Skin Care

A Beginner’s Guide to Applying Skincare Products

Any beginner just starting out with their own skincare routine is bound to be confused by all of the different products and how to use them. “Oh no, do I exfoliate or cleanse first?” “What’s a toner?” “Oh gosh is my moisturizer the last step?” If these questions sound familiar, these tips will guide you through the steps of skincare Continue reading

Top 3 Tips to Treat Summer Sun Damage

Who doesn’t love the warm summer sun heating their skin. Greeting the day by absorbing heat from the great ball of fire in the sky may be one of humanity’s oldest and most potent rituals. Tip Number One “Avoid over exposure to the midday sun!” shares Emily Rodrigues, certified medical aesthetician and licensed laser technician at Sanova Dermatology in Bee Continue reading

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors: A Treatment for Eczema

Topical calcineurin inhibitors are treatments used to control atopic dermatitis, which is the most common form of chronic eczema. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are usually prescribed to patients as a steroid sparing therapy.  “They are typically not as effective during an eczema flare as quickly as topical steroids, which still form a mainstay of therapy, but are an ideal maintenance therapy Continue reading

The SkinMedica Illuminize Peel | A Summertime Boost

Summertime is a time to enjoy the outdoors, whether hiking, splashing in the pool, or watching the ocean waves roll in. It is not, however, an ideal time for many cosmetic procedures if you are the outdoorsy type. If you have big vacation plans or an upcoming event (July wedding, perhaps?) in the fresh air and wish for a bit Continue reading

Under Your Skin: The Inside Story on Blackheads and Whiteheads

Nearly everyone has them at some point in life, but that doesn’t make having pimples any easier. Whether you have whiteheads, blackheads or an inflamed acne bump, you’d like them to clear up. The problem starts when greasy secretions from the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands combine with dead skin cells. This excess oil (called sebum) and the dead cells stop Continue reading

Exfoliation: What Is It & How Often Should I Do It?

How Often Should I Exfoliate Your skin is not only a cover, but also the largest organ in your body. Like the rest of your body, it constantly regenerates and replaces dead cells for the duration of your life. It is also porous, so as cells die at the surface, they can be trapped by the oil of your skin. Continue reading

Can I Get A Chemical Peel If I Have Active Acne?

If you’ve been wondering if you can get a chemical peel if you have active acne, the answer is a definite yes! When your skin suffers from active acne blemishes, or even if you have scarring from acne that occurred in the past, getting a chemical peel is a great idea. Here are four reasons why you should get a Continue reading

Glycolic Acid… What Is It?

Glycolic acid can effectively remove skin irregularities, roughness, superficial wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Belonging to the alpha hydroxy acid family, glycolic acid is a natural skin exfoliant. “The acid works by going under damaged layers of skin cells and disrupting the proteins that hold them together, increasing skin cell turnover,” explains Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Continue reading

4 Ways to Deal with Psuedofolliculitis Barbae (a.k.a. “Razor Bumps”)

Psuedofolliculitis Barbae (sometimes called “razor bumps”) refers to ingrown beard hairs that become inflamed when the hairs penetrate the skin. It affects those who shave, and reinfection is common–especially if contaminated shaving equipment is used. It occurs near the skin surface, in the topmost portion of hair follicles, resulting in papules or pustules (pimples) that can ultimately lead to permanent Continue reading

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