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What makeup can cause acne?

What makeup can cause acne?

Any: Any product applied to acne-prone skin can cause acne... But "non-comedogenic" products are less likely because they lack ingredients known to clog pores & cause acne in "most" people. So, advise that everything (including other skin care products) applied to your face be oil-free non-comedogenic products, and that you remove/wash off all makeup & daytime skin products before bed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Does wearing spandex cause pimples on covered areas?

Does wearing spandex cause pimples on covered areas?

Yes if sensitive: Yes if you are sensitive to one of the materials or if you do not allow the skin to adequately "breathe". Consider other compression garments that permit sweat to evaporate and also avoid the use of occlusive moisturizing agents. ...Read more

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Can wearing eye shadow and eye makeup cause changes in the colour of the eyelid? Can makeup cause vitiligo? Is wearing makeup daily bad for skin?

Can wearing eye shadow and eye makeup cause changes in the colour of the eyelid? Can makeup cause vitiligo? Is wearing makeup daily bad for skin?

Not that i know of: As far I know, the answer to all those question is no. Wearing makeup can definitely cause irritation, cogged pores etc. but if you are not having a problem then you are probably ok. I would recommend talking to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (like myself) to get on a good skin care regimen if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can makeup cause acne? My daughter has mild to moderate acne but she loves wearing makeup (it is non-comedogenic)? Any particular brand suggestions?

Can makeup cause acne? My daughter has mild to moderate acne but she loves wearing makeup (it is non-comedogenic)? Any particular brand suggestions?

Makeup : Certain makeup may aggravate acne. Mineral based makeup as found in jane iredale or others may prove helpful. See a dermatologist for a good treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Apply gel Retin-a to acne. Cause dry skin. Can i do laser co2?

Apply gel Retin-a to acne.
Cause dry skin.
Can i do laser co2?

Accutane= dry skin: Accutane is the oral form of Retin A (tretinoin). Generally we do not use both. You will have dry skin, especially lips, until you finish accutane. Why would you want to do laser? See how you look after 20 weeks of accutane. ...Read more

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Does applying alcohol before shaving can help prevent acne? Does that hurt sensitive skin?

Does applying alcohol before shaving can help prevent acne? Does that hurt sensitive skin?

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch: & OUCH !! Alcohol and then shaving - that could sting. No that won't prevent acne. Yes, that might hurt. ...Read more

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Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Not your best option: There are better otc and prescription products to help prevent oily shine. Mineral powder sunscreens and make up products are a great way to mattify and protect your skin without clogging you pores and predisposing you to acne. ...Read more

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Pimples occur in hair follicles, not in pores. So why is "non-comedogenic" (doesn't clog pores) makeup better for avoiding acne?

Pore around follicle: There are minute hairs at the pore opening. Oil glands come to the surface at pores and are associated with small hair follicles. Comedogenic products block the opening form the oil gland causing an accumulation of debris and eventually inflammation. ...Read more

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Does st. Ives makeup and facial cleanser for all skin types prevent acne? I barely started using it this morning. Will it prevent acne?

Does st. Ives makeup and facial cleanser for all skin types prevent acne? I barely started using it this morning. Will it prevent acne?

Perhaps : Most over the counter acne treatments have salicylic acid 2% as their active ingredient. The st. Ive's product maybe scented, in which case it may cause irritation in some people. If it is irritating your skin, you should discontinue use. Otherwise, most cleansers help acne to some extent by removing oil and dead skin cells which may clog pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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My skin is super acne prone. whenever I use aloevera gel, new acne start to grow. can aloevera gel can cause acne?

My skin is super acne prone. whenever I use aloevera gel, new acne start to grow. can aloevera gel can cause acne?

May be: Please consult this site for effective home remedies for acne. It these are not helpful, given your age, it may be something other than usual acne, you should consult a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Will wearing liquid foundation cause me to have breakouts?

Will wearing liquid foundation cause me to have breakouts?

Maybe.: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, it might. If it is not labelled as "noncomedogenic" it may cause blocked pores and acne. ...Read more

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I read that accutane can cause hair loss due to vitamin a, but that topical tretinoin cream can cause hair regrowth. How does this make sense?

I read that accutane can cause hair loss due to vitamin a, but that topical tretinoin  cream can cause hair regrowth. How does this make sense?

It doesn't: Because this is not the case, may be with some anecdotal cases, but not the norm or a common effect or side effect, the drug works on the sebaceous glands not the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide cream or gel help with uneven skin tone caused from sun & blemishes caused from pimples? Help

Does benzoyl peroxide cream or gel help with uneven skin tone caused from sun & blemishes caused from pimples? Help

Retin A (tretinoin) poss better: Benzoyl peroxide can be a useful agent for the treatment of acne, but probably doesn't really help pigmentation caused by acne or other causes. Retinoids (trentinoin, retin a, (tretinoin) retinol, etc) can help reduce pore blockage as well as reduce pigmentation caused by acne and sun damage. Other tx can be helpful. Consult with your dermatologist in order to learn what options might be most useful to you. ...Read more

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Can having oily acne skin cause skin to have a reddish tint? Could it be oiliness causing inflam? If acne is treated does redness go away. No rosacea

Can having oily acne skin cause skin to have a reddish tint? Could it be oiliness causing inflam? If acne is treated does redness go away. No rosacea

Yes and yes: Oils can be highly inflammatory and can cause dermal inflammation. When acne is resolved, the inflammatory reaction usually goes away. ...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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Seborrheic Dermatitis, does alcohol make it worse? also does it leave visible marks?

Seborrheic Dermatitis, does alcohol make it worse? also does it leave visible marks?

Relax: Seborrheic dermatitis is manageable if you're willing to work at it. Ketoconazole, coal tar, sulfur, blue shampoo, and judicious use of topical glucocorticoids are your friends. You list only "Eumovate" topical steroid and this is only one component of good management. Unlike rosacea, it's not much exacerbated by alcohol and shouldn't govern your decision to drink or not. It does not produce scar ...Read more

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Does wearing a hat cause baldness or receding hair line?

Does wearing a hat cause baldness or receding hair line?

Of course not: That's one more silly myth that makes life more difficult. Baldness is genetically programmed and correlates closely with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. You can opt for medical or surgical treatment or embrace your genetics and masculinity and stay physically fit. Mr. Statham (photo) isn't complaining. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more