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How to check if cleanser is soap free?

How to check if cleanser is soap free?

Is there a label?: Is there a label on the product which lists the ingredients? Does the manufacturer have a website? Can you do an internet search on the product? What are your concerns about using soap free products? Do you have an allergy to soap? I see you are in Punjab. You can just buy some moong and/or chana flour and use that as a scrub. It is inexpensive, natural, and doesn't strip the oils from the skin ...Read more

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What ingredients shouldn't be there in products like cleansers labeled as "soap free"?

You are on your own: I don't believe there is a standard definition. More often it is a marketing gimmick ...Read more

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What is better healthy facewash a bar of soap or liquid cleanser?

What is better healthy  facewash a bar of soap or liquid cleanser?

I prefer: Skin ceuticals....There are many wonderful cleansers for many different skin types. If you are looking over the counter type products, unscented neutrogena facial bar or liquid pump is very good for sensitive skin. A very good skin investment you will use forever is a clarisonic with any cleanser--it will always cleanse the best without "pulling" on the skin. ...Read more

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What is the best soap and cleanser to facial pimple?

What is the best soap and cleanser to facial pimple?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Can I just use Tetralysal for my big acnes although my dermatologist told me to buy cream,soap cleanser etc. Is it still safe&effective w/o the rest?

Can I just use Tetralysal for my big acnes although my dermatologist told me to buy cream,soap cleanser etc. Is it still safe&effective w/o the rest?

Acne care: Acne care involves an entire regimen, not just one prescription.If your dermatologist told you to do a variety of things, then your optimal results will be if you do everything they instructed you to do. Using these medications often have side effects or only work if done together with other treatments. While the med alone may help,it will not be the optimal care for your acne unless you do it all ...Read more

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What is better and . Best for clear complexion bar soaps like cetaphil, neutrogena, purpose, panoxyl soap bar etc. Or liquid cleanser, or creamy cleanser?

What is better and . Best for clear complexion bar soaps like cetaphil, neutrogena, purpose, panoxyl soap bar etc. Or liquid cleanser, or creamy cleanser?

Depends on skin: One skin cleanser may work better for you than another depending on your skin, whether it is dry or oily, light or dark complexion, etc. I usually recommend a neutral or hypoallergenic formula, avoiding perfumes and other additives. Sometimes i suggest a pure soap such as dove, but it may be too drying for already dry skin. You should try different brands and formulas to see what works for you. ...Read more

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Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!

Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!

Good skin care: Although visiting a dermatologist to determine the cause (hormonal, skin care, topical reaction, etc) may be the best first step. A variety of skin care regimens ranging from gentle cleansers with appropriate moisturizers and exfoliation with the possible prescription of oral or topical retinoids may be a good beginning. However topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc may help. ...Read more