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Category Archives Dermatology

Heat Rash

Heat rash is common in infants, but adults can get it as well. Most cases of heat rash resolve on their own. To heal more quickly, it’s important to allow yourself time to cool down and stop sweating. In some cases, heat rash may require medical attention. Heat rash, also known as miliaria, is a relatively common skin condition in…

Mandelic Acid Peels

Mandelic acid is used as a gentle chemical peel on sensitive skin and darker skin tones. Professional and at-home product options come in different strengths. Caution is advised when using chemical peels with higher acid concentrations. When it comes to facial care, supporting and nourishing the skin’s natural chemical balance is key to staving off the signs of aging. Mandelic acid, a…

Combination Skin

Combination skin refers to skin that has both oily and dry areas. The phenomenon has been linked to genetics, diet and some lifestyle factors. Not everyone believes it is a real condition. Despite the disbelievers, there are many cosmetic products targeting this skin type. Combination skin is just what it sounds like -- skin that is a mix of both…

Veganism

Veganism is a way of life that can include diet, skin care products, and cosmetics. Choosing vegan skin care products can be beneficial for your skin, body, and the environment. Buyers beware -- vegan labels can be misleading. There are many compelling reasons to go vegan, and not just in terms of what you eat. Vegan skin care products, by…

Acanthosis nigricans

Dark neck is a catch-all term that refers to a discoloration and thickening of the skin in the neck area. It can be caused by several different conditions, but is generally associated with a skin disorder known as acanthosis nigricans. Acanthosis nigricans can be benign, or indicative of more serious underlying issues. Various professional and at-home treatments exist to improve…

Anti-aging creams for men

Protecting your skin from the ravages of time begins with daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen and continues with an anti-aging cream. The best anti-aging ingredients for men include retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. When purchasing an anti-aging skin cream for men, it’s essential that you choose a product that corresponds to your skin type. Not that long…

Best Nose Hair Removal Techniques

There are a variety of professional and at-home methods available to remove nose hairs. Some techniques may carry more risks and costs than others. If you choose laser nose hair removal, make sure that you are treated by a board-certified professional. Nose hairs act as protective fibers that remove debris from your airways and provide protection to your lungs. While…

Sheet Mask

Sheet masks are a special kind of facial mask designed to deliver a quick boost of hydration to the skin. Although popular with celebrities on social media, sheet masks come in many forms to fit various budgets and skin care needs. Sheet masks can’t replace a full skin care regimen, but they can help to improve uneven skin tone, fine…

Treating Rosacea

Rosacea is a common progressive condition that affects facial skin. Many medications -- from topical antibiotics and anti-inflammatory creams, to low-dose oral antibiotics -- are available to control major symptoms. Some medications have an associated safety and side effect profile. Lifestyle changes, a sensitive skin care regimen, and the avoidance of known triggers are very helpful in controlling this condition.…

Soap Allergies

The skin barrier plays an important role in protecting the skin from allergens and bacteria. Chemicals in soaps and detergents can disrupt the normal functioning of the skin barrier and cause allergic reactions. Antibacterial soaps can also make the skin susceptible to allergens and immune reactions. Allergies can really get under your skin -- even if they only appear to…

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