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What is the most effective face wash, toner and moisturizer for women with excessively oily skin?

What is the most effective face wash, toner and moisturizer for women with excessively oily skin?

I would: I would use a benzoyl peroxide wash and witch hazel. This would be very inexpensive. There is also a product made by ferndale labs called oc8 that you could try for your oily skin. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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What face wash and moisturizer works best for eczema?

What face wash and moisturizer works best for eczema?

Eczema: First 3 rules: gentle, gentle, gentle. Avoid drying or irritating products--ones that contain salicylic or glycolic acid. Many good ones on market: dove bar, cetaphil, neutrogena gentle, purpose, basis, aveeno, (oatmeal) cerave. Your dermatologist's office may have samples you could try before you go buy a full retail size. ...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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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

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Any suggestions on which is more important in fighting acne: the right face wash or moisturizer?

Wash, but...: Neither will be sufficient to manage most acne, especially in teens. A salicylic-acid based was may help with very mild disease. For anything else, if two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Can I use virgin olive oil as face wash and coconut oil as moisturizer?

Can I use virgin olive oil as face wash and coconut oil as moisturizer?

You can but...: In soaps, olive oil is used for it's moisturizing capabilities, and coconut oil for its lather and cleansing properties. However, these oils have reacted and transformed during processing with lye to maximize these characteristics. Unprocessed oils may not be harmful to your skin (unless you are acne prone), but may not provide the desired results in unprocessed form. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good face wash/moisturizer to help with acne/acne scarring?

Can you recommend a good face wash/moisturizer to help with acne/acne scarring?

No one answer: Skin care regimens vary greatly depending on your skin type and may benefit from oral and/or topical medications prescribed by a dermatologist. I generally recommend cetaphil daily facial cleanser and eucerin facial moisturizer with spf but this is only a suggestion and may need to be modified for you. ...Read more

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21, male. Face reacts to every topical/moisturizer besides zinc and basic face wash.. When should my acne finally stop being stubborn and clear up?

21, male. Face reacts to every topical/moisturizer besides zinc and basic face wash.. When should my acne finally stop being stubborn and clear up?

Unknown: Although many people's acne improves after adolescence, in some cases people will have acne for their whole life. It is hard to know if you will "outgrow" acne, however continue good hygiene by washing your face with mild soap daily, and consider using benzoyl peroxide daily. ...Read more

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When you've had extractions done to your face without facial, is it okay to wash face with cetaphil at the end of the day?

When you've had extractions done to your face without facial, is it okay to wash face with cetaphil at the end of the day?

Yes: Cetaphil is a facial cleanser. Apply a small amount and monitor for any reaction before applyiing to your entire face. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. I have a question? Is cetaphil facial wash good for all skin type? Im asking this coz I have an oily face. What soap can u recommend?

Hi doctors. I have a question? Is cetaphil facial wash good for all skin type? Im asking this coz I have an oily face. What soap can u recommend?

Yes: Cetaphil is a good choice for multiple skin types. I've used it myself. Right from their website, for example, it says: cetaphil dermacontrol oil control foam wash specifically designed for oily and acne-prone skin. Get more info at cetaphil.Com. Neutrogena face washes are another good option. ...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.

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?

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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Went 2 dermatologist. Doing treatments of blue/light 4 acne. Dr gave me cetaphil-oil-control-foam-wash 4 acne it's making face red&hot,acne wore. Why?

Went 2 dermatologist. Doing treatments of blue/light 4 acne. Dr gave me cetaphil-oil-control-foam-wash 4 acne it's making face red&hot,acne wore. Why?

That foaming wash: contains a little acid so can be a little irritating if you have sensitive skin. I am sure you were also given prescription medications as blue light alone is not enough. Perhaps the prescriptions are causing irritation. talk with your dermatologist ...Read more

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What would cause ones face to stay oily after using cetaphil and sweat allot when outside its 95 here maybe humidity ? And I'm outta shape

What would cause ones face to stay oily after using cetaphil and sweat allot when outside its 95 here maybe humidity ? And I'm outta shape

All skin types are: different, those with oily skin need to add toner or astringent to their regimen to keep oil secretions under control. A wash that has some hydroxy acid will help as well, not cetaphil unless you use the foam for acne one ...Read more

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Do i need to apply moisterizer on my face after putting cetaphil oily skin cleanser on?

Do i need to apply moisterizer on my face after putting cetaphil oily skin cleanser on?

Yes: You should apply a toner and a moisturizer every time you wash your face. If your face is oily, you should use a thin moisturizer (more of a lotion than a cream). Not using a moisturizer can cause your face to produce more oil in an attempt to keep your skin from being too dry. The toner helps to restore pH balance after washing so that the moisturizer can be absorbed. ...Read more