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Exfoliating Scrub For Face
Used clean&clear exfoliating scrub 4 2wks made skin look wrinkly when I make certain faces. Now use cetaphil will it make skin look smoother?
Pink, slightly raised, 6 mm lesion on face has responded to coconut oil and exfoliating scrub and is almost healed. Should a doctor still look at it?
No: So long as a skin lesion resolves in a tiely fashion and does not recur there is no concern about serious pathology. ...Read more
Alpha hydroxy acid: Over-the-counter products that contain mild percentages of alpha-hydroxyl acids (ahas) can provide a decent way to achieve healthy exfoliation. Such acids have been used for thousands of years. Cleopatra is said to have taken sour milk baths for skin improvement. Sour milk contains Lactic Acid (which is a mild aha). There are now easier ways with commercial ahas than soaking in sour milk though! ...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?
Keratosis Pilaris: Treatment of keratosis pilaris can include the following medications: topical exfoliants. Medicated creams containing alpha-hydroxy acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or urea moisturize and soften dry skin while helping to loosen and remove dead skin cells. Depending on their strength, certain creams are available over-the-counter and others require a prescription. ...Read more
I hear that shaving the face is ok for Women for exfoliating the face.. But if one has acne is it still OK?
Treat gently acne: Acne skin is inflamed and should be treated with care. Exfoliation should be done gently, to avoid trauma that could worsen inflammation and cause scarring in the future. Best exfoliants for people with acne are the gentle, Cleansers with Beta and/or alpha Hydroxyl acids (Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid wash, Lactic acid etc.). Chemical peels are to be done only by experts. Trust your Dermatologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was exfoliating my face and I scrubbed the area too hard and a few layers of skin are gone! It is red with a yellow film over it, is this normal?
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