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How To Unclog Pores On Face
Keep it clean: A comedo is a clogged hair follicle (pore) in the skin. Keratin (skin debris) combines with oil to block the follicle. A comedo can be open (blackhead) or closed by skin (whitehead), and occur with or without acne. Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comedone extractor: 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 more
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
Pimples: are an unfortunate part of being a teen-ager. If you are older than that please see a dermatologist. A teen-ager can see one also. Be sure to keep skin clean, avoid make up that is not hypoallergenic and avoid trans fats as found in junk food. Do not use any skin lotion containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If only on the face, a good start is benzoyl peroxide, if not clear in 2 weeks, add prescription topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If still not satisfactory, add a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, this will usually clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
What's the best way to treat a sunburn on your face without clogging pores and preventing pimples?
Pimple Info: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read more
Pimples: For any skin rashes, we need to look at it to know what it is. Based on your description, you have facial rashes. If it is due to your blanket or not is another question and needed to be evaluated. Any local dermatologist or allergist can help you figure out your question. ...Read more
Mole: A dermatologist may remove a mole with or without stitches depending on the location , size, shape, depth and degree of cancerous concern . There are no "natural " cures for mole removal. See a dermatologist to discuss all options. ...Read more
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