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Dermacontrol: Cetaphil® dermacontrol ™ oil control foam wash is clinically proven to effectively remove excess oil, impurities and make-up that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. ...Read more
What is the best cleanser for an oily skin! Eucerin cleanser or avene cleanser? And what's the diffrence between those too?
My facial skin gets sensitive again in spring. I use avene and sunblock everyday, eat healthy food and why does it happen when spring comes?
The weather changes.: It can get windy. The temperature changes. You may be sensitive to certain pollens that are more prevalent. Do moisturizer daily. If the skin is abraded and itchy, have a physician evaluate. ...Read more
Have been using benzoyl peroxide for years, I recently introduced a night cream (avene istheal)and clinique cc cream, this ok? What order should I follow
Acne: Looks ok. Try Clinique in the morning and the avene at night or middle of day and benzyol peroxide at night ...Read more
Which cleanser is better for oily skin with acne and red marks : bioderma foaming gel or cleanance gel from avene?
Oily skin: Both products work well. The preference is yours. ...Read more
Yes: Skinoren is Azelaic Acid and triacneal is retinaldehyde; both are good choices especially if topical benzoyl peroxide is too rough. This should be plenty for mild acne; if you're not clear in two weeks, or if it's on your trunk, get with your personal physician who can add something a little stronger. ...Read more
Sunscreen: There are many good sunscreens on the market. But the brands vary in different countries. You know all the good ingredients so you can start reading labels. ...Read more
Neutrogena, Alta MD: The neutrogena helioplex and the anthelios by la roche posay are my favorites. For acne prone skin, the alta md uv clear works well. It is important to use sunscreens with both uva and uvb coverage. Spf value refers to uvb protection. The new fda ruling requires uva protection labeling, which will be presented as + (lowest), ++, or +++ (highest). Reapply every 2 hours while in the sun. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin Cancer: Sunscreens protect your skin from the harmful uv rays of the sun. In addition to damaging the quality of the skin, they can cause cancers to develop. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of spf 15 - follow product directions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 things: You need 2 things: a good uvb protector. This is what the spf rating refers to. Octinoxate is wonderful and safe. No more than a 50 spf. Anything higher is useless and to full of other chemicals. You must have a metal in it such as zinc or titanium. These protect against uva rays. Higher spf is nonsense. You must reapply them frequently and avoid the sun to be affective. Wear a hat and be well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both are great: Sunblock normally consists of a physical blocker like zinc or titanium oxide which block and reflect both uva and uvb rays. Sunscreen usually means a chemical screen that interacts with the uvb rays to prevent sun damage. A combination of both us very common, but for very sensitive skin, a block is sometimes better. ...Read more
For: For practical purposes, there are two kinds: Physical - like clothing, hats, trees, shade, zinc oxide - that block the sun from reaching the skin, and Chemical - some of which block UVA and/or UVB, may be sensitizing to the skin, but are more esthetically pleasing and easier to use. I recommend both. ...Read more
Sunscreen criteria: Whether it's organic or not, all sunscreens have to pass the same tests to be approved and recognized for certain levels of protection. Look for sunscreens with an spf of at least 30, and one that says "broad spectrum" with uva and uvb protection. Zinc oxide is a natural substance found in manhy sunscreens that is extremely effective inprotecting the skin. ...Read more
Avoid the sun: If you cannot or do not want to wear sunscreen lotion, but still want to stay in the sun, then you must either cover yourself, use an umbrella or stay in covered places. If you expose yourself a little bit at a time, you might develop a tan which can help but remember long term exposure leads to skin problems later in life. Of course you could move to seattle, where the sun is rare. ...Read more