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Top 10 Ways to Stop Eczema From Flaring In Colder Months

Fall and Winter can be challenging for our skin, and eczema flare-ups are common during the cold months due to the long, cold nights and dry air. What is an eczema flare-up? It’s a return of the symptoms of eczema characterized by: Itchy, red skin Inflamed reddish-brown or gray patches on your arms, hands, chest, or neck Thickening and cracking Continue reading

Do People of Color Need To Wear Sunscreen?

People with dark skin don’t tan, so they don’t need sunscreen, right? Not quite. Although the sun’s UV rays do impact darker skin somewhat differently than lighter skin, people of color still need to be proactive about protecting themselves from skin cancer. Misconceptions Surrounding the Sun’s Effect on Darker Skin “Many people with darker skin believe sunscreen is unnecessary because Continue reading

What Treatment Options Are Available For Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that has many different treatment options depending upon the severity and whether there is associated joint inflammation (psoriatic arthritis). It can present on the skin as dry skin, a rash, and/or thickness or flakiness of the skin. There are quite a few options that are available to treat this condition, with newer options Continue reading

Is Powdered Sunscreen Effective?

New products are the highlight of any new season, and many of our favorite brands are beginning to release a new type of sunscreen to accompany skincare fanatics to the beach, pool, and park this summer. “When used correctly, as a supplement to regular sunscreen, powdered sunscreen can effectively provide an extra layer of sun protection,” shares Lesley Ott, a Continue reading

What Are The Sources of UV Exposure?

When you think of the perfect summer day, chances are you think of the hot sun blazing in the sky. That’s why July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and it’s also the perfect time to learn more about ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This guide is designed to help you understand what UV radiation is, where it comes from, what its hazards Continue reading

The ABC’s of Melanoma Detection

Skin cancer can be a serious condition, especially if it is not treated early on. Fortunately, many cancerous melanomas tend to differentiate themselves from harmless moles, and marks that may indicate skin cancer can be relatively easy to spot if you know what to look for. “Many melanomas are asymmetrical, have unusual borders and colors, are larger than moles, and Continue reading

How Does A Vitamin C Product Fit Into Your Skincare Routine?

Vitamin C is a favorite ingredient in the beauty industry, often recommended by dermatologists thanks to its numerous benefits to the skin. In fact, you can use it with any skin type since it does not lead to the side effects that come with other active ingredients. Vitamin C also referred to as ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid is a Continue reading

Top 4 Alternatives to Tanning Beds

The most beautiful skin is skin that you feel comfortable in. For many people, tanning is a part of feeling comfortable and beautiful in their skin. However, there is no “safe” way to tan, as outdoor tanning and UV tanning booths both expose the skin to harmful ultraviolet radiation. This radiation exposure can give the appearance of bronzed skin but Continue reading

Update on Biologics and the Covid-19 Vaccine

Many of our patients are taking injectable “biologic” medications to help reduce the severity and symptoms of their skin condition. This includes patients with psoriasis, hidradenitis, atopic dermatitis, and other conditions. We have received numerous questions about the use of these medications during the pandemic, as well as their effect on the Covid vaccine. Here is the latest info: PSORIASIS Continue reading

Three Signs Your Acne May Leave a Scar

Growing up, kids hear many well-intended sound bites from their parents that serve as reminders to do their best. “Please brush your teeth.” “Did you comb your hair?” “Wear your mask and bring a spare just in case.” While some lessons are seasonal, others stand the test of time. “Don’t pick at it, or it will scar.” Kids the world Continue reading

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