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Best Face Soap
What soap, shower gel is best for skin, face? I read about ingrediants that are bad and they are used in products.
Basic: Keep to the basics in terms of soaps and moisturizers -- non-fragranced , non-scented and hypo-allergenic. Oftentimes the more ingredients in the product , the more chance of irritation or allergy. ...Read more
I am using epiduo on my face and back and i was cleansing with aftican black soap now i have a big itchy dark spot on multiple spots on my back... What could it be? and what type of soap could i use best with the epiduo for my body acne?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Hypoallergenic noncomedogenic soaps and moisturizers may help (check the sensitive skin section of the pharmacy). ...Read more
What is the best soap for me. I've oily skin, pimples, redspot & darkspot on my face. What soap? Is it cetaphil, acne soap, kojic or oatmeal soap?
You can always try..: Cetaphil oil control soap, if that doesn't work try a brand called "boots" this can be found at target. If that doesn't work contact me again and i will recommend stronger washes :]. ...Read more
Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Lava soap has abrasive inclusions which can help remove deeply seated deposits on the skin. The face is a little delicate and may respond with reddening and tingling. Lava soap was designed mostly for use on the hands. But an occasional scrub with lava soap on the face should do not harm. ...Read more
Facial soap: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural ph level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, regular soap can cause damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin: Dry face after shower is a symptom of dry skin condition. The severity of dryness varies from person to person. It depends upon factors like age, climatic condition, exposure to the sun, and health condition of the person. The minor dry face symptoms are tight feeling on the facial skin, dull and rough skin, appearance of wrinkles on face. When the skin becomes severely dry, then it starts peeling. ...Read more