How to Prevent Pimples Under Your Beard

Caring for your beard helps keep the hair and the surrounding skin soft, groomed, and healthy. Unfortunately, pimples and breakouts are a common side effect of growing out facial hair. Try these tips to prevent beard-related acne and learn when you should see a dermatologist about the issue. Cleansing Your Beard Bacteria, dead skin cells, […]

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Four Tips to Prevent Dry Skin in the Winter

When the temperature begins to drop in sweltering Louisiana, it’s a relief to most locals. However, cool weather has its pitfalls as well, and one of them is experiencing dry, flaky, or irritated skin. Here are some simple ways to prevent dry skin when winter is at its harshest. Use a Heavy Moisturizing Face Cream […]

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What Are Heat Hives?

Life in Louisiana can be hard on one’s skin. Our subtropical climate and love of the outdoors mean that many of us spend a lot of time out in the heat—both day and night. Heat hives are an especially common complaint in summer and fall at The Dermatology Clinic. We also often get questions about […]

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Decoding Freckles, Sunspots, and Moles

It can be alarming to find a new spot on your skin from sun damage or other causes. Knowing how to decode new sunspots, moles, and freckles (and whether they are damaging or not) is the first step to seeking treatment. Freckles Freckles are a common type of pigmentation triggered by an overproduction of melanin […]

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How Does Sunscreen Work?

We know that we need to wear sunscreen when outdoors to protect our skin from cancer-causing UV rays. But how exactly does sunscreen protect our skin? Here’s what you need to know about how this substance works to ward off sun damage. Sun-Blocking Chemicals Most sunscreens contain a combination of organic and inorganic chemicals. The […]

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Facts Behind Four Pervasive Wart Myths

When you were a child, you might have heard that warts come from kissing a frog. While that’s obviously a myth, it’s not the only myth about warts that many people still spread. Here’s what you need to know about the facts behind four untrue beliefs about these bumpy skin growths. Myth: Warts Aren’t Contagious […]

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