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What is a good moisturizer for acne skin?

What is a good moisturizer for acne skin?

Acne: Anything that causes the skin pores to get plugged up can contribute to acne. Be sure any facial cream or product used is labeled as noncomedogenic. That means that it will not contribute to acne. Some people may still be sensitive to those products and get a reaction. See the doctor for advice if still having the breakouts. One recommended product is called purpose. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Yes: your skin should be moisturized to stay healthy. So yes you should moisturize your entire face and neck. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best facial moisturizer for acne?

Please recommend the best facial moisturizer for acne?

Noncomedogenic: Look for a moisturizer which is labeled 'hypoallergenic noncomedogenic' and be sure that it is also fragrance free. ...Read more

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Can I apply acretin with moisturizer to treat my acne?

Can I apply acretin with moisturizer to treat my acne?

Retinoic acid: Sure. If this retinoic acid derivative does not clear you -- and it may not -- your physician may add prescription-strength medication that will. Managing acne is a collaboration; keep it up until the disease remits on its own. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Just started taking epuris capsules for acne. What would be a good moisturizer to use with this?

Just started taking epuris capsules for acne. What would be a good moisturizer to use with this?

Cerave Lotion/Cream: Create helps repair the skin barrier disrupted by isotretinoin therapy and is available with sunscreen or antioxidants or plain. Good on face or body. Lips usually require more occlusive moisturizers like therapeutic lip balms or prescription tacrolimus ointment can be very effective to reverse the lip dryness and peeling. ...Read more

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Please describe a good oil free acne skin moisturizer?

Please describe a good oil free acne skin moisturizer?

Moisturizer : Cereve or cetaphil are gentle fragrance free moisturizers. ...Read more

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Which is the best face-wash and moisturizer for someone with acne?

Which is the best face-wash and moisturizer for someone with acne?

Pick ingredients: Most over the counter acne products have the same few active ingredients, anything with salicylic acid is likley going to help, 2% is probably best for most. 10% glycolic acid washes can be helpful. Benzoyl peroxide washes can be great for acne, but hard on your skin, ie drying, redness etc. If you are having problems controlling acne, call your family doc! pick any non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to apply moisturizer on top of acne medication?

Would it be acceptable to apply moisturizer on top of acne medication?

Acne and moisture: Yes, it is usually ok to apply a moisturizer after an acne medication--especially if it dries you out. Let the medication dry, then apply your moisturizer. ...Read more

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Please describe a good routine face wash/moisturizer for keeping away acne?

Please describe a good routine face wash/moisturizer for keeping away acne?

Acne: Acne is not really due to poor hygiene or in adequate washing. In fact, you can wash excessively and remove protective skin oils leaving skin dry and sensitive or scrubbing to frequently or vigorously causing heperkeratosis and comedone formation. Consult your dermatologist about a home skin care routine. You can decrease Acne formation, but will not prevent it by optimal hygiene. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Definition)

When the skin is dry or injured, moisturizing creams or lotions can be ...Read more