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Is there something I can put on my face to make it less oily?

Many products: Cleansers to remove existing oils am retinoids to reduce oil gland secretions will work together. Use non comedogenic moisturizers or none at all. ...Read more

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Is there something I can put on my face to make it less dry?

Is there something I can put on my face to make it less dry?

Yes: There are lotions/creams designed for use on the face available at pharmacies that are less likely to cause acne (the term is "noncomedogenic"). It is best to wet the skin with warm water before applying the cream so the moisture can be "trapped" by the cream. However, if the "dryness" doesn't improve, gets worse, or develops redness/pain, then see your physician to be sure it isn't another issue. ...Read more

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When put on foundation, I can see that there are some flaky skin peel on my face. Is it dry? How do I prevent it? Is it because the moisturizer used?

When put on foundation, I can see that there are some flaky skin peel on my face. Is it dry? How do I prevent it? Is it because the moisturizer used?

Dryness likely: Dry flaking skin often becomes more noticeable when make up is applied over it. Using a gentle exfoliant type facial wash followed by a non-comedogenic moisturizer should help you get a smoother complexion. ...Read more

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I've had dry looking skin on a knuckle on my right hand I put lotion on it and it seems to not go away I am starting to get worried it might be psoriasis and that it can potentially spread. ?

I've had dry looking skin on a knuckle on my right hand I put lotion on it and it seems to not go away I am starting to get worried it might be psoriasis and that it can potentially spread. ?

Many possibilities.: There is no way to know what it is without looking at it. If it persists or worsens, let a dermatologist look at it, make a proper diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Do potato chips and milk make the face oily? My skin has gotten oily and the only thing that I could think caused it was my diet. Or is it stress?

Do potato chips and milk make the face oily? My skin has gotten oily and the only thing that I could think caused it was my diet. Or is it stress?

No: One usually cannot blame oily skin on foods or drinks unless the oil goes away when a particular food is stopped, and returns when the food is resumed. Potato chips are unnecessary and can be stopped, if one wants to see if that helps. Milk is important for calcium, vitamin D, protein... meaning milk shouldn't be stopped unless one has a good substitute. "Stress" can lead to a variety of symptoms. ...Read more

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The left side of my mouth is dark and really dry. I used to be able to cover with make up but now that just makes it worse. ?

The left side of my mouth is dark and really dry. I used to be able to cover with make up but now that just makes it worse. ?

Dark and dry: I think a consult with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist would the best advice for you.Have your doctor refer you. Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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How can I white my face and make it beautiful and shiny and tell me something to put on my face to make it nice?

Cosmetics: Without knowing more about your skin it is difficult to make a recommendation. A good skin care regimen of gentle exfoliation, cleansings with mild soap, moisturizers with sunscreen. Bleaching agents are used for hyperpigmentation but not universally. Don't smoke! ...Read more

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The skin on my knees is so dark these days, it's really annoying me and I am ashamed of it. Is there any way to make them look lighter?

The skin on my knees is so dark these days, it's really annoying me and I am ashamed of it. Is there any way to make them look lighter?

Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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My face is so oily is there a reason for this or is it just my skin type and how can I help it?

My face is so oily is there a reason for this or is it just my skin type and how can I help it?

Genetic: Always use a gentle cleanser since harsh soaps can trigger the skin to increase oil production, if a basic facial cleanser doesn’t cut oiliness, try a product that includes an acid such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or beta-hydroxy acid, make sure to wash with warm water, not hot, because temperature extremes can irritate skin.Let me know if this doesn't work :]. ...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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Please I need something to fix my make up on my oily skin & wide pores as my face absorb any substance I put on it instantly?

Please I need something to fix my make up on my oily skin & wide pores as my face absorb any substance I put on it instantly?

Make-up fix for oily: I recommend Colorescience skin mattifying or skin balancing primers. Both are great for oily or combination skin, minimize the look of pores and fill in lines and wrinkles. Make up sits well over the primer and you end up with a matte finish that lasts. Check their website for a place near you, so you can try it out. ...Read more

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I have acne, it makes my face bad.Moreover the pimples i get on my face are big and it creates scars which remains still.suggest me to avoid this...

I have acne, it makes my face bad.Moreover the pimples i get on my face are big and it creates scars which remains still.suggest me to avoid this...

Acne: Sound like you have significant acne. Speak with your doctor about prescription topical or oral medication the might work for you. Sometimes cortisone and/or oral antibiotic similar to Tetracycline or Minocycline is used with success. Your PCP may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more