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We place such an: Emphasis on skin tone and i respect that it is an issue for you. The best home remedy is to stay neat and clean and happy w/your health. The best thing about you is what is inside, your values. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?
Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.
Are calendula, roman chamomile, hemp oil good for new born skin? These ingredients are in a shampoo product.
No: In general, the less put on newborn skin the better - much of what is put on will be absorbed. ...Read more
No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin. ...Read more
Go natural: Try pangea organics toners. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Try a cream that has aloe and/or lanolin are the best. ...Read more
Not best choices: The first is overpriced hyped retinol. Bioderma has salicylic acid that may work. Both compounds have some use in some acne preparations, but if you're serious about managing acne, start with some topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and ask your physician if you need something more. ...Read more
Yes: As long as it works for you. Some people feel that asians may respond better to shea butter. The important thing is to apply it immediately after you get out of a bath. ...Read more
Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: There is no end to the various permutations of snake oil. Almonds are a good food. If you like them, eat them. Prefer UNsalted. ...Read more
No: Get something that's evidence based along with whatever herbal remedy you've decided to spend your money on. Benzoyl peroxide first. Failing this, get with your physician. We can manage all acne today. You deserve the benefits of 21st century science rather than folk medicine, no matter how glitzy and "natural is better" the ads are. ...Read more
No fragrances: The most important thing is to use products without scents and additives, as these can irritate your baby's skin. Many rashes and peeling skin do not require any skincare products as they can be normal for your baby. If it is recommended some safe products are vasoline, aquaphor and eucerin cream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Glory products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: This is serious. You may find some evidence-based practitioner in your community who can suggest an adjunct to scientific Rx. But if "natural" remedies for rosacea actually worked, rosacea patients in the old days wouldn't have ended up with their faces mutilated like Photo Guy. This is the 21st century; despite all the huckstering by "natural healing" people, this doesn't have to be you. ...Read more
Find the right doc: I feel strongly about this topic, because unfortunately there are too many pros that fall victim to the same hype that the general public does. Find someone who truly believes in good scientifically- based skin care that can truly make a difference, not the newest fad. If they can't explain it to you in terms that make sense, move on. There is no substitute for good medicine, especially in skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try Pangea products: Try pangea products. They are plant based, organic, vegan, gluten-free. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. The italian green mandarin with sweet lime toner is great for balanced skin. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
What type of skincare regimen do you recommend after a couple of days (about 14 hrs total) in the sun at the beach?
Less sun next time: I recommend that you don't stay out in the sun as much next time, even if you are using sun block. That is a lot of time to be in the sun. I recommend moisturizing your skin with an aveeno cream with colloidal oatmeal to help heal your sun damaged skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do expensive skincare products promising to reverse aging and regenerate youth by altering genes really work? Or are they just gimmick?
Probably: Gimmick. The skin is the largest organ in the body and requires nutrients just like all the other organs. Feed it properly. ...Read more
How can you tell whether a skincare product has got radioactive contaminant? If one feel alright after using, does it mean product is safe?
Not likely: Most skin care products use inexpensive ingredients and there is little supervision of these products by governmental agencies. Thus they could have various forms of contamination without your knowledge or even that of the manufacturer. Radioactive contaminants must be extremely rare if ever; you should be more concerned about toxic ingredients and whether the product is worth the cost. ...Read more
Severely broke out after trying new skincare products. I've been on accutanes and had success but will this reverse accutanes effect? Do I go on again
Not acne.: A contact dermatitis from a new product, is not acne Or if you have a mild flare of acne because of it, stopping it may well stop the flare. Wait and see what happens. Go back to your old skin care routine. If it does not get better in a week or so, see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer