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Here’s why you need to add a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to your skin care routine.

Portrait of woman caring of her skin standing near mirror in the bathroom.

“Hya-what, you ask? While the words “hyaluronic acid” may not roll off the tongue, it’s an ingredient you should get to know if you’re looking for that ever-elusive glowy skin. Hyaluronic acid (or HA, as the beauty pros like to call it) is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin, and it’s a not-so-secret skin care weapon that can keep skin looking plump and feeling quenched.

Not to be confused with exfoliating acids like salicylic or glycolic, hyaluronic acid works to cushion and lubricate our joints, nerves, skin, hair and eyes, says Dr. Benjamin Barankin, a Toronto dermatologist and medical director of Toronto Dermatology Centre. “About 50 percent of the body’s hyaluronic acid supply is found in our skin, where it helps to keep the skin soft and supple,” he says.

But (spoiler alert) that’s not always the case.” Click here to find out.

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The top 5 myths about moisturizer you need to stop believing

Women have been preaching the importance of moisturizer for generations. While there is zero doubt these days that it’s a must-have step in any skincare routine, there are a few old wives’ tales about face cream still going around that may be affecting your beauty game. From trusting your lotion’s sun protection to putting product…

Therapeutic year in review 2017

Our very own expert dermatologists Drs. Benjamin Barankin and Dr. Anatoli Freiman were recently quoted in The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy discussing new treatments in psoriasis and rosacea, among other skin conditions. Click here to read the full article.

You’re not the only one breaking out this winter – Canadian Living

One dermatologist explains why you get acne in the winter and shares the best ways to treat it. The cold weather takes a huge toll on our complexion. The dry air, harsh temps and sharp winds turn our skin red, splotchy, dry and uneven—and it doesn’t end there for some of us. Winter acne is a thing, and for…

Addressing acne with accutane – The Excalibur

Acne needs no introduction—for most, it’s an embarrassing blemish which only occurs during puberty, while others can literally be scarred by it. The medical name is acne vulgaris, which occurs when one’s pores are clogged with dead skin, dirt, and excess oil. This includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, hormonal breakouts, cysts, and scarring. It…

Tips to clear up acne and angst

Waking up with a fresh pimple on photo day may be every 14-year-old’s greatest nightmare, but for teens and tweens struggling with acne day in and day out, the condition can be devastating. According to the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, acne can result in significant emotional distress ranging from bad moods and embarrassment…

Tinted moisturizers with SPF to use year-round

The focus on sun care usually peaks leading into the summer months, when we’re outdoors more often and daylight hours are longer. But the reality is that broad-spectrum sunscreen is one of the most effective skin-protecting, anti-aging tools in our arsenal, and we should be thinking about SPF numbers year-round. “Dr. Benjamin Barankin, a dermatologist and Medical…

Dr. Benjamin Barankin’s discusses the latest developments in acne – The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy

Dr. Benjamin Barankin’s dermatologic expertise was recently quoted in The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy discussing the latest developments in acne. Click here to read.

Dr. Benjamin Barankin’s discusses the latest developments in acne – The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy

Dr. Benjamin Barankin’s dermatologic expertise was recently quoted in The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy discussing the latest developments in acne. To learn more about the alternative strategies for acne treatment click here.

Dr. Barankin interviewed by NewsTalk 1010

Did you know that our very own dermatologist Dr. Benjamin Barankin was interviewed for NewsTalk 1010 Radio on Oct. 1, 2017 discussing the importance of foot care, and in particular related to those that do marathons and even those that just walk on a regular basis

Why A Top Derm Says I Get Red Face From Exercise

Does your face gets really red sometimes? Like really, really red when you’re exercising or from eating something hot and spicy? Dr. Barankin quoted recently in “Why A Top Derm Says I Get Red Face From Exercise”, about a common skin condition that causes you to flush, find out here.

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