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Why Does My Skin Breakout After I Use An Astringent
May be harsh: The astringent you are using may be harsh on your skin. See your dermatologist to design a treatment regimen. ...Read more
Moisturisers/steroid: Use moisturisers after bathing daily and mild to medium potency corticosteroid cream or ointment during flare ups. ...Read more
What can I eat to stop breakouts on my face I tried every can you please? Is there anything I can use for dry skin to?
Dear doc, everytime I try to use nivea soft I have a breakout, I have oily combination skin, could it be causing the cause?
What can I use to prevent skin breakouts, I wake up with a new pimple everyday and they leave scars?
The best treatment is Ro-accutane. It is a permanent solution, but you need an assessment, advice and script from the doctor first. ...Read more
2 months off dairy skin has improved significantly. I suspect dairy allergy. Few breakouts. What can I use to even out skin tone and reduce blemishes?
Skin care: Consider the use if a retinoic, salicylic or glycolic facial wash, microdermabrasion or hydrafacial, blue light, and possibly antibiotics. Consult a specialist with access to multiple modalities. Asc-psd. Com ...Read more
What products CANT I use on my face? Or what am I doing that's causing acne? I have VERY acne prone skin&breakout for anything that crosses my face.
How to prevent acne? I get breakouts when I'm in the sun. And I can't use benzoyl peroxide as it irritates my skin. Please help
Ideas: If you cannot tolerate benzoyl peroxide, your physician will probably offer you topical clindamycin. This is likely to give you a good result. If you can use the oral contraceptive pill, it may clear you. Your physician has other remedies as well. Talk with him/her also about a good sunscreen. ...Read more
I have very problematic skin since I have turned 30; I have consistent acne breakouts which I use diffrren gel for but it causes peeling and dry skin no matter if I use a moisturizer or not and I still have breakouts that have caused scaring. What should
See below: You should see a dermatologist and discuss acutane. ...Read more
Is it good to use vitamin E oil (1 time on face) for mild acne-prone skin? Does it clog pores and can breakout more? (m using it 4 light redness)
Eczema: You may have eczema which is sometimes called "the winter itch". ...Read more
Why does my skin breakout with a fungal rash every time it is sealed off and cannot breathe I e with Saran wrap?
?: Why are you occluding your skin with Saran wrap? However, fungus likes a moist, warm and often darker area to grow. If you seel off the skin, moisture and warmth increase and thus fungus can have a better environment to grow - thus why diaper rashes are often fungal - the area is moist, warm and dark. ...Read more
Not an easy answer: Need to see a dermatologist, try to identify what may cause your breakouts and avoid those triggers. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist prior to starting any medications. ...Read more
Stress and Acne: Stress can also produce more hormones by stimulating the adrenal glands. In fact, hormonal problems are usually the culprit when it comes to people who have severe cystic acne. The adrenal glands produce cortisol, which can cause the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. As a result, the skin can become oily. The oil can mix with dead skin cells and bad bacteria can be trapped causing acne. ...Read more
Acne medications: Acne flare-ups during drug detox or other times of life can be treated with routine acne medications. This includes over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide creams or gels. A doctor can also prescribe antibiotic gels such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t gel and/or retinoids such as differin gel. Detox is a stressful time, so one should be sure not to over-scrub, over-wash, or otherwise irritate his or her skin. ...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
I turned 19 today and since 1 month my skin is full of breakout on cheeks I tried adalpalene gel but no result...help me?
Options for acne: Consider seeing a dermatologist if it gets worse. When being treated for acne, it's important to be patient & during initial stage of treatment, acne may seem to be worse before it gets better. Other options include vitamin A derivative topical meds, short course of oral antibiotics, & systemic vitamin A derivative (reserved for the most severe case). Besides meds, keep skin clean & avoid makeup ...Read more
I work around deep fryers and my skin is getting really oily and breaking out, what can I do to make my face not breakout?
Shield & care wash: Shield you face/skin from both the heat and oils. While the details are complex & only partially understood, acne increases in teens, any time skin oil secretions?, do no readily drain & the sebaceous glands get infected. Increased heat (sweat & skin oil secretion), embarrassment & oils on skin promote problems. Wash frequently & carefully, warm to open pores & remove oils. Use care & experiment. ...Read more
Started on ginette pill for my skin, its 1st month, however I have more breakouts now than I had before, should I continue using it? I am a 34yr female
Ginette/skin pblms?: Many women on low dose bcps do not take them at the same time every evening. The dose is low in estrogen, so in some cases, the estrogen is gone by the time the next pill is taken, causing estrogen withdrawal, which could activate skin problems. Take the active pills within the hour taken the previous day, and in the evening, so you don't run out during sleep time. ...Read more
I had a Terrible breakout from a cosmetic Line I never used. I broke out in areas I never did, what can I do to help my my skin recover w/of Irritatio?
There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac
inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
Always had clear skin then all of a sudden broke out not bad but would like for it to clear up. Breakout just on my cheeks?
It sounds like an acne flare but could be a contact rash for something placed on the face. You can try OTC Benzoyl peroxide gel at nite. If it is red and irritated, add
OTC 1% hydrocortisone 3x/d. If not better, would see a dermatologist on referral to assess further for other med options. ...Read more
I'm 16, my skin tends to get patchy and has breakouts, is this because im in my teenage years, will my skin improve and calm down in future?
Will calm down: Yes, your skin will get better than what you go through in your teen and early adult years. However, you don't need to live this way. Many primary care doctors and certainly any dermatologist can help you get your current problems under control. Also, starting a good skin routine at your age can produce lifelong positive results. ...Read more
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