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Clear my skin!

How long should I give my new acne treatment? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on May 31, 2011 - 22 answers

Rinsing my hair with beer?!

Give me your best homemade beauty concoctions! [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on May 26, 2011 - 32 answers

Is easily-scarred skin a contraindication to tattooing?

Yet another tattoo/scar question: Although I almost never bruise, I tend to scar very easily. Will this be a problem if I ever decide to get a tattoo? [more inside]
posted by bayani on Apr 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Is Scabies a game-changer?

How effective is Scabies medication? And how contagious am I while being treated? Should I cancel travel or visits to friends until the full course is complete? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Tips for keeping a toddler from scratching?

I need a physical method of preventing my toddler from scratching her lower arm/wrist while she's in bed. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Mar 15, 2011 - 21 answers

Tell Me About Acne Lights

I'm looking for some new skin care techniques to add to my arsenal in the war against acne, and I'm interested in hearing about people's experiences with acne lamps/lights. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Mar 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Dermatology noob doesn't know where to start

Dermatology: Yay or Nay? [more inside]
posted by hubble on Mar 8, 2011 - 33 answers

Can you identify this set of marks/bites?

Can you identify this set of marks/bites? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Need a non-greasy moisturizer/sunscreen option

Help me find a moisturizer + sunscreen that won't make my face greasy! [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Feb 28, 2011 - 25 answers

Skincare 101

It's time to come clean... literally. I'm 26 years old, and I don't really know how to take care of my skin properly to keep it clean, breakout free, and hydrated. Please teach me Skin Care 101, so I can have a daily routine to make this happen. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 25, 2011 - 48 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

Meth addicts have terrible skin

I'm not a pharmacist or organic chemist or pharmacologist, so I'm confused by the difference between methamphetamine and Adderall, and the side effects it may wreak on the body long-term. I've tried to figure it out using Google, but it's all sort of over my head, and I don't know if the people on those chatboards are reliable sources of information. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 15 answers

Post-acne red spots

Post-acne red spots and discoloration - YANMD but do I have to see a dermatologist or is there another solution? Pic included [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Why am I so damn itchy?

What is making me itch... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Feb 2, 2011 - 43 answers

Sleep wrinkles?

How can I diminish the apparent sleep wrinkles that I've developed? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jan 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Do Apple Cider Vinegar Pills Work?

Anyone experience any benefits from taking Apple Cider Vinegar pills? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

I need some experienced tips on the oil cleansing method, please.

The Oil Cleansing Method seems to be awfully popular around here. I've been doing it for 5 days now and my skin is both better and worse than ever! If you've tried it, how long did it take for things to really improve? Or did you give up on it? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Jan 20, 2011 - 33 answers

Why is the outer layer of skin on my left index finger dying and peeling off every few months?

Why is the outer layer of skin on my left index finger dying and peeling off every few months? I understand you are not my doctor; I am not looking for medical advice. I'm just looking for similar experiences if anyone has them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 15 answers

This is the pits.

Owwww! My underarms are inflamed. Help! [more inside]
posted by Small Pockets on Jan 9, 2011 - 26 answers

Why does my facial skin feel like waxy leather?

The skin on my face spontaneously started feeling tough and waxy to the touch. What could have caused this? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jan 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Not so comfortable in my skin these days!

Help me identify this weird not-quite-a-rash on my legs. [more inside]
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Jan 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Smooth, soft skin in any situation.

How do strippers get their skin to be so soft and smooth even though they're running around, dancing on stage, and generally working on their feet all night? [more inside]
posted by A Special Kind of Weird on Jan 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Best scar revision for minimal scars?

I need to get the BEST possible scar revision for scars on my arm that make me look like a cutter. They are slightly discolored, and barely raised from the skin. Where should I begin looking? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Dec 22, 2010 - 15 answers

What is up with my skin?

I thought I had mild "papulopustular rosacea." Putting Polysporin on the red bumps helped a lot. Then I took acyclovir for a cold sore and the bumps cleared up completely! None of the online resources on rosacea have indicated acyclovir as a treatment. So what did I have? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

1 sunburn = 1 melanoma?

How much sun damage do I have to do to my skin to doom me to skin cancer? I'm a white male in an ozone-free country. [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Dec 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Picking skin

I can't stop picking at my skin. What can I do to try? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 - 25 answers

Has anyone had success in reducing the number of acne/face cleansing products they use?

Has anyone had success in reducing the number of acne/face cleansing products they use? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Dec 14, 2010 - 35 answers

how do you heal something with no air?

How do I get this skin to heal when it's in a fold? Semi-NSFW [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Dec 1, 2010 - 15 answers

How to skin a website

What is the easiest way to replace the text or pictures on a website with your own pictures, preferably using Firefox? Where should a person who only knows a bit of HTML start? [more inside]
posted by WhackyparseThis on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I steam or let this duck rest first?

Should I steam or let this duck rest first? For game birds, I've usually pricked the skin, quick-poached it, then let it sit uncovered overnight to crisp up the skin before I roast it. However, I've been using a new recipe for duck that calls for steaming it before you roast it (a wonderful recipe, btw). So the question is: should I let it sit overnight in the fridge before I steam it or after I steam it?
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

You scratch my back... but only right there, please

Help me figure out if I am alone in having 'hot spots' on my back, neck and feet where I prefer to be scratched. [more inside]
posted by Encipher on Nov 24, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I get rid of/heal ingrowns?

Halp! Ingrown hairs, down there.... (NSFW, obviously) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2010 - 13 answers

What remains

What is something an adult woman might wear next to her skin that would leave a multicolored residue/mark/stain on her skin? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Oct 31, 2010 - 45 answers

Peter Picked a Peck of Pimples?

Please help me to stop picking! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Concealer to cover acne?

What type of concealer can I use to cover my acne that will a) look natural, and b) not make my blemishes any worse? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Oct 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Buttocks acne

Persistent acne on buttocks. It will not go away. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me deal with my ghastly combination skin.

Help me deal with my ghastly combination skin. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 28, 2010 - 23 answers

Kid-tough iPod Touch case: He's not a Woogie, not yet an Otterbox.

I think I'm going to get my son an iPod Touch for his tenth birthday, but we're accident-prone people, and I know he'll also need a rugged case to take his tiny abuse. Can anyone recommend something? [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights on Sep 24, 2010 - 14 answers

How to replicate the feel of a dolphin?

How to replicate the feel of a dolphin? [more inside]
posted by ictoan on Sep 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Nothing worse than having an itch you can't scratch

How do astronauts and other trained professionals deal with itches while in pressurized suits for long durations of time? Does NASA make astronauts undergo "tickle conditioning" to reduce the stress caused by having an itch one can't scratch, or, likewise, the military with fighter pilots? Do the subjects just get used to the feeling, so that the itch deadens? Are antihistamines or similar drugs administered pre-flight? Has weightlessness been found to affect these and related parts of the nervous system that manage sensations of pain, discomfort, heat, cold, etc.?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 10, 2010 - 15 answers

itchless poison ivy

Is there such a thing as a poison ivy rash that doesn't itch? (gross details inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 7 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

Born with dry and wrinkly hands and feet, developed crust on toes

Can the hive mind do better than my dermatologist in identifying these skin conditions? (Dry and wrinkly skin, pics inside) [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Sep 7, 2010 - 12 answers

ProActiv - bad idea in the long term?

What are the long term effects of ProActiv on my skin? (And should I bother trying to kick the stuff?) I feel like all this daily abrasion can't be a good thing, but every time I try to change products, the acne rears up again. [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Aug 31, 2010 - 19 answers

How do I avoid sweating so much under my hats?

Doctors advise me to avoid much sunlight, but I'm bald. I need some protection, and sunscreen is such a bother. I have hats, but in my Florida humidity, I sweat bucketloads up there. Was there a trick before hats became unpopular? Cowboys didn't have to mop their brows every 5 minutes, right?
posted by cmiller on Aug 22, 2010 - 18 answers

Skin care in my thirties

My skin's celebrating its birthday this week! [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Aug 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Get Me to a Dermatologist!

NYC dermatologist recommendation? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Aug 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Fallen by prickly heat

I've had a heat rash for two weeks now. The doctor told me to see an allergist. I have an appointment. But after looking all this up online, I'm afraid. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2010 - 7 answers

See spots run?

What could be causing these tiny, red pinprick dots on my skin? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Aug 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Face Blew Up

What the heck happened to my face last week? (possibly gross) [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Aug 4, 2010 - 15 answers

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