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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…

organic skin care

Many beauty products claim to be “natural” or “organic,” but lack the appropriate certification. Here’s what you should look out for. When you see the claim “organic skincare brand” on beauty packaging, do you ever question what it really means? After all, even the most savvy beauty product consumer can still be misled. For example, do all listed ingredients have…

facial wrinkles

Even with the best possible genes and a healthy skin care regimen, facial wrinkles are inevitable. These are the main types of wrinkles and procedures to reverse their appearance.  Good skin produces a protein called collagen, which makes the skin firm and elastic. Skin cells also produce a second protein known as elastin, which enables skin to “snap back” into shape. A…

Acne Woman

If you are one of the 50 million men and women who have acne, you’ve probably gone through a staggering array of products searching for that elusive unicorn—beautiful skin.   Adult acne affects 12 to 22 percent of women and 3 percent of men at some time in their adult lives. Clearly (or unfortunately not so clearly), acne is not just…

Skin Care Products

Top dermatologists discuss the nine best natural skincare products with ingredients that we come across on a daily basis.  In these health-conscious times where green smoothies have replaced black coffee as the go-to drink and many of us religiously research the provenance of our food, it’s only natural that such an interest would also extend to what we apply to…

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