It is tricky to maintain skin that is acne-prone, as one wrong step and pimples start appearing. Some of the most effective skin care tips are, wash your face with a gentle cleanser every day, avoid scrubbing your skin daily, moisturize your skin adequately, and eat a healthy and balanced diet.
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My skin becomes oily in summer and dry in winter, and I also have acne-prone skin. Which moisturizer or sunscreen would be suitable for me?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. My skin becomes oily in summer and dry in winter. I also have acne-prone skin. Recently I used sunscreen but it made my face look darker and sticky. I want to know good skincare for me, for summer and winter. I am using a simple company facewash and it suits ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. My advice: Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications with their consent. You can use a photostable sunscreen Acne-UV (Diethylamino Hydroxyl Benzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bemotrizinol, and Diethylhexyl B... Read Full »
I am an 18-year-old male suffering from severe acne, despite over-the-counter medications. Kindly suggest methods to resolve acne with skin dryness.
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, and my confidence in day-to-day life is very negative due to acne. I have been dealing with acne for years, but it has worsened in the last six months. I have tried everything from Proactiv, some prescriptions, oil cleansing, lemon, and honey. My experience wi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand acne is frustrating. You have grade-four acne, cystic lesion, and nodules. The most effective treatment for grade-four acne is Isotretinoin (Accutane). Isotretinoin is a vitamin A derivative and works great in acne. It acts by shrinking the oil-producing... Read Full »
I have sensitive skin and have been prescribed Epiduo acne cream. Is it safe to use?
Query: Hi doctor, I have sensitive skin and therefore most products irritate me. I started using the dual acne gel which worked amazing for the first month. Now I am not too sure if it works as well. I have been using an acne face wash but I am not sure if it is making my skin any better or worse. I have b... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. You need to know that acne is common at your age. There is frequent exacerbation due to stress, hormones, fast food, and cosmetics. Please use dual gel or cream in very little amounts. They will irritate you if used in large amounts. Anti... Read Full »
I have painful acne on my cheeks. What should I do to overcome it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had acne for five years and am struggling to find any cure. I have tried every product I can think of. My spots are primarily on my cheeks under the skin and are very painful. Do you know of anything that could help? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. 1. Do not use hair oil and any sticky cream on the face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust; use sunscreen above 30 SPF (sun protection factor). 4. Any cream, do n... Read Full »
Can change in diet cause weird breakout around the chin?
Query: Hi doctor, Just recently I have noticed some weird breakouts around my chin area. I am not sure when they started. While I do from time to time experience acne, I do not think what I am experiencing on my chin is not an acne breakout. Because there is no white head or black head present. They are no... Read Full »
Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and according to me they are papular lesions of acne. They are not blackheads or whiteheads. I would recommend you to continue with the birth control pill besides applying Benzoyl per... Read Full »
I have acne with whiteheads, inflammation, and redness on my face. How do I treat it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have acne with a white head, and some develop into pustules. Also, I had inflammation and redness on my face. I was diagnosed with acne vulgaris last year. I went through the treatment for a year. Still, when I did not observe much improvement, I quit seeking treatment and used acne gua... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Going through the history provided from your end, it is acne vulgaris with post-inflammatory pigmentation. It is essential to understand the various causes of acne and the triggers that lead to the formation of acne. Acne vulgaris is caused d... Read Full »
I have pimples, dark spots, and a combination of oily and dry skin. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,I have a lot of pimples and dark spots. When my pimple starts to go away, they leave dark spots, and I also have combination skin, where my skin is really oily and dry sometimes. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. I have seen your query and concern and need to examine your photograph to confirm the grades of acne. 2. Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents, and in adulthood, it involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and is ... Read Full »
I am suffering from acne breakouts on my cheeks and chin. kindly help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing acne breakouts, especially on my cheeks and chin. I have attached photographs for your reference so that you can help me better. Could you please let me know which products I may use to get rid of them, or do I need to take any medication? My skin is dry and sen... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You seem to have grade 3 acne (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity) and I suggest the following oral antibiotics. 1. Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg once a day. 2. Apply Adapalene plus (Benzoyl peroxide) gel apply on acne... Read Full »
How to maintain a skincare routine for acne-prone combination skin type?
Query: Hi doctor, How to maintain a skincare routine for acne-prone skin (combination). What is the skincare routine for me? Currently using a Cetaphil face wash. What is double cleansing? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Having gone through the history provided from your end, the skincare routine for acne-prone skin depends on multiple conditions, including the presence or absence of current acne lesions, post-acne hyperpigmentation and inflammatory reactions... Read Full »
In winters, my skin gets very dry. What cream would suit me?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I am facing pimples problem in and around my nose area on my face. Now, in winters, my skin is getting very dry and also getting white. I want to know which face cream suits me for dry skin. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. At your age, pimples are very unlikely. Pimples seen after 30 years of age is called adult acne, most of the times it is because of a hormonal cause. I am really sorry, I cannot suggest medicines for pimples without seeing your clinical pict... Read Full »