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What Is The Best Body Wash For Dry Sensitive Skin
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Too many to name: There are a ton of options. If you want to start with a very effective otc cream...Try cetaphil or cerave. ...Read more
Cleanser: Make CeraVe® Hydrating Cleanser a vital part of your daily skin care regimen. Ideal for normal to dry skin types. Use daily morning and night to gently remove dirt, oil and makeup without disrupting the skin’s natural protective barrier. Never drying, ceramides help moisturize, restore and maintain the skin’s natural protective function. ...Read more
Cetaphil: For sensitive skin cetaphil is a non-soap cleanser. And there are many varieties of it. For eczematous skin I love restoraderm, there is the creamy cleanser and even a foam one for acne. With sensitive dry skin remember to moisturize and avoid toners that strip your skin of its natural oils. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. .. Aloe Vesta is a great product that is often used in the hospital for those with very sensitive skin. Hope that helps & good luck! ...Read more
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I have very itchy dry skin. What is the best soap or lotion to help moisturize? I tend to have sensitive skin.
Hypoallergenic: Cleansers or lotions that are formulated for dry sensitive skin and dermatology tested such as aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, cerave, nutraderm, eucerin, lubriderm, vanicream, burt's bees, neutrogena are all good. Be sure to avoid lotions and cleansers that contain fragrance. ...Read more
Sunblock: If you really burn use SPF >50, if you tan nicely but still may burn sfp 20-50, olive oil skin or darker 10-20 SPF. There are different brand it really depends on your doctor's preference or yours. Ironically a SPF > 10 may affect vit d absortion and cause deficiency and risk of osteopenia/osteoporosis. See your doctor for skin exam and recomendations. ...Read more
Is it better to wear natural fabrics that need dry cleaning or synthetics you wash? Sensitive skin.
Depends: Some people are sensitive to dry cleaning solvents, so keep this in mind no matter what the fabric. You can be allergic to natural fabrics, wool being the classic example. For the home laaundry, I recommend one of the detergents with free on the end, all-free, tide -free, etc and no fabric softeners or dryer sheets. I hope this helps you out. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: This is not going to be pleasant, but if the situation is as you describe it, you need to start here. Apply as tolerated; you might start with 5%. If you are not clear in two weeks, and this is likely to be the case, get with your personal physician. You're almost a grown man and you need to be rid of this. All acne can be managed but it's usually not simple. Until it remits, keep working. ...Read more
Gentle: Try cetaphil lotion, tends to be light and effective. ...Read more
Pick ingredients: Most over the counter acne products have the same few active ingredients, anything with salicylic acid is likley going to help, 2% is probably best for most. 10% glycolic acid washes can be helpful. Benzoyl peroxide washes can be great for acne, but hard on your skin, ie drying, redness etc. If you are having problems controlling acne, call your family doc! Pick any non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more
Trail and error: Every one is different I would start with sun screens made for babies. ...Read more
Twice a day: Hi, you should wash your face twice a day, but preferably just with water. If you use face wash that would make your skin dry, so preferably moisturize after every time you wash your face ...Read more
I'm allergic to latex and have extremely sensitive skin what would be the best kind of latex free and lubricants for me and my fiancé to use?
No best kind: Non-latex condoms such as lamb skin does not protect against STDs but if both of you are free of STD, that would be an option. As for lubricants. You will have to experiment with them. Try just a little drop of the lubricant on the skin to make sure that it is not irritating. ...Read more
I hav combination skin, very oily but after I wash, it is very dry &flaky &i have large pours. I hav sensitive skin so is tough to keep skin balanced.
What is the best laser resurfacing tx for very sensitive skin? And who should perform the procedure?
Derm: See a board-certified dermatologist. Laser resurfacing treatment probably should not be done on very sensitive skin. Talk to the dermatologist about options. ...Read more
Argan oil: Argan oil is extremely well absorbed, won't clog pores, and is great for sensitive skin. Your skin needs oil, so quench it with this oil. Interestingly, it won't make you more oily. You can find it much cheaper online than in any of the mall stores. ...Read more
Alpha Hydroxy Acid: Is a toxic agent (many others) sometimes used to induce skin injury & shedding (often termed a peel; like sunburn) with the "hoped for" goal of the skin below appearing softer, fewer wrinkles, perhaps fewer variations in pigmentation. Thus it is always trial & error "artistry"; no guarantees or clear rules; what may work for one may not for another. Yet, why would you want to damage your skin? ...Read more
Honestly -: If you have sensitive skin, you should seek out a good paramedical aesthetician to help you. There's no need to experiment on yourself and have an unpleasant experience or bad outcome. Since you're right down the street from me, why not give my office a call! ...Read more
Eye senstivity: Before treating the wrinkles I would do patch testing to see if I could find the cause of the skin ' sensitivity'. I may be a contact dermatitis. So we try to find the specific skin allergen. Pixel laser is very helpful for removing fine eye wrinkes and darkness in the appropriate patient. ...Read more
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Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors might also recommend cortisone spray. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for blackheads and whiteheads on sensitive skin? Is it okay to use retinol?
Exfoliation: Optimizing your skin care with gentle exfoliants, cleansers and toners offer the best treatment for comedones or black/white heads. These are signs of obstructed pores and inefficient skin cell turnover. There are excellent medical grade products from skinceuticals, skinmedica, obaji, hydropeptide and many others that can get provide total skin care options. ...Read more