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What is the definition or description of: Sun sensitive skin?

What is the definition or description of: Sun sensitive skin?

Photosensitivity: People who have sun sensitive skin may have varying reactions to skin that is exposed to UV rays of sun (such as sun allergy). ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Sun Sensitive Skin (Definition)

People who have sun sensitive skin may have varying reactions to skin that is exposed to UV rays of sun ...Read more


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Signs of sun-sensitive skin?

Signs of sun-sensitive skin?

Skin rash: Sun sensitive skin more commonly known as photosensitivity occurs as a result of inflammation of the skin. Typically it is induced by the combination of sunlight and certain photosensitive medications or substances. This signs include redness (erythema) of the skin and may look similar to a sunburn. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for blackheads and whiteheads on sensitive skin? is it okay to use retinol?

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

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What is the best treatment to tighten mild saggy under eye skin on sensitive skin? Laser? Cream?

What is the best treatment to tighten mild saggy under eye skin on sensitive skin? Laser? Cream?

Blepharoplasty: Creams will have limited effectiveness. The surgical procedure to tighten the skin of the upper or lower lids is called Blepharoplasty. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is common, can even be done under local anesthetic. ...Read more

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What's the best acne treatment, besides proactive, for sensitive skin?

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

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What facial care treatment is good for sensitive skin?

What facial care treatment is good for sensitive skin?

Keep it simple: Mild soaps and moisturizers are the key. There are a lot of brands out there to try but I have had success with brands like vanicream and cetaphil. I do not work for those companies so please don't think I am pushing them. You should avoid fragrances and coloring as these things may irritate. Hypoallergenic is another term to look for on the label. And expensive does not equal better! ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for scar redness removal and sensitive skin?

What are your treatment options for scar redness removal and sensitive skin?

Scar creams: There are a number of topical and OTC products that contain silicon-based and are excellent at reducing scars ...Read more

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What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl peroxide should be used sparining. Also using omega 3 fish oil, vitamin b and d can help with skin healing. ...Read more

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I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? mine is sensitive skin

No good way.: The pitted scars would be hard to get rid of. chemical peeling, laser all have been tried with limited success. no Rx cream would work either. let your skin repair itself. ...Read more

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What are some acne treatments for people with sensitive skin?

What are some acne treatments for people with sensitive skin?

A few options: Topical creams are a mainstay of acne treatment. Some creams are potentially more irritating than others. Topical clindamycin, an antibiotic, is usually well tolerated. There are other treatments, such as oral antibiotics and blu light therapy that could be considered. See your dermatologist to help determine what treatment options might be best for you. ...Read more

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I have very sensitive skin , I am having laser therapy for dark spots What can I use to desensitize the skin? ( I can not stand the pain to laser)

I have very sensitive skin , I am having laser therapy for dark spots What can I use to desensitize the skin? ( I can not stand the pain to laser)

Desensitize skin: Prior to each laser treatment you can apply Emla, (lidocaine and prilocaine) a local skin anesthetic. You can get a prescription from your personal physician. Complete application instructions can be found o the box. Apply one hour before treatment on the area to be treated. ...Read more

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Which is the best shade/screen to protect sensitive skin (especially face) from sun while driving in the day?

Which is the best shade/screen to protect sensitive skin (especially face) from sun while driving in the day?

UVA and B: You need a sunscreen that protects against both of these rays since ultraviolet a even goes through a window glass. A sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide will protect you against ultraviolet light a. ...Read more

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What is the best shade/screen to protect sensitive skin (especially face) from sun?

What is the best shade/screen to protect sensitive skin (especially face) from sun?

If you mean...: ...Sunscreen, look for one that contains a physical blocking agent, such as zinc oxide. Physical blockers work better than chemical blockers, and are probably safer. And look for one with a high spf number -- usually 50 or higher. ...Read more

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What would be the best moisturizer for extremely oily but sensitive skin?

What would be the best moisturizer for extremely oily but sensitive skin?

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

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What is the best AHA strength for sensitive skin to get rid of fine lines ?

What is the best AHA strength for sensitive skin to get rid of fine lines ?

Alpha Hydroxy Acid: is a toxic agent (many others) sometime used tto induce skin injury & shedding (often termed a peel; like sunburn) with the "hoped for" goal that the skin below appearing softer, fewer lines, perhaps fewer variations in pigmentation. Thus it is always trial & error "artistry"; no guarantees or clear rules; which may work for one may not for another. Yet, why would you want to damage your skin? ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best lush face cleanser for dry, sensitive skin?

Can you tell me what is the best lush face cleanser for dry, sensitive skin?

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