Category Archives Dermatology

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.…

Get rid of whiteheads

Whiteheads are a form of acne that occur when a pore becomes clogged. They can develop on any part of the body, but are most commonly found on the face. There are a number of products on the market that can effectively treat and prevent whiteheads. Whiteheads are a mild form of acne that resemble small, white bumps that develop…

Retinol

Retinol is an effective OTC treatment for lines and some types of wrinkles Comparatively, it's not as effective for treating acne Side effects of retinol include skin dryness, redness and irritation If ineffective, a dermatologist can prescribe a stronger treatment Retinol is an ingredient added to skin creams and serums to treat wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other skin problems. It attaches…

Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acid

Alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta hydroxy acid (BHA) are two of the most common ingredients in skincare products. AHA and BHA are similar and are used for many of the same skin conditions, but BHA is oil-soluble, making it better for oily and combination skin. Both AHA and BHA are found in over-the-counter and medical-grade skincare products, especially in…

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