Acne Q&A

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about acne in one place.

Does taking Vitex help with hormonal acne?

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A Dermatologist gave me antibiotics (Trimethoprim) for my scarring and the only thing they are doing is making me get big, swollen cysts?

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Why is my acne concentrated on my cheeks/chin area and what is the best treatment for moderate/severe acne?

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What is the best acne treatment 2018 ?

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Can rose water help my acne?

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I only have acne in my forehead... why?

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If dimethicone is bad for acne, but is in most makeup primers, should I keep using the primer?

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I put coconut oil in my hair, then teach my aerobics class and the sweat from my head drips down my face. Should I shampoo my hair before teaching?

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What's the most common acne myth/misconception that you come across with your patients?

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Does instant ramen cause more acne?

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If I work out and need to wash my face during the day do I use the day cream again?

Removing the sweat after sports is important. If you workout during the day, you need to wash your face imediately after. If your skin is dry, you can reapply your mor...

Does topical Vitamin A help with acne?

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What's a good anti-acne cream?

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How do you get rid of a big whitehead that looks like there is something in it? I can't pop it because it's next to my lip!

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I have used 10% BP for spot treatment. When I tried 2.5% all over the face, it wasn't working, and may have caused MORE breakouts just within a day (It was Neutrogena's on the spot treatment). What's the best/most recommended BP treatment?

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What is difference between BHA and AHA, Beta Hydroxy Acids and Alpha Hydroxy Acids?

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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 any way to make it go away...and what is it?

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Can I break out from a salad?

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I was prescribed erythromycin (Two pills twice a day for two months), but I ate two pills twice a day for four months. My acne came back after stopping the pills...what should I do?

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Is it ok to use OTC face masks? will it break me out?

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How should I be using benzoyl peroxide vs salicylic acid?

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What is the best type of makeup to use for acne prone skin?

Here are some articles that will help you choose the right makeup for your acne prone skin: https://www.mdacne.com/article/using-makeup-to-cover-a-breakout https://www...

What are some makeup brands that don't irritate acne?

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Is it safe to get an airbrush tan when you have acne? Will it make acne worse?

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How do get rid of acne scars without the help of a dermatologist?

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I have acne and eczema. I've tried everything from masks to anti-acne creams, but my eczema keeps getting worse!!!

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is it common to have acne while on the implant nexplanon I've never had acne in my life until now

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Does dairy cause acne?

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Can I use face masks while using MDAcne?

Masks are not an effective treatment for acne. Exfoliating masks over irritate the skin and can cause more breakouts. Hydration masks are OK but should be not used not...

Should I get a tool to remove my blackheads, like an extractor?

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Benzoyl peroxide burned my neck area and I am peeling, dry, and tight.

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I'm a 14 year old female and going to the dermatologist today. What are the best meds to be put on?

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Can artificial tanning (tanning beds) cure my acne?

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How often should I re-apply my moisturizing sunscreen?

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Can you recommend a makeup brand that doesn't make acne worse?

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Is there an alternative to Accutane that has fewer side effects?

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Do probiotics cause acne?

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What’s the difference between adult acne and acne in teens?

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Is epiduo really that good?

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If u get your eyebrows waxed can u get acne on your forehead ?

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