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Big Pores On Legs
What can I do to remove the big pores on my legs? Big pores with brown color and hair growing inside the skin
I have dry skin and i get small good bump pimples on my body, legs pubic region as i shave.. Very annoying. How can I prevent this? Big pores on pubic
Because of hair removal, my pores/follicles are bad. On my calf, they are big and dark. On my thigh, they are little raised mounds. Will waxing help?
Waxing: Will keep the hair removed if needed but won't change your follicles. ...Read more
Is there any way to reduce the sight of pores on my legs after I shave? I put on lotion everyday but that doesn't seem to help.
Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. ...Read more
Maybe shaving?: Some people do have darkening of the hair follicles following repeated shaving. Frequent, close-shaving causes minor trauma to the hair follicles and some folks can be sensitive to this, hence getting darker pores/follicles. If you stop shaving for an extended period of time, likely it will improve. Laser treatment /hair removal may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Dilated Pore : A dilated pore is a condition in which a small skin tumor forms within a hair follicle. Dermatologists often call the resulting bump an open comedo, although a dilated pore does not have the exact same cause as acne blemishes from excess sebum. This skin problem is also frequently called a dilated pore of winer, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hey I have little black dots all over my legs after shaving. Like large pores? I'm a light brown african american woman. How can I have nice legs?
As above: Since u r a woman and u want always to look good i advise u to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Okay, so I just changed my soap from Dove to a natural honey and oat soap. I noticed I have some random bumps (possibly irriataed pores?) on my leg.
Folliculitis : Well, the idea of putting honey the soap is interesting but I'm wondering if that would result in the soap having some degree of sugar in it. If so, I could conceive the possibility that putting sugar on your skin might predispose towards irritation/inflammation of the hair follicle = folliculitis. Try switching back to Dove and see what happens. ...Read more
Pityriasis alba : Pityriasis alba is characterized by patches of hypopigmentation, usually distributed on the face, neck, upper trunk, and proximal extremities. The lesions range from 0.5 to 5 cm in diameter, with well-defined but somewhat irregular borders, and fine scale. They usually are asymptomatic but may be pruritic. Usually accentuated by tanning. ...Read more
The skin on my legs is always either really red, purpleish, and my pores or hair folicles are always very visible. How do I achieve a smoother look?
Glycolic Acid: Use cleanser &/or creams with salicylic or glycolic acid to help with this ailment. ...Read more
shaving legs: Shaving is one of the main causes of rashes on the legs. The main problem is that multiple blades in each razor cut the skin as well as the hairs. Use an electric razor a while and just see if it doesn't get better, and if not, see a dermatologist! ...Read more