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Can you recommend a face mask or other post-acne maintenance treatment?

After acne comes under control, are there face masks and other home treatments for maintaining good skin texture? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Aug 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Toasted Skin Syndrome from laptop....what do I do?

About a month ago, I spent the day playing games on my laptop and it got really heated. I felt it get super hot on my left thigh, more so than usual, but it was still tolerable so I left it there. Now I have a huge spider-like red mark on my left thigh. I've had red marks before from my laptop, but none this "spider-vein like" and none that persisted this long. It also seems to fade and darken depending on my body temperature. If I take a warm shower, it will get SUPER dark and fade to its usual redness after a few hours. It doesn't hurt. It's not irritated. It doesn't itch. It doesn't peel. It's just odd and ugly. Can I expect it to fade over time? Is it permanent? What should I do? Is there a treatment for this? The only thing I've done is alter how I sit with my laptop. (no more lap)
posted by Telomeracer on Jul 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me get my glow on in 21 days

My boyfriend has been away for four months, and will be returning in just over three weeks, i.e. a little earlier than planned. I haven't been completely slothful while he was away but I have fallen into some bad habits: late nights watching TV, drinking too much coffee, getting stressed about work, half-assing my workouts, moping around missing him. My skin is sallow, my midsection dough-y, and I feel like my light has dimmed a little. I really want to be at my best to welcome him home. So, what can I do/eat/get done to me to get my glow back over the next 21 days? Do you have a secret eating plan that gets quick results? A magical yoga routine? A miracle cream? [more inside]
posted by rpfields on Jul 7, 2013 - 21 answers

SCUM Manifesto

I do not think of myself as a dirty person, but when I'm in the shower and I scrape my nails over my neck/chest/back area, a grayish scum collects under my fingernails. What is this disgusting medley, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Apr 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Tea Tree Filter

Should tea tree oil in bath water sting like crazy? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Is there an age at which a child's skin colour becomes permanent?

Is there an age at which a child's skin colour becomes permanent? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Sep 10, 2012 - 16 answers

What's this red line on my thumb?

What's this red line on my thumb? (Picture inside, not gross) [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 5, 2012 - 13 answers

"A pox o' your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!"

Dermatology Filter: what the eff is this rash/acne on my chest that won't go away!? What can I do? I can't afford to see someone unless important... is this important? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 - 28 answers

What is this on my elbow?

What is this on my elbow? Pictures: 1, 2, 3. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 - 19 answers

ECZEMA help

What are you eczema solutions? [more inside]
posted by misformiche on Aug 28, 2011 - 29 answers

Looking for a miracle worker: Bay Area acne dermatologist recommendations?

Looking for a miracle worker: Bay Area acne dermatologist recommendations? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Milk baths?

Amazing skin forever? At my ritzy gym I constantly see older gentlemen with the most amazing skin quality: smooth, clear, even tone, even lightly tanned. What have they done to get/keep this peternatual skin quality and what can I do now as a younger man to get it?
posted by The Whelk on Feb 18, 2011 - 27 answers

Is missing a few days here and there for topical acne treatment a bad idea?

Is starting and stopping topical acne treatments a bad idea? I apply my Rx topical treatment more often than not, but it's sometimes inconvenient or I forget about it. Will I become resistant to the topical treatment in the same way that I would become resistant to an antibiotic if I use it on a start and stop basis?
posted by tomtheblackbear on Sep 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Behold Grossfoot!

How can I pamper my feet? Years of hiking, dancing, running, and a general dislike of socks have turned my feet into a disaster area. Dry, flaky patches, huge callouses, cracked nails, a planar wart. Nothing super-painful, just kinda gross. Short of going to a Podiatrist, what can I do so I can show my feet in public? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2010 - 25 answers

What the hell is going on with me

Followup to an earlier health-related question. Kind of long; more under the cut. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on May 11, 2010 - 10 answers

How to get rid of odd red spot on my skin?

Can you identify this odd red spot on my chest and make it go away? [more inside]
posted by gcolmes@gmail.com on Apr 11, 2010 - 9 answers

I don't want to look like W.C. Fields...

Living with rosacea... tips please. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 18, 2009 - 27 answers

Guitarist with hyperhydrosis and oily skin needs help

I am a borderline professional guitarist who suffers from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) and also seems to have developed a very oil-extruding physiology. Is there anything I can do to make it so that I don't have to wash my hands between each and every song? If not, what is the most efficient way to clean up and dry off my hands every five minutes or so? [more inside]
posted by sid abotu on Jul 20, 2009 - 17 answers

What to do about Inflammed Hair Follicles

My thigh is covered with inflamed hair follicles. It's basically little red dots that look like razor burn. It doesn't hurt, itch, or anything, it just looks bad. Is there any way to reduce them?
posted by Anthro girl on Jun 2, 2009 - 13 answers

HELP! Poison Ivy Out of Control

Poison Ivy -- Ok, I'm on round 2 of dosepack, steriod creams, and combining N1 and N2 allergy inhibitors -- I'm doing the best modern medicine has to offer, and based on the raised ugly red whelps it appears to no avail. I'm covered from head to toe and unfortunately points in between. Now -- how about some some Hivemind brilliance on other methods to get this more under control. I'm game for about anything at this stage. And yeah, I know I shouldn't -- but I did -- so please, help me! (Thanks...)
posted by peace_love_hope on May 24, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I treat contact dermatitis?

I get pretty severe contact dermatitis on my hands. Is there anything other than Triamcinolone cream which might help? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Mar 14, 2008 - 22 answers

How do I improve my dull, lifeless skin?

My skin is terrible. It's not just the acne, though I do have that. It is mottled and dull. I have deep shadows under my eyes. Wrinkles are spreading under my eyes and from the corners of my nose to my mouth. I don't (and never have) smoked, nor lived around smokers. I drink at least 2 liters of water a day. I'm a female in my early 20s, and I've got the skin of a nicotine and alcohol addict in their forties. What am I doing wrong? More treatment details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2007 - 35 answers

avogadro's number (except not)

I have a doctor's appointment to get a mole looked at. What can I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2007 - 19 answers

Why do my thighs randomly break out with pimples?!

What are these pimples on my thigh? As you can see by the pics [1,2] my thigh is currently breaking out with some kind of pimples. This happens every so often, but I see no pattern. [more inside]
posted by jimdanger on Aug 15, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I save my cat?

I'm afraid of taking my cat to the vet because of possible accusations of animal abuse. How do I diffuse this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2007 - 30 answers

Ivory skin and eyes of emerald green

Beautyfilter: How do I make my naturally pale skin look milky smooth? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jul 5, 2007 - 25 answers

Should I go see Dr. Zizmor, the most heavily advertised dermatologist in NYC?

I still have periodic acne breakouts at the age of 24, and now that I have health insurance I want to see a dermatologist. However, there's a million of them in NYC, and I don't have the time to shop around, so I'm considering going with NYC's most heavily advertised doctor, Dr. Zizmor. Is this a bad idea? Have you or anyone you know ever said, "Thanks, Dr. Zizmor?" [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jun 20, 2007 - 21 answers

Heal my acne cyst fast, please!

I poked at a painful blemish on my forehead and now I have a big lump. What's the best way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Dec 17, 2006 - 16 answers

Face gets splotchy red after being exposed to cold - suggestions?

[Cold Weather Filter]: Facial skin getting really splotchy red as New England is starting to get cold. Any suggestions or remedies? [more inside]
posted by MaverickX on Dec 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Pickles and grapefruit

Is there a link between deli-style pickles and grapefruits that both cause a baby's face to have a skin allergy? Do they share any traits or ingredients that would have that reaction? Are their juices too acidic/basic?
posted by fijiwriter on Sep 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Fingers melting! Why? What'll stop it?

The skin on my fingers is peeling off! Why? What'll stop it? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Jun 13, 2006 - 16 answers

Grownup skincare regimen?

I'm ready to put away the Sea Breeze. Help me choose a grownup skin care regimen that works. [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Dec 16, 2005 - 33 answers

Blushing

How can I stop blushing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2005 - 11 answers

Skin care tips

Other than using sun screen, what should I be doing to keep my skin healthy as I age? What do all these anti-aging products actually do, anyhow? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Mar 28, 2005 - 13 answers

Adult acne question

Adult acne & combination skin: have any MeFites won the battle over persistent & social-anxiety-creating skin problems? Want to share your secrets?
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2004 - 24 answers

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