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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

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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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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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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Whats a good face washing routine for acne?

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

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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Sir I have oily face. It becomes oily after every 1 or 2 hrs of washing my face. Wht would I do to prevent mild acne as i also use benzoylperoxide c.

Sir I have oily face. It becomes oily after every 1 or 2 hrs of washing my face. Wht would I do to prevent mild acne as i also use benzoylperoxide c.

Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What would be a great face wash to prevent acne?

What would be a great face wash to prevent acne?

Salicylic acid wash : Use salicylic acid wash with a brush in the shower daily. Know if your towel still has make up on it after washing your face, you have not cleaned your face. Using a face brush can help this. ...Read more

Washing (Definition)

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


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