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What should I look for in a sunscreen to prevent breakouts?

What should I look for in a sunscreen to prevent breakouts?

Non comedogenic: Do not use oil base or products that clogs pores. Look for term non comedogenic. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a sunscreen?

What should I look for in a sunscreen?

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 more

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What ingredients should I look for in an exfoliate for my face and how many time should I exfoliate?

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

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What should I look for or avoid in an SPF moisturizer?

What should I look for or avoid in an SPF moisturizer?

SPF 15: It is a good idea to look for an spf higher than 15, and the higher you can tolerate, the better the protection (the reason for tolerance is that the higher spf moisturizers often feel more greasy). ...Read more

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What should I look for in my eye cream or night cream to prevent aging, at 26 also I have acne. ?

What should I look for in my eye cream or night cream to prevent aging, at 26 also I have acne. ?

Cosmetics contain: toxins many times. Look for natural ones, e.g., Klaire labs. See dermatologist for help w/skin. Don't smoke. Vitamin E capsules and/or directly on skin MAY be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients i need to look for in a facial product to help me reduce my sunspots? Thanks.

What are the ingredients i need to look for in a facial product to help me reduce my sunspots? Thanks.

Sunscreens should: be used to prevent sunspots. Older sunspots will fade so best to prevent future spots from forming. http://www.elle.com/beauty/news/g26527/best-face-sunscreen/?slide=5 ...Read more

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What face wash would be good for my daughters acne? Or what can she use to get rid of it fast?

What face wash would be good for my daughters acne? Or what can she use to get rid of it fast?

Face wash: There are many commercial washes available. When washing do not scrub and use luke warm water. A non- perfumed, paraban -free soap can also be used. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. You may an oral medication like Doxycycline if your skin is too sensitive for topical medications. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What should I look for in an anti-aging skin product?

What should I look for in an anti-aging skin product?

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 more

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I need a face wash to get rid of acne for people with oily skin. What would you recommend?

I need a face wash to get rid of acne for people with oily skin. What would you recommend?

Salicylic acid: This may clear you. If not, your personal physician can add something prescription-strength to go with it. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sun poisoning spots and what can u do if you have to work in the sun?

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

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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?

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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

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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?

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?

Individual: if the doxycycline hasn't sensitized your skin from general use, then careful and persistent use of sunscreen should work just fine. if concerned check with your about another med fpr your condition ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good dermabrasion product?

What should I look for in a good dermabrasion product?

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 more

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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.

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.

Acne: Typical treatment for acne is oral antibiotics like Minocin or Monodox and prescription topicals like epiduo or ziana. Hormonal is treated with spironolactone. Retin a (tretinoin) does help treat acne. See your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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?

DON'T DO IT !!: Minocycline causes sun sensitivity. You are much more likely to burn or to develop a rash. If you want to tan to look good - just think how unattractive a rash could look. ...Read more

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What can I do to get clearer skin in a month?

What can I do to get clearer skin in a month?

Possibly: Depending upon how bad your acne is you may be able to get slightly better in a month if you take oral antibiotics and use topical prescription cream. Ideally it takes 3 months for your face to be totally clear. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep your skin clear of breakouts for a while?

What suggestions can you give to keep your skin clear of breakouts for a while?

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