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How well is noxzema? and what is a better face wash for acne that is fragrance free?

How well is noxzema? and what is a better face wash for acne that is fragrance free?

Not good! : Noxema is oil based so it is not good for acne. Prescription strength benzoyl peroxide is scent free and a great first step in treating acne. For over thr counter try the neutrogena wash with 2% salicylic acid, the " orange one" walmart has a generic which is cheaper. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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What is the best face wash to get rid of black heads. I have them pretty bad . I've tried Noxzema and clean and clear hasn't worked for me.

Salicylic acid wash: Use a wash with aha/glycolic acid or bha/salicylic acid. Some otc brands are neutrogena oil free acne wash, aveeno (oatmeal) foaming cleanser with salicylic acid, biore, clean and clear. ...Read more

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Is twice a week good for a 15 year old girl to wash her face with Noxzema classic clean?

Is twice a week good for a 15 year old girl to wash her face with Noxzema classic clean?

Sure: But don't expect any better skin. Best to see a dermatologist for your rash and acne. There must be hundreds of them within 20 miles of you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pcos and my face is breaking our alot. What can I use in it to help control the acne? And I use Noxzema on my face is that okay?

I was diagnosed with pcos and my face is breaking our alot. What can I use in it to help control the acne? And I use Noxzema on my face is that okay?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills help to reduce acne by lowering the amount of free testosterone in your blood. Other medicines like spironolactone can be used if birth control pills don't help enough on their own. See an ob/gyn or a reproductive endocrinologist. Noxzema is ok to use. If your acne is not getting better you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why not use Noxzema for sunburn?

Why not use Noxzema for sunburn?

Because...: ...It won't do much of anything. Apply cool water with washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you - enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every time you go out in the sun. ...Read more

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Can i safely use Noxzema on blackheads?

Can i safely use Noxzema on blackheads?

Safe to use: Noxzema is safe to use on black heads and may help prevent new ones from forming, but is not as effective as treating those already present. ...Read more