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Doctor insights on: Homemade Facial Masks For Acne

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What might be best home made face mask for acne?

What might be best home made face mask for acne?

Get a real Rx: I appreciate your zeal but we can do better. 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

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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Are there any remedies, face masks or products to use for acne?

Are there any remedies, face masks or products to use for acne?

Best choice: Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, or if you scars or acne on your trunk, get with your personal physician who can add something. ...Read more

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Where do I go to find most common recipes for at home face mask for acne?

Where do I go to find most common recipes for at home face mask for acne?

Do not know: Most masks are a combination of salicylic and or glycolic acids, with or without benzoyl peroxides, none of which are easily found at home. Other masks are simply drying mud based. ...Read more

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What homemade mask or treatments for bad acne actually work?

What homemade mask or treatments for bad acne actually work?

Adjuncts: There are dozens listed online, many of them obviously silly and perhaps cruel pranks. Experiment with them only as adjuncts to scientific rx, which starts with topical benzoyl peroxide -- if the acne is severe, a physician will need to help manage it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

I suggest none: I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a retinoic acid derivative at least once daily and skip the rest. Do this until you are clear, or you are not clear in four weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something that will work. Alternative, a salicylic acid wash is a reasonable choice. Acne isn't caused by lack of hygiene or any other lifestyle factor. ...Read more

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What is the best natural or homemade facial cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin?

What is the best natural or homemade facial cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin?

Salicylic acid: Nothing is more natural than this substance which comes from willow trees. Use it as a wash as tolerated and this may be all you need to keep acne at bay. ...Read more

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I have lots of acne and black spots all over the face. I do drink lots water and doing homemade facials to reduce acne&marks but no result.Plz helpdoc?

I have lots of acne and black spots all over the face. I do drink lots water and doing homemade facials to reduce acne&marks but no result.Plz helpdoc?

Acne : This is a case where the first response should be to see a dermatologist. This is one of the major things that we treat so you need to see one of us to get a good plan for lifetime of facial care. Your general practitioner can help you but the dermatologist has it his or her specialty. There are so many remedies that there's no way to even begin to discuss them even partially here. That's why you. ...Read more

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Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

Do natural face mask works for treating ice pick scars, box scars and acne?

There are many: different types of natural face masks. Don't know which one you are referring to. In general - chronic scarring would not resolve using face masks. ...Read more

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How do i know what kind of acne i have? What about face masks for blackheads? Is it okay to clear pores of blackheads with tools? (Popping)

How do i know what kind of acne i have? What about face masks for blackheads? Is it okay to clear pores of blackheads with tools? (Popping)

Manage it: With lots of blackheads, consider starting with topical retinoic acid as tolerated, adding your physicisn's prescription if you are not clear in a few weeks. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide may also help. ...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