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Does Sweating Clear Pores
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
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
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
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
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
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
If Accutane shrinks sebaceous glands and kills sebum, then why does it cause dry lips if lips don't have sebaceous glands or secrete sebum?
Information: It is just a side effectthat has nothing to do with sebaceous glands. ...Read more
Pores: Keratinous debris, degenerating skin cells, sweat, and oil. Soap and water. ...Read more