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Best Over The Counter Face Moisturizer
Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more
Can I use an eye cream with retinol and apply Glycolic acid on the rest of the face at the same time (night)?
Yes: There should not be a problem. Are you having any excessive dryness or irritation at present? ...Read more
Cetaphil: I generally recommend cetaphil daily facial cleanser. Basis is another excellent soap. ...Read more
Facial Moisturizer: Cerave lotion is a very good moisturizer because it has ceramides and it is otc. Another good product is cetaphil restoraderm moisturizing lotion which also has ceramides. Try each one and see which one you like. ...Read more
Here are some ...: What you have is probably just a long redundant retractable foreskin, to which topical application for infection / inflammation is possible. The common OTC agent is antifungal cream with or without steroid - 1% hydrocortisone. You may try it but consult Doc as needed for unforeseen events. But for long overall health, don't ignore practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. Best wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should you put prescription face cream and clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) on the same spot on your face?
No : Its never a good idea to mix medicated creams on your skin. ...Read more
Depends : Depends on what kind of skin you have, sensitive, oily, dry, acne, etc. Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) may have acne medication in it which may be helpful if you have acne but dry your skin if you don't. Most dermatologists I've worked with recommend Cetaphil as it is a mild but effective cleanser that works for almost all kinds of skin and skin problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pangea Organics: Try moroccan argan with willow and rosemary cream. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, gluten-free. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more
None are great: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. ...Read more
How often can one safely use natural papaya soap on the face and body without it over exfoliating the skin?
Best cream: Good moisturizers will help retain the water in your skin, rub in well, and not be overly greasy. This means that there is no one cream that is "best". I have prean cream compounded for my patients with compromised skin, and their parents and kids love it. You will have to find one you like and stick with it. ...Read more
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