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Homemade Moisturizing Face Mask
My face and neck is so darker than my body.. I am using skin lightening cream.. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer..No use. Please help.
Sunscreen: If the darker areas are on the face and neck, sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of about 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients for the best results. If you avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every single day, your skin should gradually even out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to moisturizer it face with almond oil. Or do the at home face masks with fruit and stuff or is that bad?
Not really.: I discourage my patients from using oils of any sort for moisturizing; most of the time it just plugs up oil glands and causes acne. Ditto for masks; fruit is for eating. Your local drugstore has shelves full of reasonably-priced commercial moisturizers. Look for one that says "non-comedogenic", meaning it will not (in most cases) cause acne or other oil gland problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturizer sunblock: Moisturizers by themselves do not protect from sun and those moisturizers with sunscreen in them, do not function as well as separate sunscreens that focus their effort on filtering out the harmful ultraviolet rays that damage our skin's dna. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: just the moisturizer not the cleanserGet a more detailed answer ›
Moisturizer: This may have more to do with moisturizer selection. You might wish to use a lighter product during the day & a night time moisturizer at night. ...Read more
Yes: Heavy moisturizers can definitely cause breakouts.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rule out the compund: There are multiple brands with different chemicals...Keep a log on what you are putting on nthe skin and the timing and the reaction. That will give you an idea on what the offending chemical component is causing the reaction..Then you can rule out what compounds to use and which ones to avoid..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial moisturizer: Look for those that state or advertise skin moisturizer that is non-comedogenic. ...Read more
Hydrate: Drink plenty of water and take a look at what else you may be using that might be drying your skin. ...Read more
HealthTap: doesn't really advocate the use of any particular product. You might ask the pharmacist. Good luck. ...Read more
Ceramide replacement: The best and newest moisturizers are ones which contain ceramides. Ceramides are proteins found naturally in human skin that keep our skin from looking ; feeling like a reptile. Some of the better over the counter ones available include cerave am or pm--the only difference is that the am version has a built-in sunscreen. ...Read more
I have oily skin. I just bought a simple hydrating moisturizer,Wheni apply it my face gets more oily.Should i stop or continue using the product?
You could: You could try Cera Ve SA lotion to see if it works better. ...Read more