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What Should I Look For In A Sunscreen To Prevent Breakouts
2 things: You need 2 things: a good uvb protector. This is what the spf rating refers to. Octinoxate is wonderful and safe. No more than a 50 spf. Anything higher is useless and to full of other chemicals. You must have a metal in it such as zinc or titanium. These protect against uva rays. Higher spf is nonsense. You must reapply them frequently and avoid the sun to be affective. Wear a hat and be well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What ingredients should I look for in an exfoliate for my face and how many time should I exfoliate?
AHAs: Alpha hydroxy acids are good options found in many products. Also a clarisonic mia is an option. Do it twice a week to begin. ...Read more
What are the ingredients i need to look for in a facial product to help me reduce my sunspots? Thanks.
I am having a lot of pimples and have very sensitive skin and want to know what would be the best acne product for me?
What dietary steps can I take to heal and prevent future outbreaks of my tinea versicolor? I am looking for a more natural drug-free solution.
Selenium sulfide : Getting tv isn't really a function of what you eat- its a yeast that lives on most people's skin, transmitted in the environment, and some people react to it and some don't. You can avoid getting it by wearing clothing protection at the gym-tv can be spread by gym mats, etc) but over all, treating with on the skin regimens is adequate. If very resistant to tx, your doc can rx Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral pills. ...Read more
A C and E: Different forms of vitamin a include retinoids, retinol and retin a (tretinoin). These are related compounds that have proven collagen boosting effects. The products available over the counter usually do not contain enough active ingredient to be very effective. Vitamin c also has collagen boosting effects and powerful antioxidant effects. Vitamin e is another great antioxidant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Salicylic acid: This may clear you. If not, your personal physician can add something prescription-strength to go with it. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for sun poisoning spots and what can u do if you have to work in the sun?
Sunscreen: "sun poisoning" is just severe sunburn. It should be treated with cool washcloths applied as often as feasible, and Ibuprofen or a similar anti-inflammatory for the pain and inflammation. You can prevent it by applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, and reapplying it frequently while you are working in the sun. ...Read more
I get very dry, itchy skin in the winter. What are some good ways to alleviate it and what should I look for in a lotion or moisturizer?
Dry skin: if symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, no special moisturizer, any good one can do, the idea is to trap the moisture right after hydrating your skin, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more
Im on doxycycline and going on vacation. what should i do about the sun sensitivity. Should I as for a new rx or is sunscreen enough protection?
Not sure: Dermabrasion machines are of 2 kinds, those that use crystals such as aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate, and those that use a diamond-tipped surface, to sand away small uneven spots on the surface of the skin. Professional machines should be fda-approved for medical use. Good results can depend on the judgment and skill of the physician using the machine, rather than on the machine itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will retinyl palmitate a help in curing acne? Tried everything for acne and this is the only thing i can think of before trying to see dermatologist.
I'am 19 and i would like to know what can I do to have a healthy and beautiful skin , to prevent a little from the changes that comes with aging ?
Healthy skin: The single best thing you can do to keep your skin in great shape is to avoid sun exposure and to use daily sunscreen for the times that your can't avoid even a little sun. Most of the changes that we recognize as aging skin changes is really chronic photodamage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm looking to go tanning but am on an antibiotic called minocycline for acne what will it do to my skin if i deside to go?
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
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