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Ocps For Skin Care
Since comming off the ocp pill I have noticed
my skin clearing up, why? Too much estrogen
in that pill?
I know the ocp pill can help regulate periods, clear skin, etc... But will the patch also have the same benefits?
Will skin getting darker after take oral contraceptives pills? Will I getting fat? Which brand of contraceptive pills is the best?
Birth control : Yes your skin can get darker so use sun screen daily. You should not gain weight and all pills can be effective ...Read more
Had a vaginal yeast infections after switching ocp. Now have white colored skin patch at hairline/forehead on one side. Is it likely tinea versicolor?
Possibly: would recommend seeing a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Will taking tetralysal antibiotics for my skin reduce the effectiveness of my oral contraceptive at all? (18 year old girl speaking)
Sounds ok: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely true, presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more
Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind. There are many effective creams, but the best have oils such as vitamin e, camomille, sesame oil, or gels such as aloe vera. Avoid perfumes in products which alter the pH and decrease efficacy of ingredients.Io. ...Read more
Natural products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more
The ones that work : For you. Some options for lotions that work include aquafor, calendula, olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil. Arbonne and burts beesmakes some great products. Using mild skin care products and organic ones are probably the best choices. Often there are food allergies associated so find out what triggers you can be helpful. Chinese medicine herbals can also help a lot. ...Read more
Avoid retin a (tretinoin): Most cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens are appropriate as well as over th counter acne medicines. Hair dye is controversial whether it should be used in pregnancy. Prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) differin and epiduo and tazorac should not be used during pregnancy. ...Read more
Maybe: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more
Skin care: Oily skin may be do to hormones and over aggressive washing of the skin. At times, when the skin is dried from soap and washing vigorously the oil glands become irritated and secrete more oil. Try a cleanser rather than soap, a good moisture cream and at times glycolic acids work, too. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read more
In my opinion,: I like Truescience antiaging moisturizer although there are many reputable products in the market that are also good. ...Read more
Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer