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Exfoliating The Face
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?
Black heads or open pours.... Nothing works to get rid of them. Exfoliating or face masks.. Only thing that works is squeezing, thats bad. Solutions?
Squeezing isn't the: Best solution. Use of comedone extractor can be helpful for blackheads. ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris, how often and when should I use amlactin? And should I use a clearasil exfoliating face wash?
Check with your doc: Check with your dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Exfoliating skin : There are preparations sold with sugar for both exfoliation and hair removal. So the answer is yes depending on the product and if you are following package instructions. Most skin that is inflamed infected or damaged should not have exfoliation attempted at home. This question is best answered by a licensed aesthetician. ...Read more
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