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Avoid Pimples Oily Skin
Skin Clear Wash: I recommend the skin clear wash from cosmo grade professional skincare. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more
YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more
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I have oily dehydrated sensitive skin prone to breakouts. Troubled with whiteheads blackheads pimples. How can I avoid acne and get rid of pimples?
Oily skin: Oily skin accumulate s sebum in skin pores causing blackheads and whiteheads. Keep skin dry Use glycol acid wash or salicylate acid. Apply Retin A (tretinoin) cream at night. Avoid oily solutions on skin. Diet of less fatty acids and carbohydrates Pkentty of water to drink. Consult your Dermatologist. See other responses on HealthTap by other doctors. ...Read more
Washing/oily skin: At least twice a day. But best to see a doctor or derma to advise exactly for you. ...Read more
Glycerin & Pores: For most people, glycerin will not clog pores and is defined as non-comedogenic. However, some individuals with conditions linked to clogged pores (i.e. acne), may experience worsening of their condition with glycerin. Additive ingredients may also help or cause further clogging of pores (comedogenic). It is best to seek evaluation from a medical provider for an accurate assessment. ...Read more
Soaps do not help: Acne is a disease of the oil-producing glands of the face, but removing the oils does not cure acne. Regular washing with a benzoyl peroxide-containing cleanser will help dry your face, but will not cure the underlying problem. You need to consult with a dermatologist who can prescribe a program which should help your acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Can I use 5% benzoyl peroxide on my acne ? I have oily skin... Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne. ...Read more
Cetaphil: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and moisturizers are fantastic for conditioning the skin without clogging the pores or aggravating inflammation. I recommend this product constantly and have almost always had favorable results. Once the skin is conditioned, it is less likely to be irritated by over the counter acne products that can be used with it. ...Read more
Hydrating substance: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, your question is not very clear but I believe you are looking for a substance that is hydrating but also non-comedogenic. Glycerin and dimethicone are two noncomedogenic substances that are considered hydrating. There are many others. The second part of your question is unclear, but noncomedogenic substances by definition will not clog or widen pores ...Read more
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