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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
Tried putting alcohol pads on my face. After about 5 min. My face is all oily throughout the day. How do I stop the 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?
Yes: Not recommended but safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
I put rubbing alcohol on my face and now my skins flaky and really dry and it hurts when I touch my zit.?
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
Are there any negative affects of using rubbing alcohol to disinfect my face after I just got done extracting blackheads and poping pimples?
Rubbing alcohol: If it does not dry out your skin and make it get red and flaky I do not see a problem. ...Read more
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
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
Is it okay to rub isopropyl alcohol on head for razor bumps? Will it be able to dry out the razor bumps?
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
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?
Is it safe to use rubbing alcohol on my face for acne while pregnant. I have been using it a few times a week but now I'm worried it may cause problem?
Shouldn't: As a general rule no liquid/lotion/ointment you put on your skin has anything absorbed to a degree it would enter the blood. If it doesn't enter the blood it can't get to baby. Rubbing alcohol is a drying agent and I can't see how it would benefit anyone with acne. Some use it as a mild cleanser & then moisturize. ...Read more
I've read that facial toners containing alcohol denat make your face dry and irritated, can I just use an alcohol free facial toner?
And I would suggest a MOISTURIZER if your face tends to dryness anyway
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
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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