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What kind of moisturizer should I use on my skin in the winter?

What kind of moisturizer should I use on my skin in the winter?

Heavier the better: The thicker the better. Creams are better than lotions. It is important to use them often and alot---the more the better. You do not have to spend alot of money. Walgreens has everything you need. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Moisturizing Creams Or Lotions (Definition)

When the skin is dry or injured, moisturizing creams or lotions can be ...Read more


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I sometimes get dermatitis on my lips and I use carmex which gets rid of it. Is carmex ok to use on other parts of my face?

I sometimes get dermatitis on my lips and I use carmex which gets rid of it. Is carmex ok to use on other parts of my face?

Dermatitis: You may use other moisturizers for the skin, vanicream makes a good one, so does exederm, all over the counter. ...Read more

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What to do if I have oily skin on my nose and tons of blackheads especially i the creases of my nose. What is a good homemade facial?

What to do if I have oily skin on my nose and tons of blackheads especially i the creases of my nose. What is a good homemade facial?

See a dermatologist: NO homemade facial will help you. Prescription meds and mechanical extraction of them will help. Tretinoin and adapalene gels are very useful for this. Blackheads are NOT DIRT. They are comedones--large, blocked oil glands--open to air. They are oxidized by exposure to air. The oxidized sebum is dark. ...Read more

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Hello! I have Dry Skin Should I use moisturizer on the areas of the skin which is affected. Or all over the body? Also Do you rub it in or dab it?

Hello! I have Dry Skin Should I use moisturizer on the areas of the skin which is affected.
Or all over the body? 
Also Do you rub it in or dab it?

All over: You never know which part of the skin will dry up next. Using the cream all over the body should prevent dryness, & should be safe as long as the cream is hypoallergenic, and well-reputed brand. Avoid creams with excess perfumes, colorings, bleaches, "whiteners" or other additives. These can dry out skin & cause more problems in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am itchy as lot on my private part where the hair is . What can I use to stop the itching .

I am itchy as lot on my private part where the hair is . What can  I use to stop the itching .

Let me help: To treat it right you have to know the reason, but for know you could some off the counter. ...Read more

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What kind of soap i need to use for the dryness an acne on my vagina?

What kind of soap i need to use for the dryness an acne on my vagina?

Clean acne on vagina: Best to use a non oily cleaner e.g. Cetaphil to keep from plugging up the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Really itchy rash on one side of face that was in the sun. What can I do to even out color and stop itch?

Really itchy rash on one side of face that was in the sun. What can I do to even out color and stop itch?

Depends: You should treat the symptoms with a mild topical steroid and see if that helps. If this is really one-sided then this may be a sun-sensitivity problem, meaning something other than a sunburn. The change in skin tone may even out with time. You should probably see your doctor. ...Read more

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When I stay in the sun for a long period of time.. I get these bumps filled with clear liquid on my arms.. or whatever part of my skin is in the sun.

When I stay in the sun for a long period of time.. I get these bumps filled with clear liquid on my arms.. or whatever part of my skin is in the sun.

See a dermatologist: Phototoxicity, photosensitivity, porphyria are among possible causes. It is important to avoid sun for now. You must see a skin specialist and define this. Be sure you bring every medicine, vitamin, herb, pill, cream, EVERYTHING. ...Read more

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Hey I used a face moisturizer and I have eczama and now my skin feels dry. What should I avoid in moisturizer or any thing to use on face or body?

Hey I used a face moisturizer and I have eczama and now my skin feels dry. 
What should I avoid in moisturizer or any thing to use on face or body?

Eczema patients: have issues with barrier. so you want to use topicals for sensitive skin that provide a barrier repair like Cerave ...Read more

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Rashes on my face came by the pollution of traffic of vehicles. What kind of facial soap can I use to clear it?

Rashes on my face came by the pollution of traffic of vehicles. What kind of facial soap can I use to clear it?

Unclear: Really your question is unclear. What are you trying to say? Traffic pollution? What kind of rash? Is it atopic dermatitis or contact alkergic dermatitis or pigmentation or acne? Go see your md. ...Read more

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What can the daily use of sunscreen do to my skin?

What can the daily use of sunscreen do to my skin?

Effective sunscreens: prevent sunburn, reduce risk of skin cancer, and help prevent early skin aging by protecting you from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. 1 in 5 Americans develop skin cancer. Seek Broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or higher, and water resistance. Seek shade, wear protective clothing/hats, Use extra caution near water, snow and sand. Be safe. ...Read more

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What should I do with dead skin on a laceration that is on the side of my thumb?

Have it removed.: Have someone else gently remove the dead skin. It is difficult to do this yourself and you may cut into healthy skin if you're not careful. ...Read more

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What type of product can I use on my son's eczema?

What type of product can I use on my son's eczema?

Eczema: Mild eczema can be treated with moisturizers, mild sopa, and an over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If there is trouble with itching, you can give occasional diphenhydramine(benedryl) if not improving or more persistent eczema, he should be seen by his doctor. The doctor can prescribe stronger steroid creams as well as be sure there is not also a skin infection. ...Read more

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Hi, Am a fair guy in Nigeria and I don't know the cream to use on my skin and because of that, my skin is getting dark.Please which cream should I use?

Hi, Am a fair guy in Nigeria and I don't know the cream to use on my skin and because of that, my skin is getting dark.Please which cream should I use?

Sunscreen: is always a good choice. It will help protect against skin cancer and can help to prevent darkening related to sun. Take care. ...Read more

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The skin on my face keeps flaking and peeling is it the lotion im using or is it the soap or hot water how do I treat this?

See a dermatologist: You have not named your soap or lotion. Use a skin cleanser with a ph of 7 or less: dove is easy to find. Use a cream with ceramides such as eucerin, cerave, cetaphil. ...Read more