Latest Beauty Smarts Articles

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.

Adrienne 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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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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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
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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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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 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
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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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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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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
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The Anti-Aging Benefits of Gotu Kola

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

Jason Derico, NDAugust 29th 2017
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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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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, Ayurvedic PractitionerMarch 27th 2017
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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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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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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 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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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
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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
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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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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
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