Doctor insights on:
Glycolic Acid Cause Breakouts
Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?
It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more
It turns out: That there is limited data to suggest particular foods set off "breakouts". Like the old adage that chocolate consumption causes acne hasn't really borne out. It's is know that certain foods like high simple sugar foods can increase "internal" inflammation and sebum production which may contribute to an acne flare. But it isn't the strongest connection. ...Read more
Glycolic acid is one of the 5 alpha hydroxv acids-(AHA)
Excellent for reducing hyper pigmentation & acne marks.
Improves skin tone & texture.
Exfoliation exalts the proerty for acne.
Dr.Perricne has written a book on acne incorporating diet etc.Try to get it from the library. ...Read more
Lets review your que: Anything that applied to the skin that can block the pores, can cuase skin break outs ...Read more
You may never know: Acne often flares without explanation. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least one systemic medication. If you're a female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if it's right for you. Or a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide and a systemic antibiotic for a while may be all you need to get clear. Acne's not curable but eventually remits. Best wishes. ...Read more
Assume it does not: Almost everybody gets into sugar and it's cheap to blame it for a skin rash or acne eruption. If you have acne, manage it scientifically, starting with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you have some other rash, it can be serious -- get it seen and ignore "pop wisdom.". ...Read more
Acne: Herbal tea is an expansive and generic term. I have no idea what herbs you ingested. Was it the very first time you had this kind of tea and you broke out soon after? If you see a pattern of skin breakout with any food item, you are likely sensitive to that food and need to avoid it, but normally "herbal tea" will not cause hyperandrogen state or hyperkeratosis which lead to comedone formation. ...Read more
Depends: I would try using on a small patch of skin for 48 hours. If no allergy then try applying to face. Some people rave about the product and some people are allergic to components in the oil. ...Read more
Started taking biotin, 3wks, 5,000 mcg. Skin looks horrible. Does biotin cause breakouts? Am I taking too much? Recommend dosage?
Why did you do it?: Nobody knows why, but biotin seems to make acne flare. Why are you taking the stuff? Get your acne under control with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid; this should be sufficient but if you need to add prescription-strength medicine, talk with your physician. ...Read more
Not by itself: Stress is good when it pushes you to do things that are good for you and others, bad only when you're helpless or don't know how to cope. Serum cortisol, your best stress hormone, has a slight tendency to worsen acne. Instead of trying a pseudoscientific "stress-reliever" protocol, you owe it to yourself to get 21st century treatment for your acne. Being a young adult is stressful enough! ...Read more
Myth: Controlled tests show diet has little to do with acne. With today's rx's, even in a dysfunctional health care system, all acne should be manageable. If your problem is intermittent, a systemic antibiotic begun when a breakout seems imminent may be the cornerstone of effective treatment, perhaps with a topical agent. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible that glycolic acid make acne worse?After one year of use I see no improvement and I'd swear my acne has even gotten worse
See a dermatologist: Having something like this appear "over night" suggests maybe exposure to something, i.e. Medication or other event that needs to be investigated. Bacteria can also be an explanation (i.e. Folliculitis) as true acne in someone 50 years old is not the most common thing to see. Have this examined. ...Read more
Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!
Twice a day for ten: 1000 mg twice a day for 10 days. They are taken at the first sign of an outbreak. No one knows how frequent outbreaks will be. Have to play it by ear. ...Read more
Chemical peels work: Chemical peels, including glycolic acid, can be effective in treating the hyperpigmentation from acne. Depending on your skin tone, laser and ipl (intense pulsed light) are effective as well. However it's important that your acne breakouts are under control, otherwise you'll be chasing the problem. ...Read more
Not the issue: The key is that you remember that acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease, only marginally and unpredictably related to diet, and that you'll do much better staying on top of managing it than asking 'why' -- usually the latter question never gets answered. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more