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No help for atopic dermatitis (eczema) with apple cider vinegar – MedPage Today

No help for atopic dermatitis (eczema) with apple cider vinegar – MedPage Today

Soaks not only had no beneficial effect on skin barrier integrity, but also caused skin irritation Among patients with atopic dermatitis, apple cider vinegar soaks did not enhance skin barrier integrity significantly, but did lead to skin irritation in most subjects, a pilot split‐arm study found. Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) increased and pH declined immediately… Continue Reading

Just diagnosed with rosacea? 8 things you should know!  – American Academy of Dermatology

Just diagnosed with rosacea? 8 things you should know! – American Academy of Dermatology

If you’re diagnosed with rosacea, there’s a lot you can do to relieve your discomfort and prevent flare-ups. Were you recently diagnosed with rosacea? If so, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are 8 tips that dermatologist give their patients with rosacea to help them control the condition and feel more comfortable.… Continue Reading

Diet-acne association becomes clearer – American Academy of Dermatology

Diet-acne association becomes clearer – American Academy of Dermatology

Beliefs about the association between diet and acne has changed several times. More recently, there has been a shift toward thinking that an association does exist, according to Linda Stein Gold, M.D., director, Dermatology Clinical Research, Henry Ford Health System. “In the 1960s, the belief was that diet was an important influence on acne and… Continue Reading

SkinSerious: Integral partners in health care

SkinSerious: Integral partners in health care

Watch this quick video about the impact of Dermatologists on patient well-being and their cross-disciplinary knowledge in diagnosing and treating over 3,000 skin conditions. The American Academy of Dermatology’s SkinSerious campaign highlights how dermatologists treat serious diseases, collaborate with other specialists, and transform patients’ lives. Learn more: http://www.skinserious.org Continue Reading

Spike in female skin cancer rates reveals alarming tanning trends  – American Academy of Dermatology

Spike in female skin cancer rates reveals alarming tanning trends – American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S.1, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime.2 Limiting exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the number one way individuals can reduce their risk of skin cancer, though new data suggests that UV exposure is on the rise, particularly among Caucasian girls and young women. Research presented… Continue Reading

Adult acne is on the rise – Refinery29

Adult acne is on the rise – Refinery29

Anxiety, depression, social isolation: For women, the symptoms of acne transcend the physical. By Rachel Krause When considering various plagues and epidemics in recorded history, adult acne does not exactly spring to mind. The Black Death was widespread and devastating; measles is airborne and highly contagious. (Conveniently, it is also easily avoided with vaccine.) Acne,… Continue Reading

Long-term topical adapalene/benzoyl peroxide gel reduced atrophic acne scars – Dermatology Advisor

Long-term topical adapalene/benzoyl peroxide gel reduced atrophic acne scars – Dermatology Advisor

Topical application of an adapalene 0.3%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% (A0.3/BPO2.5) gel for 48 weeks was associated with significant reductions in atrophic acne scars and lesions in a study of young adult patients with acne, according to findings from a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Read the full article here. Credit: dermatologyadvisor.com Continue Reading

How growth factors could improve your skincare routine – Baylor College of Medicine

How growth factors could improve your skincare routine – Baylor College of Medicine

When it comes to skincare, it can be difficult to know which products work best for you. Whether you are searching for a brightening serum or an anti-aging moisturizer, there is one ingredient that could do both and more: growth factors. Growth factors have been used for decades in research, but are making a bigger… Continue Reading

Food hacks to help improve your medical skin conditon

Food hacks to help improve your medical skin conditon

As dermatologists, we are the only true experts in all conditions affecting the skin. We offer various over the counter recommendations, as well as prescription creams, pills, injections, and treatments both medical & cosmetic (e.g. Botox, fillers, lasers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fat reduction etc). At the same time, our patients often ask us which natural… Continue Reading

3 Dermatologist-approved ways to treat acne scars on dark skin – Refinery29

3 Dermatologist-approved ways to treat acne scars on dark skin – Refinery29

Acne is complicated, to say the least. There’s seemingly no limit to the different ways it can manifest, or the various hard-to-diagnose causes. There’s also the aftermath of a breakout, which can result in hyperpigmentation and acne scars. The two are often confused, but dermatologists say that’s nowhere near the truth. “Many of my patients… Continue Reading

What can make my hands look younger? – American Academy of Dermatology

What can make my hands look younger? – American Academy of Dermatology

If age spots, wrinkly skin, or other signs of aging bother you, you can have more youthful-looking hands. Thanks to advances in dermatology, it’s possible to diminish these signs of aging safely and with little or no downtime. Age spots Many adults develop age spots on their hands. These spots tend to gradually increase in… Continue Reading

Sacromento woman hospitalized after using facial cream tainted with mercury – CNN

Sacromento woman hospitalized after using facial cream tainted with mercury – CNN

A Sacramento woman has been hospitalized after using a facial cream tainted with methylmercury, the Sacramento County Department of Health Services said in a news release. The woman is currently in a semicomatose state after using a Pond’s-labeled skin cream she obtained through an informal network that imported the cream from Mexico, the health services… Continue Reading

Showering Less And Without Soap Is Increasingly Popular. But Why? – HuffPost Canada

Showering Less And Without Soap Is Increasingly Popular. But Why? – HuffPost Canada

The compulsive urge to shower is a distinctly modern obsession. Bathing frequently is widely considered to be a necessary and non-negotiable task (read: duty), just as much as it’s a testament to good personal hygiene. In some ways, it’s even been rebranded, as many mundane things have, under the contemporary guise of self-care: a metaphor for washing off… Continue Reading

Healthy diet & other lifestyle changes can improve psoriasis

Healthy diet & other lifestyle changes can improve psoriasis

Everyone can benefit from healthy habits like exercising and not smoking. If you have psoriasis, healthy habits have some extra benefits. Quitting smoking Researchers have found that smokers who have psoriasis and quit smoking can: Reduce their risk of developing diseases of the heart, blood vessels, liver, and gums Lessen their chance of developing an… Continue Reading

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