Frequently Asked Questions
My dog has a red irritated eye what can I do to relieve it?
She got into something really sticky outside and its all over her chest ,chin and side of her face. Im pretty positive its tree/plant sap. How do I get it off ? She got some around one of her eyes and now her eye is all red and irritated. What can I do?
Take it to the vet ASAP (as soon as possible).
How do you know if you have Pink Eye?
My eyes are extremely itchy, red, and sometimes sticky. Is this pink eye?
Oh and its 3 in the morning, yay.
Can't sleep because of it >_>
Answer fast please :/
Pinkeye (or conjunctivitis) is a symptom, not a disease in itself. It means that the "skin" of your eye is inflamed, being itchy, red, and sometimes sticky
That doesn't tell what causes it though. It can be an allergy, too much dust, contact with irritating chemicals like hairspray, a minor infection, anything!
How to stop Acne once and for all?
After four months of intensifying battles with my Acne, I've finally rid of the majority. Few are on my face and it bugs me because if I get rid of them, a few days later, they just spawn again and annoy me. They also appear in the most bizarre places of my face, on the rim of my nose, the border between my eyebrow and eye, under my ear, and a bunch of other gruesome places. It bugs me I can't rid of them, any advice?
First, look at your face and identify the type of acne you have. Red and inflamed, or non-inflammatory acne? There can be many causes for both. Red, inflamed acne is caused by bacteria (inflammation is your bodily response) or irritation. Non-inflammatory acne is caused by cosmetics or just clogged pores. For inflammatory acne, use a good quality Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% gel, which you can get from the drugstore, or you can get better quality cheaper benzoyl peroxide 2.5% from acne.org, if you're willing to order on line. BP kills off P. Acnes, the bacteria that causes inflammatory acne. For inflammatory acne caused by irritation, you need to cut down on irritation. For non-inflammatory acne, I suggest you use 2% salicylic acid; the catch is this--you need something with no alcohol and is pH controlled. The only thing I've found that fits is Paula's Choice.
Salicylic acid basically breaks down oily, sticky gunk in the pores and helps shed dead skin (exfoliation). It will also help to increase absorption of benzoyl peroxide.
I would suggest you switch over to a more gentle face wash (CeraVe foaming facial cleanser) and maybe CeraVe moisturizing lotion (you don't need the face kind. It's just more expensive. this is non-comedogenic).
I also suggest you add antioxidants to your skincare regimen and an AHA treatment.
Be careful about only introducing one treatment at a time. Start off with the thing you need most. Use for 2 or 3 months, get used to it and then add in the next product. (Antioxidants don't count as treatment).
If you have inflammatory acne: start with BP, then add in AHA, and then finally BHA (salicylic acid).
For non-inflammatory acne: start with BHA (salicylic acid) and add in AHA, to prevent wrinkles.
Use jojoba oil or jojoba & Castor oil for make-up removal. You can get jojoba at whole foods.
This is what your regimen should look like:
1. Wash face, gently with room temperature water (not hot, not warm, not cool, not cold) Don't rub. Foam the cleanser in your hands and gently glide over your face. Then rinse.
2. pat dry
3. apply salicylic acid
4. wait 15 or 20 minutes and apply moisturizer/ antioxidants.
5. Apply sunscreen
1. apply a mix of a little bit of jojoba oil with some castor oil mixed in. gently, use a washcloth to wipe off. Reapply to get off any additional makeup. This pretty much removes all traces of makeup from your skin.
2. Wash face. See morning routine for directions.
3. pat dry
4. apply benzoyl peroxide if you have red pimples. Make sure you apply a lot in those areas, but very gently, allowing your fingers to glide over skin and allowing the bp to absorb completely.
If you're oily, wash gently and frequently throughout the day, being sure to moisturize each time. Oil DOES cause acne, and if you're not using an irritating cleanser, or rubbing your skin, it should benefit you. You might have to take travel bottles of cleanser and moisturizer with you to work or university. Only use salicylic acid in the morning and/or at night, however.
Finally, I suggest that you learn about the skin, its structure, and the treatments used to treat acne. Also learn about the ingredients in cosmetics. Go to cosmeticcop.com to look up ingredients that are good and bad for you. If you understand these things, you'll know how to adjust your regimen to different circumstances, and you'll be less likely to make mistakes!
The keys are to minimize irritation, oil, and acne-causing bacteria! Always keep this in mind.