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What kind of cosmetics can an acne patient use?

What kind of cosmetics can an acne patient use?

Exfoliants: Products containing salicylic (beta hydroxy) acids or Alpha hydroxy acids help acne skin. This may be in the form of face washes or leave-on products (generally at a lower concentration). Also, benzoyl peroxide washes functions to reduce oil gland production and p.Acnes bacteria build-up, thought to exacerbate acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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What are the best cosmetics to use for acne?

What are the best cosmetics to use for acne?

Acne : Mineral based makeup and cosmetics labelled non comedogenic are best suited for those with acne prone skin. ...Read more

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I have one big dark acne mark. I want to cover it .I don't have cosmetics to cover that scare. How can I cover it using easily available things?

I have one big dark acne mark. I want to cover it .I don't have cosmetics to cover that scare.  How can I cover it using easily available things?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Could cosmetics cause acne?

Could cosmetics cause acne?

Yes: Use non-comedogenic products that won't cause clogged pores. ...Read more

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What cosmetics should I be using if I have severe acne?

Acne and cosmetics: Best to use non-oil based products to reduce / prevent pore clogging which will make acne worse. ...Read more

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Hi docs! wondering what acne methods have worked for your patients?

Hi docs! wondering what acne methods have worked for your patients?

The scientific stuff: Topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoic acid derivatives, topical clindamycin, systemic tetracyclines, systemic erythromycin, topical spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, isotretinoin, lasers. Don't ask for personal anecdotes -- this is the era of evidence-based medicine. Your personal physican's your best guide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im first time patient and I am coming in next week for acne problems my question is should I come with make up on my face for a better emanation ?

No: If you go with makeup you may need to wash it off when you get there. Bring with you all the things you have tried so far, all your meds, all your vitamins, any pills of any kind. Bring all your soaps & creams. ...Read more

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What should be the prohibited diet for a patient whose face is full of acne and blisters?

What should be the prohibited diet for a patient whose face is full of acne and blisters?

See a dermatologist: There is no credible evidence that any specific diet will help acne, although large quantities of dairy products and foods containing iodine will sometimes make acne worse. But if you have acne and blisters, that is unusual. I would strongly suggest that you see a dermatologist and find out what is going on. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Definition)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more