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skin is dry and cracks when i smile, but oily. i have celiac could it also be sibo? or what else could it be?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
How about chapstick?: Have you tried using chapstick more often? Use it as often as you can to keep your lips soft and moist. Based on your age and the area that you live in, dry skin is very common in the winter.

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Can you see or feel the hardware under the skin?

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Depends: It depends on the type of hardware, the location, and the physical build/weight of the person who has it.
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For african-americans and other darker-skinned people, is treatment different than for people with light-colored skin?

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What type treatment: Please ask about what type of treatment. Many dermatology procedures are the same for all skin types, but if you are asking about laser or chemical peels, skin type is very important. You will want to seek a dermatologist that has experience with skin of color as treatments can be tricky and have a higher risk of scarring if not done correctly (or even if correct procedures are followed).
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How should I care for my skin?

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Key = Protection: First and foremost you should protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet rays (ie the sun, tanning booths). Spf creams that are 15+ in addition to sun protective clothing (hats, sunglasses) are the mainstay of protection. Maintaining a healthy diet, good hydration, and avoiding smoking will also help. A daily skin care regimen with anti-oxidants and gentle cleansers can go a long way as well.
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Will moving to a warmer climate permanently make my skin more wrinkled?

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How can I help my discoloration on my skin?

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Dr. John Despain
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Depends upon cause: Address what's causing the disocoloration first. If its acne, address that. Short term use of hydroquinone (prescription) may help even skin color, but many times simply taking better care of the skin (addressing the disease process causing the discoloration, hydrating the skin as well) takes care of this.

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