep it clear and face washes give you acne?

Not quite : Washing your face does not give acne. However excessive washing of face may dry up face and worsen acne. Not washing your face will not clear your acne. ...Read more

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Does clean start face wash work to remove acne scars?

Does clean start face wash work to remove acne scars?

No: Acne scars are full thickness injuries to the skin. Massage can provide some improvement acutely, so the washing action may help a little. There are many ways to treat acne scars, because there are many types of acne scars. None of the treatments are perfect, but, when selected appropriately, can provide some improvement. ...Read more

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I use this acne face wash on my face. How else can I get rid of acne? Does lavender soap help?

Depends on product: What's in the face wash? Is it a synthetic detergent or does it contain benzoyl peroxide? Mild detergents can be combined with other treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and antibiotics to help heal acne lesions. Avoid harsh soaps that may irritate the skin. See your family doctor or a dermatologist to find a treatment program that is best for you. ...Read more

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Will tretinoin help with face mites?

Will tretinoin help with face mites?

It is not designed : For that. There are many different kinds of mites. Most can be removed with a warm shower & soap. However, your clothing will also required frequent washings. ...Read more

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Why does applying steam to my face worsen my acne?

Why does applying steam to my face worsen my acne?

Get real Rx: Please forgive my frankness. Having acne is bad enough without people offering these foolish home remedies. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, please get with your personal physician. You owe this to yourself and your family. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

I suggest none: I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a retinoic acid derivative at least once daily and skip the rest. Do this until you are clear, or you are not clear in four weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something that will work. Alternative, a salicylic acid wash is a reasonable choice. Acne isn't caused by lack of hygiene or any other lifestyle factor. ...Read more

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Are baby wipes good to wash your face with when you have acne breakouts?

Are baby wipes good to wash your face with when you have acne breakouts?

No: Baby wipes should not be used on one's face. They contain some allergens and would be irritating on the face. Acne does not go away with washing one's face. I would recommend a cleanser like cetaphil cleanser for acne. ...Read more

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Sir , does masturbation help to reduce pimples and acnes on face and shoulders?

Sir , does masturbation help to reduce pimples and acnes on face and shoulders?

It does not: I'm sorry someone troubled you about this. Enjoying your body is part of being a healthy young man. If your current regimen of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin isn't sufficient, your physician may be able to offer something stronger. ...Read more

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Does nutella make your face breakout?

Does nutella make your face breakout?

Maybe: Nutella is nuts and chocolate. Certainly if you have an allergy to the ingredients, it's possible. ...Read more

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Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Possibly: Most patients tolerate the topical benzoyl peroxide in proactiv. However, some may experience irritation and dryness from the active ingredient. ...Read more

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Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Not your best option: There are better otc and prescription products to help prevent oily shine. Mineral powder sunscreens and make up products are a great way to mattify and protect your skin without clogging you pores and predisposing you to acne. ...Read more

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Does putting honey and lemon on your face help get rid of pimple scars and acne scars?

Does putting honey and lemon on your face help get rid of pimple scars and acne scars?

Not strong enough: It might be good for tea, but for true acne scars, it will unlikely do much for it. Acne scars come in several "flavors." there are ice pick scars, boxcar scars, rolling scars and atrophic scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat. There is no "magic bullet." many treatments can "improve" the flatness of the scar, and/or texture of the skin, but it will not make your skin flawless. ...Read more

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How to help reduce an oilly face and acne?

How to help reduce an oilly face and acne?

Type of cleansers: Many products are for sensitive skin. You want to avoid these. Dial , safeguard are good soaps to remove the oil. Benzoyl peroxide wash 5% is good for oil and acne. Lather into skin , wait 5 minutes and rinse. Use warm water. Cleansers with salicylic acid will also remove the oil and help the acne (leave on skin for 5 min). You can alternate the two, one in the morning and one at night. ...Read more

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Will steaming my face everyday help curing my acne or pimples ?

Will steaming my face everyday help curing my acne or pimples ?

No: I'm really sorry that your acne isn't already being treated scientifically and that people are giving you bad advice. It is unrelated to lifestyle, hygiene, diet or anything else. Get yourself some topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and use them faithfully and you'll probably be clear in a few weeks. If not, you'll need prescription-strength Rx from your physician. ...Read more

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Does washing your face help acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Could daily face washing causes acne?

Could daily face washing causes acne?

No: It's unrelated to hygiene. A daily wash with a salicylic acid preparation may help. Othewise, if your acne has not responded to topical benzoyl peroxide after two weeks, get with your personal physician for help. ...Read more

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Whats a good face washing routine for acne?

Acne and washing: Twice daily cleansing with an appropriate acne cleanser is more than enough. More washing will irritate skin. Microabrasive cleansers will irritate as well. Blackheads are not dirt, but concreted body oils turned brown by enzymes in the skin. Acne cleanings by an aesthetician in a dermatologist's office can help as well. ...Read more

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Could washing your face with nizorol help acne?

Bad idea: That's ketoconazole. It's great for tinea versicolor, seborrhea and dandruff and a terrible choice for acne. If you've got acne, get yourself some benzoyl peroxide and use it as you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What is a good face washing routine for acne?

What is a good face washing routine for acne?

Depends: It really depends on your problem and skin type but a good rule of thumb is morning, night , and after excessive sweating .Adk a skin specialist like a medical esthetician for the best advice individualized for you. ...Read more

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For some people does not washing your face keep it clear and face washes give you acne?

Not quite : Washing your face does not give acne. However excessive washing of face may dry up face and worsen acne. Not washing your face will not clear your acne. ...Read more

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Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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What is a good face washing regimen for acne prone skin?

What is a good  face washing regimen for acne prone skin?

OTC treatments : Try neutrogena facial cleanser with salicylic acid and an otc benzoyl peroxide product. Follow the directions. If that doesn't take care of the problem, discuss with your dermatologist for facial plastic surgeon.Q. ...Read more

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What should I use for a face washing regimen for acne-prone skin?

What should I use for a face washing regimen for acne-prone skin?

Cetaphil liquid soap: If just for avoiding irritation, cetaphil gentle liquid soap is good among other gentle liquid soaps. If also for "treatment", acne wash like benzac-w wash, bezagel wash, etc. Are good. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hormonal acne- the kind that won't respond to face washing and creams?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Can my acne go away if I stop washing my face?

Can my acne go away if I stop washing my face?

No: Manage your acne like an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Do not try to figure out why you have more acne than the next person. Simply care for yourself until it goes away on its own. ...Read more

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What can I do if my acne went away when i stopped washing my face. Why?

What can I do if my acne went away when i stopped washing my face. Why?

Acne: It is probably due to that particular type of cleansing have moisturizer , clogged up your skin. You need oil free produtcs. ...Read more

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Acne problem,use mild baby powder after washing face and hope it hels me from acn is it good or bad?

Acne problem,use mild baby powder after washing face and hope it hels me from acn is it good or bad?

Acne and skin care: Prevention is the best course, by using gentle facial cleansers and hyopallergenic moisturizers once or twice a day. Benzoyl peroxide can help as well. The presence of talc and fragrance in the baby powder may make acne worse. ...Read more

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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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Will my acne ever get better if I start washing face with soap like mom says?

It helps: Acne is a common event in teens and some older patients.Accumulation of body oils,grime and germs aggravate the condition. Overgrowth of skin cells that block the oil glands can be reduced by regular skin wash, often made more effective by acne face wash.Washing your face is unlikely to "cure" acne,not doing so can make it worse. ...Read more

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Can I use rose water after washing face at night time.. I have mild acne & oily skin... Yes or no?

Can I use rose water after washing face at night time.. I have mild acne & oily skin... Yes or no?

Frequent flier: You've asked over different twenty questions about your acne recently. Rose water isn't your answer. As before, you owe it to yourself to used evidence-based medicine. Your best choice by far is topical benzoyl peroxide. You also need to know that nothing you've done -- including enjoying your body like a normal young man -- is making this happen to you. Be strong. Be smart. Do the right thing. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more