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How does lotion and creams help moisturize my skin?

How does lotion and creams help moisturize my skin?

Creams help skin: Creams are better than lotions for skin. Creams help the skin retain water or hydrate the skin which keeps it from drying out. If your skin becomes too dry, it becomes itchy and can develop a variety of rashes and may crack and or bleed and become infected. Good hydrated skin prevents these problems. ...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?

Try pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://bit.ly/146axow. ...Read more

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How do I cure scaly skin? How about some of the OTC creams and lotions?

How do I cure scaly skin?  How about some of the OTC creams and lotions?

Scaly dry skin: The gold standard is use of moisturizers - creams or ointments not lotions. Infrequent hand washing and baths with soap and water will also help; in place of soap, use non-soap cleansers like cetaphil. For moderate cases, one may try otc 1% Hydrocortisone ointments. For more severe cases, prescription steroids, oral or ointment form, can be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What lotion can help with my extremely dry skin?

CeraVe Lotion: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more

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Will creams like firming cream, and eye cream will it hurt the skin?

Will creams like firming cream, and eye cream will it hurt the skin?

No Adverse Effects: Topical medications are usually formulated to provide beneficial effects without irritation. However, some ingredients (fragrance, emulsifiers, preservatives) may cause redness and itching for susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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How to moisturize my skin and prevent it from drying?

How to moisturize my skin and prevent it from drying?

Dry skin: Dryness is usually caused by excessive water exposure or harsh soaps. Best treatment is decreased water exposure, use alot of moisturizers such as cetaphil and use a milder soap. If these don't help, see a derm for prescription creams. ...Read more

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Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

Does cetaphil dermacontrol spf 30 moisturiser really work on oily skin? Does it hydrates and prevents acne?

Good product: I was not familiar with this specific product, but I took a look for you. I believe that Galderma and the Cetaphil brand can put together a good noncomedogenic yet moisturizing product for daily use. I REALLY like the spf included here. HOWEVER, depending on your level and severity of acne, this will not be a standalone product. We could help you find a second topical to exfoliate in Prime visit ...Read more

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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. ?

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.
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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 more

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I'm 23...how can I help my eczema? does diet affect it? I use creams now. Also, Cetaphil has this new eczema soap and lotion...does it work well?

I'm 23...how can I help my eczema? does diet affect it? I use creams now.
Also, Cetaphil has this new eczema soap and lotion...does it work well?

Eczema management: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occasionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced with hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, CeraVue, etc., and fragrance/dye free detergents. Moisturizers in ointment form penetrate deeper. Topical steroids are also helpful. Avoid eating foods that you are allergic to and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Can I heat my cetaphil moisturizing cream?

Can I heat my cetaphil moisturizing cream?

Moisturizer: Heating to a very high temperature could change the consistency of the product. ...Read more

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I have very dry skin on my face only. Have tried oils, creams, lotions - some prescription. Nothing works. Should i try ammonium lactate skin cream?

I have very dry skin on my face only. Have tried oils, creams, lotions - some prescription. Nothing works. Should i try ammonium lactate skin cream?

Dry facial skin: 2 questions 1. Is it dryness? Conditions that can have flaking and scaling on the face include seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and others. 2. If it is dryness, it's important to eliminate things that would contribute to it, such as harsh soaps, washcloths, extensive exfoliation, fragrances/dyes, etc. Most ammonium lactate lotions are too irritating to the face. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What skin care ingredients can help flakey and oily skin?

What skin care ingredients can help flakey and oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based, organic, vegan, gluten-free. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Will aloe vera gel help a facial rash? Will it irritate my acne? (my skin is oily and very acne-prone)

Will aloe vera gel help a facial rash? Will it irritate my acne? (my skin is oily and very acne-prone)

Aloe Vera and Acne: The sap contained within an aloe vera plant has a number of healing qualities. One of the conditions that is commonly treated with aloe vera is acne, a skin condition in which the sebaceous glands and hair follicles become inflamed and produce pimples. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat this condition. ...Read more