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My face and neck is so darker than my body.. I am using skin lightening cream.. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer..No use. Please help. ?

My face and neck is so darker than my body.. I am using skin lightening cream.. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer..No use. Please help.
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Sunscreen: If the darker areas are on the face and neck, sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of about 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients for the best results. If you avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every single day, your skin should gradually even out. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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Is OTC hydrocortisone 0.5 safe to use on face for contact dermatitis? Or is just moisturizing with Cetaphil enough for it to get better?

Is OTC hydrocortisone 0.5 safe to use on face for contact dermatitis? Or is just moisturizing with Cetaphil enough for it to get better?

Depends: Jack, It depends on what is wrong. If it is just dry skin, Cetaphil will work great. If it is contact dermatitis, hydrocortisone 0.5% is safe and effective. Whichever approach you try, if it doesn't work, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best face moisturizer?

What is the best face moisturizer?

Health Tap doctors: are asked not to endorse particular brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best ultra hydrating moisturizer for the face?

I'm curious as to what is the best ultra hydrating moisturizer for the face?

Moisturizer for face: THERE IS NO BEST. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. TRY ALL OF THEM AND FIND WHICH WORKS FOR YOU. GET SAMPLES AT THE COSMETIC COUNTERS ...Read more

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My face burns whenever I apply any moisturizer?

My face burns whenever I apply any moisturizer?

Rule out the compund: There are multiple brands with different chemicals...Keep a log on what you are putting on nthe skin and the timing and the reaction. That will give you an idea on what the offending chemical component is causing the reaction..Then you can rule out what compounds to use and which ones to avoid..... ...Read more

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How face moisturizer is different from a sunblock?|

How face moisturizer is different from a sunblock?|

Moisturizer sunblock: Moisturizers by themselves do not protect from sun and those moisturizers with sunscreen in them, do not function as well as separate sunscreens that focus their effort on filtering out the harmful ultraviolet rays that damage our skin's dna. ...Read more

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I need a face moisturizer for dry skin please help!?

I need a face moisturizer for dry skin please help!?

Facial moisturizer: There are many good ones like aveeno (oatmeal) lotion which are tremendous moisturizer and some of them actually have sunscreens within them. In frequent sun exposure i would definitely grab one with sun protection spf factor 30 or greater. ...Read more

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What's the best moisturizer for males with an oily face?

What's the best moisturizer for males with an oily face?

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My face is very dry, what oil free moisturizer could i use?

My face is very dry, what oil free moisturizer could i use?

Facial moisturizer: Look for those that state or advertise skin moisturizer that is non-comedogenic. ...Read more

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What can I do for dryness besides using moisturizer on my face?

What can I do for dryness besides using moisturizer on my face?

Hydrate: Drink plenty of water and take a look at what else you may be using that might be drying your skin. ...Read more

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What is the best natural drug store oil free face moisturizer to use?

What is the best natural drug store oil free face moisturizer to use?

HealthTap: doesn't really advocate the use of any particular product. You might ask the pharmacist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please what is the best possible moisturizer i can use for my face? Thanks

Please what is the best possible moisturizer i can use for my face? Thanks

Ceramide replacement: The best and newest moisturizers are ones which contain ceramides. Ceramides are proteins found naturally in human skin that keep our skin from looking ; feeling like a reptile. Some of the better over the counter ones available include cerave am or pm--the only difference is that the am version has a built-in sunscreen. ...Read more

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Hey I used a face moisturizer and I have eczama and now my skin feels dry. What should I avoid in moisturizer or any thing to use on face or body?

Hey I used a face moisturizer and I have eczama and now my skin feels dry. 
What should I avoid in moisturizer or any thing to use on face or body?

Eczema patients: have issues with barrier. so you want to use topicals for sensitive skin that provide a barrier repair like Cerave ...Read more