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How To Keep Pores Clear
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxde as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, serious illness that can keep you from getting the job that you want. It needs to be managed until it remits on its own. Ignore all "pop" advice about diet, home cures and so forth. ...Read more
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Can not clear up!: You can't stop it. Only control. You can try over the counter things but start logically and record the effects of each one you try. Each one you try should be at lest three months! when you feel you have not had benefit it is time to see pcp. Do the same but with his advice. There are quite a few choices. You have too much oil and thick surface skin in simple terms. Hormonal changes causing! ...Read more
No magic answer: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat acne first: Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options. Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse. You may need to take antibiotics to clear your skin. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a young woman. A topical or systemic antibiotic, a retinoic acid derivative, or spironolactone (a little-known but often-effective treatment) may help, or the big guns -- isotretinoin. There's no quick fix. Be proactive. ...Read more
Hands keep getting crusty so i keep moisturizing it will antibacterial cream. How do I get it to clear up instantly?
Need actual eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Purging the Pores: The easiest is to gently express any sebaceous material with clean finger tips. A daily exfoliation with a wash cloth to gently scrub the skin is very helpful and well tolerated on a chronic basis. Using a salicylic acid containing product periodically, like neutrogena facial cleanser, will also help. Avoid a prescription if you can as well as chemical peels which require professional care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No simple answer...: ...To that question - especially without more information. What is your skin sensitive to? Things you apply, foods you eat, medications? And how does it react? Rash? Acne? Something else? Your best option is to see a dermatologist and get a treatment regimen tailored to your specific situation. ...Read more
Your esthetician: can help with that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To vague: It is impossible to answer this question without seeing the kind of acne that your have and your skin type. You can cleanse with mild otc cleanser and use an otc benzoyl peroxide as a general program, but your need a dermatologist. Your cannot close pores since they are hair follciles. ...Read more
WHY does isotretinoin cause your skin to get WORST purge pores before it suddenly stops and clears?
Exfolliation: the medicine works by causing the deeper layers of the skin to grow up to the surface faster. This causes pores deep in the skin layers that are already affected to move up to the surface thus making it look like your acne is getting worse before it gets better. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more
After enjoying clear skin, I now seem to be having a reaction to roaccutane. Leathery textured skin with visible pores. How long Will this last?
Always had super clear skin small pores . Since i hit 34 I have a cluster that comes and goes botton right of my chin large clear liquid filled ?
30 years old and still get really oily skin which clogs my pores up a lot nothing has worked I've tried everything and pores are never clear help?
After enjoying post Accutane clear skin, I now seem to be having a reaction. Leathery textured skin with visible pores. How long Will this last?
Every pore on my face is clogged with a hard core. I wash daily but they stay clogged is there any way to make my pores smaller and to clear them out?
Comedones?: A topical retinoic acid derivative is a good first medication to try. ...Read more
Numerous clear fluid filled bumps under both underarms tender to the touch and no central pores noted?
Improve not remove: Manynoptions exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so dote treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
How would i fade dark spots and clear up dirty pores? I'm an african american female and it's hard to find over-the-counter products that help. I
Go see a : Dermatologist who can prescribe depigmenting agents. An aesthetician can help u clean/remove dirty pores. Check link below. ...Read more
Exfoliate: Enlarged pores occur because they are clogged. Exfoliation helps to empty the pores which will make them smaller. A great way to do this is to use a clarisonic brush which is available a department stores and at your cosmetic physicians office. ...Read more
Skin has redness, uneven.Large pore down t zone and few small red spots. With pigmentation on my cheeks freckles. How can I clear at home or laser etc?
See doctor: To get it properly diagnosed and treated. Do not guess. ...Read more
Large pores: Dermatologist pore treatment methods are generally microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels. Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to remove dead skin from the skin surface. It can also unclog pores, removing whiteheads and blackheads. Microdermabrasion also results in healthy, clear skin. Topical medication includes tretinoin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on my last 3 months of acutane been clear for 1 yr and now I've been getting some red spits and clogged pores why?!?!??
Dry: Need a better moisturizer and cleansing fave bid. Need to let your doctor know of the changes. ...Read more
Why does your acne get worst before it clears up on accutane? Is your skin "purging" what ever is underneath/ in the pores? :/
Not exactly: The notion of "purging" is prescientific. I'm glad you're taking Isotretinoin -- it's not for the faint-hearted but most people are very glad. Individual lesions do not increase in number at first, but do become redder and more painful -- i believe that as the sebum disappears, the bacteria are less protected from the immune system. I'd welcome any input from dermatologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had Acne problem from long. Got it treated by an Indian doctor in Dubai. Now I am left with open pores. How to have clear skin without pores?
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