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How Should I Moisturize My Face When I Have Acne
Acne &moisturizer: My favorite thing for moisturizing anyone who has acne prone skin is vit c serum. Vit c is a great antioxidant, it is antiinflmatory so or is soothing and if you find the right one it is non comeogenic-meaning it won't clog up the pores. Image skin care makes a great vit serum that my patients love. It really helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Yes: your skin should be moisturized to stay healthy. So yes you should moisturize your entire face and neck. ...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?
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
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
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
Yes: That should be fine. Of course if you notice that it irritates the skin then stop. ...Read more
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 all make great moisturizers that fall into this category. ...Read more
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