Category Archives Dermatology

Dimethylaminoethanol

DMAE has typically been used to promote focus and memory. More recently it’s been claimed that DMAE is effective in treating wrinkles, sagging skin, and inflammation. Regardless of whether or not these claims are true, DMAE may also be damaging your skin. What is DMAE? Dimethylaminoethanol -- the molecule also known as DMAE -- is commonly used to treat a…

Omega 3 for acne

Omega-3 fatty acids can help combat moderate to severe acne. These essential fatty acids can be found in seafood or in supplements. Doctors support the use of Omega-3s for acne as well as for general health. What is an essential fatty acid? Essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that cannot be made by the body but are required for good…

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Alopecia universalis is a rare condition that results in the complete loss of hair on the scalp, face, and body. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, and is common among people who have other autoimmune disorders. If you have alopecia areata, which causes partial hair loss, you stand a greater risk of developing alopecia universalis. Alopecia universalis will…

Rogaine

The active ingredient in Rogaine is minoxidil. Minoxidil increases the blood flow to blood vessels surrounding hair follicles. Although Rogaine has a proven track record, it does not work for everyone and there may be better alternatives for your hair loss. What is Rogaine (minoxidil)? Minoxidil was initially used to treat high blood pressure until it was discovered that a…

older man losing hair

DHT blockers counteract the effects of testosterone, a hormone associated with hair loss. It’s important to start using a DHT blocker at the first sign that your hair is thinning. Prescription drugs are said to be most effective, although they may cause serious side effects. What is DHT? Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone that stimulates the development of male characteristics and…

oily skin

Oily skin is common, but with the right skin care products and routine it’s manageable. Any regimen for oily skin should include cleansing, treating, hydrating, and protecting. Dermatologists say it’s okay to use different products on different areas of the face. What is oily skin and what causes it? Oily skin is caused by an overproduction of sebum, an oily…

Stress acne

Scientific research confirms the long-held belief that stress can aggravate acne breakouts. Stress management techniques can reduce the likelihood and severity of these flare-ups. Prescription medications and in-office techniques can also be beneficial in more severe cases. What is stress acne? Over the past two decades, scientific research has been accumulating to support the theory that, although stress generally does…

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is the smallest of the alpha-hydroxy chemical compounds. It is used to treat common skin concerns by exfoliating dead cells that accumulate on the surface of the epidermis. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that consumers determine their skin type before adding glycolic acid to their beauty regimen. What is glycolic acid? Glycolic acid is the smallest of…

acne and the liver

There are potential connections between acne and several parts of the body. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies may play a role in acne breakouts. It’s long been thought that acne is linked to digestion, an idea contemporary research appears to confirm. Acne and the liver The relationship between acne outbreaks and liver function is hotly debated among doctors. Some doctors insist…

lemon juice for acne

Lemon juice can lighten dark spots and clear out clogged pores, and is often added to homemade skincare recipes. Because lemon can trigger allergies and cause stinging, irritation, and skin lightening, it is not the best choice for all skin types. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, two common acne treatments, are often a better choice for people with sensitive skin.…

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