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Does ziana also help wrinkles?

Ziana: Has tretinoin and can impact wrinkles if used for a long time. There are better ways of reducing wrinkles without the need for the antibiotic that is in ziana. Think resurfacing, peels or retin a. ...Read more

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How does lotion or creme hydrate skin? Which works better?

How does lotion or creme hydrate skin?  Which works better?

Cream is better: The purpose of emollients (creams and lotions) is to help maintain the hydration of the skin. Both lotions and creams contain water and oils (lipids), but they differ on the amounts. Lotions have more water, less oil, but creams have the opposite composition. The water hydrates, but the oil keeps the water in the skin. Without oil, the water would just evaporate off. Use creams. ...Read more

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How do you reduce skin peeling while using differin (adapalene) gel?

How do you reduce skin peeling while using differin (adapalene) gel?

Change treatments.: Differin (adapalene) also comes in cream form - creams are less drying than gels. If the cream still causes peeling, use less of it, or apply it at bedtime, or both. If it still dries your skin, ask your dermatologist for a different treatment. Trying to neutralize a drying skin treatment with moisturizers is an exercise in futility, and defeats the whole purpose. ...Read more

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What will help with dry peeling facial skin besides sunscreen?

What will help with dry peeling facial skin besides sunscreen?

Dry facial skin: Depending on the cause, the appearance of flaking of the face can be improved with gentle exfoliation and application of a hypoallergenic noncomedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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Can i apply topical hyaluronic acid to plump skin if desonide thins facial skin? Can it counter? This is for seb derm/eczema/pd/skin flaking.

Can i apply topical hyaluronic acid to plump skin if desonide thins facial skin? Can it counter? This is for seb derm/eczema/pd/skin flaking.

Skin thinning: Skin thinning from topical steroids involves decrease in thickness of epidermis and loss of collagen from dermis. Hyaluronic acid (ha) holds water molecules & if applied to skin surface, skin looks temporarily more plump due to increased water content. Topical ha does nothing to increase thickness of epidermis or replace collagen. Other meds besides topical steroids can be used to treat seb derm. ...Read more

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What lotion or oil really helps decrease stretch marks?

What lotion or oil really helps decrease stretch marks?

Mederma, bio oil: Medermastretch mark cream will decrease the appearance of red stretch marks. It will not do much for old or white stretch marks. ...Read more

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Can potatoes really help reduce skin redness?

Can potatoes really help reduce skin redness?

No: Red skin is from rosacea usually. Using gentle products, topical Metrogel or using a skin rejuvenation laser can help. Decreasing your alcohol, caffeine intake and eating plant based can improve inflammation which helps the skin. ...Read more

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Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?

Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?

Dermatologist: Evaluation, please don't self medicate, those are potent steroid creams , which you might not need in your case, seek a dermatologist evaluation please, best wishes ...Read more

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Can Marigold cream(Calendula officinalis) help much in healing rough dry red skin after irritant dermatitis?can i combine it with another moisturizer?

Calendula Cream: Calendula, a plant extract, has been used throughout history in skin preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. ...Read more

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Why can the tretionin cream improve the skin texture? Does this mean the tretinoin will help thicken the skin and improve pores?

 Why can the tretionin cream improve the skin texture?  Does this mean the tretinoin will help thicken the skin and improve pores?

Actually yes: The retinoid acid in tretinoin cream causes a thickening of the epidermis, which will tighten pores, reduce wrinkles, its one of the best anti-aging products available other than sunscreen ...Read more

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Can daily cold showers help reduce skin redness over time?

Can daily cold showers help reduce skin redness over time?

If the redness: if related to overly dry skin associated with excessively hot water in showers than it might help. The real question is what is the underlying cause of the skin redness. ...Read more

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How does sun cream help prevent skin cancer?

How does sun cream  help prevent skin cancer?

Sunblock blocks sun: Sun damage causes damage to the skin which leads to skin cancer. Sun block and sun proof clothing prevent the damaging portion of light from damaging the skin's dna. It also prevents the premature aging of skin which occurs with sun damage. ...Read more

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How does lotion and creams help moisturize my skin?

Creams help skin: Creams are better than lotions for skin. Creams help the skin retain water or hydrate the skin which keeps it from drying out. If your skin becomes too dry, it becomes itchy and can develop a variety of rashes and may crack and or bleed and become infected. Good hydrated skin prevents these problems. ...Read more

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100 mg of minocycline twice a day and tretinoin cream is helping acne but causing extremely dry skin! Will topical vitamin E oil help?

Yes: Any type of moisturizer will help. You should apply at least twice daily and make sure the one you use during daylight has a sunscreen built in as well. If the oil form is too "oily" for your skin and re-plugs pores, use the ointment or cream. ...Read more

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