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Forgive my frankness: This is serious. You may find some evidence-based practitioner in your community who can suggest an adjunct to scientific Rx. But if "natural" remedies for rosacea actually worked, rosacea patients in the old days wouldn't have ended up with their faces mutilated like Photo Guy. This is the 21st century; despite all the huckstering by "natural healing" people, this doesn't have to be you. ...Read more
Find the right doc: I feel strongly about this topic, because unfortunately there are too many pros that fall victim to the same hype that the general public does. Find someone who truly believes in good scientifically- based skin care that can truly make a difference, not the newest fad. If they can't explain it to you in terms that make sense, move on. There is no substitute for good medicine, especially in skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What type of skincare regimen do you recommend after a couple of days (about 14 hrs total) in the sun at the beach?
Less sun next time: I recommend that you don't stay out in the sun as much next time, even if you are using sun block. That is a lot of time to be in the sun. I recommend moisturizing your skin with an aveeno cream with colloidal oatmeal to help heal your sun damaged skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do expensive skincare products promising to reverse aging and regenerate youth by altering genes really work? Or are they just gimmick?
Probably: Gimmick. The skin is the largest organ in the body and requires nutrients just like all the other organs. Feed it properly. ...Read more
How can you tell whether a skincare product has got radioactive contaminant? If one feel alright after using, does it mean product is safe?
Not likely: Most skin care products use inexpensive ingredients and there is little supervision of these products by governmental agencies. Thus they could have various forms of contamination without your knowledge or even that of the manufacturer. Radioactive contaminants must be extremely rare if ever; you should be more concerned about toxic ingredients and whether the product is worth the cost. ...Read more
Severely broke out after trying new skincare products. I've been on accutanes and had success but will this reverse accutanes effect? Do I go on again
Not acne.: A contact dermatitis from a new product, is not acne Or if you have a mild flare of acne because of it, stopping it may well stop the flare. Wait and see what happens. Go back to your old skin care routine. If it does not get better in a week or so, see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No fragrances: The most important thing is to use products without scents and additives, as these can irritate your baby's skin. Many rashes and peeling skin do not require any skincare products as they can be normal for your baby. If it is recommended some safe products are vasoline, aquaphor and eucerin cream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moisturize: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer