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Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi,
I have a severe skin problem...i get a lot of pimples and and have lot of marks on my face.. i have tried a lot of creams anti marks and fairness under medication and under non medication​.. but nothing is working. can you please suggest a simple daily routine creamand face wash for me so the acne can be in control and marks can be reduced. also a sun screen.. i have used few in the past like lashield and uvedge for sunscreen and some creams under medication​ for spots..but they stop working aftr sometime.. this has also made my skin darker.. please help..
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Salicylic acid facewash, acnemoist cream and faceguard sunscreen gel

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
For acne you can use salicylic acid facewash twice daily and use acnemoist cream as a regular cream for yourself.
As far as sunscreen is concerned you can go for faceguard sunscreen gel.
Moreover I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 19 hours later
Hi .. please see the pics.. i am just 27... please also tell.me which face wash would suite.. I will buy the products as soon as possible.. please confirm after checking the pics.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Management of acne

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photographs.
I would recommend you to go for facecare facewash twice daily and use acne moist cream as a regular cream.
Use face guard gel as sunscreen gel during the day time.
For pimples use cream containing combination of benzoyl peroxide and adapelene gel at night for one hour and wash your face.
For marks apply glycolic acid cream 6 percent at night on the pigmented areas.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 days later
Hi did not get a single tube containing both adapelene and benzoyl . So have bought 2.. one is adapelene micropheres and other benzoyl peroxide.. are there any side effects.. can i mix in equal quantity and apply?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Don't mix them both as it can cause irritation, dryness and itching

Detailed Answer:
Don't mix and use both as it can cause irritation, dryness and itching.
Various creams containing this combination are available in the market like minoz BPO gel, epiduo gel or oxidoben gel.
You can use either of the above.
Alternatively you can apply benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel in the morning and adapelene 0.1 percent gel at night for one hour.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 39 minutes later
Actually.. I bought the creams and it was 5% benzoyl peroxide.. i applied it yesterday night.. mixing both in equal quantity..had no issues. let me no if i can continue use.. and how to apply benzoyl peroxide in morning ? before i go out shall i apply and wash off after 1 hr..
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can continue using both creams, no need to use benzoyl peroxide at night

Detailed Answer:
If you have already started with the medicines and have no issues in using it you can continue applying both the medicines in equal quality at night for one hour.
There is no need to use benzoyl peroxide 5 percent gel at night.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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