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Foods That Will Clear Acne
If I switch from coffee, tea and pop to sugar free diluted juice which has plenty of water in will it help clear clogged pores on face?
Fruits, vegs, water: Yes, increasing water and decreasing sugar will help. Also cleaning with a mild but non-drying soap such as Neutrogena. Take vitamins A,E, D, and Zinc for your skin. Keep it clean but don't scrub hard. Use tissue paper to blot any excess oil. If you can get a prescription for Tretinoin, that will help your face skin to turn over and decrease pores. Or, look for a product with retinoids. ...Read more
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Please forgive my frankness. Over-the-counter preparations do not work well either. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. A clear face is your right. Good luck. ...Read more
Numerous choices: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. However your first goal should be to stop the active lesions by seeing a dermatologist for possible prescriptions, this may take several trials, as well as a good skin care regimen depending on the type of acne and skin. ...Read more
There aren't any: Anybody offering you a product or a pop remedy to remove acne scars at home is scamming you. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a laser, surgery, filler and/or dermabrasion. Some men, including tommy lee jones, jet li, and casey pahall (photo), keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more
What are some tasty but healthy ingredients to add to spice up my chicken and fish that doesn't contain salt?
Is it true that rubbing vitamin E oil onto acne blemishes and scars will make them go away and prevent future breakouts?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Homemade Face Mask: Perhaps in theory, applying a compote of oats (as the binder/paste), lemon juice (the active agent being citric acid to peel/lighten) and tomato (also containing citric acid) may improve skin pigmentation somewhat. There are certainly more effective and predictable products for these issues. Speak to your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
If I start to eat a lot of organic foods does that help clear up acne & if I get organic body and face wash would that help too ?
Best products for acne scars or pigmentation that does not clog pores? (not prescription) Help please!
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
No good studies.: I cannot find any research studies using this herbal supplement. Without any unbiased well designed clinical studies, it is impossible to say whether this works, or even if it does not, or any side effects it may have. Save your money and use it to see a dermatologist or another doc with an interest in aesthetic medicine, and you will be treated by people who know how to help you best. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options. Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse. You may need to take antibiotics to clear your skin. ...Read more