Category Archives Skin Care

sunscreen

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime, with melanoma (or as I call it, “the M word”) being the most common form of cancer found in young adults. With statistics like these, choosing a sunscreen for health reasons over the obvious aesthetic benefits becomes all the…

dermatologist

We spoke with three board certified dermatologists to find which skincare products are proven to work. Here are their top picks.  Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a universal skincare routine. What works for one person may not work for another, and more often than not, finding the right cache of moisturizers and cleansers that will deliver clear, soft, and smooth…

Overpriced beauty products

Exaggerated claims, dramatic before and after pictures, enticing promises… Experts debunk dubious beauty product claims, and offer advice on choosing the right creams -- at the right price. Who doesn’t use a facial cream nowadays? It’s ingrained in our everyday lives -- just like brushing your teeth or checking your phone first thing in the morning. Yet in spite of their ubiquity,…

skincare in your 20s

Which anti-aging products and procedures are recommended when you’re still in your 20s or 30s? We discussed this with three expert physicians. Anyone over the age of 45 can confirm that preserving your skin’s youthfulness is an uphill battle. In fact, it has been proven that as early as age 25, the presence of the skin’s two structural proteins --…

An increasing number of beauty experts are claiming that face yoga can help fight the signs of aging. Medical professionals remain skeptical. If sagging skin and wrinkles sends you running for the hills, you’re probably constantly on the lookout for non-surgical ways to reduce the effects of aging on your face. Unfortunately, the countless creams, facial scrubs, and moisturizers at your local…

examination dermatologist

40 to 50 percent of Americans develop skin cancer at some point in their life. Thankfully, many common skin cancers can be treated by dermatologists and plastic surgeons using Mohs micrographic surgery. To become Mohs surgeons, dermatologists undergo rigorous surgical training. While their work removes up to 99 percent of skin cancers, if not treated effectively, cosmetically sensitive areas such as the…

Skin Cancer Awareness

Despite tireless public awareness campaigns aimed at encouraging sun-safe behaviors and advances in skin cancer detection, the rates of this all-too-common, but highly preventable cancer continue to rise. Nearly 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each day, and fully one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. What’s worse,…

itchy skin

Your skin fees dry, tight, easily irritated and itchy. So what’s the most natural thing to do? You scratch to calm the itch. Yet the more you scratch, the worse your skin gets. Called ‘eczema’, ‘atopic dermatitis’, or simply 'AD', this very common condition impacts your skin’s natural ability to hold in moisture. In severe cases, tiny bumps and blisters…

rosacea collage

“A kiss,” said the romantic hero Cyrano de Bergerac, “is a rosy dot.” During de Bergerac’s era, rosy cheeks were seen as a sign of health and beauty. However, an overly warm glow in the cheeks can also be a symptom of rosacea, a chronic skin condition that causes redness and irritation in the face. What is rosacea? Rosacea is…

look-younger

Avoid these 6 daily mistakes that can lead to premature aging. Just like most changes in life, aging happens in almost imperceptible increments. And those small, everyday choices we make often leave unwanted traces on our face and body over time. The good news is that it’s never too late to tweak your habits. A few mindful updates will keep you looking and…

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