Acne Q&A

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

Should I use exfoliating cleansers for my acne?

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My acne is gone now — can I get rid of these post-acne spots?

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I'm 16 years old and my skin gets super oily a couple of hours after I wash it. Please help!

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I have closed comedones all over my face —they've been there for more than two years. I have tried many things to get rid of them, but do you have any suggestions?

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How does blue light for Acne work? Is it any good?

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What are the best methods to get rid of pimples overnight?

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I wash my face every night, but I just can't get rid of my zits. Why?

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Why is MDacne better than other acne treatments with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?

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Should benzoyl peroxide be applied all over the face or just on the active acne lesions?

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Shaving bumps: Is there a way to get rid of them for good?

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Should I use birth control pills for my acne?

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Is it normal for acne to leave a spot on your face, even after it's gone? Is that scarring? Can I get rid of it?

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Is it okay to cover my acne with makeup as long as I wash it off every night and morning?

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I popped a large pimple on my face and now I have a cyst-like bump that does not go away. Why?

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Does dry skin cause acne?

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

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I’ve lots of acne scars and large pores. How can I rid of it?

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Does smoking cause acne?

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Is bacon bad for my acne?

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Can Proactiv reduce my acne scars?

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Is it true that blackhead removal strips make my pores bigger?

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What is benzoyl peroxide? Who invented it?

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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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What is the best way to squeeze a pimple?

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I have a daughter who is 11 years old. How can I help her to stop her acne?

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How can you go to sleep with no acne and wake up to 3 or 4 pimples that just show up overnight?

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How do I get rid of eczema without accidentally inflaming my acne?

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Should I use toothpaste to heal my pimples?

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How can I remove my hyper pigmentation?

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I'm in my 50s and have been diagnosed with rosacea. What's the possible treatment?

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Can I use my anti acne products in the shower ?

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What foods can make acne worse?

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Can using the wrong toothpaste cause acne?

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Does a lemon juice, organic cinnamon and raw honey mask work for acne?

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Does salt cause acne?

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

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What are your thoughts on Mario Badescu Drying Lotion?

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What’s the causes for breakouts out of nowhere?

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Is it possible to treat acne with lasers?

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Is there a connection between the food I eat and my acne?

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