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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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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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. The growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to look 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 skinfolds.

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

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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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Spider and Varicose Veins

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Spider and varicose veins have a similar cause: weakened valves in the circulatory system. When veins are not able to work as they should, pressure inevitably builds, causing veins to become discolored. In the case of varicose veins (which are the more severe version of this problem) the pressure even causes the veins to swell up and become large and twisted. In addition to creating a cosmetic issue, varicose veins can also cause discomfort. For both of these reasons, those ...

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All About Sunscreen: SPF, Broad Spectrum Protection, and More

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The heat and light of the sun sustains life on earth as we know it. Unfortunately, it can also do some real damage to the skin, causing burns, wrinkles, brown spots, and even putting you at a higher risk for developing skin cancer! Fortunately, sunscreen offers an easy and effective way of protecting ourselves against all of this while still enjoying the great outdoors. Here are a few facts that everyone should know about sunscreen.

What is broad spectrum protection?

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Rosacea Q&A

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Rosacea is one of the most common chronic skin conditions affecting adults around the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most misunderstood. According to the National Rosacea Society, roughly 16 million Americans suffer from the condition, but only a small fraction of those people are currently receiving treatment. This is a shame because dermatological treatment of Rosacea can improve the lives of patients. In order to raise awareness and increase understanding of rosacea, we have compiled a brief ...

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Keeping Acne Under Control

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Acne is a very common condition that affects nearly 80% of teenagers, as well as a sizable portion of the adult population. An occasional pimple or blemish may be unavoidable; however, for those struggling with serious acne problems, there are professional treatments available. There are also a number of steps that you can take on your own that may be able to reduce or eliminate your acne blemishes. Here are a few of the most important factors:

Hygiene

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