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Cetaphil Face Lotion
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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
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
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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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
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
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
After shaving my head with a razor then going outside without my hat, can cetaphil moisturizing lotion protect my shaved head from sun?
Hello, Before I go to bed, I apply cold water to my shaved head. Is it okay to use cetaphil moisturizing lotion after wards ?
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.
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is it safe to use cetaphil body wash and cream/lotion on a 6 week old baby face for hives and dryness or should I just use johnson's with oatmeal?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is it okay to leave Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser on my hair and scalp? Says it can be used like lotion.
Better to use: As a lotion for your skin than for your hair ...Read more
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!
Cetaphil dam lotion is preferred to treat neonatal acne and left out white patches... Is this desirable? ?
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