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Doctor insights on: Is It Absolutely Necessary To Use A Moisturizer Everyday For Facial Skin

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Is it absolutely necessary to use a moisturizer everyday for facial skin?

Is it absolutely necessary to use a moisturizer everyday for facial skin?

Nothing is absolute!: No, it is not absolutely necessary, however, it is a very good thing to do. The skin needs to moisturized and hydrated to stay in it's most healthy form. Without this, one will see changes such as wrinkles, dryness, looseness, sagging, and other features you may find undesirable. To answer---hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! drink plenty of water and lock in moisture to the skin with moisturizers. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Definition)

When the skin is dry or injured, moisturizing creams or lotions can be ...Read more


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Is it good to use skin lotion everyday?

Is it good to use skin lotion everyday?

Yes: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and water content of the epidermis and dermis. ...Read more

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Is it good for oily face to use chinchunsu cream?

Is it good for oily face to use chinchunsu cream?

OILY FACE: WASH WITH AN ACNE SCRUB AT LEAST THREE TIMES DAILY. STOP ALL NUTS IMMEDIATELY. STOP CHOCOLATE IMMEDIATELY. CUT WAY DOWN ON DAIRY PRODUCTS. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST IF IT DOES GET BETTER BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Is it okay to message a whitehead prone skin on daily basis? If so then what kind of cream or lotion should be used for the purpose?

Is it okay to message a whitehead prone skin on daily basis? If so then what kind of cream or lotion should be used for the purpose?

Treat your acne: If you have "whitehead-prone skin", you have acne. This is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that must be managed until it self-cures. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend; alternatives include saliclic acid washes and topical retinoic acid. These are not pleasant but they will probably keep your illness at bay. If not, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a young person to use an anti aging facial cleanser?

Is it okay for a young person to use an anti aging facial cleanser?

Yes: It is okay although i cannot think of a better way to waste your money. ...Read more

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I heard that vaseline cream (mineral oil) is harmful for health. Is it true and what product should I use to moisturize?

I heard that vaseline cream (mineral oil) is harmful for health. Is it true and what product should I use to moisturize?

Moisturizing creams: Are available in any pharmacy, supermarkets, discount stores eg cerave, cetaphil, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin , aquaphor, neutrogena, moisturel. These are all good ! pick your choice ...Read more

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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.

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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Is it okay to use lemons for skin lightening purposes or would it harm the skin?

Is it okay to use lemons for skin lightening purposes or would it harm the skin?

Dry skin: Lemons are citrus fruits and contain vitamin c, which is also called ascorbic acid. Probably the worst thing you would notice is a stinging sensation if you had a cut in the skin, or dry skin. A better way to lighten skin is to use sunscreen and avoid prolonged sun exposure. ...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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Is it safe to use veet hair removal cream for your pubic hair, or is it just a matter of how your skin will react? But still, is it safe? (i'm a male)

Hair removal product: There are many different veet products. Here’s info for one of the products (veet® hair removal cream with hydro'restortm). Company states it can be used for bikini line but not perianal or genital area. See full directions at: http://www.Veet.Ca/en/cream-products-veet-hydro-restor-hair-removal-cream-sensitive-skin-200ml-directions-for-use.Php. ...Read more

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Is OTC hydrocortisone 0.5 safe to use on face for contact dermatitis? Or is just moisturizing with Cetaphil enough for it to get better?

Is OTC hydrocortisone 0.5 safe to use on face for contact dermatitis? Or is just moisturizing with Cetaphil enough for it to get better?

Depends: Jack, It depends on what is wrong. If it is just dry skin, Cetaphil will work great. If it is contact dermatitis, hydrocortisone 0.5% is safe and effective. Whichever approach you try, if it doesn't work, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How well is noxzema? and what is a better face wash for acne that is fragrance free?

How well is noxzema? and what is a better face wash for acne that is fragrance free?

Not good! : Noxema is oil based so it is not good for acne. Prescription strength benzoyl peroxide is scent free and a great first step in treating acne. For over thr counter try the neutrogena wash with 2% salicylic acid, the " orange one" walmart has a generic which is cheaper. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to use facial moisturizer? If so, does a cream moisturizer clog pores?

Is it necessary to use facial moisturizer? If so, does a cream moisturizer clog pores?

Facial moisturizer: You don't need to use a facial moisturizer especially if your skin is normal or oily. If it is dry, you may to keep it soft and pliable. Cream moisturzer does clog pores, so if you're suffering from acne or other skin issues, consult with dermatologist prior to using those products. ...Read more

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What is a good body wash to use for severely dry skin?

What is a good body wash to use for severely dry skin?

Aveeno (oatmeal) or cetaphil: It is not the body wash, as much as the aftercare that will help. I recommend bathing / showering in lukewarm ( never hot) water, and using dove bar soap. For moisturizer....Try cerave cream. ...Read more