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Natural Acne Cream
Possible: It can be helpful, but you must remember that everyone's skin reacts differently to different creams and lotions. Therefore, what may work for one may not necessarily work as well for the next person. However, if you have used it in the past and it has worked before it may be a good place to start. Then if not you can consult your physician for prescription medications/lotions. ...Read more
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
Possibly: Although we see some benefit in acne treatment in some women who take combination oral contraception pills (which contain some degree of progestin), progestin-only pills and injections have been known to exacerbate acne. I would be suspicious that this would also apply to a progesterone cream, so it's possible, especially if you've noticed more acne since starting use of the cream ...Read more
What can I do reduce dark spots left by pimples/acne? Any cream that i can use for it? How long does it take for the spots to fade naturally?
I have hyperpigmentation due to some old acne but now its fading slowly. Is there any cream or natural remedy i can use to speed up the process?
I have used many medicines & topical creams,acne always returns after stopping it. Can you recommend any natural remedy for treating cystic acne?
Natural Approaches: Hello, Acne is powerful. While isotretinoin is not your only option, natural remedies have proven themselves to simply be weaker than their chemical competitors. Think about organic detergents and soaps. Same deal, they are just weaker and may only work for less resistant situations. I have a video on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7dNIevcvWw -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin reacts to ever moisturizer or natural product I put on it to moisturize. prescription steroid cream to toughen skin. Scared it will make acne worse. Ideas?
Sensitive skin: try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer. Also there hypoallergenic products that might also help ...Read more
There are many: There are several retinoids, all by prescription: tretinion, tazarotene, adapalene. Antibiotics can also come in cream form but those also require a prescription. There are also benzoyl peroxide creams that generally do not require a prescription. You should consult a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more
Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is the most effective over-the-counter remedy but it's much better combined with topical clindamycin, or replaced by clindamycin-plus-a retinoic acid derivative if there's lots of blackheads. If severe, deep, or on the trunk, time to find the right systemic antibiotic and/or for a female to consider the oral contraceptive pill. Good luck. ...Read more