What Are Skin Tags?

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Skin tags are harmless growths, usually small and elongated, that form frequently under arms, on eyelids and on the chest and neck. These growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to roughly the same color as your skin, if not a bit darker. Acrochordons often occur in places where frequent friction occurs or where clothing might be worn tighter. They can also appear in creases and folds of skin.

Usually, skin tags are caused by collagen and sometimes blood ...

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Six Practices to Avoid in Your Skin Care Routine

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We often talk about what you should be doing to maintain healthy skin and a radiant complexion. Let’s look at a few practices that are counterproductive at best and harmful at worst:

1. Over-washing your face

It’s important to remove makeup, sweat, and environmental debris that can clog your pores and cause breakouts and dullness. Unfortunately, some people overdo their cleansing routine and strip the oils and lipids from the skin surface. Skin surface lipid film is a combination of sebum, produced ...

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