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Does Iodine And Baby Oil Really Remove Hair
Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more
Not your best option: I know lots of online "experts" (none of them physicians) say baby oil will repel ticks. It makes a bit of sense, in that the ticks might not be able to recognize your skin if it's coated in oil, and if you have nothing else on hand it's probably better than nothing. Permethrin lotion, however, is far more effective. Deet is not very effective against ticks, but great for mosquitos and such. ...Read more
I applied a bit of baby oil yesterday to my hair and scalp after washing due to winter dryness. Can I still apply my betaderm scalp lotion today?
Scalp lotion: Yes you can apply betaderm scalp lotion today. ...Read more
My 4 month old daughter has dry, tangled hair. What can I put on it to keep it moisturized? Baby oil?
Baby hair: Baby hair is frequently very fine and thin. Use a soft brush. You can use a baby shampoo just once or twice a week which will keep it soft and clean. Baby oil is not usually necessary, but you can use it or a baby hair conditioner. Most early baby hair may fall out or change in the first year, and the new hair comes in differently. ...Read more
My mother-in-law use baby oil on my baby hair causing skin brake outs I only stared grapeseed oil today the hair is soft could I continue using it?
If it causes: You to break out with rash the stop it. Different people may have different topicals. Use the one that your skin dose not react ...Read more
Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to it's poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have ...Read more
Is it safe to use topical mineral oil (baby oil), while pregnant? I use it after waxing to remove wax.
Earwax: Aah, the facination with clean ears, baby oil, olive oil, peroxide, peroxide and water, colace (docusate sodium) as well as several over the counter meds such as debrox and Cerumenex have been used for squeaky clean ears. But remember, that wax is supposed to be there to protect the ear canal, and the body takes care of naturally pushing it out. Let your doctor deal with it when he/she needs to take a look at the ear drums. ...Read more
Is baby oil safe to remove makeup and eye makeup? I have clear skin, but scared of breakouts. How about Vaseline?
Which oil - coconut, olive, castor, bio oil or Johnson's baby oil with vitamin e, is best to remove stretch marks on legs, thighs and buttocks?
Is the Ayurvedic treatment of thanaka and Kasuma oil a safe procedure for permanent hair removal?
Used in Burma:
It is claimed to remove unwanted hair permanently and is used by women and some men in Burma
I can not find any study done for it's safety or effectiveness. But they claim there are no side effect
Sorry we do not have too much scientific information about this.
But it sounds too good to be true that it removes unwanted hai permanently and no side effects ...Read more
Best to discuss w/Dr: Home remedies are not always the best solution for hair removal, if you have sensitive skin, you may break out, have localized inflammatory response & depends where the hair is that you want removed. That will determine the best treatment. Face? Underarms? Legs? Bikini line? Need more info. There are creams, waxing, threading, electrolysis, laser options. Depends on thickness, budget, outcome desired. ...Read more
Baby oil: Mineral or baby oil is a good moisturizer. It tends to get quite slippery and may feel greasy. Other alternatives are fragrance free moisturizing creams and lotions such as cereve and cetaphil. ...Read more
No no no: Bad idea. It is not ok to smoke anything. Nothing. Nada. But educate me here. What is the reason one would even consider doing this? ...Read more
No: Baby oil is not a good choice as a personal lubricant. Over time this may cause irritation to the genital skin. Additionally, the oil weakens latex condoms; therefore, making them less effective at preventing unintended pregnancy and stds. Try to find a water based lubricant that is designed for intimate use. ...Read more
Is baby oil as effective a wrinkler reducer as the expensive lotions sold at determatologists' offices?
Probably: Some prescription medication are more effective than simple moisturizers. ...Read more
I have really dry skin, so I use baby oil, but I heard that it is not good to do. What is the true fact?
Disagree: With all respect, I know of no credible evidence that mineral oil does any of the horrible things claimed in the previous answer. I know you'll find similar stuff all over the internet, none by physicians, with no evidence to support it. The fda classifies it as "generally safe for human contact and consumption". Whatever you use for dry skin, apply it after bathing while skin is still moist. ...Read more
Wash it off.: Wash it off with water and mild unscented soap and do not do it again! If it does not feel better soon, see a doctor to be sure something else is not going on. Use mild unscented lotions and soaps and detergents to avoid reactions. ...Read more
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