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Cosmetics Compatible With Acne
Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more
Got intolerant skin with rash-like, scaring, acne. (it's usually not cistic) benzoyel, salycilic, face washes, differin, (adapalene) clindoxyl = not helpful?Me=girl
I'm combining tretinoin with benzoyl peroxide for adult acne. Is this effective or should I replace benzoyl peroxide with erythromycin topical?
Salicylic acid: This is just salicylic acid. If you're prone to acne, and your skin is "sensitive", you're going to have grit your teeth and endure some discomfort to keep your acne under control, whether you use this, benzoyl peroxide, or a retinoic acid derivative. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?
Yes: Even the most severe forms of g6pd only cause problems when a strong oxidizer of a certain type is ingested. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you something worthless. And life's too short to be afraid of "chemicals" -- a tremendous amount of work goes to keeping the dangerous ones (strong poisons, mutagens) out of products. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can makeup labelled oil free, non comedogenic and hypoallergenic still cause cystic acne? Have a history of acne, afraid to put anything new on face.
Which cleanser is better for oily skin with acne and red marks : bioderma foaming gel or cleanance gel from avene ?
Oily skin: Both products work well. The preference is yours. ...Read more
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
Yes: This a a great combination...Get a more detailed answer ›
Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?
Can I use collagen boosting moisturizer above the retinoid (retacnyl tretinoin) ? Also, is the use of a retinoid compatible with breastfeeding?
Are there any home remedies for treating acne? Or is it most effective to treat with OTC products such as; clean & clear, stridex, clearasil, (benzoyl peroxide) etc?
Acne: Home remedies i don't know. Medically you have to know first whether acne is mild, moderate or severe. If mild and moderate use stridex in am and clearsil in pm. If acne is cystic, nodular or recalcitrant, please see dermatologist for other options. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer