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Hello. Please can I use a mixture of cinnamon and honey to treat my acne? Is it really effective?

Hello. Please can I use a mixture of cinnamon and honey to treat my acne? Is it really effective?

Not studied: I don't think there are any studies on this mixture and its beneficial effects on acne. Your best course is to consult a dermatologist for evaluation and effective treatment to minimise acne breakouts and scarring. ...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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I am 18 & black african & was wondering what gets rid of dark acne marks on your face naturally? I've tried honey and cinnamon so far.

I am 18 & black african & was wondering what gets rid of dark acne marks on your face naturally? I've tried honey and cinnamon so far.

Postinflammatory hyp: The first and most important thing is that you rid yourself of the acne which is causing these spots. This can be done in many ways and your dermatologist will help you. If the acne is stopped, and the spots are left alone and not picked-at, they usually do go away with enough time. Above all, it is most important to get the advice of your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it good to use honey and cinnamon for acne scars?

Is it good to use honey and cinnamon for acne scars?

Don't think so: Once you have scars from acne, there is no potion that will make them better. The remedy you mentioned may help in keeping acne from getting worse. For scar treatment you need a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon who will tell you if they can help. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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I cant get rid of my forehead acne! I have tried alot of acne spot treatments, toothpaste, cinammon with honey, and black soap. Im 18 yeard old, female. Please help, im stressing out, i never had acne till i turn 17 but it wasnt bad and it would go away b

I cant get rid of my forehead acne! I have tried alot of acne spot treatments, toothpaste, cinammon with honey, and black soap. Im 18 yeard old, female. Please help, im stressing out, i never had acne till i turn 17 but it wasnt bad and it would go away b

Toothpaste: I don't know who starts this hoax, but toothpaste can badly damage your skin. As you have experienced, OTC's, off label applications (like using toothpaste on forehead instead of teeth), and Internet "solutions" are at best worthless, at worst harmful. For best treatment please see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. They treat problems like yours all day every day. See a Pro. ...Read more

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Could honey and cinnamon really works for pimples?

Could honey and cinnamon really works for pimples?

No: These "pop" remedies are cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually remit on its own. Until then, you must manage it as a chronic illness. ...Read more

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Does the cinnamon mask for acne really work? I was thinking about trying this mask. I wanna know if any of you people tried this. Does it really clear up acne?

Does the cinnamon mask for acne really work? I was thinking about trying this mask. I wanna know if any of you people tried this. Does it really clear up acne?

Get a real Rx: There are dozens of weird, obviously made-up fantasy acne treatments. I suspect some of them are simply cruel pranks. If you want to try this, do it as an adjunct to evidence-based treatment. Benzoyl peroxide is your first-line therapy; if this isn't sufficient, get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed. 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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I heard use manuka honey as a mask can speed up healing process and possibly kill acne bacteria?

I heard use manuka honey as a mask can speed up healing process and possibly kill acne bacteria?

Forgive my frankness: Whoever told you that "natural is better" did you a profound disservice. Painting your face with honey isn't suitable for a grown man when all acne can be managed by today's scientific rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician; a trial of topical Clindamycin / retinoic acid or a move straight to oral tetracycine or even stronger will work. ...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