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Homemade safe measures to lighten indian tanned in sun skin tone?

Homemade safe measures to lighten indian tanned in sun skin tone?

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

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Skincare (Definition)

Skincare is a term that describes simple routines to clean, moisturize, ...Read more


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Is vitalize peel/vipeel safe for African American skin?

Is vitalize peel/vipeel safe for African American skin?

Yes: i have used ViPeel extensively on dark skin and it is effective and safe. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Likely not: The red scars are a part of the healing process overall. The agents you listed tend to inhibit melanin production which is a darker pigment. The red is partially vascular in nature. The products may diminish the red to a small degree ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial products contain preservatives that are actually toxic or alter hormone states. ...Read more

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Is hydroquinone harmful to the african american skin?

Is hydroquinone harmful to the african american skin?

No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin. ...Read more

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Any natural astringent for oily skin?

Any natural astringent for oily skin?

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 more

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Are these products used to treat acne? - ROC correction serum & Bioderma sebium global?

Are these products used to treat acne? - ROC correction serum & Bioderma sebium global?

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

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Is "neutrogena naturals" facial moisturizer good to use for oily skin?

Is "neutrogena naturals" facial moisturizer good to use for oily skin?

Won't harm: It has basic ingredients for skin health. It won't harm the skin. Will it improve the oily skin, maybe? Good oily skin treatment requires vit c, vitamin e, vitamin a and salicylic acid, . ...Read more

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Can we use natural, unrefined shea butter (raw) as a moisturizer for our skin?

Can we use natural, unrefined shea butter (raw) as a moisturizer for our skin?

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

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Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

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 more

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Is obagi safe on Asian skin?

Is obagi safe on Asian skin?

Obagi on Asian skin: Obagi can be a great product for Asian skin. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician to see what treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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Benefits of almond oil for skin, hair, and internal health?

Benefits of almond oil for skin, hair, and internal health?

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

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Experts, might someone recommend diluting lavender oil with grape-seed oil for acne?

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

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Mere pimples bhut hote hai oily skin ki wajh se mai kya karu?

Mere pimples bhut hote hai oily skin ki wajh se mai kya karu?

See below: 1. Reduce consumption of oily and fatty foods - for general health. 2. Wash your face with mild general soap 2-3x/day. 3. Manage stress as you are able. 4. If persists, see your doctor - there are medicines that can be used to help treat acne. ...Read more

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I am looking for such skincare. thanking you so much for information?

I am looking for such skincare. thanking you so much for information?

Cetaphil: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser / moisturizer and Ceravue products are fantastic for conditioning the skin without clogging the pores or aggravating inflammation. Look for skincare products labelled hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. ...Read more

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Which baby skincare products should I use?

Which baby skincare products should I use?

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 more

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Any suggestions on which skincare product should I use?

Any suggestions on which skincare product should I use?

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What are the most common skincare problems among infants?

What are the most common skincare problems among infants?

Diaper rash: In newborns, the commonest skin care problems are irritation dermatitis (diaper rash) and seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap). In older infants, they are diaper rash with secondary yeast infection, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and seborrhea. ...Read more

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Can you share any skincare secrets for younger looking skin?

Several steps: Avoid excess sun exposure Use good broad spectrum sunblock all times one with titanium or zinc exfoliate wash with a gentle cleanser one with a glycolic acid or salicylic acid ...Read more

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What is the most effective soap and glory skincare products?

What is the most effective soap and glory skincare products?

Glory products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is a good natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

What is a good natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

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

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What is a good natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

What is a good natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

Rosacea topicals: Rosacea indicates sensitive skin. Rosaliac from laroche posay is found at most drugstores like cvs and covers the redness as well as redness reliever from eucerin are good places to start. A mineral make up can be found there as well with sun protection ...Read more

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How to identify suitable skincare product for a combination skin?

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 more

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Should you avoid using skincare products which contains fragrance?

Should you avoid using skincare products which contains fragrance?

If you are: overly sensitive to fragrances - that would be recommended. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I avoid allergic reactions to skincare products like toner?

How can I avoid allergic reactions to skincare products like toner?

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

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Help please? What is the best natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

Help please? What is the best natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

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How long can you use a skincare product before your skin gets used to it and stops working?

Depends: Every product is different, the most common example is that of topical steroids, which quit working after abt 2 weeks daily use. ...Read more

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I started a new skincare routine. Now i'm breaking out. Should i stop using the new products?

I started a new skincare routine. Now i'm breaking out. Should i stop using the new products?

Yes: You are probably experiencing a contact dermatitis. It is most likely something in the new skin care program you are doing. If you want to know what might be causing this, you should see an allergist or a dermatologist for a procedure called patch testing. ...Read more

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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 more

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How can you tell whether a skincare product has got radioactive contaminant? If one feel alright after using, does it mean product is safe?

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

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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

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 more

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What happens if my skincare product stings, should I continue using it?

What happens if my skincare product stings, should I continue using it?

Stop using it! : Excellent skin care products should never sting or burn. You are reacting to something in the formulation that's too harsh for your skin type. You could end up inflamed or worse. Give your skin a break for now from that product. Get a refund! ...Read more

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