How to avoid having pimples or acne?

Manage it, Jay. Acne is a chronic, serious disease of teens and young adults that eventually remits on its own. In spite of what anyone else may tell you, it is basically unrelated to diet, hygiene, sexual behavior or anything else you can control. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician needs to add prescription-strength Rx.

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My acne was clearing up but I all of a sudden got 6 pimples I'm different places all at once. What are some reasons for this and how do I avoid them?

Hormonal factors. Sometimes hormonal changes,changes in diet can cause outbreaks.It could be related to your menstrual cycle too.They will most likely clear up soon. Read more...
Not enough info. Any treatment for acne, Details about menst periods and any birth control. Any other meds or supplements. Acne is related to hormones, not foods. A dermatologist will help you if it affects your life. Read more...

Can you explain how to avoid pimples and acne?

Part of growing up. You can't go through normal puberty without some acne, and some people have it much worse than others. Nowadays, your physician has a variety of choices that will suit you; antibiotics are usually sufficient for all but the worst cases, and a woman may be cleared if she can take and wants the oral contraceptive pill. Read more...

I am doing all the hygiene measures to avoid pimples. What is the effective way to get rid of acne?

Acne. Wash daily, keep out of the sun, use few creams and moisturizers. Only use medications prescribed and directed by a qualified dermatologist. Read more...
Forget "hygiene" Acne is not a hygiene or lifestyle-related illness, and I am sorry that anyone blamed you for your illness. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, a physician's office visit is in order. Since you're female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if it is right for you, or adding a topical antibiotic may be all that's needed. Read more...

Hello! What should I eat to cure pimples, acne and skin problems Like those.? What should I include and what should be avoided in my daily diet 4 dat?

See Your Doctor. Acne is caused by plugging of hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds & more to control infection/inflammation. Role of diet remains unclear however evidence suggests a low carbohydrate/high protein diet may be beneficial; eating a healthy diet overall may reduce acne flare-ups. See your doctor for definitive care. Read more...
Wrong question. Your question is really about how to control acne. Diet is not the answer except that you are overweight and may have PCOS. We need to know more about you and evaluate your type of acne. PCOS is likely to improve with weight reduction. You probably need spironolactone with or without a low androgen birth control pill. See a dermatologist. Read more...

I have acne, it makes my face bad. Moreover the pimples I get on my face are big and it creates scars which remains still. Suggest me to avoid this...

Acne. Sound like you have significant acne. Speak with your doctor about prescription topical or oral medication the might work for you. Sometimes cortisone and/or oral antibiotic similar to Tetracycline or Minocycline is used with success. Your PCP may refer you to a dermatologist. Read more...

Pimples occur in hair follicles, not in pores. So why is "non-comedogenic" (doesn't clog pores) makeup better for avoiding acne?

Pore around follicle. There are minute hairs at the pore opening. Oil glands come to the surface at pores and are associated with small hair follicles. Comedogenic products block the opening form the oil gland causing an accumulation of debris and eventually inflammation. Read more...
Follicles are pores. The skin pores are actually follicles that have sebaceous glands which can get clogged and appear as acne. The cosmetic industry term is misleading and i don't think one way or another it will make a difference. Some people are prone to acne more than others especially hormone related. Good skin care is the proper way to go. Read more...

I have oily dehydrated sensitive skin prone to breakouts. Troubled with whiteheads blackheads pimples. How can I avoid acne and get rid of pimples?

Oily skin. Oily skin accumulate s sebum in skin pores causing blackheads and whiteheads. Keep skin dry Use glycol acid wash or salicylate acid. Apply Retin A (tretinoin) cream at night. Avoid oily solutions on skin. Diet of less fatty acids and carbohydrates Pkentty of water to drink. Consult your Dermatologist. See other responses on HealthTap by other doctors. . Read more...