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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4 Important Facts About Botox

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One of the most widely recognized cosmetic anti-aging medicines in the world is also one of the most misunderstood. Read on to learn four important facts about Botox — especially if you are trying to decide if this treatment could be right for you!

1. Botox Works on the Muscles. One of the main causes of aging is that the constant contraction of facial muscles eventually causes the skin to wear out and crease. By weakening the contractions of the facial ...

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Accutane: Weighing the Pros and Cons

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If you are searching for a solution to your acne problems, one possibility you may have heard of is Accutane. Although the active this solution is just an extract of a widely available nutrient, vitamin A, Accutane packs a very powerful punch: it is almost undoubtedly the most powerful and widely applicable acne medications out there.

Nonetheless, Accutane (also known as Isotretinoin), is controversial. The reason for this is that Accutane can cause very serious side effects. Because of the potential ...

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How to Keep Skin Looking Young

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Perhaps the most common cosmetic dermatology question encountered in today’s world is “how can I keep my skin looking smooth and young?” Despite what thousands of sensationalistic internet articles would have you believe, however, there is no simple answer to this question. In fact, one of the largest contributing factors to how we age is simple genetics.

Now, that’s not to say that everyone is powerless to slow the effects of aging: there is no doubt that a healthy lifestyle and ...

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Sun Safety for Spring Break!

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Spring break is almost here and this means a flurry of activity in preparation of travel to sunnier states, trips to the beach, and all kinds of outdoor fun. Unfortunately, in the midst of all this excitement, one very important consideration can oftentimes be overlooked. We’re talking, of course, about skin protection!

Sure, it’s oftentimes easier to pay attention to our wardrobes, our waistlines, and our spring break plans than it is to pay attention to our skin. However, skin health ...

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Designing Your Ideal Skincare Routine

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Even for those blessed with a naturally healthy complexion, developing a regular skincare routine is an important part of health and hygiene. Here is a simple guide that can help you design the right program for your individual needs.

How is Your Skin Doing?

In order to personalize your skincare routine, it is important to identify any potential issues that cause you discomfort or less-than-ideal looking skin. Here are a few of the most common non-medical issues that many patients experience. Of ...

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4 Important Facts About Botox

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One of the most widely recognized cosmetic anti-aging medicines in the world is also one of the most misunderstood. Read on to learn four important facts about Botox — especially if you are trying to decide if this treatment could be right for you!

1. Botox Works on the Muscles. One of the main causes of aging is that the constant contraction of ...

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6 Misconceptions About Acne That Make Dermatologists Cringe

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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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Preventing Acne Scars

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Perhaps the only thing that strikes more fear into the heart of a chronic acne sufferer than the idea of a breakout? The idea of long-term scarring. Unfortunately, severe acne does have the potential to leave lasting damage, even after the initial breakout has cleared away. With proper care, though, this risk can be greatly minimized. Here are a few of the most important things you can do in order to reduce the long-term effects of acne on the skin.

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Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

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Getting laser hair removal can be exciting. It means saying goodbye to unsightly and unwanted hair. It means saying goodbye to shaving, plucking, and waxing. Here are a few things that you should do in order to prepare for this procedure.

Avoid plucking and waxing the area for 2-4 weeks before your procedure. Both of these hair removal methods temporarily remove the root, which is the target for laser hair removal.

Avoid tanning for 1 month before the procedure. Of course, the ...

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