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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Does lemon sugar scrub help acne?

Of course not: The very name should tell you this internet-hyped home remedy is silly stuff. The mainstay of acne therapy is topical benzoyl perixode; if junior is not clear by two weeks or has it on the trunk, get prescription-strength rx from a real doctor. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. If you are responsible for a teen's health, it's your duty to get him/her effective treatment now. ...Read more

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Does salt water cure or aid acne?

Does salt water cure or aid acne?

Neither: Salt water has no effect on acne. Use of a toner such as 2% salicylic acid is useful with a gentles facial cleanser. ...Read more

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Does colgate reduce pimples?

Does colgate reduce pimples?

This is not a good: Approach. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Does drinking green tea help prevents acne?

Does drinking green tea help prevents acne?

Acne: I am not aware of studies that looked green tea to prevent acne. I know of some green tea drinkers who have acne and they were drinking green tea before the acne started. ...Read more

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Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Water retention: Over the counter medications containing diuretics can help. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with your physician's approval. Sipping green tea can help as it has a diuretic effect. So can exercise. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot (healthy amount) of water help reduce oily skin?

Does drinking a lot (healthy amount) of water help reduce oily skin?

We think it can ...: Water, obviously, plays a vital role in keeping your body functioning optimally. Dehydration can contribute to dry skin, which then stimulates skin's oil gland production. Conversely, drinking 64 to 80 ounces of water a day will hydrate your entire body and send signals from the brain to your skin that excess oil is no longer needed. It's worth trying! And it's great for general health! Good luck ...Read more

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Does baby powder help reduce pimple?

Does baby powder help reduce pimple?

No: Acne products such as benzoyl peroxide which is available over the counter does work. You can also see a dermatologist who can advise you on other options. ...Read more

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Does applying alcohol before shaving can help prevent acne? Does that hurt sensitive skin?

Does applying alcohol before shaving can help prevent acne? Does that hurt sensitive skin?

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch: & OUCH !! Alcohol and then shaving - that could sting. No that won't prevent acne. Yes, that might hurt. ...Read more

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Does detox tea help get rid of acne?

Does detox tea help get rid of acne?

No: I'm really sorry that you've ended up with acne scars, that you still have the disease at age 24, and that on the evidence you have never received effective treatment. Any "pop" remedy claiming to be a "detox" is a fraud. Physicians and scientists know better than to use these ourselves, and you owe it to yourself as a person and a mother to get easy, effective evidence-based acne Rx from your Dr. ...Read more

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Does peppermint soap help clear skin?

Does peppermint soap help clear skin?

No: There is no evidence that peppermint soap will clear your skin. If you like the smell that's the only reason to use it. ...Read more

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Does green barley help to minimize acne?

Does green barley help to minimize acne?

Adjunct only: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease. It's manageable -- if topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared the lesions in two weeks, a physician should be seen for prescription-strength rx. If you are responsible for the health of a teen and you are trying to force a "natural remedy" instead of getting real treatment, you're doing junior a terrible disservice. Do the right thing. ...Read more

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Does lemon oil cause acne?

Does lemon oil cause 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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