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Neutrogena Unscented Dry Medication
I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?
Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more
I use neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunblock SPF 85 everyday, is it safe/ok? Or could you recommend a brand? I have ezcema
Neutrogenia: The sunblock covers about 98 percent of the body. The proble is, is that the long ter effects of such a high spf is unknown and especially in someone who has eczema. ...Read more
What to do if I have oily skin and I was wondering if I used olay (or neutrogena) oil free wash, toner and a moisturizer if it would dry out my face too much?
Just avoid toner: As it can strip your skin of natural oils and only useful if your skin is extremely oily ...Read more
Any advice? I have tried neutrogena oil free acne wash and clean and clear morning burst and they dried my skin, which acne product does not dry my skin?
Get seen: Every acne Rx that works is going to be unpleasant. Neutrogena, which is salicylic acid, is the stronger and if you couldn't tolerate the dryness, it's time to talk with your physician about adding prescription-strength Rx to some good topical agent. You can try topical benzoyl peroxide until you can get seen, but expect some side-effects as well. ...Read more
I am using neutrogena's acne free face wash with 2% salicylic acid. My face is okay with that but skin around my mouth becomes too dry. Why is that so?
Add A Moisturizer: Irritation, dryness, redness are frequent side-effects of many topical acne meds. It is important to use an oil & alcohol-free skin moisturizer twice daily after washing your face. Finding the right balance of medication can be challenging even with mild acne. Can also try using Sal. Acid every other day. If irritation continues or acne not responding, see your doctor for tolerable treatment plan. ...Read more
Yes.: Neutrogena is an excellent brand of skincare that I can trust as a dermatologist. There are several brands out there. Whether it is a good product for your skin and skin type is indeterminate. If you are looking for a more comprehensive and customized skincare routine, see an esthetician who works under the influence of a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Acne: See a dermatologist that has a whole medicine chest full of medication that he can treat you with. ...Read more
Neutrogena: Neutrogena is a skin care company with numerous products. Cleansers, moisturizers and toners that contain salicylic acid may help exfoliate skin preventing pore clogging and more acne. Neutrogena makes good products and there are other companies that make similarly good products. Prescription medications are usually more effective than otc products. ...Read more
Face wash: Yes neutrogena is a good face wash for a teenager. ...Read more
Physical blocks: Depending on which neutrogena sunscreen you reacted to, the most common sun screen allergen is oxybenzone and its derivatives. You can switch to a sunscreen that contain only physical blocks such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Remember to reapply every 2 hours while in the sun. ...Read more
I have neutrogena rapid clear pads for my face. One side has little circles on them and the other side is smooth. Which side do I use first?
Salicylic Acid 2%: Per Neutrogena product description: the side of the pad that is textured is what you would use to cut through oil and waxy plugs. But be careful, in addition to a proprietary cleanser, these pads contain 2% salicylic acid acne treatment that may be harsh on your skin. Use as directed on the packaging and follow-up with your PCP or Dermatologist if you have additional questions or concerns. ...Read more
Health Tap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Health Tap: Doctors are asked not to endorse specific products or product lines. ...Read more
Can I use the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub as a daily cleanser? It says on the bottle that it is gentle enough for everyday use
Possible: It can be helpful, but you must remember that everyone's skin reacts differently to different creams and lotions. Therefore, what may work for one may not necessarily work as well for the next person. However, if you have used it in the past and it has worked before it may be a good place to start. Then if not you can consult your physician for prescription medications/lotions. ...Read more
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
Yes: But regular soap and water also works well. ...Read more
SPF: In moisturizer is helpful but it is not the same as applying sunscreen. Consider a higher spf. ...Read more