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Get rid of milia spots

Have you noticed annoying little white cysts cropping up on your face or body? What is that hard white gunk that comes out of them when you pick at or pop them? What are these white bumps on your lips, eyelids, and arms anyways? Chances are, you are experiencing a common skin condition called miliary dermatitis, or milia. Overview What are…

bandages for varicose veins

Varicose veins are a common condition in both men and women, and though we more readily associate them with old age, younger adults can get them too. Not only are these enlarged blood vessels in the lower leg unflattering, but they also cause discomfort and pose serious health risks. Regardless of whether or not you experience pain, the appearance of varicose veins can…

essential oils for acne

While using oil to combat acne may sound counter-intuitive, it actually isn’t -- the skin does not become more oily. Many essential oils are antibacterial, detoxifying, and contain natural anti-inflammatory ingredients. Studies have shown that certain types of essential oils are more effective than others at treating acne. As one of the more common dermatological ailments, acne is also one…

applying concealer to hide redness

Broken capillaries are tiny veins that can appear through the skin on your face, legs, and chest. Although these spidery, reddish blemishes don't pose a serious health risk, you may want to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons. Overview What are broken capillaries? “Broken capillaries -- commonly known as spider veins or by the medical terminology telangiectasias -- are tiny blood vessels…

millenials

Clear + Brilliant is a laser skin care treatment from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Thermage and Fraxel. Also known as “Baby Fraxel,” Clear + Brilliant is a non-ablative laser treatment, which means that it's gentler than Fraxel or Thermage, let alone surgical procedures. Quick Facts  Here are some quick facts about this new treatment. How it works: Clear + Brilliant uses…

skin care niacinamide

Niacinamide has many research-backed benefits for skin issues such as rosacea, acne, and hyperpigmentation. It can help strengthen the skin’s barrier function, which also makes it an effective anti-aging ingredient. You can incorporate niacinamide into your beauty regimen through a variety of products, and it's safe for all skin types. By now, you are probably aware of the benefits of…

freckle face

Knowing the difference between moles, freckles, and serious skin conditions like skin cancer is an important part of both your cosmetic goals and your overall health.  We asked three doctors some of the most common questions about mole and freckle removal options. The difference between moles, freckles, and melanomas Both moles and freckles are very common and occur as a result…

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,…

japanese skincare

A typical Japanese skin care routine is gentle but thorough, incorporating multiple layers of moisturizer, targeted serums, and sheet masks. Unique tactics -- such as double cleansing, tapping products into the skin, and regular facial massages -- make Japanese skin care especially effective. Japanese skin care products use natural exfoliants, antioxidants, and other nutrients to enhance the skin without stripping…

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars can occur anywhere on the body, but they are more common on the upper chest, shoulders, abdomen, upper back, and ears. Although anyone can get them, people with darker skin tones develop keloid scars more frequently than those with lighter skin. Even though keloid scarring can be frustrating, viable keloid scar treatment options exist and can help to…

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