Acne Treatments While Pregnant

Daniel asks…

what exactly does a dermatologist do?and do they really help?

mmm ive had acne for a while now i will be seeing a dermatologist this week….mm do they really help at all??does the stuff they reccomend really work?

admin answers:

We look at you, your skin, and formulate both the diagnosis and a treatment regimen that will fit your age, gender, type of acne, location of acne, other potential drawbacks to the treatment (other medicines, conditions that you might have, desire to get pregnant, sunlight exposure, etc). I know on the surface, it might appear to most that it’s an easy task, but there is a lot more to it than your other answerers make out. (But then, an expert always makes the job appear easy, doesn’t he?). In addition, the dermatologist might locate some other skin condition, while looking at you, that you had overlooked as being “nothing”)

Sharon asks…

How do you get rid of acne?

I have acne and I want to get rid of it before prom

admin answers:

Hi Babygirl.

TREATMENT OF ACNE (Self-Care at Home)

1• Wash once or twice daily with soap and water to remove excess oil from the skin. An acne cleanser purchased over-the-counter in any drug store can also be helpful. Avoid scrubbing too abrasively because this can actually irritate the skin and cause acne to worsen.

2• Over-the-counter acne medications can be used either at bedtime or during the day. Always follow the directions on any acne product.

3• Many cover-up products are available without a prescription to improve the appearance of blemishes while they have a chance to heal. Most work well and should not worsen acne.

4• Some cosmetics and other skin care products, however, can cause acne to worsen. Look for make-up, cosmetics, and skin care products labeled with the word noncomedogenic. This means that it does not cause or worsen acne.

TREATMENT OF ACNE (Medical Treatment)

Many treatment options are available to treat all forms of acne. Medications are the main treatment for acne and usually work well. Several preparations are available over-the-counter, while others require a prescription from a doctor.

1• Over-the-counter medications: Nonprescription or over-the-counter medications for acne are plentiful and can be effective for milder forms of acne. They come in the form of soaps, washes, and cleansers.

…1.a. Many contain benzoyl peroxide, which does two things. First, benzoyl peroxide kills the acne-causing bacteria, which are thought to play a role in acne. Second, benzoyl peroxide can cause drying and flaking off of skin, which can help prevent the pores from becoming plugged. Plugged pores can develop into acne blemishes.

…1.b. Scrubbing excessively with any over-the-counter preparation can actually cause acne to worsen by additionally irritating the hair follicles.

2• Prescription medications: Doctors can prescribe medications when acne becomes moderate to severe or is not controlled by over-the-counter medications. Prescription drugs can be used effectively alone or in combination with other prescription and nonprescription medications.

…2.a. Antibiotics: Antibiotics can be effective in treating most inflammatory acne (papules and pustules). They work by killing the bacteria and also by decreasing the redness and swelling seen in the inflammatory forms of acne.

……2.a.i. Antibiotics may be applied to the skin in the form of gels and lotions, or by way of pills. We now know that using a combination of 2 medications together may be very effective in treating acne. Using a topical antibiotic with topical benzoyl peroxide, for example, may prevent bacterial resistance to the antibiotic. Giving an antibiotic by mouth is often needed for acne that is more extensive, red, and tender.

……2.a.ii. Antibiotics taken by mouth can be associated with more side effects than if applied to the skin and may interact with other medicines such as birth control pills. Sensitivity to the sun can result in a “bad sunburn” in some people who take the antibiotic tetracycline by mouth.

…2.b. Retinoids: Medicines made from vitamin A (retinoids) are useful in treating several types of acne lesions. Topical retinoids are effective in treating the noninflammatory types of acne (blackheads and whiteheads).

……2.b.i. Topical retinoids (applied directly to the skin) help to open clogged pores by creating a mild peeling effect. Drying of the skin can be a frequent side effect. Oral retinoids are reserved for treating the more extensive nodular type of acne or severe inflammatory acne, which has not responded to other treatments. Oral retinoids not only have a peeling effect but also decrease the production of oil.

……2.b.ii. They can also be associated with a number of serious side effects including birth defects in babies of women who become pregnant while taking the medicine. They can also cause elevated blood fats (triglycerides) and damage to the liver. Your doctor may recommend certain blood tests to check for these problems (and to make sure you are not pregnant) if you are given oral retinoids. Depression and suicidal thoughts have been reported while taking oral retinoids.

……2.b.iii. A combination preparation, known as Epiduo gel, containing both the retinoid adapalene and benzoyl peroxide, was approved by the U.S. FDA in December 2008. The once-daily prescription treatment was approved for use in patients 12 years of age and older.

…2.c. Other medications: A doctor may recommend other types of drugs or therapy to improve acne. For women, medications such as birth control pills or certain “water pills” may be helpful. These drugs counteract the acne-causing effect of male hormones. Newer treatments for acne include the use of light or zinc. Your doctor can advise you whether these types of acne therapy might be good for you.

Take Care. Regards.

Laura asks…

when my pregnancy acne goes away, what do i put on it to make my skin tone even again?

I had my baby a month ago and the acne i got from being pregnant isnt gone yet, but i wanted to know when it does go away, what can i put on it to make my skin tone even again, and is there anything i can be putting on there now to help it?

admin answers:

I also had the same problem my son is now eight months and I use to get dark spots on the side of my face/cheeks left from acne. You need a really good skin care product that will keep your face oil and shine free for up to 12 hours to prevent less breakouts. This skin care system ha been proven also to minimize your pores. The larger the pores are the more you produce oil from pores and the more you will have breakouts.Prevention is the key to clear skin. This is what I use so I get less breakouts. Http://cgarcia1.qhealthbeauty.com/produc…
If you have bad pimples then you should be using an acne treatment. Acne treatment is formulated with the right kind of combination to kill the bacteria that is deep down in the pores while regular skin care products only cleanse the surface of face. Http://cgarcia1.qhealthbeauty.com/produc…
Age and food doesn’t cause you to have breakouts. Having bacteria in the pores due to poor cleansing is the main cause. When your pores are clogged with bacteria you need to get acne treatment. How long did you use the proactive? For some people who have lots of bacteria in the pores it may take a while for the formula to get all the dirt and bacteria out. Acne lives without oxygen when you use an acne treatment that’s been formulated to treat acne deep down with oxygen it kills it. Acne dies when exposed to oxygen. You also have to be consistent you can’t miss a day or two you need to be consistent and persistent with the cleaning and give it time for the acne treatment to work deep down. YOu should also be using a microdermabrasion system or an exfoliator that won’t clog your pores. This takes away dead skin cells. Dead skin cells also cause you to breakout because of bacteria that got into the pores. This makes pores smaller which means the smaller the pores the less oil is produced when there are lots of oil produced this collects dirt and clogs your pores. So the tighter your skin is the less breakouts you will have. Http://cgarcia1.qhealthbeauty.com/produc…
I use this lotion which is also the best thing ever invented. Smells so nice and makes your skin feels like satin or velvety. Anyway this helps minimize pores as well. Feel softer smoother skin instantly with Artistry Skin Refinishing Lotion. And improve your skin texture by 52% in 12 weeks. Scientifically proven for their smoothing benefits. In just 12 weeks, skin texture can show a 52% improvement, the appearance of fine lines can be reduced by 48%, and skin can look and feel firmer by 41%. The tighter or firmer your skin are which means smaller pores so less beakouts.
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Treatments For Acne Vulgaris

Sharon asks…

How to reduce the redness off of my pimples/acne?

admin answers:

Acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Acne is not curable, although long-term control is achieved in up to 60% of patients treated with ISOTRETINOIN. It can be controlled by proper treatment, with improvement taking two or more months. Acne tends to reappear when treatment stops, but spontaneously improves over time. Inflammatory acne may leave scars that require further treatment.
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Acne Vulgaris, the medical term for common acne, is the most common skin disease. It affects millions people all over the world. While Acne can arise at any age, it usually begins at puberty and worsens during adolescence. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne. It is also found in some newborns.
The sebaceous glands lie just beneath the skin’s surface. They produce oil called sebum, the skin’s natural moisturizer. These glands and the hair follicles within which they are found are called sebaceous follicles. These follicles open onto the skin through pores. At puberty, increased levels androgens (male hormones) cause the glands to produce too much sebum. When excess sebum combines with dead, sticky skin cells, a hard plug, or comedo forms that blocks the pore. Mild non-inflammatory acne consists of the two types of comedones, whiteheads and blackheads.
Moderate and severe inflammatory types of acne result after the plugged follicle is invaded by Propioni-bacterium acnes, a bacteria that normally lives on the skin. A pimple forms when the damaged follicle weakens and bursts open, releasing sebum, bacteria, and skin and white blood cells into the surrounding tissues. Inflamed pimples near the skin’s surface are called papules; when deeper, they are called pustules. The most severe type of acne consists of cysts (closed sacs) and nodules (hard swellings). Scarring occurs when new skin cells are laid down to replace damaged cells.
The most common sites of acne are the face, chest, shoulders, and back since these are the parts of the body where the most sebaceous follicles are found.
Most doctors work in conjunction with the pharmaceutical and drug companies and the latter is not motivated, so to speak, at discovering a cure for Acne or Aids or Cancer – simply because hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on finding treatments for the symptoms of diseases. Why? Simply because their global aim is to make more profit by creating consumer dependency. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be cured. The average acne sufferer will become more and more reliant on drugs that temporarily calm the symptoms and that means steady income for the drug and pharmaceutical companies.

Some tips:
1. Drink a litre of water per 20 kg body weight daily.
2. Avoid deep fried, oily and spicy foods
3. Eat raw vegetables and keep your defecation normal.
4. Avoid drinking Coffee, tea and tobacco in any form.
5. Never withhold urination at any time.
6. Avoid facial make up as far as possible, instead whenever you feel like having oily face, use a mild soap which is made of 100% vegetable oils or soaps having more than 80% TFM(Total Fat Material).
7. If you are in the habit of using facial make ups, make it a habit to remove them completely before going to bed with a luke warm water using mild soap (never use hot water). Never go to bed with make up.
8. Mixture of little turmeric powder, tomato juice & little lime juice will certainly help your face to glow. Milk cream is also good.

Susan asks…

What could be the cause of my itchy rash?

A few days ago I started to develop a very itchy rash. It is mostly on my arms and legs (the inside of my arms, inside of my thighs, back of calfs, back of biceps).

It looks like little red bumps all over. And it does itch! I don’t know of any different lotions or sheets or food or anything that I have done different lately.

Is this most likely an allergic reaction to something? Or what could it be caused from? I have no other symptoms. But I am freaking out! Any thoughts?

admin answers:

If you have slept in a new location you may have been victim to bedbugs.

If you have been home and nothing new it may be dry skin.

It may be a food allergy – if this is the case try to limit yourself to bland food like sweet potatoes for a day and see if it helps.

It may be dry skin – apply lotion over the body.

You may have poison oak – don’t take a bath.

If you have pets you may have a reaction to them suddenly – take a shower and wash all clothing and bedding. In fact, you should just do this no matter what.

The location of the rash makes me suspect that you may have been exposed to scabies, wash all clothing and see a doctor or nurse. Some hospitals allow you to call the advice line at 8am and request a same day appointment in the urgent care clinic – this will save you the $$ copay of the ER. For some reason scabies are found in nursing homes, and I hear rumor that you can get it from rotting oak branches. If it is scabies you need a really toxic lotion that only the doctor can give you.

If it is fungal – a flat rash with hardened skin, no bumps or obvious breaks in the skin, – put tea tree lotion on it, and possibly get a prescription for fluconizole lotion. Also try using Lotrimin.

If it seems prickly and moves on to become a more fluid filled mass of blistering skin then most likely it’s Shingles – don’t go near children under 1 year old since if it is shingles you can give them chickenpox !!! It’s how the virus has stayed alive for so many centuries. Shingles is treated by doctors. Valtrex is the brand name and there is alternative generic stuff out there for less $$ so if you are diagnosed with shingles I recommend asking for something covered by your insurance or a generic form.
Heat rash makes good sense to me, but just to be safe, take some Benedryl if you are not allergic to anything you know of. If Benedryl makes your rash die down a little, you may be having an allergic reaction. Measure the circumference of your biceps and thighs, arms and calfs, and make note of the size, measure again in the morning if you have not seen a doctor yet. If it has become worse you may need Emergency treatment.

Make a note to take to the doctor which needs to include:
color, size, location, when did it erupt, any changes in the rash since it erupted (like spreading), if it’s painful or tender, list the symptoms like fever, headache or intestinal distress you are having. Have a history of prior allergies on that list, and any history of skin disorders, infections, sexual history, or recent bites by any insect or rodent exposure. Also bring a complete drug history for at least the past 6 months.

To be safe get tested for syphillys and HIV while at the doctors.

It could be anything like, acne vulgaris, dermatomyositis, follicular mucinosis, fox-fordyce disease, lichen planus, mono, vasculitis, pityriasis rosea, polymorphic light eruption, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic keratosis, syringoma, or signs of Lupus. It could also be a reaction to antibiotics, benzodiazepines, lithium, phenylbutazone, gold salts, allopurinol, isoniazid, or salicylates. It could also be a result of Dermatitis, Erythema Multiforme, Herpes simplex or Zoster (aka; Shingles), insect bites, tinea, or ???

John asks…

How too make a pimple go away fast?

hey so i barely ever get a pimple (about 1 every month) and tomorow i have an important event and today a pimple just appeared at the worst poosiible time and its late and i dont have time to go get and pimple cream and i dont have any. i was wondering if their are any home remedies to make it go away over night? ive heard of toothpaste but i dont know if it workss. thanks!

admin answers:

Acne Vulgaris (Pimple) is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Acne is not curable, although long-term control is achieved in up to 60% of patients treated with ISOTRETINOIN. It can be controlled by proper treatment, with improvement taking two or more months. Acne tends to reappear when treatment stops, but spontaneously improves over time. Inflammatory acne may leave scars that require further treatment.
Acne Vulgaris, the medical term for common acne, is the most common skin disease. It affects millions people all over the world. While Acne can arise at any age, it usually begins at puberty and worsens during adolescence. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne. It is also found in some newborns.
The sebaceous glands lie just beneath the skin’s surface. They produce oil called sebum, the skin’s natural moisturizer. These glands and the hair follicles within which they are found are called sebaceous follicles. These follicles open onto the skin through pores. At puberty, increased levels androgens (male hormones) cause the glands to produce too much sebum. When excess sebum combines with dead, sticky skin cells, a hard plug, or comedo forms that blocks the pore. Mild non-inflammatory acne consists of the two types of comedones, whiteheads and blackheads.
Moderate and severe inflammatory types of acne result after the plugged follicle is invaded by Propioni-bacterium acnes, a bacteria that normally lives on the skin. A pimple forms when the damaged follicle weakens and bursts open, releasing sebum, bacteria, and skin and white blood cells into the surrounding tissues. Inflamed pimples near the skin’s surface are called papules; when deeper, they are called pustules. The most severe type of acne consists of cysts (closed sacs) and nodules (hard swellings). Scarring occurs when new skin cells are laid down to replace damaged cells.
The most common sites of acne are the face, chest, shoulders, and back since these are the parts of the body where the most sebaceous follicles are found.
Most doctors work in conjunction with the pharmaceutical and drug companies and the latter is not motivated, so to speak, at discovering a cure for Acne or Aids or Cancer – simply because hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on finding treatments for the symptoms of diseases. Why? Simply because their global aim is to make more profit by creating consumer dependency. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be cured. The average acne sufferer will become more and more reliant on drugs that temporarily calm the symptoms and that means steady income for the drug and pharmaceutical companies.
Some tips:
1. Drink a litre of water per 20 kg body weight daily.
2. Avoid deep fried, oily and spicy foods
3. Eat raw vegetables and keep your defecation normal.
4. Avoid drinking Coffee, tea and tobacco in any form.
5. Never withhold urination at any time.
6. Avoid facial make up as far as possible, instead whenever you feel like having oily face, use a mild soap which is made of 100% vegetable oils or soaps having more than 80% TFM(Total Fat Material).
7. If you are in the habit of using facial make ups, make it a habit to remove them completely before going to bed with a luke warm water using mild soap (never use hot water). Never go to bed with make up.
8. Mixture of little turmeric powder, tomatoe juice & little lime juice will certainly help your face to glow. Milk cream is also good.

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Acne Treatments At Home

Paul asks…

Acne treatments suggestions for adolescent son?

I know that being an adolescent is tough at times. However, Does anyone know of an over the counter acne treatment that works well. This is for my son. We have tried stridex acne pads, creams, facewash cleansers. Should I check with a physcian. He has an increased amount located on his back and face?

admin answers:

You don’t have to buy expensive products to vanish those irritaing acne, you can try different home remedies. Do you know that yoga can cure acne? Try it! It will help your blood circulation increase. Your acne was due to too much dirt,you can try using papaya fruit with lemon. It will help vanish your acne scars. Just mash the papaya, add the lemon juice and scrub it. It’s effectve! There are lots of remedies that you can do to get rid of acne. Just check the site bellow.

Lizzie asks…

What are some good products to remove scars from Acne?

I am a white male and I have had mild Acne for the past 7 years. My Ance is finally going away, but I have noticeable scars from the years of acne. What are some good, preferably cheap, acne scar treatments? Thanks for the help!

admin answers:

Bio oil….it is fantastic for scars and stratch marks etc…its not the cheapest thing to buy but its great and if you know where to get it…its not mega expensive. Try wilkinsons, or ebay, or ever home bargains which is where i get mine from!!

Don’t put tonnes on though as it can seem quite oily! Best off putting it on after cleansing at night…just a little drop.

Helen asks…

How do I get rid of my acne?

I have acne on my forehead, chin, and nose. I have this acne treatment called Nuox and it helps to get rid of the redness but not the pimple or zits. I have heard that if you eat grain it helps but im not positive can someone tell me their technique or a way to get rid of it completely. Thanks!

admin answers:

Here are some natural treatments for pimples:

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

2. Zinc is another popular home remedy for pimple. A couple of research studies have found that zinc is somewhat effective.

3. Garlic juice is an effective way as a natural pimple treatment because garlic is a natural antibacterial agent. It contains sulfur which is nature’s antibiotic.

4. Honey contains potassium, which suffocates bacteria in pimple cells to get rid of pimples faster.

5. Dandelion is very effective in fighting pimple. Use the complete dandelion plant.

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Get Rid Of Acne Fast Yahoo Answers

Linda asks…

how to get rid of pimple spots on face. Also I have a lot of open pores on my face. Can anyone help please?

admin answers:

I am sure you are looking for a fast answer.

I have large pores on my face and know that you should use cold water to wash your face. Hot or too warm water will open your pores!

For getting rid of the pimple spots you also need to try a little prevention. Here are some tips to help get rid of pimple spots:

Avoid oil-based products such as fabric moisturizers, skin moisturizers, make-up and other cosmetics and other products you use at home and on your skin. More oil on the skin aggravates the production of sebum on your skin.
Avoid using products that have the following ingredients:
Arelanonlin
Alcohol
Isopropyl myristate
Sodium lauryl sulphate
Sodium laureth sulphate
Parabens
Mineral oil
Propylene glycol
Avoid eating foods that can aggravate your acne:
Fatty food such as: pork, peanuts, dairy products
Processed foods: white flour, white sugar, canned meats
Excess intake of milk
Alcoholic beverages and too much sugary drinks can deplete the needed vitamins and minerals of the body. And a decrease in these nutrients can increase your chances of getting pimple spots.
Do not pop your pimple/s. If you are lucky to have only a pimple once in a while, avoid popping or pinching it to prevent infection. Break-outs can happen anytime and to anyone, so stop yourself from popping that pimple.
Wash your face twice a day at a maximum. Frequent washing can cause your skin to produce more sebum as water washes away the natural moisture of your skin.
Drink more water to flush out your body’s toxins.
Avoid foods that are too high in carbohydrates that can encourage excess production of testosterone, and this hormone can encourage acne to break-out.
When going outdoors, use sunscreen or sun block to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Pimple spots can be aggravated if not protected properly.
You can get rid of pimple spots by practicing these simple tips on top of your regular treatments. And be sure to ask your dermatologist’s advice about it to be on the safe side.

To help with preventing pimple spots, I know of some great products that give 100 results. You can find out more by e-mailing me at debertsendeavor@yahoo.com

Maria asks…

Colon/ Parasite Cleanse, Liver and Kidney Flush and the CURE to Acne?

I’m beginning a two month Colon/ Parasite and Toxic Cleanse tomorrow (Coloinix and ToxinOut sold Dr.Natura). Followed by a Liver Flush (recipe by : Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D. found in her book “The Cure for all Diseases” Copyright 1995) which I will repeat 10 to fifteen times in two week intervels. I want to know if any of you (especially girls/ woman) have completed these cleanses and have had results. There’s no doubt in me that I will see results, because of the information I have come across especially related to the liver flush and it’s relation to hormonal acne and other problems. I encourage all who are suffering from acne, especially around the jawline to look into this. I would love responses reguarding these subjects as well…

admin answers:

Hi Beatrice

Glad to see someone talking and actually doing some cleanses to rid of the toxins out of the body on this website. This is healing at it’s finest! Awesome! I’m trying to educate people on programs like this to heal any illness or disease. I know you will have much success with these programs. I do 6 cleanses (especially colon) a year including a 30 day juice fast with herb formulas.

I believe DAFFY (yahoo answer guru) has done the drnatura.com program, so she can give you a women’s feedback. Keep us updated on your progress.

I noticed your new to the forum, so getting much (positive feedback) on this forum will be sketchy. We’re trying to educate though.

Best of health to you

Carol asks…

Overnight Remedies for Acne…..?

What are some overnight remedies to get rid of acne? Acne really stresses me out but then I just break out even more and I just want to get rid of it

admin answers:

There are many ways to cure acne. You have to experiment to find what is best for you. Everyone is different, so don’t give up!

You can’t go wrong with washing your face… Of course, this doesn’t always help those severe cases.

The BEST treatment is prevention! My answer is already pretty long, so here is a good link(:

http://m.wikihow.com/Avoid-Acne

I always wash my pillow cases every week or so. It really helps!

I recommend a good, non-comedogenic facewash, so it won’t cause any other breakouts.

Avoid putting things on your face with a scent, such as hand lotion. It wil most likely cause more breakouts. Again, use non-comedogenic products.

Wash your face twice a day, with the hottest water you can stand. Hot water will open those pores for a much more thorough clean. Rinse with cold water to close those pores back aswell!

Now when you are buying face wash.. You will notice there are two main active ingredients to treat acne.
- Salicylic Acid
- Benzoyl Peroxide

Both are very effective treatments. When used together they can be even better. Just make sure to keep your skin moisturized, they will dry your face quickly.

Salicylic Acid – Works by causing the cells of the epidermis to shed properly. This prevents pores from being clogged. The acid is also known to break down black heads as well as whiteheads. It also allows your skin to absorb more benzoyl peroxide.

Benzoyl Peroxide – Removes dead skins cells and fights bacteria. When used correctly, it can also reduce redness. Probably the most effective by far.

Here are some other options if you want to experiment with at-home methods…

Http://m.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-Acne-Treatment

I prefer to use natural products myself. Tea Tree oil has been proven to work as well as Benzoyl Peroxide with less side effects. Although it takes longer to show results. It isn’t for everyone!

Some research suggests vitamins such as A and all of the B Vitamins help with acne. Here’s the link for that.. Http://goo.gl/rnCk1

Like I said before, everyone is different, so give everything a try! Here is a wiki article, for extra info!

Http://m.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Acne

Rubbing Alcohol… Will fight bacteria that cause acne. But alcohol will deffinatly dry that face fast, and potentially cause redness.
* This can actually make acne worse if you dry out your skin… Use in moderation and moisturize often.

To even skin tone and also fight acne I use an Alpha Hydroxy Acid lotion at 10% strength, 3 times a week. It also helps with wrinkles(:

A healthy diet is also very helpful.. But come on, we all know that isn’t easy. Especially when you’re a kid and your parents call the shots on the food! Here’s a link for tips on dieting to improve skin. Http://www.m.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/diet-and-skin

Moisturizing is VERY important for a healthy face. It will prevent a lot of dryness. When you get dryness and cracks in the skin, you are just asking for more acne.
Always remember to use non-comedogenic products.

* If you don’t moisturize, your face will become oily, making you want to touch and wipe your face, spreading bacteria and other crap into those pore! Plus oil is more likely to attract dirt and dust.

Finally, NEVER touch your face. It’s probably the worse thing you can do. Besides popping your pimples… If you pop them, it will make them spread, or even get infected. I don’t advise popping them… But if you really must… Do it the right way! Here is a wiki article.. Http://m.wikihow.com/Pop-a-Pimple

Remember not to be discouraged. Everyone gets acne. It’s normal. You just have to experiment to find out how YOU can control yours. Good luck :)

Feel free to contact me via email on my yahoo profile with any questions you may have.
Vontroxler@yahoo.com

Additional information….
Http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acne#section_5

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Treatments For Acne On Face

Lizzie asks…

How to remove pimple marks on my back and face?

Been to a dermatolgist some time back to get treatment for mild acne ,but it been all clear for the past 4 years .The only thing that i have left is ligth brown marks and i badly want to get rid of so that i can expose my back more often.Any home remedy to make them ligther.

admin answers:

I can assure the best ayurvedic remedy..
Take a tablespoon of cinnamon powder , i tablespoon of turmeric powder and mix with 2 – 3 tablespoon of honey. Make a paste and apply to face .
Keep it for 3-4 hrs and wash with plain water. Dont use soap..
Repeat for 3 days.. U’ll see the change

Thomas asks…

What is the Best Over the Counter Acne Treatment for Mild Acne?

I have acne on my chin and below my nose, but it isn’t that bad. It just really makes me mad because I’m a model, and I hate putting on a lot of cover- up. What is the best over the counter treatment for mild acne? Thank you!

admin answers:

There is a few that I found helpful, it just depends on what type of skin you have. If you have oily skin, try something that has oil-free free written on it, like Neutrogena Oil-Free face wash. This is mainly for mild acne, so that’s why I recommend it.

For skin that tends to dry out, you may want to use a soap like Cetaphil or Dove Sensitive Moisturizing bar. Both help with clearing acne and Dove helps with moisturizing skin.

If you’re in a rush and went clearer skin fast, you may want to apply ice to your acne for thirty minutes, then add on a spot treatment, like Oxy. Oxy had a range of products called Oxy Rapid Action, which is good when you need to get rid of acne in a hurry.

And some other tips:

- Wash your face with your hands, instead of a wash cloth. Doctors have proven that it can make acne and dry skin worse sometimes.

- Drink plenty of water

- Wear makeup that is oil-free or non-comedgience

- Don’t touch your skin

Hope I helped :)

Jenny asks…

How much does a micro dermabrasion treatment cost?

My brother has acne scars his face and want to know how much it is or does our heath insurance cover it?

admin answers:

Usually health insurance doesn’t cover it. I got a bonus of 1500 dollars from work and used it toward treatments for my face. I paid 1200 dollars cash and got 3 photofacial treatments along with microdermabrasions before each one. Along with chemical peels. They will work with you. They helped me out alot. But i did pay alot but got a lot in return with their generosity to me and my problems. They were great. I went to perfect skin center in mesa arizona. :)

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Acne Treatments While Pregnant

Betty asks…

Is it okay to Sugar while on Accutane?

I use sugaring wax for my legs and bikini area, and I want to know if I can continue that when I start my accutane. I already know that my face will be too sensitive to use anything on there.

admin answers:

When my daughter was on accutane it was just her face and lips that was affected with the severe drying and peeling. They gave her a moisturizer for her lips. I think it was called Aquaphor or something like that. I really don’t think your legs are going to be affected with the treatment. I wouldn’t do it if they were just because open skin is an invite for bacteria and sugar would feed the bacteria.

Good luck with the process, although a little painful it was the best thing my daughter ever did. She did it at 16 and they told her most likely she would need another course in a couple of years, but never did. Her skin has been beautiful and completely acne free ever since. She was lucky that she had no scarring. She is now 23 and you would never know she had problem skin. Her acne started about 5th or 6th grade and was small pimples everywhere. We spent so much money on dermatologists through the years and one course of accutane worked miracles. Just keep an eye on your mood and know that it can cause suicidal thoughts in some. We never experienced this and I think it is more common in boys. Also, if you are sexually active, take extra precaution to insure you do not become pregnant. Good luck to you.

James asks…

What is the safest treatment for acne when you are pregnant?

admin answers:

Nothing better than using natural ingrediants so check this out:

Banish Those Pimples Treatment

1Egg beaten
1Teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3Tablespoons fresh mint leaves washed and chopped
1/2Cup plain yoghurt beaten

1. Mix the first 3 ingredients together in a small dish and then into your scalp.
2. While your scalp is getting treated, prepare another paste of yogurt and mint leaves.
3. Wash face well.
4. Pat dry.
5. Apply the mint paste on your face.
6. Leave it on for an hour.
7. Rinse off with room temperature water.
8. Repeat treatment atleast thrice a week for best results.
9. Also, make sure to drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water everyday.
10. Eat healthy and nutritious foods.
11. You will soon be pimple free!

Lizzie asks…

Is taking pill to avoid pregnancy has any side effects?

this is the 7th day of my period.I did sex with my boy friend.since there was no safety I am little bit scary about getting pregnant.sperms had not entered as he took that away.Is it good to take pill.I don’t know it has side effects or not.plz guide me ASAP.whether it will make sure to avoid pregnancy and any effect on periods.plz reply me.

admin answers:

If even he took away, it is possible that some of the semens dropped into you. Nothing can be said for sure. If getting pregnant is really that scary for you, I would suggest you to take a pill. As far as side effects are concerned, pills do not offer 100% guarantee, but I guess you can be 99.99% sure. Most side effects of oral contraceptives are not serious, and occur infrequently. But, there is no consensus about its side effects. You can read the following article if you like. All the best!

1. Survey Finding:: Sixty-one percent of women surveyed believe the Pill causes weight gain.

Fact: Not all birth control pills cause weight gain. An equal number of women tend to gain weight as lose weight while taking a birth control pill. In clinical studies of Ortho Tri-cyclen, women reported no more weight gain than women who were taking inactive pills. Women concerned about weight gain should talk with their healthcare professionals.

2. Survey Finding: Almost half of survey respondents believe women need to take a break from using the Pill.

Fact:: Women don’t need a break from the Pill. “Today, more women are using the Pill and staying on it longer,” said Dr. Thomas. “And, research shows that women do not need to take a break from the Pill.” Healthcare professionals can prescribe birth control pills to healthy, nonsmoking women over 40. But, how long a woman stays on the Pill is something she should discuss with her healthcare professional.

3. Survey Finding: Forty-three percent of survey respondents believe that the birth control pill can be an effective acne treatment.

Fact: Not all birth control pills are clinically proven to treat acne. There is only one Pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration and clinically proven to help reduce moderate acne and maintain clearer skin. In clinical studies, nearly nine out of 10 women who took Ortho Tri-cyclen showed significant improvements in their skin.

4. Survey Finding: Twenty-one percent of women surveyed believe the Pill can cause infertility.

Fact: There is no clinical evidence that the Pill affects fertility. When a woman is ready to become pregnant, she should consult her healthcare professional and stop taking her birth control pills. Most women experience a rapid return to fertility.

5. Risks and Side Effects of Birth Control Pills

The Pill is not for everyone. Although most side effects of oral contraceptives are not serious, and occur infrequently, there are some side effects which can be life threatening. The most serious risks associated with pill use include blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks. These risks are increased if you smoke cigarettes. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially in women over 35. It is strongly advised that women who use oral contraceptive not smoke.
Do birth control pills increase your risk of developing breast cancer? While some studies have reported an increase in the risk of developing breast cancer, the majority of studies have found no overall increase in this risk. If you are concerned by a possible increased risk of breast cancer, talk to your clinician about your personal risk and how it relates to your use of oral contraceptives.

Certain women should never use the Pill, including women who have blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, as well as those who are or may be pregnant.

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Get Rid Of Acne Fast Yahoo Answers

Lizzie asks…

I need help deciding between these two acne treatment creams?

Okay so first off let me tell you about the type of acne I have. I don’t have extreme acne, but I do have a couple pimples on my chin and one or two on my forehead and sometimes I get little bumps on my nose. Nothing extreme. They are the kind of pimples that are sore and don’t have any puss or sometimes they are the ones with the white spot on the top. I know it’s gross, but I think this will help with the decision at the end. Remember, I only have a few pimples right now. I also have sensitive skin. Okay, so the two treatment creams I am deciding between are both by Clearasil. I am not getting an acne face wash because I have tried many of those and they worked for a while but then I think my face became immune to them and stopped working all together. So I have decided to just try Cetaphil daily face wash. It is really good on sensitive skin and cleans your face very well and I have heard putting together a really good face wash and a strong acne treatment cream will work to get rid of acne. The reason I want to get rid of my acne is because I am 15 and I want to start my sophomore year clear-faced. Okay, so the first product is called Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream. It says you start seeing results in as little as four hours, it eliminates dirt and oil while treating acne, and it accelerates delivery of maximum strength acne medication. The next product is called DailyClear Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream. It says it works on existing pimples and ones you feel coming, it’s gentle enough for everyday use, and it contains the highest amount of acne medication without a prescription to help clear acne fast. So the reason I am asking this question on Yahoo Answers is because I don’t know a lot about getting rid of acne and I don’t want to make the wrong decision. Please give me some advice. Thank you so much in advance! P.S. Do not recommend anything else. There are two many options and some things that work for other people will not work for me. I have had luck with Clearasil products in the past, so please just read over the benfits of each product and apply that to my type of acne and then choose between those two acne treatment creams.

admin answers:

Didn’t even read this… Why not just stop eating processed foods and eat right.. Hydrate appropriately and sweat more?

It’s not what you put on you dear… It’s what you’re putting inside.. And please refrain from dairy at all costs.

John asks…

I need an acne solution! PLEASE HELP!?

Ok so I really need an acne solution. I don’t have severe acne it’s kind of mild but I HATE IT! I just want it to go away FAST! I have sensitive skin so if you can recommend a product that works with sensitive skin and gets rid of acne fast and actually works (which is a big deal) then i will choose you as best answer. DO NOT recommend Proactiv because that is very harsh and irritates sensitive skin. Also, please recommend me something that I can buy at a drug store. I don’t want to get a doctors prescription for this. Please recommend some products for me! Thank you! :)

admin answers:

Neutrogena… The type in the clear bottle, product is orange. The face wash.
Then try a acne fighting moisturizer, clean and clear has one. It will keep your skin from drying out, and will help get rid of the acne. Use these two at night, and just splash cold water on your face. There is no reason to wash your face in the morning, unless you’ve been up all night digging ditches, so it only takes away unnecessary oils and will normally make your sensitive skin AND acne worse. Over drying is an ununderstood problem. Most people think the more dried out, the less acne. It’s actually opposite, unless you’re all oily.. This should work. Hope I helped!

Answer mine?

Http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110630145743AA8I4FK

Steven asks…

How to get rid of acne fast ?

Ok, so I have really bad skin. I know there are many cleansers out there to help, but there’s one problem , … I have really sensitive oily skin ! Some cleansers my mom buys makes my skin WORSE !! Ugh! I hate my skin!! I want to get rid of all of my acne within the next month (before school starts back) . Does anybody know how to get rid of my bad acne fast??? (I live in florida, so the heat makes it worse ._.) Thanks :*

admin answers:

I have suffered form bad acne before also!

There are a few products i would strongly recommend!!
- Lavender and tea tree oil
- Panoxyl or sudocream
- Cetaphil
- Aloe Vera
- I have heard of head and shoulders working, but if your skin is sensitive you may want to check up on this product
- Honey is good
- Toothpaste on any large spots
- Glycerin and Benzoyl Peroxide based products are recommended
- The Regimen from the site acne.org (Good for reviews!!)

http://www.acne.org/regimen.html

Other things that help clear up skin is – drinking a lot of water
- Vitamins and certain minerals
- Exfoliating often ( But be gentle with skin )
- Wear sunscreen whenever you are outside
- Clean towels when washing face
- Baking soda with water is meant to be good for a mask ( Put on face for 1 hour )
- Oatmeal crushed up and added to water is meant to be good
- Try and wear oil free makeup or non at all to make sure your pores do not block
- Warm water when washing your face
- There is a salt trick to get rid of any horrid pimples on the link underneath!

Http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061228145219AAzrEjh

Don’t forget that smiling and generally trying to have a good time will reduce the stress factor and that most people have acne during high school!

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