Is the SPF in My Makeup Enough?

At first glance, makeup products with built-in sun protection appear to be an obvious solution for narrowing down the number of products used in your morning routine while getting the most out of each. There are many options to choose from, with varying degrees of protection and coverage, but is your current foundation or setting […]

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What to Expect After Your CoolSculpting Treatment

CoolSculpting has emerged as one of the most effective and popular body contouring procedures. This FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment for both men and women uses fat freezing technology, cryolipolysis, to target and break down stubborn areas of fat just underneath the skin. The procedure is safe and has minimal side effects. For anyone preparing to undergo […]

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How to Prepare for CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting helps break down stubborn fat cells that don’t respond to traditional exercise and dieting. This fat-freezing procedure is safe and was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 to help eliminate fat under the chin, jawline, abdomen area, buttocks, upper thigh, and the back. Once you’ve had your consultation and have […]

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How to Avoid Dry Skin in the Winter

You know the drill—once the temperature starts to drop, your skin starts drying out. This can lead to itchiness, irritation, chapped lips, and rashes. The dermatological term for this is Xerosis, and it affects many people each year when winter arrives. If you’re tired of the discomfort that dry, itchy skin brings, learn more about […]

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How Do Retinoids Affect the Skin?

Retinoids are topical vitamin A-based drugs that first came to the market as an acne treatment in the 1970s. Despite the popularity of retinoids, there are still many misconceptions around them. To make an informed decision, anyone planning to use retinoids should first talk to a dermatologist. Here’s a brief overview of retinoids and their […]

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What Is a VI Peel, and Is It Right for Me?

A VI (Vitality Institute) peel is a type of chemical peel that is designed to help improve the skin’s tone and texture. It is a composition of chemicals including salicylic acid, minerals, retinoic acid, TCA, and phenol. These ingredients work together to help remove acne scars, acne, melasma, rosacea, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. Benefits of […]

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How Can a Dermatologist Help With Warts?

Many people have had warts at some point in time. Warts are extremely common lesions caused by a viral infection in the top layers of the skin. They usually don’t cause any irritation, but, in some cases, they can be painful, itchy, and multiply quickly. On top of that, warts can be unsightly. While warts […]

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Why Does Cystic Acne Hurt?

If you’ve ever had a pimple that was large, inflamed, and under the skin, you’ve dealt with cystic acne. Cystic acne is considered to be the most severe form of acne. Unlike typical whiteheads, cystic acne forms deep in the skin and rarely comes to the surface. These pimples can last for weeks and are […]

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Common Rosacea Flare-Up Triggers

If you suffer from rosacea, you already know it’s an irritating, uncomfortable condition that can make you self-conscious. But, did you know that avoiding certain triggers may reduce the odds of a flare-up? Of course, everybody is different, and no two cases of rosacea are alike, so something that causes a flare-up in one person […]

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