How and Why Aging Affects the Skin

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Noticing signs of aging in your own body can be frustrating or even frightening. Fortunately, even though there is no way to turn back the clock, there are plenty of steps that you can take today to improve your health and slow down the damage caused by aging in the future. And one of the most treatable symptoms of aging is changes in the skin. So let’s take a quick look at the most common symptoms ...

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4 Ways You Could Be Exposing Your Skin to Harmful Bacteria

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You may go to great lengths to promote healthy skin — perhaps you wear sunscreen, eat a healthy diet, perform regular self-examinations, and see your dermatologist on a regular basis. All the same, if you regularly expose your skin to harmful bacteria, you are still going to be at risk for acne breakouts and other infections. In this article, we will cover a few of the most commonly overlooked ways that people expose themselves to potentially harmful ...

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7 Ways You’re Harming Your Skin Without Even Realizing It!

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Everyone wants great skin: and many of us are even willing to go great lengths to accomplish this goal. But the sad truth is, even if you are purchasing top-of- the-market skincare products, it means very little if you are accidentally damaging your skin all the while. Here are a few of the most common ways that people harm their skin without realizing it:

1. Not Wearing Sunscreen. Thanks to effective awareness campaigns and patient education, most people now understand the ...

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4 Secrets for Looking Great Even As You Age

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Growing older can be a beautiful thing: an opportunity to gain wisdom, life experiences, and perspective. Unfortunately, many people do not feel beautiful as they age. (After all, gaining years is also an opportunity to gain wrinkles, sun spots, stretch marks, etc.) Beauty comes from within, but we all like looking great on the outside, too! Here’s the good news: it is completely possible to look great as you age. Here are a few ways to do just that:

1. Take ...

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4 Common Skin Conditions that You Should Know

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Knowledge is power when it comes to taking care of your health — and this is certainly true when it comes to common skin conditions. In this article, we will review a few of the most frequently-encountered problems, and what you can do to prevent/treat them.

Acne. The most common skin problem in the US acne: an umbrella phrase that covers pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, and nodules. Teens are the most likely to suffer from acne; but it’s not uncommon ...

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A Dermatologist’s Guide to Washing Your Face

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Washing your face might seem like a simple enough chore — but the truth is, it may be more complicated than you might imagine. When done properly, face washing can help you prevent breakouts and other unwanted skin conditions while improving hygiene and overall health. When done improperly, however, washing your face can actually be just as harmful as not washing your face at all.

Here are a few dermatologist-approved ways that you can ensure that you’re washing your face properly, ...

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How Vitamin C Affects Your Skin!

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Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is one of the most crucial vitamins for human health. You are likely already aware of this vitamin’s importance when it comes to preventing disease: vitamin C famously has a very positive effect on the body’s immune system. What you might not know is that consuming a healthy dose of vitamin C can also be beneficial to the cardiovascular system, the eyes, and even the skin. Because of all these amazing properties of ...

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Melanoma

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Melanoma is one of the top 3 dermatologic malignancies and the one of the most serious and deadly skin cancers. As opposed to more commonly occurring basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas, melanomas can exhibit a much more unpredictable and dangerous behavior that can lead to significant morbidity and death. Melanomas are much more likely to change rapidly, invade quickly, and metastasize to other organs. Even those melanomas that are small, less invasive, and caught early, can have an ...

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8 Common Triggers of Rosacea Symptoms

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Rosacea is a skin condition in which the face, particularly around the nose and cheeks, appears pink or red. This is caused by the blood vessels underneath the skin dilating – or becoming larger and inflamed. Eventually, this can lead the skin to develop bumps or rough texture. Although the exact underlying cause of Rosacea is unknown, here are a few things that could trigger the condition:

Food. Various types of food, particularly spicy food, have been known to aggravate ...

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6 Misconceptions About Acne

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Acne is a very common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It occurs when a pore becomes blocked or clogged, allowing bacteria to grow and the pore to become inflamed. Although acne affects a large portion of the population, there are still common myths and misconceptions associated with it. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

1. Only teens get acne. Although many people see acne disappear in 20’s due to hormonal balance, ...

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