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What is the best way to hydrate skin?

What is the best way to hydrate skin?

Nourishing creams: First, try not to dehydrate the skin by excessive washing with soaps, or by prolonged exposure to wind. Avoid irritating soaps with perfumes or deodarants. Second, select skin moisturizers without perfumes. Simple sunstances that work often have vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel, or other gentle oils. Aquaphor and vaseline can decrease skin breakdown from dehydration as well. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Hydration (Definition)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid ...Read more


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What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind. There are many effective creams, but the best have oils such as vitamin e, camomille, sesame oil, or gels such as aloe vera. Avoid perfumes in products which alter the pH and decrease efficacy of ingredients. Io. ...Read more

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How does lotion or creme hydrate skin? Which works better?

How does lotion or creme hydrate skin? Which works better?

Cream is better: The purpose of emollients (creams and lotions) is to help maintain the hydration of the skin. Both lotions and creams contain water and oils (lipids), but they differ on the amounts. Lotions have more water, less oil, but creams have the opposite composition. The water hydrates, but the oil keeps the water in the skin. Without oil, the water would just evaporate off. Use creams. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to moisturize/hydrate skin on elbows?

Elbow dryness: I prefer high concentration glycolic acid products for moisturizing thick dry skin such as on elbows and feet. My fav is neostrata lotion. ...Read more

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Would applying vaseline cream every night for a weak hydrate skin permanently. If not, how many times would it have to be applied to hydrate skin?

Dry Skin: Applying vaseline is only a temporary fix because when you stop the applying the skin will become dry again. You need to find why the skin is dry: medications, infections, eczema, allergic reaction, or other. ...Read more

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Does 100% aloe vera gel hydrate skin or dry it out?

Does 100% aloe vera gel hydrate skin or dry it out?

Hydrate: Aloe vera is very soothing to skin. It offers some hydration, but it not typically used for its emollient / humectant abilities. ...Read more

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Best way to hydrate dry skin?

Best way to hydrate dry skin?

Many Tricks: Proper bathing routine (short 5 min shower, luke warm), immediately moisturize with a thick cream (no lotions) within 3 min after exiting the shower. Reapply moisturizer at one other time during the day to trouble areas. Also using a oil-based shower wash (like eucerin calming body wash, robathol, or neutrogena rain bath) can give some oil back to your skin in the shower. This should help a lot. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have dry skin but are very hydrated otherwise?

What does it mean when you have dry skin but are very hydrated otherwise?

Moisturizer: You need to use a moisturizer like Vaseline.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How can I hydrate my skin?

How can I hydrate my skin?

Body hydration: Make sure you stay adequately hydrated by following the general rule of thumb: "drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water daily". Adjust your fluid intake during exercise and during activities that increase perspiration. Skin protection with proper SPF CONTAINING lotions during outside activity is beneficial. Using a good quality lotion when skin feels dry (Eg., Eucerin™) is helpful. Avoid hot shower ...Read more

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Does staying hydrated affect your skin?

No.: There are many good reasons to stay hydrated, but your skin is not one of them. Humans aren’t like plants; our skin doesn’t perk up when we consume water. To avoid dry skin, avoid low humidity, harsh winds, dry heat, high altitude, sun, alcohol, long baths, and harsh soaps that wash off your natural protective skin oils. ...Read more

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What causes headaches on the left side of head even though you are fully hydrated?

What causes headaches on the left side of head even though you are fully hydrated?

? muscle?: Put your fingers over the area where you feel the headache and then open and close. If it feels like the muscle, then look into why the muscle is cramping, which may be the bite, joints and muscle (tmj). The first thing to do though is check with your md to be sure there is no underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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How effective is the johnson body care lotion in keeping your skin hydrated and healthy?

How effective is the johnson body care lotion in keeping your skin hydrated and healthy?

Dry skin?: There are several good moisturizers out there. The best time to apply your moisturizer is immediately after a bath or shower. For the cold dry air in the winter, you may need something thicker and more like a cream rather than a lotion. ...Read more

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What should I take internally to aid hydration of skin and scalp?

What should I take internally to aid hydration of skin and scalp?

Med for dry skin: The best thing for your skin is to drink lots of water. Externally using a retinol based compound will keep it healthy. Supplement wise I prefer imedeen. This brand has been around a long time in europe and comes in different formulas based on your age. It is very important to take care of your skin as it is your largest organ and your first line of defense against the world. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep facial skin hydrated? By consuming plenty of water or using a moisturizer?

What is the best way to keep facial skin hydrated? By consuming plenty of water or using a moisturizer?

Both: And I will add a third: increase the humidity of the surroundings. Air conditioners and winter heat dries out the air. Ambient moisture is a nice adjunct to better more comfortable living. Drinking plenty of fluids, using moisturizers, creams and lotions to lock in water and prevent evaporation and using whole house or individual room humidifiers can help with moisturizing the skin. ...Read more

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Which is better to hydrate the skin aloe vera gel or lanolin?

Which is better to hydrate the skin aloe vera gel or lanolin?

Likely Lanolin.: Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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How to treat dry cracks on skin soon? Does drinking water hydrate the skin or is it simply a myth?

Skin Fissures: When dry skin cracks, it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Hands and feet are the most likely places for skin fissures to appear. Though cracking can occur anytime of the year, it is especially common during the dry winter months and in the summer when open shoes are worn. Use super glue to close skin fissures and reduce the amount of pain. ...Read more

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How to treat dry cracks on skin. Does drinking water hydrate the skin or is it myth and does showering daily really dehydrate skin?

Hydration: Drinking more water will not repair skin cracks or make skin moister. The act of bathing hydrates the skin while washing but then as the skin dries the stratum corneum (upper layer) dries and in fact can result in more skin dryness and irritation (esp if hot water or harsh cleansers).
After bathing briefly with gentle soap apply a rich non fragranced cream or ointment to skin to trap moisture. ...Read more

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How much water should one drink per day to keep the body&facial skin hydrated. Vitamins are good for facial skin and any recommended fruits for skins.

How much water should one drink per day to keep the body&facial skin hydrated. Vitamins are good for facial skin and any recommended fruits for skins.

Textbooks recommend: 8 eight oz. glasses of water daily. It may be too much for some folks. Vitamin E capsules are helpful for skin. Avoid lotions w/alcohol - too drying. Eat the rainbow--lots of variety in the colors of the fruits and vegetables you eat. Peace and good health. Vitamin E oil can be applied lightly and directly to problem areas on the skin. See dermatologist if you have moles or dark spots first ...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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Ran out of saline to soak my 25 day old nipple piercings Is Himalayan salt safe to use Unlike sea salt it hydrates ur skin also hasAntibacterial props?

Ran out of saline to soak my 25 day old nipple piercings Is Himalayan salt safe to use Unlike sea salt it hydrates ur skin also hasAntibacterial props?

Himalayan salt: Himalayan salt has antibacterial/ antimicrobial properties - so I do not know of reasons that it can not be used for cleansing of piercing sites. However I would not soak the metals in it because when Himalyan salt & water are mixed it can oxidize metal. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pulse pain in back left of head. Bp 100/60. Well hydrated & rested, experience headspins, dizziness & slight nausea when standing 19yrs?

Sharp stabbing pulse pain in back left of head. Bp 100/60. Well hydrated & rested, experience headspins, dizziness & slight nausea when standing 19yrs?

Be seen: See your regular doctor about this. Also see a chiropractor or craniosacral therapist...You may have a "kinked" place that is causing this. Look specifically for an upper cervical chiropractor (you can actually search that on the internet and see if there is one near you). Could also be orthostatic hypotension which is a drop in BP when you stand...Better with more fluids and electrolytes. ...Read more

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During the past 5 years, I am suffering from foul smelling gas (other symptoms: constipation, dry skin/de-hydration, dandruff). Could this be Giardia?

During the past 5 years, I am suffering from foul smelling gas (other symptoms: constipation, dry skin/de-hydration, dandruff). Could this be Giardia?

Not likely but:: Chronic Giardiasis will often cause malabsorption with patients having one or more of the following symptoms: large greasy foul smelling stools, weight loss, abdominal distention, anemia, loss of muscle. Constipation/dandruff not symptoms of Giardiasis. Foul smelling stools alone not as likely to be due to Giardiasis but remotely possible. Diagnosis is with stool tests and other tests. ...Read more

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10-15 black dots appeared in both eyes for about 8-10sec not lightheaded was well hydrated did not stand quickly dots size of thumbtack head 17yr girl?

10-15 black dots appeared in both eyes for about 8-10sec not lightheaded was well hydrated did not stand quickly dots size of thumbtack head 17yr girl?

Many causes: Of visual 'dots'. most people will get something like this randomly and rarely. If frequent and/or with other symptoms (headache, dizziness, feeling like passing out) you should get checked. ...Read more

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Hello! I have dry skin so I moisturize and keep hydrated. I have noticed recently that I have been bruising a lot easier lately, my eyelids and under?

Hello! I have dry skin so I moisturize and keep hydrated. I have noticed recently that I have been bruising a lot easier lately, my eyelids and under?

See Dr: Dry skin is treated by hydrating the skin by soaking the skin in water followed by application of cream or ointment. Drinking large amounts of water does not effect the skin. It merely results in larger amounts of urine. If you have bruising with no obvious cause you need to see a Dr. ...Read more

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Years without proper water intake. I read that it can take a year or more to fully hydrate your body? Cause dry irritated facial skin? How to fully heal and hydrate all cells functions? Current suffering from constipation and dry red flakey facial skin

Years without proper water intake. I read that it can take a year or more to fully hydrate your body? Cause dry irritated facial skin? How to fully heal and hydrate all cells functions? Current suffering from constipation and dry red flakey facial skin

Not true, but...: The answer to all your concerns is way beyond what the 400-letter space can deliver. But please take time & patience to peruse articles listed in Life Reality on http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html and on Water Drinking on http://formefirst. Com/waterdrink. Html. Then you gain insight on how to work well with doctor so to reach right diagnosis for right care in a logical way. ...Read more

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Why do the corners of my mouth often crack? Dry air in the office, maybe? I keep myself hydrated, but do I need to use moisturizer for my skin?

Why do the corners of my mouth often crack? Dry air in the office, maybe? I keep myself hydrated, but do I need to use moisturizer for my skin?

Well: Several things can cause this dry skin humidity or dryness of the air or vitamin deficiency. Vaseline type lubrication can help. Consult Healthtap or face-to-face primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Hands started itching 1 week ago. No visible rash. Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling. No change in hydration, products, foods.

Hands started itching 1 week ago. No visible rash. Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling. No change in hydration, products, foods.

Possible eczema: Sounds like eczema-Contact Dermatits. However, there is usually a rash in this situation. Are you using any new soap or hand lotion? You can try 1% Hydrocortisone Cream over the counter. ...Read more

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6yr old girl, dry lips, sometimes crack and bleed. She's well hydrated and her lips constantly moisturized. She suffers skin allergies. Help?

6yr old girl, dry lips, sometimes crack and bleed. She's well hydrated and her lips constantly moisturized. She suffers skin allergies. Help?

See a dermatologist: Or your family doc. Great plains laboratory does a variety of specialized lab testing for allergy, w/children, and more. You might take a look at their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Hydrate Skin (Definition)

Dry skin is central to the problem in eczema. Ongoing moisturization of the skin is ...Read more