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Doctor insights on: Cosmetics Compatible With Acne

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Does sulfur soap with lanolin work good with removing acne?

Does sulfur soap with lanolin work good with removing acne?

No: Benzoyl peroxide is much more effective. Acne is not a hygiene problem. If the benzoyl peroxide isn't sufficient, please get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed nowadays. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Definition)

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


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Does tetracycline work well with acne on the face?

Does tetracycline work well with acne on the face?

Acne: Tetracycline is fairly effective in acne. However, the drug is in short supply so alternatives such as Doxycycline are usually substituted. ...Read more

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Can "benzoyl peroxide 5% gel" make pigmentation of the face skin if used for mild acne ?

Can "benzoyl peroxide 5% gel" make pigmentation of the face skin if used for mild acne ?

Maybe: It could cause skin irritation redness and allergic reaction and with repeated exposure and repeated reaction darkness in the skin could happen. ...Read more

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Can the murad cleanser be good for acne prone & sensitive skin?

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

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Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid but also other fruit acids such as lactic or malic or citric , etc. The aha's are somewhat effective in reversing acne and aging of the skin. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil good for people with acne prone skin?

There are Better: Cetaphil is a soap free non-ionic cleanser. It does not adequately remove surface epidermal lipids. Detergent cleansers are preferred. ...Read more

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Can a person with g6pd dye hair with chemical products?

Can a person with g6pd dye hair with chemical 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 more

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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.

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.

Yes: You still may want to use make-up though and these products are a good place to start. One might try starting with a very small amount as a trial period. Consult your physician as knowledge of your past experience may help guide product selection. ...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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Should milk be avoided by people with cystic acne who are on a dosage of isotritinoin?

Should milk be avoided by people with cystic acne who are on a dosage of isotritinoin?

Moderation : There is no contraindication to any foods consumed in moderation with accutane. However, certain vitamins and medications should not be taken while on this medication. Discuss this in detail with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can glycerin in face/skin/makeup products cause acne. i have acne prone combination skin.

Can glycerin in face/skin/makeup products cause acne. i have acne prone combination skin.

Hypoallergenic: make up is best. Toxins in makeup goes in through the skin. One example is high lead levels in lipstick. Search for goo quality because some companies use the term "hypoallergenic" as a marketing tool. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?

Are acne scar removal products (bio oil, selevax, etc.)as effective as fractional co2 laser? Can you share some sources?

No.: No topical treatment will ever be as helpful as the laser you mentioned. Go to the website for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (asds.net) for more info. ...Read more

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Should I use normal facial cleanser or facial cleansers with salicylic acid for pimples?

Should I use normal facial cleanser or facial cleansers with salicylic acid for pimples?

Cleanser for acne: It depends. Salicylic acid cleanser is great for exfoliating the skin if you are prone to acne. If you have dry or sensitive skin it may be too drying. In this case i recommend a glycolic based cleanser. If you are oily definitely go with a salicylic acid cleanser. ...Read more

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Can I use collagen boosting moisturizer above the retinoid (retacnyl tretinoin) ? Also, is the use of a retinoid compatible with breastfeeding?

Can I use collagen boosting moisturizer above the retinoid (retacnyl tretinoin) ?  Also, is the use of a retinoid compatible with breastfeeding?

Not while breastfeed: Don"t use a retinoid while breastfeeding - it has never been studied and could be harmful. The other stuff is a waste of money as these creams and lotions have no way to penetrate the skin and "boost" collagen. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more