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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…

Seaweed wrap

Seaweed has many health benefits when consumed, namely as a source of vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory agents. Seaweed wraps may be able to nourish the skin and pull toxins out of the body, but scientific evidence of this is lacking. The medicinal benefits of seaweed have been known for thousands of years. The ancient Romans used them to treat wounds, burns…

Manuka Honey

Manuka honey comes from the flowers of the manuka bush indigenous to New Zealand. It can be consumed like regular honey, or applied topically to the skin and hair. It is used to treat a variety of health conditions, from acne to acid reflux, although studies remain inconclusive. Manuka honey is lauded for its antimicrobial and health benefits. Touted as…

Natural Acne Treatments

Consumed or applied directly to the skin, honey’s natural antibacterial properties can reduce breakouts. Apple cider vinegar is beneficial as a toner—it can balance skin’s pH balance. Tea tree oil has been shown to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide in reducing acne breakouts. Toothpaste, baking soda, and Listerine contain ingredients that may help with acne, but they can also…

Medical-Grade Skin Care

The definition of “medical-grade” is hotly debated among dermatologists as it is not an official designation. The best of these products aren’t usually found in pharmacies or chain stores, and can only be purchased from skin care experts. Compared with over-the-counter products, they often work better for people with more specific skin concerns. In the never-ending quest for perfect skin,…

lupus ribbon

Lupus is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that typically affects the joints and skin. Lupus of the skin often presents as a rash in the form of lesions, or as areas of red skin that resemble sunburn. Oral hydroxychloroquine and topical steroids are the mainstays of therapy for mild cutaneous lupus. Preventive strategies for minimizing cutaneous lupus include sun protection and…

Collagen Drinks

Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, can be found in the skin, bones, muscles, and tendons. Some people believe that collagen drinks can help fight signs of aging, although there is no scientific evidence to support this. Other anti-aging products such as retinol-based topical creams have more evidence to back them up. Collagen supplements come in many forms.…

beauty pill

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is found in a wide range of forms, such as injections, topical skin care products and dietary supplements. The naturally occurring compound plays an important role in the body, helping to lubricate joints, smooth away wrinkles and replenish dry skin. There is evidence to suggest that hyaluronic acid intake promotes joint and skin health, although dermatologists are…

Probiotic Skin Care Products

Applying topical probiotic products can help keep your skin in a balanced, healthy state. Not only can probiotics strengthen your skin’s barrier and shield it from harmful environmental factors, but they can also improve its ability to retain moisture and help prevent flare-ups. Rosacea, acne, and dryness are just a few of the skin-related problems that can be mitigated by…

Best skincare products

We consulted top dermatologists to find out which products you absolutely should have in your skincare regimen. From serums to exfoliators, moisturizers and masks, there are a plethora of products to choose from when it comes to your skin. In fact, sometimes shopping for new solutions can be downright overwhelming. Which ones are absolutely necessary? And, more importantly, what specific…

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