Category Archives Dermatology

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…

zinc pill

A small amount of dietary zinc is necessary for good health. Approximately 12% of the U.S. population is at risk for zinc deficiency. Zinc is effective at managing dandruff, warts, diaper rash, and preventing sun damage. Zinc is not as effective against acne, hair loss, eczema or psoriasis. Zinc has been touted in the media as a miracle substance that…

strawberry legs

Strawberry legs are extremely common, affecting millions of people every year. The term “strawberry legs” is colloquial and generally describes darkened pores or small bumps at the site of each hair follicle. Home remedies may work, but in most cases dermatologists recommend laser hair removal as the most efficient and only permanent solution. Every summer, millions of women are reluctant…

Bentonite Clay

Calcium bentonite healing clay, referred to by some manufacturers as “Indian” or “Aztec” healing clay, is often billed as the world’s most powerful facial. The clay has a negative charge which is said to draw positively-charged toxins from the skin. The clay does help control the production of certain oils on the skin, making it useful for those who are…

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…

Fungal Acne

Fungal acne, or pityrosporum folliculitis, is an inflammation of the skin that occurs within the hair follicules. While it may look like regular acne, “fungal acne” is not actually acne at all, since it’s caused by yeast and not bacteria. Fungal acne is usually resistant to traditional acne treatments, but can be successfully reduced with the right body washes and…

best eye cream

Eye creams are a product category that’s unfortunately one half-marketing, one half-science. It can be hard sometimes to see past the exotic ingredient names, beautiful packaging, tantalizing product descriptions and clever branding associated with so many of these products. In some cases, what lies under the lid is nothing but an expensive jar of promises. Other times though, there can…

Scaly skin presents itself in a variety of shapes, sizes, and locations, and is frequently associated with itching, burning or soreness. Most types of scaly skin may be easily identified and treated with over-the-counter products and skin care routines. More severe types of scaly skin may require diagnosis and treatment from a dermatologist. Dry, scaly patches of skin—especially on the…

Whiteheads vs Blackheads

Blackheads and whiteheads are mild forms of acne. They occur when oil and debris accumulate in pores. Products that gently exfoliate skin can help prevent whiteheads and blackheads. Whiteheads and blackheads are types of acne. Although they differ in appearance, the way they form is almost identical. There are many skin care products on the market to help get rid…

Hyaluronic Acid Skin Care

Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin. It helps keep your skin appearing smooth and firm. There are many face serums on the market that contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient to look for when choosing a face serum. Prized for its ability to retain moisture, hyaluronic acid can help tighten loose skin and create a more youthful complexion.…

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