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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
Melasma: Melasma is a common skin problem, especially in women who are pregnant or taking birth control pills. It causes brownish patches on the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, chin, and above upper lip -- also other sun-exposed areas. It often fades on its own after delivery, or stopping the birth control pills. It's best to limit sun exposure with this. Individual homeopathic treatment may help too. ...Read more
Good hygiene: Keeping your skin clean is re single most important approach to minimize clogging if pores and further aggravation of acne. However excessive cleansing can also be bad. Fruit acid peels may help but depend on the condition of your skin. Vitamin a derivatives may also be useful. There are few standardized regimens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will disappoint: "pop" remedies are at best adjuncts to scientific treatment. Tea tree oil may help but has given teenaged boys breasts. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, a physician's office visit is in order. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can do grave physical and emotional damage. Don't let your reluctance to use 21st century medicine cause you to neglect the health of a teen. Best wishes. ...Read more
No simple solution: While there are many different products that make these claims, there is no one cure for all conditions. Popular non-prescription ingredients include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol preparations. However these can be very drying ad make some conditions worse if not used in combination with appropriate exfoliation and moisturizers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I get rid of acne n their scars on chin through home remedies? Suggest natural ways please.
Acne scars: You cannot treat your acne scars naturally except by covering them up with makeup, which could make acne worse. It is much preferable to treat acne early with medical therapy to prevent acne scarring. Acne scarring with pits can be cosmetically improved by punch grafts and dermabrasion these are not inexpensive treatments. ...Read more
Good products: Using physician grade products that can help the skin turnover: Alpha hydroxy washes and lotions in the am, Retin-A at night and salicyclic acid to prevent the acne. Drink water and eat better as well. Make sure you use blue tooth technology so you don't have the phone or hats touching your skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. All "home" / "pop" / "natural" remedies are adjuncts only. Depending on severity, it may be possible to clear you with a bit of topical clindamycin, or you may require Isotretinoin which isn't for the faint-hearted but works well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Live naturally: Menstrual cycles and periods are controlled by the pituitary gland/ovarian/uterine axis without fail. There are no more "natural" methods to control periods than the above. Even a GYN MD's we often use medication to "jump start" cycles that have already reached a point. At age 44 peri menopause may be in your immediate present or future if your periods are irregular. ...Read more
What products can I use or what natural remedies can I do do get rid of back acne scars? I have red scars and dark scars. My acne was very severe.
Get a real Rx: Forgive my frankness. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can devastate a young person physically and emotionally. It can be managed easily by a physician. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, get junior to a physician. If he ends up scarred because you insisted on a "home remedy", he will resent you for the rest of his life -- and he'll be right to feel this way. ...Read more
Get real Rx: If it were easy to do, there wouldn't be acne. No home remedy works. If benzoyl peroxide fails, your physician has topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics & the possibility of a dermatology referral. If someone thinks "natural is better", the person with acne is being done a grave disservice especially nowadays when it's easy to manage scientifically. ...Read more
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