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can you please attach a picture of acne?
did you doctor told it is acne and not something else?
do you smoke?
Determining the most effective course of treatment for acne involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient. Treatment of acne is aimed at counteracting follicular hyperproliferation, increased sebum production.
topical retinoid is usually first line treatment, then using benzoyl peroxide, topical clindamycin, oral clindamycin or oral doxycycline depending on stage of acne lesions.
you should get appointment with your primary care provider or dermatologist to prescribed one of above medications.
using multiple cleaners would not help
Oil-based cosmetics may contribute to the development of acne. Oils and greases in hair products can also worsen skin lesions. Water-based or "non-comedogenic" products are less likely to worsen acne.
People with acne often use soaps and astringents. While these treatments remove sebum from the skin surface, they do not decrease sebum production; frequent or aggressive scrubbing with these agents can actually worsen acne.
thank you for replying.
benzoyl peroxide and topical retinoids. topical clindamycin are usually available over the counter.
i would recommend using topical clindamycin , will also cure bacterial infection ( likely in these pictures )
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