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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
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
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?
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 (oatmeal) all make great moisturizers that fall into this category. ...Read more
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