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Homemade Pore Strips Without Gelatin Or Honey
For home remedy on my ezcema, I use honey as body cleansing and face cleansing everyday. Will I get diabetic - absorb to my pores?
No: Good question - you will not become diabetic by absorption of sugars through your skin. Read more
Okay, so I just changed my soap from Dove to a natural honey and oat soap. I noticed I have some random bumps (possibly irriataed pores?) on my leg.
Folliculitis: Well, the idea of putting honey the soap is interesting but I'm wondering if that would result in the soap having some degree of sugar in it. If so, I could conceive the possibility that putting sugar on your skin might predispose towards irritation/inflammation of the hair follicle = folliculitis. Try switching back to Dove and see what happens. Read more
Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) moisturising lotion on my scalp for eczema. Will it clog my pores? Mixed it with raw honey. It worked!
I love to use pore strips on the face to remove black heads. I use it every other day. Does the constant tearing off d face loosen the skin?
If you placed a biore pore face strip too close to your eyebrows and it pulled some eyebrows out will those eyebrows grow back or is follicle damaged?
Are nose strips for blackheads effective? How often should they be used? Is there a way to close the pores on my nose from them?
Pore strips: Pore strips that supposedly lift out blackheads actually lift out microscopic hairs, called trichostasis spinulosa. There is no evidence that they are effective for blackheads which are a form of acne. Medications for blackheads include benzoyl peroxide, retinoids (adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene) and sulfur-based topicals. Please talk to your dermatologist about what medication is best for you. Read more
I used 2 pore strips on my nose about 1 mo. Ago and pores on nose became enlarged. I have Rx for atralin and acanya. Will they go back to normal?
No: Pore strips will not enlarge pores. See dermatologist for evaluation of decrease pore size. Http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/2012/07/05/shrink-pore-size-face-dermatologist_n_1644018.html Read more
What cleanser is good for skin that is prone to clogged pores, acne prone, and sensitive. Something that doesn't strip and cause me to make more oil?
Does using a homemade scrub, made from sugar, olive oil, vitamin e, and honey, help vanish pimples and dark spots?
No: The effects of such a homemade scrub on the skin is minimal at best. Read more
Pork&cow skin &bones: Gelatin is not made from fat but from animal skin & bones; about 44% comes from pig skin, 28% from cow hides & 27% from the bones of cows, pigs and horses. A tiny amount is derived from fish but this is labelled as such- it is produced for those who don't eat mammals. Most capsules in drugs and supplements are made from gelatin but many supps are made from vegcaps derived from cellulose. Read more
Gelatin in Medicines: Gelatin, derived from the collagen inside animals' skin and bones is a commonly used coating agent in medicines Many vegetarians do not know that there is Gelatin in medicines prescribed to them; they usually do not ask their Physician about it. Those vegetarians with strong cultural beliefs will not take such medicines if they had the information; Vegans will also not take medicines with Gelatin Read more
No: Vaccines are the best public health strategy we have to protect everyone from infectious disease, especially infants. That being said, there have been gelatin allergies reported to the mmr, influenza, and japanese encephalitis vaccines, none of which are offered to infants. (infants are less than 12 months old) if you are worried about a gelatin allergy, a visit to the allergist is important. Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
NO!!: A commercial water based lubricant such as KY jelly is the safest to use but I do not condone anal intercourse due to the risks of infection and damage to the sphincter muscles. Read more
No: Minimal help. Biotin will help with nail health. Read more