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What are some natural ways to clear acne?

What are some natural ways to clear acne?

Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that is a serious personal and professional liability if it is not managed until it remits on its own. The benzoyl peroxide that's the mainstay of initial treatment is derived from nature, the retinoic acid derivatives are vitamin a analogues, and the antibiotics are nature's gifts. They're what works. Take advantage of them. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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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Natural ways to cure pimples?

Natural ways to cure pimples?

Get real Rx: Thanks for writing and please forgive my frankness. Someone may have told you that "natural is better". In the case of acne -- as, sadly, for most illnesses -- this is mostly disinformation. If this has guided your thinking and prevented you from seeking scientific treatment for acne (which is very manageable today) & led to your being scarred, i'm sorry & hope you'll reconsider. ...Read more

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What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

Less stress: When you get aged, there is decreased level of male hormone which make acne worse as well. Stress, uv exposure and picking with dirty hands can make the acne worse. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

Natural ways to get rid of acne scars?

No such thing: I'm sorry, Heather. If you have acne scars because your family didn't allow you to be treated by a scientific physician out of superstitious preference for "natural medicine", you have my deepest sympathy. An evidence-based dermatologist or plastic surgeon can offer you treatment with laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. Nothing you do alone, or anything you can buy from an herbalist, will help. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to help pimples, acne, and blackheads?

What are some natural ways to help pimples, acne, and blackheads?

Retinoic acid: Especially if there are a lot of blackheads, a retinoic acid product that your physician can offer may be your best choice. Herbs and home remedies will fail. But retinoid acid is boosted-up vitamin a -- a great gift from mother nature. Surely this is okay to use if you believe that "natural is better." best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Are there natural ways to reduce acne scars?

No: Forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you have acne scars in the first place, and it's especially unfortunate if a fixation on "natural healing" caused somebody to neglect 21st century medical care of acne. Scars can be treated with fillers, lasers, or microsurgery by a specialist. Again, I'm really sorry you got scarred & hope you can get effective treatment. ...Read more

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Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

No quick fix: Forget "natural" / "pop" remedies. The stuff that works -- topical benzoyl peroxide, topical / systemic vitamin A analogues, topical / systemic antibiotics -- are all nature's gifts. Acne isn't curable but if you work hard, using your physician as needed, you can keep on top of it until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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Any natural ways to rid facial pimples?

Any natural ways to rid facial pimples?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Can you please talk about of the natural yet effective ways to remove acne scars ?

Can you please talk about of the natural yet effective ways to remove acne scars ?

Won't work: Acne scars cannot be removed by any means. A dermatologist can make them less visible using lasers, fillers, abrasions and/or microsurgery. I'm sorry you or someone for whom you are responsible ended up with acne scars -- today, these are the sad evidence that a serious chronic disease was neglected. Unfortunately this still happens thanks to ignorance and gullibility. ...Read more

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How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

How to remove acne scar using natural remedies?

Can't be done: No one, not even a dermatologist, can remove a scar. The dermatologists can make them less conspicuous using lasers, fillers, abrasion or surgery. No "natural" home remedy works. Truth is that no kid should have to have acne scarring in the first place; if a preference for "natural healing" caused you to be scarred as a teen, you'd be right to be angry. But your scars should be treatable if u want. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

What approaches work best to lighten acne scars with home remedies?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Kojic acid, licorice extract, bilberry extracts may help. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

Any good home remedies that will help to reduce/ clear acne scars?

There aren't any: Anybody offering you a product or a pop remedy to remove acne scars at home is scamming you. A dermatologist can make them less visible with a laser, surgery, filler and/or dermabrasion. Some men, including tommy lee jones, jet li, and casey pahall (photo), keep their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

Scars: There is unfortunately no great treatment for getting rid of scars naturally, however you can try staying out of sun, and using vitamin e oil or mederma. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to remove acne scars on your face?

What are some natural remedies to remove acne scars on your face?

None: The short answer is there are no natural remedies. The long answer is: it depends on how you define "natural". In my clinical experience, the best treatment for pitted acne scars is fractional laser resurfacing. If the color of the scar is the problem (brown or red, ), this can be addressed by light treatments such as ipl. Some creams and lotions can also fade the color of scars. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to minimize acne scars?

Are there any natural ways to minimize acne scars?

Scar treatment: Early on, use spf 50+ & avoid sun; silicone-based scar creams may help. Scar massage with firm pressure and taping may help as well. Depending on the problem with the scar there are treatments to improve them but nothing will completely remove them. I treat pigmented scars with bbl to lighten them, thick scars with fractional laser to soften them. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne scars on your back?

Are there some effective ways to clear up acne scars on your back?

Numerous choices: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. However your first goal should be to stop the active lesions by seeing a dermatologist for possible prescriptions, this may take several trials, as well as a good skin care regimen depending on the type of acne and skin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Can you tell me natural ways to reduce acne scars?

Help is available: Please forgive my frankness. I'm sorry you got the scars in the first place. Your acne could have been managed by scientific means. If you / your parents resisted these because of a fixation on "natural" / folk / phony treatments, you have my sympathy. You can be treated with fillers, microsurgery, or laser. Nothing you can do on your own will touch them. Sorry, Blake, it's the truth. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne fast?

Are there some effective ways to clear up acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

What are good ways to get rid of indented acne scars naturally?

'Natural' acne care: My recommendation would be a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing which would harness your body's 'natural' healing capability. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to clear acne?

Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that is a serious personal and professional liability if it is not managed until it remits on its own. The benzoyl peroxide that's the mainstay of initial treatment is derived from nature, the retinoic acid derivatives are vitamin a analogues, and the antibiotics are nature's gifts. They're what works. Take advantage of them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

No quick fix: Forget "natural" / "pop" remedies. The stuff that works -- topical benzoyl peroxide, topical / systemic vitamin A analogues, topical / systemic antibiotics -- are all nature's gifts. Acne isn't curable but if you work hard, using your physician as needed, you can keep on top of it until it remits on its own. ...Read more

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15 years young and have excessive amounts of acne on forehead and cheeks. Natural ways to clear up skin?

15 years young and have excessive amounts of acne on forehead and cheeks. Natural ways to clear up skin?

See a dermatologist: I do not think that natural ways are the best way to get rid of acne. Your dermatologist can recommend multiple creams and several different types of pills if you need them to control your acne. That really is the best way to go. Good luck! everyone deserves to have clear skin since it is so important psychologically. ...Read more

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What are some ways to naturally clear facial acne?

Less stress: When you get aged, there is decreased level of male hormone which make acne worse as well. Stress, uv exposure and picking with dirty hands can make the acne worse. ...Read more

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How to clear acne from chest naturally? I am a teenager

How to clear acne from chest naturally? I am a teenager

Acne : Acne is caused by hormones, bacteria, and other factors such as the way pores function. Read more about some natural acne tips (and prescription options) on the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I am having lots of acne on my chest. How do I clear it naturally? I am a teenager and I have tried everything. The more i try, the more it spreads.

I am having lots of acne on my chest. How do I clear it naturally? I am a teenager and I have tried everything. The more i try, the more it spreads.

I : I agree. There are several conditions that can appear similar to acne on the chest. I would get an evaluation first, and then discuss options with your dermatologist . If moderate or severe, it is certainly important to get it controlled in order to prevent the possibility of scarring. Read more about acne on the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have brown skin & in my teens. I really want to have good skin over summer break. Mild acne on my face &I want natural way for clear glowing face. ?

I have brown skin & in my teens. I really want to have good skin over summer break. Mild acne on my face &I want natural way for clear glowing face. ?

See below: You may consult this site for home remedies. You may need to try more than one treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I've had severe back acne for years it's finally clearing up a littlebut my back is covered in acne scars. What can I do to get rid of them naturally?

I've had severe back acne for years it's finally clearing up a littlebut my back is covered in acne scars. What can I do to get rid of them naturally?

Acne scars: Will persist and become less inflamed with time. There is really nothing effective that I am aware of that you can do yourself for the scarring itself. ...Read more

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My facial skin is so porous, i had acne but now its cleared but open pores and pits are left, gv me some natural or non hormonal n steroidal med.. Plz?

My facial skin is so porous, i had acne but now its cleared but open pores and pits are left, gv me some natural or non hormonal n steroidal med.. Plz?

Large Pores: A dermatologist can prescribe a powerful exfoliant, such as Retin-A Micro. In-office glycolic or salicylic acid peels are also a good way to keep pores clear. You’ll probably need at least three treatments, ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up stubborn acne fast. Help!?

Doctor's visit now: It's time to partner. Hopefully you are already using topical benzoyl peroxide. Your physician will decide whether to add topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic, a topical retinoic acid, an oral contraceptive pill if you're a "she", or refer you to a dermatologist for the big guns. Usually you will be clear shortly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to prevent acne?

Are there natural ways to prevent acne?

No: Despite anecdotes and ads, no "holistic" remedy helps much. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne without medication?

Are there some effective ways to clear up acne without medication?

Forgive my frankness: Imagine that you are caught in a burning building. Would you ask the fire department, "how can you help me without spraying water?" don't let some aversion you have to scientific medicine cause yourself or a teen for whom you are responsible suffer unnecessarily from a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related, readily-manageable disease. Base your thinking on facts, not internet / pop lies. Cheers. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear up acne, with at home products?

Are there some effective ways to clear up acne, with at home products?

Use real Rx: Home remedies (vinegar, lemon, honey) will probably disappoint you. If you are responsible for the phyisical and emotional health of a teenager, it would be inexcusable not to make scientific rx available to him/her from a qualified physician. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that's often disfiguring and deserves 21st century rx. ...Read more

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Would like a couple of ways to get rid of acne naturally?

Would like a couple of ways to get rid of acne naturally?

Multiple Ways: There are multiple options with Accutane often considered the best. However hormonal treatment as well as antiinflammatories, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, may all be beneficial in addition to topical treatment and skin care. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear my face from acne?

Are there some effective ways to clear my face from acne?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic rx. This is your physician's domain. If you're offered, say, tetracycline 500 2x/day, plus a topical agent, it'll probably do the trick. For the tough cases, Isotretinoin usually works. ...Read more

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What are the ways to make my skin acne clear and blemish free?

What are the ways to make my skin acne clear and blemish free?

Benzoyl peroxide: Any product with benzoyloperoxide is acceptable. Avoiding shampoo with conditioner would also be helpful because conditioner will block skin pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are natural ways i can do to prevent or heal acne?

Could you tell me what are natural ways i can do to prevent or heal acne?

Let's get real: The stuff that works the best -- antibiotics and vitamin a derivatives -- are mother nature's gifts. The stuff that doesn'twork (painting your face with magic honey, squeezing lemons on pimples) are unworthy of anyone in the 21st century. Whoever told you "natural is better" did you a grave disservice. Take charge and and get effective rx from your physician. ...Read more

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What are some ways to clear bad skin without buying all those acne clearing products?

Varies: For some a.Change inbdiet- no sugar and limit simple carbs. Add zinc and possibly gugulipid. If this does not have e ough of an effect use a simple benzoyl peroxide wash. ...Read more

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What is the best cure to my face acne to make my skin clear again because ive tried different ways but they not work.

What is the best cure to my face acne to make my skin clear again because ive tried different ways but they not work.

Things to try: The best over the counter product is benzoyl peroxide. If that does not work try talking to your doctor about prescription medications. If that does not work see a dermatologist for an expert opinioin ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more