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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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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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Which is the best kind of makeup for cosmetic allergies?

Which is the best kind of makeup for cosmetic allergies?

Make up allergy: First you need to determine what in make up you are allergic to, and this is done by patch testing, a dermatologist or allergist can help you with that. Then you need to avoid products that contain the ingredient(s) you are allergic to. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on my eelids at the lashline (upper lids)..I think it's from makeup from a cosmetics store... Is there anything i can put on it?

I have itchy bumps on my eelids at the lashline (upper lids)..I think it's from makeup from a cosmetics store... Is there anything i can put on it?

Warm Compress: It sounds like you have a stye. You can try to goggle 'stye' and see if the pictures look the same as what you have. For treatment, take a washcloth and get it warm with water. Place over your closed eye for 10 minutes or less if it gets cool. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002004/ will give you more information. Wikipedia has a good article as well. ...Read more

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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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Could makeup cause a fever?

Unlikely: It is possible that if you share your makeup with an infected person, that you could transfer an infectious agent to yourself. But if the only one who uses it is you, it is very unlikely that any serious organism could be at work. ...Read more

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How can I sanitize my makeup brushes?

Medical Questions: I am sorry this question is not being answered, but it may not be in the scope of our medical practice. I have no recommendations about how you keep these items clean. But, i would guess warm water and some soap of some kind. Your girlfriends may have some tricks to take home with you. ...Read more

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How shall I use epiduo gel if I wear makeup?

How shall I use epiduo gel if I wear makeup?

Epiduo: Take your makeup off when you apply epiduo at night. In the morning you can apply makeup over the epiduo ...Read more