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House Remedies For Acne
Sulfur granules: Fowler's acne formula calls for the use of flower of sulfur granules topically on skin. Can use with weak Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5 % for pimples and salicylic acid for papules. Acne is diabetes of the skin. Eat healthy, get good sleep, exercise, and reduce stress, especially stress over the appearance of skin. Acne may be a awake up call to make changes to enhance over all health.
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.
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.
There's none: This is the 21st century and you've earned the right to something that works. Over-the-counter stuff barely touches bad acne. Even in our horribly dysfunctional health care system, your physician will be able to supply you with a choice of rx's that will almost certainly help. Life's hard enough without bad acne. Good luck.
Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best over-the-counter product. "pop" remedies like squeezing a lemon onto the pimple or smearing yourself with honey won't work and are unworthy of someone living in the 21st century. All acne is manageable by scientific medicine. If you are responsible for a young person with acne, and you fail to get them the scientific rx a physician can offer, it'll be a lifetime of regrets.
Plenty: However, none of them work. Acne's a complex interplay of chemicals and bacteria that no home remedy can touch. This is the 21st century and meds such as topical Clindamycin (with a retinoic acid derivative if there are lots of blackheads) should be dirt-cheap. You owe it to yourself / your teenager to use the science that your tax dollars have paid for. Good luck.
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.
Diet connections?: From a holistic perspective, food sensitivities may sometimes be involved (different from allergy). Common foods i generally recommend avoiding are grains (particularly glutenous grains), all dairy products and refined sugars. Look into the paleolithic style of eating as an option. Consider seeing a clinical nutritionist or a holistic doc for further evaluation.See 2 more doctor answers
There aren't any: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases.
None of them: Benzoyl peroxide over-the-counter is your best bet. Your physician can clear up acne no matter how severe. If you have adult responsibility for a teen with acne, you need to remember that acne is not his/her fault, isn't from being dirty, and junior deserves the best that 21st century science can give. Please make effective treatment abailable.
No easy fast cures: Acne is a chronic condition- no quick or easy cures (sorry)! vit. A, c, e, d, zinc, selenium, chromium & fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy & 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 listed.See comment:.
Soap: Wash face regularly with mild soap and water.
No: There are many treatments available for acne, but there are no magic treatments that work overnight. Save you money on false claims and seek out a good dermatologist who can help you. Feel better...
What is the difference between a home remedy acne remover and a branded acne remover. Which is safest? Which is most effective
No difference: You're 13 and young to be here, but I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. "Home remedies" are worthless internet junk like lemons, honey and pepper. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide and use as tolerated for two weeks. If you are not clear, pick up the phone and make an appointment with your personal physician. You owe it to yourself to do this. Best wishes.
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.