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What Are Some Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Acne
Use Rx : There are unfortunately no good natural remedies.Benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and antibiotics made by microorganisms are as close as you can get the a really good natural remedy. Acne can be a serious disease & proven therapies that actually work are suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious stuff: Today's medicine can always clear acne, but I'd urge you to be open to 21st century methods as well as "natural" / "folk". Visible acne is a sign of poor self-care and will interfere with your being able to get the job you want. Nothing's more "natural" than the vitamin-A-based / retinoic acid derivatives (topical, isotretinoin) and antibiotics like tetracycline that can clear you. ...Read more
This is serious: Acne on the trunk won't respond to less than a mix of topical (benzoyl peroxide and/or topical retinoic acid) and systemic (antibiotic like tetracycline) Rx, unless you opt for isotretinoin. All are actually gifts from Mother Nature, but if you try home remedies or "pop" stuff, you'll be disappointed. Acne is a serious, chronic illness and a major liability. You deserve to be free of it. ...Read more
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
My face is breaking out and i really need help. Is there a good cleanser for acne or natural ways to get rid of acne?
Forgive my frankness: You "really need help" but you're only willing to use a cleanser or "natural" remedies? They'll disappoint you. Are you from a family that has forbidden you to use prescription-strength rx because of their superstitions? You have my sympathy, but you need to take the initiative ; phone your family physician unless topical benzyl peroxide or a salicylic acid wash clears you in 2 weeks. ...Read more
Manage it: There's no quick fix for a pimple and nothing you can do on your own will touch a scar. Retinoic acid topically is a vitamin A derivative and it's also good for preventing pimples and may help fade post-inflammatoryp pigmentation. I hope that whether or not this meets your criteria for 'natural', you won't ignore what the 21st century has to offer you for Rx of this serious illness or any other. ...Read more
There aren't any: Depressed scars are permanent; red / brown marks fade in months. I'm really sorry you ended up with these lesions, and I hope it was not the result of a caregiver's preference for "natural remedies" over treatments that actually work. Get with your personal physician about managing your disease; if it's scarring, you'll need prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more
How can I get rid of acne n their scars on chin through home remedies? Suggest natural ways please.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Forget "natural": Forgive me... All acne's manageable, but despite testimonials about a disease that comes and goes, "natural" remedies don't work, and some are ludicrous (sleeping with your face soaked in honey...) your personal physician can clear you up using scientific medicine. This is the 21st century and it's your right -- your taxes fund the research that's made us the healthiest people who've ever lived. ...Read more
You can't: Please forgive my frankness. Smearing your face with "magic" honey or squeezing lemon juice on your pimples are unworthy of an adult in the 21st century. The stuff that works best -- antibiotics and vitamin a analogues -- are gifts from mother nature. Don't deprive you or someone who trust you of effective treatment because of a "natural is better" superstition. ...Read more
It's all natural: This is the 21st century and you have a right to the benefits of science. Benzoyl peroxide or its analogues is naturally produced by some of mother nature's living creatures, and both the topical Clindamycin with which i like to start treating acne and the tetracyclines and Erythromycin i've used systemically are made by living things as well. ...Read more
Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), 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
They won't work: Listen, friend. You're 19 years old and about to start up professional life. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that will be a major liability if you don't start taking care of it. If you're using only a topical antibiotic, it'll fail unless you also use topical benzoyl peroxide or something else. Let your physician, not some internet anti-science stuff, manage your illness. ...Read more
Evidence-based Rx: Benzoyl peroxide, the antibiotics, and the vitamin a analogues that actually work are all derived from nature's bounty. Especially if you're responsible for a young person's physical and emotional health, please don't waste time on "home remedies." if you're the patient and you want to experiment, try vinegar or tea tree oil. They may help some. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: I'm sorry somebody's urging you to avoid the full range of evidence-based medicines for this severe, often multilating disease. Antibiotics and vitamin a derivatives are both gifts from mother nature. If you neglect to treat a young person for whom you're responsible, it's likely to result in lifetime regrets. Please do the right thing. ...Read more
No easy fix: You need to manage your acne to prevent new lesions. If you have hesitated to get your acne treated effectively because of a preference for "natural" remedies, the retinoic acid derivatives and antibiotics that are mainstays of management are Mother Nature's gifts. The red spots are healing and cannot be altered. Don't try too hard to bleach the brown spots or it may make a mess. Best wishes. ...Read more
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