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Making Homemade Soap
I have chicken skin and can't get the meds for it. Is their a way for me too do some things homemade ? And what's the best soap to use, i like dove.
Cetaphil: Cetaphil soap and cream are gentle products one can use for skin eruptions. ...Read more
Why is there so much concern over germs with people that they are making things worse using antibacterial lotions and soap?
Great question!: The obsession with antibacterial products and soaps is not healthy. When i recently failed to find a baby crib that was not "antibacterial, " i knew we'd gone way too far. We're creating generations of asthmatic kids with no immunity to common microbes. We should not strive for operating room-like sterility in our daily lives! soap and water is enough. ...Read more
I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that i use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?
Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Lava soap has abrasive inclusions which can help remove deeply seated deposits on the skin. The face is a little delicate and may respond with reddening and tingling. Lava soap was designed mostly for use on the hands. But an occasional scrub with lava soap on the face should do not harm. ...Read more
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