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How do I moisturize my face without causing more acne?

How do I moisturize my face without causing more acne?

Hydration: Remember that one of the best ways to hydrate your skin is by keeping your body well hydrated - you will likely notice immediate benefits if you increase your water intake during the day. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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My acne products cause my skin to peel and dry, but i've got combination oily and dry skin. I don't want to use a cream moisturizer, what should I do?

My acne products cause my skin to peel and dry, but i've got combination oily and dry skin. I don't want to use a cream moisturizer, what should I do?

Consider squalane: Some patients report that they like pure squalane encircled should be applied in a very small quantity. Make.Sure you exfoliate to remove old dead dry layers of skin. ...Read more

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Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Yes: your skin should be moisturized to stay healthy. So yes you should moisturize your entire face and neck. ...Read more

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Should I put acne medication on my face or moisturizer on first?

Should I put acne medication on my face or moisturizer on first?

Medication: After the application of the topical acne medication, apply the moisturizer. ...Read more

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Which is the best face-wash and moisturizer for someone with acne?

Which is the best face-wash and moisturizer for someone with acne?

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

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Please describe a good routine face wash/moisturizer for keeping away acne?

Please describe a good routine face wash/moisturizer for keeping away acne?

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

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Any suggestions on which is more important in fighting acne: the right face wash or moisturizer?

Any suggestions on which is more important in fighting acne: the right face wash or moisturizer?

Wash, but...: Neither will be sufficient to manage most acne, especially in teens. A salicylic-acid based was may help with very mild disease. For anything else, if two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more