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How to keep your face healthy?

How to keep your face healthy?

Gentle cleansing: Routine skin care consists of cleansing the face twice daily with mild facial cleansers and not picking at any pimples that develop. If you use makeup, look for products that are non-comedogenic, or formulated to not cause pimples. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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How to reduce pimples on your face?

How to reduce pimples on your face?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to avoid pimples and scars after hair removal on face should I close my pores or open them and how to do that ?, what to apply

Whats the best way to avoid pimples and scars after hair removal on face should I close my pores or open them and how to do that ?, what to apply

Would kind of have: to see to make the best advise. But HIBICLENS (soap) and water twice a day would be a good start. This is directed at the most common serious skin germ that can infect cuts. Depending on particular skin issues, benzoyl peroxide (over the counter) or antibiotic creme (prescription) might be helpful in some. ...Read more

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How to take out blackhead on your forehead without damage your skin in fast way?

How to take out blackhead on your forehead without damage your skin in fast way?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need surgical removal. ...Read more

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How to get rid of redness on your face from face wash that you're allergic to?

How to get rid of redness on your face from face wash that you're allergic to?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Start with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (oral tablets) but if no better in a few days, see your doctor. Perhaps at that point they might use systemic (oral or injectable) steroids as well, or topical steroids for the face. I usually don't recommend use of otc cortisone cream for this unless you've been seen by a doctor and it was recommended. ...Read more

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How to make your face not oily?

How to make your face not oily?

Wash your face 2x/d: It is important to clean your pores daily to prevent blockage which will increase oil production. Use a non-comedogenic wash which contains benzoyl peroxide twice daily (first thing in the morning and last thing at night before you go to bed) ...Read more

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Can you rub a lemon on your face to try to get rid of acne?

Can you rub a lemon on your face to try to get rid of acne?

Won't work: Neither will beer or baking soda or sleeping with it smeared with honey. Use a real rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. He/she can control it though only time can stop it. You owe it to yourself to use evidence based medicine as your mainstay, and "pop" remedies as adjuncts only. ...Read more

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How do you keep your throat from sagging? How do you firm your throat area? How to keep your chin from sagging?

How do you keep your throat from sagging? How do you firm your throat area? How to keep your chin from sagging?

Honestly : Honestly this is almost impossible to do. Unfortunatley as we age the skin loses collagen and starts to sag. There are many over the counter creams aimed at tightening and firming the skin. You can also consult a dermtologist for treatment options. If you are interested in surgical options, please consult the plastic surgeons here on avvo.Com. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How best to remove pimples and pimple scars on your face ?

How best to remove pimples and pimple scars on your face ?

Many things: Acne can be caused by hormonal fluctuations, stress, friction. Using good skin care products that help exfoliate the skin, peels can help with more superficial acne, but if more moderate to severe, you will need lasers. If there is active acne, ala and light treatments can stop that. Scarring is treated with pixel lasers very effectively. ...Read more

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How to get the perfect complexion on your face so I don't need to wear foundation?

How to get the perfect complexion on your face so I don't need to wear foundation?

Start over: First explain WHY you feel the need for foundation. Then you can explore methods for improving your appearance. ...Read more

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How to take care of oily skin and maintain it pimple free and fair?

How to take care of oily skin and maintain it pimple free and fair?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How to get clean face without acne fast?

How to get clean face without acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Acne is not a hygiene problem, and isn't caused by being dirty or any other lifestyle issue. If benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician. He/she will decide whether topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill, a topical retinoic acid derivative, and/or a systemic antibiotic is the right next step. ...Read more

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Can you please help to make dry skin on my face go away?

Can you please help to make dry skin on my face go away?

Dry skin: To prevent or treat dry skin: 1. Hydrate orally with water. 2. Use sun screen liberally. 3. Take warm baths or showers instead of hot ones. 4. Avoid “deodorant” or abrasive soaps – opt for mild cleansers/soaps/shower gels. 5. Apply moisturizing lotion before the skin is fully dry. ...Read more

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What can I clean my face with daily to keep pimples and blackheads from coming?

Over-the-counter: You may find that a daily salicylic acid wash is enough, or a daily application of a retinoic acid derivative may be helpful especially if you have a lot of blackheads. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples on your body?

How to remove pimples on your body?

Multifactorial: At your age .....Pmples should be unusual. Need to be evaluated for possible cause. Pimples are hair follicle problem, sweat gland is involved in the process. Personal hyzine, exposure to chemical/dust, lac of vit a, vit c, hormonal imbalance, too harsh soap/detergent/lotion, certain food material has effect. See pmd. ...Read more

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How can I get a pimple and blackhead free face naturally?

How can I get a pimple and blackhead free face naturally?

Forgive my frankness: If you've been denied effective treatment for your acne because of your own reluctance to use 21st century pharmaceuticals, or someone else is stopping you, it's time to wise up. Acne confined to your face can often be cleared using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, or get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Sunscreen is supposed to help your face skin stay healthy, right?

Sunscreen is supposed to help your face skin stay healthy, right?

Yes: Sunscreen should be broad spectrum blocking UV-A and UV-B. It should also be a physical block not chemical so look for brands that have zinc or titanium. Your derm should provide you with quality products, those in make up are not adequate. The protection is to lower you risk of developing facial skin cancers and pre cancerous lesions plus help slow down the aging process.Cover the hands too ...Read more

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How can I get a pimple and blackhead free face naturally?

Forgive my frankness: If you've been denied effective treatment for your acne because of your own reluctance to use 21st century pharmaceuticals, or someone else is stopping you, it's time to wise up. Acne confined to your face can often be cleared using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, or get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my face smooth and pimples free?

What can I do to make my face smooth and pimples free?

Acne-free face: Please see your dermatologist. There are a number of excellent acne treatments. Which to choose depends on the type of acne you have and other health related issues. In the mean time cutting down on high sugar carbohydrates and dairy in the diet has been shown to be helpful in improving acne. ...Read more

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How can I get free pimples from my face. And i look very fairer?

How can I get free pimples from my face. And i look very fairer?

Scientific Rx: Since you are male, the best start is benzoyl peroxide topically, if your acne is more severe or you do not have good results in a month, your physician will add a topical antibiotic and/or a retinoic acid derivative, or move directly to a systemic antibiotic that is right for you. A dermatologist may have stronger rx. Complexion is genes plus sun exposure; keep exercising as well. ...Read more

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I keep getting pimples& bumps on my face although its not oily skin &I am using oil free wash and non comedogenic creams ,whats reason &what to do?

I keep getting pimples&  bumps on my face although its not oily skin &I am using oil free wash and non comedogenic creams ,whats  reason &what to do?

Acne: Don't try to figure out why you have acne. You almost never find out. If your periods are okay, it is probably not "hormones." The stuff you are using for it is basically worthless. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid don't help, your physician can add spironolactone or try the oral contraceptive pill. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For 2 years I was acne free had little acne problem once in a blue moon.now I am suffering from pimples and acne all over my face .pls help?

For 2 years I was acne free had little acne problem once in a blue moon.now I am suffering from pimples and acne all over my face .pls help?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. 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). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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I have pimples acnes on my face ,I wnat acne free skin without using oral medicine ,what should I do ?

Acne: do not wash your face with soap just use plain water as this will help in not plugging up your pores, you can also use benzamycin 5 % gel topically twice a day. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples and acne? Like i want to have those smooth and pimple/acne free face. Thanks!

How do I get rid of pimples and acne? Like i want to have those smooth and pimple/acne free face. Thanks!

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What is a method at home i can do such as honey, lemon juice, or others, that i could use on my face to be pimple-free for good?

What is a method at home i can do such as honey, lemon juice, or others, that i could use on my face to be pimple-free for good?

No : Acne is a chronic and recurrent condition particularly inindividuals aged 13-26 , there is no simple cure but there are many effective treatments. ...Read more

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I have a small white head pimple on the right side of my clitoris. It is not painful or irritating. I have only been with one partner who is STD free?

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I have a small white head pimple on the right side of my clitoris. It is not painful or irritating. I have only been with one partner who is STD free?

Here are some ...: Apparently, this small white pimple is incidentally self-found and most likely represents a hyperactive sebaceous gland of hair follicle or a sebaceous cyst, but it's harmless and requires no Rx as long as not hurting you and staying in small size until getting infected occasionally. Without looking at it, it's still hard to offer accurate Dx; so seek pro-evaluation & counseling if still in doubt ...Read more

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I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?

I have acne and dark spots on my face.I tried lemon to remove dark spots.I am using neutrogena acne free facewash.How to remove pimples and darkspots?

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you were misled by the foolish business with the lemon, which is worthless. You're a grown man and need to take charge of your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day) hasn't cleared the pimples in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. The post-inflammatory pigment fades on its on after several weeks, or try hydroquinone sparingly. ...Read more

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I have a small little white head pimple next to my clitoris. It is not itchy or sore, I have only been with one partner who is STD free. ?

I have a small little white head pimple next to my clitoris. It is not itchy or sore, I have only been with one partner who is STD free. ?

This can occur: May resolved spontaneously without further symptoms. If you develop more robust symptoms consider medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I use lotion & sometimes face moisturizer. I also use oil free face cleanser. Am I doing something wrong? b/c I have back acne and pimples on my face

I use lotion & sometimes face moisturizer. I also use oil free face cleanser. Am I doing something wrong? b/c I have back acne and pimples on my face

Lotion may clog pore: The lotion may be clogging your pores. Try doing without the lotion and see if it makes a difference, On the other hand, it could be hormonal. May or may not apply to you, but sometimes going on or off birth control or changing pills may affect acne. Try these suggestions for starters. Regards, Dr. Lebowitz ...Read more

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I want to start getting a birth control shot/injection to minimize acne. I was on oratane and at my new job (cabin Crew) I was told not to take them as it affects my eyes. I just want to be free of pimples on my face. Please advise?

I want to start getting a birth control shot/injection to minimize acne. I was on oratane and at my new job (cabin Crew) I was told not to take them as it affects my eyes. I just want to be free of pimples on my face. Please advise?

I am uncertain: how taking oratane affects your EYES....this is NOT a common side effect...
HOWEVER there are other treatments for severe acne and a consultation with a Dermatologist is indicated!

Hope this is helpful!
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I keep getting bumpd on my under armd hard like pimple but never comes to head painful?

I keep getting bumpd on my under armd hard like pimple but never comes to head painful?

Underarm Bumps: Can''t tell without seeing. It sounds as if you have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. Do see either a dermatologist or your primary care hysician for this. I wish you luck with this, disorder, because it's not an easy condition to cure. ...Read more

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How to bring pimple to head?

How to bring pimple to head?

Warm compresses: This will help some. Keep the area clean. If you run a fever or it seems to be spreading, get with your physician. ...Read more

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How reduce pimple from face?

How reduce pimple from face?

Many options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics and dapsone gel are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How to clean pimple from face?

How to clean pimple from face?

Options: include: benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and sulfur are the most common over the counter medicines for acne or pimples. Assuming your case is pretty mild, try starting with these. As far as actual cleaning of your face, do it gently with a mild cleanser twice a day and after heavy exercise. If you have acne scarring, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and juvederm can greatly improve.... ...Read more

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How can I remove pimple from face?

How can I remove pimple from face?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually remit on its own. Until then, you must manage it as a chronic illness. ...Read more

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Pimple on face dots in it and hurts?

Pimple on face dots in it and hurts?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get reed from pimple of face?

How to get reed from pimple of face?

Acne=infection.: Acne is truly an infection within the pores of the skin, so any effective treatment for acne should initially include both a drying agent (i.e. benzoyl peroxide) and an antibiotic (which could be topical or oral). ...Read more