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Doctor insights on: Terra Nova Revitalizing Shea Butter Body Lotion

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more

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Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial products contain preservatives that are actually toxic or alter hormone states. ...Read more

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What is the absolute best non RX cream for keeping acne at bay? Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, or something else?

What is the absolute best non RX cream for keeping acne at bay? Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, or something else?

Benzoyl peroxide: has an excellent tract record and is available in washes as well as creams and gels. Use a gentle skin cleanser for washing and a non-comedogenic moisturizer if skin is dry. ...Read more

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Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin. ...Read more

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Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Use Aloe directly: From the plant. Most lotions have too low an aloe % to really aid in skin healing. ...Read more

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How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....

How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....

Get checked....: ...By your doctor for illness that can cause dry skin--mainly hypothyroidism--rule that out as a cause. Try using a vaporizer where you sleep. Shower in warm, not hot water. What are you taking 2 anti fungal drugs for? Could they be having some effect on your skin? See a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?

Probably not: Better off not to use medicated anything during the first and second trimesters for obvious reasons. Consult with your OB on anything else before you use it ...Read more

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It's okay to use palmer's cocoa butter formula(anti aging)on face right?

It's okay to use palmer's cocoa butter formula(anti aging)on face right?

Yes.: Anti-aging formula use different substances with the purpose of replenishing moisture and thus elasticity to the skin. Cocoa butter formula's better known use is to help erase stretch marks caused by pregnancy or from weight gain. Most people do not like to use on the face because it feels greasy. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. I have always thought that sunblock for the first year on a scar is important to avoid excessive scarring as sun damage can exacerbate a scar. Most scars overtime though do improve, the body usually does a good job at healing itself. ...Read more

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1 year daughtr,diper rash,apply cream,get worse,apply olive oil,lil better,again cream get bad,now olive oil,remain same, that cream worked always but?

1 year daughtr,diper rash,apply cream,get worse,apply olive oil,lil better,again cream get bad,now olive oil,remain same, that cream worked always but?

Diaper rash: You don't say how long this is going on, or what cream you are using..but whenever you have a diaper rash that got better and then got worse or one that is lasting a long time, you need to think that it is yeast. Give your daughter's doctor a call in the morning. In the meantime, I'd stop putting stuff on it and just let things "air dry" for a while. ...Read more

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Does shea butter lighten the skin?

Does shea butter lighten the skin?

No: Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in africa. It does not lighten skin. ...Read more

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Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me

Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me

Depends: Whatever works for you is the best otherwise there would not be hundreds of moisturizer to choose from. The most important step is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing. There is some suggestion that shea butter may work better on Asian skin but that's just one opinion. ...Read more

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Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Not really: you need to see a dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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Using body moisturizing lotion,whitening face washes,and hair shampoo during pregnancy,are they safe,thank you?

Using body moisturizing lotion,whitening face washes,and hair shampoo during pregnancy,are they safe,thank you?

Yes: These products should not hurt your baby at all. It almost always is something you take by mouth that would hurt the baby. ...Read more