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Glycolic Acid Cleanser
Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%.My face dries from time to time;i would like to know why.
Modify regimen: Sulfacetamide/sulfur often causes dryness, particularly during the winter. I would first ask your dermatologist to substitute something milder. You can also use a light moisturizer as needed if you wish, but choose one that says "non-comedogenic" on the label, meaning that it won't plug up your oil glands and make your acne worse. ...Read more
Is it bad if I use neutrogena aha/bha acid exfoliating cleanser while on Accutane ? No irritation has developed
No but be gentle: Exfoliation is an excellent method of performing removal of excess stratum corneum. However, be cautious and avoid excessive exfoliation to the point of bleeding. Use sun blocks and avoid comedogenic moisturizers. ...Read more
What is available for very sensitive & acne prone skin as a cleanser? Bar of soaps make my skin worse salasilic acid only dries up my skin causing oil
Cetaphil: Cetaphil cleanser is very mild, you could also try neutrogena products . Good luck! ...Read more
I have black/whiteheads between my eyebrows & nose! i eat healthy/drink tons of water. I use benzoly peroxide & salicylic acid cleanser. Advice please?
My doctor has prescribed me salicylic acid gel cleanser and differin for my acne marks, do you think it's effective for acne marks?
Depends: This depends on the severity of the scars/marks. It is a good regimen for preventing new acne scars, but ones that are already present pose a different problem. If you have deep pits and scars from previous cystic lesions, even the salicylic acid may not be enough to remove these. You may want to work with a dermatologist or even a plastic surgeon if you have significant scarring. ...Read more
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