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I've used proactive and neutrogena acne treatment but my acne never really goes away, is there a home remedy that works and will clear my face fast?

Avoid dairy: This us bit guaranteed to work, but some people develop acne in response to milk and cheese. Try stopping it for a month to see if your acne improves. ...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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Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Can there be any type of home remedy and or acne treatment that can get rid of pimples overnight?

Red marks: To paraphrase, anyone who tells you they can rid you of acne overnight is selling something. Acne is a problem of months and years. There is no quick fix. There are good treatments to be had at every drugstore starting with benzoyl peroxide creams and mild cleansers. Irritated skin will need makeup: coverup/touchup cream if a perfect complexion is needed instantly. ...Read more

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Whats a good home remedy for acne?

Whats a good home remedy for acne?

Many good ones: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium & chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. Apple cider vinegar & hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more

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What is the best acne home remedy?

What is the best acne home remedy?

OTC Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter product that is recognized as effective for acne; a few folks have reported success with tea-tree oil. You'd do well to add some prescription rx in consultation with your physician; topical clindmycin is a good choice. Dermatologists have stronger stuff. This is the 21st century & you have a right to be acne-free if you wish. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for acne?

Diets can help acne: The relationship between certain foods and the production of acne has not been scientifically established yet. However, a diet plan for acne would include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and a sufficient intake of clean water. Almost all fruits and vegetables contain a good deal of vital minerals and vitamins. These help in keeping the skin clear as they provide the body with the necessary nut. ...Read more

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At 16 how do I get rid of acne home remedy?

At 16 how do I get rid of acne home remedy?

Get a real Rx: You deserve 21st centjry treatment. Being 16 years old is hard enough. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for back acne?

What is the best home remedy for back acne?

Benzoyl peroxide.: I like the benzoyl peroxide washes. They come in a variety of strengths and are best when lathered onto the skin during the shower and allowed to sit for a minute or 2 before rinsing. These used to be prescription washes, but were taken to over the counter status about 2 years ago so they are readily available to the consumer. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy to get rid of acne?

What is a good home remedy to get rid of acne?

Wash hands first: When you come home from outside, clean your hands and face. Sleep well and eat well. Less stress. ...Read more

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What's the most effective home acne treatment?

What's the most effective home acne treatment?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best that's over the counter but not nearly so helpful as something as simple as topical Clindamycin with or without BP or a retinoic acid derivative -- i'll use the latter if there are many blackheads. If your acne is worse, a systemic antibiotic can help, and a dermatologist can use the big guns. You shouldn't need to rely on a home remedy even in our loony health care system. ...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