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Doctor insights on: Homemade Glycerin Soap

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Glycerin (Definition)

Glycerin is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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I'm wondering is glycerin based soap good against acne?

No: In spite of what some misinformed grown-up may have told you, acne's not caused by being dirty, or having unhealthy lifestyle habits. It is a complex and potentially serious disease and isn't going to respond to something that does basically nothing. Your physician can manage it but the medicines are strong -- it's your right to have 21st century health care. ...Read more

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Is it really important to use moisturizers on my face? I am 36 yrs old and have had 2 children.I have very sensitive skin and have had it my whole life. I can only use neutrogena glycerin soap for my face. I can not use any thing that has any type of mois

Is it really important to use moisturizers on my face? I am 36 yrs old and have had 2 children.I have very sensitive skin and have had it my whole life. I can only use neutrogena glycerin soap for my face. I can not use any thing that has any type of mois

Perhaps : Perhaps you are allergic or sensitive to an ingredient in the moisturizers. Skin allergy patch testing can help determine if you have an allergy. One moisturizer that i recommend for sensitive skin and acne prone patients is vanicream, which is available on the internet and at select stores. It is very gentle and tolerated by most patients. Keeping your skin moist is very important as is wearing a moisturizer with sunscreen on a daily basis to protect your skin. ...Read more

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How effective are glycerin suppositories?

Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more