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Make Your Own Face Cleanser
My face and neck is so darker than my body.. I am using skin lightening cream.. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer..No use. Please help.
Sunscreen: If the darker areas are on the face and neck, sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of about 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients for the best results. If you avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every single day, your skin should gradually even out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get rid of acne? I have tired every acne cleanser and face cleanser their is and nothing seems to work. If anything it sometimes makes my face worse. All of my acne is on my face, just on my cheeks and chin.
Serious Rx: You need to get with a physician. Cleansers aren't going to help. Monitoring your diet is good advice. I'm going to assume you've tried benzoyl peroxide without being cleared. Chances are that your physician may add a topical antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or (if it's right for you) the oral contraceptive pill, and you can end this suffering, managing it until it self-cures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The 'best' cleanser really depends on your skin type and what results you are trying to achieve. A good starting cleanser would be one that is labeled as pH balanced, noncomedogenic and fragrance free. Your skin should come to a healthy baseline in a few weeks ( follow cleansing with a similar moisturizer), at which time you may have a better idea of your particular needs. ...Read more
2% Salicylic acid : Get the neutrogena or walmart generic equivalent if you are thrifty. It comes in the clear bottle and is orange. ...Read more
What do you guys think of proactive? Or what would you recommend for a face cleanser if not proactive?
Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Cetaphil: For sensitive skin cetaphil is a non-soap cleanser. and there are many varieties of it. For eczematous skin I love restoraderm, there is the creamy cleanser and even a foam one for acne. With sensitive dry skin remember to moisturize and avoid toners that strip your skin of its natural oils. ...Read more
No harm but no help: There is no harm in applying hydrogen peroxide, but it will do nothing in terms of brightening your skin, since it does not penetrate at all into the deeper lays of the skin. ...Read more
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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