Daily Skin Care
1 AnswerYouBeauty answeredIf you have patches of dry skin that stick around longer than normal no matter how much moisturizer you put on them, or are painful, itchy, scaly or changing shape, you should see your doctor. A possible health concern is actinic keratosis (AK), a pre-cancerous lesion that could become a squamous cell carcinoma if untreated.
1 AnswerDr. Shirley M. Madhere, MD , Plastic Surgery, answered
Power facial cleansers can leave your skin glowing -- if you pick one that's right for your skin and know how to use it. In this video, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shirley Madhere discusses the keys to using these devices.
1 AnswerYouBeauty answeredChoose an at-home skin peel that targets your main concern. While experts believe that “cocktail” blends produce the best results, you’ll want to look for specific ingredients if your goal is to target one of the following concerns:
- Wrinkles / fine lines: glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, retinol
- Active acne: salicylic acid
- Acne and post-inflammation pigmentation: malic acid, lactic acid
- Brown sun spots and patches: alpha hydroxy acids mixed with azelaic acid, licorice extract, or other brighteners
- Dull complexion: lactic acid, malic acid
- Best all-around for multiple issues: glycolic acid and lactic acid mixed with vitamins A, C, D, E or retinol
The search for the right type of toner begins with knowing your skin type. If you have oily skin, you may wish to opt for an astringent, which can help get rid of excess oil. Dry and combination skin types can benefit from freshening and moisturizing toners.
Always shave with the grain of your hair, and avoid shaving the same area more than once. Also, always use a clean, sharp razor blade. Dull blades can irritate your skin and cause nicks, cuts and razor burn.
1 AnswerDiscovery Health answered
There are plenty of over-the-counter creams, lotions and washes. For those looking for other remedies, topical retinoid can help unclog pores.
You can also fight acne and wrinkles before they appear by wearing sunscreen and avoiding smoking. You can also prevent acne and wrinkles by using a mild facial cleanser daily and moisturizing dry skin.
1 AnswerSkincare products for women are not necessarily better or worse than those for men. What can be most helpful is to choose products that are well-suited to your skin type and your skin's needs. For example, if your skin is acne-prone, your dermatologist may recommend looking for noncomedogenic products that are unlikely to clog pores. If your skin gets irritated easily, products formulated for sensitive skin may be best for you. Your dermatologist can help you determine the kind of skin you have and the types of products you should be using.
1 AnswerBen Kaminsky , Dermatology, answeredMineral oil, also called liquid paraffin, liquid petrolatum, white mineral oil, and white paraffin oil, is used to prevent skin drying and irritation.
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2 AnswersDr. Howard L. Brooks, MD , Dermatology, answered