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Natural Acne Treatment System
Don't know: Don't even know that it really works. ...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
Maybe: It's the pricey salicylic acid with the orange peel etc. Added for glamor, correct? Try it out and if it doesn't work (benzoyl peroxide's the best over-the-counter stuff), your physician can add something that will help more; topical clindamycin's often a good addition. Good luck. ...Read more
Works for some: I see people who come to the doctor for acne. That means that the over the counter products have not worked for them. So, the people i see report that it doesn't work. But, keep in mind, that i don't see the ones where it does work. They have no reason to discuss it with me. ...Read more
Individualized: It really depends on what kind of acne you have. I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at it and classify what kind of acne it is which will make it much easier for him/her to advise which medications and products would benefit you the most. Some therapies include topical retinoids or antibiotics, and oral antibiotics among other more intensive therapies if those don't work. ...Read more
Moisturize: Cetaphil is a soap free non-ionic cleanser. It does not adequately remove surface epidermal lipids. Detergent cleansers are preferred. Then apply a low concentration benzoyl peroxide cream in the morning followed by a broad spectrum sunscreen. At night, after cleansing, apply a 5% topical niacinamide moisturizer. ...Read more
Is it true if you are having probs w digestive system it will show up in skin first? Acne all over etc? What type prob shows up in skin first? Ty Dr
Here's a few...: Try: mastocytosis, erythema nodosum ; multiforme, pyoderma gangrenosum, metastatic crohn's, acne fulminans, degos', amyloidosis, kaposi's sarcoma, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, peutz-jeghers, ehlers-danlos, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, scleroderma, dermatitis herpetiformis, hypertrichosis lanuginosa, leser-trelat, cowden's, tylosis, glucagonoma, carcinoid, pct, tylosis, dermatomyositis, more ...Read more
I have ance & dark spots & i was wondering what acne system works best out of Proactiv , xout , epiduo , or others?
Prescriptions: Prescriptions are stronger in general than treatments that are available without a rx. You can try the ones from the store for 6 weeks and see if they help you enough. If not, then see your doctor or a dermatologist for the better medications. ...Read more
Is powder or liquid foundation better for oily, acne prone skin? Is airbrush systems recommended over the other two? Thank you!
Acne: Powder might be better. Wash your foundation off once you reach home. ...Read more