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The top 5 myths about moisturizer you need to stop believing

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… Continue Reading

13 surprising reasons you keep breaking out – Cosmopolitan

13 surprising reasons you keep breaking out – Cosmopolitan

“Breakouts are the worst. And if you’re one of the 40 to 50 million Americans that acne affects, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, then you know just how much it sucks. So, what causes this skin disorder ruiner of first dates slash everything? Mainly the overproduction of oil; blocked hair follicles that don’t allow the aforementioned… Continue Reading

End blackheads with these genius skin tricks

End blackheads with these genius skin tricks

“You’ve seen the (google “Blackhead Removal SHOCKING Video” — or don’t), the DIY facial-scrub recipes, and yes, even the little black dots all over your nose in your 10x magnifying mirror. Blackheads are exceedingly common. But, why are they so irksome?” Click here to learn why our pores get clogged and blackheads form,  and how to properly… Continue Reading

Scared of retinol? Don’t be.  – Marie Claire

Scared of retinol? Don’t be. – Marie Claire

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A. It is one of the most tried-and-trusted skincare ingredients out there and has been added to anti-ageing products for decades. Despite this, many people are too scared to use it. Why? If it’s not used properly, it can cause your face to fall off (well, peel off, but equally… Continue Reading

When to see the derm for 7 common skin issues – Harper’s Bazaar

When to see the derm for 7 common skin issues – Harper’s Bazaar

Some things, like fine wine and leather jackets, get better with age. Unfortunately, your skin is not one of those things. Sun, collagen loss, pregnancy and stress all contribute to dark spots, wrinkles and scars—and the sooner you come up with a treatment plan, the better. Click here to find out when dermatologists suggest it’s… Continue Reading

Don’t forget your body!

Don’t forget your body!

While we all know it is important to take care of our face, we often tend to forget the rest of our body. The neck, décolleté, and hands are quick indicators as to our true age if left unattended. Treating off the face is actually easier for most patients because either there is no downtime… Continue Reading

Confused about the mixed messages on sunscreen safety?

Confused about the mixed messages on sunscreen safety?

When a friend told Stacey Petersen that chemicals in her child’s sunscreen could be harmful, she wanted to find out more. Petersen’s friend referred her to a report on sunscreen safety by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that receives funding from many sources, including natural cosmetics companies. The report by the non-profit environmental advocacy… Continue Reading

5 ways to improve your skin through food

5 ways to improve your skin through food

As anyone who’s broken out after a late-night drinking and pizza binge can attest, diet is clearly linked to skin condition. But there’s so much conflicting information about how to manage your diet for the most beautiful skin possible, as well all kinds of wacky DIY recipes (we’ll pass on the mayonnaise face mask, thank… Continue Reading

5 Skin Issues You Can Solve Before Summer

5 Skin Issues You Can Solve Before Summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to embrace flirty skirts, shorts and bathing suits. But is your skin ready? Here are 5 skin problems and how you can fix them in time for that trip to the beach. 1. Skin problem: Keratosis pilaris Annoying – but harmless – tiny white or red bumps… Continue Reading

Safe tanning is a myth

Safe tanning is a myth

New sun protection guidelines hope to bust tanning myths and promote ‘healthy behaviour in the sun’ If you think slathering yourself in sunscreen before a day at the beach is the key to low-risk sunbathing there’s bad news. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) there is “no safe or healthy… Continue Reading

It May Be Winter, But Keep That Sunscreen Handy

It May Be Winter, But Keep That Sunscreen Handy

Just because it’s not summer doesn’t mean you’re safe from sun-related skin damage. “The highest level of concern is usually during the summer months, but sun damage can occur year-round, even on cloudy or rainy days,” said dermatologist Dr. Sarah Taylor, an assistant professor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. “In fact,… Continue Reading

Diabetes risk increased in those with severe psoriasis

Diabetes risk increased in those with severe psoriasis

“Patients with psoriasis covering more than 10% of their body surface area (BSA) were at significantly greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) over approximately 4 years compared with those without psoriasis, according to a large, prospective, population-based cohort study.” To learn more click here. Credit: medpagetoday.com   Continue Reading

Can you be addicted to tanning? – Yes!

Can you be addicted to tanning? – Yes!

“The medical community and organizations like The Skin Cancer Foundation have been warning people for years to stop tanning. Hundreds of former tanners who became skin cancer patients have shared their stories online and cautioned people not to make the same mistakes. So why do some people continue to tan? New research confirms that for some, quitting… Continue Reading

Check your partner’s moles!

Check your partner’s moles!

When detected early, skin cancer is highly treatable. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone check their skin and their partner’s skin regularly for any new or suspicious spots. This infographic explains how to perform a skin exam from head to toe and what signs to look for on the skin. If you notice… Continue Reading

Why Botox could be the secret to boosting your mood in 2018 – ELLE

Why Botox could be the secret to boosting your mood in 2018 – ELLE

“The Big B. Perhaps you think of it as an entry-level cosmetic procedure; perhaps the ultimate anti-feminist swindle, interfering with our natural ageing process; or maybe even a gift from God, interfering with our natural ageing process. Whatever your stance, your understanding of Botox is probably thus: it’s an injectable neurotoxin that temporarily paralyses muscles,… Continue Reading

Fillers giving patients better, longer-lasting results

Fillers giving patients better, longer-lasting results

Dermal fillers have been popular for years. People like that these injections can diminish facial lines and plump up sagging skin on their face (and hands). Fillers are also convenient. You can get these injections in a dermatologist’s office, and most fillers have virtually no downtime. Add to this the fact that fillers are safe… Continue Reading

8 mistakes people make with their sunscreen – Marie Claire

8 mistakes people make with their sunscreen – Marie Claire

It’s all fun and games until someone gets burned—literally. 1. You don’t apply enough. Shots, shots, shots, shots! Break out that shot glass from your liquor cabinet and take a good, hard look. That’s the amount you need to be applying to your body—yes, your entire body. And don’t forget your face. That pretty mug… Continue Reading

Indoor tanning is out!

Indoor tanning is out!

Not only can the ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning beds cause premature aging, it also increases the risk of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Indoor tanning before the age of 35 has been associated with a significant increase in the risk of melanoma, and recently sunbeds (UV tanning beds) were… Continue Reading

Botox can boost your mood!  – ELLE

Botox can boost your mood! – ELLE

Forget all the usual connotations for a minute, the latest thinking around Botox is that it can potentially remedy more than just your wrinkles… [Botox] perhaps you think of it as an entry-level cosmetic procedure; perhaps the ultimate anti-feminist swindle, interfering with our natural ageing process; or maybe even a gift from God, interfering with… Continue Reading

The ultimate guide to getting rid of acne – ALLURE

The ultimate guide to getting rid of acne – ALLURE

Acne is like the worst kind of house guest. It shows up uninvited at the least convenient time, overstays its welcome, and leaves a mess after it’s gone. Find out everything you need to know about diagnosing, preventing, and treating every kind of blemish. To learn more click here. Continue Reading

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