DRPT Skin Type: What You Need to Know

If you are a DRPT, you have good lifestyle habits and are under the age of 30 but your skin is dry and has uneven coloration and tone. Your skin needs a strengthened skin barrier to help skin hold onto water and improve hydration. Your melanocytes (the cells that make melanin that gives skin it’s … Continue reading

Melasma, Skin Type

DRNW Skin Type: What You Need to Know

If you are a DRNW, a few good skin habits can dramatically improve your skin’s health.  Your skin needs a strengthened skin barrier to help skin hold onto water and improve hydration. You also need an anti-aging strategy for your skin. The good news is that you are less susceptible to inflammation and uneven skin … Continue reading

Eczema/Dry Skin, Skin Type

DRNT Skin Type: What You Need to Know

DRNT is almost a perfect skin type. Your skin needs a strengthened skin barrier to help skin hold onto water and improve hydration.  It is important to maintain good habits to preserve your healthy skin type. If you are like other DRNT patients,  you have probably taken your maintenance-free skin for granted over the years, … Continue reading

Skin Type

Dry Skin Tips

Dry skin can occur in any climate or temperature.  Dry skin types have impaired skin barriers and not enough sebum secretion to compensate for the impairment.  Some skin types do well in the heat and humidity, but become dry in colder or less humid environments. All dry skin suffers from the same issue- increased water … Continue reading

Eczema/Dry Skin

Retinoids vs. Retinol: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to skincare, the popular terms “retinoid” and “retinol” are often used interchangeably, but they are not one and the same. Retinoid is the generic term for all topical products that contain derivatives of vitamin A. Retinol is simply one example of a retinoid. Although these ingredients can be excellent additions to your … Continue reading


Vitamin D and Sun Exposure: What You Need to Know

When it comes to sunscreen, there seems to be a never-ending debate. On the one hand, you have countless research studies outlining the terrible effects that sun exposure can have on your skin. On the other, there is the argument that your body needs sun exposure to trigger the natural production of essential vitamin D. … Continue reading


How to Treat Acne When Breastfeeding

Because acne breakouts are often linked to hormonal fluctuations, it is not uncommon for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to experience acne, even if their skin was previously clear. When treating acne while pregnant or breastfeeding, however, there are special precautions that women must take in order to ensure the safety of their new … Continue reading


Can Teenagers Get Rosacea?

Due to the surge of hormones that happens during puberty, teenagers often struggle with a variety of skin concerns, acne being the most common. However, teenagers could also suffer from chronic inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea, even though this condition is more commonly seen in men and women over the age of 40. If you … Continue reading


How Do I Know If I Have Rosacea?

While it’s not uncommon for the face to become a little flushed after an intense workout or even when drinking a glass of wine, redness that doesn’t seem to fade over time could be a sign of rosacea. Rosacea is a fairly common inflammatory skin condition that affects millions of men and women in the … Continue reading


What Foods Are Best for Rosacea Sufferers?

If you are one of the 14 million Americans living with rosacea, you may be struggling to find relief from seemingly sporadic flare-ups of your symptoms (American Academy of Dermatology). What you may not know, however, is that your skin is intimately affected by the foods and drinks that you do or do not consume. … Continue reading