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I had these breakouts on my face recently. There are small pimples all over my forehead and on my cheeks are a little big. The pimples dont hurt at all, they are just bumps all over my face. Ive been using a sulfur cream contains 2grams per 100grams and a sulfur soap. Ive noticed the pimples dries but leaves a dark mark. What do you think should I do? I am asian by the way and we have hot climate. Thanks and i'm hoping for your response. - Asked by L P on 27-Oct-2015 19:33:01

Answer Count: 1    Disorder Type: Skin and subcutaneous disorders

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    Answered by Dr. Ramya Smitha on 28-Oct-2015 23:31:35

    Pimples are a common problem that a lot of us face. The treatment depends on how severe the pimples are. The reason we get pimples is that our pores get clogged either due to dust particles or due to sweat or sebum and then they get infected. Pimples can also come because of hormonal imbalances. Also pimples come in cycles and if you stop taking care of your skin, they will come back again.

    Apply RETINO 0.25% at night  along with a topical antibiotic like CLINDAC A 1% gel 2 times a day(only on the pimples / when not exposed to the sun)

    For acne scars or marks , apply KOJIVIT gel lightly over old marks twice a day. You can continue this for eight weeks.

    You can make a few changes in your lifestyle for healthy glowing skin and prevent pimples :

    • Drink plenty of water. 2-3 liters depending on your activity levels and weather.
    • Avoid oily spicy and fast foods
    • Wash your face with oil free face wash (e.g.SASLIC, SASLIC DS OR SPONGISAL) twice a day.
    • Always cover your face with cloth whenever you are going out, especially if on a two-wheeler or rickshaw, to keep it safe from dust as much as possible. 
    • Eat at least 5 helpings of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday.
    • Always apply a sunscreen of spf 30 and above apply 3 times a day (examples Nivea, Biotique, Neutrogena).

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