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A 19-year-old female asked:

Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? and moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? my skin always feels dry and tight!

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Good skin care: Although visiting a dermatologist to determine the cause (hormonal, skin care, topical reaction, etc) may be the best first step. A variety of skin care regimens ranging from gentle cleansers with appropriate moisturizers and exfoliation with the possible prescription of oral or topical retinoids may be a good beginning. However topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc may help.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013


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