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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.
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
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
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
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
ACNE: Your dermatologist can give a special soap if needed. You can use any antibacterial soap ...Read more
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