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Skin Care Tips For Acne

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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I have been suffering from acne for the past two years that do not show improvements with rejuvenating skin products and lifestyle modifications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from acne for two years. I researched a lot on how to prevent it from worsening, like changing pillow cases and bed sheets, but I see no progress on my skin. I also try to drink lots of water but still no improvements. I also tried several skin products and rejuve...  Read Full »


Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is common in the age group between the ages of 15 to 30. It is a natural or normal physiological process due to changes in hormone levels during puberty or the growing body. Every individual is different. Some may experience more acne, and some people with no ac...  Read Full »

Kindly provide effective treatment for my chronic pimples.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old boy dealing with chronic pimples that have been affecting my confidence and causing rejection, especially in college drama circles. The consistent breakouts have taken a toll on my self-esteem and impacted my participation. I feel rejected due to my skin condition, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. The issue you are going through is acne vulgaris. They usually occur due to reasons including genetic susceptibility, where the condition runs within the family, due to hormonal fluctuations, which can happen during any...  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 »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

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 acne-prone and combination skin. What skincare to use?

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 »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

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 have a lot of acne on my face. How can I get clear skin without using medications?

Query: Hi doctor, My face has developed different grades of acne, and I am currently using skin whitening cream. My face has become darker due to acne, I guess. Now, I am staying in a place during the winter season. Any suggestions to have clear skin? Something like a daily routine on health or anything. C...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Let me give you some information regarding acne. Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, pilo-hair, and sebaceous, oil-producing gland. These pilosebaceous glands are densely distributed over the face, neck, chest, back, shoulder, and ar...  Read Full »

I have recurring acne that causes excessive pain and spreads rapidly. How to manage this?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing acne for seven years and I have taken treatments from several dermatologists, but the acne reoccurs after six months following the treatment. And I have cysts and pustules that pop on their own and there is pus discharge from these for a few days. They are too p...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq for your medical needs. I have read your concern. Acne is a chronic problem that requires a longer duration of treatment with a waxing and waning course. In your case, the treatment of choice is tablet Isotretinoin but since yo...  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 »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. Do not use hair oil and any sticky cream on the face. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. Avoid dust; use sunscreen above 30 SPF (sun protection factor). Any cream, do not rub it ...  Read Full »

Which lotion would help me get rid of pimples and make my face fair?

Query: Hello doctor,I do not usually have pimples, but I began to get pimples ever since I started using vitamins C and E skin lotion. Now I switched to other lotion and soap, but the problem worsens. My face appears rough. What lotion can I use to get a fair face?  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stress, hormonal imbalances, diet, and weather all play a role in acne. Acne may also flare due to oily, greasy creams or sunscreens that one may be using. I suggest you keep your skin as clean as possible without over-drying it and use a gentle cleanser, face was...  Read Full »

I have a wheatish tone and the skin tone on my face is uneven. I also have acne. Kindly suggest suitable remedies.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a wheatish tone, but the skin tone on my face is uneven especially from the nose to the chin. I also have acne. Please suggest any suitable remedy for this.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq for your medical needs. Apply sunscreen cream with SPF (sun protection factor) 50 regularly as the uneven skin tone can be due to exposure to the sun. Secondly, apply a good moisturizing lotion containing cetyl alcohol twice a ...  Read Full »

How to cure acne that has been there for 17 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and have been suffering from acne for the last 17 years. Can you please help me?   Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would need oral retinoid treatment from your dermatologist for four to five months for the treatment of acne. Have you taken any treatment previously?   Read Full »

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