How to Enjoy Summer Fun while Managing Rosacea

For the millions of Americans with rosacea, the warmer summer months can be a challenge, as the sun, warm temperatures, and even some popular summer foods can be triggers for rosacea symptoms. If you’re having trouble managing these symptoms, which typically present as red, flushed skin and small pimple-like bumps, here are a few tips … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 Rosacea

Should Your Skincare Products Be Gluten-Free?

Gluten-free foods and skin care products are becoming all the rage, and while a gluten-free diet may be necessary for those with gluten intolerance or sensitivities, does your skin really benefit from a gluten-free routine? There is conflicting evidence as to whether or not gluten molecules are able to penetrate the skin when applied topically, … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 Skincare

Psoriasis and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated condition that often shows up on the skin in the form of dry, scaly patches, although depending on the type of psoriasis, there may also be other visible symptoms. Because these skin and nail symptoms are the most obvious, psoriasis is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and undertreated. However, it can also put … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 Psoriasis

Argan Oil

Although argan oil might sound like the latest flavor-of-the-month in terms of so-called miracle ingredients in the beauty industry, it has limited but promising research to back up its use. Dubbed “liquid gold,” argan oil is a highly-sought after skin care ingredient worldwide. The vitamin E-rich argan oil has also been quite popular in France … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 Skincare

Vitamin C

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the most important ingredients in skin care products. Vitamin C has been proven to increase collagen production when applied topically to skin (Journal of Drugs in Dermatology). It is a powerful antioxidant that may enhance UVA protection when used in concentrations of at least 15%. It may also … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 Skincare

The Pros and Cons of Oily Skin

Oily skin can be a challenge, especially among teenagers (and adults) who struggle with acne. Oily skin is characterized by a shiny appearance, mainly in the T-zone (which includes the forehead, nose and chin.) While those with oily skin tend to focus on the downsides, there are actually a few advantages to having oily skin. … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 Acne

What to Do about a Wart

Common warts are caused by the HPV virus.  If your immune system is strong, they may disappear on their own. It is important to note that warts are contagious.  You should keep them covered up until they go away can help to prevent the spread of the virus that causes them. There are a number … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 Skincare