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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)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...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?

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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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 ?

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 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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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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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

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