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How to Get Rid of Acne
The main event that accompanies acne is increased oil and sebum production and a change in the hair follicles caused by hormone activity. The face, neck, and upper back have the greatest concentration of oil glands, and that's where zits tend to sprout. Then why doesn't everyone get acne? And why is it worse for some teens than others? Unfortunately,...

My skin is extremely sensitive and my dermatologist has suggested I use only hypo-allergenic products. I have now tried two different ones and had a reaction from both. My skin is very flaky and red. No what can I use, if anything? Hypo-allergenic on a product means that most of the well-known allergens have been left out; dermatologist-tested means that a few dermatologists have...

There is no specific age at which one should begin applying a neck or throat cream. With any routine facial skin-care program, the neck should always be treated as an extension of the face, with cleanser, toner and moisturizer or night cream applied as far as the base of the throat or even to the decollete. There are more specialized...

Sunscreen is essential
I usually burn at the beginning of the summer but then I gradually tan. Therefore I start out with a sunscreen with a higher protection factor and eventually switch to a lower one but sometimes I still feel a little burned if I stay out as long as the product label says I can. I don't want to stay with...

It seems that every spring and fall I have a bout of cold sores. How can I avoid them? What is the best cure? Cold sores or herpex simplex are the result of a viral infection and they can appear nearn the mouth or nostrils. Their appearance often follows trauma, emotional stress, sunburn, body changes due to environmental changes, the beginning...

I have trouble choosing a perfume because I can't tell if it is a pleasant fragrance or not. Perfumes are very expensive so I would like to make the right choice. What kinds of perfumes should I look for? I am fair skinned and in my early 50s. Today's perfumes are more complex with many notes and overtones, and then...

If you display no other symptoms, such as scaling, itchiness, etc., and you have not suffered any stress, changes in diet, surgery, medication and so on, then the cause may be the chignon. The constant tugging at the hair from the tight chignon can cause hair to fall out, especially at the areas of most pressure around the sides...

I have read about patch testing before trying a product you are not familiar with. Just how do you do one; where do you place the product and how long should one wait? Patch testing is done for allergic reactions. It should be done before tinting of the hair. It is preferably done at least 24 hours before the product...

Age spots
My arms, hands and neck are covered with liver or age spots (brown spots). They don't bother me in the summer as my hands are lightly tanned. Is there a cream that will lessen these spots? A few of them are crusty to the touch. Some of the bleaching creams that are recommended for lightening freckles, melasma and other excessive pigmentation...

I am a man who has tried a number of shaving creams, but they irritate my skin. How do I find one that is milder? Most skins, especially during the winter, lose a certain amount of water and it makes them feel drier and tighter. Here are a couple of suggestions. First, don't rush the shaving process as your skin can...