Acne Q&A

My acne is all around my mouth and chin, which I've heard is from hormonal causes. what is the best way to treat this?

Pimples on the chin and around the mouth are frequently triggered by wrong cosmetics, wrong diet and dependent on hormonal fluctuations. Start with low percentage medi...
Asked by Emma

Why is my face red all of the sudden ? and I can see my acne but another second you can't see my acne ?

Hi. Redness of the whole face can be related to many reasons. It can be cause by products that are too "strong" for your skin, over washing of the skin or excessive su...
Asked by Diana

I have a very bumpy forehead what can I do about this?

Pimples on the forehead are very common. You need to start with washing your hair every day. In addition, you need to use, every evening, an effective anti-acne treatm...
Asked by Brianna

I have a scab on my chin that came from picking at a large acne spot. I don't know how to prevent these in the future or get rid of my current scab. please help.

The best treatment of a brown scab on your face would be an antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin. These ointments will fight the bacteria and in parallel provide hum...
Asked by Jayna

Hi, does microdermabrasion work for clearing acne and acne scars?

Hi. Unfortunately microdermabrasion does not help with active acne (red pimples) or with acne scars. Microdermabrasion is a good option when one has only comedones (wh...
Asked by Jojo

What is the best acne brand that clears acne with a week or so?

Hi. Unfortunately there is no drug on earth that will clear acne in one week. Even the most powerful anti-acne drugs, like accuatne, will need 3-5 months to control ac...
Asked by Nimi

Should I eat fruit, because it contains lots of sugar which may cause breakouts?

You are absolutely right - fruit contains a lot of sugar. Neverthelss, fruit provides you with fiber and many vitamines that are good for your skin health. Thus, eatin...
Asked by Gunnar

Does Epiduo help acne only or does it also help the scarring?

Hi, Carolina. The main ingredient in Epiduo is benzoyl peroxide. The purpose of this gel, as with all other anti-acne gels and creams, is to prevent the appearence of ...
Asked by Karolina

I'm close to being a crater face !! what are some tips to prevent it?

Hi. If you are concerned about acne scars ("craters"), the best is to treat your active acne. If you will have less red inflamed acne pimples you will have at the end ...
Asked by Angela

Acne started to come back all over again and even worse after stopping oral antibiotics. What should I do?

Hi. Oral antibiotics help while you take them. To get a long-term effect you to keep using your topical anti-acne creams after you finish taking your oral antibiotics....
Asked by Kyra

How to treat body acne?

Back acne (bacne) is frequently caused of over sweating and skin friction. If you are sitting many hours per day, the heat, sweat, and friction in the lower back will ...
Asked by Meryl

Should I buy a derma roller for acne scars?

Derma rollers are not the best for people with acne. If you have active acne they can spread the bacteria, and cause more acne breakouts. In some cases, Derma rollers ...
Asked by Rachel

I have acne prone skin and breakout a lot. Which makeup ingredients I need to avoid?

When choosing makeup, it's best to look for products from a reputable company that are labeled oil-free and non-comedogenic (= tested not to clog pores) . "Mineral bas...
Asked by Vanessa

Can I drink almond milk without causing a breakout?

Definetly. Almond milk is actually the best alternatives to cow's milk for people with acne prone skin.
Asked by Gunnar

Can I expect to see a difference if I don't eat properly??

Hi. You definitely can see improvement in your acne when you eat properly. There is now clear evidence that cow's milk, including skim milk and dairy is related to mor...
Asked by Amy

Can I break out from a salad?

The answer is probably not. Vegtables are very good for your skin. Vegetables, have lots of vitamines that help build your new skin cells and protect them form envorme...
Asked by Gunnar

Is it safe getting Air brush tanning for acne ? will it make acne worst ?

The chemicals used in air brush tanners contain harsh chemicals, that can irritate your skin and block your skin pores. If you have active acne piples make sure that t...
Asked by Diana

My doctor prescribed antibiotic pills, it left me with serve acne scars will I be put on accutane?

Unfortunately , Roaccutan does not help with acne scars. It only help with active acne. To treat acne scars there is a need to consider treatment with micronnedles RF....
Asked by Karolina

What is the best sunscreen for acne probe skin?

When you have acne you need to use an oil free sunscreen with a lower SPF. SPF 15 is optimal. Suncreens with higher SPFs are usally heavier can clog your skin and have...
Asked by Keara

I have acne for 2 years is it normal ?

Acne prone skin lasts on average 8 years. Thus, it is not a good idea to do nothing and wait until its over. Acne can always be controlled. Everybody with acne needs t...
Asked by Diana

Why do I break out on my cheek a lot ? and redness

There are internal and external causes for acne breakouts. The internal are your genetics, hormones and stress levels. The main external causes for acne breakouts are ...
Asked by Diana

How do you reduce inflammatory hyper-pigmentation?

There are several causes for hyperpigmentation. If you refer to hyper pigmented acne pimples you need to start with the control of your active acne. Use your MDacne ap...
Asked by Austin

How can I minimize my sugar spike after eating sugary foods?

Unfortunately - eating sugary foods causes sugar spikes. It seems that you need to switch to natural sweets such as figs and dates. These types of sweets can satisfy y...
Asked by Gunnar

What is the best treatment for pitted acne scars?

It seems that the best treatment for pitted acne scars is fractional microneedles radiofrequency. These systems use very thin and very sharp needles (0.3mm) that are i...
Asked by Katia

My face is very oily so I wash it twice a day but I seem to get pimples on certain areas like my cheek and chin of my face although I stick to a diet and everything do you know what it could be ?

Cleansing and diet are only a part of a good anti-acne routine. To get the best results you need to use an effective anti-acne gel. The best choice is usually benzoyl ...
Asked by Carysa

Will makeup worsen my acne?

Wrong makeup can definitely make acne worse. If the makeup is oily it can clog the skin pores and cause more breakouts. Take a look at the link bellow for details. You...
Asked by Natalie

I have acne scars how do I get them away fast

There are 3 main types of post acne signs. Brown spots, pink spots and “real acne scars”. The first two are just "color" and can be treated with over the counter white...
Asked by Coral

Does acne make ur face look darker and less raidiant? if so why?

Acne will not make your skin darker. Nevertheless, healed single pimples may transform into brown spots (=hyperpigmentation). To prevent these brown spots, everyone wi...
Asked by Natalie

What are some DIY/natural ways to fade acne scars?

Unfortunately, there is no way to get rid of acne scars naturally fast. There are 3 main types of post acne signs. Brown spots, pink spots and “real acne scars”. The f...
Asked by Kelsey

How do you naturally get rid of acne scars fast?

Unfortunately, there is no way to get rid of acne scars naturally fast. There are 3 main types of post acne signs. Brown spots, pink spots and “real acne scars”. The f...
Asked by Lilah

Will 3 slices of white bread cause a breakout?

In general, it is believed that white flour can make acne worse. As far as I know, there is no research on the effect of a single meal with 3 slices of bread. It is po...
Asked by Gunnar

I have a red dot that's leftover from a pimple. it's not a pimple anymore but it's been there for a few months and it won't go away - I've tried everything! Is there anyway to make it go away and what is it?

Hi. Pink spots are caused by dilated capillaries in the skin. These pink spots you see will usually fade without treatment 3 months after acne is controlled. All you n...
Asked by Sasha

hi I had a spot but it was just filled with liquid so I pooped it and it hasn't dried out it just form a yellow layer that just falls off how do I treat it

Pimples can contain pus= yellowish liquid. This pus contains dead white cells and bacteria. If there is still liquid in this pustule/pimple you can try to drain it. (h...
Asked by Katie

Can azelaic acid increase hair on my face?

Azelaic acid is a well-known inhibitor for 5%-reductase, and is, therefore, able to inhibit the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Reduction of the d...
Asked by Laura

In which order should I apply my anti acne and cosmetic products?

Great question. Always start with your cleansing (toning and exfoliating). Follow up with your targeted anti-acne products. Finish with your oil-free sunscreen or mois...
Asked by Martina

I consume no dairy at all because it triggers my acne, do I get enough calcium now?

Hi, Gunnar. There are plenty of non-dairy foods that contain calcium. Some good examples are almond milk, canned fish (sardines, salmon) soybeans, soy products (tofu) ...
Asked by Gunnar

Is the clarisonic good?

Cleansing your skin with an ultrasonic brush like the ones by Clinique or Clarisonic can be beneficial if used properly. It is definitely NOT a good idea to use it on ...
Asked by Riya

I ate lower dose than prescribed of erythromycin(prescribed 2 pills twice a day for 2 months,I ate 2 pills twice a day for 4 months)...my acne came back after stopping pills...what should I do?

Hi. A relapse after stopping oral antibiotics is very common, especially, if you took the pills for only 2 months. To get the full effect of antibiotics there usually ...
Asked by Riya

I am not being about to use anti-acne creams...I have tried many different ones(benzoyl peroxide,retinoids,azelaic acid)...I have sensitive fragile skin?

If your skin is dry and flaky after benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, it’s more probably irritation due to your sensitive skin. A few suggestions. Please redo analy...
Asked by Riya

I had an acne scab and I picked it and now there is a dent in my face and the skin is discoloured how can I get rid of it

Post acne brown spots can be treated with over the counter whitening creams. These usually contain Kojic acid, Arbutin or hydroquinone. Look in the Tips/brown spots se...
Asked by Katie