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19yr old gal oily skin type wid acne. Wen I put any sunscreen my temp. Rises I feel hot n skin becomes red I use SPF 15.

19yr old gal oily skin type wid acne. Wen I put any sunscreen my temp. Rises I feel hot n skin becomes red I use SPF 15.

Skin sensitivity: You may be sensitive to -- or even allergic to -- some of the chemicals in the sun screen you're using. This is not uncommon. Possible culprits may be ingredients like paba and benzophenones -- one of the most common causes of sunscreen-induced contact dermatitis. Check your labels and see what's in the stuff you're rubbing onto your skin. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide may be less irritating. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Does st. Ives makeup and facial cleanser for all skin types prevent acne? I barely started using it this morning. Will it prevent acne?

Does st. Ives makeup and facial cleanser for all skin types prevent acne? I barely started using it this morning. Will it prevent acne?

Perhaps: Most over the counter acne treatments have salicylic acid 2% as their active ingredient. The st. Ive's product maybe scented, in which case it may cause irritation in some people. If it is irritating your skin, you should discontinue use. Otherwise, most cleansers help acne to some extent by removing oil and dead skin cells which may clog pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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How can I treat my acne pits naturaly? I have sensitive all skin type. Please help me.

How can I treat my acne pits naturaly? I have sensitive all skin type. Please help me.

Acne scars: You cannot treat your acne scars naturally except by covering them up with makeup, which could make acne worse. It is much preferable to treat acne early with medical therapy to prevent acne scarring. Acne scarring with pits can be cosmetically improved by punch grafts and dermabrasion these are not inexpensive treatments. ...Read more

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What type of make up or what brand of make up should someone with acne prone skin use?

Oil free: Using facial products labeled as non-comedogenic and oil free are best for acne prone skin. Neutrogena and Almay are two reputable brands that are easy to find. ...Read more

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I started using facial wash for my type of skin which is combination/oily to control acne but more acne broke out& I didn't change anything in my diet?

I started using facial wash for my type of skin which is combination/oily to control acne but more acne broke out& I didn't change anything in my diet?

See below: You may consult this site for home care for acne: http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What type of soap do I need to use for my skin if acne? Sulfur?

What type of soap do I need to use for my skin if acne? Sulfur?

ACNE: Your dermatologist can give a special soap if needed. You can use any antibacterial soap ...Read more

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What type of foundation is best to use for acne prone oily skin?

Ask cosmetics: The foundation should be tested and proved to be non comedogenic. That means it does not clog the pores allowing for the formation of mircocomedones the precursor to an acne lesion. ...Read more

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Best cleaning solution for diff type skin: sensitive clear face, insensitive back of neck with acne?

Best cleaning solution for diff type skin: sensitive clear face, insensitive back of neck with acne?

Two solutions: You will probably need two different solutions since the skin conditions are so different. On the face, you could use an extra gentle facial cleanser, e.g., Cetaphil Extra Sensitive formula and on the back of the neck, you can use an over-the-counter mild benzoyl peroxide wash. ...Read more

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What type of foods cause acne or worsen it? What can't I use on my face? I have VERY acne prone skin & break out anything

What type of foods cause acne or worsen it? What can't I use on my face? I have VERY acne prone skin & break out anything

FOODS CAUSING ACNE: I TELL ALL MY ACNE PATIENTS TO STOP EATING NUTS AND PEANUT BUTTER. NO CHOCOLATE. NO SUGARY FOODS. CUT WAY DOWN ON DAIRY PRODUCTS. NOT EVERY DERMATOLOGIST AGREES WITH ME! ...Read more

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Is it true if you are having probs w digestive system it will show up in skin first? Acne all over etc? What type prob shows up in skin first? Ty Dr

Is it true if you are having probs w digestive system it will show up in skin first? Acne all over etc? What type prob shows up in skin first? Ty Dr

Here's a few...: Try: mastocytosis, erythema nodosum ; multiforme, pyoderma gangrenosum, metastatic crohn's, acne fulminans, degos', amyloidosis, kaposi's sarcoma, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, peutz-jeghers, ehlers-danlos, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, scleroderma, dermatitis herpetiformis, hypertrichosis lanuginosa, leser-trelat, cowden's, tylosis, glucagonoma, carcinoid, pct, tylosis, dermatomyositis, more ...Read more

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Sir, my skin is oily, so which type of cold cream do I use? I reduce the use of benzylperoxide cream becoz in winter my acne problem are reduced.....

Stop the cold cream: If your skin is oily you should not be using a cold cream. That is meant for people with dry skin. If the benzoyl peroxide does dry out your skin you're better off with a moisturizer that is a lotion and not a cream. ...Read more

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Which type of acne treatment would you recommend for my skin?

Whatever works: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Only he/she can tell what's right to add. Acne can be managed until it self-cures with increasing age. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For faster facial scar healing is it optimal for the skin to be moist or dry? These type of scars are left over after acne.

For faster facial scar healing is it optimal for the skin to be moist or dry? These type of scars are left over after acne.

Moist AND CLEAN.: While dry wounds are less likely to become infected, moist wounds are more likely to heal faster with less scarring if kept clean. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success in treating a type of acne that looks like granules under the skin, lots of them, and only sebum comes out when squeezed?

Has anyone had success in treating a type of acne that looks like granules under the skin, lots of them, and only sebum comes out when squeezed?

Yes: I'm assuming this is the type that, when squeezed, expresses a filament of white material, and infection / redness / actual pus is uncommon or absent. A topical retinoic acid derivative might be the best thing to try first. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have scars, pores and acne with oily skin type. What should be done?

I have scars, pores and acne with oily skin type. What should be done?

Acne: You should have your acne treated aggressively before more scarring occurs. See my website for the "unblemish" line. This will clear it up. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more