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How Do I Moisturize My Face Without Causing More Acne
Yes: Your skin should be moisturized to stay healthy. So yes you should moisturize your entire face and neck. ...Read more
Pick ingredients: Most over the counter acne products have the same few active ingredients, anything with salicylic acid is likley going to help, 2% is probably best for most. 10% glycolic acid washes can be helpful. Benzoyl peroxide washes can be great for acne, but hard on your skin, ie drying, redness etc. If you are having problems controlling acne, call your family doc! Pick any non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
Acne: Acne is not really due to poor hygiene or in adequate washing. In fact, you can wash excessively and remove protective skin oils leaving skin dry and sensitive or scrubbing to frequently or vigorously causing heperkeratosis and comedone formation. Consult your dermatologist about a home skin care routine. You can decrease Acne formation, but will not prevent it by optimal hygiene. ...Read more
I stopped all acne medicines except for topical clindymiacin. I switched to facial wash/moisturizer that is very gentle. Now my face is broke out??
Depending on what: Medications you were on before, you may need to contact your doctor about going back on some other medications, either oral or stronger topical. They will be able to better advise and help you. ...Read more
Allergic to BP, face so sensitive it cannot tolerate any topicals even gentle moisturizer. Wash face 2x day. What else can you suggest 4 my acne? Time?
Non-comedogenic: I am glad to hear that you understand that despite acne or oil-prone skin, it is very important to moisturize daily. The key to a good moisturizer is to ensure it is non-comedogenic or non-pimple forming. Cetaphil, cerave, neutrogena and aveeno (oatmeal) all make great moisturizers that fall into this category. ...Read more
Yes: That should be fine. Of course if you notice that it irritates the skin then stop. ...Read more
No one answer: Skin care regimens vary greatly depending on your skin type and may benefit from oral and/or topical medications prescribed by a dermatologist. I generally recommend cetaphil daily facial cleanser and eucerin facial moisturizer with spf but this is only a suggestion and may need to be modified for you. ...Read more
21, male. Face reacts to every topical/moisturizer besides zinc and basic face wash. When should my acne finally stop being stubborn and clear up?
How long does it take for acne to go away if I follow this routine twice daily:wash face, apply salicylic acid 2%, wait 1 minute, apply moisturizer gel?
Is vaseline petroleum jelly bad to put on the face and night as a moisturizer for acne prone skin?
I've got acne prone skin with hyperpigmentation and redness. Can someone recommend me a good drugstore face moisturizer?
I am experiencing oily skin along with acne. How do I get rid of my oily skin? I wash my face everyday, use toner and moisturizer. I also exercise.
What happens if I use too much clindamycin gel for acne on my face? Will overuse be counteractive? Can I apply moisturizer over it once dried?
I live in chicago when I go outside of house I get acne and itchy face its fine inside help? I use sensitive soap free facewash & oilfree moisturizer.
Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!
Good skin care: Although visiting a dermatologist to determine the cause (hormonal, skin care, topical reaction, etc) may be the best first step. A variety of skin care regimens ranging from gentle cleansers with appropriate moisturizers and exfoliation with the possible prescription of oral or topical retinoids may be a good beginning. However topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc may help. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Shea tea tree shampoo then neutrogena acne pads after shower and then finishing with Shea moisturizer? I keep a shaved head.
SHEA COSMETICS: I DO NOT SEE ANY HARM IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING. THEY ARE SAFE ENOUGH, UNLESS YOU DEVELOP AN ALLERGY TO THEM. . . HOWEVER, I DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU ARE DOING THEM. BEST LUCK ...Read more
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