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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Use Rubbing Alcohol To Dry Up My Oily Face

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Is it okay to use rubbing alcohol to dry up my oily face?

Is it okay to use rubbing alcohol to dry up my oily face?

Not so good: I suggest you do not use isopropyl alcohol on your face. You do not want to dry it out too much. Rather, i suggest you try neutragena soap washes twice a day. ...Read more

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I have oily(face)skin.Currently oil cleansing w/Sweet Almond Oil.Does oil really decrease the overproduction of sebum or will it cause more oiliness?

I have oily(face)skin.Currently oil cleansing w/Sweet Almond Oil.Does oil really decrease the overproduction of sebum or will it cause more oiliness?

Use real Rx: Try retinoic acid instead. Most of these products named for pretty flowers, fruits and trees are placebos. If you have acne, the retinoic acid should help as well. A dermatologist can give you more advice ...Read more

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I put rubbing alcohol on my face and now my skins flaky and really dry and it hurts when I touch my zit.?

I put rubbing alcohol on my face and now my skins flaky and really dry and it hurts when I touch my zit.?

Acne: I agree. Alcohol can really dry out the skin. If used on an individual acne pimple it could help to dry out that lesion. However, salicylic acid gel is probably a better choice. ...Read more

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Is it OK to use rubbing alcohol to clean face?

Is it OK to use rubbing alcohol to clean face?

Not a great idea: This will dry your skin out too much. A mild soap and warm water is best way to clean your face. ...Read more

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What do i do for a burn from rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide on my face?

What do i do for a burn from rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide on my face?

Be nice to it: Surface skin damage by over-doing the alcohol or peroxide should heal up by itself (but color will be irregular) if the person is nice to the skin and doesn't further irritate it. People usually try some plain white cream on the irritated skin, such as a facial moisturizer cream. Decreasing inflammation can also help, such as by using hydrocortisone cream a couple times a day for a few days. ...Read more

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So I have a scar on my face that I poked with a needle a couple of times, I think it's called needling, and I used rubbing alcohol to disinfect the needle. After it started bleeding I stopped and cleaned it with a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol on it th

So I have a scar on my face that I poked with a needle a couple of times, I think it's called needling, and I used rubbing alcohol to disinfect the needle. After it started bleeding I stopped and cleaned it with a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol on it th

Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. Make sure there is no open wound when using Vitamin E. Poking w/needle can cause infection even if you are careful. Please avoid this. Peace and good h ealth. ...Read more

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Broke out in facial stress acne. after popping whiteheads cleaned face with 50% rubbing alcohol, now my entire face is red; did I burn my skin?!?!

No harm done: Next time you suspect something like this will happen, start up with a salicylic acid face wash as tolerated, or topical benzoyl peroxide if you have it. Rubbing alcohol isn't a good idea in this sort of situation -- it hurts your tissue more than it does the bacteria -- soap and water is much better for clearing the debris that gives the bacteria an advantage. Your physician's a resource. ...Read more

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Is it okay to rub isopropyl alcohol on head for razor bumps? Will it be able to dry out the razor bumps?

Is it okay to rub isopropyl alcohol on head for razor bumps? Will it be able to dry out the razor bumps?

Not effective: Best to use non alcohol containing facial moisturizer. Also shaving with, not against the direction of hair growth can reduce irritation from shaving as well. Softening hair with warm, moist towel prior to shaving or shaving in shower also helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a oily face. any products that I can get to dry it up a bit to basically control it?

What to do if I have a oily face. any products that I can get to dry it up a bit to basically control it?

Oily Face: Well paradoxically, if you using skin products that dry your skin too much, your skin may try to compensate by producing more oil. ...Read more

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How can I control oily hair, dry/oily face, etc.? I'm a girl.

SeeSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably have seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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How can I fix an oily face and dried-up pimples that have formd blackheads?

How can I fix an oily face and dried-up pimples that have formd blackheads?

Wash vigorously: Keep skin clean and dry with aggressive washing. You can purchase a comedone extractor at any pharmacy to remove the ones you have. ...Read more

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I have oily face,dry lips,dry dull hair,and very dry hands. My nails grow slowly and easily crack. How can I have a pefect skin,lips,hair,and nails?

I have oily face,dry lips,dry dull hair,and very dry hands. My nails grow slowly and easily crack. How can I have a pefect skin,lips,hair,and nails?

Nutrition: Be sure that you are adhering too a good diet (that is plentiful in rich fruits and vegetables) and getting plenty of exercise. Another possibility to consider is hypothyroidism. Sometimes it can cause this presentation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will alcohol free toner get your face dry?

Will alcohol free toner get your face dry?

Possibly Dry Skin: Facial toners containing alcohol, acting as an astringent, commonly dry out one's skin unless the toner also contains moisturizing agents. Non- alcohol containing facial toners often advertise that they will not dry out your skin, but every person is unique and one may experience dry skin. Look up the ingredients of your facial toner, read product reviews, consult with product salesperson. ...Read more

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What can I use to stop having oily face?

What can I use to stop having oily face?

Oily Skin: Oc8 professional mattifying gel clinically proven to control shine for 8 hours. ...Read more

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How can I treat an oily face once and for all?

How can I treat an oily face once and for all?

Oily skin: Sometimes our efforts to reduce oil and control acne are too effective causing a strange mix of dry scaly oily skin. The solution is actually to pull back slightly on your drying regimen -namely the oil-stripping soaps, salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, exfoliates and retinoids by decreasing concentration or frequency. I often have success with dhc cleansing oil (sounds crazy, but works). ...Read more

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Why is my face oily on some areas where some are not?

Why is my face oily on some areas where some are not?

Overactive glands: Certain areas may have larger sebaceous glands which produce the oil. ...Read more