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How Much Is Cetaphil Cleanser
Is it safe to moisturize acne prone skin? Is Cetaphil okay (will it cause pimples) ? What is really the purpose of moisturizing?
Yes.: If your skin is dry you can use a moisturizer but remember first take a shower or bath preferably using minimal if any soap which dries your skin then get out of the bath and apply the moisturizer to the wet skin. Most people dry off before applying the moisturizer. Don't do that! Then pat those areas dry. ...Read more
Wash: Dove is considered one of the more milder soaps. Soaps are always more drying in general compared to non soap cleansers such as cetaphil or cereve cleansers which are a benefit to those with sensitive skin. ...Read more
Look for Exp.: Look on the bottle for expiration dates. Make sure to store the product under proper conditions. Keep away from light and heat. If you do not see an expiration date, then typically you should discard most products after 3 months of the purchase date. ...Read more
Hi doctors. Is oatmeal soap suitable for oily face? Which is effective oatmeal soap, acne soap or cetaphil for oily face?
YMMV.: Between the many recommended cleansers, your individual response is what determines which one works best for you. ...Read more
You may need: a cleanser that is not as drying. ...Read more
Yes: Among many cleansers useful for dry, sensitive skin. The salient feature is pH of 6 to 7. Avoid caustic soaps, pH 9 to 10, such as Ivory, if you have dry skin. Avoid antibacterial and deodorant soaps. Unless you are allergic to scents (not common) you can use unscented or any smell which appeals to you. ...Read more
Is cleanser, toner, moisturizer. 2xs a day bad for the skin. My skin is normal/acne prone.. Thanks?
Sure : Neutrogena is a great brand. I wouldn't say better than Cetaphil, but equal! Best of luck! ...Read more
What is a good face cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and exfoliation that works well for my oily skin?
Foaming cleanser: For oily skin foaming cleansers or cleansing pads with alpha and or beta hydroxy acids work best (cetaphil has a great foam cleanser for oily skin and neutrogena has great acid cleansing pads), only use toners when your face is extremely oily as we need some oils to prevent the skin from looking more wrinkled and aged, exfoliate only once a week ...Read more
Often recommended: Cetaphil cleanser is often recommended by dermatologists and I usually recommend that in my pediatric practice, but there are different forms, for dry skin, for acne prone skin, etc. There are similar cleansers that work well too, and each doctor has their preferred brands. ...Read more
Is it ok to use neutrogena hydroxy acid exfoliating cleanser while on Accutane ? It is non comedogenic, soap free and dermatologist tested
Yes: Yes you can, provided you don't apply it with an abrasive sponge or anything that can excoriate your skin or exacerbate the exfoliation. ...Read more
Dry peely skin on face. Is it good to exfoliate? How about a face cleansing brush such as clarisonic?
It depends on: Why you have dry peeling skin. A Clarisonic brush isn't likely to harm you but how much help, again, depends on why your have "dry, peely" skin. If it's from something like seborrheic dermatitis then it probably won't due much good. Your best bet is to first try to figure out why your skin is dry and peeling. ...Read more
Try This: Cetaphil has a new product on the market called "cetaphil dermacontrol oil control foam wash" that I have had excellent results with patients. I do not like to endorse one brand over another but this product has shown great results thus far. It is worth a try. ...Read more
Depends: In general there is no single best cream. However, ointments are better than creams at hydrating the skin and creams are better than lotions. In terms of ointments, vaseline is fantastic. As for the vaseline brand cream versus cetaphil, i would simply try both and see what works best for you. Dermatologists have a fondness for cetaphil cream but this is not based on any data. Try them both! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a good facial moisturizer to use if my skin is prone to acne? Cetaphil moisturizer burns my skin probably because I use epiduo.
Non-allergic: I suggest hypoallergenic creams such as Nivea or coconut oil products. Mild hypoallergenic products should be checked with your pharmacist. ...Read more
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