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How Do I Make My Skin Whiter Before My Wedding
If you mean...: ...That some areas of skin are darker and you want to even them out, numerous lighteners are available over the counter; the most effective contain 4% (or less) hydroquinone. If you are looking to lighten your overall complexion, there is no practical way to do that, beyond staying out of the sun as much as possible. ...Read more
Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.
Wedding Ring Allergy: An allergic reaction to your wedding ring, a condition officially known as wedding ring dermatitis, causes the skin underneath to become red, itchy and dry. While the rash may be a true allergy to platinum, it can also be an allergic reaction to nickel contained in the ring or a skin irritation from trapped residue between the ring and the skin. A dermatologist help determine the cause. ...Read more
Roaccutane for rosacea cleared my skin. Now two months after stopping my skin is textured and leathery. Wedding soon. Will minocycline help?
After having a baby my wedding ring seems to be irritating my skin. My finger turns bright red and the skin peels off. What can I do?
The ring On and Off: Most likely a contact dermatitis. You are washing your hands more frequently. Soap and other desinfectants remain under the ring in close contact with the skin. This triggers a chemical reaction which might be irritating. Take the ring off to wash your hands. Avoid the sanitizers, dry your hands thoroughly and put the ring back after this have been resolved. Ask your doctor if you can use a cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When my husbands ring finger gets wet, the skin under his wedding band itches and peels off really bad. He has changed rings multiple times. Any tips?
Allergic vs irritant: Some people are allergic to gold, many are allergic to nickel. Many non-24k gold contain some level of nickel as a hardening agent. If you are allergic, a contact allergic rash will develop. Your dermatologist can do a patch test to see if you are allergic to either. Separately, soap can cause an irritant (not allergic) reaction if trapped under a ring and not completely rinsed off. ...Read more
I did a pimple treatment which left marks in my face...like its really red all over...i have to attend a wedding in two days...how can i clear my skin?
Red marks: To paraphrase, anyone who tells you they can rid you of acne overnight is selling something. Acne is a problem of months and years. There is no quick fix. There are good treatments to be had at every drugstore starting with benzoyl peroxide creams and mild cleansers. Irritated skin will need makeup: coverup/touchup cream if a perfect complexion is needed in two days. ...Read more
Are there any minor skin treatments i can do for my acne scars after taking Accutane ? I have a wedding to go to and its in 4 months, please anything?
Risk of scarring: By being on Accutane or vitamin a, you run the risk of getting scars from any treatment. So be gentle. Over the counter microdermabrasion devices and treatments are available and are relatively safe, but you should consult the doctor who put you on Accutane before doing any self-treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age old problem: There are many, terrific references about this very topic and these are a good place to start. These are mostly found in the teen sections of public libraries. There are sites with information on the internet but these can quickly link to more advanced stuff not worth a look for a beginner. Of course if you have a confident to discuss this with, that can be helpful. ...Read more
What to do if I have been with my boyfriend for 6 years and living together for 2. we had a wedding date for a few weeks ago but he cancelled.?
Communicate: You need to talk frankly with him. It may be that you are both good people who will always be fond of one another, but that you were not meant to be together for life. He may or may not be able to give a reason. Make your desires and expectations clear, and decide whether you want to separate and start seeing other people. Only you can decide. ...Read more
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