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Doctor insights on: Neutrogena Self Tanner

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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

Tanning: Self tanners and airbrushing (depending on the products used) are considerably more safe than using a tanning bed/booth - and the results can look pretty good as well. Keep in mind that using this form of tanning does not reduce your chances of getting burned or incurring damage to your skin from the actual sun. You should always use an spf to protect your skin when out in the sun. ...Read more

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Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive for facial acne?

Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive for facial acne?

Real Rx: Get yourself some cheap drugstore topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will clear you. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-realted, and only minimally diet-responsive disease. It's serious and can't be cured until it remits on its own. Manage your care aggressively. ...Read more

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Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?

Despite Keratosis Pilaris (KP), I'm getting a tattoo. Once the tattoo heals, will exfoliation (loofah/body scrub/AmLactin lotion) harm the tattoo?

Unlikely: I'm a tattoo buff and have three of my own. Get it ONLY if it's something you've wanted for several years in exactly the form you're getting. Tattoos are in the dermis and keratosis pilaris is a curious epidermal illness. I hope that your choice of design is one that's deeply meaningful, and I admire your courage in asking. ...Read more

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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Does neutrogena products work on acne prone skin?? Is neutrogena better than cetaphil?

Does neutrogena products work on acne prone skin?? Is neutrogena better than cetaphil?

Sure : Neutrogena is a great brand. I wouldn't say better than Cetaphil, but equal! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Self cutterage for seborrheic keratoses? Reasonable idea?

Self cutterage for seborrheic keratoses?  Reasonable idea?

Seborrheic keratosis: Self curettage (self removal) of seborrheic keratosis is usually harmless but the treated spots very often will recur and there is a chance of infection if one goes too deep in removing the lesion. ...Read more

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Acne skin care question. Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Acne skin care question.  Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Both products help: Both products can be helpful, however one may work better for you than another. You can try one or the other or use them both. ...Read more

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Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Depends: Is punk rock fine music or just noise? Is sushi fine dining or just uncooked/raw fish? It is all about your perspective. ...Read more

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How might one fade self inflicted scars?

How might one fade self inflicted scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is amlactin 12% moisturizing lotion good to use for keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Yes lotions and creams that contain 12% Lactic Acid help to shed scale and dry skin. There is excess cornification in the hair follicles in keratosis pilaris which may be helped by the amlactin. That treatment can be augmented with the use of retina. But sometimes the combination is too irritating to the skin. ...Read more

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Does benyozl peroxide (oxy 10) help acne fade?

Does benyozl peroxide (oxy 10) help acne fade?

Can : It depends on how severe your acne is. It can help but no sure. ...Read more

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Does benzoyl peroxide make acne worse at first?

Does benzoyl peroxide make acne worse at first?

Not always: but BP is just for bacteria and sebum, you need typically something in the vitamin A family for the blackheads. ...Read more

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Does adapalene cream 0.1 help with wrinkles?

Does adapalene cream 0.1 help with wrinkles?

It is a retinoid: These creams have been shown to improve winkles but were primarily used for acne treatment. Many patients feel that their improvement faded after they stopped using the cream. The results do not compare with other forms of skin wrinkle improvement including laser treatments and even ipl in those patients with a lot of undesirable redness at the "crows feet" region. ...Read more

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Is ohm by olay body lotion gluten free?

Is ohm by olay body lotion gluten free?

Even if: Gluten causes only gastrointestinal problem for those who are truly sensitive to it. Even gluten-containing body lotion would not have bothered a gluten-sensitive person unless he or she decides to lick his/her own skin repeatedly. ...Read more

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Can duct tape work for fading self harm scars?

Can duct tape work for fading self harm scars?

NO!: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more

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Dermatology: does a sun tan lotion, with an SPF 6, allow for tanning and wards off damaging premature skin aging when applied frequently enough?

Dermatology: does a sun tan lotion, with an SPF 6, allow for tanning and wards off damaging premature skin aging when applied frequently enough?

Nope: Suntan is actually a sign of sun damage. You don't have to burn to have damage, although burning does increase your risk of skin cancers even more. You need an SPF of 30 or higher reapplied every 2 hours to ward off premature aging! ...Read more

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