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Doctor insights on: Cetaphil Face Lotion

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Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Unlikley: You can stop using it and see if it clears up, but doubtful that it is the cause of your acne. Look closely at diet. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne.You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need retinoids locally. ...Read more

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Aveeno (oatmeal) on dry face with acne ?

Aveeno (oatmeal) on dry face with acne ?

Better options exist: When you have acne, you do not want to dry out your face, as it leads to compensatory oil production. Gentle cleansing is best. A foaming or gel cleanser with therapeutic amounts of compounds like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid or beta hydroxy acid. Stay away from scrubs or buff pads.. For thorough cleansing, use your cleanser with the clarisonic skin care brush. ...Read more

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Cetaphil daily facial cleanser help with scars?

Cetaphil daily facial cleanser help with scars?

No: Topical application of silicone gel is the only non-invasive treatment proven to improve the appearance of scars. Dermarolling and laser treatments are more invasive treatments. ...Read more

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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin phosphate lotion moisturize my face?

Will clindamycin phosphate lotion moisturize my face?

Topical clindamycin: This medication is designed to treat acne, so the active ingredient is an antibiotic- clindamycin which targets the germ that causes acne- P. acnes. There are other compounds in the lotion, including cetostearyl alcohol (2.5%) and isostearyl alcohol (2.5%) which could cause skin irritation. (A side effect in about 10% of patients). Talk to a dermatologist about moisturizers given your acne problem ...Read more

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Best face cream for oily skin & pimples?

Best face cream for  oily skin & pimples?

Best: You could use benzoyl peroxide and oc 8 to stop oily skin pimples but you should see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

Skin Clear Wash: I recommend the skin clear wash from cosmo grade professional skincare. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more

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I've a oily skin, will Neutrogena SPF-15 Face lotion be suitable for my skin?

I've a oily skin, will Neutrogena SPF-15 Face lotion be suitable for my skin?

No: In order to have adequate UV-A and B protection the sunblock should have a physical barrier such as zinc or titanium at least 7%. These otc products do not have that instead have an oxylate substance that is not as effective. ...Read more

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Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

No: I think it would likely increase your risk for acne. ...Read more

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Should I use Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash?

Should I use Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash?

No: Topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoids acid without pricey gimmicks are your best friends. If you Are not obviously better in two weeks, get with your physician and we can clear you with your help. ...Read more

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Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

Maybe: Face washes can help clear acne pimples if they have ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc., but they can also dry out your skin. I am not familiar with the ingredients of ponds, but i know it used to be used as a cold cream to remove makeup. This would probably be too heavy for skin with acne and would not clear pimples. ...Read more

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Foaming or non-foaming face wash for acne?

Foaming or non-foaming face wash for acne?

No Endorsement: There is nothing medicine has to say to help you choose the product best for you. We would be neutral on this question. There is no right or wrong answer. ...Read more

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Can I use cetaphil gentle skin cleanser to wash my hair with?

Can I use cetaphil gentle skin cleanser to wash my hair with?

Hair wash: Yes, no harm in trying. Skin cleansers, shampoos, etc are formulated to work best on the area of the body they are intended for. But there is no harm to try a skin cleanser to shampoo with. ...Read more

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Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

Yes: I often recommed cetaphil or aquafor but aveno is okay. Use it sparingly. Putting things on the face can cause rashes too. ...Read more

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After shaving my head with a razor then going outside without my hat, can cetaphil moisturizing lotion protect my shaved head from sun?

After shaving my head with a razor then going outside without my hat, can cetaphil moisturizing lotion protect my shaved head from sun?

Ideally you would: Use a lotion or cream that contains some form of sunscreen. Since this is a sensitive part when your hair is removed, you'll want to be extra careful about a sunburn in this area. Aim for a sunscreen on the order of at least SPF 30 or more. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.

Need more info: I don't see any relationship to the topical products you are using. I would bring the findings of the skin on the baby's face to the attention of the pediatrician. Having one skin problem may lead to another kind of skin problem. ...Read more

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My 22 month old daughter has eczema, and we use cetaphil lotion and body wash, but she scratches the back of her head. What shampoo should I use?

Itchy scalp: I've found that aveeno (oatmeal) makes great products for eczema. The key is to use hypoallergenic products with minimal alcohol. Try to find products which are colorless and without perfume. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness?

Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness?

Leave it alone: Baby acne is triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy. Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants & germs.At 6 wks this is peaking & worrisome. Leave it alone.Bathe with normal soaps & let it fade over time.Lotions attract dust & sour leading to more washing & dryer skin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cetaphil moisturizing lotion on the face? I have a rash near my mouth and it is causing flaky skin

Is it safe to use cetaphil moisturizing lotion on the face? I have a rash near my mouth and it is causing flaky skin

Cetaphil good!!!: Cetaphil will HELP your face. Throw away the polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Like neosporin, bacitracin, and triple antibiotic, it is a common sensitizer, often causing just what you describe. Since none of these seem to be of any use, there is no reason to ever use any of them. ...Read more

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Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?

Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?

Depends: Prednisone will likely control most skin inflammation but may cause serious side effects if taken for a long time. It is also unusual for atopic eczema to involve the face alone. Whether the condition will return or not depends on the actual cause of the disease. If clindamycin is used at low dose regularly as an anti-inflammatory agent , it may well control the disease process. ...Read more

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Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Avoid face scrubs: for sure as this will just irritate your healing skin. I would be very gentle using only cetaphil like non-soap cleansers, and vaniply cream. Skin will heal but if you remove peeling skin you can have scarring. ...Read more

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Does it matter what lotion or moisturizer should I use for my face (with acne)?

Does it matter what lotion or moisturizer should I use for my face (with acne)?

Non-comedogenic: I am glad to hear that you understand that despite acne or oil-prone skin, it is very important to moisturize daily. The key to a good moisturizer is to ensure it is non-comedogenic or non-pimple forming. Cetaphil, cerave, neutrogena and aveeno (oatmeal) all make great moisturizers that fall into this category. ...Read more

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As soon as i apply any kind of moisturizer or lotion on my face, i start sweating and the lotion melts away. What do you suggest i do?

Sweating: Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is a condition that most often affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, face, and underarms. Dripping-wet skin can cause embarrassment and interfere with daily activities. Treatment can be with otc meds such as sweat block and certaindri or prescription medication. ...Read more

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Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!

Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!

Good skin care: Although visiting a dermatologist to determine the cause (hormonal, skin care, topical reaction, etc) may be the best first step. A variety of skin care regimens ranging from gentle cleansers with appropriate moisturizers and exfoliation with the possible prescription of oral or topical retinoids may be a good beginning. However topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc may help. ...Read more

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I use lotion & sometimes face moisturizer. I also use oil free face cleanser. Am I doing something wrong? b/c I have back acne and pimples on my face

I use lotion & sometimes face moisturizer. I also use oil free face cleanser. Am I doing something wrong? b/c I have back acne and pimples on my face

Lotion may clog pore: The lotion may be clogging your pores. Try doing without the lotion and see if it makes a difference, On the other hand, it could be hormonal. May or may not apply to you, but sometimes going on or off birth control or changing pills may affect acne. Try these suggestions for starters. Regards, Dr. Lebowitz ...Read more

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Which lotion is better? Curel or cetaphil

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Can I use cetaphil as a cleansing lotion?

Cetaphil Cleanser: Most skin cleansers remove more than they should. As the brand of cleansers and moisturizers recommended by more dermatologists than any other, cetaphil® cleansers work to cleanse, moisturize and gently remove what your skin doesn’t need, without stripping away natural emollients and oils. Cetaphil® gentle skin cleanser and daily facial cleanser have gentle, non-irritating formula. ...Read more

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I'm 23...how can I help my eczema? does diet affect it? I use creams now. Also, Cetaphil has this new eczema soap and lotion...does it work well?

I'm 23...how can I help my eczema? does diet affect it? I use creams now.
Also, Cetaphil has this new eczema soap and lotion...does it work well?

Eczema management: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occasionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced with hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, CeraVue, etc., and fragrance/dye free detergents. Moisturizers in ointment form penetrate deeper. Topical steroids are also helpful. Avoid eating foods that you are allergic to and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne.You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need retinoids locally. ...Read more

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Penis is so dry from Accutane and making it itch. Looks like old mans penis! Putting cetaphil lotion on it. What do I do!?? Help!

Penis is so dry from Accutane and making it itch. Looks like old mans penis! Putting cetaphil lotion on it. What do I do!?? Help!

Aquaphor: Use no soap on penis and apply Vaniply ointment,Aveeno (oatmeal) ointment or Aquaphor.If allergic to wool do no use Aquaphor ...Read more