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Is vitamin E oil good for acne and acne scarsto put on my face?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne and acne scarsto put on my face?

Will disappont: The oil is shiny and will make the scars less visible as long as it's there. It will have no long-term effect. I'm sorry that your acne was not managed properly and you got scarred in the first place. This would be a great time to get with your personal physician especially if your Retin-A is not giving you adequate acne relief -- there's much more we can offer. ...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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Please explain which face washes are good for acne , acne scars and large pores?

Please explain which face washes are good for acne , acne scars and large pores?

Salicylic acid: However, if you have real scars (depressed lesions), it won't be sufficient to clear you. You need to get with your personal physician before things get worse and worse. All acne can be managed, though it cannot be cured until it remits on its own. It is unrelated to lifestyle and only marginally to diet. ...Read more

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Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Australian wild plum & willow cleanser is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Retin a (tretinoin) for acne and blackheads ?

Retin a (tretinoin) for acne and blackheads ?

Acne: Retin a (tretinoin) is a topical product usually dispensed as a cream or gel available in different strengths that is effective in reducing inflammatory (red) pimples and comedones (black heads and white heads). The product is drying and should be used sparingly. Caution with sun exposure. See a dermatologist for a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Any suggestions for acne treatments for oily skin?

Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day or a retinoic acid derivative is your best start. If this isn't strong enough after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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What are some good face lotion for acne prone skin?

What are some good face lotion for acne prone skin?

Salicylic acid: The best acnti-acne washes / cleansers have this. If you need something stronger, topical benzoyl peroxide and / or a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Can ricin oil make acne worse? I am on Accutane for acne and I want to use ricin oil on my face for my facial hair.

Can ricin oil make acne worse? I am on Accutane for acne and I want to use ricin oil on my face for my facial hair.

Acne: Oily skin which clogs the pores of your face is a known cause of acne. I would recommend against applying oily products to your skin. ...Read more

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Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

See a dermatologist: Tretinoin (Retin A) or adapalene prescription will reduce the acne and the post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation. Depending on the severity of the acne, as well as your emotional reaction to it, you may also consider prescription SPIRONLACTONE, an antiandrogen. Very effective. Very safe except not if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more

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I've been using a retinol cream for acne for about a month and its made acne worse. Is retinol bad for acne but retinoic acid good for acne?

I've been using a retinol cream for acne for about a month and its made acne worse. Is retinol bad for acne but retinoic acid good for acne?

Depends: Retinoic acid is good for an acne ( but it used in more severe cases). Sometimes just cleansing the skin with peroxide and antibiotic ointment afterwards can do the trick in not complicated cases or it can be added to your current medication in more severe cases. Check with your doc or consult a dermatologist. If your are a female, get an oral contraception (pills). ...Read more

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Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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Is baby lotion good for facial acne prone skin?

Is baby lotion good for facial acne prone skin?

Acne: A gentle fragrance free non soap cleanser and moisturizer is good to maintain acne prone skin . Cereve is an example. ...Read more

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What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

Skin Clear Wash: I recommend the skin clear wash from cosmo grade professional skincare. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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Does vitamin b3 work to cure acne in face and all over the body?

Does vitamin b3 work to cure acne in face and all over the body?

No: Don't expect this to help except as part of a comprehensive program. Acne on the trunk almost always requires systemic treatment; your physician may start you on something like tetracycline 500 2x/day. ...Read more

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Will vitamin b3 wprks to cure acne in face and all over the body?

Will vitamin b3 wprks to cure acne in face and all over the body?

Not sure, try it!: I'm skeptical, but it is likely a harmless experiment. But beware, b3 can really make your skin 'flush' and may create a whole new (transient) skin issue! let us know how it works. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne and acne scarsto put on my face?

Will disappont: The oil is shiny and will make the scars less visible as long as it's there. It will have no long-term effect. I'm sorry that your acne was not managed properly and you got scarred in the first place. This would be a great time to get with your personal physician especially if your Retin-A is not giving you adequate acne relief -- there's much more we can offer. ...Read more

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I've stopped getting acne and was wondering if most of my acne scars would clear up on face with Vitamin E in 2 months by collage they're not big?

I've stopped getting acne and was wondering if most of my acne scars would clear up on face with Vitamin E in 2 months by collage they're not big?

Sun protection: Post acne scars and pigmentation fade with time. The important point is to use a sunblock regularly , maybe reapply 2-3 times a day . In addition wear a wide brimmed hat. A fade cream like low dose Hydroquinone may accelerate the fading process. ...Read more

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Will putting vitamin E oils on my face at night help with fine lines and wrinkles? Or will it just clog my pores and cause acne?

Will putting vitamin E oils on my face at night help with fine lines and wrinkles? Or will it just clog my pores and cause acne?

Bad idea: Try retinoic acid instead. Avoid sun exposure. Or forget the whole business. Who really cares about wrinkles? They are a sign of an adventurous, athletic life close to nature. Only advertisers would want you to be upset by them. ...Read more

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Is it good to use vitamin E oil ( 1 time on face) for mild acne-prone skin ? Does it clog pores and can breakout more? ( m using it 4 light redness )

Is it good to use vitamin E oil ( 1 time on face) for mild acne-prone skin ? Does it clog pores and can breakout more? ( m using it 4 light redness )

Yes, BUT: It will not be of any benefit unless you wish to oil your face. The masturbation is not relevant. If you wish for less acne a dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try using tiny amounts of benzoyl peroxide gel. Look for the lowest %. 5% or lower. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d oil from the capsule, help with acne scars and acne if i were to put it on my face?

Can vitamin d oil from the capsule, help with acne scars and acne if i were to put it on my face?

Not advised: Vit d in a capsule is not prepared for use on the skin. Vit d by mouth may help acne especially if you're lacking in vit d. There are vit d preparations for skin application but i'm not aware of their usefulness in acne. A dermatologist could be consulted. ...Read more

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I have acne on my face?Its been7 months, my doc prescribed me some antibiotics and vitamins and cetaphil nd spongy sal facewash, its not helping! help

I have acne on my face?Its been7 months, my doc prescribed me some antibiotics and vitamins and cetaphil nd spongy sal facewash, its not helping! help

Tough stuff: Benzoyl peroxide is your best friend but you'll need more. This is too long on Clindamycin ; a different rx is in order. The oral contraceptive pill if right for you, or topical spironolactone, a retinoic acid derivative (will help with blackheads) ;/or a dermatology consult are in order. If offered isotretinoin, consider taking it especially if acne on trunk or refractory. ...Read more

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Everytime I have my period, I am always bound to have bumpy pimples around my face. Is it due to hormonal imbalance? Please advice me some vitamins to control it.

Acne: Acne is hormonally controlled and will appear usually when your menses occur. Vitamins won't help. We use medications that are preventitive and if used daily will prevent the next acne bump. You need to ask your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Which vitamins treat acne?

Which vitamins treat acne?

Many good ones: There are many vitamins and minerals proven to help acne. Vitamin a, c, e, d, zinc, selenium ; chromium ; fish oil can help. Minimize fried foods, dairy and sweets. An interesting website that discusses home remedies is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acne.Html here people discuss what has and has not worked for them. ...Read more

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Do skin vitamins help with acne?

Cant hurt: they may act as antioxidants I see you are already on Doxy and BPO so I would continue that maybe add a glycolic wash for exfoliation. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

Can prenatal vitamins cure acne?

No: I'm sorry anyone told you something so foolish. They're good for you and for baby, but if you have acne while you are pregnant, your best choice is topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Would vitamin A tablets help acne?

Would vitamin A tablets help acne?

Safer choices: Vitamin A tablets can be toxic if taken in high doses. Safer to use some of the many skin creams that contain certain forms of Vitamin A. SEE http://bit.ly/1nTDsAl ...Read more

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Vitamin a and e for acne effective?

Vitamin a and e for acne effective?

No: You'd make yourself sick if you took enough vitamin a pills to touch it. Topical agents related to vitamin a (retinoic acid family) help some especially if there are a lot of blackheads. You deserve better; your family physician has cheap and effective medicationsl. ...Read more

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Any value of vitamin a and d for acne?

Any value of vitamin a and d for acne?

No: You'd make yourself sick if you took enough vitamin a pills to touch acne, but topical retinoic acid derivatives related to vitamin a are very helpful. However, your physician can give you some cheap and effective medicines. You deserve better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

Does prenatal vitamins help with acne?

No: Your mainstay of treatment is topical benzoyl peroxide; if this fails after two weeks, get a prescription from your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that can be managed until it eventually remits on its own. You deserve effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins be used to cure acne?

Can prenatal vitamins be used to cure acne?

No: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones. ...Read more

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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