Skin Acne Treatment

Acne is a skin condition characterized by whiteheads, blackheads, and inflamed red pimples.

Acne forms under the skin and can be caused by a number of issues, such as diet, stress, hormones, dirty oil skin and more. How does acne occur? Acne happens when tiny holes on the surface of the skin, called pores, become clogged. Each pore is an opening to a canal called a follicle, which contains a hair and an oil gland.

Normally, the oil glands help keep the skin lubricated and help remove old skin cells. When glands produce too much oil, the pores can become blocked, accumulating dirt, debris, and bacteria.

Symptoms:

  • Blackheads
  • Crusting of skin eruptions
  • Cysts

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 Healed
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About two years ago i started to break out on my back with these really stubborn pimples that eventually spread over my entire back. I have tried several over the counter acne treatments and nothing seemed to be working for me. I ended up with hideous scars all over my back that would not go away not even with skin ....
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Throughout high school, college, and the recent years after college, I have had a lot of stress and a busy lifestyle. This increased amount of stress contributed to acne developing and worsening. When I was lazy and went to bed without washing my face, it would be obvious the next day or two with new white heads and pimples showing ....
 Helped a little
I have acne on my face and that affected me a lot. My older sister is an expert on this issue, so she took me to see the doctor. The doctor said that is because my oily skin and I do not do the clean work aften. I never use cleaning cream before, I simply use the water. So the ....

Treatments and Results View All Cases


Category
Name Average Result Healed Helped
a Lot
Helped
a Little
No Change Made Worse
All Treatments (average)
3.6
(80)
13 44 9 9 5
Diet and Weight Management
Diet Management
3.8
3 1
Drugs and Supplements
Benzoyl Peroxide
4.5
1 1
Drugs and Supplements
Minocycline
4.0
1
Drugs and Supplements
Antibiotics
3.0
1 1
Drugs and Supplements
Vitamins
3.0
1 1
Drugs and Supplements
Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser Mask
1.0
1
Exercise
Walking
5.0
1
Exercise
Aerobics Exercises
4.5
1 1
Exercise
Change of Sleeping Position
4.0
1
Exercise
Exercise
4.0
2
Exercise
Biking
4.0
1
Exercise
Running
4.0
1
Exercise
Swimming
4.0
1 2 1
Therapy
Rest
4.0
1
Therapy
Massage Therapy
4.0
1
Topical
Skin Lightener
5.0
1
Topical
Acne Free
5.0
1
Topical
Sulfur
4.5
1 1
Topical
Essential Oils
4.5
1 1
Topical
Alcohol Solution
4.3
1 2
Topical
Exfoliation
4.0
3
Topical
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
4.0
1
Topical
Noxzema Cream
4.0
1
Topical
Pore Scrub
4.0
3
Topical
Salicylic Acid Soap
3.7
1 4 1 1
Topical
Lotion
3.7
2 1
Topical
Cocoa Butter Cream
3.5
1 1
Topical
Glycolic Soap
3.5
1 1
Topical
Witch Hazel
3.5
1 1
Topical
Scarfade Scar Gel
3.5
1 1
Topical
Clay Cleansing Mask
3.3
2 1
Topical
Proactiv
3.2
1 2 1 1
Topical
Skin Ointment
3.0
1 1 1
Topical
Antibiotic Ointment
3.0
1 1
Topical
Shea Butter Creams and Soaps
2.0
1 1
Topical
Chemical Peel
2.0
1 1
Topical
Bio Oil
1.0
1
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