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Skin care: Bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin immediately after, making sure you don't get dry, drink plenty of plain water, try those first, good luck ...Read more
Need a name of a drug for acne and spots or inflamed skin following acne for oily and sensitive skin and a cleanser?
Scientific Rx: First, manage your acne. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for something to add -- acne can be managed. Hydroquinone bleach can fade the dark spots (not the red spots) left behind, but be sparing or you'll disfigure yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more
Genetics/irritants: Most people who have what we consider to have sensitive skin are also atopics. This means they have a combination of allergies asthma and eczema. These are all mediated by a hypersensitive immune system that may be allergicaly mediated through cells called eosinophils. In addition people with this genetic makeup have a defect in a keratin protein called fillagrin. This defect makes the membrane function of the skin less effective in preventing water loss to the environment little cracks developed within the skin and then such as soaps perfumes laundry detergents etc. Get through the skin. ...Read more
Yes: If you have sensitive skin, then you are less able to tolerate harsh conditions and exposure to the damaging effects of ultraviolet light. This would in turn decrease your long term exposure to many of the elements that cause aging of the skin. I guess a glass half full view. ...Read more
Frequent moisture: Avoid over-washing in hot water and dry soaps. Use protective gloves when washing dishes and doing housework. Moisturize frequently with petrolatum products (aquaphor, vaseline) or hand creams that do not contain fragrance. Use gentle cleansers such as aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, cerave. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Fragrance free: I initially start out by placing my patients on products which are fragrance free. I will have them wash with a gentle soap like dove followed by an all over moisturizer like aveeno (oatmeal). I also have them use a fragrance free laundry soap like all-free and no fabric softeners or dryer sheets. If the above measures are not helping then patch testing can be done. I hope this helps. Lana long. ...Read more
Sunblock: If you really burn use SPF >50, if you tan nicely but still may burn sfp 20-50, olive oil skin or darker 10-20 SPF. There are different brand it really depends on your doctor's preference or yours. Ironically a SPF > 10 may affect vit d absortion and cause deficiency and risk of osteopenia/osteoporosis. See your doctor for skin exam and recomendations. ...Read more
Keihls: Yes. I do not see any problem. ...Read more
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Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://www. Pangeaorganics. Com/buffalo. ...Read more
Senisitive skin: If prone to allergic reactions stick to similar detergents, make up and hair products that are hypo allergic. If you tan easily were a SPF based lotion or cream. You don't have to wear sun tan lotion anymore as there are beauty creames that contain SPF. If you have an allergy to nickel, stick to jewly that is gold, sterling silver, or platinum. Stick to organic based products they are less harsh. ...Read more
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Dry sensitive skin: Hydrate well with water. Use gentle soaps or cleansers. Lavish with emollients. Always use a sunscreen when outdoors. ...Read more
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Is it better to wear natural fabrics that need dry cleaning or synthetics you wash? Sensitive skin.
Depends: Some people are sensitive to dry cleaning solvents, so keep this in mind no matter what the fabric. You can be allergic to natural fabrics, wool being the classic example. For the home laaundry, I recommend one of the detergents with free on the end, all-free, tide -free, etc and no fabric softeners or dryer sheets. I hope this helps you out. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more
What are good effective, nonexpensive face smoothing products for sensitive skin that you can purchase?
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My skin was soo white before three years and my skin suddenly has became nearly black and I have a sensitive skin please tell me what to do?
Doctor can evaluate: Skin symptoms are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a hyperpigmented (darker) area of skin to see what it might be. Some parts of the body are naturally darker than the rest of the body, in everyone. However, certain darkening patterns are not normal and may be due to hormonal disorders. ...Read more
I have very sensitive skin I want to go all organic in my skin care because of the benefits do you have suggestions on good organic skin care lines?
Pangea Organics: I recommend pangea organics. They have excellent product for sensitive skin including the egyptian calendula with blood orange facial cleanser, french rosemary with sweet orange facial toner, and italian red mandarin with rose facial cream. These offer carefully selected bio available ingredients that provide superior hydration in addition to anti aging, antioxidant, smoothing ; calming benefits. ...Read more
Skin rash: Sun sensitive skin more commonly known as photosensitivity occurs as a result of inflammation of the skin. Typically it is induced by the combination of sunlight and certain photosensitive medications or substances. This signs include redness (erythema) of the skin and may look similar to a sunburn. ...Read more