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Homemade Pore Minimizer
Does using a homemade scrub, made from sugar, olive oil, vitamin e, and honey , help vanish pimples and dark spots?
No: The effects of such a homemade scrub on the skin is minimal at best. ...Read more
Can turmeric face mask mix with lemon juice and honey can treat ice pick scars, box scar, and acne?
No: I am VERY sorry you ended up scars, and even more sorry if this was because you or your family are focused on "natural healing" or (forgive my frankness) phony internet remedies. Acne is easily manageable by scientific medicine. Your scars can be treated by fillers, laser treatment, and/or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi drs.....What is the best of these OTC products for reducing very small acne pores (scars) ''contractubex gel'' vs ''mederma'' vs ''kelocote'' ?
Scientific Rx: I'm glad you're using benzoyl peroxide and if this is not keeping your current acne at bay, please get with your personal physician for something stronger. Nothing you can buy over the counter, despite the hype, is going to touch your acne scars long-term. You can either keep them (some hollywood "tough guys" like theirs) or get specialist treatment (filler, laser, microsurgery). ...Read more
Not aware: I am not aware of this making it better and it could make it worse. ...Read more
Is using asap aha cleanser(anti ageing acne) ok to use with tretinoin? I use cleanser morning/night then apply pea size tretinoin mixed w/ moisturiser
Skin treatment: Your skin treatment appears to be fine. ...Read more
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more
No: No scar can be completely removed. Tree oil is a mild antibiotic and has a limited effect against mild acne in the acute stage, and is less irritating than other over-the-counter preparations. For old scars, dermatologists have dermabrasion, lasers and more, and some hollywood men have cultivated the scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more
Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?
Won't work: It's not a bad option for preventing new lesions from forming. The red and/or pigmented lesions need to fade over time. If you are still getting lesions, and topical agents aren't clearing them, please get with your physician. ...Read more
Which cleanser is better for oily skin with acne and red marks : bioderma foaming gel or cleanance gel from avene ?
Oily skin: Both products work well. The preference is yours. ...Read more
Hydrating substance: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, your question is not very clear but I believe you are looking for a substance that is hydrating but also non-comedogenic. Glycerin and dimethicone are two noncomedogenic substances that are considered hydrating. There are many others. The second part of your question is unclear, but noncomedogenic substances by definition will not clog or widen pores ...Read more
Are clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) products good? Especially 4 hour rapid action treatment cream and face wash.
They are: They are but usually you need prescribed meds with this. ...Read more
We try to avoid: Marketing otc products on healthap. Try asking an esthetician. ...Read more
Oil Free, Soap Free: There is an abundance of facial cleansers for oily skin and there are many "best cleanser lists." however, an ideal facial cleanser for oily skin should be soap-free, fragrance-free, and oil-free. Some examples include elta facial cleanser, cetaphil for oily skin, and skinceuticals foaming cleanser. ...Read more
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