Latest Wellness Articles

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

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
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Find Mental and Physical Strength Through the...

QiGong is an ancient tradition from China that engages both the body and the mind. Learn more about how QiGong can support physical and mental health.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcAugust 25th 2018
Woman in qi gong pose outside in yellow field under blue sky

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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

Pao Zhi: The Art of Preparing Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs can be prepared in several ways to give them their final effect. Learn how Chinese herbs can be prepared and how it can change their effects.

Christina Kung, DAOM, LAcJuly 22nd 2018
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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

Physiotherapy and the Impact of Exercise in P...

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

Alexander ArringtonJuly 15th 2018
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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

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
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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
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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
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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

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

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

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

Acupressure: Benefits for Your Mind and Skin

Acupressure has various benefits for the skin and overall health. Learn about the health benefits of Chinese acupressure therapy.

Christina Kung, DAOM, LAcMay 21st 2018
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Chaga Mushroom Benefits for Skin

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

Nicole Olayon, MSNMay 13th 2018
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DIY Natural Hand Sanitizers

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

Amy Branum, AHPMay 7th 2018
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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
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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
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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

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

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

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

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
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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
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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
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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

Do Bath Oils Help Dry Skin?

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

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

Ayurvedic Dosha Balancing Tea Recipes for Glo...

Make your own personalized teas based on your Ayurvedic dosha imbalances. These teas can be added to your skin care routine for glowing skin.

Aunna Pourang, MDJanuary 7th 2018
Blue tea kettle and cups with herbs

Green Tea for Skin Care and Glowing Skin

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

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

Fat Soluble Vitamins to Improve Psoriasis

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

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

Water Soluble Vitamins to Improve Psoriasis

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

Elizabeth Usedom, MDJanuary 2nd 2018
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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Overeating During the Holidays? Here is What ...

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

Ariel MaroonNovember 26th 2017
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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
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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
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How Does the Microbiome Control Our Skin's Ge...

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

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

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

Amy Branum, AHPSeptember 18th 2017
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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

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
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Yoga and Its Impact on Lymph Flow

Lymphedema causes legs to swell and the circulation of lymph in the body to slow. Those who practice yoga improvement in swelling and lymph flow.

Megan O'ConnorSeptember 5th 2017
Woman performing yoga on a ledge over a river with a cloudy sky.

5 Nutritional Supplements for Sun Protection

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

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

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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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 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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Using Yoga to Aid with Swollen Legs

Yoga is a great treatment for individuals who suffer from swollen legs. Different yoga poses can help the blood flow to swollen legs.

Megan O'ConnorAugust 14th 2017
Woman performing yoga in black leggings and on the beach with water in background

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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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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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
woman doing a yoga pose on beach shore during sunset

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
Elderly woman with swollen legs walking with cane in hospital and holding arm of another woman

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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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 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
Man with hat sitting on overpass with head down and looking depressed

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 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
Middle aged Caucasian woman in pink collared shirt sitting at park with sun shining on face

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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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

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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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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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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​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
Chia seeds in a smoothie with kiwi fruits and berries on white ruffled tablecloth

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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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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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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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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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

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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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

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

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

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

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

Healthy and Unhealthy Food Habits In Acne

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

Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, NDMarch 21st 2017
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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
Assorted cheeses and and knife on a wooden cutting board

The Root Chakra: Balancing Your "Red" Energy

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

Kim Lee, ND, MH, LEFebruary 15th 2017
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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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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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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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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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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

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
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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
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Prebiotics and Probiotics: What’s The Buzz Ab...

Probiotics and prebiotics have many benefits for your skin. Prebiotics are non digestible carbohydrates that stimulate the growth of probiotic bacteria in your gut. 

Dermveda Content TeamOctober 24th 2016
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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
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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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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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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
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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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The Evidence for Vitamin D in Eczema

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

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

Five Reasons Why Acupuncture Helps Eczema

Acupuncture can be used for eczema treatment. Here are five reasons why acupuncture can make an excellent eczema therapy. Get eczema relief with acupuncture.

Joseph Alban, MS, LAcJune 30th 2016
Acupuncture needles in the upper back

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

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