Acne (Pimples) - Controlling Your Acne

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What are other things you can do for acne? Are there any home remedies for acne?

  • Cosmetics: Don't be afraid to hide blemishes with flesh-tinted cover-ups or even foundation, as long at it is water-based (which makes it noncomedogenic). There are many quality products available.
  • Facials: While not absolutely essential, steaming and "deep-cleaning" pores is useful, both alone and in addition to medical treatment, especially for people with "whiteheads" or "blackheads." Having these pores unclogged by a professional also reduces the temptation to do it yourself.
  • Pore strips: Pharmacies now carry, under a variety of brand names, strips which you put on your nose, forehead, chin, etc., to "pull out" oil from your pores. These are, in effect, a do-it-yourself facial. They are inexpensive, safe, and work reasonably well if used properly.
  • Toothpaste? One popular home remedy is to put toothpaste on zits. There is no medical basis for this. Ditto for vinegar.
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Comment from: honey, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 15

I have used St Ives scrub (blemish), Neutrogena, Tretinoin and Tidact.

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Comment from: mom, Female (Caregiver) Published: December 16

I tried castor oil on my daughter's acne. It works. Coat your acne area, use steamer to steam for 10 min, and go to bed. Next morning, the acne is so much better.

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