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Face Wash

Face washes are water-based products that become more lathery when applied to the skin. It works by clearing deep-seated dirt and debris and cleaning pores thoroughly by their foaming property. The common disadvantage of the face wash is the appearance of dryness, rashes, and other skin problems when used in excess.

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How often should I wash my face in case of sensitive, acne-prone skin?

Query: Hello doctor,I typically work out in the mornings as soon as I wake up and then shower immediately after. Knowing this, should I wash my face before I work out, rinse water on it, or just workout and then wash after? I have sensitive, acne-prone skin. So, I am trying to avoid washing more than twice...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a good idea to wash your face with water before a workout to remove oil produced during sleep. Then your skin is free to breathe and secrete oil which will not be accumulated. I highly recommend it. Regards.   Read Full »

Kindly suggest a face wash, sunscreen lotion and overnight cream for oily skin.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old boy and my face is very oily during summer while in winters it is quite dry. In summers, a lot of oil pops out with white heads on my face. Even a short-term sun exposure tans my skin. I am also suffering from the problem of dark spots. Kindly suggest a face wash, su...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ahaglow (alpha hydroxy acid) face wash can be used to wash the face. La shieldsunscreen can be used in the morning as it is non-comedogenic. Please upload an image of your face, so that depending on the skin type, pigmentation, and acne, medications can be suggested.  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female with pimples on my cheeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female and have pimples on my cheeks. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Wash your face at least two to three times a day. You can use a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil. Treat dandruff if present with a Ketoconazole 2 % shampoo like Scalpe or Nizral. You can send clear photographs for further assessment and suggestions. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have a lot of pimples on my face. Can this be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lot of pimples on my face. How to get rid of these pimples? Kindly give your suggestions.   Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, pilo-hair, and sebaceous-oil-producing gland. These pilosebaceous glands are densely distributed over the face, neck, chest, back, shoulder, and arms. It also has a genetic component, meaning the ...  Read Full »

What can be done to cure acne on face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed acne on my cheeks. I use Cetaphil face wash twice daily and follow it with Biotique honey water toner, and Nivea moisturizer.  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems to be mild to moderate acne, use acne soap bars containing Benzoyl peroxide. Wash face one time daily, not more than that. Avoid using antiseptic medicated soaps as they disturb natural face flora. Use Clindamycin 5 % cream, apply in the morning after face wash...  Read Full »

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