Latest Western Medicine 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

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

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

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

Bisabolol

Bisabolol is naturally present in German Chamomile and is incredibly beneficial compound when used in body care products.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 30th 2018
German chamomile flowers

What Causes Hangnails and How to Avoid Them

One of the great annoyances of life: the hangnail. Learn tips to treat hangnails so that they don't get the best of you.

Steven LamSeptember 27th 2018
 hangnail on finger closeup

Lip Masks for Luscious Lips

Lip masks can be the key to plumper and more hydrated lips. Learn what a lip mask can do for dry and chapped lips and how to pick the right ingredients.

Tara GhalamborSeptember 27th 2018
blonde girl with luscious lips

Everything You Need to Know About Gold Face M...

Gold face masks can be used for rejuvenating facials. Learn about the benefits of gold leaf face masks in 24k skin care.

Tara GhalamborSeptember 27th 2018
 gold foil face mask

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

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

Does Shaving Make Your Hair Grow Back Thicker...

​​Does hair grow back thicker after shaving? Learn whether shaving makes your hair grow back thicker, darker, and faster.

Steven LamAugust 26th 2018
man shaving beard in front of mirror

Squalene

Squalene is found in many skin products. See how it may change how your skin products react on your skin

Alexis MeyerAugust 25th 2018
Swimming sharks with shark fin for skin ingredient squalene

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

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

Can Social Media Prevent Skin Cancer for Teen...

Social media is powerful. Learn about a study that looks at how social media can influence how teens think about skin cancer.

Pearl DoanAugust 25th 2018
 taking photo for social media preventing skin cancer

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

Nails: Gel vs Silk vs Chemical - What is Best...

​​It can be difficult to choose from the different types of manicures. Learn about the types of manicures (chemical, gel, silk) and their affect on nails.

Hannah YanAugust 20th 2018
manicured nails

How Experiences Change Our Genetic Code

DNA change can be caused by experiences in your everyday life. Learn more about changing DNA through genes and the environment.

Alexis MeyerAugust 20th 2018
child getting piggyback ride on mother outside with sun shining on them.

Skin Stories: How Should the Doctor Tell me B...

Breaking bad news to patients cane be inherently adverse. Here's some advice to doctors on delivering bad news to patients.

Alexis MeyerAugust 18th 2018
doctor breaking bad news to patients

Product Review: Suntegrity Natural Moisturizi...

Read our review on Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30 and see if it is good for your skin type.

Ashley DumontAugust 18th 2018
Suntegrity products

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

Nutrition and Epigenetics in the Skin

Diet plays a role in epigenetics, which has an impact on the skin aging. Learn more about the influence of epigenetics and nutrition on the skin.

Steven LamAugust 18th 2018
mother feeding child for good nutrition and healthy skin

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

Infected Eczema: What Doctors and You Can Do

Eczema can be worsened by staph infection. Learn about treatments for staphylococcus infected eczema. Find an eczema treatment that works for you.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MASAugust 16th 2018
Girl in denim playing outdoors

Pushing Nail Cuticles: Risk or Reward?

​​Cuticle removers and cutters are commonly used to make manicures appear cleaner. Learn whether pushing cuticles back is good or bad.

Tammy WuAugust 11th 2018
manicurist pushing nail cuticles back

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

How Can Low Dose Isotretinoin Help My Bumpy R...

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is commonly used to treat acne. It can also be used for rosacea. Learn how Accutane may be used in rosacea treatment.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MASAugust 10th 2018
white isotretinoin pills against blue background

Product Review: Klenskin Kids Shower On Sunsc...

Klenskin products include sunscreen alternatives such as shower on sunscreen. Here's our review o of wash on sunscreen for sun protection.

Ashley DumontAugust 10th 2018
Klenskin (TM) Sunscreen Products

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

Cold Sore Triggers and Treatments

Cold sores can be itchy and painful. Learn what causes cold sores and fever blisters, and how you can treat them.

Rebecca QuinonezJuly 30th 2018
woman holding hand to face and ips

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

Skin Story: Experience With Isotretinoin for ...

​​Isotretinoin is a prescription medicine that can be used for acne treatment. One girl shares her experience in using isotretinoin for severe acne.

Alexis MeyerJuly 22nd 2018
Woman with a clear face that can occur after isotretinoin for acne

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 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

Waterproof Sunscreen: Real or Fake News?

Everyone uses the word "waterproof" sunscreen. Is this a real thing? Quick read where we simplify how to find the best sunscreens for the water.

Simran Singh SandhuJuly 22nd 2018
Water resistant sunscreens on a shelf

How Is Folliculitis Related to Acne?

Folliculitis is a name for skin conditions where there are inflamed hair follicles. Hairs can be effected all over the body, on arms, legs, face, and back.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJuly 22nd 2018
​Woman in white tank top looking at her face reflection in a mirror

Vaginal Bumps: 7 Conditions Those Bumps Could...

Bumps on the vagina can be a sign of different conditions. Whether these vaginal bumps are itchy, hard, or sore can tell you what health conditions you may have.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJuly 22nd 2018
woman in white tee and black bathing suit standing on ocean shore

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

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

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

Black Nail Streaks: Causes and When to Worry

Nail black streaks are caused by many reasons. Learn about the many causes and the signs of nail melanoma.

Rebecca QuinonezJuly 20th 2018
Longutidinal melanonychia on the thumb

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

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

Product Review: Skinbetter Science

Product reviews written by skin care experts. Learn if Skinbetter Science products should be added to your skin care routine.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJuly 16th 2018
Skinbetter Science Skin Product Line

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

The Role of the Microbiome in Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the skin, joints, and heart. Learn about how the microbiome changes in psoriasis.

Hannah YanJuly 15th 2018
skin mircrobiome bacteria in psoriasis

SPF Is Important But Don't Skip This Factor i...

There are various ways to find UVA protection. Learn what sunscreen ingredients and UVA blockers to look for.

Adrianne PanJuly 15th 2018
Woman laying out in the sun with denim hat and black tank top

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

Tips to Make Body Shaving Easier

Body shave with ease. Learn a few tips to help make body shaving easy and avoid razor bumps and cuts.

Niel PanchalJuly 14th 2018
Shirtless man on the beach with sparse body hair

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

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

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

Ultrasound and Skin Rejuvenation

Ultrasound technology can be used to tighten the skin. Learn about the science for using ultrasound to fight skin aging.

Analynne MadridJuly 9th 2018
Beautiful brunette with young skin, green eyes, wavy hair, and beautiful lips

Skin Physics Spotlight: Microdermabrasion

Take a closer look at Microdermbrasion. Chemical peels and microdermbrasion can help clear up your skin and rid of chemicals.

Analynne MadridJuly 8th 2018
face of beautiful blonde woman with glowing skin and out-of-focus leaves in front of face

Newest Sunscreen Trend: Double Application

Doubling up on sunscreen is the latest trend in sun protection. Learn what a double layer of sunscreen can do for your skin.

Tammy WuJuly 8th 2018
People playing beach volleyball with ocean in background

The Tiny, Microscopic Reason Behind Your Zit:...

The C. acnes bacteria is a cause of acne but it's not so simple. Research shows that the diversity of the C. acnes bacteria and the skin microbiome matter.

Pearl DoanJuly 4th 2018
woman with braided hair in front of lake in tank top without acne

UVA and Blue Light in the Shade

Yes, UVA and blue light can get to your skin in the shade. If you are trying to keep your face from aging, you need to stay informed of the science of shade care. Read to learn more. 

Janice LeungJuly 4th 2018
Umbrella shade on beach with UVA and Blue Light around

Bacterial Biofilm: Bacteria's Dirty Secret

Bacteria in the microbiome can form biofilms. Biofilms pose a threat to oral and skin health. Learn about bacterial biofilms and how they can be treated.

Hannah YanJuly 4th 2018
Hand washing with bar soap under the faucet to wash bacteria off hands

How Do Genes and Environment Affect Acne Diff...

Is acne genetic? The latest acne research explores whether acne is genetic or environmental.

Hannah YanJuly 4th 2018
woman with acne sitting outside next to tree

How Is Psoriasis Different in Those with Dark...

Psoriasis on dark skin is different. Learn how psoriasis on skin of color, especially on black skin, is different and how it can be treated.

Rebecca QuinonezJuly 4th 2018
woman of color with psoriasis

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

Azelaic Acid: A Real-World Evaluation for Ros...

Azelaic acid can be used for rosacea treatment. Rosacea treatments differ for everyone. Learn how azelaic acid is being used to treat symptoms of Rosacea.

Pearl DoanJuly 3rd 2018
rosacea face treatment azelaic acid

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

The Impact of Scalp Psoriasis and Topical Tre...

Learn the best treatments for scalp psoriasis. Learn the best shampoos to help cure psoriasis of the scalp. Psoriasis can be treated, learn how.

Stephanie WongJuly 3rd 2018
Man with long hair and white shirt placing hand on head

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

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

Six Safe Tips from a Dermatologist to Use Top...

Six safe tips on how to use topical steroids correctly. Learn the best tips to help you use steroids safely and effectively for eczema.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJuly 1st 2018
topical steroid cream on hand closeup

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

A Closer Look on Skin Lightening: A Result of...

People seek to lighten their skin under certain societal pressures. Learn whether skin lightening is due to confidence or societal pressure.

Pearl DoanJune 27th 2018
African American Lady with colorful patterned top

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

Book Excerpt: Glow - The Dermatologist's Guid...

The right diet can help your skin look healthy and beautiful. An exclusive excerpt from Dr. Rajani Katta's book on a diet based approach to healthy skin,

Rajani Katta, MDJune 22nd 2018
The Dermatologist's Guide to a Whole Foods Younger Skin Diet

The Subtypes of Rosacea and How They Are Diff...

Rosacea can involve redness, red bumps, and swelling on the face. Learn about the four types of rosacea that are frequently mistaken for acne. 

Alexa HerzigJune 21st 2018
Rosacea vs Acne

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

Sun Safety in Outdoor Athletes

Outdoor recreation safety tips to protect your skin from the sun during outdoor activities. Keep your skin safe while playing sports outside.

Lily Park, DOJune 10th 2018
outdoor kayaking in the sun

Product Review: Bug Bite Thing

See our review of this new device to help with bug bites. See if bug bite creams are a thing of the past.

Ariel MaroonJune 2nd 2018
Bug Bite Thing in hand

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

Phthalates

Phthalates are now being used less in skin products. Learn how to watch out fo phthalates and about their risks.

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 23rd 2018
Overhead view of woman applying makeup in front of mirror

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

Fun Ways to Protect Your Face from the Sun

Sunscreen in makeup makes it easier to protect your face from the sun. Learn more about makeup with SPF.

Lisa TranMay 21st 2018
woman protecting face from sun with wide brim hat

Red, White, and Annoying: The Causes of Stret...

Learn what causes stretch marks and how you can treat and prevent them to keep you feeling confident in your own skin.

Chau Phan , PharmDMay 21st 2018
red stretch marks on pregnant belly

Why Your Hairdresser Might Save Your Life

You hairdresser is probably one of the few people that regularly look at your scalp. See how your hairdresser might save your life.

Alexis MeyerMay 21st 2018
hairdresser styling woman's hair

Is It a Callus or a Wart?

Warts and calluses can look similar. Warts are infections while calluses develop from friction. Learn how to tell and treat.

Alexa HerzigMay 20th 2018
hands and feet of woman standing on rocks

Skin Story: Living with Acne

The best solutions for acne can be found by visiting a dermatologist. Read about this teenage acne experience and skin care advice for acne.

Alexis MeyerMay 13th 2018
asian man thinking outdoors about acne experience

Skin Story: Why It's Scary to See the Doctor

​​Being too scared to go to the doctor is more common than you may think. Learn how you can overcome doctor appointment anxiety.  

Alexis MeyerMay 13th 2018
scared while visiting doctor

Product Review: EltaMD and Tizo Sunscreens

Learn about products from our Sonia Sharma as she tests out the EltaMD and TiZO product line.

Sonia SinghMay 12th 2018
beautiful blonde woman wearing overalls sitting in sunlight

How To Prevent Razor Burns, Cuts, And Irritat...

Learn the best ways to prevent razor burn, cuts, and irritation. Razor bumps can be painful and can be prevented with proper skin care.

Niel PanchalMay 12th 2018
Shaving razor and brush on a table

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

Your Skin Bacteria Might Be a Mosquito Bite M...

Mosquito bites bacteria can cause skin irritation as well as disease. Learn what attracts mosquitoes to human skin to prevent yourself from disease. Learn why mosquitos bite you. 

Pearl DoanMay 6th 2018
mosquito bites on back

Skin Story: A Personal Experience with Isotre...

Isotretinoin is commonly prescribed for acne. One college student shares her experience with isotretinoin for acne treatment.

Alexis MeyerApril 29th 2018
girl with clear skin wearing glasses resting on tree

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.

4 Reasons to Consider Korean Skin

Korean skin care is known to be ahead of the world skin care game. Here's why you may want to start using Korean skin care products.

Daranny Kuch April 28th 2018
korean skin care products

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

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

Dangers of Waxing You Need to Know

Side effects of waxing are often skin-related. Here are some risks and dangers of waxing to consider, including allergic reaction, pimples, and rashes.

Alexis MeyerApril 23rd 2018
Waxing legs with wax strips

The Best Makeup Remover for Your Skin Type

Your skin is specific to you, and so should your makeup remover be. Learn what is the best makeup remover for your skin type.

Tara GhalamborApril 23rd 2018
bottle of micellar water as makeup remover and other products

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

Is Rosacea Genetic?

Does rosacea run in your family? Are you worried that Rosacea is genetic? Find out the causes and triggers of rosacea and how to best treat your rosacea.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MASApril 15th 2018
​Young toddler boy wearing red stripes playing with his father on the beach

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

What Causes Split Ends and What Can You Do?

Split ends are a result of both genetics and a result of dry breaking hair. Learn how you can prevent split ends and maintain strong long hair. Read More

Alexa HerzigApril 11th 2018
blonde woman with covering face with hands and hair over them

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

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

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

Should I Be Using a Men's Razor to Shave My L...

Should you be using a men's razor to shave your legs? A few shaving tips can lead to smooth legs. Women's shaving hacks can help you.

Eunice KimApril 8th 2018
Men's shaving razor with multiple blades

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

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

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

What Is the Difference Between Prenatal Vitam...

What is the difference between prenatal vitamins and multi-vitamins? Prenatal vitamins are often called pregnancy vitamins. Multivitamins can be used for many different things.

Ariel MaroonMarch 29th 2018
Multivitamins pouring out of bottle into hand

5 Surprising Beauty Remedies with Apple Cider...

Apple cider vinegar benefits include anti-aging, fighting acne, and balancing skin pH. Learn about the uses of apple cider vinegar to add to your beauty remedies it may even be an acne treatment.

Alexis MeyerMarch 24th 2018
bottle of apple cider vinegar for beauty remedies

3 Reasons Why You Should Never Wear Your Make...

Makeup can stress your face at the gym. Learn 3 reasons why makeup can cause your skin to break out when working out.

Eunice KimMarch 22nd 2018
Woman working out with weights

Persian Inspired Skin Care

Persian skin care can help you reconnect with your body. Learn about tips to enhance your skin care routine.

Tara GhalamborMarch 11th 2018
Purple rose petals scattered on a white wooden surface

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

Natural Ingredients That Act as Lip Plumpers

​​Natural lip plumpers are an inexpensive and noninvasive way to get fuller lips. Learn about the different options for natural lip enhancement.

Tara GhalamborMarch 5th 2018
woman applying lip plumper

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

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

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

Formaldehyde Releasing Agents

Formaldehyde releasers are commonly used as preservatives in skin care and hair care products. Learn about the uses and safety of formaldehyde releasing agents.

Hannah YanFebruary 26th 2018
Hair products with formaldehyde releasing ingredients in container and hanging towel on hooks

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

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

New Year, New Food Label?

Your food label is changing. Do you know how to tell what is in what you are eatng. Read more to learn how food labelss are changing.

Ariel MaroonFebruary 24th 2018
2018 new year's sign

Gold Nanoparticles for Acne Treatment

Gold nanoparticles may be the newest acne treatment for your skin. This acne treatment may be a little boujee. 

Alexis MeyerFebruary 24th 2018
Gold makeup on the face with golden iris

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

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

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

Skin Story: Eyelash Extensions - Are They Wor...

Not familiar with eyelash extensions?  Here's some advice from one person's experience.  Whether you want full thick lashes or long full lashes.

Alexis MeyerFebruary 21st 2018
woman with eyelash extensions

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

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

Hyaluronic Acid Benefits in the Skin

Hyaluronic acid helps to plump the skin and make your skin look youthful naturally. Learn more about how it can be used on the skin to help it remain youthful.

Tara GhalamborFebruary 20th 2018
Woman in cap and white shirt laughing in front of house

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

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

Cultural Definition of Beauty: Golden Tan or ...

Beauty standards vary by culture. Learn how your perception of beauty compares to other beauty standards around the world.

Pearl DoanFebruary 20th 2018
beautiful pale asian woman

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

Science of Radiofrequency Skin and Body Tight...

Radiofrequency skin tightening is a procedure used to tighten loose skin. Learn the science behind radiofrequency anti-aging treatments and skin tightening. 

Analynne MadridFebruary 14th 2018
clear-skinned latina woman standing in field

Can Your Computer or Cell Phone Screen Age Yo...

Blue light may have biological effects on the skin. Learn more about the effect of blue light on skin aging.

Hannah YanFebruary 14th 2018
man sitting and looking at laptop computer screen

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

Is Baby Poop Good For Your Face?

A new beauty trend is to use baby poop face masks. Learn if there is any science behind the poop facial.

Tammy WuFebruary 14th 2018
baby poop face mask

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

The Effects of Different Manicures on Nail He...

Manicures help nails look beautiful but they may affect overall nail health. Learn about how different manicures affect nail health. Are you getting too much UV?

Elizabeth Usedom, MDFebruary 12th 2018
Red nail polish being applied during a manicure

PRP Vampire Facial: How Does It Work?

The vampire facial involves platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate the skin. Learn more about the vampire facelift facial treatment.

Tara GhalamborFebruary 12th 2018
beautiful-woman-vampire-facial

​Eyebrow Shaping for Men: My Threading Experi...

Eyebrow shaping can be done with threading, even for a guy. Learn more about male eyebrow grooming. A men's grooming kit may include an eyebrow trimmer. 

Steven LamFebruary 12th 2018
Man with well-manicured brown eyebrows

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

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

How Do Perms Affect Your Scalp?

Perms are a way to change your hair. BUT, the effects of perms on your scalp can be dangerous if not done correctly.

Tammy WuFebruary 10th 2018
Woman with permed hair

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

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

Winter Skin and Hair Tips

Your skin and hair can dry out during winter. Here are some skin and hair care tips for keeping your skin and hair healthy and hydrated during the dry winter months.

Alexis MeyerFebruary 7th 2018
Brunette woman wearing grey knit sweater and black coat in winter

Are Baby Skin Products Only For Babies Or Can...

Babies have more sensitive skin and skin care should be different. Learn about gentle cleansers and moisturizers to keep your baby's skin heathy.

Tammy WuFebruary 7th 2018
Close up of parent holding baby's feet

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

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.

Facial Masks from the Garden

These DIY face masks are all natural, made from plant and herbs. Try these recipes designed to give you your best at-home facial.

Amy Branum, AHPFebruary 7th 2018
garden plants and herbs for natural face masks

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

Simple Ways to Make Your Eyelashes Grow More ...

Grow long eyelashes are full and lush. Lush eyebrows can be achieved with makeup, growth serums, and more. 

Tara GhalamborFebruary 7th 2018
woman with long thick and full eyelashes

Are Bacteria Hiding on Your Toothbrush?

Your toothbrush can be the home to many different types of bacteria a. Change out your toothbrush and replace your toothbrush after being sick. 

Tara GhalamborFebruary 7th 2018
Toothbrush with bacteria

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

Sexually Transmitted Diseases That You Can St...

Condoms are important. A conversation with your partner is key to staying protected. 

Kristin Blake, MOM, LAcFebruary 6th 2018
 Pink condom and std pills

Does Chlorine Break Down Sunscreen?

The chlorine in pools can break down sunscreen. Find out which sunscreen ingredients can break down when exposed to chlorine. Protect your skin in chlorine.  

Janice LeungFebruary 5th 2018
Boy splashing in a swimming pool

Science of Dry Shampoo: The Dirty Details

Dry shampoo ingredients may worsen dry scalp problems. Learn which is the best dry shampoo for sensitive scalp and dandruff. 

Megan O'ConnorFebruary 5th 2018
Woman with her curly brown hair blowing in the wind

Are There Hidden Fragrances in Your “Fragranc...

Fragrance-free products may still expose you to ingredients that irritate sensitive skin. Learn about fragrance allergy and how it can be treated.

Alexa HerzigFebruary 4th 2018
woman holding fragrance free product in jar

How To Keep Your Skin Barrier Working Properl...

The skin barrier is vital to the health of our skin and for those with dry skin or eczema. Learn simple tips to maintain a healthy skin barrier.

Janice LeungJanuary 30th 2018
Eczema on the right cheek that is secondarily infected

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

What You May Not Know About Polarized Glasses

Polarized sunglasses are known for reducing sun glare and harmful light. Learn how polarized lenses protect your eyes.

Janice LeungJanuary 30th 2018
Polarized sunglasses with gold rims with pool in the background

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

The Best Apps to Reduce Blue Light Exposure

​​Blue light filter apps can be used to minimize the negative effects of blue light on the skin. Learn which blue light apps can reduce blue light exposure.

Janice LeungJanuary 22nd 2018
phone apps for reducing blue light

9 Important Nail Symptoms You Need to Know

Nail problems are common. Learn about which nails symptoms should make you worry and what they could mean.

Megan O'ConnorJanuary 22nd 2018
holding feather with nail symptoms

Jack Frost Nipping At Your Nose: Winter Skin ...

Tips to keep your skin happier in the cold and dry months of winter. Find your unique skin type.

Megan O'ConnorJanuary 15th 2018
Blonde woman with color scarf standing outside exposing her skin to the winter snow

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

Ceramides: The Skin's Natural Barrier Protect...

Ceramides are important for a healthy skin barrier. Learn about ceramide skin care products and how ceramides help your skin.

Hannah YanJanuary 9th 2018
Moisturizer and bottle of lotion with ceramides

Six Causes for Scalp Scaling and Flaking

Find out the cause of dry scalp and dandruff. A dry flakey scalp can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Avoid dry scalps and dandruff by understanding the causes. Scaling on scalp can be common.

Stephanie WongJanuary 8th 2018
Woman with dry scalp scratching head wearing striped shirt and denim jacket standing in forest

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

Dermatologist Tips to Break The Itch Scratch ...

The itch scratch cycle is challenging and frustrating in dry skin and eczema. Learn from a dermatologist on tips to break the itch scratch cycle.

Vivian Shi, MD January 4th 2018
Itching on the arm

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

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

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

Skin Physics Spotlight: How Does Laser Hair R...

A top nonsurgical procedure, laser hair reduction targets pigment in the hair. Find out how lasers work, practical tips, and possible side effects.

Analynne MadridDecember 22nd 2017
Woman sitting on rocks in front of ocean with hairless armpits and smooth hairless legs

Rashes and Itching in Pregnancy - Part 1

​​Pregnancy rashes can cause skin rashes and itching. Learn more about PUPPPs, Prurigo of Pregnancy, and other skin conditions associated with pregnancy.

Megha Trivedi, MDDecember 11th 2017
Pregnant woman with white tank top standing outdoor next to tree

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

Treatment of Psoriasis on the Hands and Feet

Psoriasis on the hands and feet require their own treatment and care. Here are some treatment options for psoriasis on the hands and feet. Psoriasis treatments are available. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APDecember 8th 2017
Hands and feet on rock

Shockwave Therapy for Cellulite

Shockwave therapy uses sound waves to break up tissue. Learn about research on the use of shockwave therapy for treating cellulite. Shockwave therapy can be used as a cellulite treatment on legs. 

Ramses DelgadilloDecember 8th 2017
woman wearing  plaid shorts and purple shirt holding beach cruiser by river bed

Can Makeup Worsen Acne

Does acne-fighting makeup work? Find out what makeups are best to wear when you have acne. Some makeup is made for acne skin. Find the makeup for your acne

Alexandra Vaughn, MDDecember 8th 2017
​Mirror, red lipstick, and facial powder with brush

Mycophenolate Mofetil And Its Use in Autoimmu...

Mycophenolate, known as Cellcept, is used to treat autoimmune skin diseases. Mycophenolate suppresses immune function

Vivian Shi, MD December 7th 2017
Woman sitting at resort and looking at water with rolling hills

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

Botulinum Toxin for Hyperhidrosis

Botulinum toxin infections can be used to manage hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It can also be used to treat other skin condiions. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDDecember 7th 2017
Girl in black tank top raising her arm outside with sunset in background

Scalp Scaling: Dandruff vs Psoriasis vs Eczem...

An itchy, dry, flaking scalp can be caused by one or more skin conditions. Learn the difference and what treatments can help from an integrative dermatology approach. Scaling on the scalp is common. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APDecember 6th 2017
man wearing sunglasses scratching scalp psoriasis

Trends in Botulinum Toxin: Bro-tox, Scro-tox,...

Men can get botox too. Men can enhance the male package with scrotox. Brotox can help with anti-aging for men.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APDecember 6th 2017
Man in red shirt laughing with woman who is hugging him with sunset in background

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

Quality of Life in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic condition on the armpits, breasts, and groin. Learn about how HS affects sexual, emotional, and physical health. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDDecember 6th 2017
Sad woman sitting on bed alone with coffee in hand

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

Approaching a Facial When You Have Acne

Facials can be damaging to acne prone skin. Learn the proper steps, what to expect from a professional, and how to tailor to your skin with acne.

Dermveda Content TeamDecember 5th 2017
​Brunette woman receiving facial massage with white towel on her forehead

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

Formaldehyde: A Safe Preservative?

Is formaldehyde safe for your skin? What precautions should you take when using formaldehyde products. Find how if formaldehyde is safe for you.

Corinne PenrodDecember 5th 2017
yellow bath set of personal care products shampoo conditioner body soap loofah

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
Holiday decorations on the table with christmas tree in background

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

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 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

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

Psoriatic Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Psoriatic arthritis can lead to severe joint damage. Here’s what you need to know about arthritis in psoriasis symptoms

Vivian Shi, MD October 11th 2017
Pale hands with joints at risk for psoriatic arthritis

Safety of Antifungals in Pregnancy and Lactat...

Antifungal creams during pregnancy raise safety concerns. Learn how to treat fungal infections safely with antifungal creams. Are antifungals pregnancy safe?

Megha Trivedi, MDOctober 11th 2017
pregnant woman wearing white dress

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

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

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
mother and daughter swimming in lake and sharing a kiss together

Genes that Control Hair Growth: How Can They ...

Your genetics can affect your hair growth. Learn how your hair growth can change with modified genetics.

Elizabeth Usedom, MDSeptember 18th 2017
Three women with long hair standing next to each other

Botulinum Toxin in Pregnancy

Botulinum toxin during pregnancy is a controversial topic. Learn about the safety and side effects of botox and how it works during pregnancy.

Megha Trivedi, MDSeptember 13th 2017
Pregnant women dressed in a black bra and black skirt holding her belly

Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Options Duri...

During pregnancy, facial fillers may be used to achieve youthful skin. Learn about the safety of dermal fillers and other cosmetic procedures during pregnancy.

Megha Trivedi, MDSeptember 11th 2017
 Pregnant woman with radiant face standing outdoors with mountains in background

Cause and Treatment of Melasma During Pregnan...

Melasma is a skin condition that is common during pregnancy. Learn about different treatments for melasma during pregnancy and what melasma is.

Megha Trivedi, MDSeptember 11th 2017
Woman in green dress standing outside near tree and next to sunlight trail

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
​Person sitting quietly on a tree stump alone in nature overlooking a view of trees

Safety of Anti-Itch Medications During Pregna...

During pregancy, it is important to take safety precautions when it comes to anti-itch medications. Itching during pregnancy is very uncomfortable, find the safe creams for you and your baby. 

Megha Trivedi, MDSeptember 11th 2017
Pregnant woman in white shirt holding her belly

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.

Safety of Systemic Immune Suppressive Drugs D...

Which medications are pregnancy safe? Learn about the safety of steroid medications during pregnancy. Especially the safety of systemic immune suppressive drugs. 

Megha Trivedi, MDSeptember 11th 2017
Pregnant woman lying on bed in a striped shirt with a blue wall behind her

Skin Care and Makeup During Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy leads to skin irritation and inflammation. Learn about tips for skin care after radiation therapy.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 11th 2017
Skin inflammation on the back after radiation exposure

Options for False Eyelashes

Cancer patients can wear false eyelashes during and after cancer treatment. Here are some things to keep in mind about fake eyelashes.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 11th 2017
Beautiful woman wearing hat with long eyelashes

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

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
Honey dripping into a metal spoon and then dripping into a white bowl​

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

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

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
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Botulinum Toxin for Depression

Depression treatments may use botulinum toxin injections. Learn about the research and how a botox treatment can improve depression symptoms.

Jason Derico, NDSeptember 5th 2017
Depressed woman looking out of a window

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
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​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
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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
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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
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Carbonated Water on the Skin and Hair

Carbonated water or sparkling water can help create healthy skin and healthy hair. Learn the science behind using carbonated water for skin and hair.

Tammy WuAugust 28th 2017
Carbonated water with slices of limes and flowers on red table

Tips to Make it Easier to Use Medications

Taking medication regularly can be a hard habit to adopt. Regularly taking your medication and learning medication safety is important for overall health. 

Spencer Hawkins, MDAugust 21st 2017
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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
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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
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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
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The Use of Yoga Within Dermatology

Yoga is an active way to reduce stress. Explore the role of yoga in skin care and fitness. Learn how yoga helps to reduce stress and increase blood flow.

Megan O'ConnorAugust 14th 2017
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The Skin Microbiome in Eczema

It is important to keep your skin microbiome diverse when you suffer from eczema. Read about resetting your microbiome with bleach baths and other eczema treatments.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APAugust 14th 2017
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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
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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
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Ridding Pubic Crabs With Grooming

Pubic grooming has become more popular therefore reducing pubic lice. There is a lesser chance of pubic lice infestation with more people grooming.

Jason Derico, NDAugust 10th 2017
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Quality of Life with a Chronic Wound

When finding chronic wound relief, you should consider the psychological effects. Learn about the quality of life in chronic wound healing.

Megan O'ConnorAugust 10th 2017
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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

Finding the Right Approach to Treat Psoriasis

Finding the right psoriasis treatment can be difficult. Here’s how to find the right approach to treat your psoriasis.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APAugust 10th 2017
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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
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Product Review: Just FACE and Living Libation...

Looking for a natural lip balm or sun serum for your skin. Check out this beauty review for Just Face and Living Libations.

Sonia SinghAugust 8th 2017
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How Is Acne Different in Darker Skin?

Acne is one of the more prevalent dermatologic conditions in people with darker skin. The skin reacts to inflammation by producing more of the melanin pigment.

Rebecca QuinonezAugust 6th 2017
​Indian woman with dark skin wearing turquoise blouse and watch covering mouth and nose with eyes closed

Sunless Tanning Review: Jergens, Million Doll...

Looking for a self tanner that is not sstreaky, orange or blotchy. Check out these self tanner reviews to find out what will work best on your skin.

Anais Foley-KennedyAugust 4th 2017
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If I Have Dark Skin Do I Really Need Sunscree...

Sunscreen is very important for people with darker skin. Even with the darker pigment and higher amounts of melatonin darker skin is susceptible prevent cancer. Skin sun damage leads to skin cancer.

Rebecca QuinonezJuly 31st 2017
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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
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Quality of Life With a Skin Disease

The pscyhological effects of skin disorders include anxiety and lowered self-esteem. learn about the psychological effects of skin diseases.

Megan O'ConnorJuly 23rd 2017
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Quality of Life in Rosacea

Stress is a common psychological effect of rosacea. Learn about the connection between rosacea and stress.

Megan O'ConnorJuly 23rd 2017
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Quality of Life in Acne

Stress is one of many psychological effects of acne. Learn about the connection between psychological stress and acne.

Megan O'ConnorJuly 23rd 2017
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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
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Fun in the Sun (Safely!)

Not your typical sunscreen review. We reviewed sunscreen sticks, powders, and other products.

Anais Foley-KennedyJuly 10th 2017
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Western Medicine Primer

Western Medicine is a combo of many disciplines such as genetics, anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, pharmacology, epidemiology and more.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 8th 2017
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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
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SugarBear Hair Vitamins: Fraud or Fantastic?

Have you seen the SugarHair Bear vitamins all over social media? They claim to make your hair grow and give you strong healthy hair. These hair vitamins may not be worth the money

Tara GhalamborJuly 5th 2017
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Quality of Life in Vitiligo

The most common depigmenting disorder, vitiligo is often stigmatized by several misconceptions. Learn more about vitiligo, how it occurs, and possible treatments.

Megan O'ConnorJune 30th 2017
Man with vitiligo on the arms, face, and chest looking at himself in the mirror

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
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Skin Changes After Menopause

Menopause has an effect on women's bodies and skin. The fluctuation of hormones can affect skin, hair, and bones. Menopause skin is different from the skin in other another stage of life. 

Jason Derico, NDJune 25th 2017
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Quality of Life with Excessive Sweating in Hy...

Hyperhidrosis (or profuse sweating) is common among many individuals and can be life interfering. Excessive sweating is uncomfortable. Learn about options for hyperhidrosis treatment.

Megan O'ConnorJune 25th 2017
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5 Important Questions About Dandruff

Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is caused by excessive oil production of the scalp. Learn what dandruff is and how you can treat it.

Judith Hellman, MDJune 19th 2017
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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

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
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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
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Six Causes of Vaginal Discharge

There are 6 causes of vaginal discharge, not all are abnormal. It is important to understand the discharge colors. Vaginal discharge does not always mean an STD.   

Manisha Notay, MBBSJune 18th 2017
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The Use of Intense Pulsed Light for Treating ...

Light energy can target multiple parts of the skin including the treatment of skin discoloration. Intense pulsed light can be used as a treatment for skin discolorations. Light can be used as a skin discoloration treatment.

Karla Alberts, NDJune 18th 2017
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Six Important Facts About the Human Papilloma...

How do you get Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? Learn what HPV is, how it’s spread, and how it can be prevented. Learn how you can best treat HPV and all the facts. 

Megan O'ConnorJune 18th 2017
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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

Your Guide to Sunscreens, Sun Protective Clot...

Keep your skin safe from the sun with sun protectant sun clothing and sunscreen. UV protection clothing can keep you safe.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJune 14th 2017
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Benzoyl Peroxide vs Salicylic Acid for Skin C...

Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are common active ingredients in acne treatment. Learn if benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid is best for your skin.

Corinne PenrodJune 11th 2017
​Petite woman with red hair loosely tied in a bun wearing a black tank top looking to her left

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
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Overtraining and its Effects on Your Skin

Overtraining can take a big toll on your body not to mention the side effects it can have on your skin. Protect your skin and your body by understanding when to take a break from training

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 30th 2017
​Tired woman bending over and tired while running

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
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Three Important Things You Should Know When U...

Before you use a condom there are important things you need to know. Condoms do not protect against STDs and lubricants can break down condoms. Find your condom

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APMay 22nd 2017
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What Are Causes for Penile Discharge?

Penile discharge is the presence of leaking fluid from the penis. Male discharge can be clear, cloudy, pus-filled, or yellow. Learn what causes a penis discharge.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APMay 22nd 2017
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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
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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
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​Superfood Series: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a superfood that provides the body and skin with many benefits. Chia seeds are nutrient powerhouses for energy.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 22nd 2017
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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
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Safety of Acne Medications During Pregnancy a...

Your acne treatment routine may need to change while pregnant. Not all acne medications are safe during pregnancy. Learn what acne treatment is safe for you.

Megha Trivedi, MDMay 22nd 2017
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Can Condoms Cause Irritation?

Condom irritation can be caused by different chemicals or a latex allergy. Condoms can cause irritation after sex. Check out these non-latex alternatives for skin

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APMay 22nd 2017
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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
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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
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A Healthy Microbiome for Clear Skin

Gut microbiome health may be an important determinant of healthy skin. Learn how your skin microbiome is related to gut health.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMay 14th 2017
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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
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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
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Do IUDs Cause Acne?

New IUDs may worsen or improve acne. Learn about the effects of IUDs and progesterone on acne and how it compares to other forms of birth control.

Megha Trivedi, MDMay 13th 2017
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Rashes and Itching in Pregnancy - Part 2

Pregnancy rashse can cause skin rashes and itching. Learn more about pemphigus, folliculitis, and eczema of pregnancy

Megha Trivedi, MDMay 13th 2017
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Spironolactone to Combat the Hormones of Acne

Spironolactone may be a great treatment for hormonal acne because it lowers sebum production helps prevent plugging of pores, which in turn reduces pimples.

Vivian Shi, MD May 13th 2017
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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
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Do Moles Become Bigger During Pregnancy?

Moles can change during pregnancy. Moles during pregnancy can change size and shape. Learn how to monitor the changes in moles when pregnant.

Megha Trivedi, MDMay 13th 2017
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What Are Some Good Ways to Treat Itch in Ecze...

Learn the triggers for itch with eczema. Some common itch triggers in eczema are temperature, humidity, dry weather, sweat, and soaps. Treat your eczema itch. 

Vivian Shi, MD May 2nd 2017
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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
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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
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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

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

6 Signs that Your Acne May Be More than Just ...

What causes acne can be a sign of other skin conditions. Learn what things that cause pimples make it more complicated. Your acne could actually be rosacea. 

Rebecca QuinonezApril 25th 2017
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Skin Story: An Experience with Keratosis Pila...

Keratosis Pilaris causes itchy bumps on your skin than can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Learn what it is like to experinece keratosis pilaris.

Alexis MeyerApril 24th 2017
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How To Improve Acne Scars

Finding the right treatment for acne scars can help the skin heal. Different treatments such as a chemical peel can improve acne scars. Get rid of your acne scar

Alexandra Vaughn, MDApril 23rd 2017
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How Does the Microbiome Change in Eczema?

The microbiome is a community of bacteria that live on your skin and are extremely important for your overall skin health especially when it comes to treating eczema. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APApril 10th 2017
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Scalp Cooling to Reduce Chemotherapy Associat...

Scalp cooling and cooling caps have been known to help those going through chemotherapy to lessen hair loss.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDApril 10th 2017
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Biological Medications for Hidradenitis Suppu...

Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory condition with painful lesions on skin. Learn about new biologic treatments and what you can expect from them.  

Alexandra Vaughn, MDApril 10th 2017
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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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Skin Scraping (KOH and Mineral Oil Preparatio...

Skin scrapings are used to diagnose fungal and parasitic infections. Learn how KOH mineral oil based skin scraping allows derms to check for fungus in the skin.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDApril 3rd 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
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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
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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

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
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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

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
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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 Product Ingredients Should You Avoid in ...

Avoid eczema flare-ups by understanding what skin care products irritate your skin. Preservatives and fragrances are a few ingredients to avoid.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDMarch 27th 2017
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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

Skin From an Ayurvedic Perspective

Taka a look through an Ayurvedic lens at the ayurvedic element approach. Taking a different apporach to your regular skin care routine may help your skin.

Ashlesha Raut, APMarch 27th 2017
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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
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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
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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
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Emulsifiers: Good or Bad for the Skin?

Emulsifiers in cosmetic products may have an negative effect on the skin. Learn how these widely used product ingredients made be bad for skin.

Corinne PenrodMarch 15th 2017
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Product Review: SIBU & NutriBiotic Facial Moi...

Facial cream and face moisturizer review from a reviewer with combination skin. Learn if Sibu and NutriBiotic Facial Moisturizers are for you?

Sonia SinghMarch 15th 2017
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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
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2017's 5 Hottest Beauty Trends

The new makeup trends of 2017 will have you on top of the latest makeuplooks all year long.

Sonia SinghFebruary 24th 2017
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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
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Oral Steroids

Oral steroids are used for eczema and skin rashes. Read list of oral steroids used in dermatology and how they work. Oral steroids for dermatitis may be your treatment.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 20th 2017
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Field Therapy for Actinic Keratoses (Precance...

Field therapy can be used for actinic keratosis treatment. Learn about the use of topical creams for actinic keratosis treatment.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APFebruary 20th 2017
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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

Hair and How It Changes During and After Preg...

During pregnancy, it is normal for you to experience loss of hair or growing hair. Learn about the safety of hair removal treatments during and after pregnancy.

Megha Trivedi, MDFebruary 20th 2017
​Woman with long black silky hair tied with a bow wearing a long blue and white floral dress

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

Makeup How-To: Snappy in 7!

Quick makeup look to get you out the door faster. cover dark circles, cover pimples, and have glowing skin all day.

Anais Foley-KennedyFebruary 17th 2017
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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
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Solutions for Missing Eyebrows

Eyebrows are an important facial feature. Missing eyebrows from chemotherapy can be solved with eyebrow pencils, eyebrow tattoos, and many other solutions. Don't let eyebrow loss hold you back, find the best eyebrow solution for you. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 14th 2017
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Demystify the Differences Between Antibiotic ...

Topical antibiotics inhibit or destroy the growth of bacteria. So what do ointments do and how are they different?

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 14th 2017
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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

Low-Level Light Therapy for Hair Loss

Low-level light therapy (LLLT) can be used for alopecia and hair loss. Learn how LLLT devices can be used for at-home alopecia and hair loss treatments.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDFebruary 8th 2017
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Why Does Rosacea Make My Skin So Sensitive?

Rosacea is an inflammatory condition of the face that is divided into four different subgroups. Two of the common subgroups are associated with dry and sensitive facial skin. 

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APFebruary 7th 2017
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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
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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
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5 Simple Steps to a Meditative Home Spa

Take the time to relax by creating a home spa for meditation. Use a bath bomb to relax and slow yourself down.

Anais Foley-KennedyFebruary 3rd 2017
Woman in relaxing outdoor spa bath

Topical Retinoid Medications: Tretinoin, Adap...

The most commonly used prescription-based topical retinoids are tretinoin, adapalene, and tazarotene, but there are others that are used less often including alitretinoin.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APFebruary 1st 2017
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Topical and Oral Anti-Parasitics

Topical and oral anti-parasitics are used when trating a parasite in your body. Common parasitic infections of the skin include head lice, body lice, pubic lice, and scabies.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDJanuary 31st 2017
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Medications That Can Cause Psoraisis

The drugs that you take can be causing psoriasis. Learn about the drugs that worsen psoriasis.

Dermveda Content TeamJanuary 24th 2017
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Botulinum Toxin and How it Works for Wrinkles

Does botulinum toxin improve all wrinkles? Is it permanent? Learn how anti-wrinkle injections like botulinum toxin work on your skin.

Dermveda Content TeamJanuary 24th 2017
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Skinterview with Beauty Blogger & FutureDerm ...

Meet Nicki Zevola Benvenuti, founder of FutureDerm.com. Get to know what sunscreen she uses and her other tips for skin care. 

Nicki Zevola BenvenutiJanuary 20th 2017
Makeup and beauty products

Cryolipolysis: The Science Behind Freezing Fa...

Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure for fat reduction. Learn how cryolipolysis treatment can be used for body sculpting and freezing away fat.

Vivian Shi, MD January 19th 2017
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Changes in Skin Color During Pregnancy

Skin care during pregnancy can change. Things to expect are melasma, skin color changes, and stretch marks.

Megha Trivedi, MDJanuary 17th 2017
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Spironolactone and Hair Loss

Spironolactone acts by blocking the action of circulating hormones that can be a treatment for hair loss. Spironolactone also has two anti-hormonal effects.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJanuary 12th 2017
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Treating Psoriasis in Pregnancy and Lactation

Find the right psoriasis treatment for your skin while pregnant. Medications can affect your skin differently while pregnant. Find your psoriasis treatment.

Megha Trivedi, MDJanuary 12th 2017
Pregnant woman holding stomach standing outside near sunset.

Skin Research Spotlight: Body Work for Cellul...

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

Ramses DelgadilloJanuary 11th 2017
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Skingredient: Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl palmitate has been the subject of controversy as it is widely used in sunscreens. The central issue is whether or not retinyl palmitate can accelerate the formation of skin cancers

Dermveda Content TeamJanuary 8th 2017
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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
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Skin + Pregnancy: Bye Bye Botox & Lashes, Hel...

Your skin care routine during pregnancy will change. Some products you currently use are not safe for the baby. Maintain your pregnancy glow safely.

Anais Foley-KennedyJanuary 6th 2017
Pregnant woman with beautiful, glowing skin in an open field

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
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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
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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

Facial Fillers: What Are They & How Do They W...

​As we age, we lose volume our faces, which can cause lower face laxity and wrinkles. Learn about how facial fillers work from Dr. Stefani Kappel.

Stefani Kappel, MD, FACMSDecember 28th 2016
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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

How Are Ichthyosis and Dry Skin Linked?

Ichthyosis is similar to dry skin in that they both have a dysfunctional skin barrier. Dry Skin and Ichthyosis have many similarities.

Vivian Shi, MD December 26th 2016
Dry and cracked dirt 

Skinterview with Mohs Surgeon & Dermatologist...

Ger to know Mohs Surgeon Dr. Jayne Joo. Learn about her path into dermatology, her mentors, and her advice for good skin care.

Jayne Joo, MDDecember 15th 2016
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Beauty Review: "Face Saving" Makeup

The right full coverage foundation can be difficult to find. We reviewed products so you can find the best full coverage foundation for your skin.

Sonia SinghDecember 15th 2016
Smiling woman with flawless skin

How Do Lasers Work On the Skin?

Lasers can be used on the skin to help a number of skin issues. Whether it be hair removal, blood vessels, or rejuvenate skin lasers can improve skin health.

Dermveda Content TeamDecember 14th 2016
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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

Cosmetic Options to Treat Wrinkles

Read about how to address wrinkles and aging during whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or 60s and beyond.

Stefani Kappel, MD, FACMSDecember 10th 2016
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Skinterview with Mohs Surgeon & Dermatologist...

Get to know Mohs surgeon Dr. Victoria Sharon. Learn about Mohs surgery and her tips for staying safe when out in the sun.

Dermveda Content TeamDecember 9th 2016
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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha lipoic acid is used in many anti-aging creams. Learn about the skin care benefits of a alpha lipoic acid cream.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APDecember 9th 2016
Woman with no wrinkles with daughter

Five Tips for Reducing Razor Burn

Razor burn is painful and uncomfortable. Learn five tips to help prevent and treat razor bumps and what razor bump cream is best for your bumps.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcDecember 6th 2016
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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

Leaky Gut and Atopic Dermatitis: What is the ...

There have been ties between leaky gut and eczema. There are triggers in the body that cause these two things to be linked, whether it may be an allergy or other triggers.

Peter Lio, MDNovember 30th 2016
Girl smiling with blue shirt and no eczema

Skinterview with Mohs Surgeon and Dermatologi...

Get the in-depth info on Mohn micrographic surgery from dermatologist Dr. Bishr Al Dabagh. Read on to learn more about Mohs surgery, skin cancers, and how they are treated.

Bishr Al Dabagh, MD, FAADNovember 29th 2016
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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

No-Shave November: Shaving and Beard Care

Take care of your beard with beard oils and beard growing oils. Understand the best ways to care for your beard and to groom your beard during no shave November.

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 14th 2016
Bearded man in park for no-shave November

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
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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
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A Healthy Way to Get a Base Tan

Get a base tan that is a sunless tan. Tanning can be done without tanning beds and without the sun. Self-tanner is always a safe option for a base tan. 

Dermveda Content TeamNovember 9th 2016
​Woman Jogging Silhouette in Front of Bright Sun

What's The Deal with Nanoparticles in Sunscre...

A common broad-spectrum ingredient in sunscreen are the physical blockers like zinc oxide. The development of “nanoparticle” sunscreen formulas has led to sunscreens that appear transparent and blend easily. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDNovember 9th 2016
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DIY Foot Scrubs: Ode to Your Feet

Create your own foot scrub. Exfoliate your feet and get rid of dead skin with your own exfoliating foot scrub.

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 8th 2016
Woman standing on rocks with bare feet

DIY Natural Lip Balm: Butters & Beeswax

Learn to make your own natural lip balm. Lip balm is great to keep your lips hydrated especially when it uses butters and beeswax. Make organic lip balm.

Amy Branum, AHPNovember 8th 2016
Young Woman With Natural Lip Balm

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
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Five Medical Causes for Hair Loss

Hair loss affects both men and women. Here are some causes of hair loss in women and their treatments. Hair loss causes such as alopecia and medical conditions can be treated. 

Alexandra Vaughn, MDNovember 6th 2016
​Woman with blonde hair and wearing plaid design shirt

Environmental Impact of Sunscreens

Research explores the environmental impacts of sunscreen. Learn about the relationship between sunscreen and the environment.

Corinne PenrodNovember 6th 2016
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Dermatologists & Estheticians: What's the Dif...

Do you know the difference between dermatologists and estheticians? When it comes to facials vs cosmetics vs medical issues, see how estheticians and dermatologists differ.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APNovember 5th 2016
Woman's face with freckles

Why Doctors Use Antibiotics for Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic condition that is characterized by facial redness, flushing, dilated blood vessels on the face. Antibiotics can be used as a rosacea treatment.

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MASNovember 2nd 2016
Array of white circular tablet medications

What Is a Shave Biopsy?

A shave biopsy is a surgical technique performed when a skin lesion cannot be diagnosed by a clinical exam alone. A shave biopsy samples a portion of the superficial layers of the skin

Vivian Shi, MD November 1st 2016
​Gloved hand holding a scalpel

Biological Agents Used to Treat Psoriasis

Biological agents are drugs that can be used to treat psoriasis. Learn how you can use biologic drugs for psoriasis treatment.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDOctober 29th 2016
Woman sitting on ground in parking lot with legs exposed

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

Shaving How-to: Mastering The Wet Shave

Learn to master the wet shave. You the correct techinque and correct razor blade to master the art of the wet shave.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcOctober 27th 2016
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​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
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A Practical Approach to Treating Melasma

The appropriate melasma treatment depends on its cause. Learn about the different treatments for melasma and skin darkening and what is right for your skin.

Dermveda Content TeamOctober 22nd 2016
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​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
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

Laser hair treatments can be used for hair removal. Here are some frequently asked questions about laser hair reduction, laser hair treatment, laser hair removal, and hair treatment. 

Judith Hellman, MDOctober 16th 2016
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Skinterview with Eczema Expert and Dermatolog...

Get to know Dr. Peter Lio, a dermatologist and an expert in eczema. Learn how he practices dermatology in an integrative manner.

Peter Lio, MDOctober 13th 2016
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The Science of Spray Tans

UV light damage can result in skin cancer and premature aging. Learn how spray tans can eliminate the damage of UV light.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDOctober 12th 2016
Tan lines on the chest of a woman

Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Sulfa...

Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate are not the same thing. There names are similair and they both are irritants to both the skin and eyes.

Corinne PenrodOctober 11th 2016
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Emergence of Integrative Medicine and Educati...

Integrative medicine is a growing area of medical research. Learn about the rise of alternative medicine research and how it can treat skin.

Howard Maibach, MDSeptember 21st 2016
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At Home Hair Removal Devices: Truth vs Hype

Do at-home laser hair removal devices really work? Are they safe? Learn about the pros and cons of at-home hair reduction products.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDSeptember 18th 2016
Laser device being used on the legs by a nurse wearing sea blue scrubs

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
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Outdoor Activities Affect Our Skin

Are you protecting your skin from the sun? Here are some sun protection tips for safety in outdoor activities.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 31st 2016
Man canoeing on river with sunburns on the shoulders

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
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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

Modes of Exercise for Every Lifestyle

Regular exercise is beneficial for the skin. Learn about the health benefits of and the connection between exercise and skin for your skin care.

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 26th 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Is Psoriasis Linked to Depression?

There is a link between psoriasis and depression. Effects of psoriasis on a person are more than skin deep. There are many factors that link depression to psoriasis

Vivian Shi, MD August 16th 2016
Depressed person sitting in the shadows at night

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

What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?

Non-comedogenic ingredients are commonly listed on sunscreens, moisturizers, face washes, and makeups. Are “oil-free” and “non-irritating" products effective? 

Corinne PenrodAugust 14th 2016
​Skin cream in white jar

The Safety of Petrolatum

Is petrolatum or petroleum jelly safe for skin? Petrolatum has many like a moisturizer for dry skin and a protectant in wounds. Learn the safety of petrolatum.

Corinne PenrodAugust 14th 2016
White petrolatum on a glass plate on a blue background

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
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Why Do Doctors Use Antibiotics To Treat Acne?

Antibiotics are effective but their use should be carefully considered. Antibiotics can be used to treat acne or as a cure for acne.

Dermveda Content TeamAugust 11th 2016
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What Makes My Face Red?

Facial redness is complicated. On one hand it can lead to a healthy appearance, while on the other hand, it can be a source of embarrassment.

Dermveda Content TeamAugust 10th 2016
Brunette woman wearing a red shirt and holding a red umbrella with white polka dots

Zika Virus and Associated Rashes

Prevent mosquito bites and prevent Zika Virus. Mosquitos can carry the Zika Virus and transmit that virus via bites causing skin rashes and more. Learn to avoid the bites!

Alexandra Vaughn, MDAugust 9th 2016
Close up of mosquito biting the skin

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

Laser Treatment For Rosacea

Laser treatment for Rosacea can improve the quality of life for someone who deals with rosacea. The laser treatment can minimize the redness along with other rosacea treatments.

Vivian Shi, MD July 28th 2016
Red lasers shining at night and making a human face pattern

Ultraviolet Light Treatment For Psoriasis

The use of ultraviolet light can be used to help treat Psoriasis. UV light is a great treatment for psoriasis. UV light can reduce inflammation & redness.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 27th 2016
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Is Rosacea Caused by Demodex Mite Overgrowth?

The cause of rosacea is not certain but DF mites may play a big role. Skin with sosacea may have larger numbers of DF mites

Vivian Shi, MD July 26th 2016
Microscopic view of Demodex mite

Sunlight and Rosacea

If you have Rosacea it is important to understand treatments and the effects of sunlight on Rosacea. Sunlight can worsen the redness of Rosacea

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 25th 2016
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Balancing Your Microbiome for Eczema

Eczema can lead to overgrowth of bacteria. Learn what balances the skin microbiome for atopic dermatitis through bathing and benzoyl peroxide for eczema relief

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, APJuly 24th 2016
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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
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Should I Exfoliate To Help Acne?

When exfoliation is done carefully, this can help to reduce how often pores become clogged and reduce the number of comedones that form that can cause acne.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 22nd 2016
Acne lesions on the cheek and nose

Unique Features of Melasma

Melasma is unique to each person just like the treatment is unique to each individuals. Melasma can be triggered by hormones.

Dermveda Content TeamJuly 21st 2016
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The Three Common Types of Skin Cancer

Sun overexposure increases the risk of skin cancer. The common types of skin cancer can be avoided if you educate yourself on the risks.

Jason Derico, NDJuly 20th 2016
People on the beach with color umbrella

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
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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

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

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

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

Should I Pop My Pimples?

Resist the urge to pop your pimples. Popping pimples can cause inflation. The ance bumps get irritated and cause redness it is best to leave pimples alone and not add bacteria or scaring to your face. 

Vivian Shi, MD July 2nd 2016
Woman popping a pimple on the right cheek

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

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

Hair Matters: Emotional Aspects of Hair Loss

Hair loss has various emotional effects. Hair loss treatment and hair regrowth are possible. Learn about the relationship between emotional stress and hair loss.

Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, AP
Woman struggling with hair loss and depression