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Why do cosmetic salespeople say to never wash your face?

Why do cosmetic salespeople say to never wash your face?

Facial wash: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural ph level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, as it were, and regular soap, wh. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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Why do beauty books advise to not let soap ever touch your face?

Why do beauty books advise to not let soap ever touch your face?

Facial soap: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural ph level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, regular soap can cause damage. ...Read more

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Do I need to wash my hands before touching my face creams so as not to contaminate them?

Do I need to wash my hands before touching my face creams so as not to contaminate them?

Face Cream hygiene: For optimal hygiene, it is a good idea to wash your hands before applying any multiple use product. In theory, if your hands are dirty, then any bacteria will be transferred to the face cream and from there to your face. ...Read more

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Do you ever get anyone in your office that is too embarrassed to remove their clothes?

Rarely: I let them wait & relax a bit, then if still not able and it is important to their chief complaint, i send them home. Your mechanic could not check your car if you did not open the hood. Dr's don't have x-ray vision. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to be confident with so much acne on my face?

What do you suggest to be confident with so much acne on my face?

Get treated: Please forgive my frankness. If you have visible acne, it's a sign that for whatever reason you are not getting decent health care for a chronic, serious disease. It's cheap and cruel to tell you, "just smile and be yourself." your acne may look worse to you than to others, but this is the 21st century and any primary care physician can clear up all but the worst acne. It's your right. ...Read more

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Why do people say that touching your face causes acne ? My hands are always clean and washed , but still how can i get rid o my habit?

Why do people say that touching your face causes acne ? My hands are always clean and washed , but still how can i get rid o my habit?

Oils: Even though your hands are clean, they can transfer oils, chemicals and dirt to your face. It is difficult to NOT touch our faces, but with vigilance you will eventually break the habit. ...Read more

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Why do people say if you want your arms to look bigger, buffer, work on triceps?

Why do people say if you want your arms to look bigger, buffer, work on triceps?

It's a large arm muc: The triceps is a very large muscle in the arm. Building this up will make your arms look larger. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of oily skin? I've tried everything, but it won't seem to work. I know about cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.

How do you get rid of oily skin? I've tried everything, but it won't seem to work. I know about cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.

Pangea Organics: Try pangea australian wild plum & willow cleanser. It is plant based (not dangerous chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone & helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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My teeth are geneticaly brown but i really want them whiter i've looked online and they said use baking soda and peroxide i don't know if it will work?

My teeth are geneticaly brown but i really want them whiter i've looked online and they said use baking soda and peroxide i don't know if it will work?

Genetically ?: Genetics can affect the shade of your teeth but from the way you stated your question, I am concerned that possibly you may have staining from taking tetracycline antibiotics as a child. This would not be genetic but will make your teeth grey, brown or in that range but unacceptably dark. Bleaching may help but it will be a long term endeavor and will need to be under the supervision of your dds. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use dry shampoo if you never want to wash your hair?

Is it bad to use dry shampoo if you never want to wash your hair?

Water IsEssential to: clean. Shampoo, like other soaps/detergents, does not clean. They are emulsification agents which can coat groups of fat molecules at a submicroscopic scale, so that fat molecules (water rejects) will now mix (via the charged surrounding soap molecules) with water & wash away. This is also why physical agitation is essential; it breaks up fat, & other molecules, so the soap molecules can cover. ...Read more

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My lips don't produce their own natural moisture, they use to before but not anymore. How do I get them to? There always chapped.

My lips don't produce their own natural moisture, they use to before but not anymore. How do I get them to? There always chapped.

Vague: Hard to say the cause. It could be your licking them, it could be some type of foods, beverages, meds or supplements that you are ingesting. It also could be allergies or dryness of your home. Are other people with you having the same problem? ...Read more

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I'm looking for skincare products that work. I seen Youthshield Naturals but can't find any reviews. Do you know anything about it and is it good.Ty?

I'm looking for skincare products that work. I seen Youthshield Naturals but can't find any reviews. Do you know anything about it and is it good.Ty?

Cosmetics contain: a lot of toxins. As you do your research for good quality products, please keep that in mind and check the ingredients, especially w/lipstick. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Lets be real here, what do celebrities use on their skin?

Lets be real here, what do celebrities use on their skin?

Have u seen these: Celebrities on the tabloid magazines without their make-ups, they are regular people with fair skin texture and complexion just like us, nothing extraordinary! check out the tips below. http://m.wikihow.com/have-perfect-skin. ...Read more

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How often should you wash you face in order to have perfect skin?

How often should you wash you face in order to have perfect skin?

Depends: Determining the appropriate frequency to wash your face depends on many factors, like: 1) the type of skin you have -- is it dry? Oily? Sensitive?; 2) what you use to wash your face; 3) the presence of any underlying skin conditions. As such, there is no universal answer for everyone. A dermatologist can help you determine the right frequency and products to use, in individualizing a regimen. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want help with getting pimples off my face i don't want to pop them because i don't want scars but what is the easiest way?

What do you advise if i want help with getting pimples off my face i don't want to pop them because i don't want scars but what is the easiest way?

See MD: At 52, it's likely that the acne is hormonal. There are oral medications that can be used if the acne is severe. Make sure you're using a gentle cleanser twice a day, don't over exfoliate (can irritate). Topical products with Retinoic Acid can help with acne and also give you an anti-aging benefit, but this is also prescription. Chemical Peels containing Salicylic Acid can help control as well. ...Read more