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50 yo f with sun damaged, rough skin. Which everyday lotion works best to moisturize skin? Do any of the lotions make skin look younger?

50 yo f with sun damaged, rough skin. Which everyday lotion works best to moisturize skin? Do any of the lotions make skin look younger?

Protection: Start using sublock to prevent any further damage and consider drinking lots of water to hydrate and plump up the skin. Be careful retinoids cause sunburn . Moisturizers with sunscreen can also start plumping your skin. Consider laser skin care to start decreasing your sundamage and give you healthier skin. Exfoliation for your limbs will also help using scrubs and microdermabrasion. ...Read more

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Dr. Maritza Baez
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What skincare product can I use that can treat acne, blemishes, oily skin & premature aging for someone in their early 20s?

What skincare product can I use that can treat acne, blemishes, oily skin & premature aging for someone in their early 20s?

Retinoic acid: You could probably benefit from a topical retinoic acid derivative. If this doesn't clear you, your personal physician may have a rx to add. ...Read more

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Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?

Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?

None: There is no specific vitamin or mineral to help with breast growth or acne. However many teenage girls have diets deficient in calcium, iron and vitamin d. A multivitamin with iron can help with vitamin d and iron- however teen girls need to add more dairy such as milk, cheese or yoghurt for adequate calcium intake. ...Read more

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What should a good over-the-counter moisturizer contain for woman in 40s looking for healthy skin and to reduce wrinkles? Retinol?Alpha hydroxy acids?

What should a good over-the-counter moisturizer contain for woman in 40s looking for healthy skin and to reduce wrinkles? Retinol?Alpha hydroxy acids?

Skin evaluation: First of all, you have to consult a competent Dermatologist and/or a Plastic Surgeon that can evaluate the nature of your ski....The texture, color and the quality of the dermis, so that the appropriate moisturizer an/or treatment can be recommended... ...Read more

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Can I use isotretinoin ( net look ) for few or mild acne and post acne red marks ?

Can I use isotretinoin ( net look ) for few or mild acne and post acne red marks ?

Acne: Don't try and self-medicate. Isotretinoin is indicated for severe acne. Consult your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins to take for hair and skin for african american female age 20?

What are good vitamins to take for hair and skin for african american female age 20?

Healthy Diet: Increasingly, we are discovering that if you have a healthy diet, and you aren't ill, there really isn't any measurable need for vitamin supplementation. Keeping your skin moisturized and protected from the sun is a good idea. Vitamin e, iron supplements for women, and biotin are all said to be helpful, but not needed if you have a healthy diet. ...Read more

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I've used atralin on my face for years with great cosmetic results. Can you suggest a retinoid for the body to help with smooth minimal sun damage?

I've used atralin on my face for years with great cosmetic results.  Can you suggest a retinoid for the body to help with smooth minimal sun damage?

Differin: Atralin is an expensive brand of tretinoin, no better than a less expensive generic. Now you can get OTC Differin [adapalin] for $12. It is more effective and less irritating than tretinoin. You can get it in larger size for higher price. ...Read more

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Is it ok for teens to take biotin supplements for beauty purposes such as strengthening nails, develop thicker hair, & better skin?

Is it ok for teens to take biotin supplements for beauty purposes such as strengthening nails, develop thicker hair, & better skin?

Sure: no harm but the benefits of such preparations are generally UNSUPPORTED by SCIENTIFICALLY BASED MEDICAL STUDIES! Hope this is helpful Dr z ...Read more

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I'm a 51 year old fair skinned red head in need of a good skin care regime. Anti aging, etc. Any suggestions?

I'm a 51 year old fair skinned red head in need of a good skin care regime. Anti aging, etc. Any suggestions?

I like SkinMedica: I have used the skinmedica line for my patients as well as for personal use and find it to be not only very effective but also well tolerated. It's calmplex lotion is idea for redheads like you who tend to have an increased risk for redness associated with rosacea. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

Hair and Nails: Try supplements containing sea buck thorn. Give it two weeks, then write back with your results. ...Read more

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Any type of prescription vitamin for 49 midlife women that are recommend are over counter just as good? One that treats bone , skin , body changes?

Any type of prescription vitamin for 49 midlife women that are recommend are over counter just as good? One that treats bone , skin , body changes?

You are better: Off trying to get as much of your micronutrient intake from a well, balanced natural diet. There's no evidence that artificial supplementation is superior unless you have some sort of medical ailment that require high dose supplementation related to impaired absorption or significant deficiency. ...Read more

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Can you share any skincare secrets for younger looking skin?

Several steps: Avoid excess sun exposure Use good broad spectrum sunblock all times one with titanium or zinc exfoliate wash with a gentle cleanser one with a glycolic acid or salicylic acid ...Read more

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Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?

Psoriasis- method for patient to estimate plaque coverage? Dr. recs tanning bed, but is that along with topical steroid & vit D? How much tanning?

Light therapy: Light therapy is generally prescribed along with other treatments such as topical steroid and vit D. The prescribing physician should clearly indicate the amount of UV exposure prescribed both to optimize results and to apply for insurance reimbursement. ...Read more

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Can u suggest any cream or skin care routine for uneven complexion and oily skin ?

Can u suggest any cream or skin care routine for uneven complexion and oily skin ?

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 more

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