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What is the best way to hydrate skin?

What is the best way to hydrate skin?

Nourishing creams: First, try not to dehydrate the skin by excessive washing with soaps, or by prolonged exposure to wind. Avoid irritating soaps with perfumes or deodarants. Second, select skin moisturizers without perfumes. Simple sunstances that work often have vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel, or other gentle oils. Aquaphor and vaseline can decrease skin breakdown from dehydration as well. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hydration (Definition)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid ...Read more


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How does lotion or creme hydrate skin? Which works better?

How does lotion or creme hydrate skin? Which works better?

Cream is better: The purpose of emollients (creams and lotions) is to help maintain the hydration of the skin. Both lotions and creams contain water and oils (lipids), but they differ on the amounts. Lotions have more water, less oil, but creams have the opposite composition. The water hydrates, but the oil keeps the water in the skin. Without oil, the water would just evaporate off. Use creams. ...Read more

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What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind. There are many effective creams, but the best have oils such as vitamin e, camomille, sesame oil, or gels such as aloe vera. Avoid perfumes in products which alter the pH and decrease efficacy of ingredients. Io. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to moisturize/hydrate skin on elbows?

Elbow dryness: I prefer high concentration glycolic acid products for moisturizing thick dry skin such as on elbows and feet. My fav is neostrata lotion. ...Read more

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Would applying vaseline cream every night for a weak hydrate skin permanently. If not, how many times would it have to be applied to hydrate skin?

Dry Skin: Applying vaseline is only a temporary fix because when you stop the applying the skin will become dry again. You need to find why the skin is dry: medications, infections, eczema, allergic reaction, or other. ...Read more

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Does 100% aloe vera gel hydrate skin or dry it out?

Does 100% aloe vera gel hydrate skin or dry it out?

Hydrate: Aloe vera is very soothing to skin. It offers some hydration, but it not typically used for its emollient / humectant abilities. ...Read more

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10-15 black dots appeared in both eyes for about 8-10sec not lightheaded was well hydrated did not stand quickly dots size of thumbtack head 17yr girl?

10-15 black dots appeared in both eyes for about 8-10sec not lightheaded was well hydrated did not stand quickly dots size of thumbtack head 17yr girl?

Many causes: Of visual 'dots'. most people will get something like this randomly and rarely. If frequent and/or with other symptoms (headache, dizziness, feeling like passing out) you should get checked. ...Read more

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Loose skin in lower cheeks and under eyes just at an age of 21, what should I do. I can't afford laser treatment, what are the natural alternatives?

Loose skin in lower cheeks and under eyes just at an age of 21, what should I do. I can't afford laser treatment, what are the natural alternatives?

Doesn't make sense.: At your age, unless you have underlying medical issues you should not have age-related facial changes. If you feel like you have abnormal skin, see a dermatologist. If you smoke, stop- this will age you prematurely. My suggestion is that if you choose to see a cosmetic surgeon, see a busy one with a good reputation who won't be tempted to offer you a procedure you won't need. ...Read more

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My skin in both eye contours looks bruised and a vein is visible under left eye. Will thickening skin with 1% retinol restore a natural colour?

My skin in both eye contours looks bruised and a vein is visible under left eye. Will thickening skin with 1% retinol restore a natural colour?

Not likely: Discoloration in the lower eyelids is genetic in some individuals, related to lack of sleep in others and related to chronic nasal allergies. Review your lifestyle. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and junk food. Get a good night sleep, exercise and move through the day, and eat wholesome unprocessed food with fresh vegetables, high quality protein, anti-inflammatory whole grains, and fresh fruits. ...Read more

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What would be a great eye drops to keep eyes hydrated?

Lots of options: There is no one best option. What you want to use is an artificial tear drop or, if the condition is more severe, gel. The types with "get the red out" medicine I advise against. In mild dry eye, I usually recommend a 3 times a day schedule, regardless of symptoms. If that isn't sufficient, you can increase it. Persistent symptoms despite frequent use should prompt a visit to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Lightheaded after hard exercise? Have to close my eyes for a minute or so until its better but why? I'm fully hydrated and not anemic.17.im an athlete

Lightheaded after hard exercise? Have to close my eyes for a minute or so until its better but why? I'm fully hydrated and not anemic.17.im an athlete

Blood pressure: You are 17. Hard exercise makes you light headed. You close your eyes to cure. For one week you should try to double the hydration amount. If still light headed try bending down not closing eyes. Also see your doctor to check your hemoglobin, anemia is relative. Last your blood pressure may be low as a young girl as you exercise it may get too low and you'll need physician supervision. ...Read more

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I am very well hydrated. But for the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. Why?

I am very well hydrated. But for the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. Why?

Possible causes of: Thick saliva includes dehydration from antidepressants, dry mouth, genetics-cystic fibrosis or allergic reactions. Gritty eyes and mucus mixed with blood are due to dryness. In the meantime, you need to hydrate yourself and consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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50 yrs; fever (100+) and chills, runny nose, cough, tired, watery eyes, stuffy. Since sunday. "dr: virus, hydrate and rest. Should I go to ER tonite?

50 yrs; fever (100+) and chills, runny nose, cough, tired, watery eyes, stuffy. Since sunday. "dr: virus, hydrate and rest. Should I go to ER tonite?

Not Emergency: No. Absolutely not. You are engaged in health care. You are not dying. You have no life threatening symptoms. You have a standard viral illness. The only concern I have is a persistent fever. Your physician should be informed soon if the fever does not improve. But that is primary care medicine not emergency medicine. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if I'm seeing yellow tinted skin around the eyes?

What could be wrong if I'm seeing yellow tinted skin around the eyes?

Xanthelasma: Xanthelasma is a sharply demarcated yellowish deposit of fat underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids. While they are neither harmful nor painful, these minor growths may be disfiguring and can be removed. ...Read more

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Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Need Evaluation: Dryness with flaking skin around the eyes could be related to excema or ocular allergies if you are rubbing your eyes frequently. Or a localized dry area could be a sign of an early skin cancer.

I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a evaluation. Additional be careful with applying any cream too close to the eye as this can cause eye irritation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for loose skin around the eyes?

What is the best treatment for loose skin around the eyes?

Variable: 10% Vitamin C cream has been shown to help. We currently offer microneedling with platelet rich plasma for this problem. Do not let anyone use filler or Botox in this area. Platelet Rich Plasma will rejuvenate this skin and can be combined with an entire facial treatment using PRP. ...Read more

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How often should I replace eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

How often should I replace eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

As often as needed: Often you can tell if an application is needed because the area will feel tight, your eyes will burn, or there will be flaking. Sometimes this may happen several times a day. ...Read more

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How can I get thicker skin around the eyes to remove dark circles and visible veins?

Not possible: There is no way to thicken the skin but there are cosmetics that can cover the area and allergy treatment may help this as well. ...Read more

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What could cause recurring red & swollen skin around the eyes in my 18-year old son?

What could cause recurring red & swollen skin around the eyes in my 18-year old son?

More info needed: For this type of issue, you should see a doctor. It may be as simple as allergies. ...Read more

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Can threading or waxing eyebrows repeatedly for many years cause wrinkles or sagging skin around the eyes?

Can threading or waxing eyebrows repeatedly for many years cause wrinkles or sagging skin around the eyes?

Unlikely: Repeated waxing/threading of the brows is unlikely to cause wrinkles or sagging.
Sun exposure, smoking, and genetics are much more likely to play a role in wrinkle formation. Wear sunscreen :). ...Read more

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Red dry itchy skin around the eyes primarily the inner corners closer to the nose what could it be it won't go away and she's had it for weeks??

Red dry itchy skin around the eyes primarily the inner corners closer to the nose what could it be it won't go away and she's had it for weeks??

Skin rash: seborrhea vs adult rosacea. many types of medications to treat this. See your physician or a virtual consult with HealthTap to send a picture and allow someone to help you ...Read more

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Is there an easy and fast way to take care of dry, red skin under my eyes?

See a dermatologist: What you are describing is eczema of the skin under the eyes. It could be cured with a little topical steroid over the red area and not in the eye. You can try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream, rub over red area twice daily for maximum one week. If not resolved you must see a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Slightly sagging, puffy skin under my eyes. Is there any way to halt this sagging skin?

Slightly sagging, puffy skin under my eyes. Is there any way to halt this sagging skin?

Not really: Sagging, puffy skin beneath the eyes is hereditary in nature can cannot be reversed without surgery. The surgery is simple. You can try some eye moisturizing creams, but they only put a bandaid on the cause and doesn't address the cause. ...Read more

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Is there any way to help my head feel better? I can't close my eyes and go to sleep no matter what I try.

Is there any way to help my head feel better? I can't close my eyes and go to sleep no matter what I try.

See sleep specialist: Sleeping is so vitally important for good health. It is when we recharge our battery and it enables us to thrive. Lack of good consistent sleep can not only be dangerous to our body (high blood pressure, depression, anxiety) but to others. A leading cause of fatal car accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Your body is telling you that you need help. ...Read more

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I want to know if there's a way to prevent that sagging skin? Why does it happen for me just under the eyes?

Dermatochalasis: Is an age-related condition in which the eyelid skin and underlying muscles become stretched out and sag. This tends to run in families. It is not damaging to the eyes, but there is no medical treatment for this. Some people have surgical removal of this excess tissue. The procedure is called a blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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My daughter is 29yrs old, she has dark yellowing on the skin all the way around her eyes only nowhere else on her body and its getting darker. Why?

My daughter is 29yrs old, she has dark yellowing on the skin all the way around her eyes only nowhere else on her body and its getting darker. Why?

Maybe jaundice: I would expect the whites of the eyes to get yellow with jaundice. As I read you post, the yellow discoloration is on the skin around the eyes. I would recommend that you daughter see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best non surgical way to tighten skin under eyes?

What is the best non surgical way to tighten skin under eyes?

Tighten skin: Proven over the counter remedies are hard to find: products with hyaluronic acid help. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Will an eye lift procedure make a big difference in the elasticity of the skin around my eyes? I have finally accepted the fact that a surgical procedure is the only way to correct the effects of age and sun damage on my eyes. Will an eye lift improve som

Eyelid: Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, doesn't really change the elasticity of the eyelid skin itself. It can involve removing excess skin and repositioning or removing excess eyelid fat.

To change the skin itself topical medications and/or resurfacing may be options. ...Read more

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How can I thicken and strengthen the skin under my eyes?

Skin: Drink water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Limit your intake of sugary and fatty foods. ...Read more

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What causes your eyes to sink back in your head within a couple weeks?

What causes your eyes to sink back in your head within a couple weeks?

Please elaborate?: Eyes should be in your head! When lying down the fat pads cushion the orbits so the eyes can do this easily. That's normal. Not sure under what condition you are referring to other than physiological normal state? ...Read more

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Why do I have white skin under my eyes?

Congenital?: If this has always been this way--then probably inherited. There are some skin diseases that can cause whitening of the skin. See a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I remove bleach from skin and eyes?

How can I remove bleach from skin and eyes?

Copiously rinse: If you have splashed bleach into your eyes and on your surrounding skin, rinse your eyes & face with water asap. You should also have someone take you to an urgent care clinic to have eyes evaluated. A pH of your tears will be tested & more Normal saline rinse (Morgan lens) will likely occur. Proper treatment & follow up will be provided. Bleach is a very alkaline product & can cause severe burns. ...Read more

Hydrate Skin (Definition)

Dry skin is central to the problem in eczema. Ongoing moisturization of the skin is ...Read more