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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Overview)

When the skin is dry or injured, moisturizing creams or lotions can be both soothing and helpful.


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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.?

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 more

Dr. Andrew Berry
272 Doctors shared insights

Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Overview)

When the skin is dry or injured, moisturizing creams or lotions can be both soothing and helpful.


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What are some good moisturizing creams, lotions, and soaps for dry patches everywhere on my body?

What are some good moisturizing creams, lotions, and soaps for dry patches everywhere on my body?

Use: Use dove oil of olay soaps and cera ve cream as a moisturizer. The most important thing is to make bathing water lukewarm because hot water really drys skin out. ...Read more

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What is recommended for sensitive skin (atopic dermatitis) for daily use after work outside (cream, lotion moisturizer, or ointment)? which brand

What is recommended for sensitive skin (atopic dermatitis) for daily use after work outside (cream, lotion moisturizer, or ointment)? which brand

Atopic dermatitis: There are a lot of choices. Eucern, Cephadil, Aveno, Lubiderm, basically any cream with glycerin as the active ingredient should be adequate. ...Read more

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Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Maybe neither.: Dry scaly palm may be eczema and would respond better to topical steroids such as fluocinonide. If you are happy using petroleum jelly use the one that seems to work the best for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is calendula cream a good moisturizer?

Can you tell me is calendula cream a good moisturizer?

Calendula cream: Calendula cream/ oil (pot marigold) is an herbal that can be mild and helpful for dry/ chapped skin in people who have skin sensitivities. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to use facial moisturizer? If so, does a cream moisturizer clog pores?

Is it necessary to use facial moisturizer? If so, does a cream moisturizer clog pores?

Facial moisturizer: You don't need to use a facial moisturizer especially if your skin is normal or oily. If it is dry, you may to keep it soft and pliable. Cream moisturzer does clog pores, so if you're suffering from acne or other skin issues, consult with dermatologist prior to using those products. ...Read more

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What is the most popular facial cream for men for general moisturizer and age-fighting?

What is the most popular facial cream for men for general moisturizer and age-fighting?

Renova (tretinoin): When using renova, (tretinoin) you should begin to notice your skin becoming smoother and softer within the first month or two. Within three to four months, you may notice a reduction in fine facial wrinkles. Additional benefits should be apparent within five to six months of therapy. This is a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer?

Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer?

Yes: I often recommed cetaphil or aquafor but aveno is okay. Use it sparingly. Putting things on the face can cause rashes too. ...Read more

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I have MRSA is there any type lotion I can use to keep my skin moisturizer?

I have MRSA is there any type lotion I can use to keep my skin moisturizer?

MRSA: Where do you have the skin infection? You could wash your skin with an anti microbial soap such as dial or hibiclens and then put on any moisturizer that you like. Use a new tube or bottle of it so that the moisturizer is uncontaminated. More importantly, MRSA is not a permanent condition (eg. Like herpes) so it can be cured. Some people are carriers of MRSA in the nose which requires treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best body lotion/moisturizer that is the healthiest for mild dry skin?

What is the best body lotion/moisturizer that is the healthiest for mild dry skin?

BEST BODY LOTION+++: THE BEST BODY LOTION/MOISTURIZER FOR YOU IS WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU!
YOU ARE UNIQUE!
TRY THEM ALL! SEE IF YOU CAN GET SAMPLES FROM THE COSMETIC COMPANIES OR MANUFACTURERS.
BEST LUCK. . . ...Read more

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When can I use my face moisturizer while using Pigmanorm? My face gets dry but not because of the cream.

When can I use my face moisturizer while using Pigmanorm? My face gets dry but not because of the cream.

I usually: Suggest applying moisturizer IN BETWEEN applications of the Hydroquinone! If you apply once/day wait for 12 hours to apply the moisturizer.....

Hope this is helpful...my opinion only!

Dr Z ...Read more

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When applying facial cream, should I put moisturizer on first and then sunscreen, or sunscreen and then moisturizer?

When applying facial cream, should I put moisturizer on first and then sunscreen, or sunscreen and then moisturizer?

Sunscreen first.: You should always put the sunscreen first as you want it to absorb. Then you put on the moisturizer, since most of them simply provide a moisture loss barrier.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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I am from India. Can you please recommend me day cream/ moisturizer for face? My skin is normal n fair but it's not flawless and also looks dull.

I am from India. Can you please recommend me day cream/ moisturizer for face? My skin is normal n fair but it's not flawless and also looks dull.

Start simple: General advise: Drink at least 64oz of water daily (Best way to improve skin). A lemon face mask is a simple way to cleanse. Apply 1 TBSP of fresh lemon, let dry and wipe off using cloth&clean water (May sting at 1st). Borage/ flaxseed oil capsules improve dullness (Wonderful). Aloe vera based natural creams are best for night application. Ask your dermatologist for specific creams for your skin. ...Read more

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I have dandruft and sobberic dermatitis. Bought nezoral last week. What is the shampp that I can use daily? And is there a moisturizer cream to help?

I have dandruft and sobberic dermatitis. Bought nezoral last week. What is the shampp that I can use daily? And is there a moisturizer cream to help?

Ketoconazole: The generic, ketoconazole, is the same as Nizoral, only cheaper. Can wash with it every day, including face. Moisturizer does not help seborrheic dermatitis. If this is not satisfactory a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Can cortisone cream cure reactive dermatitis? Cheeks suddenly became sensitive after using to many topicals. I just want to tolerate gentle moisturizer.

Can cortisone cream cure reactive dermatitis? Cheeks suddenly became sensitive after using to many topicals. I just want to tolerate gentle moisturizer.

Possibly but you: Need to see a dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. What is your reactive dermatitis reacting to, and if you don't know then the topical cortisone will treat current rash but not prevent another occurrence. ...Read more

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My skin becomes dry after I wash my face. I apply "boro plus" cream. Can I apply sunscreen after applying a moisturizer?

My skin becomes dry after I wash my face. I apply "boro plus" cream. Can I apply sunscreen after applying a moisturizer?

Yes: Many people apply sunscreen after using a moisturizer. In fact, some sunscreens are moisturizing by design, and may help you eliminate one step. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can I use my moisturizer (QEI+) with my Airol 0.05% lotion. As in, can I use it as my body lotion not mixing it with Airol?

Hi doctor, can I use my moisturizer (QEI+) with my Airol 0.05% lotion. As in, can I use it as my body lotion not mixing it with Airol?

Not that I see: I didn't find any interaction issues for Airol (tretinoin) and your moisturizer, but you should definitely check with your dermatologist before using it. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What should you do if your body itches all over - in night also. Already applied a lot of moisturizer creams but it does not seem to be help. Ideas?

What should you do if your body itches all over - in night also. Already applied a lot of moisturizer creams but it does not seem to be help. Ideas?

See a dermatologist: Scabies is best treated promptly. There are also numerous other possible causes. Why suffer like this when you can be diagnosed and probably cured? ...Read more

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I m little black. I have a combination skin. Can u suggest me a best lightening cream, cleanser, toner and moisturizer which is available in tamilnadu.?

I m little black. I have a combination skin. Can u suggest me a best lightening cream, cleanser, toner and moisturizer which is available in tamilnadu.?

Pangea organics: Are certified organic, gluten free and botanical based (not dangerous chemicals) skincare products. I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin. They clear up your skin without being harsh or drying it out. It gives you travel sized version of the face cleanser, toner, scrub, masque and cream for only $34 and free shipping only at http://pangeaorganics. Com/parties/1167. ...Read more

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I am from tamil nadu. I am 24 age. I am little dark and also have a combination skin. Suggest good lightening cream, toner, cleanser, sunsc moisturizer?

I am from tamil nadu. I am 24 age. I am little dark and also have a combination skin. Suggest good lightening cream, toner, cleanser, sunsc moisturizer?

Pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://bit. Ly/146axow. ...Read more

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I am suffering from eczema. I am on medication which includes an anti-allergy10mg;a sunscreen50spf\u0026#41;, momate cream and a moisturizer, pacroma cream. Still no Change. Help!

I am suffering from eczema. I am on medication which includes an anti-allergy10mg;a sunscreen50spf\u0026#41;, momate cream and a moisturizer, pacroma cream. Still no Change. Help!

Eczema: You need to keep irritants to a minimum. Use only sensitive skin products. No fragrance or dye. Find something to stop the itch, like Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or Zyrtec. Eczema gets worse if it's constantly being scratched. Also try a bleach bath. 1 cup bleach, in a full tub of water. Try this weekly. If no improvement, have it rechecked. ...Read more

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Is it ok at my age to use an anti wrinkle cream as a moisturizer (on my face)??

Is it ok at my age to use an anti wrinkle cream as a moisturizer (on my face)??

Sure: But the best wrinkle treatment is prevention. That means limit sun exposure, sunscreen, sunglasses/hats and stop smoking. Eat a well balanced diet and get adequate sleep. ...Read more

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I have a rough red rash on the inside of my pinky only. I it's lasted about a month and feels better with lotion and moisturizer.

I have a rough red rash on the inside of my pinky only. I it's lasted about a month and feels better with lotion and moisturizer.

Eczema: It may be dry skin or eczema, inflammation of the lower parts of the skin. Try soaking in warm water, pat it dry, and then apply a thick moisturizer, such as an ointment or cream. If no improvement in the next one to two weeks, see a health professional. ...Read more

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Any good drugstore creams that can reduce the redness on my cheeks? I currently use neutrogena moisturizer and im on accutane. Not bad redness

Any good drugstore creams that can reduce the redness on my cheeks? I currently use neutrogena moisturizer and im on accutane. Not bad redness

A gentle cream: With anti histamines in it might help to decrease the redness. Other ppossibilities include a little concealer. I think clinique makes them for men. I bough one for blemishes and it was fabulous because rit not only cove! ...Read more

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Can I apply body lotion/ moisturizer if I have a boil on a particular body part? The lotion will be applied on the same body part. How to do it safely

Can I apply body lotion/ moisturizer if I have a boil on a particular body part? The lotion will be applied on the same body part. How to do it safely

No you can't.: If you have a boil or furuncle, you first need to have it treated by a doctor. Do not apply any body lotion or moisturizer on it, there is no safe way to do it but a risk to spread an skin infection. Be safe! ...Read more

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I have prompholyx for almost 8 months now & in peri menopause stage. I tried steriod cream prescribed by doctors & using QV moisturizer. The condition seems much better but I still get once in awhile flare up. In your opinion, what else should I do to hav

I have prompholyx for almost 8 months now & in peri menopause stage. I tried steriod cream prescribed by doctors & using QV moisturizer. The condition seems much better but I still get once in awhile flare up. In your opinion, what else should I do to hav

You are doing it: Emollients and topical steroids are the most important elements of treatment for prompholyx eczema and it sounds like you are responding well. Unfortunately it is a chronic disease and can be treated but not cured. Avoid contact with detergents cleansing agents by using cotton lined rather than rubber gloves and wash your hands with luke warm rather than hot or cold water. Allow the skin to breathe. ...Read more