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What Is The Best Way To Treat Skin That Is Oily With Dry Patches
Cream: Over the counter steriod creams might help. Creams usually have a drying effect that will help with the oily skin. The dry spots might get worse. Clean the skin with a white non-perfumed soap (i usually reccommend lever 2000 or dial), then apply a thin layer of steroid cream mixed with a few drops of water, and finish with a thin layer of bag balm or eucerin plain. Max is twice a day , . ...Read more
Dry Scalp: Dry scalp is not a serious condition, but it can be bothersome. There are many ways to the ailment, including home remedies and commercial products specially made to control the condition. There are shampoos: t-gel, t-sal, zinc, nizoral, (ketoconazole) selenium sulfide all of which are otc. There are also prescription strength shampoos. ...Read more
Ceramide Lotions: Avoid soap and hot showers. Shower less than 5 minutes. Daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more
Eucerin cream: Eucerin cream before you towel dry after a shower. It is absorbed better on the moist skin, then gently pat the skin dry. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Eucerin: There are many excellent skin moisurizers on the market and many are very safe for facial use. Eucerin is one example of a wonderful skin moisturizer. ...Read more
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