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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Do Non-Comedogenic Skin Products Help Prevent Breakouts?

You’ve probably heard that you should choose non-comedogenic skincare products, but what exactly does that mean? Simply put, a comedone is a clogged pore, so these formulas are designed to keep pores clear. Before incorporating non-comedogenic skincare and makeup in your tried-and-true regimen, here’s what you need to know about whether these products help prevent […]

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Possible Causes of Discolored Skin

Skin discoloration can take a variety of forms, and sometimes it indicates a more serious underlying health issue. Whether a patch of skin is lighter or darker than your normal skin tone, or even if it’s a strange color like red, gray, or blue, it’s important to figure out the root cause of discoloration and […]

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Acne 101: Why Are My Normal Pimples Scarring?

You’ve heard it a thousand times now: don’t pick your pimples! Hopefully, you’ve taken that skin care advice to heart and left them alone to heal properly. But unfortunately, even the most vigilant non-pickers will find that every once in a while, a pimple that’s left alone still leaves its mark. But these aren’t actually […]

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Skin Protection Tips for Winter Weather

While you may not feel the intense rays of the sun beating down on your skin in winter, the sun still has the potential to cause skin damage and even cancer during the winter months. Therefore, it is essential to keep your skin protected throughout the year. Here are some tips on sun protection in […]

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Five Ways to Treat Your Baby’s Eczema

Up to 20 percent of babies and toddlers develop eczema, an itchy skin rash characterized by redness, dry or scaly patches, and small bumps. Most cases appear during the first year of life. While the rash comes and goes, it can cause substantial discomfort. Here are the steps a parent should take if his or […]

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Three Common Causes of Hives

Allergic reactions can come at any time, at any age. Hives, those annoying little rashes, can feel like fire on the skin and can make you self-conscious if an attack happens in public. But what can you do to prevent an outbreak? Check out the three most common causes of hives to see if you […]

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Five Big Myths About Warts

In actuality, warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They come in many varieties, including plantar warts (most commonly found on the bottoms of the feet), common warts (dome-shaped and found most commonly on the hands), genital warts (found on the genitalia a spread by sexual contact), and others. Myth: Warts […]

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BroadBand Light Treatment For Younger Looking Skin

There was a time, not so long ago, when most cosmetic procedures involved surgery. To reduce the signs of facial aging, patients had to go under the knife. Fortunately, times have changed. Technology has given us the tools to get the same, if not better, results without cutting. These non-invasive procedures are generally quicker, cheaper, […]

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Making Heads And Tails Of Actinic Keratoses

As an experienced aesthetician, I’ve seen signs of skin cancer on numerous occasions. More often than not, however, a suspicious spot or patch on the skin is nothing to worry about. Thankfully, then, I get to give patients the good news that it’s merely actinic keratosis. As you might expect, they look at me like […]

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