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Calexico, CA
A 20-year-old female asked:

Is petroleum jelly ok to use on acne prone skin? i have very acne prone skin and break out for anything but i have very flaking skin under my mouth.

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
A dermatologist is: expert in this area but I do view petroleum jelly as helpful. Consider using Vitamin E oil which can be purchased in the health food store in a little bottle. An alternative is coconut oil. Please consume good fats such as olive oil and / or coconut oil. Avoid junk food because then contain transfats. Avoid skin lotions w/alcohol in them. Peace and good health.
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