Category Archives: Skin Care Tips

12 Skin Care Products That Can Give You Mercury Poisoning

(edited from the FDA Advisory: Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products) Federal health officials have recently issued a warning to consumers about skincare products that may contain mercury. The products are currently being marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes and wrinkles, says Gary Coody, national health fraud coordinator […]

Non-Comedeogenic, Humectants, Alpha Hydroxyl Acids… What? The Skinny on Winter Moisturizers

(edited from the article: All About Moisturizers) Most of us are enticed by the allure of attaining or maintaining smooth, hydrated, and shiny skin that feels good to the touch. Many of us, especially those of us with dry skin, have looked at moisturizers as a way of treating dry or cracked skin during […]

Men Know Razor Bumps from Shaving – 3 Steps to Avoid the Pain

(edited from the Skin Therapy Letter article: Male Skin Care) For decades, skin care has primarily been considered to be the domain of women, but recently, an increasing number of men are also endeavoring to maintain optimal skin health and prevent unwanted changes that can occur with intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Caring for the skin […]

Over 300 Million Are Heavy Sweaters, Antiperspirants Don’t Always Work

(edited from the Skin Therapy Letter article: Treatment Options for Excessive Sweating and Hyperhidrosis) Nearly everyone sweats as a normal reaction to intense physical activity, high temperatures or emotional stress. Sweating is an important bodily function that allows us to control and regulate our body temperature. However, some of us may sweat excessively without any […]

Tattoo Removal Basics from the Dermatologist

(edited from the article: Tattoo Removal Q&A and article: The Use of Lasers for Decorative Tattoo Removal) For some individuals, a tattoo can be a lifelong aesthetically pleasing and symbolic piece of body art. For others, a tattoo can be a quickly regrettable decision. Unfortunately, not all tattoos are keepers. That lower back […]

6 Skin Rash Relief Tips from the Dermatologist

(edited from the article: Treating Rashes) At one time or another, we have all experienced a rash. Red, itchy, bumpy and inflamed patches of skin are the most typical symptoms that occur. The causes of skin rashes vary widely, ranging from irritation, allergic and other reactions to foods, chemicals, animals, or plants, or other […]

Have An Itch That Won’t Go Away? A Dermatologist’s Guide to Pruritus Treatment

(edited from the article: Management and Treatment of Pruritus) Pruritus, commonly known as “itch”, is a sensation that gives a person the desire or reflex to scratch. It’s estimated that one-fifth of the population is thought to suffer from some form of itch at any given moment. Pruritus commonly occurs with skin disorders such […]

Beware – Herbal Skin Remedies Hidden Dangers. 19 Evaluated – their Side Effects and Drug Interactions

(edited from the article: Adverse Reactions to Herbal Therapy in Dermatology) The use of herbal therapies is on the rise. Because of their convenient availability, some people with chronic skin disorders have attempted to take more control over their health by using herbal remedies along with or instead of conventional treatments. Some people have […]

Hand Eczema Affects 700 million: 13 Dermatologist Treatments for Itchy and Irritated Skin

(edited from the article: New and Existing Therapeutic Options for Hand Eczema) Hand eczema can be a very frustrating condition. Severe itching, inflammation, dryness, redness and scaling of the skin on the hands are the most typical symptoms. For many people it often runs a chronic, relapsing, and remitting course despite appropriate preventative measures […]

Billions of Us Get Acne Scars, Red Spots, and Brown Spots. See the Dermatologist Recommended Laser Treatments

(edited from the article: Laser Management of Acne Scarring) Acne is the most common skin disorder seen by doctors. In fact, it will affect almost every one of us at some time in our lives. If not treated properly, acne can leave behind permanent scars. Scars caused by acne are much more common than […]

Q-Switched Lasers, a Dermatologist’s Gold Standard for Tattoo Removal

(edited from the article: The Use of Lasers for Decorative Tattoo Removal) Tired of your tattoo? You are not alone, a significant amount of people who get tattoos go on to regret getting them later in life. Some options for removal include surgical excision, skin abrasion techniques such as dermabrasion or salabrasion, but laser […]

Bed Bugs: Overview and Skin Treatments from the Dermatologist

(edited from the article: Bedbugs: An Update on Recognition and Management) The common bed bug, (Cimex lectularius) has been a pest to mankind for centuries. Over the years bed bug populations in industrial nations declined steadily with the advent of pesticides, improved sanitation practices, and economic conditions.1 However, pest control companies in Canada and […]

Is Stress Causing Psoriasis or is your Psoriasis Causing you to Stress? Find Out From the Dermatologist

(edited from the article: Stress as an Influencing Factor in Psoriasis) Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that affects approximate 2-3% of the general population.1 Although the exact cause is unknown, current evidence suggests that genetic and environmental influences are contributing factors. Among these factors, emotional stress is considered to play an important […]

Adjusting Your Attitude May Lead To The Fountain Of Youth. Anti-Aging Tips From Guru Singh

We all want to learn the secrets of maintaining a youthful body and spirit, right? In this video, Guru Singh enlightens us with his unique insight and invaluable tips on staying young. Physically, no cell in your body is over 18 years old, your blood is not more than 112 days old and your skin […]

Dermatologists Treat Children’s Psoriasis Differently Than Adult Psoriasis– Medications and Procedures Explained

Psoriasis is a life-long skin disease that often begins during childhood and affects about 3.5% of the population.1 It is associated with the immune system and causes skin cells to reproduce rapidly. This results in an over-accumulation of skin cells on the surface, which can form painful, red itchy lesions. In greater than 33% of […]

Have Eczema Flare-Ups? Your Clothing May Be The Culprit. See New Dermatologist Recommended Fabrics That Protect Your Skin.

Eczema is the most frequent chronic inflammatory skin disease of childhood. It usually starts during the first few years of life, and tends to continuously reappear during a person’s lifetime. Many factors can worsen it, including sweating, skin infections, allergens, weather conditions, stress, and chemical or physical irritants. Clothing can be an effective barrier against […]

17 Cosmeceuticals to Help Aging Skin or Not

(edited from the article: The Role of Cosmeceuticals in Antiaging Therapy) As baby boomers get older, they have shown an increasing interest in maintaining youthful looking skin and preventing the visible signs of aging. As a result, there has been a corresponding rise in the number of topical antiaging formulations found in the marketplace […]