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What Triggers Skin Inflammation?

Inflammation is a complex mechanism that naturally happens throughout our bodies as a response to pain, trauma, or injury. However, chronic inflammation can lead to a variety of diseases and conditions. Many skin conditions are caused by underlying inflammation, including eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, melasma, skin aging, and acne. While genetics and other factors play a … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 Acne, Eczema/Dry Skin

What Are the Different Types of Rosacea?

Up to 16 million Americans have a skin condition known as rosacea, which is typically characterized by consistent red facial flushing. Although we are still unsure of the exact causes of rosacea, we do know that there is likely a genetic component, it is associated with chronic inflammation, and there are four main subtypes of … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 Rosacea

Does Your Cell Phone Cause Acne?

According to a recent survey, 95% of Americans own a cell phone. If you think about how often you pull out your phone to check your text messages, emails, social media accounts or to make a phone call, you’d probably be surprised at just how often you touch your phone. You probably put it down … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 Acne

Is Acne Genetic?

Just like your hair color, eye color, and facial features, your skin type is something that you’re born with and don’t get to choose. So if you have acne-prone skin, you can blame genetics. However, a recent study has shown that your genes aren’t the only factors that play a role in the development and … Continue reading

August 27, 2018 Acne

Does the Sun Help or Hurt Acne?

You might have heard the long-purported myth that spending time in the sun can clear up your complexion, but that is simply not true. In fact, the sun’s UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin, including making breakouts worse and putting you at a higher risk for developing a type of skin cancer known … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 Acne