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I Wash My Face Everyday And Still Get Pimples
Acne and Washing: Acne is not due to lack of washing. It is due to hormone changes that are affected by many things: if you are a girl/woman, it often gets worse before the menstrual period. Cettain foods tend to aggravate acne: nuts, peanut butter, chocolate; dairy products (cheese, milk) in excess, and sugary foods. While washing is beneficial, it cannot rid your face of the blemishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's you: Despite "pop" wisdom, acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. I'm sorry somebody deceived you. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with a scientific physician for prescription-strength treatment. You need to manage it until it self-cures as you get older. ...Read more
Medications may help: Make sure you're using a face wash with benzoyl peroxide in it. If you start getting irritation on your face from using this then you should switch to something more mild like cetaphil and talk with your doctor as there are other creams and lotions available (i.e. Clindamycin, tretinoin). ...Read more
I get big pink pimples on my forehead/whole face almost everyday what face wash can I use to help stop this happening, I also have oily skin?
Yes: But stick to agents that are labelled 'non comedogenic'. And use as small amount as needed and i would not apply in conjunction with topical acne meds. Some might disagree, but I have found that skin drying causes some patients to cease use of acne meds, so if a little moisture keeps you on track, i think that is a good thing. ...Read more
I wash my acne-prone face every morning and before bedtime, is it ok to wash my face if my pimples itch?
Yes: Get treated for your acne as it seems to bother you. Start with benzoyl peroxide; if not clear in two weeks, your doctor can write for a retinoic acid derivative and/or topical Clindamycin or something similar. If just on your face this should do it; or you may get a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. All acne is treatable nowadays. ...Read more
I get underground pimples constantly. I got prescribed tetracycline from my doctor and wash my face every day but still can't seem to get ride of them.?
Humph: What are you waging your face with? Don't scrub! wash with an acne wash like neutrogena for acne then at night start using benzoyl peroxide . Start on for 2 hrs and work up to leaving it on all night. Use a retinol in the am. Moisturize! use noncomedogenic makeup. Maybe change antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wash my face every morning and night, but i still gets zits and blackheads that will not go away, 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
My face is always oily around my nose area and forehead when i wake. How do I prevent breakouts and oily skin?
Need to keep skin cl: You may need to clean this area with a mild soap you should see a dermatologist for exact diagnosis and other suggestions. ...Read more
Acne &moisturizer: My favorite thing for moisturizing anyone who has acne prone skin is vit c serum. Vit c is a great antioxidant, it is antiinflmatory so or is soothing and if you find the right one it is non comeogenic-meaning it won't clog up the pores. Image skin care makes a great vit serum that my patients love. It really helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing oily skin along with acne.
How do I get rid of my oily skin?
I wash my face everyday, use toner and moisturizer.
I also exercise.
It's summertime in India and once again my skin is getting oily. I wash my face twice or thrice everyday.What else should i do to make my skin better?
I have eczema and i've had it on my face since october. How many times a day should I wash my face and moisturize my face until it heals?
Eczema: It would be important for you to see a dermatologist. It is unusual to get eczema on your face so it should be thoroughly investigated. If it is eczema you would not want to wash it very often and treat it with topical corticosteroids or other topical immunosuppressant and emollients such as aquaphor healing ointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use epiduo for my face and I got my eyebrows waxed and it's burning.. What should I do next time for my eyebrows?
Epiduo has a vitamin: A derivative, so it can cause skin sensitivity especially when it comes to waxing. So just stop the epiduo for 3 days prior to waxing. ...Read more
Fever or rosacea: Many folks flush whenever they have a fever, so if you run a fever when you have a cold, it's as simple as that. If not, you probably have a tendency toward rosacea. Many things can trigger the skin flushing of rosacea, and illness is one of them. If the flushing is significant have a doctor examine you, because there are some rare, esoteric things that can cause flushing too. ...Read more
Pimples vs acne: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more
Why when I have my shampoo allergic reaction i get pimples on my face? My face is very clear i never breakout just until i started with my itching.
Contact allergy: If you are allergic to one or more ingredients in the shampoo, you may develop skin lesions 24 to 72 hrs after. You will need to try different shampoos to find which one does not affect your skin. If the problem persists, then see a dermatologist who may perform some patch skin test on you. In the meanwhile , you may use topical Hydrocortisone to clear up the rash. ...Read more
I keep getting red small acne or bumps on my forehead what should I do ? I cleanse my skin every day and exfoliate plus moisture i care help
Scientific Rx: Acne is troublesome enough without somebody telling you it's because you didn't wash, which is a myth. If this is really acne, start with benzoyl peroxide and lay off the other skin stuff unless your physician recommends it. If you're not clear soon, your physician may add something like topical clindamycin. Good luck. ...Read more
Im getting indented scars on my cheeks and near my nose, and i've never had acne before. what should i do?
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