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Whats best to clear acne prone skin?

Whats best to clear acne prone skin?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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For a dermatologist. Would you recommend using coconut oil to help clear acne prone skin? Does it help or is that a myth?

For a dermatologist. Would you recommend using coconut oil to help clear acne prone skin? Does it help or is that a myth?

Myth: Coconut oil is not very therapeutic in and of itself. In fact , I would not apply it to Acne prone skin as it can be occlusive and may worse Acne ...Read more

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What is the best regimen for acne prone skin?

What is the best regimen for acne prone skin?

Acne : Depending on the severity of the acne, combination therapy with topical antibacterials , retinoids , and sometimes oral antibiotics or Accutane may be prescribed . See your dermatologist to evaluate the acne and prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, in your expert opinion, what is the best face for acne prone skin?

Hi, in your expert opinion, what is the best face for acne prone skin?

Salicylic acid: You're asking about cleansers / washes, right? If you need something stronger, don't hesitate to start using topical benzoyl peroxide, or get help from your physician. ...Read more

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Best makeup for acne prone skin?

Best makeup for acne prone skin?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist. They can tailor their recommendations to your specific skin issues. ...Read more

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Hello what is the best night cream for dry and acne prone skin?

Hello what is the best night cream for dry and acne prone skin?

Multiple choices.: Suggest you get a non-comedogenic product from a quality company like neutrogena or cetaphil. No need to spend a lot of money. ...Read more

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What type of foundation is best to use for acne prone oily skin?

Ask cosmetics: The foundation should be tested and proved to be non comedogenic. That means it does not clog the pores allowing for the formation of mircocomedones the precursor to an acne lesion. ...Read more

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What is the best exfoliant/scrub for very dry, acne-prone skin? How often should I use it?

What is the best exfoliant/scrub for very dry, acne-prone skin? How often should I use it?

Exfoliant: Alpha-hydroxy acids, such as glycolic and lactic acid, peel off the top layer of the skin. This removes dead skin cells and other pore-clogging debris. Scrubs containing alpha-hydroxy acids can reduce cystic acne and prevent new lesions from forming. ...Read more

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What is the best skincare products for extremely sensitive skin, that is oily & acne prone?

What is the best skincare products for extremely sensitive skin, that is oily & acne prone?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, gluten-free. 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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Did crystal peeling help to clear oily acne prone skin?

Did crystal peeling help to clear oily acne prone skin?

Only an adjunct: If you mean microdermabrasion using the fine crystals, it will help clear your skin, but only as an adjunct to oral and topical medications that your doctor will survive. By itself, improvement will be temporary at best. ...Read more

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Please explain which face wash is best for acne prone oily skin?

Please explain which face wash is best for acne prone oily skin?

Wide variety: Im partial the the vi body wash , it has glycolic acid in it and is capable of use on the face. It should cost only $30 an the bottle lasts quite a while. ...Read more

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What are the best products for acne prone dry skin with redness?

What are the best products for acne prone dry skin with redness?

Creams, not gels: The treatment would depend on the severity of the acne. Gels are more drying than creams, and more likely to cause irritation. The otc benzoyl peroxide preps tend to have alcohol, and can irritate. A prescription, water based benzoyl peroxide would be less drying. Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion, or Azelex cream can calm the pimples, with minimal drying. An oral antibiotic may also be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best natural or homemade facial cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin?

Salicylic acid: Nothing is more natural than this substance which comes from willow trees. Use it as a wash as tolerated and this may be all you need to keep acne at bay. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best makeup for pale acne prone skin?

Please recommend the best makeup for pale acne prone skin?

Non comedogenic: Any makeup you use should be non comedogenic meaning not promoting the formation of precursors to acne ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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