Latest Naturopathy Articles

What's The Best Form of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is used in many skin care products. Learn about the antioxidant properties that make Vitamin C products beneficial for the skin.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APMay 3rd 2019
Oranges rich with the natural form of Vitamin C

Coffee Masks for Rejuvenated Skin

Coffee's main ingredient is caffiene and caffiene mask can help rejuvinate your skin. Coffee scrubs and coffee masks are great for repairing your skin.

Caitlyn DagenetSeptember 30th 2018
Coffee beans shown in the palms of two hands

What is That Stinky Tea? Kombucha – Fermented...

Kombucha is the new trendy fermented tea drink that has health and skin benefits, including antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

Caitlyn DagenetSeptember 30th 2018
Kombucha tea being made with spoon dipped into Kombucha

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid is a versatile skin ingredient that is both an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It regenerates vitamin C and vitamin E.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 30th 2018
Beautiful woman in floppy hat outdoors with green plant behind her

Science of Facial Masks and Facial Clay

Face masks and facial clay have been seen everywhere with the promise to clear up your skin. Get the scoop on mud masks, clay masks, and facial clay.

Janice LeungSeptember 30th 2018
woman sitting on bathroom counter applying clay face mask in front of mirror

What Does the Organic Food Label Really Mean?

We all see the organic food label all the time. But, what does it really mean when you buy organic foods? How much better are organic foods? Read on to learn.

Ariel MaroonAugust 27th 2018
Man Watering Crop Plants

Herbal Teas to Cool the Skin and Body

​​Herbal tea with cooling herbs can be a refreshing addition to a cooling diet. Check out these recipes for cooling herbal drinks to keep your temperature low.

Amy Branum, AHPAugust 27th 2018
potpourri of dried tea leaves and herbs

Why People Visit An Alternative Medical Pract...

​​Alternative medicine has benefits that conventional medicine doesn’t. Learn about the benefits of visiting an integrative medicine practitioner.

Alexis MeyerAugust 26th 2018
integrative medical practitioner office

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola can improve wound healing and help with anti-aging. Asiaticoside, a component extracted from Gotu Kola, promotes skin repairing mechanisms

Hannah YanAugust 25th 2018
Field of green gotu kola plant

The Role of Zinc for Acne

Zinc can be used as an acne treatment. Zinc supplements can help with acne. Learn how to use zinc for acne.

Rebecca QuinonezAugust 25th 2018
zinc sulfate tablets for acne

Are You Drinking Enough Water to Hydrate Your...

Keeping your skin hydrated is important to overall health. Find out how much water you should be drinking each day to maintain glowing skin.

Nicole Olayon, MSNAugust 25th 2018
Water in a cup in a window's shadow

Natural Supplements for Dry Eyes

How well do natural supplements work for dry eyes? Learn about natural supplements for dry eyes.

Nicole NagraniAugust 25th 2018
Blue eye and eyelashes closeup

Probiotic Benefits for the Skin: Foods vs Sup...

Probiotics, which come from the foods we eat, can be used for skin care. Learn how probiotics can be used for skin problems such as acne and rosacea.

Steven LamAugust 18th 2018
probiotic yogurt for skin health and skin care

Forest Fire Smoke, How It Damages Your Skin, ...

Forest fires create smoke pollution that can damage your skin and health. Learn about the effects of smoke and tips to keep your skin healthy.

Simran Singh SandhuAugust 16th 2018
Forest fire releasing huge amount of smoke into the sky

What Causes White Spots on Fingernails?

​​White spots on fingernails are common. They are typically caused by injury. Read about what causes them and their connection to skin-related diseases.

Hannah YanAugust 11th 2018
White spots on fingernail

Can Breast Milk Prevent Baby Eczema?

Breast milk is full of nutrients that may help prevent eczema. Learn whether breast milk can help improve baby eczema naturally.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 8th 2018
Baby in white clothes breastfeeding

Which HPV Warts Cause Cancer and How Can You ...

Some HPV warts can cause cancer while others do not. Learn how you can identify cancerous HPV warts.

Nicole NagraniAugust 3rd 2018
woman with hpv warts witting on beach

Do HPV Vaccines Protect Against All Warts?

HPV vaccines are used to treat genital warts, but do the benefits of HPV vaccines cover all warts?

Nicole NagraniJuly 30th 2018
Woman with yellow shift receiving the HPV vaccine in the left arm

4 Skin Issues That Can Cause Vaginal Pain Dur...

Some skin conditions can cause pain during sex. Learn about skin issues that can make intercourse painful.

Rebecca QuinonezJuly 23rd 2018
couple having issues during intercourse facing away from each other in bed

Why We Must Look Beyond the Skin in Children ...

Learn quality of life in children with psoriasis. Children with psoriasis are looking for a cure or psoriasis treatment to help make their life easier.

Adrianna GonzalezJuly 22nd 2018
Child playing outdoors with psoriasis

What Is the Difference Between Homeopathy and...

Homeopathy and naturopathy are different alternative mediccal approaches. Learn the difference between homeopathic and naturopthic medical treatments.

Ashley DumontJuly 22nd 2018
Bottles of homeopathic medicine

What to Expect with Accutane for Acne

Learn about how Accutane (isotretinoin) can help acne. Learn about side effects and the do's and dont's of Accutane from experts.

Nicole NagraniJuly 22nd 2018
Indian male with severe nodulocystic acne

Skin Surface pH in Acne Vulgaris

The pH of your skin is important for healthy skin. Learn how the skin pH changes in acne and what you can do about it.

Hannah YanJuly 20th 2018
woman with normal skin surface ph in acne vulgaris

Is Black Salve a Good Natural Treatment for S...

Can black salve treat skin cancer and melanoma? How do you talk to you doctor? Read more to see if black salve works.

Summer GhaithJuly 20th 2018
Melanoma skin cancer

What's the Deal with Charcoal Toothpaste?

Charcoal toothpaste can improve your smile. Your teeth can become whiter by using charcoal toothpaste. Learn the benefits of charcoal toothpaste.

Ariel MaroonJuly 20th 2018
Charcoal powder in the hand

Low Dose Naltrexone for Psoriasis Treatment

What is the evidence is for using low dose naltrexone in psoriasis? Learn about the use of low dose naltrexone for psoriasis.

Jason Derico, NDJuly 20th 2018
low dose naltrexone pills in bowl on wooden table

Nano vs Non-Nano Zinc: Which Is Better?

Zinc nanoparticles are used widely in sunscreens. Read about the safety of nano vs non-nano and see a list of sunscreens with non-nano Zinc.

Alexa HerzigJuly 19th 2018
Brunette woman applying sunscreen to her shoulder

Physiotherapy and the Impact of Exercise in P...

Psoriasis is improved with exercise. Learn about the science behind exercise and the traditional Chinese medicine explanation for exercising with psoriasis.

Alexander ArringtonJuly 15th 2018
asian man playing basketball to exercise for psoriasis

Four Stress Reducing Complementary Therapies ...

Alternative therapies can help treat psoriasis.  Natural treatments can help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis.

Adrianna GonzalezJuly 15th 2018
Psoriasis on the back in a clinic room

Ketogenic Zesty Zoodles Recipe - Keto Diet Re...

Make your own clear skin, keto diet approved zesty zoodles. Ketogenic diet plans can be yummy and here is a hearty, easy keto recipe to try today!

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJuly 14th 2018
Spaghetti noodles with pesto

10 Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

Sunburn treatments to relieve sunburn pain include sunburn lotion and many other sunburn relief products. Check out 10 natural tips for sunburns

Andrea LeungJuly 14th 2018
 racerback sunburn on back

Do Sun Umbrellas Provide Enough UV Protection...

The shade is your friend when avoiding the sun. But how good are sun umbrellas in protecting you? Learn about the science of shade and sunlight.

Simran Singh SandhuJuly 14th 2018
Woman holding red umbrella outside on sunny day with orange flowers on the ground

Glutathione Skin Care For Whitening and Brigh...

Some skin whitening treatments use the antioxidant glutathione. Learn more about glutathione skin care for skin brightening and lightening.

Tammy WuJuly 14th 2018
pale skin asian woman with blue shirt looking at water on a boat

Here is One Surprising Fact About UV Light an...

UV light has both benefits and health risks. Here is one fact about UV rays that you need to know and why sun protection is key.

Liz RosenJuly 13th 2018
Woman Stands on Mountain with sunset in front of her

How 2 Minutes With the Skin Type Profiler Wil...

With 14 skin types developed by dermatologists with alternative medical practitioners. Your skin is unique and so should your skin care routine.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 10th 2018
Beautiful black woman holding her face with beautiful skin

Soaping Less and Moisturizing More Even Helps...

Bath soaps are great ways to make sure your baby is clean and healthy. But how much soap is too much? Learn how too much soap can be bad for a baby.

Pearl DoanJuly 3rd 2018
soap suds from bath on baby head

Plant Stem Cells and Cosmetics

Plant stem cells are common in anti-aging kin care products. Learn about the other benefits of plant stem cells in skin care.

Pearl DoanJuly 3rd 2018
house plant in water on a wooden desk

5 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Guide You to a...

A simplified step-by-step guide from skin experts for choosing the best sunscreen. We bet you haven't heard some of the advice in here!

Emerald CurryJuly 2nd 2018
People jumping on the beach

A Closer Look At Black Soap for Skin Care

African black soap is a new soap for the skin. Learn more about African black soap and how people are adding this popular soap to their skin care routine.

Pearl DoanJuly 1st 2018
black soap dudu osun

What Is Caffeinated Sunscreen?

What is caffeinated sunscreen and why do I need it? Caffeinated sunscreen may be the newest product to add to your skin care routine.

Caitlyn DagenetJuly 1st 2018
Brunette putting sunscreen on her shoulder on beach with straw hat

Niacinamide

The skingredient niacinamide (nicotinamide) is a skin vitamin that is used both topically and orally. Learn about how niacinamide reduces inflammation and even skin tone

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJune 24th 2018
Woman standing outdoors among green plants

Skin From a Naturopathic Medicine Perspective

Naturopathic medicine has been practiced for centuries. Learn how it can be beneficial for skin care and healing when used for skin therapy. 

Jason Derico, NDJune 17th 2018
Food and herbs for naturopathic skin therapy

Indigo Naturalis for Psoriasis

​​Indigo naturalis can treat psoriasis. Learn how to treat skin and nail psoriasis with this commonly used herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJune 17th 2018
 indigo naturalis for psoriasis

Discover Your Skin's Superpower

Your skin is part of a personal journey, revealing more than you think. Whether you are feeling great or down, learn what your skin is trying to tell you.  

Keira Barr, MDJune 17th 2018
Happy black woman outside in pink dress with radiant and beautiful skin

7 Key Tips From a Bearded Fellow to Reduce In...

Ingrown hairs after shaving can be painful and irritating. Learn treatments and tips to avoid shaving discomfort from a well-experienced author. 

Simran Singh SandhuJune 10th 2018
Half shaven beard on the man's face

DIY Sore Muscle Relief Oil and Tea

Create your own easy, natural sore muscle rub at home. Nourish your muscles from the inside with this DIY tea. An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe.  An essential oils blend can be used for sore muscles and achy joints. Try this essential oils muscle rub recipe.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 31st 2018
woman back shoulder muscles

Can You Stress Your Skin Out?

Stress can have a profound effect on your skin. Read about how stress affects your microbiome and skin. Learn 3 tips to start doing today to reduce stress.

Nadia Musavvir , NDMay 25th 2018
Woman receiving a facial massage

What Your Local Tanning Salon is Telling You

Local tanning salons may be whispering several things to you and we offer insight into what the truth really is. Understand what's true and what's not about what your local tanning salon may be telling you.

Alexis MeyerMay 25th 2018
Tanning solarium with reddish hue

Five Nutritional Supplements for Psoriasis

Natural supplements for psoriasis can help treat your psoriasis naturally. Natural treatments for psoriasis can be done with supplements.

Adrianna GonzalezMay 23rd 2018
psoriasis supplements in hand

What are Barberries and Do They Help Acne?

Berberine (found in barberries) can be help in treating acne. Learn about the benefits of berberine and its various uses for acne treatment and the skin. 

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 23rd 2018
Red barberries on bush

Astaxanthin is a Super Antioxidant for Your S...

Super antioxidants have many benefits for your skin health. Learn about a natural carotenoid super antioxidant that's found in marine plants and animals.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 22nd 2018
 Salmon and carrots with astaxanthin antioxidant

What Colors Are The Best for Sun Protective C...

Learn the best colors for sun protection clothing. Colors can reflect the sun and heat differently. Find out what is best for your skin.

Ariel MaroonMay 22nd 2018
woman wearing black top and sunglasses standing on beach

Five Fantastic Supplements for Better Skin

Supplements can lead to glowing skin. Learn about the best supplements for skin whether it be vitamins or other supplements.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 21st 2018
five supplement pills for skin on a table

Chaga Mushroom Benefits for Skin

Chaga mushrooms have a long history of health benefits. Learn about how this mushroom has been studied for antioxidant and skin whitening potential.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 13th 2018
Overhead view of woman holding tea and standing outside

Sugaring: An All-Natural Way to Remove Unwant...

Are you looking for a way to naturally remove unwanted hair? Sugaring is a natural hair removal method, and it's easy and cheap.

Elizabeth "Libby" PostMay 13th 2018
Sugaring solution for hair removal dripping from a spoon

5 Easy Tips to Avoid Acne

Acne can be frustrating and embarrassing. Here are 5 easy tips to take better control of acne.

Eunice KimMay 12th 2018
Girl covering acne on face with white sheet

DIY Natural Hand Sanitizers

Here are 3 simple recipes for making your very own natural hand sanitizers. Click to start making your own sanitizers at home.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 7th 2018
Clean hand in front of plant

Does Coffee Make Rosacea Worse?

Drinking coffee can be related to rosacea flare ups. Learn about the connection between coffee and rosacea and the importance of diet in skin treatment.

Caitlyn DagenetApril 28th 2018
Woman wearing red dress holding cup of coffee

Can Massages Help Eczema?

Eczema treatment is different for everyone who suffers from the skin conditions. Eczema massages with essential oils for eczema can help itchy skin.

Andrea LeungApril 28th 2018
woman getting massage for eczema

Rubber Face Masks – the New Secret to Good Sk...

Rubber skin care masks for your face may become part of your new skin care routine, helping to clear up skin conditions.

Tammy WuApril 28th 2018
Beautiful asian woman smiling and holding her shoulder.

What You Need to Know About Reading Food Labe...

Understanding how to read food labels quickly can benefit your overall health an nutrition. When you are out to eat, consider these quick tips to help you choose the best option.

Ariel MaroonApril 23rd 2018
woman reading food labels in grocery aisle

Caffeine

Caffeine is a great skin care ingredient to help with rejuvenation of the skin. Caffeine masks are used to help repair your skin.

Ariel MaroonApril 19th 2018
Coffee Powder

Olive Oil

Olive oil is not just for cooking. Olive oil has benefits for your skin. Olive oil can be added to your skin care routine.

Ariel MaroonApril 19th 2018
Olive oil being poured into glass bowl with olives around bowl

What Does It Mean to Buy Non-GMO Skin Care Pr...

What are non-GMO skin care products? How are they different from organic products? Here's what you need to know about non-GMO cosmetic and beauty products.

Janice LeungApril 18th 2018
Non GMO skin care oils with mint plants growing near oil

Most Common Causes of Eyelid Eczema

Eyelid eczema is especially itchy and uncomfortable. Understand the causes and find a treatment for eyelid eczema. Read to eliminate eczema triggers. 

Alexa HerzigApril 12th 2018
Woman with green eyes and normal eyelids

The Science of Exfoliants: Physical vs Chemic...

Chemical and physical exfoliators both work to get rid of dead skin cells. Learn how these exfoliation methods are different. Which is better for your skin?

Janice LeungApril 12th 2018
Exfoliating body scrub on the arm

3 Reasons to Supercharge Your Diet and Skin w...

Ginger is a powerful ingredient to help with skin care and overall health. Ginger can help improve skin and help with hair growth. 

Ariel MaroonApril 11th 2018
Cutting ginger with a knife on wooden surface

Top 5 Eczema Food Triggers

Various foods allergies are known to worsen eczema. Here are 5 common foods that can trigger eczema.

Ariel MaroonApril 8th 2018
Fried egg and wheat bread eczema triggers

The Best Skin Care Practices and Products for...

It is especially important to find the right approach to Rosacea skin care. Learn best cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens for rosacea and avoid triggers.

Alexa HerzigApril 8th 2018
Woman with clear face and in the cold and wearing a thick coat

Learn about the Benefits of Sweet Potato for ...

Sweet potatoes have many benefits for skin health. Learn how your skin and hair can benefit from sweet potatoes.

Caitlyn DagenetApril 8th 2018
Sweet potatoes sliced on wooden cutting board

Trending: Skin Care For Men

Skin care matters for men too. Here are some tips for building a man's skin care routine.

Eunice KimApril 8th 2018
Close up of man with blonde facial hair

Turmeric: An Anti-inflammatory Herb

The turmeric herb has many uses; including reducing inflammation in your body and skin, as well as many health benefits, that include glowing skin.

Caitlyn DagenetApril 8th 2018
Yellow turmeric powder spread out

5 Foods to Start Eating to Help with Rosacea

Learn the best five foods to help improve your rosacea. Rosacea diet or foods that work well with rosacea may be the rosacea cure you are looking for. Read more here. 

Caitlyn DagenetApril 7th 2018
Fruits and vegetables with tomatoes eggplants cherries peaches spinach

Best Ways To Control Hair Frizz

Anti-frizz products are helpful for controlling your frizzy hair. Frizz control is important. Different products and remedies can help control your frizz. 

Tara GhalamborApril 5th 2018
woman with frizzy hair and red lips closeup

Is Turmeric Good for My Skin?

Turmeric has many benefits for skin and one is an acne treatment. Turmeric for skin can lead to glowing radiant skin. Turmeric can be used in face masks.

Niel PanchalMarch 9th 2018
Turmeric power in a glass bowl and in a wooden spoon

Eczema: 5 Habits that Might Affect Your Child

Baby eczema can be affected byparental habits, such as smoking and drinking. Learn what habits may contribute to eczema in children.

Andrea LeungMarch 8th 2018
asian toddler with eczema holding face

What Causes Nails to Stain and How to Get Rid...

Yellow nails can be frustrating and embarrassing. They're caused by infections and nail polish. Learn how to fix yellow nail stains. 

Tammy WuFebruary 28th 2018
 Red nail polish being applied to a woman's right hand index finger during a manicure

Natural Remedies for Eczema

Natural oils can be great natural moisturizers for eczema. Learn more about coconut oil and sunflower oils for eczema.

Caitlyn DagenetFebruary 28th 2018
Solid coconut oil with spoon and flowers on wooden table

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel is an ingredient used to soothe the skin. Learn about the science of using aloe vera in skin care products. Add aloe vera to your skin care routine or sun burn. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 28th 2018
Succulent juicy leaves of aloe vera plant

Matcha Tea: A Japanese Secret to Health

Japanese matcha tea may hold the secrets to your skin health. Learn how matcha powder can benefit for your skin health.

Caitlyn DagenetFebruary 27th 2018
Matcha green tea powder, tea leaf, and tea

10 Amazing Skin Benefits of Green Juice

Green juice has many benefits to your skin. Green drinks, such as kale juice, are full of nutrients that can help your skin become glowing skin.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 26th 2018
Green drink in a bowl withj floating kiwis

3 Ways Your Skin Could Benefit From Phytoestr...

Phytoestrogens are natural plant-derived estrogens. Find out natural phytoestrogen foods may help your skin and beyond. Read how skin benefits from phytoestrogens. 

Nicole Olayon, MSNFebruary 24th 2018
Bowl of yogurt with honey in the background on a wooden table

Can Caffeine Improve Your Workout?

Caffeine can give you a jolt of emergy and the boost to go harder in the gym. Can the rush of caffeine improve your workout?

Caitlyn DagenetFebruary 24th 2018
Coffee filtering into bottle next to tin pitcher on table

Topical Vitamin B12 for Treating Psoriasis

Topical vitamin B12 was studied as an alternative topical treatment of psoriasis. Learn about the results and if there is promise for topical vitamin B12. 

Hannah YanFebruary 24th 2018
topical vitamin b12 in hand for psoriasis treatment

Natural Treatments for Scabies

Scabies is a common infection that leads to severe itching and scratching. Learn about natural treatment options such as tea tree oil, and the science behind how well they might work.

Alexander ArringtonFebruary 23rd 2018
Scabies on right hand

Tips and Tricks to Incorporate Plant-Based Pr...

Plant-based protein can easily be incorporated into your diet with quick tips. Learn about the high-quality meat substitutes out there.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 22nd 2018
Vegan dish with tempeh plant protein in wooden bowl with wooden chopsticks

Treating Eczema with Synbiotics

Synbiotics are a combination of probiotics and prebiotics in the form of nutritional supplements. Learn about the benefits of synbiotics in treating eczema.

Hannah YanFebruary 21st 2018
Synbiotic yogurt for eczema in glass jar

Natural Treatments in Vitiligo

VItiligo leads to areas where the skin loses pigment. Learn about the research behind natural treatments like ginkgo, alpha lipoic acid, and diet.

Ashley DumontFebruary 21st 2018
Woman with hat and plaid shirt and red lipstick smiling outside with sunset behind her

Psoriasis Food Triggers: Foods that May Worse...

Understand the triggers of psoriasis. Your nutrition could be making your psoriasis worse. Learn how a balanced diet could help your skin and help treat psoriasis.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 20th 2018
Red meat hamburger and alcohol on a table

Is Baking Soda Safe for Your Skin?

​​Baking soda is used for many beauty and skin related reasons. Learn if baking soda is safe for your skin and what skin care products it can be used in.  

Steven LamFebruary 20th 2018
Asian woman with beautiful skin holding a bottle and closing her eyes

Wine Based Skin Care

Red wine can promote skin health through the chemical resveratrol. Learn about the benefits of red wine on the skin.​​

Alexis MeyerFebruary 20th 2018
Wine bottles on a wall

How Well Do Pore Cleansing Strips Really Work...

​​Pore strips are known for preventing blackheads, dirt, oil, sebum from clogging pores. Here’s what you need to know about pore cleansing strips.

Tammy WuFebruary 14th 2018
used pore strip

Fungal Microbiome (Mycobiome): ​The Fungus Am...

The fungal microbiome is a natural and healthy part of the skin. Read on to learn about the skin fungal microbiome in health and disease.

Megan O'ConnorFebruary 14th 2018
multiple different types of mushroom fungi in a glass container

Health Supplements for Hair Growth

Hair supplements and vitamins are typically advertised to grow longer and stronger hair. Read about the evidence for how well supplements and vitamins may work for hair care. 

Pearl DoanFebruary 12th 2018
woman with healthy long and curly hair

Does Rose Hip Oil Work for Dry Skin?

Rose hip oil can be used on your hair, skin, and to help dry skin. Lean how you can add rosehip oil to your skin care routine.

Tammy WuFebruary 11th 2018
 Red rose hip berry fruits for dry skin growing on a tree branch

The Skin-Stress-Sex Connection

Sex can be a great stress reliever, but stress can also effect your sex drive. Learn about the connection between skin disease, stress, sex, and libido.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 11th 2018
couple sex stress connection

Meat and Its Effect on the Gut Microbiome

Meat can effect your gut microbiome. Your microbiome can keep your skin and body feeling clean and put together.

Steven LamFebruary 10th 2018
Beef with rosemary garnish on a table

Tea Based Herbs for Asian Skin Care You Don't...

Find the best tea based herbs for Asian skin care. You will not want to miss which herbs can help clear your skin with this Asian skin care.

Tammy WuFebruary 7th 2018
Green tea in two tea cups on the table

Best Applicators for Your Foundation

The foundation applicator that works best for your skin varies from person to person. Find the best foundation applicator for your skin and beauty needs. Do you need a beauty blender or foundation brush?

Tara GhalamborFebruary 7th 2018
tapered and silicone foundation application applicator brushes against white background

Protein Requirements for Men and Women, How M...

Protein is important for men and women but how much do you really need. Find out what can be the best protein intake habits for men and women.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
Blue bowl on wooden table with hard boiled egg, avocado, and other protein filled foods.

The Spicy Satisfaction of Turmeric and Capsai...

Turmeric and peppers have many known benefits for the skin. Learn more about turmeric and pepper's spicy chemical capsaicin and how they help the skin.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
Different colored spices on spoons on a table with chili peppers

Simple vs Complex vs Refined Carbohydrates: W...

Simple carbs and complex carbs fo different things to your body. A low carb or no carb diet may not be the answer to your weight loss. 

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
Sugar in white container with spoon next to stopwatch

Eggs: the Perfect Protein...or is it?

Eggs are full of protein but what is the latest thought about them as a protein source. Learn the good and the bad of egg protein

Ariel MaroonFebruary 7th 2018
Egg broken open on wooden table next to basket of eggs, pasta, and flour

Dead Sea Mud Masks

Dead sea mud masks have many benefits for your skin including anti-aging, wound healing, prevention of infections, and is involved in cleansing pores. 

Tammy WuFebruary 7th 2018
woman with dead sea mud mask remains on face

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body. Learn about the benefits and side effects of activated charcoal for skin and activated charcoal supplements.

Hannah YanJanuary 30th 2018
Woman with activated charcoal face mask

8 Best Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives For Health...

Milk and dairy can worsen acne. Learn about the benefits of milk alternatives (such as almond, soy, cashew, hemp, pea, rice, flaxseed, and coconut milk). Eliminating dairy may be your acne treatment.

Nicole Olayon, MSNJanuary 27th 2018
Mason jars full with non-dairy milk alternatives in coffee

Genetics vs Environment in Eczema

Learn about the genetic and environmental causes for eczema. How to pets, diet, and what you eat during pregnancy affect the risk of developing eczema?

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJanuary 26th 2018
Baby in blue dress next to fluffy white dog on carpet

Five Important Habits to Fend Against Psorias...

Lifestyle habits are important for managing psoriasis. Here are five habits or home remedies that you don't want to miss out on for psoriasis relief and psoriasis treatment. 

Alexander ArringtonJanuary 24th 2018
 Woman with bicycle in middle of road in city near beach in background

Does Exercise Worsen Dry Skin?

Does dry skin mean no exercise? Understand how excercise influences your skin if you have dry or sensitive skin. Learn how to not let your dry skin take over during exercise.

Ashley DumontJanuary 12th 2018
Blonde woman stretching arms behind back getting ready to exercise outside

Bathing Tips and Eczema

Bathing can be difficult for those with Eczema. Understand how to prevent eczema flare-ups with these tips. Learn what ingredients you need to avoid with eczema. 

Jason Derico, NDJanuary 11th 2018
young baby playing with toys while taking a bath

Do Bath Oils Help Dry Skin?

Dry skin care is important to maintaining a balanced skin care routine. Bath oils are a possibility of treating dry skin. Essential oils can moisturize the skin.

Pearl DoanJanuary 9th 2018
Bath oil and bathing amenities next to a bathtup

Microbiome of Your Makeup Brush

How often do you clean your makeup brush? If that answer is never, there may be bacteria living on your brushes. Learn about the microbiome of your makeup brushes.

Janice LeungJanuary 8th 2018
Makeup brushes of different sizes

Plant Exfoliators

Learn how to use natural ingredients to exfoliate your skin. Using a skin exfoliation or face scrub to reveal your clear radiant skin. 

Amy Branum, AHPJanuary 8th 2018
White natural body scrub powder

Green Tea for Skin Care and Glowing Skin

Green tea skin care has been used for centuries and has skin benefits. Learn more about the science behind green tea (Camellia sinensis) for skin health

Jason Derico, NDJanuary 4th 2018
Green tea in circular see-through pot next to white circular cup on table

Fat Soluble Vitamins to Improve Psoriasis

Vitamins can be used for psoriasis. Learn about the impact of fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin D and Vitamin K on psoriasis.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJanuary 2nd 2018
fat soluble vitamins for psoriasis

Water Soluble Vitamins to Improve Psoriasis

Vitamins can be used for psoriasis. Learn about the impact of water-soluble vitamins like Vitamin B12 can have on psoriasis skin.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJanuary 2nd 2018
Woman holding a white pill in one hand and a glass of water in the other hand

Plant-Based Diet and What it Does for Skin He...

Avoiding animal products can benefit skin health. Refer to this plant-based and vegan skin care guide for plant sources of nutrients and minerals for flawless skin

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJanuary 1st 2018
Multiple colorful plant based foods on a plate on a wooden table

Common Skin Irritants You Might Be Exposed to...

Cleaning products, clothing, cosmetics, latex, jewelry, and more can be very irritating to the skin. Find out what may be bothering your skin at home.

Janice LeungJanuary 1st 2018
Colorful cups floating in a sink full of soap

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: An Intervention f...

Cognitive behavior is psychological therapy to relieve stress. Read more about how this therapy may help your health and skin and allow you to de-stress. 

Anna PleetDecember 8th 2017
Woman in blue plaid shirt relaxing on deck lying down after cognitive behavioral therapy

Witch Hazel: Uses in Eczema

Witch hazel can be used as an astringent to help treat eczema. Learn how natural herb witch hazel can be used for itchy skin, eczema treatment, and eczema relief.

Jason Derico, NDDecember 7th 2017
Witch hazel flowers blooming outdoors that are used for the skin

What Are the Best Stress Reducing Practices f...

Stress may trigger eczema. Learn about how the connection between eczema and how stress can be managed through natural remedies and other treatments. Manage stress to help treat eczema.

Jason Derico, NDDecember 7th 2017
Girl with long wavy brown hair wearing jeans and red plaid shirt and hat sitting on rock overlooking cloudy forest

Mental Health in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Living with hidradenitis suppurative can have a great impact on mental health. Read on about the struggles of living with HS. 

Megan O'ConnorDecember 6th 2017
woman sitting on kitchen counter

Can Hydrotherapy Help Treat Psoriasis?

Research suggests that hydrotherapy is a potential psoriasis treatment. Learn how spa water can be used for psoriasis treatment.

Ramses DelgadilloDecember 6th 2017
Man in spring hydrotherapy for psoriasis

Collagen Peptide Supplements and Cellulite

Research suggests that collagen intake can improve the appearance of cellulite. Learn how collagen supplements can be used for cellulite reduction.

Ramses DelgadilloDecember 6th 2017
Woman with healthy legs

Is Hydrotherapy The Future For Treating Eczem...

Recent research has shown that hydrotherapy may help in maintaining skin integrity and skin hydration while reducing skin water loss. Hydrotherapy could be a potential eczema treatment. 

Ramses DelgadilloDecember 6th 2017
Man with eczema diving into water for hydrotherapy

Dead Sea Salts for Psoriasis

Research suggests that dead sea salts may be beneficial for psoriasis. Read about sea salts therapy for a psoriasis treatment.

Jason Derico, NDDecember 5th 2017
Dead sea beach with many people on the beach

Overeating During the Holidays? Here is What ...

​​Overeating at holiday parties is unhealthy. Here are some holiday overeating tips so you can avoid the dreaded food coma at your next holiday party.

Ariel MaroonNovember 26th 2017
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Product Review: Skinfix

We reviewed hydrating creams and lotion by SkinFix to help you find a hydrating cream for dry skin.

Anais Foley-KennedyNovember 21st 2017
Skinfix foaming oil cleanser, nourishing cream, and brightening eye cream

How Does the Circadian Rhythm Affect Hair Gro...

The hair growth cycle can be negatively affected by factors inside and outside the body. Your biological clock is one of these factors.

Stephanie WongNovember 5th 2017
Tired girl sleeping face down on bed with hair spread everywhere

Sugar and Its Effect On The Skin

Sugar can affect the skin because it can stimulate accelerated aging in the skin through insulin release. Learn how the difference between glycemic index and glycemic load and how it effects your skin.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDNovember 5th 2017
​Pile of sugar on a table with cup in the background

How to Age Proof Your Skin

Anti-aging can begin with your summer skin care routine. Keep yourself skin healthy with these summer skin tips. 

Nicole NoelOctober 17th 2017
Woman in white dress standing outside in a field

Product Review: Organic Manuka Skin Soothing ...

Looking for a skin soothing cream to help your eczema. Check out this review of a product from the Eczema company to see if this cream could be your eczema treatment.

Anais Foley-KennedyOctober 13th 2017
Organic Manuka Sin Soothing Cream

Can Food Change Your Skin's Genetics?

Can food change your genes and your skin health? Nutrition from foods we eat can negatively or positively affect our overall health. Learn how diet changes DNA

Elizabeth Usedom, MDOctober 10th 2017
Hand reaching across dinner table crowded with many different foods

Sake Extract: An Exotic Ingredient for Skin C...

Sake skin care is an exotic ingredient to help hydrate your skin. The Japanese rice wine has been found to hydrate your skin with the kojic acid.

Tammy WuSeptember 21st 2017
Cup full of sake on a table

The Epigenetics of Acne: Environment vs Genet...

​The genetics of acne can be changed by environmental influences. Learn environment vs genetics for acne. Click to learn acne genetics.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDSeptember 18th 2017
Brunette with clear face sitting on a canoe on the water with a man sitting behind her holding her shoulders

How Does the Microbiome Control Our Skin's Ge...

The microbiome and epigenetics may be related to benefit your health. The skin's genes are sensitive to good and bad bacteria. Click to learn more

Elizabeth Usedom, MDSeptember 18th 2017
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Herbal Tinctures for Clear Skin

​​Herbal tinctures have been used for centuries for skin health. Build herbs like burdock, yellow root, and red clover into your skin care regimen.

Amy Branum, AHPSeptember 18th 2017
herbs and flowers on wooden table

Herbal Tea for Hydrated Skin Recipe

Herbal tea can keep the skin feeling refreshed. Herbal teas are great to add to your skin care regimen for clear radiant skin. Try this herbal tea recipe for hydrated skin.

Amy Branum, AHPSeptember 15th 2017
Dried herbs and tea leaves potpourri

What Is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy could be thought of as one of the most primitive methods of healing. We can use water to assist with skin healing and healing in general. 

Jason Derico, NDSeptember 11th 2017
​Many droplets of water on a gray surface

Food as Medicine: Perspectives of Alternative...

"Food as medicine" is a perspective in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Naturopathy. Learn how you can be using food as medicine.

Dermveda Content TeamSeptember 11th 2017
Avocado, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and a knife on a wooden cutting board

Does Honey Help Wounds Heal?

The use of honey on wounds exists in different medical practices. Learn how you can use the antibacterial properties of honey to heal wounds.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 11th 2017
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Looking Into Natural Teeth Whitening: Baking ...

White teeth are what we are all looking for. Whiten your teeth in a natural way with baking soda. 

Tammy WuSeptember 11th 2017
Black woman smiling with beautiful white teeth.

Mindfulness for Healthier Skin

The benefits of mindfulness practices, such as yoga, have been explored by researchers. Learn about the physical benefits of mindfulness and meditation. 

Anna PleetSeptember 11th 2017
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What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants can defend against damaging free radicals and premature aging. Antioxidants are substances that are known to neutralize free radicals within the body. Antioxidants can reduce and possibly reverse the damage caused by oxidation.

Jason Derico, NDSeptember 11th 2017
​Hands holding fruits and nuts on platter

Green Tea for the Skin

Green tea has many benefits for the skin. Read more to learn about the antioxidant and oil reducing actions of green tea. 

Tammy WuSeptember 8th 2017
Warm green tea being poured into a mug on a table next to lemons, sugar, and a tea bag

Detoxification Series: The Role of Food and H...

Certain foods can detox the body, which can improve skin conditions. Here are some detox foods for healthy skin.

Lauren Vreeland, ND September 5th 2017
Multiple herbs with wooden box and mortar and pestle on a wooden table

5 Nutritional Supplements for Sun Protection

Some supplements can be used for sun protection. Learn which sun supplements you can eat or take for UV protection. 

Stephanie WongSeptember 5th 2017
Lemonade, kiwi, and bananas on a wooden table

Epigenetics: Nurturing Our Skin DNA for Beaut...

Genetics is crucial to understanding skin diseases. Learn how your genetics can be related to the development of skin disorders.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDSeptember 5th 2017
Mother sitting on the floor making faces as her son sitting on the floor next to her

The Impact of Having a Child with Eczema

Ezcema in children can be hard on the parents. A child living with ezcema can often be uncomfortable and the family will not want to trigger a breakout.

Megan O'ConnorSeptember 5th 2017
Child with blue hoodie walking on beach while holding an adult's hand

What You Need to Know About Probiotics

Probiotics can help your gastrointestinal tract and stomach detox and eliminate waste from your body. Probiotics can also help detox your skin by eliminating bacteria.   

Steven LamSeptember 1st 2017
Raspberries granola and yogurt in a mason jar on a white table with tablecloth

​Eight Unexpected Ways in How Running Can Aff...

Running affects the skin in various ways. Here are some ways to protect your skin during a run. Sun protection is important for outdoor activities. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 29th 2017
Woman running on running path along the ocean with blue water and sky in the background

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Gotu Kola

Gotu kola is widely used in Ayurveda and herbal medicine for its skin rejuvenating properties. Gotu kola can help with anti-aging and premature aging.

Jason Derico, NDAugust 29th 2017
Gotu kola plant growing on the ground

The Connection Between Stress and the Gut Mic...

Stress can wreak havoc on your microbiome. Learn to reduce stress for an overall happier and healthy self.  

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 29th 2017
Depressed man sitting with crossed hands in front of face

Epigenetics in Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Causes and triggers of eczema. Is eczema a genetic skin condition? Learn whether eczema is genetically inherited or caused by environmental factors.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDAugust 28th 2017
Father holding baby in arms while sitting on couch and mother is smiling

Thermal Therapy: Budapest's Thermal Baths

Budapest’s thermal baths have given it the name “City of Spas.” Spa baths can refresh and moisturize the skin. Learn about Budapest’s baths and the benefits of thermal bath water on the skin.

Alexis MeyerAugust 25th 2017
Thermal bath in Budapest full of many people

Prebiotics and Their Influence on The Skin

Prebiotics are good for the skin. Prebiotic foods and prebiotic supplements can be added to your diet. Learn what foods have prebiotics and how they can benefit the skin.

Steven LamAugust 21st 2017
Healthy breakfast with oats, apple, grapes and prebiotic honey

Mindful Nutrition: Dairy, Friend or Foe in Ac...

Nutrition is important in acne and dairy may cause acne to flare. Learn more about how dairy influences acne and if dairy should be avoided with acne. 

Steven LamAugust 18th 2017
Milk splashing with two chocolate chip cookies on a table

The Influence of Vitamin D on Acne

Cholecalciferol, or Vitamin D3, is an essential vitamin that plays role in immunity. Learn how Vitamin D may improve your acne and give you clear skin.

Jason Derico, NDAugust 15th 2017
Woman with sunglasses outside in sunshine holding flowers

Why You Should Eat Resistant Starch for a Hea...

To have a diverse gut microbiome, we need to eat specific types of carbohydrates. Raw potato starch, fruits, and grains are some of the foods you should build into your diet.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 15th 2017
Potatoes boiled and cooled on a towel on a table in kitchen next to boiling pot

5 Alternatives to Steroids for Eczema

Alternative treatments to steroid cream for eczema. List of remedies to treat eczema without steroids. Avoid harsh steroid cream side effects.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APAugust 14th 2017
Asian girl wearing green jacket playing with bubbles in a park

The Broad Effects of Sunlight and Sun Exposur...

Sunlight has both benefits and dangers for the skin. Learn how UV light affects the skin and how it can be used to benefit the skin safely.

Alexander ArringtonAugust 10th 2017
Brunette woman with sunglasses standing in sunshine next to blue pond

Spotlight on L-Carnitine and its Unhealthy Ef...

The gut microbiome is extremely important and can be affected by your diet. Cutting out foods like red meat and dairy and eating a plant-based diet will help your body and skin become healthier.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 10th 2017
Steak on white plate with a tomato on table setting with knife and fork

Three Supplements to Incorporate for Sun Heal...

Vitamins and oral supplements can help keep your skin healthy. Click to learn how to boost your sun protection with these three supplements.

Alexander ArringtonAugust 10th 2017
Nutritious drink with straw with beach and ocean in the background

What's in Your Cosmetics?

It's important to know which cosmetic ingredients to use and avoid. Learn about the healthy alternatives to harmful cosmetic ingredients.

Corinna WoodcockJuly 28th 2017
Sparkling brown makeup powder with brush and powder spilled on table

Snail Slime for Skin: An Emerging Trend for B...

Snail smile is the latest beauty trend to be used as an ingredient in used in many skincare products. Learn if it is all hype or if there is science behind snail slime for skin.

Tammy WuJuly 17th 2017
Snail on a colorful table producing snail slime

Skin Food: Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding

Learn how to make a healthy chocolate chia pudding. This puddiing is not only delicious, but it is a healthier version and is better for your body and skin.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJuly 8th 2017
 Chocolate chia pudding with raspberries on a blue table with yellow napkin and spoon

Summertime: Refreshing, Toning, and Cooling S...

In the summertime it is important to find refreshing sprays to help cool and tone your skin. Find out which skin spray is best for your skin type.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 3rd 2017
Boy running through sprinkler and laughing on a sunny day

Skin Care Review: Epionce and KeraCell

A beauty and skin care review of anti-aging serums and hair products from Epionce and KeraCell. Learn if these anti-aging products are good for your skin.

Anais Foley-KennedyJune 26th 2017
Woman in sunglasses raising arms in happiness in front of the ocean

What Causes Eczema To Flare? How Can We Avoid...

Multiple things have been found to cause eczema flares. The environment, diet, and lifestyle factors are all considered triggers. Learn how to avoid eczema triggers

Jason Derico, NDJune 19th 2017
Vietnamese child in red outfit playing outdoors pouring sand through her fingers

Mindful Approach to Ingredient Safety

Cosmetic ingredients may include chemicals that you’s want to avoid. Learn about the effects of harmful ingredients in cosmetics and beauty products.

Wendy Leigh White, ND, MSJune 19th 2017
Body cleanser bottles and brushes in cases on a wooden shelf

Antioxidant Packed Teas for Sun Fun

Goji berry and chrysanthemum tea is packed with antioxidants that are great for sun protection. Learn how Chinese herbs can be used to prevent skin damage.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJune 19th 2017
Clear cup with chrysanthemum and goji berry tea on wooden table

The Role of Saunas in Acne

Do saunas and sweat rooms help or hurt acne? Saunas can be used as an acne treatment. The sauna helps you sweat out impurities. Learn whether sweat can cause pimples.

Alexander ArringtonJune 18th 2017
​Woman wrapping in white towel sitting in sauna

6 Surprising Signs You May Be Protein Deficie...

Common signs of protein deficiency involve the skin, hair, wound healing, and nails. Learn about the deficiency signs and symptoms of protein.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJune 10th 2017
quail beans, legumes, lentils in glass jars

The Gut Microbiome and the Skin

The Gut Microbiome can affect your skin health. The gut microbiome is thought to play a role in nutrition, metabolism, and the development of our immune system. Learn how what you eat can affect your skin. 

Manisha Notay, MBBSMay 23rd 2017
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Skin Savvy Botanicals Extracts

Herbs or botanical extract can be used to help many different skin issues. Botanicals can help with skin hydration, wound healing, and sunburns.

Anna PleetMay 23rd 2017
Green plants sprouting in experimental glass flasks

Product Review: Beautycounter, Dahliana, Annm...

Sonia Singh tested out six exfoliators, cleansers, and moisturizers from Beautycounter, Dahliana Naturals, and Annmarie and shared her experience here.

Sonia SinghMay 22nd 2017
Brunette woman with clear skin in forest

Eat these Ten Power Foods to Protect the Skin...

You can add to your sun protection with foods. Foods can act as sun block such as tomatoes, berries, carrots, and more. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 22nd 2017
Blackberries on a plate and honey in a cup on a wooden table

The Best Foods for a Healthy Gut Microbiome

Foods that are best for a healthy guy microbiome inlcude fremented foods and goods high in fiber. Probiotics are also healthy for gut microbiome.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 22nd 2017
 stack of pancakes with raspberries and blueberries on blue plate on blue carpet

Oats: Skincare's Best Kept Secret

Oats may be your secret to clear radiant skin. Oatmeal skin care like oatmeal masks is a great addition to your skin care routine. Learn the secret of oats.

Anna PleetMay 15th 2017
Happy girl in a field with collared shirt and wavy brown hair

Detoxification Series: The Liver

A liver detox can be used for holistic skin treatment. Learn how a liver cleanse can be used to treat various skin conditions.

Lauren Vreeland, ND May 14th 2017
Detox tea on plate next to lemons and cloves on a table

You and Your Dog Might Share a Microbiome

Your dog has thousands of bacteria on there paws and fur. You and your furry friend might share a similar microbiome. You and your pet may be closer than you think

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 14th 2017
Yorkshire terrier puppy and child sitting in front of a wooden fence

Top 8 Foods That Harm the Microbiome

What you put in your bady can harm the gut microbiome. These harmful foods include alcohol, meat, sugar, and others. Learn what foods to avoid to keep your guy healthy.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 14th 2017
colorful alcoholic drinks in wine glasses on a wooden table

Nicotinamide for Inflamed Skin

Nicotinamide is used to treat various skin conditions. Learn how your can use nicotinamide in your skin care.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 13th 2017
Beautiful dark blonde girl smiling wearing white v-neck shirt red plaid shirt​

How to Find the Right Moisturizer for Eczema

Finding the right moisturizer for skin with eczema can help prevent breakouts and control skin. Different types of oils, balms, lotions, and dyes help skin.

Vivian Shi, MD May 13th 2017
​young boy child with short black hair wearing a red tank top running laughing playing in the street with bubbles

Three Natural Oils Used for Psoriasis That Ne...

Three oils are commonly used for management of psoriasis. Learn the research behind them. These oils include avocado oil, coconut oil, and castor oil for psoriasis

Jason Derico, NDMay 13th 2017
​field-of-yellow-wildflowers-at-sunset

Naturopathic Medicine Primer

Naturopathic principles emphasize the body’s innate healing capabilities. Learn about the 6 principles of naturopathic medicine and how to apply the natural principles to your skin. 

Dermveda Content TeamMay 9th 2017
Naturopathic schematic of the skin

The Coffee Conflict: Does Coffee Improve or S...

The ingredients that are found in coffee have been studied to potentially improve skin and your complexion. ingredients such as caffeine and antioxidants can improve skin. Check out caffeine skin care. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 2nd 2017
​Coffee beans seeds in white bowls with cup of cream overlay on wooden table

Integrative Skin Series: Finding the Right Ap...

The right integrative approach for acne treatment depending on the type of acne bumps along with your pores and bumps. Learn how to treat blackheads

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcMay 2nd 2017
Couple sitting in front of a lake next to a tree

Vitamin D from the Sun Versus the Diet

Vitamin D brings many nutrients to the body. One can get Vitamin D from the sun or from their diet, but which source is better for you, your health, and your skin?

Anna PleetMay 2nd 2017
Person in white t-shirt and red flannel and denim shorts with sunglasses hanging from shirt collar

Preventing Skin Disease with Diet

Quick summary on the latest scientific evidence for foods that tackle acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Good nutrition can help prevent skin disease.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 2nd 2017
​healthy colorful salad with red corn hot peppers sweet peppers purple potatoes red onions cilantro

Flower Essences for Positive Body Image

Flower essences can be highly beneficial in fighting low self-esteem. Flower essences can clear emotional blockers that are holding us back.

Amy Branum, AHPMay 2nd 2017
Smiling woman with flower crown

Is an Elimination Diet Helpful for Eczema?

Understand the pros and cons of the elimination diet when it comes to those who have eczema. Finding your eczema trigger is important.

Vivian Shi, MD May 2nd 2017
Different foods like eggs, muffins, strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes in separate plates on a white table

Skin Story: Behind the Spot - My Experience w...

Cafe au lait are skin birthmarks. Hear one person's journey to come to terms with her Cafe au Lait birthmark and laser treatment removal.

Alexis MeyerApril 4th 2017
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5 Surprising Myths About Eczema Explained by ...

Learn what really causes eczema to flare from our skin dermatologists. Learn about eczema misconceptions and cures. Find the right eczema treatment for you.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APApril 3rd 2017
​yellow flower in the wild

What Is The Best Diet for Clear Skin?

Your diet is important for clear, radiant skin. Find the best diet for clear skin. Some diets may be the HCG diet, the biggest loser diet, the keto diet, and more.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDApril 3rd 2017
​colorful vegetable salad lettuce radishes grape tomatoes carrots on checkered tablecloth

5 Great Reasons to Eat Guacamole for Glowing ...

There are various ways in which guacamole benefits your skin. Guacamole includes fiber and fatty acids. Read how guacamole can be good for you.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDApril 3rd 2017
Guacamole in a cup with garnish next to tomatoes, lime, and bread on a table

What is the GOLO Diet and What Will it Do for...

The GOLO diet or the insulin resistance diet used to clear skin. On GOLO are in an insulin optimization zone allowing you to burn fat while maintaining energy.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
​Fit woman measuring belly with tape measure with fruits, grains, vegetables, and juice on table

Probiotics: Can Beneficial Bacteria Help Your...

Probiotics for eczema, especially child eczema, is an expanding area of research. Learn about the relationship between probiotics and eczema treatment.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
​black-child-wearing-red-plaid-shirt-and-cargo-shorts-bending-down-to-play-with-soccer-ball

Oil Massage for Eczema

Natural oils can be great for eczema relief. Essential oils can be a natural eczema remedy. Learn about natural oils as an alternative treatment for your eczema.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
​rose-oil-flower-petals-in-small-jar-with-lavender-flowers

5 Ways Obesity Is Related to Skin Problems

Obesity is related to various skin problems like Acanthosis nigricans and skin infections. Read how weight and diet affect your skin and cause skin issues.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
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What is Balneotherapy?

A form of hydrotherapy, balneotherapy is a treatment that uses bathing, often in mineral water of varying temperatures, to help with a variety of conditions including psoriasis.

Jason Derico, NDMarch 27th 2017
people bathing in hot springs

4 Underused Supplements for Acne

Supplements can be taken to treat acne. Acne supplements can be great acne treatments. Learn how supplements like zinc and Vitamin A can help with acne.

Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, NDMarch 27th 2017
colorful-daily-ration-vitamin-supplement-tablets

Gut Microbiome and Gut-Skin Axis

Your gut health plays a role in your skin. Research explores the relationship between gut health and skin problems.

Anna PleetMarch 27th 2017
​Girl with wet hair on beach in yellow bikini with dirt on side of abdomen

The Sacral Chakra: Balancing Your "Orange" En...

When it comes to the second sacral chakra it is also responsible for sensuality, intimacy, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth.

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEMarch 22nd 2017
Orange sacral chakra flower in green bush

Healthy and Unhealthy Food Habits In Acne

When it comes to acne, diet plays an important role. Acne treatment should deal with diet. Learn the connection between diet, acne, & clear skin food.

Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, NDMarch 21st 2017
Bacon hamburger with french fries on a red square plate and a glass of whiskey on a leather seat

Is Cheese Bad for Eczema?

When looking for an eczema treatment try staying away from dairy. Learn about the effects of dairy and food allergies on eczema and how to avoid eczema flare-ups.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 15th 2017
Assorted cheeses and and knife on a wooden cutting board

Detoxification Series: Detoxification and the...

A skin detox can help to cleanse your body of toxins that can directly affect the skin. Learn how skin detoxification can improve your overall skin health.

Lauren Vreeland, ND March 15th 2017
Lemon water and cayenne pepper based detox water in a glass

Skinterview with National Hair Loss Founder, ...

Learn all you need to know about hair loss fro the hair loss founder Carly Klein. Everything from hair loss to hair loss treatment.

Carly KleinMarch 1st 2017
Interview with Carly Klein

A Mindful Approach to Acne

Stress and acne have been shown to be closely related. Learn how to use meditation and mindfulness to manage stress and acne.

Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, NDFebruary 21st 2017
Woman practicing mindfulness yoga on the beach for clear skin

How Should We Deal With Food Allergies in Ecz...

Food allergies have been known to have an effect on eczema. Understanding food testing and how diet can affect skin is important

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 20th 2017
​Eggs, bread, and milk, on a white wooden table

The Pros and Cons of the Ketogenic Diet for Y...

The ketogenic diet has pros and cons for your skin and health. Understand the effects of the keto diet before changing your diet to include keto foods.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 20th 2017
​Steak and mushrooms and rosemary on a white plate on a wooden table

The Root Chakra: Balancing Your "Red" Energy

Red is a stimulating color and can get out of balance. Check out these tips to help balance your "red" chakra.

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEFebruary 15th 2017
Woman in red clothing and red lipstick outside with sun behind her

Surprising Connection Between Meditation and ...

The connection between mediation and skin inflammation is that meditation can be anti-inflammatory for your skin. Read about the science of meditation.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 14th 2017
Woman with long black hair wearing striped pants and white button down shirt sitting cross-legged and meditating by a pond in Thailand

Natural Remedies for Poison Oak and Poison Iv...

Poison oak and poison ivy rashes can be treated with natural remedies. Poison oak treatments and poison ivy treatment can be natural.

Amy Branum, AHPFebruary 10th 2017
Woman hiking around poison oak and poison ivy

Vitamin D Supplements: What You Need to Know

Vitamin D supplements are important if you are not taking in the right ammounts of the vitamin in your body. Besides Vitamin D supplements there are tablets and capsules.

Anna PleetFebruary 7th 2017
​Buzzing bee flying by yellow flowers in the dim sunlight

The Psychology of Dermatology

Psychodermatology is an emerging field of research. Learn what psychodermatology is and how it creates a connection between the mind and the skin. Skin conditions can affect mental health. 

Anna PleetFebruary 7th 2017
​Woman looking over a city from hill with sunset over hills

Can Colonics Clear Your Skin?

Can colonics be used to clear your skin? What are the clinical studies showing? Read on to learn more. 

Anna PleetJanuary 31st 2017
Men walking on the beach near the ocean

Skinterview with Holistic Skin Care Guru, Rac...

Skinterview with Holistic Skin Care Guru, Rachael Pontillo (Part 1)

Rachael PontilloJanuary 26th 2017
Interview with holistic skin care expert Rachael Pontillo - Part 2

Skin Food: Why I Love Kefir!

Kefir grains are great for your skin. Learn what kefir is and why it is so great for your skin. Kefir can be mixed into a lot of different foods.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJanuary 24th 2017
Kefir with strawberries in square jar

How-To: Choosing High Quality Herbs

When looking for herbs especially for skin care it is important to choose high-quality herbs. Learn where to find high-quality herbs.

Karta Purkh Singh KhalsaJanuary 19th 2017
High quality home-grown herbs

Colonics: A Gut Treatment for Skin?

Colon hydrotherapy cleans and heals the gut, which can, in turn, clean and heal the skin. Learn how colon therapy can promote a healthy gut and healthy skin. A colonic can help clear your skin. 

Anna PleetJanuary 16th 2017
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Skinterview with Holistic Skin Care Guru, Rac...

Skinterview with Holistic Skin Care Guru, Rachael Pontillo (Part 1)

Rachael PontilloJanuary 12th 2017
Interview with holistic skin care influencer Rachael Pontillo

Skin Research Spotlight: Body Work for Cellul...

Can massage help your cellulite? Read more to see the latest research. 

Ramses DelgadilloJanuary 11th 2017
Woman in a field without cellulite on her legs

Natural Remedy Research: Honey for Wound Care

Honey is a natural remedy for wounds. Wounds can be healed with a honey wound dressing and learn about the research behind honey. 

Ramses DelgadilloJanuary 7th 2017
Jars of honey for wound care

Sleep for Skin Health

Lack of sleep can affect more than just your mood and body and can affect your skin. Learn how sleep can affect your skin and cause skin conditions.

Anna PleetJanuary 7th 2017
​Boy in green jacket sleeping in fallen brown leaves

Vitamins For the Skin

Vitamins play a huge role in skin health. Skin provides critical protection from infection, external trauma, and ultraviolet damage. Vitamins A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin K can help skin.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJanuary 3rd 2017
​Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D pills, bottles, and boxes

Four Nutraceuticals for the Skin

Nutraceutical supplements can be taken for healthy skin. Learn how nutraceuticals can promote healthy skin.

Anna PleetJanuary 3rd 2017
​Green tea in orange cup and saucer on a table next to a selection box of teas and two green tea packets

The Difference Between Whole and Refined Grai...

Whole wheat, whole white, refined, enriched, fortified grains all effect your skin and health. Understand what types of grain are healthy and what grains you should stay away from.

Anna PleetDecember 31st 2016
Whole grain breads and foods

Oatmeal: A Skin Solution from the Inside Out

Oatmeal has various skin benefits. Learn how you can use colloidal oatmeal for dry skin and other skin conditions. Oats anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it effective for a variety of skin conditions

Anna PleetDecember 31st 2016
Golden Oat Plants in a Field

Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load

High glycemic foods can contribute to skin diseases & aging. Learn to eat for optimal skin health. Here is the glycemic index of common foods.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDDecember 28th 2016
Multiple grains and breads spread out

Skin + Pregnancy: Oh Hello Baby!

When packing your labor bag you make sure to inlcude olive oil, undertand perineal massages, pack nipple cream, and pack tuck pads.

Anais Foley-KennedyDecember 23rd 2016
Happy pregnant woman with healthy skin

What to Look For in an Essential Oils Company

What should you be looking for in an essential oils company? Essential oils can be used carefully on the skin and face, so you want to sure they are of good quality.

Amy Branum, AHPDecember 14th 2016
Essential oils

DIY Natural Moisturizer: Whipped Shea Butter

Create your own natural moisturizer with whipped shea butter. Shea butter can help moisturize your skin to leave your skin hydrated.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcDecember 13th 2016
Woman in winter with soft skin from shea butter

Skip the Creams! Moisturize with Pure Oils In...

What is in your moisturizer? Pure oils may be the new moisturizer for glowing skin. Oils for skin care are a great moisturizer.

Amy Branum, AHPDecember 7th 2016
Woman with healthy, glowing skin from facial oil

Sleep for Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Sleep is very important for beautiful glowing skin. Healthy skin needs sleep to help rejuvenate and replenish the skin while you were sleeping. Sleep is great for skin hydration. 

Anna PleetDecember 2nd 2016
Woman sleeping in relaxing room to improve her skin health

Natural Remedy Research: Herbal Treatments fo...

Eczema treatmens can be herbal and natural remedies. Eczema treatments tend to be hard on the skin, learn about these herbal remedies for eczema treatment.

Ramses DelgadilloNovember 29th 2016
Natural herbal remedies for treating eczema

13 Ways to De-Stress for Healthier, More Yout...

Stress can lead to skin breakouts or cause your acne to flare up. Learn more about how stress affects your skin and find solutions to reduce your stress.

Anna PleetNovember 24th 2016
Woman exercising in a kayak to lower stress and improve her skin

3 Nutrients for a Skindulgent Thanksgiving

Beta-carotene, Melatonin, and Vitamin E are three ingredients that will help your skin at Thanksgiving dinner.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APNovember 22nd 2016
Thanksgiving dinner with skin-healthy dishes

​Natural Remedies for Dry Scalp, Dandruff & H...

Read about natural approaches for dry scalp, dandruff, and hair loss. 

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 17th 2016
Woman with dry scalp, dandruff, or hair loss

DIY: All Natural Grain and Herb Cleansers

Create your own natural grain and herb cleansers. Natural cleansers are a great alternative for your skin. Grain cleasners can be made at home.

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 11th 2016
All natural cleansing grains growing on a mountainside

Stress and Acne

Psychological stress can have a major effect on acne. Stress has been proven to cause acne. Stress acne treatments include relaxing, yoga, and meditation. 

Jason Derico, NDNovember 10th 2016
Crossroad sign with words stress and relax

Nutritional Support for Psoriasis

Nutritional supplements for psoriasis have been studied by researchers. Learn which supplements you can use for psoriasis treatment and which supplements to avoid.

Brendan CourneeneNovember 9th 2016
Yellow supplement capsules spilling out of white bottle

DIY Angelica Root Home Spa Bath

Turn your home into a spa with this DIY angelica root bath recipe. Try an angelica root bath to heal and soothe dry skin during the fall and winter months.

Paz Vizcarra, MSTCM, LAcNovember 7th 2016
Angelica root dry skin spa bath items

Is It As “Natural” As You Think?

Natural, all natural, 100% natural ingredients all have different meanings. Understanding the difference can help you pick the best skin care products for your skin.

Dermveda Content TeamNovember 7th 2016
Wild lavender purple flowers in a field​

How-To: Make Your Own Green Tea Face Wash

Green tea has many nutrients that make it a great ingredients for skin care products. Green tea face wash can liven up your skin.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcNovember 2nd 2016
Green Tea Brewing for Face Wash

3 Tips to Ditch the Halloween Costume Itch

Halloween costumes are made out of many different materials. Prevent body itch along with potential rashes by taking precautions when choosing a costume.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APOctober 28th 2016
Skintegrative - Halloween Skin Care

​Your Guide to Going Natural With Nail Polish

Learn the best steps for going natural with your nail polish. Safe nail polish can help keep your nails safe and help them grow.

Amy Branum, AHPOctober 26th 2016
woman's hand with purple painted nails touching pine tree

​Why Skin Products Need Better Side Effect Re...

Side effect labels may be putting consumers at risk. Protect yourself by learning why beauty and skin care products need better side effect reporting.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APOctober 21st 2016
Braided hair of blonde woman

Can Chocolate Prevent Sunburns?

Are you looking for sunburn relief? Find out how chocolate stacks up for sun protection

Ramses DelgadilloOctober 18th 2016
chocolate pieces stacked in balance next to slice of lemon

Herbal Teas For Youthful Hair

Herbal teas can be the perfect hair treatment for youthful shiny hair. Learn about western and Traditional Chinese Medical treatment recipes

Amy Branum, AHPOctober 14th 2016
wooded box of assorted tea bags

Run Safe: Tips to Avoid Skin Damage

When running it is important to protect your skin from sun damage. Remembering to wear sunscreen will keep your skin safe while running

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 15th 2016
Two men jogging in silhoutte with sun

Exercise for Skin Health

Regular exercise is good for healthy skin. Learn how exercise can improve skin elasticity and reverse aging. Exercise to help with anti-aging skin.

Anna PleetSeptember 7th 2016
Athletic woman jumping with black tank top and blue shorts

Don't Miss Out on These Minerals for Your Ski...

Different minerals benefit the skin and hair. Minerals can help clear your skin and strengthen your hair. Learn about supplements and minerals for skin health. Minerals are important for radiant skin. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 30th 2016
Grains and nuts arranged in bags and metal bowls

How Does Air Pollution Affect Eczema?

Air pollution can affect those with eczema. Smoke tobacco along with indoor and outdoor pollution can play a big role in causing eczema and asthma.   

Vivian Shi, MD August 29th 2016
Pollution smoke from factories on the horizon

What Is Mindfulness?

Any activity where one focuses on his or her present moment without judgment is practicing mindfulness. Some basic mindfulness practices like yoga, meditation, body scans and breathing.

Anna PleetAugust 26th 2016
Stone balanced on motionless water with setting sun in background

Ten Ways to Reduce Stress

There are many ways that stress can effect your health. Stress reduction is very important in maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 26th 2016
Woman holding temples and looking stressed

Sports Related Skin Conditions

While playing sports skin infections are possible to contract from contact with other athletes. Bacterial infections and fungal infections are prevalent in athletes

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 25th 2016
Soccer players in blue and yellow jerseys kicking soccer ball

Psoriasis Is More Than Skin Deep

Psoriasis can be linked to depression and other mental disorders. The effects of psoriasis can cause mood disorders, trouble sleeping and more.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 25th 2016
Arms folded on wooden rail overlooking trees

What is Exercise and Why Do We Need It?

Exercise is not just important for your overall health but also for your skin health. Exercise can eliminate toxins from your body and skin. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 19th 2016
Woman in purple tank top performing bicep curls with 20 pound weights

Exercise and Eczema

Eczema research has explored the impact of exercise. Learn about the connection between eczema and exercise and what can happen to your eczema skin.

Anna PleetAugust 18th 2016
Muscular woman exercising in black tank top

Sweat and Eczema

Sweat can aggravate and trigger eczema. When treating eczema understand the effects that sweat can have. Learn how to avoid sweat dermatitis?

Vivian Shi, MD August 15th 2016
Man sweating outside in a park with a towel on his back

The Liver and Vitamin A: What's It Got to Do ...

Your liver is amazing and keeps your skin radiant and beautful. Vitamin A is a very important vitamin to keep your liver happy and your skin glowing.

Anna PleetAugust 12th 2016
Close up of kale with red and green colors

Bathing Habits and Eczema

Eczema baths require a unique routine. Here is an eczema bathing guide for eczema treatment, including a bleach bath recipe, frequency, and length.

Vivian Shi, MD August 8th 2016
Baby sitting in a white bathtub

Why You Should Choose Natural Cleansers for T...

Natural cleansers are important for healthy skin. When using natural cleansers you are avoiding putting chemicals on your skin. Read the benefits fo natural cleansers

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 23rd 2016
Close up of water splashing

The Evidence for Vitamin D in Eczema

Research has found that vitamin D may protect us against allergies. People with low blood levels of vitamin D tend to have higher rates of asthma, food allergies, and eczema.

Vivian Shi, MD July 15th 2016
Man holding sunglasses wearing an orange swimsuit on beach

Hygiene and Essential Oils as Natural Bug Rep...

Using a natural bug repellent can be safer for skin and eliminate harsh chemicals. Natural insect repellents may include essential oils.

Brendan CourneeneJuly 15th 2016
Mosquito resting on a reflective table

Oats for Skin

Oatmeal can be used for skin irritation. Learn how you can use oats for itchy skin and how to prepare an oatmeal bath.

Dev ChahalJuly 14th 2016
Oats in a wooden spoon

Botanical Solutions for Dry Skin

Natural moisturizers can be a solution to avoiding synthetically-derived products. Look for these plant-based ingredients in natural skin moisturizers.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 13th 2016
Jojoba nuts scattered around jojoba oil

Probiotics: A Bacterial Balancing Act for Ski...

Probiotics can be used for acne. Learn how harmful bacteria can be fought with probiotics for the skin care.

Erika StalderJuly 13th 2016
Schematic of bacteria as purple rods on black background

The Importance of Oils for Our Skin

Facial oils can be good for your skin. Learn how different facial oils can improve skin and treat dry skin.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 9th 2016
Oils being massaged onto the back as it pours out of wooden bowl

Five Things In Your Kitchen for Healthy Skin

The foods that are good for skin can be right in your kitchen like avocados, green tea, garlic, tomatoes, fish, and walnuts. Look out for these foods for healthy skin. Skin foods can promote clear skin.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 6th 2016
Avocado and avocado slices on a round wooden platter

You Are What You Eat…Or Can You At Least Look...

Looking for tan glowing skin without all the chemicals. The food you want may be able to help. Foods like carrots can tint your skin and give you a natural glow.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 5th 2016
Spinach, carrot, garlic, red potatoes, and tomatoes on table

Essential Oils for Acne

Essential oils can be used as an acne treatment. Here are some anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial essential oils that can be used as an acne treatment.

Amy Branum, AHPJuly 5th 2016
Multiple herbal oils arranged in glass containers with wooden corks

Olive Oil and Sunflower Oil for Dry Skin

Olive oil and sunflower oil can be great for dry skin. Learn how these natural oils can moisturizer dry skin without added chemicals. Olive oil can benefit skin. 

Ramses DelgadilloJuly 5th 2016
Olive, olive oil, and sunflower oil

Ultraviolet Protection Factor Clothing

Ultraviolet rays are dangerous to your skin. Learn how sun protective clothing is an innovative way to protect your skin from the dangerous rays of the sun. 

Keira Barr, MDJune 30th 2016
Sun protective purple T-shirt

Dead Sea Salts And Eczema

Research suggests that dead sea salts may be beneficial for eczema. Read how sea salt therapy can be an eczema treatment.

Jason Derico, NDJune 28th 2016
Beach with blue water sunny skies white clouds and green leaves

Acne Foods: Do's and Don'ts

The foods we eat can help reduce or worsen acne. Find out which diets prevent pimples and what ingredients to avoid for acne treatment.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJune 24th 2016
Mediterranean diet with fish avocados lime, and bread on white plate with garnish on wooden table

Can Hard Water Be Worsening Your Eczema?

Studies suggest that hard water may increase the risk of eczema. Read about the relationship between hard water and soft water with atopic dermatitis treatments.

Jason Derico, NDJune 23rd 2016
​Stream water flowing over rocks with sunshine on one of the rocks

Do Bleach Baths Make Eczema Better?

Bleach baths can be used to fight bacteria from eczema. Learn how you can use bleach baths as an eczema treatment.

Vivian Shi, MD June 23rd 2016
Baby sitting in bathtub smiling with red towel in background