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Best Creams for Acne and Pimples in India

This is a list of the best acne creams in India. Some of these medicated acne creams are available only through prescription. Knowing your options will help you decide which one may work better for you.

These pimple and acne creams come in varying strengths and work on different kinds of acne. For blackheads, you are better off using a salicylic acid pimple ointment or face wash. For whiteheads, exfoliating acne creams such as glycolic acid based ones work better. For cystic acne, retinoids works better.

Acne and Pimple Creams in India

Retinoid cream for acne

retino-a acne creamOur first choice is a tretinoin cream such as Retino-A 0.025% or 0.05%. Retino-A contains a derivative of vitamin A.

Retino-A is an excellent overall and spot treatment for cystic acne – those under the skin bumps that stay there for days together. A tiny amount of Retino-A on the spot suppresses a cyst, usually while it is still under the skin. That way you minimize chances of scarring from a popped pimple.

Using too much Retino-A on a single spot can burn the skin in that area and cause a dark mark. Use a cotton bud (Q-tip) to scoop out a minuscule amount of Retino-A and dab it on the pimple. Read how to use Retino-A safely.

Be aware that Retino-A is a prescription grade product in many countries even if your friendly neighbourhood medical store guy hands it over to you without a doctor’s prescription.

Another retinoid, called adapalene is also very effective in the treatment of acne if used over a few weeks. It is a prescription based product. Read more about adapalene gels here.

Avene Diacneal for acne in India

Avene Diacneal Treatment Care for Acne-Prone Skin is a great alternative to Retino-A. With Retinaldehyde (0.1%) and Glycolic Acid (6%) Diacneal can be used to heal existing acne and prevent new acne breakouts.

You can purchase it at a medical store or online shopping sites. You do not need a doctor’s prescription for it. If you can’t find Diacneal, ask for Avene Triacneal which is the newer formula.

The price of Avene Diacneal in India is Rs. 1300 for 30 ml. The price is justified by the effectiveness since you are getting two of the best ingredients : a retinoid and glycolic acid in a non-comedogenic, gentle base. Availability is a problem in India, but if you can track it down at a medical store, Avene Diacneal is a powerful anti acne treatment.

If you can’t get Avene Diacneal, a cheaper alternative is Yugard cream which helps dark spots, acne and acne scars.

Benzoyl peroxide acne creams

Benzoyl peroxide (BP), although proven to be effective on acne bacteria, has the reputation for causing skin irritation and drying out skin excessively. Because of this many people get discouraged after a short while of BP cream use.

Benzac AC gel for acneThe higher the percentage of benzoyl peroxide, the more the drying and skin irritation. Studies have shown that 2.5% benzoyl peroxide is just as effective as 5% and 10% concentrations. So you do not need to use a stronger version in order to get more benefit out of BP creams.

The most popular benzoyl peroxide gel in India seems to be Benzac-AC gel (Galderma). Benzac AC is proven to reduce bacteria by 94% within 48 hours of commencing treatment. Benzac AC is a water based benzoyl peroxide treatment for mild to moderate acne. Its special formula absorbs excess oil, kills bacteria and does not excessively dry skin.

Benzac AC gel is available in 2.5% and 5% concentrations at price Rs. 67 & Rs. 74 respectively. You can buy benzoyl peroxide creams from medical stores.

Other BP cream options:

  1. Persol (2.5% benzoyl peroxide and 5% benozyl peroxide) gel – price Rs. 27 & Rs. 37
  2. Persol Forte (10% benzoyl peroxide, 5% sulphur) – price Rs. 50
  3. Periac  (2.5% benzoyl peroxide and 5% benozyl peroxide) gel – price Rs. 49 & Rs. 59
  4. Brevoxyl (4% benzoyl peroxide) cream – price Rs. 93
  5. Abenz (5% benzoyl peroxide)  gel – price Rs. 59
  6. Actiben  (2.5% benzoyl peroxide and 5% benozyl peroxide) gel – price Rs. 30 & Rs. 40
  7. Akneroxid (5% benzoyl peroxide) gel – Rs. 35

Benzoyl peroxide has side effects ranging from skin irritation to adverse effects on a developing foetus during pregnancy. Read the accompanying leaflet carefully before using.

Topical antibiotic acne creams

Topical antibiotics such as clindamycin and erythromycin inhibit growth of certain bacteria. In India, topical antibiotics for acne are available as Faceclin, Clindac A, Erytop and Eryacne among many others. It is often reported that topical antibiotics stop working after continued use and acne comes back. Still, topical antibiotics mark an effective first line of defense against acne. These are prescription only acne creams.

Glycolic acid cream for acne

Glyco 6 reviewGlycolic acid (Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHA) helps acne prone skin by exfoliating dead skin cells from the surface. That in turn helps in two ways – it removes dark pimple marks and prevents clogging of pores. So glycolic acid is good for preventing acne as well as removing acne scars.

Glyco 6 (6% glycolic acid), Glyco-A (12% glycolic acid) by MICRO Labs are face creams containing glycolic acid. Glyaha lotion (not Glyaha-HQ) by Shalaks Pharma is a lotion containing 10% glycolic acid. Other options are Decroma-6 by Ranbaxy and Golic both with 6% glycolic acid.

Glycolic acid even in low concentrations can cause irritation, reddening and skin damage if not used properly. Read how to use glycolic acid cream.

If you want to ease into glycolic acid products, a safe try could be AHAGLOW face wash which contains just 1% glycolic acid. This is usually good enough to achieve skin peeling and lighten acne marks over a couple of months. Another glycolic acid face wash in India is Keracnyl which contains about 4% glycolic acid. Read reviews of AHAGLOW and Keracnyl.

All the glycolic acid products mentioned here are available in Indian medical stores.

Salicylic acid pimple creams

Garnier Pure Active Pimple Roll OnThere are far too many salicylic acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid BHA) based acne creams in the market. But that doesn’t justify their effectiveness. Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Pimple Clearing Cream and Garnier Pure Active Pimple Relief Roll On are two popular acne creams with 2% salicylic acid.

Salicylic acid based pimple creams can bring cystic acne to a head, creating pus and eventually a pit hole in the skin from that. Too much salicylic acid can darken the skin around the pimple and these dark marks can stay on for months.

salicylic acid gel in IndiaSalicylic acid works well for blackheads and teenage pimples, but when it comes to cystic acne it may not be enough on its own. Using it in combination with glycolic acid based products (AHA) works well.

An effective 1% salicylic acid gel is Sebonac gel which has received good reviews for acne prone skin. Read more about using Sebonac gel as part of an acne regimen here.

Herbal pimple creams

There are quite a few herbal and ayurvedic pimple creams in the Indian market. Our main grouse with such formulations is that even though such creams contain the right herbal actives to combat acne, they are suspended in a cream base that is invariably comedogenic. Still, some of them work pretty well for mild cases of acne. We have listed some of the best selling herbal pimple creams in India.

Disclaimer: This list is provided for your information only. Some of the acne creams in this list are prescription grade and we do not advise or endorse self-medication. This list is provided so you can discuss treatment options with your dermatologist. We cannot take responsibility for any side effects or harm that may come from your use of this information.

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280 Responses to Best Creams for Acne and Pimples in India

  1. zeeshan zia May 1, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    hi…………
    recently my family doctor(not dermo) adviced me to use CLINMAX GEL for my pimples(the pimple are only in my forehead,some are very small while some are filled with pus)
    also m using sebamed face wash as adviced by u guys(unluckily jus a little improvement,its been over one week……………do i need to give more time to see proper results)
    so wanted to ask u guys is it good to use that cream………………
    also does it give more pimples initially and then things start to get better
    and applying of that cream only on my forehead will still make my whole face sensitive to the sun or will darken my whole face
    thanks

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      AM May 1, 2013 at 8:17 am #

      Hi Zeeshan, Clinmax is a topical antibiotic that kills acne bacteria. Both Sebamed and Clinmax work by targeting the acne bacteria. Sometimes that is not enough. What your skin care routine is missing is an exfoliant like glycolic acid which will slough off dead skin cells, keep pores clean and make Sebamed and Clinmax work better.

      If your skin can tolerate it, start with a thin layer of Glyco-6 every 3rd night. Then after 2 weeks, every 2nd night. Then graduate to nightly application. Do use a sunscreen during the day (recommended Suncote gel)

  2. zeeshan zia May 1, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    does that means i apply clinmax gel along with glyco 6 or should i just apply glyco 6 every 3rd and other days the clinmax gel……………
    should i apply these cream only on the pimples or on whole of my face
    and thnxs for your support………………..

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      AM May 1, 2013 at 10:20 am #

      Clindamycin and glycolic acid together are considered okay, but it could cause irritation. I am not authorized to tell you to reduce the dose of Clinmax, so this is just a friendly suggestion -> skip Clinmax on Glyco 6 nights.

  3. Pras May 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Hi,
    I am using a combo of Herbal face wash (Everyouth Neem face wash) regularly + Fair & Handsome Cream during day + Benzoil Peroxide cream at nights, Please reply me will it cause any side effects, (ie) combo of Herbal + English formulas.

    One more issue with me is when I go to my Native which is very Hot place, I am observing new Pimples are developed & when move to my workstation (Bangalore), I am observing the new ones are going off with less time (with above said creams/face washes). Please let me know what should I follow at my Native to avoid new Pimple marks.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 9, 2013 at 1:24 am #

      None of the products you are using are actually herbal. Check out this post for why Herbal and English remedies are not very different. It is okay to use these products together.

      Your native place is probably more humid and that might be causing stickiness and pimples on the skin. When you are visiting your native, use Torrent Pharma AHAGlow face wash twice a day. That will keep the pores clean and also help with pimples calming down. You can use AHAGlow face wash in Bangalore as well.

    • Rosan May 28, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

      use of fair and handsome blocks the skin pores ….sweat increases and increase the sebum level..avoid this

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 29, 2013 at 10:42 am #

      Thank you for sharing your experience Rosan. This will help everyone.

  4. deepshika May 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    hello…it feels really embrassing to me that i have acne on my arms ,back .
    Large cystic breakouts and nodules often occurs on my shoulder back..it is bacne.i also consulted to the dermatologist ,they gave me some pink lotion like calmine and gel also but it does nt worth it..so please if u will suggestng me any mild soap or lotion which helps to remove my body acne.i will wating for ur reply..

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 10, 2013 at 3:09 am #

      It is difficult to suggest anything without looking at the skin since acne is spread out on the body. You will need to consult a good dermatologist for this.

      I can give you some tips that can help though. When you wash hair, bend your head forward to rinse the off the shampoo and conditioner. Do not let these products touch your shoulders, back or arms. Soaps will not completely clear the skin, but using a soap meant for acne prone skin will prevent further clogging of pores to some extent. You could use one of these soaps for your body. Acnil / Sastid (10% sulphur) / Dermosun (mild 1.5% sulphur). They all contain sulphur which can be somewhat drying to the skin. On days that skin becomes too dry, use Cetaphil Cleansing lotion to wash the whole body.

      Also, avoid the temptation to use any new products unless your dermatologist has suggested them.

  5. Maitreyi May 10, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    hello, i really need to know that is this Glyco 6 available in every medical store and what is the soap or face wash for acne prone skin? thanks

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 10, 2013 at 11:37 am #

      I do know that Glyco 6 is available at medical stores. I’m not sure what you mean by it really being available at every medical store. You have to ask for Micro Labs Ltd (Gratia) Glyco 6 cream. If one medical store doesn’t have it, check another store. See face washes for acne prone skin here.

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    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Tretin c gel good for pimples and acnes

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    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I have small pimples on my face at some places I am using tretin c gel at night and cetaphil as cleansing lotion . is it right treatment

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      This is a good treatment. Was it prescribed by your dermatologist? Is it not helping you? Which other products are you using for the face apart from these? They could be contributing to the acne.

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    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    Tretin c is good than retino a or not

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

      You did not answer any of my questions. I cannot do anything if you won’t help me with the information I need to help you out.

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    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    Yes my dermatologist suggest this and it helps me but my face become red . I am not using any another product

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

      OK. This is a good treatment. It has the same 0.025% tretinoin that Retino-A 0.025% has. In your case, Tretin C’s combination of clindamycin + tretinoin is irritating your skin and causing redness. Also, a broad sprectrum sunscreen is a must with any tretinoin product – Tretin C or Retino A. Your dermatologist should have advised you to use a sunscreen. Not using a sunscreen with Tretin C can cause redness.
      Since Tretin C was prescribed by your doc, I cannot change the prescription. What can help you though, are some tips that will minimize this irritation. Read these steps to using a tretinoin cream safely.
      Which face wash are you using? It is likely that your face wash is irritating the skin too. Tell me clearly what face wash, creams, lotions, toners etc. you are using on your face. Since you also did not describe what Tretin C is doing for your acne problem, I’m assuming it is working fine to keep acne in check. All you need to do is follow steps to keep the irritation to a minimum, so you don’t experience redness.

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    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    I am using Amway face wash

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

      This one seems fine unless it dries out your skin too much.

    • Avatar of Diddah
      Diddah September 11, 2013 at 7:04 am #

      Hi! Am so grateful to you guys for having such a wonderful and helpful website!!
      I have oily skin and for years i have been a victim of acne!My face skin is having several black heads, multiple red bumps some with yellowish soft to crusty material which many times i feel so embarrassed and so tempted to squeeze that out and in return i develop dark scars in my face!

    • Avatar of Diddah
      Diddah September 11, 2013 at 7:07 am #

      Am currently in US pls let me know how i can get all the products u will suggest and if possible without drs prescription! Thanx

    • Avatar of AM
      AM September 11, 2013 at 7:10 am #

      Hi Diddah, you’ve barely landed on Acne Mantra. Don’t worry about buying products just yet. As I mentioned in my welcome message to you, start here: http://acnemantra.com/how-cure-acne/ and take your time reading through the posts carefully. Even if some of the products are not available in the U.S. we can tell you about alternatives. I’d like to remind you that all the information on this website is simply suggestions and is not to be treated as medical advice or guarantee. Good luck!

    • Avatar of Diddah
      Diddah September 15, 2013 at 4:34 am #

      Hi A.M!
      After reading the information you posted in the website i realized am a total mess!!

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    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Ya i am using this for acne treatment

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 15, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      What I’m asking is – are you happy with what Tretin C is doing for your pimples? Is it removing pimples? Do you still get pimples while using Tretin C?

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    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Ya I am still getting pimples on face

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      Hm.. this is what I wanted to know. Then you try one of these 2 things depending on what you like:

      1. Switch to Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion for washing the face and continue to use Tretin C. Leave the Amway one for now. If Tretin C is not helping, then Retino A will not help very much either. You will likely need to use some short-term antibiotics which your doctor can prescribe. Since Tretin C is only irritating the skin and not even clearing the acne, then there is no point using this harsh acne treatment. But you will have to discuss this with your doctor.

      2. Or, instead of Tretin C, (this will have to be your choice, I am only suggesting) use Sebamed Cleansing Foam morning and evening. At night apply Avene Triacneal cream all over the face. Both Sebamed and Triacneal are available at medical stores and you do not need a prescription for these products. If you decide to use this routine, let me know in a week. Then we can add in a suitable sunscreen.

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    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    What meaning harsh

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Harsh acne treatment means something that causes redness, dry skin or excessive skin peeling. Do you always talk in half sentences?

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      nerd January 27, 2014 at 12:00 am #

      @acnemantra LOL!
      Cant stop laughing! Sorry! But couldn’t stop commenting this!
      :P HEHHEH…….! LMFAO!!

  14. Avatar of gavy brar
    gavy brar May 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Tretin c is a strong gel or normal

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

      Tretin C is a strong gel because it contains tretinoin 0.025% just like Retino A 0.025%. But unlike Retino A it also contains Clindamycin, an antibiotic, that can cause additional skin irritation. This combination of clindamycin + tretinoin in Tretin C is causing your skin redness. Retino A is not much milder or better than this.

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    gavy brar May 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Any way to whitening my face in small period of time

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    TejuPriya May 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    firstly fantastic site..
    im 26..im have been suffering from acne since 16..sometimes my face is clear and sometimes breakout..now my face is full of scars..
    i have visited doctor who put me on minoz 100mg,various topicals clindamycin,cinar,reviderm,de melan,hq gel,tri bloc,derma dew,azzac soaps ,retinoids,hexilac peels derma abrasion..nothing i havent..everything helped but again they started very badly..peels were helping to an extent glyco,sali,latic combinations..doctor moved away..i went to different one who put me on benzac 5% and metrogyl..benzac caused my entire face to breakout..so i stopped after a month..
    another big mistake i did was using fab india de pigmentation which made my problem very worse..so i stoppped that also..
    now my routine is neutrogena deep clean facewash,oriflame sunscreen,fab india clove gel,clindamycin twice a day..
    sometimes i use fabindia neem mudpack,haldi chandan facepack which seems good..i am really embarassed now when people point out my acne..my skin is oily and sensitive..hence i do not try many products..now thanks to fab india my face is badly scarred and breakouts into zits..please help me..
    suggest me proper remedy for controlling acne and scars..
    i read ur site iam thinking of starting aha glow facewash and kernacyl..
    i also recently was diagnosed with hyper thyriodism so i have been put on eltroxin 100mg twice a day..my mom had thyriod problem..dad is diabetic..please guide me from a facewash,daily application,sunscreen,topical ointment,spot application..should i be back on orally too?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

      Thyroid problems can cause acne. Eltroxin helps with reducing acne too. Fab India De-Pigmentation cream is comedogenic, which means it is highly likely to cause acne. Which is what you experienced. I cannot tell you to stop clindamycin because it is prescribed by your doctor, but if it is not helping you, then maybe stop it after consulting with your doctor.

      If you want my suggestions, try AHAGlow face wash twice a day and Avene Triacneal cream at night. Nothing else. Let me know how it goes in a week. Then we could add in a sunscreen. Until then, try to keep out of the sun and stop using all other products – oriflame, clove gel, neutrogena etc. Also do not add any new products in between. These are just suggestions, you’re free to do as you please.

  17. mehul May 20, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    i have acne on my forehead and it irritates my skin suggest me cream

  18. kousik sen May 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    i m using lookbrite cream but acne still on my face everywhere.i m also getting tablets but no improve at all.plz suggest me best.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 21, 2013 at 6:27 am #

      Did a doctor prescribe you Lookbrite cream or did you start using it by yourself? Lookbrite cream is a mix of hydroquinone, tretinoin and steroid. Unless you know what you are doing, this cream is outright dangerous. See a dermatologist who will advise you on the best cream for your skin problems.

  19. farheen May 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    i dnt knw wch typ of skin mine. smtym it looks oily sumtym normal sumtym dry

  20. farheen May 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    plz sugest me best cream

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

      Please spend some time reading information given on this website. That will help you understand what will be the “best cream” for “your skin”. You have been posting half sentences here and there and expecting me to reply with the best cream for your condition that will cure acne once and for all at the fastest speed possible, isn’t it? Sorry, not possible.

  21. kousik sen May 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    ya doctor prescribed lookbrite me.pls

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

      Steroid creams such as Lookbrite can abnormally thin down your skin. Hydroquinone is banned in some countries, that should give you the idea of how bad it can be. Tretinoin used without proper sun protection and skin care can cause sun damage, skin darkening and irritation. All these 3 ingredients are present in Lookbrite. If you think Lookbrite isn’t helping you, you might give the Starter Regimen a try. To get rid of acne, a single cream or a single face wash is usually not enough, you need to take care of the skin through suitable products plus medication if needed. For now, check out the Starter Regimen and see if that is something you might find useful.

  22. kousik sen May 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    ya doctor gave me Dewsoft crem in morning,,,is it sunscream?

    can u tell me any tablets?
    my acne with 3 years…

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      No, Dewsoft is just an aloe vera and vitamin E containing cream. Your doctor gave you this I think to reduce any skin irritation and dryness caused by Lookbrite. I am not authorized to tell you what tablets to take. If you feel the need to see a dermatologist, please do visit one.

  23. prajakta May 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    hi, my skin have so much acne. i want to use toner for this. Suggest me best and affordable toner or astringent for me?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 22, 2013 at 5:48 am #

      A toner alone will not clear up the acne. All the products that you use face wash, sunscreen, moisturizer, face packs etc. have to be non-comedogenic, that is, products that don’t cause acne. Toners for acne prone skin are here.

  24. kousik sen May 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    doctor gave me Zinetac tablets …..whats the benefits of it??

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

      Zinetac tablets are anti-allergy tablets. There is a theory about acne being an allergic reaction and sometimes anti-allergic (anti-histamine) medicines help. Would you please post your future questions in the Q&A area?

  25. kamal May 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    i have a very oily skin & get pimples at regular intervals. What is best cream should i use.
    Will Benzac gel work ????

  26. itsme May 23, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    As most of the under eye creams are retinoids based, can Avene Triacneal or Yugard be used to treat crows feet and under eye fine lines also ?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      There is no harm trying I guess. You could always stop if there is any irritation or abnormal wrinkling.

  27. kousik sen May 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Doctor changed my tabets to Vozet ….whats is uses of vozet?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

      Vozet is also a kind of anti-allergic medicine. If anti-allergic medicines are not working for you, because your current doctor seems to be prescribing only anti-allergy medicines for your acne, then maybe time to consult another dermatologist?

  28. thatsme May 27, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Hi, whatever information provided in acnemantra is only for face acne or back acne also? Apart from general cautions to be taken for mild/moderate back acne, is there any preferentiability among the creams, lotions etc.(whatever given in this site)?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM May 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

      There might be some differences here and there, but yes, the information is for acne prone skin whether it is on the face or on the body.

  29. Manasi May 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I have lot of acne & dark spots. Also skin is oily. I used Cleargel for acne and dark spot as per dermatologist. Please suggest me is it work on dark spot. Also, please suggest me fairness cream.

  30. kousik sen May 28, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    can u tell me what is the best to do to remove acne seeds?Its not going less…plz tell

  31. sowji May 29, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Hi, im having alot pimple marks on my forehead and few pimples whick turned into white heads, my frnd is suggesting me to go with betnivate cream. Is that gud?

  32. Ashish jamdade May 31, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    hi… my age is 19 and m realyy fed of my face problem. i have pimples on my nose. and marks on cheeks. its very embarasing. i really hate to look my face now coz my nose looks all swollen up. plzz suggest me something. my skin is oily nd i dont use any product i tried neem facewash bt no use. plz plz plz sugest me something i want clear n good skin. sometimes i get white heads also nd cyst too

  33. sowji May 31, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    thx alot for the reply and information, can you plz suggest what can use to come out of my condition of pimple marks on my forehead and pimples which turned into white heads. I also have a very sensitive skin.

  34. dimple May 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Hi, Skin lite cream (hydroquinone + tretinoin+mometasone furoate cream) by livahealthcare ltd, was prescribed by my dermatologist for my pimples and pimple marks. But i heard it was not good to use it on face more than 5 days. is it true.

  35. srg May 31, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    Hi

    I’m 35 years old and have been facing oily skin and pimple problems for the last 14 years. I consulted a dermatologist and he put me on a regimen of Benzoyl peroxide gel (2.5%) during night, clinmax gel (day time 2-3 times if possible and wash it with an Aloe Fresh before every use) and Niltan (by Dr Reddys’) for about 304 hours in the evening (before applying Benzoyl peroxide).

    Tried this for three months and the effect was visible. However, the moment you stop this, another bout of pimples would start in just three days. Besides, if I use this regimen continoulsy for a month, it will lead to eye allergy (burning, itching etc). So I had to choose between an ophthalmologist and a dermatologist and decided to stop the acne regimen.

    Do you feel, a different line of medicines can help fix my skin problems without causing any injuries to my eyes?

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      AM June 2, 2013 at 5:00 am #

      Hi Srg, I can relate to your wanting to get off of the medicated skin care because of the side-effect on your eyes. For long-standing acne, dietary supplements seem to work very well. Because if that works, then you will be able to switch to simple, non-medicated skin care products.

  36. raj May 31, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Do benzoyl peroxide AC 5% gel causes acne/whitehead or salicyclic 2% causese acne/whitehead.If yes please help to clear these acne and scar made by it. Realy need it

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      AM June 1, 2013 at 5:56 am #

      BP and salicylic acid can both irritate the skin too much sometimes and cause whiteheads. But you also need to check what other products you are using along with these that might be causing whiteheads or skin irritation.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 2, 2013 at 5:06 am #

      Raj, spend some time reading the posts here on Acne Mantra. You will find exactly what you need for acne and acne scars. In this short comment, it is not possible to copy-paste from the tons of posts which have the information you seek.

  37. Srila June 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Hello

    I have a dry sensitive skin.
    I have developed a lot of acne on my cheeks in the last few months.
    Other parts of my face is clear.
    Previously when I use to get one or two pimples, I use to use clearasil which worked for me and later on I tried out erytop which also worked for me.
    But now neither clearasil nor erytop is working and my cheeks are full of acne.
    I started using cetaphyl cleansing lotion in the morning and ahaglow in the evening after going through your website (by the way, its a fabulous website).
    Can you please suggest me a cream or medicine which would stop the acne from reappearing and clear the acne marks.

  38. raj June 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Hi Raj again. Thank you for the help.If BP and salicylic acid are causing trouble whether I should use park avenue sliver face wash for oily skin at night,so that my skin will not frustrate from the duo mentioned above. Really in need.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 3, 2013 at 5:49 am #

      Hi Raj, you might consider using Aroma Magic White Tea and Chamomile face wash which has skin soothing ingredients, but if the irritation from BP and salicylic acid is too high, a face wash alone may not help.

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      TejuPriya June 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      raj bp irritates skin..use aha glow facewash it controls oilness and acne..for scars u can kaya pigmentation reducer..starter regimen is a good start..before applying product go through comedogenic and non comedogenic ingredients which help u choose the products carefully..

  39. raj June 3, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Thank you both acne mantra and tejupriya.The things mentioned are not easily available.Please can you advise me something easily available.
    Lots of thank for your consideration.

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      TejuPriya June 4, 2013 at 12:30 am #

      Raj u can buy lotus,kaya,aroma magic,neutrogena from healthkart.com,medplusbeauty.com,flipkart.com,goodlife.com,violetbag.com..tons of sites u can buy from them..aha glow is pretty much available at any medical or pharmacy store in india..if not ask u request the pharmacist to get it for u,its 197rupees.hope this helps..

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 4, 2013 at 6:51 am #

      Which exact products are not easily available? We can suggest alternatives.

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      TejuPriya June 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

      raj after searching for long time i found this link for aha glow..hope this helps..
      http://www.ibay.com.mv/ahaglow-skin-rejuvenating-face-wash-gel-o416112.html
      just enter ur pincode and check if they deliver to ur city

  40. Rajiv June 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Hello , I am 35 year old male with severe cystic acne that is larger than 1cm diameter. I have started retinoin A since two months now along with cetaphil cleanser. It does reduce the size of acne when used in small quantity. But now I am having a relapse of large cystic acne inspite of using retinoin. Its trying its level best to flatten the lesion but more of similar size are appearing. My question is whether retinoin is causing the breakouts to occur? Also I am using sebamed foam and moisturising gel. And now also incorporated aha gel. Should I choose another regimen for severe cystic acne? Btw my skin is combination but turns oily after using cetaphil. Please recommend me a suitable regimen. I use suncote but now stopped because of severe breakout.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 5, 2013 at 6:14 am #

      Hi Rajiv, an initial breakout from Tretinoin after two months of using it is unlikely. If I were you, I would do this:

      go back to the bare bones version of skin care: only Cetaphil + tretinoin for 2 weeks. Even though glycolic acid and Sebamed products are known to work well, at this point you want to rule out all possible culprits. No sunscreen, nothing else.

      Besides, if tretinoin works well for you, it is strong enough so that you really don’t have to use anything else.

      If after 2 weeks, the intensity of breakouts doesn’t subside, I’m afraid you will need to go to a doctor. Sometimes nutritional deficiencies wreak a havoc on the skin. We have been having a discussion about supplements for acne. Maybe check that out.

      Your doctor might discuss Accutane with you.

  41. garv June 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    is adapelne more effective and safer than retino A ?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 5, 2013 at 6:05 am #

      Aapalene is mainly targeted at acne and is generally better tolerated with fewer side effects – redness, initial breakout etc.

  42. Srila June 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Thanks a lot.
    Wanted to know one more thng. If I am using avene triacneal cream, can i use another night cream over that? (I am using The Body Shop’s Tea Tree blemish fade night lotion)
    I work in such an industry which requires me to use a foundation mandatorily on a daily basis. In the starter regimen its written I have to completely stop using everything else on my face…. what should I do in that case :(

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 5, 2013 at 5:59 am #

      You will not need to use any topical treatment over Triacneal. It is pretty strong by itself. Since your acne is the main problem right now, maybe first get that under control (Starter Regimen) and then you could look into the CPP Process to fade marks.

      I’ll be posting a whole day skin care regimen that includes makeup, so stay tuned. :) In the meantime, if you must wear foundation, you could use one that you know already works for you. You might explore double cleansing to remove makeup.

  43. ravinder June 5, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    Does ponds white beauty bb cream increases the affect of acne . If it does then which cream should be used

  44. Rajiv June 5, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    Thanks for the suggestion, will definitely simplify the treatment. Do u suggest I stick with tretinoin or should I explore some other regimen later? Also I am currently having a huge cyst , the typical deep under the skin variety. Can u suggest any spot treatment during the day , because I can visually see it grow during the day and tritinoin only works at night. Also can I use a concealer and which one for my skin.
    Acne really makes u helpless and depressed, acne mantra has given a renewed fighting chance against this life long foe. You are truly God sent! Thank you!

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 5, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Hi Rajiv,

      For those who stay at home, dabbing a bit of AHAGlow gel works very well to reduce the redness and size of an acne bump. But there is a catch. Since it is actually a face wash, if you happen to sweat or rub it accidentally, it will foam up. We’re probably not supposed to use a face wash as a spot treatment, but AHAGlow works so well that people are willing to put up with the risk of foaming.

      There is another option called Olliza Gel – it is a 12% glycolic acid gel. If you can’t risk foaming, you could try this. Glyco 6 creates a shiny spot, this gel should be better. The percent of glycolic acid is much higher than AHAGlow, but it is worth a try. Concealers are by nature waxy and can clog pores unless the acne is somewhat under control. Colorbar Full Cover concealer is a relatively safe choice.

      I can relate with you about acne bringing one to their knees with depression and desperation. You can help other lost souls by answering their questions in the Q&A section. Some people are doing that and feeling pretty great about themselves. :)

  45. deepika June 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Hello…
    Can ahaglow face wash be used before glyco6 as both contain glycoolic acid so wud it be good or what other face wash shpuld i use when using glyco6at night?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      Hi Deepika, it is fine to use them one after another.

    • Sandy June 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      Hi please tell me about result of glycolic 6

  46. Amit June 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    How about Melas cream from Eli pharmaceuticals?

    This is also a good cream for hyper pigmentation but not well-known.

  47. Rajat June 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    hello.
    i am having pimples from past 8 months ,,Doctors suggested me to go with clear gel And D’acne is it good for my skin. for 2,3 weeks the pimples are stoped after that again same happening

  48. Rajat June 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    and Which Face wash is Good For my Skin ,,,,and also bcz of pimples many dark spots and cuts on my face plz suggest some cream or medicine for that

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

      Rajat, please spend some time reading the posts on Acne Mantra. It is not possible to copy paste all information that is already available in the posts. All the questions you have asked in your other comments as well have been answered in detail in the existing posts and comments. You will be able to figure out all the answers you seek when you read. :)

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

      Rajat starter regimen or keracnyl regimen

  49. Avatar of ram
    ram June 7, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    Hello Acne-mantra thanks for a very informative site my query is: my age is 24, I’m suffering with small pimples and white heads since from 2yrs…because of that lot of scars also formed on my face..
    Recently I started using oriflame clear skin face wash along with oriflame blackhead tonner…… Still I’m not able to get rid of this problem……..please help me
    My skin type is oily skin..

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 7, 2013 at 11:00 am #

      go through starter regimen or keracynl regimen

  50. nisha June 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    hi im using retino -a 0.025% for past 2 months but i cant see any improvement in reducing holes in my face…plz suggest me a whether i can continue using the same cream or switch 2 sum other else..
    Thank you

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 10, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      Hi Nisha, while Retino-A works to improve scars, you need to use it for anywhere between 6 months to 1 year to see noticeable difference. Also, no cream can completely fill up pitted scarring. Retino-A is pretty much the strongest cream you can use for acne scars.

  51. lomby June 10, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    I’ve severe acne on my chest & back. I’m unable to get rid of them. It goes & it comes again. Kindly suggest best effective remedy.

    Thanks!

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

      Hi Lomby, have you consulted a doctor? Since it is severe and the extent is large, you will need to use some form of medication at least temporarily to bring it under control. Then you could manage it through skin care products alone.

      Honestly, it is not possible to tell you the best effective remedy knowing so little about how long the acne has existed, what you’ve tried and whether you have spent any time reading up about proper skin care for acne. There are some discussions about body acne in the community area. Have a look.

  52. nisha June 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    thnks acne mantra…. .retino a is enough for holes or should i use anyother thing for closing holes in my face r shuld i consult a doctor so that i get a clear skin
    Thank you

  53. Sandy June 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    I want to know Adapal C cream and Which cream should I prefer to remove acne and scare

  54. Megha June 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Hi,
    I have a Combination skin. From the past 1 year I have developed a lot of acne on my cheeks.Other parts of my face is clear. I use Cetaphil Cleansing lotion to clean my face and Neutrogena Oil Free moisturiser Spf 15. I had read about Retino A and started using it intermittently. I dont think it has helped much. Recently I went to a dermatologist who prescribed Clearsil, Doxt S antibiotic and Fash face wash.
    Clearsil is not available in Bangalore. I have started on the antibiotic and face wash since the last 4 days. I still do get a pimple here and there. I have a lot of dark marks on my face too.
    I have read your entire article and your responses to other’s questions but I am so confused now! Please suggest remedies which would stop the acne from reappearing and clear the acne marks.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      Hi Megha, 4 days are not enough to clear acne. Intermittent use of Retino-A will not cure acne.

      Which Clearasil product did you doc prescribe that is not available in Bangalore?

      Spend some time reading the posts here to understand how to take to care of acne prone skin and what to expect when you use certain products. Also, have you seen an increase in pimples from using Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture?

  55. Megha June 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    I had read tat Retino A is pretty harsh on the skin. So I apply it on alternate evenings. The doc just wrote clearasil on the prescription! He asked me to spot apply it on the pimples and marks. I have been using neutrogena for some time now. Pimples started a year ago.

  56. Megha June 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Also, am getting married in the next months so am in a bit of a hurry! :)
    I have a dark skin and these are Hyper pigmentation acne marks because they are just dark brown spots all over my cheeks.
    Please suggest me a skin regimen.

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 13, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

      hi megha..congrats on ur wedding..but u are clearly rushing and thereby damaging ur skin further..firstly discontinue all the products..please educate urself by reading various articles on acnemantra regarding skin type,comedogenic ingredients,products,facewashes,starter regimen,sunscreen etc..by the looks of it ur doctor is in hurry to prescribe u..please take a second opinion..retinoids should be used without doctor/’s supervision..they are lot of do and dont involved..using products with prior knowledge will lead to complications..i would really suggest starter regimen or keracynl regimen..there is step by step instructions and what products to use..week 1 no application no sunscreen use seba med cleansing foam and aha glow facewash..week 2 add oil free sunscreen and moisturiser..for scars u add kaya pigmentation reducer with spot reducing agents..with acne there is no instant results..it is wait and watch method..if u follow starter regimen,within few days u notice reduce in breakouts..do not add products unnecesarily..stick to basics..
      one more suggestion will be try chemical peeling since u are getting married,few sittings will help with acne,scars and hyper pigmentation..consult a good dermatologist for this..please take care of urself next few months..do not act in haste and make it worse..discontinue any product which causes breakout..
      u could also try dietary supplements for acne like baidyanath rakt shodak.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 5:50 am #

      Hi Megha, congratulations for your upcoming wedding! Tejupriya has given some excellent suggestions. I’d just like to add one thing. Do not experiment with skin care or makeup before your wedding. There will be tons of offers and temptations to go for this facial or that treatment, but given the current state of your skin, I’d be very very wary of trying any new treatment a beautician tries to sell me.

      Many a would-be bride have ruined their wedding day simply because their beautician had no clue about the workings of acne prone skin. Be especially wary treatments that promise a “glow” because they often contain oils and pore-clogging susbtances that work fine for dry, parched skin, but are deadly for acne prone skin. I’m sounding like a naysayer, but I’ve seen too many of these incidents. :(

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

      i agree with acnemantra ..i forgot to mention that..do not be tempted to try bridal packages offered in beauty salons even if they force u..they simply wont be suitable for oily acne prone skin..they could severely complicate further and u wont have time treat as ur wedding is close..they really wont help..seek a second opinion asap so that it gets better before wedding..chemical peeling is a better option anytime than these useless packages..find out why u have really have acne say for example hormonal and treat it..taking all these suggestions u might see difference..rest it can be covered with make up..starter regimen is best for u,personally it worked for me..

  57. Vivek June 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Hello. I am 18 and have a combination skin type and probably a genetic syndrome of pimples/acne during teenage years. Few months back, I had many pimples all of a sudden (from a few) on my both cheeks. I didn’t do much to cure that although I used Garnier Exfoliating face wash which was pretty harsh did some damage until I realised. Over next few months, I did nothing and just used Lemon Juice occassionaly and all the pimples have gone now. However, I do keep getting a few(2-3) pimples on my cheeks only. The spots are not much darker and have improved over the time. Although there are many tiny holes on one of my cheeks (which was less managed). I’m using Clean and Clear Face wash along with moisturizer. But as you said, it brings the acne to pus state which leaves a prick on skin. Should I go with that or use any Benzoyl peroxide cream to remove the leftover scars and fill up the pits? or mild usage of Retino A? Please suggest accordingly.

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      look into starter regimen or keracynl..pitted scars takes a long time to heal..retinoids are the strongest treatment fro that..benzoyl peroxide irritates..read various articles on acnemantra u will be able pick a regimen

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 5:47 am #

      Hi Vivek, BP won’t help with reducing dark marks or scars. Retinoids such as Retino-A do help with collagen production to sort of fill up acne scarring, but only with regular use over up to a year. Even then, almost no topical treatment can completely level out pitted scarring no matter how shallow. I’d say stick to what is already working for you. If Clean & Clear is working fine for you, there’s no need for change. Check out the Keracnyl Regimen or Starter Regimen and see if that type of routine appeals to you. Use the searh box on the right to get to the regimen posts.

  58. Avatar of sanu
    sanu June 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    Hi acne mantra,
    I have been having acne from past 5 years. I visited a dermatologist and he has prescribed me doxycycline plus application of clencin and decomedo.. For quicker fix can i take safi along with doxycycline. Its a week now takin doxycycline but not much change.. Am also usin proactive and keracynl. Sometimes ahaglow.. But there is still 2-3 pimples, and redness. Its so embarassin to even step out of the house. My cheeks is just filled with red marks bcos of bp usage. Wats d alternative so that my skin is not irritated much but is a spot clearin acne without causing redness.. Also after proactive gets over, wat gud facewash can i use?? I bought carofit ultra for marks. Can i use that on pimples and around to reduse the redness or should tat b used only aftr acne subsides?? Am just buyin creams and lotions but nothing is workin.. Also bought cetaphil but since it does not clear acne am not using it.. Am so confused wat to use and wat not to with so many products wit me.. Please help..

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 5:40 am #

      Hi Sanu, since you have been around Acne Mantra for some time now, you already know that there is no quick fix for acne. Safi may help, but it’s definitely not a quick fix. I suspect using too many products is irritating your skin and increasing redness. Sometimes benzoyl peroxide based products (Proactiv Renewing Cleanser) can increase skin irritation and therefore redness. Same for Clencin ointment which is clindamycin 1%. Which product from Decomedo line are you using?

      The only thing I can say is that buying more and more products will not help, please understand. I’m almost certain that when you reduce the number of skin irritating products you are using, your redness will go down noticeably. Carofit Ultra etc. should be reserved for when the acne has calmed down somewhat. You’re using so many products that it is difficult to even figure out if any of them are worsening your acne or redness.

      How about you use only AHAGlow for a week and let us know how it goes. You heard me right, nothing else but AHAGlow twice a day. Of course, your doc’s prescription of Doxycycline too. I’m not authorized to tell you to stop using Clencin and Decomedo because your doc gave it, but you will have to check if these products are increasing your skin irritation. Unless you calm down and take a critical look at your current products, nothing we tell you here is going to help you. Because you will be in a rush to go and get the next advertised product.

  59. Avatar of sanu
    sanu June 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Adding on to the above, please help me out reg the combination of one acne spot treatment cream, facewash and sunscreen best for apst 3 skin type for me to continue hereafter at all times so that i dont keep messing up wit many products.. Thankyou very much in advance for the suggestion that you would be giving me.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 5:43 am #

      Hi Sanu, please see my reply to your previous comment.

  60. dhruv June 14, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    hie…. sir…. i have lotsoff dark spot…… so how 2 remove it???? can u give some suggestion???? nd some trustbl product??????

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      Hi Dhruv, there is no shortcut I can give you for this. There is no quick fix. Check out this post about removing dark spots and also read some posts on Acne Mantra. With that knowledge you will be able to figure out exactly what you need for your skin.

  61. Srila June 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Just wanted to thank you. I didnt even have to visit a dermatologist…Your suggestions are working wonders. Keep up the good work AM :) :)

  62. Deepak.786ask June 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Hi. acne mantra Team meri age 17yr old Hai Mujhe 3year se acne pimple Promblem hai Meri skin oily Hai aur 3 saal Se Pimple Hone Ki wajah se Pimlple acne marks bhi hai aur nose par black heads Bhi Hai So please help me give me Perfect solution

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

      Deepak, tum Sebamed Cleansing Foam try kar skate ho, but for removing marks etc. read some posts on Acne Mantra.

  63. nisha June 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    can i continue using retino a for scars will it help in reducing the holes in my face

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

      If it was prescribed by your doctor, then there’s no reason to discontinue it. But you need to use a sunscreen during the day. Read some posts related to sunscreens and you’ll figure out which exact one will suit you.

  64. Deepak.786ask June 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    please please i am requesting You help me i am waiting for you… Thanks

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

      We are more than willing to help you, but there is no ready-made solution. You will need to read the posts to learn more. I’ve already suggested Sebamed Cleansing Foam for you in the previous comment. :)

  65. megha June 14, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Hi,
    Thanku! Thanku! I am getting married in november.
    From what I have read, I think I should start on kaya pigmentation reducer.( I have used it earlier and it was pretty effective) and AHA glow.
    Can I also use glyco 6/keracynl cream on alternate nights for faster skin cell renewel?
    Also, please suggest a sunscreen/ moisturiser for a combination acne prone skin. I have a dry skin with an oily T-zone. There are no hormonal problems as of now.
    The acne marks have lightened a little bit now. What I am looking for is an even skin tone and a glowing skin :)
    I am also planning to get a Micro dermabrasion done next month.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

      Check out the Starter Regimen for all these answers and also CPP process. Use the search box on the right.

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

      megha u have sufficient time to rectify ur problem..seek a doctor’s opinion asap..
      starter regimen has step by step instructions and product recommendations..just look into it..week 1 no applications whatsoever..only facewashes..week 2 add suncote oil free sunscreen..first u should reduce breakouts then u can add the CPP regimen for scars and maintained…faster skin renewal really megha u need calm down.gylco and keracynl are strong treatments..first u should see if ur skin can handle it..this all comes later..chemical peeling would really better with all ur skin problems including hyper pigmentation..but be sure that is a good doctor..it has to be done properly..telling u repeatedly please do not act in haste..there is good chance of salvaging the situation before marriage..

  66. kartik June 16, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    i use garnier pure active neem face wash is it good face wash

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 16, 2013 at 6:06 am #

      Hi Kartik, if it is not causing pimples or any other side effects, then it is a good face wash for you.

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 16, 2013 at 10:34 am #

      Just so u know few users have reported that it caused breakout..it does have comedogenic ingredients..if it is causing u any problem then stick to it..else choose a good facewash listed on acnemantra

  67. Akshit June 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Hi , i mostly have a breakout on my Forehead only ….. But when the acne vanishes it leaves a black colour spot and fore head is covered with all these small black scars ….. Currently am using Retino-A 0.05% …. Though this cream has shown a great improvement in my skin but the Black are as it is …. So please suggest me some good cream or something which can clear all these scars because these looks very bad.
    And also i have Suncros sunscreen lotion SPF 26 , i want to ask is it a oil free or good for acne prone skin ?

    Thank you

  68. yogesh June 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    hi i am using himalaya neem face wash from past 2 months regularly and i am having some dark marks on my cheeks and some 3 to 4 acens and one or 2 are keep on coming from past one year. my age is 18 and my skin is oily. if you can suggest me something i will be thankful to you.

  69. raj June 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Hi Acne Mantra and tejupriya.Thank you for sharing such good knowledge.I want to know that
    I am using clean and clear face wash 3 times and salicylic acid 2% 1 time in 2 days period also using aloe vera gel at noon and B.P. 5% as overnight cream.Is it good or have some adverse. Please share your views because only you can help me.

  70. Avatar of TejuPriya
    TejuPriya June 19, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Hi raj..all seems pretty okay..if its works for u then no problem?do u have any specific concern?

  71. Deepika June 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Hi, I have acne scars and my doctor prescribed me LUMINOSA cream for night, to apply all over face, i have spots on just one side of the face and 2-3 on the forehead.And also Isotretinion 20 mg a day and also one more tablet which will prevent breakout.I have started applying LUMINOSA cream( it contains 2% hydroquinone and 0.025% tretinion and 0.01% flucinolone acetonide).I wanted to know that how long it will take to clear my skin completely.My scars are just on one side of the face, the other side is absolutely clean.And the scars are not that bad and not that OK.I have been taking Isotretinion 20mg since 15 days and have applied LUMINOSA since 5-6 days.I wanted to know that how long will it take to clear my skin completely from the medication.plzzzzzzzzz…………..tell me…I am very upset :((

    • tejupriya June 21, 2013 at 10:40 am #

      deepika i can understand acne kills ur self confidence..but not end of the world..please calm down..as u can see all of us here have suffered/suffering acne..few days is too short to find a major improvement and difference..a good regimen makes all the difference..read all the articles on acnemantra,they are very useful and you will know what is right or wrong for ur skin…but sadly there is no fixed duration for treatment of acne..everybody’ skin reacts differently to different products,healing on also depends on severity of acne..there is no way to put a time period on that..lightening of scars can take few months..be patient..follow ur doctor’s advice properly..i hope isotretinion is not self medication..take good care of ur skin..hope it clears soon!!

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 21, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      No one could have put it better, Tejupriya. Yes, Deepika don’t lose heart. With logic and method you can win your battle with acne. We are all with you. Reading up some stuff will definitely help and bolster your confidence. If you have any questions, you can post in the Q&A section too.

  72. mathi June 21, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    I am 23-year old girl .I m using only hamam soap to my face since from my schoolings. In the last few months, i got some pimples & spots since i am not using any creams due to the fear dat more pimples will be resulted due to dat cream. please advice it is better for me to use some creams which you advice (or) leave it as it is?. If creams are better means which cream i have to use?, please suggest me.

  73. tejupriya June 22, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    hi mathi..do not neglect acne like that..if it increases treating it will be little tedious..first i would suggest u read through articles on acnemantra and educate urself on do and donts of acne..then i think i would be a good idea to try starter/keracynl regimen,it could really make a difference..check out this link for more info
    http://acnemantra.com/get-rid-of-acne-weeks/
    http://acnemantra.com/keracnyl-acne-regimen/
    personally it works for me..hope this helps..good luck!!

    • mathi June 23, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      Hi Teju, Thanks for ur better advice. But those products were too costly. Can u please any daily use fairness cream which available in our market within my budget else it is better to go with home remedies like Multani mitti else it is only better to use starter /keracynl regimen please suggest me.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 23, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Hi Mathi, there’s one from Revlon which you can check out at this link http://acnemantra.com/best-fairness-cream-india/ There’s also a review of Fair & Lovely creams for acne prone skin. Check it out here http://acnemantra.com/fair-lovely-cream-reviews/ Both Revlon and Fair & Lovely are effective budget options. Keracnyl Regimen is not designed for skin whitening, but acne management.

  74. acnesufferer June 24, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    hey, i have few papules acne or red bumps on my face and i think i have acne hyper-pigmentation and on my back too just hyper pigmentations, what product should i use and i have t-zone oily and combination skin. i have pretty bad acne on my face too. what products should i use?! any recommendations?

    • acnesufferer June 24, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      i am 19 btw, and i have tried salicylic acid 2% cleansers, benzoyl peroxide 5% cleanser and current trying tea tree oil face purifying cleanser, using it for about 2 weeks and i see no change. can i use retino a or benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin cream or something? or both?!

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Hi acnesufferer, would you be able to tell us your full skin care routine – like every single thing that you use on your face? We might be able to help you figure out the culprit product and make suggestions about what may work instead. Post your query in the Q&A section so we can talk in detail.

  75. acnesufferer June 25, 2013 at 2:21 am #

    for now, i use clean and clear advantage 3 in 1 exfoliating cleanser in the morning then apply clean and clear dual action moisturizer and at night i use tea tree oil facial cleanser and apply clean and clear moisturizer.

    • acnesufferer June 25, 2013 at 10:51 am #

      i also use benzoyl peroxide 10 % gel at night for past 2 days now. i apply it for 30 mins then use moisturizer

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      Hi acnesufferer, since you’ve recently started using benzoyl peroxide stick with it for a few weeks. 2.5% BP is just as effective as 5% or BP with much less irriration. So I guess 10% BP is uncalled for. Benzac-AC which is 2.5% BP is one option. The thing is, you only need one acne treatment in your overall regimen and all the other products should be supporting products. You do not need your face wash, moisturizer and acne treatment all to contain anti-acne ingredients. That would lead to skin irritation and further redding of acne marks.

      Which brand is that tea tree oil cleanser from?

    • acnesufferer June 27, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      the body shop tea tree oil cleanser, i am about to start clindamycin 1% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% so can you help me make a good skin care routine and i also want to add sebamed face cleansing foam wash. so i need new skin care routine. THANK YOU.

  76. Nisha June 26, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    hi i have started using retina A after reading some of the reviews also have been using dermadew acne soap since 6months for my oily acne prone skin which happens to have 2% salicylic acid…my skin seems to tolerate the two pretty well as of now,flaking the way it usually does, no burning or irritation..my main concern, is this a good combination? should i be cautioned for any adverse effects of any sort?? or is it better to switch to a milder cleanser?

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 26, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      nisha retin A causes dryness/peeling/flakiness..use it alternate nights instead of everyday..add a oil free mosituriser..what contains salicylic acid?
      since u are using retin it would be good idea to use a mild cleanser like cetaphil or sebamed..what u are using definitely seems strong treatment..u can stop retin for few days and resume once it is normal but decrease the frequency of usage..
      for more info check this link
      http://acnemantra.com/retino-a-tretinoin-cream-review/

    • Avatar of AM
      AM June 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      Hi Nisha, you can probably skip the salicylic acid cleanser since with Retin-A all you need is a gentle cleanser and a moisturizing sunscreen (or moisturizer + sunscreen). I’d go for Aroma Magic White Tea & Chamomile face wash or Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel. Lotus Herbals AloeHydra moisturizing gel and Suncote sunscreen. Do learn more about using Retino-A at the link Tejupriya provided.

  77. Nisha June 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    the soap that i have been using..dermadew acne soap

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      yes then it is adding to the problem of peeling..as i suggested before go for a mild cleanser..u could try sebamed cleansing form

  78. Nisha June 26, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    thanx a lot for the advice…really do appreciate the help you are offering to people like me…just hoping to reverse the damage(scars n pigmentation) that has been done with this new regimen..thanks again!

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

      nisha u are not alone,we are all here for u..i am following cpp regimen and starter regimen,it has definitely helped me..if u do the same,pretty sure u will also have a clear skin..remember to read various articles on acnemantra and educate yourself then you cal judge a product which suits u..hope your skin clears soon..take care :)

  79. khush June 26, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    i have got black scars n my face due to pimples every pimple leaves pigmentation what should i apply

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    hammy June 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    hey acne mantra…..
    really good stuff….wished i had found you before
    right now i am under treatment for my acne and scars…..and after reading stuff on ur site am sure to get a clear skin soon…..
    after am over with my treatment i have framed a care routine for myself after reading ur stuff
    A.M routine
    the body shop tea yree oil cleanser
    clean and clear moisturises with salicylic acid
    sunscreen which is lotus herbals 3 in 1 matte finish

    i study in university where i am fron 9 to 6 so during lunch break i like to wash my face
    wity medimix facw wash and then moisturise with clean and clera

    P.M routine
    cleaning with TBS face wash
    benzoyl peroxide

    glyco 6 and aha face wash 2 times a week
    i wud like to know if its okay??/
    and any suggestions to improve?
    have read that benzoyl peroxide ca n cause aging? is this true?
    anything to replace it?

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

      Hammy bp doesnt cause aging..it is one of the best acne treatments in the world..ur routine sounds fine..but i would say skip the tbs cleanser cause it contains comedogenic ingredients castor oil and glycerin..instead go for aha glow twice a day or one of the other washes in the acnemantra list..u dont need replacement for bp when u are using glyco..it works for acne and scars..

  81. khush June 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    @ tejupriya thanks for yur reply.

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya June 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

      Ur welcome khush:)

  82. rockey June 29, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    1′st i had acne on my nose n then it cover most of my face…some pimple contains pus but other are grown without pus and ths r big .. which cream will useful for me??

  83. Avatar of hammy
    hammy June 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    thank u teju priya. . .

  84. Rajkumar July 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    Dear ,Acne Mantra ,

    My age -24

    I affected 4 years ACNE VULGARIS

    My chest ,neck,Cheeks ,Back and Forehead totally affected Acne vulgaris ,

    Now I am using AZIDERM 20% cream,some times it will gud but after 2 days again Black pimples coming ,My face totally affected .

    Kindly adivce to me ,what product i will use ,

    AM waiting four best reply ,

    Thanks in advance..

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya July 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

      hi rajkumar..it is best u consult doctor without further delay..detailed analysis is required..aziderm is for scar lightening not for acne..

  85. akshay July 6, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    hii….my doctor told me to used perol forte and isotoin-10 capsules for acne and acne scars..and also i want know that using these creams and lotions in market can acne scar will gone permanently?? i want my natural skin back..plzz help ..

  86. akshay July 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    thank u so much!! :)
    can i get my natural skintone back?? due to acne my skintone become dark..plzz suggest

  87. pritam July 7, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Hi am suffering from acne. I visited the dermatologist.She has given me Doxcycline and Tretiva tables.After 10 daz,my skin became completely black.Now she has sujjested Azefast. Please sujjest whether she is giving me proper treatment and when how to get rid of black pigmentation.

  88. tejupriya July 7, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    pritam doxycline and azefast are antibiotics for acne..tretiva(or isotretinoin,accutane) is prescribed for severe cases of acne when other treatments dont respond.all are pretty strong treatments..more info regarding it..
    http://acnemantra.com/benefits-dangers-sotret-accutane-isotretinoin/
    http://188.40.76.84/brands/skin-care/tretiva
    in this link it says not to mix with antibiotics..
    by black pigmentation u mean scars then check out the link for cpp regimen
    http://acnemantra.com/rid-acne-marks-dark-spots/

  89. Kartik July 8, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    I am 24 yr old i have not more problem with pimple but some of pimple are coming one or two day. they are very painful and give the marks. please suggest me good cream and daily creams to avoid pimple permanentely

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya July 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

      hi karthik by now u should know there is no permanent cure for acne..
      u could look into starter regimen for more info
      http://acnemantra.com/get-rid-of-acne-weeks/
      also please go through various informative articles on acnemantra regarding acne..

  90. Namrata July 10, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Hey,
    I have been using AHAglow facewash from the past 1 month or something and all my pimples/acne have almost gone. Now I wanted to know what should I do to get rid of the marks left. I have pretty oily skin. Also, I would appreciate if you suggest something that can be available easily since my college is in a very backward place so it could be that availability will become an issue.

  91. mahesh July 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    hi!!im 17,pimples and acnes are present on face!!used products like clearasil which dint show much change!!waht is best product to reduce them??

  92. Avatar of TejuPriya
    TejuPriya July 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    hi mahesh..look into starter regimen for more info and instructions
    http://acnemantra.com/questions/best-toner-acne-prone-skin-india/
    one product alone is not sufficient to help with acne..u need regimen containing good facewash,sunscreen,moisturizer,topical application(exfoliant) like keracynl cream,avene tricacneal,glyco,etc

  93. dolly July 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    i have pimples on my nose and cheeks… my doc. prescribed me glocin gel(clindamycin&nicotinamide) but it’s not helping and leaves scar…..i am also using…garnier neem face wash is it good …plzzz help me…

    • tejupriya July 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

      hi dolly garnier neem facewash is comedogenic..
      choose a facewash from this list
      http://acnemantra.com/facewash-acne-pimple-india/
      look into starter regimen..
      http://acnemantra.com/get-rid-of-acne-weeks/
      clindamycin alone is not sufficient..a good regimen is required which contains a facewash,oil free moisturizer,sunscree,acne cream like glyoc,retino,avene triacneal etc..
      starter regimen has step by step instructions and product suggestions..

  94. pankaj July 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    i am using CURATIO KOJIC skin lighting cream for remooving my acne spot, i want to know, Is it good cream for me or not

  95. L July 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Hi Acne Mantra

    I came across your site accidentally and I have a combination skin which has a mind of its own. Every time i think it is all tamed and my episode with acne is done with, my skin gets flared and bumpy within days :( I have noticed this happens mostly during certain days of the month. FYI I was on medication for quite a while for acne treatment like aldactone so once i got off it i got it back again :(
    I have been off medication since two years now. I get acne mostly around my cheeks and forehead. Clean and clear balancing lotion works for me and i have discontinued using lacto calamine as advised in your posts.

    I have a few doubts. Please address them:
    1. I’m a 25 years old woman and I think i have a type 2 skin but i wasn’t too sure so i plan to start with the starter’s regime without Avene Triacneal cream as i fear it will be too harsh on skin and i don’t want to be using too many chemicals. Is it ok if i do so?
    2. I just want to use cetaphil and sebamed cleansers at the moment. Since i’m out in the sun during the day am using suncote from today. Hope it is ok.
    3. Will AHA glow reduce my acne scars? I don’t have too many but i do have a few pores. I’m afraid once i stop using these products my skin will deteriorate. Am i wrong?
    4. Please let me know how log should i continue this regime.

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya July 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

      hi L,
      1.starter regimen as the name says it all its a regimen and includes complete set to treat acne..it contains facewash,moisturizer,sunscree,acne cream..avene is a exfoliant which works on acne and scars with anti ageing benefits..
      2.suncote is one of the safe option for acne prone skin..it is good idea to introduce facewash like aha glow ,keracynl etc..as they not only cleanse but help with acne and lighten scars after prolonged use..cetaphil does nothing special to acne except cleanse..it is mild cleanser…sebamed is good..
      yes aha glow with reduce scars..these are treatment products..highly unlikely that it will 3.deteriorate..they actually improve the skin..
      4.there is no quick fix to acne..everybody’s skin reacts differently so there is no way to set a time bar..
      within few weeks of starter regimen if followed properly will make a difference to your skin..modifying starter regimen will make results ineffective..do read up various articles on acnemantra which will help u better :)

  96. dolly July 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    plz.. tell me face wash’s name and any skin cream name to remove my pimple the process u told me is too long and expensive…… plzz help me …..plz… tell me about glyco 6 or benzac ac gel are they cause black spot and some cream to remove my acne scar…..

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Dolly, check out the Budget Regimen under Rs. 500 a month.

  97. rajkamal July 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    i have too many acne on my face shoulders, back, chest and face they are really ugly painful and itchy ……doctors told me that this beacuse of body heat… and suggest me mycoderm talk and nadibact.(nadifloxacin) cream by cipla for it…but they are not effective……..plz… suggest me something else….

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya July 13, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

      hi rajkamal clearly there internal health issue that is triggering you acne..please consult a endocrinologist…

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

      Hi rajkamal, welcome to Acne Mantra. I understand your pain. At this point, it will be best to look for a reputed dermatologist who will do proper examination with blood tests etc. if needed and then prescribe you some strong medication to bring acne under control fast. Since the coverage of acne is over a large part of the body as well, only topical treatments may not be helpful.

  98. anny July 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    is gyco 6 is also use ful for body scne

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

      Hi Anny, it should work for body acne, there’s no reason why not, but if acne is spread over large areas, it is best to consult a dermatologist who can take a good look and suggest medication accordingly. You will likely benefit more from medical treatment.

  99. stressedgirl July 14, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    i dont know what to do. im already streesed out because of my pimples, i used many products but none had cured my pimples. please help me, im using a neutrogena oil free acne wash for almost 2 weeks plus clindamycin but it seems my acne is becoming worst. what should i do, do i still need more time to use these products? or i need to discontinue..help me..

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 14, 2013 at 7:36 am #

      Stressedgirl, please calm down. I understand what you are going through. Been there. If you continue to choose products without background knowledge about comedogenic versus non-comedogenic, they will all most likely worsen your acne. So it doesn’t matter how many products you buy unless you buy them knowledgeably.

      Acne is a disease, like diabetes or high blood pressure. It is not going to go away overnight. And certainly not if you keep using the wrong skin care products that sabotage the benefits of anti-acne treatments. My advice for you would be to spend some time on Acne Mantra, read up lots of posts, educate yourself on the needs of acne prone skin. And before you know it, you will be able to choose products smartly to care for your skin. :)

      Coming to Neutrogena wash and Clindamycin, they’re both useful, but if you continue to use pore-clogging products alongside, you will not see much effect from these products. When you read the posts here and have any specific questions about forming your skin care routine or about products, please just post in the community section: http://acnemantra.com/questions or under a post related to that question.

  100. Avatar of l
    l July 14, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Dear Tejupriya/AM

    Thank you for your advice. I am trying to arrange Avene Triacneal cream as it is not available in my city. But then since i read somewhere in the website that the starter’s regime was especially meant for skin type 3 i thought i could skip it. I have a few more questions for you to answer:

    1. Could you suggest a body soap i can use for bathing? I have used the skingredients app and it says himalaya purifying neem soap is semi comedogenic. The wesbite says medimix is not suitable for acne prone skin. I have run out of options for body soaps i thought were safe.

    2. I currently use only sebamed/AHA glow as cleansers and only sebamed gel/suncote as moisturisers. But my skin gets super oily and shiny within 2-3 hours of application. I live in a relatively humid area yes but i wanted to know if this is normal. Can i wash my face with plain water and reapply sebamed gel/suncote?

    3. Which of the listed products in the starter’s regime help even out scars and pores? There are so many products and i could do with some knowledge as to which does what :)

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya July 15, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      Hi,u can buy avene online if store availability is an issue..for more info check this link
      http://acnemantra.com/questions/products-can-be-bought-on-these-websites/
      avene triacneal is for acne prone skin..apart from treating acne and scars,it has additional benefit of anti ageing properties..u cant skip products from starter regimen..A lot of meticulous research has gone out into designing the regimen..As the Name says its a regimen,a complete set of products from facewash, suncscreen ,moisturizer,acne cream,exfoliatiants..U have to realise that only product cant help with acne..every need/requirement has to be addressed..it is effective when it is complete regimen..
      1.u can try sebamed cleansing bar,non comedoegenic..also there are some good shower gels which u can try..do look out for ingredients..
      2.suncote is sunscreen not a moisturizer..if oil control is your concern check into this link
      http://acnemantra.com/face-wash-oily-skin/
      Washing with plain water no harm..but u could those sulphur soaps there meant for oil control..
      3.All the products are targeted towards acne and scars..
      for example aha glow is glycolic acid product which cleanses,unclogs pores,treats acne,lightens marks after prolonged use..there by helps with better absorption of acne creams like avene,keracynl,glyco 6(for acne&scars)..every product is linked to one other,in conjunctions is more effective..
      Also please do read tons of information available on Acnemantra..Post your queries in the community where u will get user comments,experiences..
      .

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 15, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      Hi l, check out these soaps for acne prone skin. you could use them for bathing as well.

      If your acne is mild (small flesh coloured pimples, not too much swelling or redness) then you do not need to use an aggressive regimen such as the Starter Regimen, although it will defintely help. Since you already have your hands on the Skingredients app, try to switch to non-comedogenic or mildly comedogenic products. If your skin is APST 2, you will most likely do fine even if a product is mildly comedogenic.

      For super oily skin, people have found great comfort from using a sulphur soap such as Sastid (you’ll get it at medical stores).

      For dealing with dark spots specifically, check out the recommendations in the CPP process and the Budget Regimen.

      I’m also preparing a simpler regimen for clearing mild acne. It will have fewer products and less restrictions than the Starter Regimen. :)

  101. gogola July 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Hi AM, if one were using Retino A in the night would Sebamed foam in the morning be too harsh ? What would suggest as a morning and evening face wash ?

    • gogola July 16, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Hi AM, will help if you can share your thoughts on this pls

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 16, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      Hi gogola! Sebamed should be fine to use in the morning. At night, before applying Retino-A, I’d use a neutral cleanser without any acne medication in it – Kaya Soothing Cleaning Gel or the more economical Liquid Neutrogena Pure Mild Cleanser (details in the Budget Regimen)

  102. DJ July 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Hi AM,

    I am using BP (benzoyl peroxide) for topical application but there is no super fast change in my acnes. So today I have bought cetaphil cleansing lotion for sensitive skin for washing my face on regular basis.

    My acne size have reduced down, but one of them is becoming bigger and redened day by day, even after the continuous application of BP.

    How long should I wait? My engagement is due in another 20 days, and peels seem to be too risky at this time!

    Please please respond.

  103. Avatar of l
    l July 16, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Dear Tejupriya/AM

    Thanks for your reply/advice :) I shall be waiting earnestly for acne clearing regime for APST 2 :) You know I do get flesh coloured eruptions mostly around my forehead and sides. Basically edges of my face. Get 2-3 small pink ones around my cheeks too at times during the month. So fingers crossed.
    While I am still getting used to the site, it is still like an ocean of articles for me! I shall anyway get back to you with my progress with the regime :)

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 16, 2013 at 9:25 am #

      Hi l, in the meantime you could check out the Budget Regimen as well. It now includes a milder acne cream that should work for APST 2 as well. :)

  104. Avatar of l
    l July 17, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    Thanks AM

    I did look up the update on Sebonac Gel but i had a hard time finding it online :( The search is on though :) I have a question for you and i will be glad if you can help.

    I have read that green tea and omega 3 supplements have worked for a few women as they act like hormonal regulators. FYI don’t get too pimples many on my jawline so i’m not too sure if my hormones are tamed by now but i said before, get them mostly before i get my periods and mostly around my cheeks and forehead. Have also read somewhere they make some people break out. Wondering if it worth a try now or shall i give it a shot after one month into the regime?

    And I am glad i came across this website :)

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 17, 2013 at 8:59 am #

      You should be able to get it at any medical store in your area. You can also buy it online from healthkartplus.com. It is the same old healthkart.com but their pharmacy branch. I think they only deliver in Noida yet.

      All your green tea questions are answered in this post about green tea for acne. There are two tiny links at the bottom of the post with reviews from real people who used green tea. :)

  105. Avatar of l
    l July 17, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    Also if caffeine is bad for your hormones how come green tea aids in hormonal regulation? Do i stick to herbal caffeine free drinks?

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya July 17, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      hi L..green tea has very less percentage of caffeine unlike regular coffee..green tea is loaded with anti oxidants which are beneficial..for more info check the green tea article.. :)

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya July 17, 2013 at 10:24 am #

      also L i forgot to add u should try aha glow and sebamed cleansing foam..they definitely make difference in acne..sebonac is easily available at all medical shops.. :)

  106. Avatar of l
    l July 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Thanks AM/Tejupriya :)
    But do let me know your take on the theory that omega 3 supplements balances out hormones and ultimately cures acne.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

      Hi l, for questions not directly related to the post (this post is about acne creams, your q is about supplements), you could just post a new question in the community area. That way, all community members will be able to see it and help you out. Or, you could use the search box to find a relevant post and comment there. :)

  107. Avatar of TejuPriya
    TejuPriya July 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    hey L,look into this link for more info
    http://acnemantra.com/supplements-vitamins-acne-india/

  108. Avatar of l
    l July 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Thanks tejupriya! :) This looks really helpful. Also i had this question how long do i leave Sebonac gel on? Like overnight over the affected areas after applying a moisturiser?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

      Hi l, start out with using Sebonac for an hour or so and see how your skin takes it. Then you could leave it on over night if everything goes right. It has to be applied before moisturizer. Then dab moisturizer on top if needed.

  109. Avatar of l
    l July 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Dear AM/Tejupriya

    Thanks. I also get your point AM. Shall make use of the community area :)

  110. carol July 18, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Hi!!
    I’ve recently visited a dermatologist for blackheads over nose and oily area over forehead and nose. I have small inflamed sensetive skin over cheeks near nose area..which has some small tiny bumps also which becomes red when. touched or washed.when i visited him he said i have a mild problem and recommend me metrogyl gel followed by uvedge sunscreen gel and at night he asked me to put little amount of aziderm 10%cream over nose and over small bumps and over forehead. He asked to put small amount due to the possibility of dryness but to my surprise there is no dryness yet i have been using it from 2 days. He also asked me use elacne face wash made with salcylic acid and gave me azicon 500 to consume 1 tablet daily for 6 days.
    One problem which i’m facing is that after putting sunscreen gel my skin feels oily and a bit sticky.though i put metrogyl gel before sunscreen bit still i doubt hat whether i get more acne in future. Is the prescribed medication okay?

  111. pronab sen July 21, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    HI,
    Can I use Doxy 100mg for acne when I taking Cobadex vitamins tablets?

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya July 22, 2013 at 7:52 am #

      hi pronab,doxy are antibiotics and prescription drug..we cannot advise you to take it..consult a doctor..plus do not self medicate,there are risks involved with prolonged use of antibiotics…
      you can look into dietary supplements like baidyanath rakt shodak..for more info check this link
      http://acnemantra.com/ayurvedic-acne-pimples-treatment/

  112. deepesh dutt July 22, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    hey,
    I hav lot of pimples on my face im using lemon juice for face wash and use betnovate c cream.
    but not effective. my skin is very sensitive so please suggest me best medicine for my face.

    Thnx

  113. niharika July 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    hey….i have provided with sebonac gel+benzac ac..but it is not worked..give me sone solution

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

      Hello Niharika, first of all, calm down. I understand that you are extremely bothered by acne and don’t know what to do. This whole website is about solutions for acne. So you are at the right place. But have you read any of the articles here? Please spend some time and do that, because any ready-made solutions we give you are not going to help you in the long run unless you take the time to learn some of the basics of acne prone skin. I’d say start here: http://acnemantra.com/tag/comedogenic and then check out http://acnemantra.com/tag/acne-regimen.

      To ensure you receive replies to your commetns, please post your comments under related posts only. At this time, your comments are strewn all over the website. :) The best way is to post in the community section where you might hear suggestions from other community members as well.

  114. jahangir July 24, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    i m 27..i have been suffering from acne since 16..Now my face is full of scars..
    i have extremely oily skin.
    i have visited doctor 1 month ago and he suggested cetaphil OS , Cylindac a gel .But after using 1 month i have not got any improvement.I just visited yesterday and he prescrived Sotret capsul , sebamed clearface cleaing foam and epiduo gel.Please suggest me what should i do..??
    Thank You.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM July 25, 2013 at 5:10 am #

      Hi Jahangir, your doctor seems to be in a great hurry to write Sotret capsules. Sotret is a dangerous drug only to be given when every single option has failed. It might be understandable in cases where acne has existed for a long time (in your case nearly 10 years), but still this was just your second visit to the doc. How did he decide within a month that nothing else was possible.

      Have you started taking them? Hold on, brother. Before you take those capsules please consult another dermatologist who is not so hell bent on prescribing Sotret at the second visit itself. Also go through the link I mentioned above.

  115. SAM July 25, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    respected sir
    i m 16 n have been suffering from acne and pimples from last3 years…. right now i dont have lots of breakout on my face but still it is enough to tense me . due to earlier breakouts i have some scars on my face due to which my skin looks dull.. so sir it is a plead from me to suggest daily use cream, facewash n soap along with daily skin routines so that my skin recovers n get better….
    waiting anxiously for your rply

  116. pramil July 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    i am using fair and handsome during day and acnay gel in night and there also using ponds clear solution facewash is there any problm while using these all
    and also i am using acnay gel to remove acne is this a good one or not

  117. jacklader August 1, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    Hi,I play cricket an due to playing hole day in sunlight my skin colour get dark and I have pimple also so according to u which sunscreen should I refer ,my skin is oily I use himalaya , Nivea face wash both and garnier powerlight to reduce darkness ,can u plzz help me for pimples and colour darling of my face .

  118. jacklader August 1, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    Hi, pimple peeling creates holes in my face can it get disappear by any cream I am just 17 can ,holes get disappear as I grows

  119. Nitesh August 1, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Hi,
    I m 21 yr old.I hav been prescribed MINOLOX-100 2 times a day and Isotroin – 10 Mg twice And 5 Mg dose once by my dermatologist. he also prescribed DERIVA – BPO gel which was to be used at night. Taking these medicines caused irritation and burning sensation on my face and also in my stomach, aftr a month’s use my skin darkened a lot without much of an improvement in reducing my pimples. I hav stopped taking the medicines which has relieved me of the skin darkening but the pimples popping has not stopped, mostly PAINFUL CYST under the skin. Can i use RETINO A? What more measures can i take to stop pimple popping evry odd day?

  120. reet August 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    i have black heads along the acne at some places on my forehead.which cream should i apply
    so that it don’t get more dark.

  121. van August 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Hi I have a acne prone skin and a dermatologist had prescribed acnicin gel. Still I get pimple and my skin has red marks and redness increases during daytime. Please suggest a suitable cream/gel to get rid of pimples and redness. I have a Oily skin.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM August 11, 2013 at 7:24 am #

      Hi Van, you are still seeing pimples possibly because the rest of the products you are using along with Acnicin gel are pore-clogging. If you post your current skin care routine in the community area, we’ll be able to help you figure it out: http://acnemantra.com/questions

  122. Prashant August 15, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Hey hi !! AM n tejupriya …. i m prashant .. my age is 16 … after ur suggestion … of using glyco 6 … gave me relief frm pimples n scars … but then i discontinued for some days i got acnes again and this tym it was lil painfull i m using clean n clear facewash n cledn n clear moisturizers with it … but i noticed that it increased my pimples .. than i got Retino-A0.05 … i used it 3 days my pimples went but i m noticing my skin as flaky … wat should i do … pls suggest me … ?? Now i discontinued retino n started glyco 6 frm past several days … is it okay … pls let me know u helped me a lot earlier i hope the same this tym … pls do … say me … wich facewash can enhance my look .. n pimple free look ???

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya August 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

      Hi Prashant..You are not giving enough time for the medication to work..
      You need use for a certain duration ..Follow a proper regimen and it will help you better..
      Retino A is a prescription so we are authorize to advice you regarding this..
      Stick to what works you,experimenting with acne skin is not a good idea..

  123. Shashank August 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I have got pimples over my head and on the cheeks .Which cream is better?

  124. Vicky August 17, 2013 at 1:09 am #

    Last year i had worst acne on my face i consecutively saw 3 skin specialists one after another, none of them helped me and i was so irritated, i stopped all the treatments, my acne was very bad on my cheek,it was full with blood and white thing afterwards someone cunsulted me an NGO they helped me a lot, they told me to apply the mixture of TERBIFORCE and DAPLIN creams in three days the wounda were OK. i have been applying that cream for 1 year BUT breakouts did’nt stopped i regularly have new acne and i have Dark and red spots and scars on my cheek, and my forehead skin(Right side) is like overlapsed and making thick skin at 8 9 places…I also have acne on my shoulders and have many in my head.Previous year my back was also full of almost 1000 red spots a doctor gave me DERMICAL lotion and it was worth it it never happened again……..I want you to advice me a cream or anything that would help me I have many acne now also on my face and head.Please suggest me something that would help.Thanks

  125. vicky August 17, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    my acne spread all over my face. Suffering from more than 1 yrs.

    Consulted doctor then told me to use clindamycin phosphate lotion .. Used over a month but not effective .. Still having much acne ..

    Please suggest me some tablets/cream/lotion/facewash (which would be best and effective much).
    Need to get rid soon .. So please help soon .

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya August 18, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      Hi Vicky..Look into one of these regimens which will help you better..
      http://acnemantra.com/tag/acne-regimen/
      Check this link for instructions,product suggestions..It has all the info you require..
      We cannot advise you regarding tablets as they are prescription drugs..
      You can look into dietary supplements like baidyanath rakt shodak..
      http://acnemantra.com/ayurvedic-acne-pimples-treatment/

    • vicky August 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

      i am facing acne from around 2 yrs ,my age is 18+ spread over my face, many in numbers , skin type oily , they are hard with white core inside but painless .

      can i go for Keracnyl Regimen or i can use Both Sebamed and retino-A treatment or any other please suggest what i should use for my skin ?

      and please suggest when to use the medicine (timing for the medicine).

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya August 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi Vicky..You are Apst 3 and severe acne..
      Why dont you try Starter regimen?
      It has helped tons of people here including me..
      http://acnemantra.com/get-rid-of-acne-weeks/
      Retino is a prescription drug so we are authorized to advice you regarding that..
      Just into the link,it has all the info you need,instructions and product suggestions..

  126. Vicky August 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    We both are different I am above one.

  127. Vikas Duhan August 28, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Hello Sir

    I am 19 years old. I had a lot of acne on my face. But after concernig to a doctor pimples are very lesser but it left a lot of scars/ holes with redness on my face. Now the pimples appear very less. Currently i am using Garnier facewash for men with aloevera gel. But its not effective. So plz suggest me something best for acne scars.

    Thank you.

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya August 28, 2013 at 11:51 am #

      Hi Vikas..Garneir face wash is comedogenic..
      Look into Starter regimen for treating your skin issues..A proper regimen really makes all the difference and has helped a lot of people here including me..
      http://acnemantra.com/get-rid-of-acne-weeks/

  128. Vikas Duhan August 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Hey Teju Priya…..actually most of the products that are told by you are not avilable here in market. So would you plz like ti tell me any other alternaive of facewash for my oily skin and can i use retino A for my acne scars and redness.

  129. Avatar of TejuPriya
    TejuPriya August 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Hi Vikas..A sulphur based like sastid can help with oil control..
    The products are available online easily..
    If still thats not feasible means try Budget or Keracnyl Regimen..
    Retino is a prescription drug and we are not authorized to advice you on that,you have to consult a doctor for that..Triacneal is good alternative to retino and it is non prescription drug which helps with acne,scars..

  130. dr.danish August 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    i am 27 yrs old..i just wanna know about the best treatment for removing acne or pimple scars

  131. dr.danish August 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    right now i am using speelac gel..

    • Avatar of AM
      AM August 28, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      Again, this link will help you. :)

  132. armaan August 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    i have acne/pimples on my butt & also colour of butt skin is quite dark in comparision of rest part of body . what should i use a cream or peel & which will b the best to use. plzzz help

  133. rupali August 31, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    my dermatologist has prescribed the following regimen azicon 500 once a day fr 6 days irec 10 once a day fr 15 days nd roxfith 150 once a day fr 15 days..metrogyl gel twice a day followed by uvedge sunscreen gel..also benide gel at night..facewah given is elacne…wat do u think??

    • Avatar of TejuPriya
      TejuPriya August 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

      Hi Rupali..Its sounds alright..

  134. Aamna September 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    HI.MY SKIN IS VERY OILY. IHAVE BLACKHEAD PROBLEM.CN U PLZ SUGGEST HOW TO GET RID OF BLACKHEADS

  135. Avatar of Ruchi
    Ruchi October 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    hi

    I am 27 yrs old. I am facing acne first time in my life. got it after using Vichy’s normaderm facewash & night cream which has made my skin very oily. After consulting a derma he has given me Clearwin gel that contains cindamycin & nicotinamide and i am using bodyshop’s Tea tree clearing face wash. Am i on the right track to clear up acne & its scars ? Well after using face wash & cream for 1 week i can notice that my pimple/acne are settling..Please suggest

  136. Avatar of Rahul
    Rahul November 13, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    I have few pimples on my face(more of scars) and back and consulted the doctor(Dermatologist).
    He advised to have Tab Acnonac in the morning and Sotret at night. With ACnesol Cl gel in the morning and Calosoft at night.
    BUt after two days of treatment my face got dried with skin peeling off.
    NOw applying Acnesol Cl gel causes burning sensation on my face.

    Please advice what should I do. and which cream/Tablet is causing my face skin to become dry and peel off.

  137. Avatar of Palindrome
    Palindrome December 2, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    Hello Acne Mantra,

    I have a dray skin, and very recently, I got a bacterial infection on my nose. It’s been red for quite a while and my dermatologist suggested me to use A-Ret HC cream. While, it’s mostly got cured, there’s still a hint of redness on the affected area. Now my dermat suggested to use Glyaha HQ soap. However, I couldn’t find this soap in the chemists shops in my area. All of them has a Glyaha HQ lotion. What is the difference between the lotion and the soap?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM December 2, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      Hi Palindrome, Glyaha-HQ lotion is from a company called Shalaks. It’s possible your derm confused GLAHA-Koj soap that this company makes, with GLAHA-HQ lotion. See this list of soaps, http://www.shalaks.com/soaps.htm the closest mention is of GLAHA-Koj soap. I’m not sure if it is okay to use this soap for your condition, but this is what your derm most likely meant.

  138. Avatar of Palindrome
    Palindrome December 2, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Thanks! Could you please also tell me whether a scar created due to acne could be permanent? Or is there any way for a lay-man to distinguish between a temporary one and a permanent one?

    • Avatar of AM
      AM December 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

      Hiya Palindrome, if acne scar has a depressed / pitted appearance, it is permanent. That’s because the flesh (collagen) there has been lost in the process of skin recovering from the pimple (infection). Pitted scarring can happen even if you don’t pop a pimple yourself. It is part of the skin’s recovering process. If, however, the surface of the skin hasn’t changed, but only the area has darkened to brown or dark purple, then this is not actually a scar but just an acne mark. It fades away on its own and there are some things you can do to hasten the process. For pitted scarring, there are topical creams such as Retino-A that an provide minor relief.

  139. Avatar of ankit
    ankit December 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    hi am
    I was using Keracnyl.cream for last 1.5 months n it is not showing much of results
    I m getting acne regularly n now I want to change my acne cream which one should I use
    my routine is
    morning keracnyl face wash n suncote
    evening face wash n cream from keracnyl
    n i m getting breakouts should I use retino

  140. Avatar of Haseeb Alam
    Haseeb Alam January 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    Hi Acne Mantra…

    I am using Retino-A without consulting doctor. Because my friend had used it and told me that it is effective for Blackheads and Whiteheads.

    But I am using it from last 3 weeks and having headache and it makes my skin flakess, dryness, peeling.

    So I want to confirm whether it is normal or not?

    Please Help me… Thank you!

    • Avatar of AM
      AM January 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

      Haseeb, man, you’ve been on a comment spamming spree, haven’t you? In the last 4 hours, you have already copy pasted this same comment in 3 different posts, none of which are actually about Retino-A.

      Please, show some patience. There are real people who answer these questions and it is a Sunday. Would it hurt you very much to give it at least some time before checking again? The first time you post a comment, it does start appearing on the website and sooner or later someone will have a look at it.

      If you will go to this post (http://acnemantra.com/retino-a-tretinoin-cream-review/) which actually talks about Retino-A and search for the word “headache” there, you will find your answer.

  141. Avatar of hazarath
    hazarath February 2, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Hi Acemantra,

    Thanks for such a useful forum. I am suffering from Acne for past 10 years and my doctor asked me to use Tretrin 0.025% and Bio Skin soap for past 4 years. He is not changing the cream and says if I use, my face is like this and if I don’t it would be worst. I have pimples over my face, shoulders and back. When I prick them, they give some yellow puss. I get very big pimples – they dry out and a new batch starts again. Please suggest some cream or lotion or soap for my face and shoulders & back.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

    • Avatar of AM
      AM February 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

      Hi Hazarath, I understand you are feeling trapped in the acne situation. Many of us here have felt the same, for years. Since the extent of the pimples is beyond the face as well, you most likely need some oral treatment as well. Tretinoin is very effective, but for your situation, you need oral medication, at least for the short term to bring everything under control.

      I wish your doctor would listen to your concerns and prescribe a different treatment. My advice for you would be to find a different doctor. 4 years is too long to let yourself be deprived of the right treatment.

      Until you can zero in on a good doctor, switch your face wash to Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel, or if you can’t get it, Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash. Both are acne-safe. Soap bars aren’t the best choice for acne, for various reasons.

      Also for body, use one of the boddy washes mentioned in this post: http://acnemantra.com/body-wash-soap-back-acne-india/ They are non-comedogenic, meaning they will not block your skin’s pores to cause pimples.

      If you have any questions after this, please just post in the community area: http://acnemantra.com/questions/

  142. Avatar of Shruti
    Shruti February 5, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    Hi…….istarted using ahaglow face wash a mnth back….and have noticed good improvement on my face….but d acne spots dont go away…..can i use benzac ac with it??

    • Avatar of Shruti
      Shruti February 5, 2014 at 12:28 am #

      Also……plz tell me a good under eye cream …….as my face is getting better with ahaglow but d dark circles r getting prominent…….will vit e capsules help??

    • Avatar of AM
      AM February 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

      Hi Shruti, usually a face wash isn’t enough to clear up the skin totally. Also, since I don’t know what else you are using along with AHAGlow (moisturiser, acne cream, sunscreen), it is difficult to say more. How about you start with this post and work your way up to clear skin, like many have? http://acnemantra.com/how-cure-acne/ After that if you have any questions, please just post in the community area: http://acnemantra.com/questions/ About eye creams, please post a new question or use the search box on the right side.

  143. Avatar of Taha
    Taha April 22, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Hello acne mantra ,

    first of all thanks. You made,me hopeful again. I was on the brink of BRAKING DOWN

    i am 18 now and suffering from sever acne.they are all over my body(legs , arms , underarms , pubic region ) .i have had acne since i was 13. I have visted over 5 dermitologists and nothing seems to have worked , even some,of them made it worse

    today in the morning my friend referred me,to ur site and u made me hopeful and after 5 months of giving up . I visted yet another dermitilogist

    he prescribed me the following :

    tab. Minoz 50
    clear gel
    nioret nano
    and derclean face wash

    i just want to know what u think? Is this alright? Or does it need to be imoroved

    my current skin condition : lots of acne marks , lots of pimples , some of them have puss filled heads , blackheads , uneven skin tone

    hoping to recieve your reply quick so that I can start out my treatment. I have never be so excited!

    • Avatar of AM
      AM April 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

      Hi Taha, sorry, I’d have replied sooner. Since the extent of the acne is almost all over the body, you would benefit from nutritional supplementing and addressing any internal imbalances. Now there are various ways to target this.

      The first thing is to switch to non-comedogenic skincare products, face wash and body wash, so at least the products don’t interfere with your oral treatment. This is important since no matter what internal therapy is used, as long as pore-clogging products touch the skin, they will continue to cause acne, diluting the effect of all other treatments. Derclean is fine as a face wash. For body wash, you could use Neutrogena Rain Bath or Vedic Line Lime Shower Gel or one of the others mentioned here: http://acnemantra.com/body-wash-soap-back-acne-india/ They are all non-comedogenic.

      Your present prescription sounds okay, although the amount of stuff to be applied all over the body would be huge. Anyway, once you have settled into your face wash / body wash / prescription routine and started to see at least some difference (or no difference), please just post your details in the community as we’ll take it further from there. http://acnemantra.com/questions/ No one should have to live with acne and I hope we resolve this situation for you.

    • Avatar of Taha
      Taha April 23, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

      Thanks for the reply , I will make it a point to post my progress in the community from time to time ,

      I was wondering about how to pin point the internal cause and look into nutrional supplrments.

      I have consulted with top notch doctors and they in my view appeared to be not very,clear about it ( it is clearity in ur posts that’s most assuring )

      i have looked through acne mantra and found lots of posts to accquire knowledge from.. I was just wondering how should begin with investigating into my internal imbalance and,nutrional suoplements

  144. Avatar of ashu
    ashu April 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    can you advice me the alternative of olliza gel because it is not avilable in any shop of my city

    • Avatar of AM
      AM April 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

      Ashu, you could ask for Glyco A at medical stores. It is also 12% glycolic acid like Olliza Gel and community members have reported good results with it.