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How Can I Treat My Acne With Natural Remedies
Acne: Mix 2 tbls of oatmeal, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp of green tea, 1 tsp of lemom juice, and half tsp of cinnamon in a small microwave safe bowl. After a hot shower or steam bath , rub paste all over face and leave on for 2 hrs. Rinse with warm water, and apply all wet ingredients as a toner. Clearer skin within a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?
Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a grave personal and professional problem. It's manageable with benzoyl peroxide and prescription-strength rx's from your doctor. If someone is forcing you to use "natural" / non-evidence-based remedies because of a misguided fear of real science, you have my sympathy and you have a right to be very angry. Hope you get help now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural Acne Txs: Vit a topically and orally is a mainstay of acne treatment.(think retin a (tretinoin) and accutane). You can take high dose vit a, in drop form, (seroyal) up to 150, 000 iu per day. But be careful, it is easy to get toxic and it is tetratogenic! zinc gluconate, (alot safer) 30mg /day x 2 month was shown to improve acne in 24/32 pts vrs. 8/34 in placebo. Nicotinamide gel (b vit) is helpful too. ...Read more
Real Rx: This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to use remedies that actually work. Your physician can manage acne using compounds that are gifts from mother nature -- benzoyl peroxide, the retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and the wonderful antibiotics made by natural micro-organisms. Acne is a chronic, serious disease and requires real rx. ...Read more
Get a real Rx: This is the 21st century and you owe it to yourself to use remedies that actually work. Your physician can manage acne using compounds that are gifts from mother nature -- benzoyl peroxide, the retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and the wonderful antibiotics made by natural micro-organisms. Acne is a chronic, serious disease and requires real rx. ...Read more
Do what works: Despite all the pretty pictures and talk, natural remedies will disappoint you as bitterly for acne as they will for cancer. All acne is easily manageable with today's prescription medicine -- this is the 21st century -- and you have a right to the benefits of real science. Please forgive my frankness; being young is hard enough without acne and bad information. Good luck. ...Read more
Get scientific: The vitamin a analogues and antibiotics that form the basis of scientific acne treatment are gifts from mother nature. Acne is an often-severe, often-mutilating disease that is a grave social problem. If you are responsible for a young person and you deny them the benefits of scientific treatment, this is likely to be a cause of regret / resentment for a lifetime. Do the right thing. ...Read more
Many things: There are many home remedies for acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium and chromium and 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 and hydrogen peroxide are the 2 most popular ones listed. ...Read more
Some: Proper skin cleansings, acidification of the skin, use of hypoallergenic, non-oil stimulating products are helpful. I would suggest consultation with a skin specialist to have a combination of products, antibiotics, etc. To reduce the recurring acne breakouts which may lead to permanent scarring. Better to have professional help if you have a lot of acne. ...Read more
How do you differentiate between an acne and a pimple? What are the natural remedies availble to cure this two outbreaks..?
Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that any primary care physician can manage most of the time. The evidence for "natural remedies" for acne is interesting but at best anecdotal & these are at best supplemental. Don't let some slick promotion by an internet "natural medicine" charlatan deprive some teen of treatment that's required to prevent physical and emotional scarring. ...Read more
See below: Please consult this site for home remedies. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Good skin care: Retinoids (derivatives vitamin a) may be some of the most effective medications and available as retinols (over the counter) or as a prescription in the form of retin a (tretinoin) or accutane. A good skin care regimen (soap/moisturizer/acid) are best and the acne may not always be preventable or treatable due to natural hormone alterations. Discuss with your gynecologist and dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not many: Unfortunately there are not alot of natural things for acne but decreasing your sugar intake, dairy intake can help since they fuel inflammation. Increasing water can help. Ancient cultures have used yogurt and tumeric as a natural mask for hydration and brightening your best bet is good skin care products that can help exfoliate your skin: Alpha hydroxys and retin-a. ...Read more
Can't be done: No one, not even a dermatologist, can remove a scar. The dermatologists can make them less conspicuous using lasers, fillers, abrasion or surgery. No "natural" home remedy works. Truth is that no kid should have to have acne scarring in the first place; if a preference for "natural healing" caused you to be scarred as a teen, you'd be right to be angry. But your scars should be treatable if u want. ...Read more
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