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Are mac makeup products non-comedogenic?

Are mac makeup products non-comedogenic?

Make up and comedone: In general, make up products that are oil free and water based are less likely to cause acne. But contrary to common belief, comedones happen due to clogged hair follicles. An inflammatory condition, that includes both comedones and inflamed pustules and pimples is called acne. Increased oil production during teenage period, premenstrual period, or in women with pros may cause acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Definition)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more


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What ingredients in makeup and cosmetics should be avoided?

What ingredients in makeup and cosmetics should be avoided?

Sensitivity: I would advise seeking hypoallergenic cosmetics and changing them every several months to minimize bacterial contamination. Mineral based products genrally are less likely to promote bacterial growth. ...Read more

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Can chemical peel remove fine lines under eyes?

Can chemical peel remove fine lines under eyes?

Maybe: If very mild, a chemical peel may be effective. This may need a laser skin treatment, ipl skintyte or other rf tightening procedure, or surgery to correct. Try moisturizers and serum tightening treatments as well. ...Read more

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Are lip stain cosmetics bad for lips?

Are lip stain cosmetics bad for lips?

Natural ingredients: The safest lip stain is one that will actually stain the lips using natural ingredients. Lip stain cosmetics are not subject to pre-market approval by FDA. ...Read more

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Does diluted glycerin fixes makeup on oily wide pore skin?

Does diluted glycerin fixes makeup on oily wide pore skin?

???: hi, Glycerin has Moisturizing nature and it's being used to keep the hair and skin moist and prevent breakage. ...Read more

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Makeup remover for acne prone sensitive skin?

Makeup remover for acne prone sensitive skin?

Facial cleanser : Try something mild like cetaphil or neutrogena facial cleansers good luck! ...Read more

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Can i use makeup (foundation) over sunblock ??

Can i use makeup (foundation) over sunblock ??

Yes: You can apply foundation over sunblock. Many foundations now have built in sunscreen. If you can find one to your liking, you can skip the sunscreen step. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear makeup, especially liquid foundation, that contain parabens? Do parabens in makeup cause breast cancer?

Is it safe to wear makeup, especially liquid foundation, that contain parabens? Do parabens in makeup cause breast cancer?

No relationship: There is no relationship of make up with causing breast cancer.Just eat healthy and stay trim by eating low fat foods and exercise daily. This is the recipe to keep cancer at bay. ...Read more

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Can medik8 retinol eye tr remove fine lines?

Can medik8 retinol eye tr remove fine lines?

It may: Yes it may work well for fine lines. However, this is not a definitive measure, results might not be lasting unless used periodically. Dermatologist know this best. Consult your dr. And remember that those are potentially teratogenic agents (retinol and derivatives), may harm a fetus so make sure that you have no plans to get pregnant around the time that you use it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is chemical peeling covered with regular makeup?

Is chemical peeling covered with regular makeup?

Chemical Peel Makeup: Possibly but depending on the type of peel you may not be able to wear makeup for a while until the skin recovers. ...Read more

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Do products like eyeliner, mascara, eye-shadow cause eye problems?

Do products like eyeliner, mascara, eye-shadow cause eye problems?

Its possible: When improperly applied, they could irritate the eyes. Be sure you keep them away from the eyeball itself, and don't rub your eyes when you are wearing them. If you have an eye infection, throw them out and start with new ones once it clears up. ...Read more

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Is organic makeup good for acne prone skin? Example "Tarte"

Is organic makeup good for acne prone skin? Example "Tarte"

No Evidence: Acne is caused by plugging of hair follicle units (excess oil/debris/bacteria) & inflammation; genetically determined. Therapy includes topical/oral meds & more to control infection/inflammation. Evidence does not support any advantage to using organic vs. synthetically derived makeup. Organics are usually more expensive as well. An oil and alcohol-free makeup w/ sunblock should work well. ...Read more

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Is derma fillers good for under eye bags?

Is derma fillers good for under eye bags?

It depends: Filler can be used to make the "bag" looks less prominent if the depression around it is filled in. ...Read more

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What cleansers do dermatologists recommend for oily skin? Non drying that will remove makeup as well. Any price range

Products for oily sk: You can try OTC products for oily skin first, ie nutrogena products and Aveeno brands for oily skin application. They can remove makeup as well without drying too much. If not better after trial, contact derm MD virtual appt thru healthtap. ...Read more

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Any peel-off masks good 4 oily,coarse,ruddy,shiny,flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne?What about niacinamide?Tretinoin?What makeup??

Any peel-off masks good 4 oily,coarse,ruddy,shiny,flaky skin w very visible pores&occasional mild acne?What about niacinamide?Tretinoin?What makeup??

Glycolic, tretinoin: Glycolic acid face masks can be helpful in situations like yours for the acne, blackhead exenteration and exfoliation, but only has short term results. Tretinoin , if your skin is not too sensitive for it, is an effective option for reversal and prevention of acne as well as the uv damage reversal and reducing wrinkle progression, but takes a few months. Niacinamide has mixed results. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply makeup in pregnancy? I use top end Mac cosmetics? Worried about baby’s safety. 28wks pregnant

Is it safe to apply makeup in pregnancy? I use top end Mac cosmetics? Worried about baby’s safety. 28wks pregnant

Basic rule: The creams or lotions you apply to your regular or facial skin do not have chemicals that enter your blood trough your skin barrier. To effect your developing baby a med or chemical must be absorbed trough that barrier or taken another way that enters your blood. ...Read more