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Can Too Much Lotion Be Bad For You Skin
What to do if I have really bad dry skin in the winter and I can't usethe best lotion I can use that will keep my skin clear but isn't scented?
Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more
My son is 5 and has very bad dry skin. I can not find a lotion that helps. Doctors gave an ointment but can’t be used all over body because it’sstrong?
Several out there: Many kids respond to Gold Bond Intensive Care lotion when they have similar issues. Yo may find it helpful. ...Read more
Hi my elbows started started itching yesterday really bad, and I put lotion on them but it did not help. They are turning really red and staying that color and when I woke up thid morning the skin around the redness is turning a darker color. Not sure wha
My 3 year old grandson has eczema really bad and has had it since birth. He scratches so much his skin bleeds. Can I use this lotion on him and will i?
Mgt: I would suggest a review of her skin care regimen with your PCP. Discuss possible allergic triggers, the use of Hydrocortisone lotion and an eczema cream for young children (available over the counter). Avoid immersion in water for more than 10 minutes at bath time and apply the moisturizer after the bath. If itching persists, additional medication may be indicated. ...Read more
I have really bad dry skin how do I help my dry skin? I have tryed everything from drinking a lot of water to putting lotion on my face.
Dry skin: Dry skin occurs not from too little water intake but rather from loss of water through the skin. The best way to minimize this is to apply moisturizing creams or lotions twice daily. Other things you can do include limiting your bathing to as infrequent as possible. Not all scaliness is from dry skin. Consult with your doctor if moisturizing does not work. ...Read more
Is it bad for my skin in the long run to apply body lotion to my whole body 2 times per day? I have a dry skin but luckily not prone to allergies etc.
Unlikely: It is unlikely that applying lotion (which by the way is usually made from animal or plant fat) will cause you any long term harm. ...Read more
My boyfriend has really sensitive skin and breaks out really bad with acne all over his body, what soap, lotion can help and clear it up?
Depends: You should try to eliminate what he is "sensitive" to in his environment first. He may be sensitive to laundry detergents, colognes, animal dander, pollens, mold, or even foods. Try changing all soap products to hypoallergenic like neutrogena products for example or ivory snow / dreft laundry detergent and see if this helps. Try acne products, Cortaid (hydrocortisone) and have your boyfriend keep skin clean also. ...Read more
I got a bad burn nearly every day this past week. Even with wearing sun lotion. I'm very fair skin. Have a very small brown bump. Should I see doc?
Depends. . .: 1st avoid any more sun exposure! Hate to ruin ur vacation but sun burns increase risk for skin cancer later on and definitely for wrinkly skin, too. Check out http://www. Skincancer. Org/prevention/sunburn/five-ways-to-treat-a-sunburn, https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/about-skin/skin-cancer/treating-sunburn & http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/sunburn-home-treatment ...Read more
Bad eczema and really bad dry skin, what do you recommend for lotions? That won't sting when I use it?
Eczema: Use eucerin, cerave, vanicream, or plain vaseline, the greasier the better. You need to do it regularly and it will stop stinging in a few days once your skin is hydrated. Wrap the affected skin over night with gauze to keep the moisturizer in direct contact with the skin for better effects. ...Read more
I have a big red dry area of skin on the side of my ribs and underarm. Suddenly stings badly, and lotion isn't helping. What can I do?
Big toe is peeling badly. The middle of toe is pink and towards the edges there is more skin than in the middle. I put on lotion but its not fixing it?
More than dry skin: Such accumulation of dry skin may be an eczematous process. We must consider that the skin in this area is inflamed and turning over at a rapid rate. Things that can cause this include psoriasis, irritation, athlete's foot etc. If the peeling skin is near the nail, than it is related to an infection of this area. ...Read more
Mild sunburn 2mo ago. Lotion applied to prevent dry skin. Ever since arm won't stop itching badly, turns red and gets warm to the touch. Cause?
How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you
Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream. ...Read more
None.: The main ingredient in camomile lotion is the extract of chamomile flowers. Some commercial preparations do have a combination of mineral oxides, such as zinc and iron, which help the lotion to nullify irritants; but I know of no credible evidence that any measurable zinc absorption occurs after using any type of chamomile lotion. ...Read more
Yes: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and water content of the epidermis and dermis. ...Read more
Many brands: There are many aloe based lotions that are excellent for skin care. Some examples are Jergins, or Vaseline Intensive Care. The cosmetician in department stores can advise you on skin care also, as there are more expensive creams especially for facial use. ...Read more
Dry Skin: You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
Skin lotion: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Sensitive skin: You may be sensitive to one of the ingredients in the lotion. Try using a cream (in a tube or jar) that is fragrance-free instead. Lotions by definition have more water and alcohol and can be more irritating for the skin. Also, be careful to avoid fragrance, as it can irritate already delicate skin. ...Read more
Skin rashes: Based on what usually presents when patients ask such question, I believe your question is that you have skin rashes and you thought it might be due to allergy to the lotion. Several things can cause skin rashes and not always due to allergy. If you think that the lotion causes rashes, you should stop it right away and come see either an allergist or dermatologist to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
No: There are some bleaching creams, ask your local pharmacist for generic preparation OTC, but you cannot use this indefinitely. ...Read more
Is it okay to apply lotion in sun burned areas of the skin? If so what SPF should I buy? Thank you!
How can I make my skin softer all day every day? It seems like my skin is so dry the more I put lotion on the dryer my skin gets.?
Try the following cr:
Egyptian magic available at costo
over the counter skin cream apply twice a day to one a day. ...Read more
A tip here was don't put anything on your skin you wouldn't eat. So that means only organic pure face lotions, body wash, etc? I want to get into it
Yes: That's correct. A great source of information on the safety of cosmetics and body products is EWG. Org. See the skin deep section. ...Read more
How often can I use almactin body lotion? It helps keep my skin clear and not dry. I just don't want to wear spf during the summer. Similar lotions?
As often as you wish: No limit. Whatever feels best. SPF is not something you wear!!! Sun Protective Factor is a number which indicates sun protection. SPF 30, or at least 15, is as effective as any higher #. Sunscreens are added to many moisturizers that you are sure to like. Try some. You will like them. ...Read more
Ceramide Lotions: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more
CeraVe Lotion: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more
Soft skin: It is important to use a moisturizer immediately after you shower/bathe. Depending on how dry your skin is, once or twice a day application should work. Use a lotion/cream that does not contain alcohol, which can actually dry the skin. Smelling good doesn't mean it is good for the skin. Use of cetaphil, eucerin cream, or aquaphor tend to be good choices. ...Read more
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream. There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more
Not necessarily: You really need to look for ingredients suitable for you. In other words avoid products that you may be allergic to and capitalize on those your body likes. Avoid the harsh chemicals (phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, synthetic dyes and parfume). As a compounding pharmacist, we could make gender specific lotion formulations with the consent of your doctor; employing female hormones. ...Read more
Yes, moisturize: Babies do need more moisturizing. Their skin does not produce as much natural oil as adults and it is more sensitive. Extra moisturizing is needed because we use all sorts of soaps and cleansers on our babies to keep them clean. All soaps, even gentle baby soaps will remove natural oils and dry out the skin. This is why you should add moisture back to your baby's skin after bathing. ...Read more