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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 common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...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?

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

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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more