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My skin is very dry and acne.

My skin is very dry and acne.

No question: Thank you for letting us know. But you did not ask us a question. ...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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Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Yes: Otc benzoyl peroxide 2% or 5% costs $5-10. Be careful: it will bleach clothing, towels, bed sheets. It is irritating & drying near lips & eyelids. If you control acne, you will slowly recover more normal color. A dermatologist can help with prescriptions. If you get branded benzoyl peroxide (proactiv) you will pay 10x more for same thing. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....

How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....

Get checked....: ...By your doctor for illness that can cause dry skin--mainly hypothyroidism--rule that out as a cause. Try using a vaporizer where you sleep. Shower in warm, not hot water. What are you taking 2 anti fungal drugs for? Could they be having some effect on your skin? See a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Skin dry,dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects,any suggestions for skin dark?

Skin dry,dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects,any suggestions for skin dark?

Acne, dark spots: 1) dry and red skin- means the treatment a cause more damage to your skin. 2) maintaining skin moisture is crucial for everyone 3) dark spots needs different treatment than acne more information needed for more detailed recommendation ...Read more

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I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?

I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?

Dermatology: Sorry, but you need the advice and management of a true professional.Please seek a consultation with a board certified dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it smart to avoid acne products with benzyl peroxide since I have dry skin that gets flaky?

Is it smart to avoid acne products with benzyl peroxide since I have dry skin that gets flaky?

Yes: Prescription meds for acne are cheap and safe. May i respectfully suggest a trial, first, of topical Clindamycin alone. If it doesn't work as well as you would like, move to a systemic antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline that's right for you. If control's still not good, a dermatology visit is in order. It's the 21st century and acne is fairly easy to manage. Good luck. ...Read more

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Scalp very dry and always scaling.Face very oily and acne prone and frequent breakouts. Rest of body has extremely dry skin.How can I manage my skin?

Skin issues: Oily and scaling skin on the face may be seborrheic dermatitis. Acne is another problem. I would suggest referral to dermatologist for a full exam. Acne may respond to benzoyl peroxide and topical or oral antibiotics or vitamin a derivatives. Seborrheic dermatitis, if that's what it is, usually responds to topical steroids or anti-fungal preparation, ketoconazole, selenium preparations, etc. ...Read more

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Any peel-off masks good 4 oily,coarse,ruddy,shiny,flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne?What about niacinamide?Tretinoin?What makeup??

Any peel-off masks good 4 oily,coarse,ruddy,shiny,flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne?What about niacinamide?Tretinoin?What makeup??

Glycolic, tretinoin: Glycolic acid face masks can be helpful in situations like yours for the acne, blackhead exenteration and exfoliation, but only has short term results. Tretinoin , if your skin is not too sensitive for it, is an effective option for reversal and prevention of acne as well as the uv damage reversal and reducing wrinkle progression, but takes a few months. Niacinamide has mixed results. ...Read more

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Any quick cure for chest and body acne with flaky dry skin?

Any quick cure for chest and body acne with flaky dry skin?

No quick fix: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up until now. Start applying topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate and make an appointment with your physician. The benzoyl peroxide will not clear you, and you will need prescription-strength rx added to it. Several weeks on antibiotics may get things under control, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin, rough but effective. ...Read more

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Has anyone actually cured acne rosacea, blefarittis, sties and dry eyes?

Has anyone actually cured acne rosacea, blefarittis, sties and dry eyes?

Chronic diseases: These diseases are chronic in nature but can be controlled with treatment. Treatments include artificial tears during the day, warm compresses and scrubs, oral tetracycline agent, ointment at night, and other medications depending related issues. ...Read more

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How do you treat extremely flaky dry skin due to destroyed sebaceous glands from accutane? Moisturizers even hyaluronic acid no good.

Accutane: Rejoice in the dry skin for a while. The sebaceous glands are not destroyed. They will return after you finish the accutane. Your dermatologist should be able to give you appropriate creams to keep your skin from flaking and scaling too much. If you are on Accutane you should be seeing your dermatologist on a frequent basis so it should be no problem to ask. ...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