Sandra N. Hannegan, MD
Location and Office HoursLow Country Dermatology Associates
Charleston, SC 29407
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Carolina Care Plan
- TRICARE South/Humana Military Healthcare
How do alpha hydroxy acids get rid of acne?
YouBeauty answeredThe small molecules of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic and lactic acids, chemically exfoliate to clear out dead skin cells that block pores that lead to acne. Because of their skin-brightening and line-smoothing ability, AHAs are often found in anti-aging products, making these a good choice for people dealing with acne and aging at the same time.
Can I mix and match different brands of cleansers and moisturizers?
Patricia K Farris, Dermatology, answered
The answer is absolutely! There are so many great products out there that it is a shame to stick to just one brand. You may find a great cleanser from one line and a moisturizer you like from another. The important thing is to read the labels. In general, you need a moisturizer with sunscreen to apply in the morning. If you want to add one with antioxidants that will give you extra protection. At night use products that repair the skin like retinols, alpha hydroxys or peptides. Using this regimen you will repair at night and protect during the day. Makes sense! And remember, you can get great products for a great price. The vast majority of the cost in any skin care product is in the packaging and marketing.
What is dropsy?
Discovery Health answered
The syndrome now called fluid overload was once known as 'dropsy,' from the Greek word for water.The term dropsy was used to describe symptoms including lung congestion and swelling of the feet, legs and abdomen - all now known to be symptoms associated with heart failure.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
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