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How to Use Listerine to Treat Adult Acne

Some readers report success when they use Listerine to treat adult acne. The herbal ingredients may help rebalance skin microbes.

Terry Graedon - June 1, 2020

Could Dairy-Free Diet Help Clear Your Complexion?

Terry Graedon - December 23, 2019

How Milk of Magnesia Cleared Stubborn Blemishes

Terry Graedon - November 25, 2019

What Should You Eat to Fight Acne?

Joe Graedon - January 17, 2019

Do Dermatologists Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics?

Terry Graedon - November 1, 2018

How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Child’s Rash

an acne pimple on a teenager's chin
Acne (pimples)Terry Graedon - June 25, 2018

Is There a Simple Solution to Fight Acne?

Readers find that using a clean washcloth every day helps fight acne. Changing the diet to include more whole foods and less sweets also makes a difference.

a woman with adult acne
Acne (pimples)Terry Graedon - June 7, 2018

How Can You Treat Acne Without Antibiotics?

Dermatologists suggest that an old drug, spironolactone, might be quite effective for treating women's acne and spare them years of antibiotics.

woman scratching scalp
Acne (pimples)Terry Graedon - January 28, 2018

Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis on the Scalp

Some natural products can be useful for treating seborrheic dermatitis, from Listerine to rosemary and coconut oil.

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money and tablets
Acne (pimples)Joe Graedon - March 6, 2017

The Skyrocketing Price of Tetracycline is Shocking!

The cost of a 50-year-old antibiotic (tetracycline) is outrageously high. How can drug companies justify the price tag? How can you find affordable drugs?

a woman with adult acne
Acne (pimples)Terry Graedon - November 7, 2016

How to Eat to Avoid Acne

A diet high in refined carbohydrates and low-fat dairy products seems to make skin problems worse. Try a low-glycemic-load diet to avoid acne.

two bottles of Milk of Magnesia (MoM) laxative
Acne (pimples)Joe Graedon - October 8, 2015

Milk of Magnesia (Magnesium) Solves Rosacea and Acne

Topical magnesium in the form of milk of magnesia or Epsom salts has been surprisingly effective for skin blemishes and acne rosacea.

a woman with adult acne
Acne (pimples)Joe Graedon - April 20, 2015

Sulfur Soap Helps Clear Acne Blemishes

Using sulfur soap to wash the face can help to clear the blemishes of acne.

an acne pimple on a teenager's chin
Acne (pimples)Terry Graedon - October 8, 2014

Resveratrol Fights Acne Germs

The antioxidant compound resveratrol works synergistically with a standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide.

an acne pimple on a teenager's chin
Acne (pimples)Terry Graedon - September 15, 2014

Milk of Magnesia Clears Up Acne

Using milk of magnesia (MoM) on skin can help clear away the pimples and inflammation of acne.

a woman with adult acne
Acne (pimples)Joe Graedon - September 27, 2012

Banishing Blemishes with Viruses