Recently, I've been having allergic reactions to everything I wash my face with. In September, I washed my face with Proactiv... a couple days later I used it again and my whole face broke out, was swollen, stinging, dry, and flaky... I started using some Olay face wipe I've used before and the same thing... Finally, I switched to Aveeno face wipes and it was fine. This week I ran out of Aveeno so I used some foaming face wash my mom had that I've used before, even since I broke out from the other and now my face is itchy, swollen, dry, flaky, and red. What could be causing this?? Someone told me it's because I quit smoking and my body chemistry is different.... could this be a factor? And how do I know what's causing the breakout so I can avoid it in the future?View Thread
I recently noticed a large (~ 1 cm in widest spot), asymmetrical, multicolored mole with irregular borders on my grandfather's face. He is a 92-year-old "redhead" who was a deck officer in the Merchant Marine during WWII, so he spent some time on deck shirtless around the equator, without the chemical sunscreens that we have now, and suffered some severe burns. For a while he was getting his moles checked regularly, and suspicious lesions were frozen or cut off, but when I commented on how suspicious his mole looks he admitted that he hasn't seen a dermatologist in one or two years. After a couple of reminders he scheduled a dermatology appointment, but it's not until the middle of July (about a month away). I'm suspecting that he did not tell the receptionist that he has a large, atypical mole. I really think he shouldn't wait a month. Given the size of the mole, his age, his sunburns as a youth, and the fact that he's a redhead, should he get his mole looked at/removed immediately, or is it OK if he waits a month?
I don't know how long he's had the mole. I did not notice it before last week but my sister is now saying she noticed it around Memorial Day. It is on the upper part of his cheek, partially obscured by his glasses so no other family members have noticed it.View Thread
Hello I'm 20 years old ( do not smoke, not obese, exercise daily , eat healthy and use sunscreen and moisturize everyday) but lately i have been noticing these deep horizontal lines in my neck. Are these wrinkles and if so what should I use?View Thread
My skin gets so oily that when my niece tries to pinch my cheeks her little fingers just slip off. And that's 30 minutes after washing moisturizing, etc. I use all oil free products and oil absorbing: moisturizer, makeup primer, powder, blotting papers, but nothing seems to work! I've also struggled with acne but it's been better as I've reached my mid 20's. Does anyone have any ideas or products that work to cut the oil slick on my face?View Thread
I am a very pale person, and actually I would be fine with that if I had pretty skin. But my skin is anything but- the main problem I have is small red bumps on my arms, mostly on the top near where the bicep is. (Always been like that.) At other places, there are just splotches and unevenness. Besides constant spray tans or intense tanning lotions that cover all the color of the natural skin, is there anything I can do to fix this? Thanks!View Thread
I was a serious sun bather and smoker and have paid the price. I have deep wrinkles on my chest and the skin on my inner arms is very saggy. I have used trentionoin(vitamin A), Vitamin c cream at 10 and 20% , home peels and exfoliators. Not great results. What is the best way to treat these areas?View Thread
I'm a 30 yr old male from India. I've had dark skin around my neck since high school. It's on only one side of the neck and looks like dirt. I've checked with dermatologists here but many say they've not seen any other problem like it. I tried topical salicyl treatments and skin lightening cream like they suggested but to no avail. The area around the stripes is fine and I have no other problems. Please let me know if anyone's encountered something similar. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm a 25 year old white male, and I have small keloid scars on the backs of both of my ear lobes. I have had them for years. They are there because I foolishly pierced my ears myself when I was younger without using surgical grade steel, or doing anything right at all to be honest. I gauged my piercings up, myself, and noticed the scars forming when I was about 18. I immediately took my earrings out, and over the years, the scars have went down drastically in size, but they are still not completely gone.
My question is: Has anyone heard of the new acrylic compression earrings that are being marketed to get rid of these scars, and if so, have you used and would you recommend them?
I have battled this dry skin patch on the top of my finger for two years now, and it will not go away. It burns horribly whenever it is touched at all. My family physician has frozen it off TWICE, but it keeps coming back. He says it is not cancer. I injured the nerve in that finger 30 years ago, and he thinks that it is over that injured nerve. Do I need to see a dermatologist, or just have him freeze it off again? Is there any ointment for nerve damaged skin?View Thread
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