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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more


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Does water clear skin ? To give people clear complexion and or open pores.

Does water  clear skin ?  To give people clear complexion and or open pores.

No: Water alone will not clear your skin. If you have acne you can trying over the counter benzoyl peroxide product.If you do not see any improvement after a few weeks or it is to irritating, then she a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does peppermint soap help clear skin?

Does peppermint soap help clear skin?

No: There is no evidence that peppermint soap will clear your skin. If you like the smell that's the only reason to use it. ...Read more

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Does sweating from working out cause clogged pores, resulting in acne?

No: Actually working out reduces strrss and improves circulation and aeration to the skin which should not make acne worse. ...Read more

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Why does oily skin cause pimples?

Why does oily skin cause pimples?

See below: Oils can clog pores and are a favorite food for the acne-related bacteria called p. Acnes. ...Read more

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Does johnson baby lotion help clear up ance and spots?

Does johnson baby lotion help clear up ance and spots?

No: Johnson baby lotion is just a mild, scented lotion and not particularly helpful for acne. A mild soap and acne medication containing salicylic acid is more effective for acne. ...Read more

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Does jergens mild soap help clear up acne ?

Does jergens mild soap help clear up acne ?

Soap: Jergens soap, and many soaps for that matter, can help keep the skin clean, and may help clear up acne as well. But, Jergens soap is not a cure all for acne however. Acne can be tough to treat and a good soap is often just one step in a multi-factorial approach to the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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Why does oily skin cause acne?

Why does oily skin cause acne?

Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne. ...Read more

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Why does my dry skin breaks out cystic acne?

Why does my dry skin breaks out cystic acne?

Requires specialist: Deep cystic acne -- if that is what it is -- requires, and responds well to treatments only available to -- a specialist dermatologist. There will be no easy fix. Please forgive my frankness, and i hope that in a health care system that is often dysfunctional, you find the treatment that should be available to everyone. ...Read more

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Does rubbing alcohol helps clear up acne ?

Does rubbing alcohol helps clear up acne ?

I would avoid this: As rubbing alcohol is more like going to irritate your skin in the long run. Many astringents may use much less concentrated alcohol but still can be quite drying. While it does serve an antimicrobial purpose, look elsewhere for options. ...Read more

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Does sweating on face is bad for cystic acne?

Does sweating on face is bad for cystic acne?

Yes: When you sweat on your face it further clogs your pores and your cystic acne can get worse. ...Read more

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Does hot water really open scalp pores and cold water closes them? Do the scalp pores close anyway?

Does hot water really open scalp pores and cold water closes them? Do the scalp pores close anyway?

Vasodilation: Warm water makes your scalp vessels open and dilate which may increase absorption of topicsl products. It doesn't truly open pores. Cold water causes constriction of blood vessels. ...Read more

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Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

Good product: I was not familiar with this specific product, but I took a look for you. I believe that Galderma and the Cetaphil brand can put together a good noncomedogenic yet moisturizing product for daily use. I REALLY like the spf included here. HOWEVER, depending on your level and severity of acne, this will not be a standalone product. We could help you find a second topical to exfoliate in Prime visit ...Read more

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Have sebum plugs that clog pores on chin, caused by excess testosterone = excess sebum. Appears dry and dehydrated, but not. How to treat it?

Have sebum plugs that clog pores on chin, caused by excess testosterone = excess sebum. Appears dry and dehydrated, but not. How to treat it?

Excess?: You're a 22 year old male, this is likely normal. However, younger patients need to dry the skin, whereas older patients tend to need to moisturize. Proactiv is a possible treatment, but you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does toothpaste actually help clear pimples?

Does toothpaste actually help clear pimples?

Do not recommend: Toothpastes have many ingredients that can actually cause new skin problem that one already has - blackheads, or pimples. Burning the skin with toothpaste is often a complication. ...Read more

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Why does sebum build up in pores? How to remove sebum

Pores: Keratinous debris, degenerating skin cells, sweat, and oil. Soap and water. ...Read more

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Why does vinegar clear THC from your system?

Why does vinegar clear THC from your system?

Doesn't: The research I have done indicates it does not clear from your system, but masks the THC. This could be considered a masking agent and can be detected. ...Read more