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What is the best face wash and exfoliant wash for men? Thanks

What is the best face wash and exfoliant wash for men? 

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Routines: We men are not good at following cleaning routines. What I always recommend to men is to try to select a single product that they would like to use to clean and exfoliate that is not very expensive over the counter. Place that product inside the shower and clean you face while you shower. If you place it under the sink, it will be there 10 years from now. ...Read more

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If you scrub your face with an exfoliant that's a bit too harsh, if brojen veins were to appear would this be seen mmediately or take weeks?

If you scrub your face with an exfoliant that's a bit too harsh, if brojen veins were to appear would this be seen mmediately or take weeks?

Scrub: Both are possible but broken veins are not usually the problem unless the area was really traumatized. There was a facial scrub that had apricot pit fragments in it. These little hard particles caused gouges on the skin and resulted in scarring. Be gentle on your face. Blackheads are not due to dirt. The brown color is oxidized lipid in the follicle. ...Read more

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How often should I use an exfoliant on my face if I have very dry skin? What is the best one for dry, acne prone skin?

How often should I use an exfoliant on my face if I have very dry skin? What is the best one for dry, acne prone skin?

Dry facial skin: Skin becomes dry when there is an impaired skin barrier that lets moisture escape. When the skin is exfoliated, more of that barrier is removed, so the skin actually becomes drier. Gentle cleansers that do not scrub are best for dry skin, even skin that is acne-prone. There are also acne products that don't dry the skin as well. ...Read more

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What is the best exfoliant/scrub for very dry, acne-prone skin? How often should I use it?

What is the best exfoliant/scrub for very dry, acne-prone skin? How often should I use it?

Exfoliant: Alpha-hydroxy acids, such as glycolic and lactic acid, peel off the top layer of the skin. This removes dead skin cells and other pore-clogging debris. Scrubs containing alpha-hydroxy acids can reduce cystic acne and prevent new lesions from forming. ...Read more

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I've just got some exfoliant microbead on my eye, and I don't know how to take it out, I tried to wash it but there are no possitive results.

I've just got some exfoliant microbead on my eye, and I don't know how to take it out, I tried to wash it but there are no possitive results.

Flush it out well: Flush it out well with a lot of water. If still in there, see your eyeMD who can try to take it out or Rx an ointment that usually will flush it out. ...Read more

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Is it safe to occasionally use baking soda with cetaphil as an exfoliant on comedonal acne?

Is it safe to occasionally use baking soda with cetaphil as an exfoliant on comedonal acne?

Poor choice: You owe it to yourself to treat your acne scientifically. A retinoic-acid based preparation is cheap and is your best choice for starters if there are a lot of comedones. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician who can add something that will work ...Read more

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Im currently breastfeeding and was wondering if it is safe to use benzoyl peroxide and micro exfoliant lha?

Im currently breastfeeding and was wondering if it is safe to use benzoyl peroxide and micro exfoliant lha?

Topicals OK: There is no significant absorption of topical acne preparations into the blood.So there is no risk of them getting into breast milk. As a group they are considered safe during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can salicylic acid exfoliant washes cause an initial breakout or 'purging' period? If so, for how long usually? Ive been clearing in some spots using it but breaking out in the spots I was more prone to having blackheads in. Its Purging them maybe?

Can salicylic acid exfoliant washes cause an initial breakout or 'purging' period? If so, for how long usually? Ive been clearing in some spots using it but breaking out in the spots I was more prone to having blackheads in. Its Purging them maybe?

Salicylates : Salicylate acid exfoliants can sometimes cause an irritant skin reaction. Futhrmore, a subset of individuals can develop allergy to these products. The historical pattern of symptoms is the key to diagnosis. ...Read more

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The area around my lips and my lip are always dry, cracked and peeling. I exfoliant and put vitamin E oil, petroleum jelly, and cream but it no work.

The area around my lips and my lip are always dry, cracked and peeling. I exfoliant and put vitamin E oil, petroleum jelly, and cream but it no work.

You probably: need a prescription medicine and sunscreen for lips. the topicals you are putting on can actually attract sun and make condition worse. Oral vitamin E will help more. see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more