Get Rid Of Acne Fast Home Remedy

Sandy asks…

How can I get rid of acne and blackheads overnight?

I need a fast and efectice free home remedy not like clearasil or proactive, just something around the house that will help me get rid of my pimples/ blackheads overnight. PLZ HELP!!!!!!
I have heard of using toothpaste and a little rubbing alchohol would these work or have any good effect? Would it damage my skin?

admin answers:

If we all knew that we’d be rich and not hanging out on Yahoo answers eh??

Thomas asks…

What is the best home remedies for acne ?

I am 21 m. Tell me some home remedies to cure acne or any other way to cure it.

admin answers:

The best thing to do for pimples is to leave them alone. DO NOT PICK OR POP! I find that when I try to get rid of it faster, it leaves a worse scar. However, if you get that really bad zit before an important day, try these

-Toothpaste: plain white paste kind, no gel or sparkles! Dab a bit on before you go to bed and it should be noticeably less red and smaller the next morning. May sting/dry out skin
-Tea tree oil: contains antibiotic/antiseptic properties. Try to get 100% tea tree oil if you can. Do the same as toothpaste. Will also sting/dry out skin
-Hot compress: mostly for large cysts/pustules/boil-like lesions filled with pus… Apply something warm to the affected area, reheating as required. This will help DRAW OUT the pus inside. (note: I have tried this many times for my cystic acne and it has not been very effective for me, however other ppl swear by it and it is a very common, cheap remedy)
-Warm bread dipped in milk: also for cystic acne or boils. Same as the hot compress
-Inside of banana peel: also for cystic acne or boils. Same as the hot compress but no heating
-Bacon: surprisingly also for cystic acne or boils. Same as the hot compress but no heating

Only wash your face 2x a day with an oil-free cleanser. Exfoliate with a scrub or exfoliating cleanser regularly, say once a week. Try not to dry your face with a towel. If you have to, blot it gently, don’t rub! Let it air dry if possible. If it is extremely oily, try oil-absorbing sheets to get rid of that annoying shine.

Steaming your face can also help.
Try masks! Once a week or so, apply a mask over your face. They sell them at pharmacies/drug stores and come in different types, depending on what you want to do for your skin. E.g. Remove blemishes, lighten complexion, purify, heal scars etc.
Surprisingly kitty litter is a good mask as it is made of clay. If you can get over the fact that it’s kitty litter, try applying a mask of it to your face and see what it does for you! Leave it on for say 15ish mins and then rinse it off.

Avoid greasy/fatty and spicy foods. These will do your face no good.

William asks…

How to get rid of acne in 2 weeks?

I’m going to Florida at the end of November. My back is covered in acne and red spots. Does anyone have any home remedies/acne creams that worked for them? And please don’t say i should go to my dermatologist because i’ve done that already and it didn’t work out.

admin answers:

I use to have acne problems as well.

1) Tea Tree Oil
2) Lemon juice
3) Apple cider vinegar
4) Bamboo extract

Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. It is an essential oil that is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.

How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that’s thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.

Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.Also another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

Tea-Tree Oil
To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick ($8, A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.

Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

If you have sensitive skin.
How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes.

Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

Salicylic Acid
To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.
Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”

Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

Benzoyl Peroxide
To spot-treat a blemish fast.
How it works: This top acne treatment is an antibacterial agent, killing the bacteria that cause pimples to form, says Gross. Because benzoyl peroxide is so powerful, it helps blemishes go down quickly; just make sure to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer first to minimize dryness. Initially, it can cause dryness and redness. Also, “it bleaches towels and clothes,”.

Nightly to prevent breakouts.
How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

Blue-Light Therapy
If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.

This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

Oral Antibiotics
If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.

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Treatments For Acne Under The Skin

George asks…

What kind of products are good for oily and acne prone skin?

My skin is often times shiny and oily. It also tends to break out a lot, a lot of my breakouts seem to be under the skin. What kind of products would be good for me to use?

admin answers:

Use a good toner. Spray onto face or wipe on with a cotton ball and wipe off with a clean, dry cotton ball. This gets rid of excess cleanser and tightens pores. Good, inexpensive choices include plain witch hazel for normal to dry skin, lemon juice, or 3% hydrogen peroxide for oily skin. 70% ethyl rubbing alcohol can also be used for severe oiliness, but it can really dry out your skin and irritate it more. Some toners are medicated, and this stage is the best for using a medicated product if you’re only going to use one medication.

Bacteria in pores is one cause of spots. Reduce the amount of bacteria by using toners containing anti-bacterial agents like alcohol, peroxide and benzalkonium chloride, and by using creams that contain benzoyl peroxide (ask your doctor about benzaclin, with moisturizer if you have dry skin, as it works better than just plain benzoyl because benzoyl takes up to 8 weeks before improvement is seen) which kill bacteria as well as cause the skin to regenerate faster.

Maintain a routine. Most acne treatments take time to work. It usually takes between two and eight weeks before you see any significant improvement, so you are going to have to be patient. Once you’ve gotten your acne cleared up, it’s important to continue with the treatment that’s working so it does not return.


Donna asks…

What are some home remedies to get rid of acne and blackheads?

I have tried a TON of different acne treatments and none of them work for my skin =X
@ last answer -What kind of oil?

admin answers:

*I’ve had incredible results massaging with natural oils. Quickly and permanently got rid of my blackheads, whiteheads as well as my pimples and scars and I now have a totally blemish free, healthy and glowing skin. See happy users comment below ***

Secret is to massage over and over quite vigorously and they will reduce day by day. So as not to pull/stretch skin, first tighten by opening mouth 3/4″ and pulling lips firmly back against teeth. Do with a forward and back motion – circular massage is not effective.
For best and quickest results gradually build up to a 20 to 30 min.daily massage (Doesn’t have to be all in one session)

Olive, sweet almond and cypress are excellent – have been used by specialists to treat/cure acne as do not clog, cause breakouts and they lessen skin’s oil production.

You will see clearing of skin and reduction of pores in as little as 2 to 5 days depending on how vigorous/how long you do it.
Will also quickly give you a tight, firm, rejuvenated and glowing skin and you will not need to use any other product or treatment ever again – not even moisturizers. Oils are perfect natural moisturizers and are more healing.if not removed. Only remove surface excess with water and tissues.

***REPLY FROM A USER -wannabeblue28 : Hi Mukunda M. “Omg, I’ve been following your advice and massaging my face vigorously with oil for the last three days and I see results already! Thank you ever so much..this could be the solution to my all my skin problems.. I have just been rubbing my face and neck with the ridges of my fingers and hands.It has made a HUGE difference in my complexion after just one night….. My skin looks so much tighter and i no longer have bags under my eyes! …Thank you so much for your post, I have been suffering with acne and under-eye circles since i was young.”

SOURCE(S): 25 years extensive research safe, natural treatments/cures for skin conditions, skin enhancement and anti aging/rejuvenation treatments.

Susan asks…

How to get rid of acne scars?

Trying to find out what my 16yr old daughter should put on her face to clear up the brown blemish marks from acne. They are not pits….flesh w/the skin…just the brown marks/blemishes. We got her acne under control just want to clear up the brown blemishes. Any suggestions?

admin answers:

The most effective way would be a laser treatment.
But I heard that lemon juice reduces the scars to.
I wish you the best of luck!

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Get Rid Of Acne Forever

Mark asks…

How can you get rid of acne scars?

Okay so my face often breaks out with acne, and unfortunately i have a tendency to squeeze them away as a quick solution. I know its bad, and I’m trying my best to stop doing that. But after squeezing the pimple, it becomes a scab and then a scar. The scar looks absolutely hideous and takes forever to go away! Any solution for getting rid of the scars? Also, any suggestions on how to get clear skin and extremely rare breakouts?

admin answers:

For the scars use polysporin triple action (has 3 antibiotics in it). Put a modest amount on your face once or twice a day (definitely before you go to bed) and it should BEGIN reducing the appearance of your scars within 2-3 days depending on your skin…

Jenny asks…

How do i get rid of acne on my bnack and chest fast?

ive had very bad acne on my back, and a bit on y chest for about 2 years, i am 14, im a boy, and ive used proactiv which didnt work, now i use epiduo, doryx 125mg pills and evoclin foam. nothing seems to help…anythin i can use to get it better?

admin answers:

My brother has really bad acne on his face forever and he treid acne free and proactiv and nothing seems to work for him either, he has the epiduo now and if that’s not working still then try neutrogena body wash. I’ve had friends who have had the same problem and that has cleared their acne up. Good luck!

Sharon asks…

Is it possible to ever get rid of acne completely?

Is this possible? I know I’m still young [17 years old] and my skin isnt that bad, it just leaves some marks behind. Is it possible that acne will ever be completely gone? If you have any experiences, please share all answers are appericated!

admin answers:

Your acne wont be around forever!!! By the time your in ur late 20s it should be gone… That doesnt necesserily mean that you wont get ANY pimples at all though. All im saying is that it will eventually subside.

I dont wanna sound like an advertisement or anything, but seriously, proactive REALLY DOES work!!!! I used to get a lot of pimples a few years ago…. Then i started using proactive and within a couple of weeks i saw a difference…. Now i get like literally only one pimple per month. Its sooo good :D

if you cant afford proactive, any products that have at least 5% (w/w) of benzoyl peroxide in them as their active ingrediant will have the exact same effect (this is the active ingrediant in proactive!)

you can also get stronger concentrations (eg. 10% w/w) however they can be harsh on the skin, leaving it dry. If you use any of these products, always be sure to test on a small area first to make sure its not irritating, and if it is, discontinue use

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Acne Treatments At Home

Charles asks…

What does it mean if im getting nosebleeds?

I’ve been on Acutane(its an acne treatment now called Claravis) and ive been on it for 3 months and the last 3 days ive been getting nosebleeds. and the in all ive had 4. the last 2 the blood came out in clots all stuck together and it was alot of blood. i hate blood and it freaked me out. im 15 i dont drink or smoke. i had a runny nose today and when i got home from school, at i had a nosebleed and when i took the napkin off it came out a lot of blood and all stuck together like thick yarn.

admin answers:

It’s nothing serious. Happens to me all the time! Certain people are affected this way when it’s dry outside. When it happens. Don’t tilt your head back when it happens that will cause clots. Best thing to do is go to the sink and have lots of tissues wit you all the time! Don’t be scared, it’s a natural thing! I’m 99.9% sure your acne treatment has nothing to do with it. Best of luck!

Daniel asks…

how to reduce redness and bumps for school tomorow?

Schools starting tomorw and I messed with my face last night… yeah i know i shouldnt have and now its kinda of red and puffy. i just need some home redimies or some acne treatments.
and i also need some tips on making my hair soft and shiny!


admin answers:

Hi :-) I start school tomorrow, too!

Ok, for your skin you should be using Neutrogena products! They work well with any type of skin, and I’ve been using them for 2 yrs. Now and my skin glows and is smooth! I use the grapefruit scrub in the shower and night, then a moisturizer, then a clarifying astringent, and I do this in the morning too before I put on makeup. For you, you should buy a scrub to smooth out your skin and some medicine to dab on your bumps. Sorry, but your skin probably won’t completely clear up by tomorrow, but this will get you on track!
As for your hair, you should DEEP CONDITION. It’s amazing. Aussie has a great deep conditioner! Go to the drugstore and scour the hair aisles, searching for a deep conditioner. That’s what you need. Then, find a shine hairspray or spritz or something and spray in your hair when you style it tomorrow morning.

Good luck :-)

Sandra asks…

Is it okay to do acne scar treatment while I still have acne?

I have scars from acne and actual acne, and I’m wondering should I still take the acne scar treatment.

admin answers:

The solution is all in the diet . We are what we eat.
Heal from within. Forget medications and chemical creams. Food is the only most powerful medicine

Reduce, or eliminate, your Intake Of Dairy And Red Meat

Dairy products and meat are hard for us to digest, and are acid-forming in the body. The condition of the skin is linked to the health of your internal organs. If you’re struggling to digest high levels of animal protein, your body won’t get rid of waste products effectively, and they will be released via the skin as acne. Dairy and red meat also contain high levels of hormones which can increase our our levels, and result in more acne. Many people are also intolerant to dairy products without realising it, and a mild intolerance can manifest itself as acne. There are plenty of alternatives to dairy these days — and you can create simple and nutritious nut milks at home, such as the calcium-rich sesame and banana super smoothie.

So you know what to do. Vegetables, all of them, are great for the skin and all your organs. So as fruit, lentills, chickpeas, beans, nuts, seeds, soya….

Look into Vegan diet and its benefits

Good luck
Dermatologists will only give you expensive chemical creams, thats what they are trainned to do. Do not fall in that money making trap

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Treatments For Acne Marks

Mark asks…

What are some really good facial cleansers?

I don’t have bad acne just a little pimples here and there. I do have dry skin and some acne marks from past pimple poping. Pretty packageing is always good :) I just wanna here what works thats out there. Also good zit zappers for recemendations are always welcome

admin answers:

Some cleansers you can use are:
- neutrogena
- st. Ives apricot cleanser (which is what i use, works the best)

Some zit zappers/acne treatments:
- anything by clean & clear works really well for me!
- neutrogena on the spot acne treatment ( you can find at cvs, probably kroger, walgreens, etc.)

This is gross, but you should pop them. They go away a LOT faster, and they do leave marks. I get them too, i pop them and mine go away within two days. After i pop them, i put hydrogen peroxide on it/them, and then i use that neutrogena on the spot acne treatment.
Also, if they leave marks, you can get some fade away cream. Works for me!
Hope i helped!

Donald asks…

When will I see the results after getting a superficial chemical peel?

I’m getting one in Monday… I have light acne marks, like stains, and some clogged pores plus dull looking skin. I’m 17. My esthetician said I should get a salicylic acid one, which I probably will. How soon after getting it will I notice a positive difference?

admin answers:

I don’t know about your skin type, but for my sensitive skin it burned. It will be significantly red afterwards just because of all that the Esthetician has done to your face. I didn’t see a difference until the next day when the redness faded. It made me feel better after how painful it was on my face. I also have acne scars. After my chem peel I’ve done many Microderm and Light Therapy treatments. I recommend the same to you if you want to continue seeing results! :) I hope that helped.

Lizzie asks…

How do I get rid of marks left behind from acne?

I used to pick my acne and marks were left on my face.
I don’t have any acne but I do have the marks from when I picked on it. Not a whole lot but i still want to know how to get rid of it.

admin answers:

Laser treatments at a dermatologists or plastic surgeons office.

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Get Rid Of Acne Fast Overnight

Mary asks…

How to get rid of pimples really fast?

How do I get rid of pimples really fast, during the summer I break out really bad and I need a way to prevent that and get rid of the pimples I already have. Any tips? I really need them!

admin answers:

Genetic and Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
Here are some home remedies that can help but do not mix them together.
1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
2) Lemon oil or juice – Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don’t expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
3) Mandarin oil
4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
5) Lavender
6) Apple cider vinegar
7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema 8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
10) Zinc really works on acne
11) 2% Erythromycin
12) Benzoin Peroxide
13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job — wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne and my eczema. I really recommend this.
Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil’s antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

Richard asks…

How can I clear my face up very fast, or even instantly?

My face is very red, and I hate it that way. I want to have a nice skin tone without having to use make-up, since all my make-up wears off fast, even the expensive kind. What can I do to get a nice, clear face? Also, what is an instant, overnight, or very fast way to get rid of all acne?

admin answers:

Ok here are some things that work fast

lemon juice: juice a lemon and dab on your acne (this might sting)

honey:Spread honey on your face for 15 min or longer

asprin:(might have spelled it wrong) crush up three non coated asprin and mix water leave on face for 10 min

baking soda: mix baking soda and water together to make a paste and apply on skin for 10 min

Lemon is helpful just dab the juice on your skin.

I hope one of these help?

Sandy asks…

How to get rid of my acne fast?

Im 13 an I have acne right by my nose and my eyebrows. I’ve been using clean and clef three step system. It works pretty well but I was wondering if there was anything that works better. Please help!!

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How to Get Rid of Acne:

Lemon Juice
Rub fresh lemon juice on your pimples with a gentle hand. The bleaching properties of lemon juice lighten the skin and thus reduce its appearance. Moreover, it removes the topmost layer of the skin surface where bacteria grows and controls the infection. Thus the healthy underlying skin is revealed. If you hesitate to use concentrated lemon juice on the pimple as you fear it may cause skin irritation, then you can dilute it with rose water.

Application of Ice
This is an easy way to get rid of pimples overnight. You have to pack up some crushed ice in an aluminum foil in order to prevent them from getting melted quickly. Then put it inside a plastic bag and wrap up the pack with a thin towel. Now apply it over the pimples for 10 to 15 minutes. This will shrink the pores forcing the oil and dirt out of it. When the two main culprits are out, you can expect the pimple to clear up in no time.

You can get rid of pimples overnight using toothpaste. Many people find it highly beneficial for this purpose. Take some toothpaste on the tip of your finger and apply it on the pimple in such a way that the entire pimple is covered up with the toothpaste properly. Leave it on the pimple overnight. Next morning when you wash it off with warm water, you will be pleasantly surprised with the result. The trick is that the toothpaste absorb all the oil from the pimple and reduce its size so much that it becomes invisible. However, a toothpaste with gel content is not suitable for this treatment.

Baking Soda
Baking soda is considered as one of the best home remedies for getting rid of pimples overnight. Prepare a thick paste using one cup of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of salt and some water. Rub this paste gently over the affected areas of your face making small circular motions. Leave it on the acne for few minutes and then wash your face with cool water. The exfoliant property of the salt removes the dead skin cells from the pores. The baking soda soften up the skin and restore the normal pH balance of the skin. As a result, the pimple clears up fast.

Egg Mask
A simple egg mask can help you in getting rid of pimples from your face. Take one or two eggs as per your requirement. Break them and separate the white portion of the eggs from the yolk. It is the egg white that you need to apply as facial mask on your face. Keep it on the face overnight and then wash off with cold water.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known for its healing and disinfecting properties. To apply it, start with washing the face thoroughly with an antibacterial soap. Pat dry with a towel and then taking a cotton ball apply apple cider vinegar evenly on the affected skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes before washing it off with cold water.

Steam and Clean
In the very initial stages of acne when it is still a small zit or just in the form of whitehead and blackhead you can try doing this. Clean your face with cleansing milk using cotton pads. Now scrub it with a gentle face scrub. Take steam on your face for about 8-10 minutes. Now take a sterilized blackhead remover and clean the blackheads and whiteheads. You can also try squeezing pimples if they are very small. Use a clean cotton pad to clean the pus or blood that flows out. Now finish by cleaning the area with an antiseptic lotion or a toner. This procedure will help keep your skin clean and avoid further acne breakouts. Following this everyday before going to bed is one of the easiest ways to get rid of acne fast at home.

Acne Prevention Tips

•Do not touch the skin areas which are affected by acne with your fingers, as it can spread the infection to other skin areas as well.
•Maintain hygiene i.e., use clean bed sheets, pillow cases and towels. Dirty towels can be the breeding ground of germs and bacteria, thereby causing severe cases of acne breakouts.
•Dandruff and oil in hair can cause acne too, so to prevent that, avoid doing such hair styles which make your hair touch or fall on your face.
•Exercise everyday as it helps in proper blood circulation, and adequate transfer of oxygen to all the body cells. Exercising will help in both reducing stress and preventing acne.
•Take shower after undertaking any kind of exercise or physical activity to prevent dirt and sweat from getting accumulated in the skin pores.
•Drink lots of fluids and water as it will help in elimination of wastes and toxins from the body, resulting in a blemish free, glowing skin.

Take care! Mama Bear


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Treatments For Acne Vulgaris

William asks…

Do they usually pop your pimples in a facial?

the other day i got a facial.And the lady that did my facial popped all my pimples.After the treatment my checks were really red. by her popping my pimples am i going to have acne scars on my face.

admin answers:

As a DERMATOLOGIST, I would say common treatments may not be the answer. Example… Patients using Benzol Peroxide may have a reaction in which irritates their skin even more and would have only some effects on the Acne vulgaris (Common form of Acne on the face). (Tretinoin) such as Retin-A may be the answer for them. Another word, each individual person will respond to each medication in a different way. I am a dermatologist but I can’t say which medication would best fit you over the internet. My best suggestion is… First try out “over-the-counter medication” such as Benzol Peroxide. If that does not solve your problem, you need to see a local dermatologist. These medications treats Acne Vulgaris and also Propionibacterium acnes, which are caused from bacteria. You need to wash the face with disinfectant soap/face wash EVERYDAY.

Other possibility includes:
-genetics ( your uncle Phil, your aunt Lisa, your grandpa/grandma)
-puberty(from increase in hormones)

Alternatives for adults still encountering Acne:
- Injections
- Pills
- Laser Skin Treatments

“Pimple Marks”
Pimple marks we call “Acne scars” these aftermath scars are caused because you agitated your inflammations. Either making them more red, or just popping them out. You can get rid of those scars by bleach cream. The most common is [Hydroquinone] 4% USP. As a dermatologist, the most common I prescribe is “Lusta-AF (4% USP) w/sunscreen” I suggest if you are interested in getting rid of aftermath scars, you need to use bleach cream and STAY INDOOR. Sunscreen or not, these medications will mess up your skin even more if you are exposed to sunlight.

James asks…

How do you maintain a beautiful, flawless, pimple-free back?

I am having a very bad skin on my upper back lately. There are pimples also and it seems like it’s getting worse. My back wasn’t like this before. Do you have any beauty tips to have a beautiful, flawless and pimple-free back? Thanks for your tips and pieces of advice in advance.

admin answers:

Hi Toni, Haven’t seen you around in a while. Sorry to hear you are having trouble of this kind. There are about a million different products that you can buy specifically for this kind of problem. Some will work and some won’t. The problem is that no one knows for sure exactly what your problem really is and what is causing it. A lot of the answers that you have already received suggest that you are suffering from acne.

While your problem may not be acne, it is worth your while to review what acne actually is and what causes it and how to treat it, because topical ointments and other treatments may eventually solve the problem but they don’t address the underlyng issues. Here is a link I think you should check out before you do anything else.


This article in Wikipedia will detail what the causes and the results of acne are and suggest what to do as a follow-up if these treatments don’t work.

Basically what it boils down to is hygiene. You have developed areas on your back where the pores are clogged with a substance called sebum which amounts to skin oil along with a clot of dead skin cells.

The best treatment for this is to get yourself a good back-scrubber – one that is referred to as an exfoliant brush or scrubber. Use this with a good brand name anti-bacterial soap on your back only – not on your face or other tender parts of your body. Over a period of time you should see some results from this treatment, but if you don’t see some improvement over a period of two to three weeks, then you should probably best go to see a dermatologist for some expert advice.

As I said at the beginning, there are tones of topical ointments, creams, clensers, etc that claim to be the magic cure-all, but before you start investing a lot of money in magic cure-alls, try just investing some time, effort and a little common sense in treating this condition and I think you will find that it will go away on its on.

Of course, you should not cease the treatment once the condition is cleared up. One of the areas that is hardest to take care of is our back, and so investing in some tools and some basic clensers for your back seems to me to be the wisest choice.

I wish you the best of luck and I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. Good luck and best wishes, Papadoc

Sharon asks…

Is my skin supposed to peel while using medications for rosacea?

I’ve had my dentist and my hair stylist both tell me my skin shouldn’t peel since it’s already sensitive as it is, even though the side effects of the medication include burning sensation, peeling, etc. I’m worried that the dermatologist might be prescribing me those medications just to get me to come back when things get worse. Should I continue treatment, or seek help elsewhere? He gave me a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash, and prescribed me Aczone as well as Tazorac.

Any help is appreciated :)

admin answers:

Your skin is peeling because you are using Tazorac. Tazorac is a topical retinoid medication. “The mechanism of tazarotene action in acne vulgaris is not defined. However, the basis of tazarotene’s therapeutic effect in acne may be due to its anti-hyperproliferative, normalizing-of-differentiation and anti-inflammatory effects. Tazarotene inhibited corneocyte accumulation in rhino mouse skin and cross-linked envelope formation in cultured human keratinocytes. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown.”- from Tazorac insert. I use Tazorac and I had peeling going on for a couple of weeks (2-4 weeks). After that, my skin looked absolutely flawless. Please make sure the use sunscreen because your skin will be very photosensitive. I would be very cautious on using Aczone. Aczone is an antibiotic and should be used carefully. You definitely don’t want to develop any drug resistant strains of p. Acnes. Good luck!

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