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Does mineral oil in skin products and creams cause acne?

Does mineral oil in skin products and creams cause acne?

Yes, if acne prone: You are likely to benefit from oil free non comedogenic moisturizers if you are acne prone. ...Read more

Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more


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I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?

I have combination skin and have acne problem. The skin turning rough and dry skin. Canyou advise daily use cream that gives glowy skin without acne?

Dermatology: Sorry, but you need the advice and management of a true professional.Please seek a consultation with a board certified dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Can dermablend foundation cause acne ? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems

Can dermablend foundation cause acne ? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems

Your meds will: The steroids you are on causes worsening acne. See a medspa doctor to help you with clearing this problem. She will start you on laser skin care with prescriptions and products to take between visits. ...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 chemical peel cause severe irritations of sensitive skin? My skin is very sensitive to various skin care products and environmental factors. I would like to have a chemical peel of my feet and buttocks to rejuvenate my skin and make it smoother. How c

Can chemical peel cause severe irritations of sensitive skin? My skin is very sensitive to various skin care products and environmental factors. I would like to have a chemical peel of my feet and buttocks to rejuvenate my skin and make it smoother. How c

Yes: If you are sensitive to the ingredients in the peel, there is a potential for severe reactions. A skin test on an inconspicuous area should be done before doing the peel on your entire face. Other options are crystal free microdermabrasions, ipls or laser treatments since no chemicals are used. ...Read more

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What could cause problems with dry skin, lotion and epiduo?

What could cause problems with dry skin, lotion and epiduo?

Epiduo causes drying: Epiduo is a combo of two medicines--adapalene + benzoyl peroxide both of which can cause drying of the skin where the cream/lotion is used. Use sparingly--more is not better, just more drying. If too irritating, stop for few days, then use 1x/day for awhile. Dryness should improve. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Very dry skin, itchy etc. Should I buy the cerave salicylic acid + vit d for extremely dry skin or normal cerave body lotion??

Very dry skin, itchy etc. Should I buy the cerave salicylic acid + vit d for extremely dry skin or normal cerave body lotion??

Cream better: Cerave cream is better than the lotion. Also keep showers short and only use soap in private parts. If you have any red scaly areas see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Vasline good for our skin problems like a acne and blackheads?

Vasline good for our skin problems like a acne and blackheads?

No: Use real medicine. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid has not gotten you a good result in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can ad something to help. ...Read more

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Best to have facial or chemical peel for skin with pimples and acne?

Treat acne first: Chemical peels are helpful for getting rid of scarring after acne has been properly treated. Otherwise you'll just continue to have acne, and you're back where you started. So see a dermatologist, get your acne under good control, then talk to him or her about chemical peels or other options, such as laser dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Does ( light mineral oil ) in creams and lotions clog pores and cause acne?

Does ( light mineral oil ) in creams and lotions clog pores and cause acne?

Yes it can: I would tend to recommend non-comedogenic products. Mineral oil can be too thick, even if light, causing obstruction of sebaceous glands. ...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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What are the problems with tca chemical acid skin peel for legs?

Scarring: There are many complications associated with trichloroacetic acid chemical peels involving the non-facial skin including keloid scarring, prolonged erythema, pigmentary changes, milia, skin atrophy, and textural changes. ...Read more

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Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?

No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for creams to treat flakey, dry skin on eyelids and face?

Dry skin: Regular facial cleansing with gentle exfolitation followed by eucerin sensitive location. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Flaky and irritated skin around eyes and lips, and neck. Any creams or ointments i can use?

Flaky and irritated skin around eyes and lips, and neck. Any creams or ointments i can use?

Allergic eczema : Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. Check your soap and shampoo and switch. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...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 ?

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

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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