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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
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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