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Can you make all your own products for your face like masks, cleansers, moisturizers?

Can you make all your own products for your face like masks, cleansers, moisturizers?

I guess you could: If you had all the proper ingredients and machinery to make these products. But why would you want to? By the time you invested all the money necessary to manufacture them, you could have bought a lifetime supply of products that are already being made. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

Please recommend the best acne face cleanser, scrub, and mask?

I suggest none: I'd urge you to use topical benzoyl peroxide and/or a retinoic acid derivative at least once daily and skip the rest. Do this until you are clear, or you are not clear in four weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something that will work. Alternative, a salicylic acid wash is a reasonable choice. Acne isn't caused by lack of hygiene or any other lifestyle factor. ...Read more

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How to make your face not oily?

How to make your face not oily?

Wash your face 2x/d: It is important to clean your pores daily to prevent blockage which will increase oil production. Use a non-comedogenic wash which contains benzoyl peroxide twice daily (first thing in the morning and last thing at night before you go to bed) ...Read more

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Does nutella make your face breakout?

Does nutella make your face breakout?

Maybe: Nutella is nuts and chocolate. Certainly if you have an allergy to the ingredients, it's possible. ...Read more

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Does put vaseline all over your face make your skin softer?

Does put vaseline all over your face make your skin softer?

Yes but...: Vaseline sits onthe surface of the skin. It moisturizes the skin by preventing water from evaporating from the surface. Vaseline works well for some people but in others it can occlude the oil glands and cause acne. Other ways to soften the skin include hydrators (e.g. Hyaluronic acid that binds water inside the skin) and squalane which fortifies the natural lipids in the upper layers of the skin. ...Read more

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How often should you wash and exfoliate your face?

How often should you wash and exfoliate your face?

Wash daily: But exfoliate once every 2-3 weeks at most. The exfoliation creates a lot of trauma and inflammation to the skin. You need to allow the skin to heal properly. Use the gentlest cleansers and moisturizers possible. ...Read more

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Are baby wipes good to wash your face with when you have acne breakouts?

Are baby wipes good to wash your face with when you have acne breakouts?

No: Baby wipes should not be used on one's face. They contain some allergens and would be irritating on the face. Acne does not go away with washing one's face. I would recommend a cleanser like cetaphil cleanser for acne. ...Read more

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Does washing your face help acne?

Does washing your face help acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Could you really symmetricalize your face by relaxing your face?

Could you really symmetricalize your face by relaxing your face?

No: Life's difficult enough without people making things up and suggesting them to others. Somebody's trying to make you worry about smoething foolish. Common sense itself will tell you this won't change bone structure, which is always a bit asymmetric. It's part of the beauty of being who you are. Who cares about having a symmetrical facein any case? ...Read more

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For some people does not washing your face keep it clear and face washes give you acne?

Not quite : Washing your face does not give acne. However excessive washing of face may dry up face and worsen acne. Not washing your face will not clear your acne. ...Read more

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Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Could you apply acne moisturizer on your whole face?

Yes: your skin should be moisturized to stay healthy. So yes you should moisturize your entire face and neck. ...Read more

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Will alcohol free toner get your face dry?

Will alcohol free toner get your face dry?

Possibly Dry Skin: Facial toners containing alcohol, acting as an astringent, commonly dry out one's skin unless the toner also contains moisturizing agents. Non- alcohol containing facial toners often advertise that they will not dry out your skin, but every person is unique and one may experience dry skin. Look up the ingredients of your facial toner, read product reviews, consult with product salesperson. ...Read more

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Which face washing routine is best? How often should you wash your face if you have dry skin?

Which face washing routine is best? How often should you wash your face if you have dry skin?

Water: ? Re: best face wash routine. Water rinse the face only &, absent grime, soap is not necessary; soaps remove natural oils that defeat bacteria. The most beautiful facial skin I have ever seen was on a German woman who rinsed her face in cold water upon arising each day. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best face makeup to cover acne?

Please recommend the best face makeup to cover acne?

Treat, don't cover: I'm really sorry somebody told you that you simply had to cover it. Nothing works very well. You need to start managing your acne like a grown-up. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Can you wash your face with fish oil?

Can you wash your face with fish oil?

fish oil: Not sure why you'd wash your face with fish oil unless you wish to attract a mermaid or merman. ...Read more

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With acne treatment sets, should you wash your face between each step?

With acne treatment sets, should you wash your face between each step?

NO: I assume you are talking about using a couple of skin creams to the skin. Overwashing the skin can worsen acne. Recommend washing only once or twice a day depending on skin type, and not scrubbing very hard. ...Read more