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Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...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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What are some good facial products for people with acne prone skin and oily skin?

Acne : I recommend natural products, free of parabens, pthalates, perfumes and dyes, that help to fight oil and sebum production. The following are good brands: Andalou Naturals Kiss My Face MyChelle Neutrogena You may also use a Retin-A topical cream at night to help fight excess oil and acne. Taking a daily multi-vitamin and daily probiotic is also effective. ...Read more

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Can glycerin in face/skin/makeup products cause acne. i have acne prone combination skin.

Can glycerin in face/skin/makeup products cause acne. i have acne prone combination skin.

Hypoallergenic: make up is best. Toxins in makeup goes in through the skin. One example is high lead levels in lipstick. Search for goo quality because some companies use the term "hypoallergenic" as a marketing tool. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am suffering from these skin diseases acne, rosacea, impetigo, carbuncle?

I am suffering from these skin diseases  acne, rosacea, impetigo, carbuncle?

See a dermatologist: Given you have these skin problems, your best bet is to see a dermatologist who is an expert in treating these disorders. I actually doubt that you have 'all' of these diseases and you probably have one diagnosis -- cystic acne. Dermatologists have many tools that can help these patients, so hope you can get some help there. ...Read more

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What causes acne marks and scars?

What causes acne marks and scars?

Destruction: When you have inflammatory acne for a long time the natural structure of your skin becomes permanently changed and the good structure is damaged and changed and marks or scars result. ...Read more

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How effective are facial cleansing wipes for acne prone skin?

How effective are facial cleansing wipes for acne prone skin?

They're not: If you're serious about managing your acne, it's topical benzoyl peroxide for two weeks, if this fails phone your physician for an appointment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Are chemical peel effective for acne scars?

Chemical peels: In short, yes. But that all depends on the depth of the scars, and the type/strength of chemical. Very deep scars are sometimes best treated by excising them first, then resurfacing. Extensive scarring may require repeat treatments, but sometimes a co2 laser or dermabrasion (not to be confused with microdermabrasion) is more effective. This depends greatly on the surgeon's skill. ...Read more

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Can mild skin cleansers help acne?

Can mild skin cleansers help acne?

Mild cleansers: The best reason to use mild cleansers if you have acne is so that the acne medicines which may make your skin dry do not make you skin get so irritated that you cannot use the acne topical medicaltions. ...Read more

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What are some good skin care systems for acne prone sensitive skin?

What are some good skin care systems for acne prone sensitive skin?

Pangea Organics: 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

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I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

See a physician: Acne is normal fro your age. Infected acne may be responsible for these diagnoses . Please see a physician, all these conditions are manageable ...Read more

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Can moisturizers cause oily skin to breakout?

Can moisturizers cause oily skin to breakout?

Oily skin: Moisturizers can clog pores which leads to pimples. Make sure to clean your skin well. ...Read more

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Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Acne: Depending on the situation and appearance it could be medical and/or cosmetic, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist as the starting point. ...Read more

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Can tretinoin used for acne scars and marks?

Can tretinoin used for acne scars and marks?

Not for scars: I'm glad to see that your acne is finally being treated appropriately and am sorry you ended up with scars because of treatment delay. When your acne self-cures, as it will eventually, if you want the scars less visible then a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use fillers, microsurgery, or a laser. Thanks for writing. ...Read more

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What are some good face lotion for acne prone skin?

What are some good face lotion for acne prone skin?

Salicylic acid: The best acnti-acne washes / cleansers have this. If you need something stronger, topical benzoyl peroxide and / or a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Cetaphil: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and moisturizers are fantastic for conditioning the skin without clogging the pores or aggravating inflammation. I recommend this product constantly and have almost always had favorable results. Once the skin is conditioned, it is less likely to be irritated by over the counter acne products that can be used with it. ...Read more

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Best makeup for acne prone skin?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist. They can tailor their recommendations to your specific skin issues. ...Read more

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How to manage acne prone facial skin n sensitive? Is adapalene too harsh for sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of dead skin and acne ?

How to manage acne prone facial skin n sensitive? Is adapalene too harsh for sensitive skin to reduce the appearance of dead skin and acne ?

Acne : Sensitive skin patients should use gentle non soap cleansers to wash as needed. The key is to start out with one product at a time to help gauge sensitivity . An otc benzoyl peroxide wash could be used in lower concentrations initially and then increased as tolerated . Topical retinoids should be tried every other or every third night before using nightly. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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