Category Archives Skin Care

Sweat and Skin

Sweating too much or too little could be indicative of more serious medical conditions. Sweating won't help you lose weight or eliminate toxins. Certain skin conditions may be exacerbated by sweating and improper hygiene. Sweating is part of a complex cooling system in our bodies -- much like a thermostat. As the body’s core temperature rises (e.g. during exercise), the…

Skin Care for Pregnant Women

Prepping for your new bundle of joy comes with a laundry list of no-nos: seafood, deli meat, caffeine and, of course, alcohol.  As you clean out the fridge and pantry for nine months of safe eating, you’re also going to want to do some digging into your medicine cabinet and makeup bag. There’s a slew of skin care products that…

What stretch mark treatments work, and which ones are a waste of time and money? Can anything be done to prevent them? We asked the doctors. Kim Kardashian's Televised Stretch Mark Treatment ICYMI reality star, wife of Kanye West and mom to North and Saint, Kim Kardashian, copped to having her stretch marks removed. Radar.com, TMZ.com and all of the other…

apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is believed to offer a myriad of skin care benefits. It isn't recommended for people with sensitive skin, as it can cause burns. Avoid applying it directly onto the skin, especially in an undiluted form. Who knew one of the most popular skincare ingredients could be found in your grandmother’s cupboard? Embraced by the natural skincare movement, apple…

Dermapen Review

Microneedling seeks to stimulate collagen and elastin production by causing minute damage to the skin’s surface. You may want to think twice before microneedling at home, especially with so little current FDA involvement. Dermapen can be coupled with serums and numbing creams for optimal results and a more comfortable experience. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a…

Acne Scar Removal Treatment

Punch excision is a minimally invasive acne scar removal technique that requires the physical removal of problem skin using a small punch tool. Most plastic surgeons and dermatologists recommend pairing punch excision with other types of scar removal treatments, such as chemical peels and lasers. In general, punch excision is recommended for extreme acne scarring and is touted as a…

Ingrown Hair

Ingrown hairs are likely to occur after shaving, waxing, threading and other hair removal methods, and can cause infection when not properly treated. They develop when new, sharper hairs grow back into the skin. This causes the immune system to treat the hair like a foreign body, leading to redness and irritation. Various proven treatment options can help you prevent…

Mole Removal

Some birthmarks can cover more than half of the face or body. Many birthmarks stem from a genetic mutation during fetal development. Many birthmarks disappear in early childhood. Some birthmarks can put you at a higher risk of cancer. Birthmarks can be small mole-like spots hidden on the underside of your arm or large red patches covering a portion of…

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous glands enlarged by trapped sebum is known as sebaceous hyperplasia. This results in shiny bumps, usually on the nose and forehead, which are depressed in the center. Home remedies, medications, and cosmetic procedures can reduce the appearance of sebaceous hyperplasia. Are you thinking that the bumps on your nose might be white heads or basal cell carcinoma? You might…

Get rid of scalp acne

Pimples on the scalp are generally caused by excess oil buildup and irritation. Scalp acne treatments help prevent blemishes by controlling oil buildup and keeping the pores clean. Small lifestyle changes, like adjusting your diet or using different hair products, can also help prevent scalp breakouts. Scalp acne blemishes are often covered by thick hair, making it hard to target…

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