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age spots hands

Blissful hours whiled away at beaches on long summer days unfortunately come at a price. Sun spots, also known as age spots, liver spots or solar lentigines, represent one of the quintessential signs of ageing and overexposure to UV rays. What Are Liver Spots? Most commonly found on the face, hands and shoulders, solar lentigines are formed when pigment collects…

Does Proactiv Work

From infomercials to YouTube ads, along with a list of past and present celebrity ambassadors including Justin Bieber, Krysten Ritter, and Sean Combs, few skincare products are more widely advertised than Proactiv. But what do actual skin experts think of this "miracle" acne treatment? Proactiv was devised by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, two dermatologists that met during…

What is hard water

You probably already know that hard water can make your hair rough, dull, and hard to style, but did you know that it can negatively affect your skin, too? Hard water contains minerals that dry out the skin, clog pores, and can lead to stubborn skin conditions like dermatitis, acne, and eczema. Before you run out and buy a water…

The term "port-wine stain" may sound innocent or even poetic, but to those born with these red and purple birthmarks, they can be a lifelong source of anxiety. We spoke with New Jersey dermatologist Dr. Sandy Milgraum about how lasers treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of port-wine stains in children and adults. What Are Port-Wine Stains? Port-wine stains, or nevus flammeus as…

skincare science

The anti-aging industry is booming, and the demand for antioxidant-rich foods and beauty products is one of the major factors that are contributing to this growth. An increasing number of food and skincare companies are selling the promise of prolonged youth. In fact, recent reports indicate that the global anti-aging market was valued at USD 140.3 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach…

clay mask

Have you ever been sucked down the popping rabbit hole on YouTube? We don’t recommend it. It’s not for the faint of heart. But if you’re okay with watching gross yet admittedly satisfying videos of zit-popping and blackhead removal, then you’ve probably seen photos and videos on skin gritting showing up on your feed. This next-level blackhead treatment is gaining…

Laser toning treatments can effectively correct sun spots, acne scars, melasma and other conditions that affect the skin’s pigmentation, whether they’re at the surface or deep in the dermal layers. You probably already know about the many applications of laser and other light-based technologies in the aesthetic industry: they're used for everything from hair and tattoo removal to body contouring, and are beating…

beauty myths

Knowing which skin care products to use and preventative measures to take requires dedication -- and a healthy dose of skepticism. Here we set the record straight on some of the most enduring skincare myths and beliefs. 1. Dark-Skinned People Can’t Get Skin Cancer The common belief that people with darker complexions can’t get skin cancer is not only false -- it's dangerous. According…

Sea Salt for Skin

Most of us think of sea salt as a delicious coarse-grained salt that we sprinkle on salads. But it isn't just foodies searching the Earth for the latest, greatest variety of sea salt -- these potent granules are also an important part of advanced spa treatments and smart, daily skincare regimens. Mineral rich, natural salts used for skin treatments are…

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