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I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?

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

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I use neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunblock SPF 85 everyday, is it safe/ok? Or could you recommend a brand? I have ezcema

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is neutrogena fine fairness is a good product for skin?

Is neutrogena fine fairness is a good product for skin?

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

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What is better -- aveeno (oatmeal) or neutrogena?

What is better -- aveeno (oatmeal) or neutrogena?

For what?: Better for what purpose. Both have benefits but what is your goal? ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive?

Expert opinions? Which is better, neutrogena skin id or proactive?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Are there any neutrogena products that work for acne?

Are there any neutrogena products that work for acne?

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

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What would you buy for acne neutrogena naturals or cetaphil?

What would you buy for acne neutrogena naturals or cetaphil?

Stronger stuff: The former has salicylic acid which is an okay first-line treatment for acne. The latter is a skin-care product and if you have acne, you're urged to use benzoyl peroxide with it. You decide. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Does neutrogena all in one work for oily skin?

Does neutrogena all in one work for oily skin?

First off- HealthTap: Doctors are asked not to endorse any brands or product lines. However, after just looking up Neutrogena all in one - it looks like it is for acne, so I would assume if could be used for oily skin with acne. ...Read more

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I am suddenly allergic to sunscreen, neutrogena brand. What brand should I try?

I am suddenly allergic to sunscreen, neutrogena brand. What brand should I try?

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

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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?

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

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Which is better: clean and clear or neutrogena moisturizer?

Which is better: clean and clear or neutrogena moisturizer?

Health Tap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can you use neutrogena microdermabrasion while using retina?

Can you use neutrogena microdermabrasion while using retina?

Microdermabrasion: You can use microdermabrasion when on retina, but be very careful. Your skin will be fairly sensitive, so go easy. You may have to back off if you are too irritated. If in doubt, try it first on an inconspicuous area. ...Read more

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I've a oily skin, will Neutrogena SPF-15 Face lotion be suitable for my skin?

I've a oily skin, will Neutrogena SPF-15 Face lotion be suitable for my skin?

No: In order to have adequate UV-A and B protection the sunblock should have a physical barrier such as zinc or titanium at least 7%. These otc products do not have that instead have an oxylate substance that is not as effective. ...Read more

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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

Yes: Sure, unless you develop some irritation or allergy. Do you really need it, though? Sometimes using a rough substance on your skin too often can aggravate acne, which I presume is why you're using it. How about 3x/wk? ...Read more

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Does neutrogena work for nodular acne?

Does neutrogena work for nodular acne?

No: Nodular acne usually needs prescription medications, like Accutane, tretinion or antibiotics. ...Read more

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Neutrogena naturals acne cream cleanser, does it work well?

Neutrogena naturals acne cream cleanser, does it work well?

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

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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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Can neutrogena t/sal shampoo be good for acne on face?

Can neutrogena t/sal shampoo be good for acne on face?

T sal: T sal shampoo may be harsh for the face. Neutragena does make a sal acid cleanser for acne, it would be more appropriate for the face. ...Read more

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Is neutrogena t/gel safe to use for long periods of time?

No: Only use if medically necessary. Long term use of this tar shampoo can stain bleached hair and cause acne. Do not use if you're allergic. ...Read more

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Rash on my face due to neutrogena. What can I use to treat this?

Rash on my face due to neutrogena. What can I use to treat this?

Rash On Face: Most of these types of rashes are dry an irritated. Use a moisturizer like otc cerave lotion.
Also apply Hydrocortisone to the area twice a day until the rash resolves. ...Read more

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Does neutrogena moisturizer SPF 15 really protect you from the sun's uv rays?

Does neutrogena moisturizer SPF 15 really protect you from the sun's uv rays?

SPF: In moisturizer is helpful but it is not the same as applying sunscreen. Consider a higher spf. ...Read more