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Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Alcohol? No. : Alcohol is a good cleanser. Fragrances can contain so many substances that you have no idea what you may be sensitive to. Keep it simple. One ingredient at a time. ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez
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Does mineral oil in skin care products cause acne?

Does mineral oil in skin care products cause acne?

Oil: Mineral oil or any oil containing skin product can cause acne or clogged pores resulting in acne. Always test a small area with any new skin product to determine adverse reactions before applying it liberally. ...Read more

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Which ingredients in skin care products should I avoid?

Which ingredients in skin care products should I avoid?

Here are a few: I would avoid parabens (preservatives that are widely used and have been found in low levels in breast cancer), xenoestrogens (foreign Estrogens that have estrogenic effects on living organisms) or carcinogens (such as sodium lauryl sulfate that is often found in cleansers and toothpaste). ...Read more

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Please help! what is the medical importance of glycerol, retinol, ethyl alcohol and iso-propyl alcohol?

Please help! what is the medical importance of glycerol, retinol, ethyl alcohol and iso-propyl alcohol?

OPEN ENDED: Your question is too open ended and difficult to answer in this limited space. Come up with a specific question. ...Read more

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Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more

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How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

Mildly effective: Patients can expect a mild improvement from these acids that peel the epidermis. In-office peels with higher concentration will provide deeper peeling and more noticeable results. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use neutrogena hydroxy acid exfoliating cleanser while on Accutane ? It is non comedogenic, soap free and dermatologist tested

Yes: Yes you can, provided you don't apply it with an abrasive sponge or anything that can excoriate your skin or exacerbate the exfoliation. ...Read more

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Acne skin care question. Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Acne skin care question.  Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Both products help: Both products can be helpful, however one may work better for you than another. You can try one or the other or use them both. ...Read more

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Skin care for oily skin? How often to wash, exfoliate, moisturize?

Skin care for oily skin?  How often to wash, exfoliate, moisturize?

Washing/oily skin: At least twice a day. But best to see a doctor or derma to advise exactly for you. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with Natures Bounty Hair Skin & Nails?

Can I drink alcohol with Natures Bounty Hair Skin & Nails?

It depends,,: This appears to be a vitamin supplement drink with biotin in it for hair and nails. It does come with warnings, so if you pay attention to them it may be OK but if you have any adverse reactions you should stop and you should not have too much alcohol in any case. In fact, if you have not used this before it is best to see your doctor before using it or alcohol at all. Good luck! ...Read more

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I cannot use menthol. Does the cetaphil cleanser for oily skin have menthol as a fragrance?

I cannot use menthol. Does the cetaphil cleanser for oily skin have menthol as a fragrance?

As far as I know, no: I have used cetaphil for years and I have never noticed any menthol in their products as far as I can tell. There may be a version of cetaphil that does have Menthol, so I also caution you to check the labeling prior to use. ...Read more

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Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC cream get rid of oily skin and redness, as well as the pimples?

Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC cream get rid of oily skin and redness, as well as the pimples?

Helps: It is benzoyl peroxide and although drying for some people ot does help acne.Cit may need to be combined with other medi actions along with a sugar free diet and supplements or antibiotics to control your acne problem to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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Would these cause a positive ETG test . Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols. Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol. ?

Would these cause a positive ETG test .
Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols. 
Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol.
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Only ethanol makeEtG: Those compounds aren't metabolized to EtG. Food products (vanilla), hygiene products, mouthwash, or OTC medications (cough syrups) containing ethanol can cause EtG levels to exceed 100 ng/mL but not 500 ng/mL. If measurable ethanol is detected (greater than .04 gm%) in the urine & EtG is >250 ng/mL, or if EtG > 500 ng/mL, then this is very strong evidence that beverage alcohol was consumed. ...Read more

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