Latest Beauty Articles

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Skin Physics Spotlight: No, Intense Pulsed Li...

​​Intense pulsed light, IPL, therapy is different from lasers. Learn about IPL vs Lasers and how people & ads mix them up. See how they are really used.

Analynne MadridApril 18th 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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Beauty: The Forgotten Wisdom

What is real beauty? Read to find out more. Learn about beauty from an Ayurvedic perspective.

Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS (Ayurveda, India)December 27th 2016
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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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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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Skin Food: Beauty Soup Recipe

Get the soup recipe that will help clear your skin. This beauty soup recipe has many great ingredients to help your skin care routine.

Christina Kung, DAOM, LAcNovember 26th 2016
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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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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
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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
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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
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