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I have gotten mixed answers. Is baking soda and lemon juice good for clearing acne and pores? Or is it harmful to your skin?

I have gotten mixed answers. Is baking soda and lemon juice good for clearing acne and pores? Or is it harmful to your skin?

Clearing acne: your selection of baking soda and lemon juice will not help with your acne and lemon juice on skin can cause a rash in some people especially when exposed to the sun ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Does lemon juice work as a good acne remedy?

Does lemon juice work as a good acne remedy?

No: I have never heard of lemon juice being used as a remedy for acne. You should see your general doctor or dermatologist who can give you prescription medications to get it better. ...Read more

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Is it good to use lemon juice for acne?

Is it good to use lemon juice for acne?

No: It's a placebo. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, or there's acne on your trunk. Get with your physician for prescription-strength rx. Acne is a serious personal and professional liability and needs to be managed with 21st century medicines. If you're old enough to be here, you're old enough to call your physician now. ...Read more

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Is it good to use manuka honey and lemon juice for acne?

Is it good to use manuka honey and lemon juice for acne?

Adjunct only: I believe that these two "pop" remedies are both cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability, and you owe it to yourself to use what 21st century science can offer. ...Read more

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Is it good to take lemon juice for acne hyper-pigmentation on light brown skin?

Worthless: If you have hyperpigmented lesions, a hydroquinone skin bleach used sparingly may help. The key is to manage your acne, and this requires scientific rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need prescription rx from your physician. ...Read more

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Lemon juice for removing hyperpigmentation caused by acne. I read comments about using this and they say its good but too acidic. Is it effective?

Lemon juice for removing hyperpigmentation caused by acne. I read comments about using this and they say its good but too acidic. Is it effective?

No: Postinflammatory pigmentation will fade naturally but may take up a few years. I hope you are presently being treated for acne; it can be managed effectively by ur physician. There's little to do for the little spots; a depigmenting agent is difficult to use and may end up causing more of a mess than it's worth. Enjoy life and the challenges of youth and be reassured that most people don't notice. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use lemon juice on my acne scar?

Is it a good idea to use lemon juice on my acne scar?

Cruel hoax: I'm very sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars in the first place. It's a shame that someone has now urged you to do something that won't help at all and just make you more unhappy. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon has special equipment that can help. Several hollywood male leads kept their scars for the tough-guy look. ...Read more

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Are chemical peels, lemon juice, potato juice good for getting rid of acne scars? If not, what else?

Are chemical peels, lemon juice, potato juice good for getting rid of acne scars? If not, what else?

See Dermatologist: See a dermatologist let him/her examine you and advise to reduce the severity of acne scars - there are various types of creams for long term use, many different types of peels and different types of lasers. ...Read more

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Will lemon juice help my acne?

Will lemon juice help my acne?

No: Cruel Internet prank. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoids acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Could lemon juice help with acne?

Could lemon juice help with acne?

No: This is a stupid internet joke. Get yourself some benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is non-lifestyle related and you need to manage it scientifically until it self-cures. ...Read more

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It is true lemon juice can treat acne?

It is true lemon juice can treat acne?

No: You or the teen for whom you are responsible deserve evidence-based treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide fails to clear the lesions after two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength treatment. Acne is a chronic, incurable, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a grave personal and professional liability. Use folk remedies like this only as an adjunct / experiment. ...Read more

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Does lemon juice help to clear up acne?

Does lemon juice help to clear up acne?

No: The acid in lemon juicecdoes not clear acne and as with other home remedies such as toothpaste tougher burn skin and leave discoloration. The best home remedy is either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid over the counter medicines. Changes in diet and oral zinc are also helpful. For cysts over the counter devices such as claro can shrink cysts with heat. ...Read more

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Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

It won't work: Let them fade naturally and do what you must to keep new lesions from forming. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you are old enough to make an appointment with a competent physician for prescription-strength remedies. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious, chronic disease that's always manageable, and you deserve effective treatment, not made-up internet stuff. ...Read more

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Does honey and lemon juice help clear up acne?

Does honey and lemon juice help clear up acne?

No: At best, these are adjuncts. Your mainstay of treatment is over-the-counter topical benzoyl peroxide. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who may add a topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic or some other agent. All acne can be managed nowadays and you deserve the benefits of 21st-century treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use lemon juice on face for scarring and acne?

Is it okay to use lemon juice on face for scarring and acne?

Can be irritating: I would generally not recommend this as it can be extremely irritating. ...Read more

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Can i manage my red itchy acne with lemon juice?

Can i manage my red itchy acne with lemon juice?

Probably not: Benzoil peroxide which can be purchase w/o a prescription is the way to start with acne. After a few weeks of that you may want to see your family doctor for more help. Lemon juice isn't known to help at all - in fact, it may make your skin make more oil. ...Read more

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Can I use lemon juice for a glowing skin or curing acne? How far is it helpful?

Can I use lemon juice for a glowing skin or curing acne? How far is it helpful?

Not really: Lemon juice is very healthy, but won't help your skin or cure acne. If you drink it , it is a natural diuretic and can be helpful to dieters! ...Read more

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There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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