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Acne on face, scars. Natural remedies?

Hi, you can call me for short. I really won t go this far if my problem isn t really serious. I am having a severe acne problem plus some scars on my face. I feel so degraded whenever I go out on a crowd because I m too ashamed of my facial problem. I just wanted to ask if do you know any remedies to it and I mean natural remedies because I don t really trust synthetic remedies for my face. I tried to put on some facial scrub and mask on my face which I started last month. I also bought a Salicylic acid and havn t use it yet because I m a bit uncertain about it s effect. I tried taking vitamins like Vit C. and Vit E. to boost the effect of the reparation. I didn t have this problem before until the year I went to US of A to be a part of an Exchange Program. I lived in Tennessee for some reason I m like suspecting that maybe the Climate did affect and triggered my acne scare. I will appreciate your reply and I will be glad to wait for it. Thank you Dr.
Asked On : Sat, 5 May 2012
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thanks for using Health Care magic .

I would be pleased to answer your question
In that case here is an over the counter regimen for acne that works quite well:

1. Use a salicylic acid face wash (e.g. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment) to wash your face, gently massaging it in for 1-2 minutes before washing off.

2. Clearasil Stayclear Tinted Acne Cream applied twice a day over the pimples. Be careful not to apply too much. There may be slight redness and flaking of skin, but this is normal. Do not apply on non pimply skin.

3. Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment Vanishing Cream: This can be applied safely over the entire face (barring around the eyes and mouth) once at night. Apply a think film, do not rub. This will prevent new pimples from coming and must be used daily for 2-3 months.

4. Omega three fatty acid capsules: Take one morning and evening after meals for 2-3 months.

5. An antioxidant containing beta carotene or lycopene taken twice a day daily for 12 weeks.

6. Lastly some general precautions - Do not pick or burst lesions, this causes scarring; do not touch your face unnecessarily; avoid hair oil application; limit sunlight exposure especially between 10 am & 4 pm.

7. A word on diet - though there is no conclusive evidence it is a good idea to cut down on very oily & sweet foods.

Hope this helps!
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