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Exfoliating Body Wash
Daily: The washes containing salicylic acid may be irritating if overused. A wash containing benzoyl peroxide may be better tolerated, plus you get an antibacterial effect. One does need to be careful, however, because the benzoyl peroxide can bleach colored fabrics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use a body exfoliating sponge in the shower, my skin is already a bit dry. Should I cut down on scrubbing? What lotions do you recommend? Thnx
Throw away the spong: STOP SCRUBBING. Forget you ever heard of "exfoliating". Your skin turns over every 10 days and needs no help. Use a skin cleanser with pH of 9-10 such as Dove, Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Neutrogena, etc. Immediately after toweling from shower, rub in a ceramide cream such as Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Neurtogena, CeraVe, etc., generics. ...Read more
What kind of skin corrector can I use and face exfoliating wash can I use for my face? I have very sensitive skin.
You really should: see a dermatologist for proper skin treatments and regimen. temporarily cetaphil is safe ...Read more
How often can one safely use natural papaya soap on the face and body without it over exfoliating the skin?
Can you use body exfoliating scrubs with sugar in them if you have PCOS? Will the sugar increase your A1C?
No A!C change: Since this product is being used externally, then very little of it should be absorbed unless you are soaking in a bath tub with the same. ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris, how often and when should I use amlactin? And should I use a clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) exfoliating face wash?
Check with your doc: Check with your dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it ok to use neutrogena pore refining exfoliating cleanser and then wait a while and apply retin-a micro at night ? Its an alpha/beta hydroxy wash
I used an exfoliating facial wash with 5% benzoyl peroxide for almost 4 weeks. Then my face and neck got inflamed (red on some parts) and flaky. It stings and itch. I then stopped using it. I also have a sensitive skin. What else can i do to treat this be
Need more details: Were you treating acne or some type of dermatitis? In general, benzoyl peroxide face wash elicits some inflammatory response. Since conditions like acne require a long term strategy with medicine usage, the recommendation has been to try out a selected regimen for at least 3 months to see if it works in the long run. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topicals: I assume you mean facial skin? Sun protection, gentle cleansing, topical antioxidants and adequate moisturization is a start. See your dermatologist for a program for your skin. ...Read more