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Is Vinegar Bad For Your Skin
Myths: Nope. Not in any way. Please do not use this for your skin troubles. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Botox is beneficial: Botox and disport work by preventing the contraction of muscles which leads to wrinkles. When used regularly, it can help promote long term improvements in your appearance. When given by a properly trained and experienced injector, the risk of problems is very low and patient satisfaction is very high. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
I read that vinegar or baking soda are both good to put in the bathwater for eczema. How is that possible when one is an acid and the other is a base?
Can soothe: Baking soda in the tub may have a soothing anti itch effect as part of an overall regimen including barrier repair creams such as cerave and topical medications. Vinegar is used for it's anti infective effect but is best for preventing yeast infections in folds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gotten mixed answers. Is baking soda and lemon juice good for clearing acne and pores? Or is it harmful to your skin?
Are antibacterial body washes bad for skin? Because i've heard it also kills good bacteria that your skin needs?
Soap: This is true. Some feel that if used frequently they can cause the opposite effects and result in less ability to fight infection. ...Read more
Is raw honey good or bad for skin? It's in the natural pH range for skin, but I've heard that one should keep facial skin away from acidic substances.
Raw Honey?: Sounds a bit sticky to me. All joking aside though, there are probably much better things to put on your skin than raw honey. There are products out there that contain honey as an ingredient (milk and honey preparations, for example), but that is not the only ingredient. If you want to do it, I would avoid the face. It would probably be irritating to facial tissue. Try on arms first. Good luck. ...Read more
Is using apple cider vinegar mixed with water good or bad for the hair? I've heard many people say it's good because of the pH being acidic for hair.
Myths: You have been taught a myth that has no truth or medical facts to it. It is a false myth. ...Read more
Evaluation needed : You should be evaluated by a physician to see if you have a bacterial or fungal infection in the scalp. Also, conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis can have an odor if severe and left untreated for a while. Prescription shampoos and lotions may be able to help. ...Read more
Possibly : The ingredients of some sun screen products especially of higher strengths can irritate skin in some people. Also sunscreen can give people a false sense of security and they may spend more time in the sun than they would have and indirectly increase their skin cancer risk. Minimize sun exposure and use sensitive skin sunscreens such as neutrogena pure & free or aveeno (oatmeal) mineral block. ...Read more
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