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How to Do a Skin Exam at Home to Look for Cancer

By Dr. Kristie

If you’re like most people, you probably look in the mirror when you apply cosmetics or brush your teeth, but rarely do you do a whole body skin exam to check for the early signs of skin cancer. This is unfortunate since the r…

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Rosacea

What Causes a Red Face?

By Dr. Kristie

Do you constantly have a have a red face? Are your cheeks crimson, even though you’re not blushing and haven’t been out in the sun in ages? If so, your body could be telling you something – and those rosy cheeks could be a sign of an undiagnosed medic…

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Acne Scars

Learn How to Reduce Acne Scarring

As if acne weren't bad enough, a further insult to pimples and blackheads are the scars they leave behind. Dealing with acne scarring can sometimes be just as difficult as dealing with acne, but the good news is there are multiple treatment options available.

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Blackheads

What you Need to Know about Blackheads

By Acne Concern

Blackheads are a form of acne. They are usually found on the face, chest, back, and arms. Like any type of acne, blackheads are the result of clogged pores. The reason that pores get clogged may vary -- sometimes, it's because of hormo…

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Aging Skin

Is there a Treatment for Skin Atrophy?

By Dr. Kristie

As a person gets older, so does their skin. When a person reaches a certain age – usually after the age of sixty they start showing signs of skin atrophy. Atrophic skin is a condition where the skin feels paper thin and is very d…

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis: What is it?

By Anne Halifax

More than 7 million people in the United States have psoriasis. Although this common skin condition is incurable, it is highly manageable, and a variety of effective treatments exist. Most people with psoriasis first have symptoms when they're betw…

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About Acne

What You Need to Know about Acne

The medical term for acne is acne vulgarisAcne is a skin disease categorized by plugged pores -- usually on the face, chest, back, or shoulders.

Depending on the size of the plugged pores, the clogs may end up being either whiteheads or blackheads. If t…

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Natural Treatments for Skin Eczema

By Dr. Kristie

Eczema is a common skin condition that affects almost one in nine people at some point in their lifetime. People with this skin condition usually have characteristic skin changes consisting of scaling, thickened areas of skin that ooze and sometimes bleed; but the most annoying…

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How Pomegranate Extract Helps Aging Skin

By Dr. Kristie

The popularity of the pomegranate fruit is growing rapidly as more people discover its unique health benefits. Pomegranates are a good source of polyphenols and other compounds that reduce inflammation and destroy free radicals. Preliminary studies show that the unique compound…

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Should you use a Moisturizer on Oily Skin

By Dr. Kristie

Oily skin can be a challenge to deal with on a daily basis. It can be disheartening to look in the mirror after thoroughly cleansing and toning and see a slick, shiny face staring back at you. Not to mention the breakouts! When your skin produces excess oil, it not only looks s…

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Treating Acne without a Prescription

By Kiera Maryott

While acne medications prescribed by your dermatologist are usually highly effective, they are also expensive and not always fully covered by medical insurance. If you are not able to treat your acne with prescriptions, it is still possible to achieve a blemish-free complexio…

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Using Food to Fight Acne

By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen

Getting rid of acne isn't as easy as infomercials and product advertisements make it seem.  Acne isn't just a skin problem; it actually starts from within the body. Causes of acne range from hormonal issues to eating a diet that is high in fat and grease.   Changin…

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5 Skincare Products Not Worth Your Money

By Katharine B. Coggeshall

And now for the bad news; although these skincare lines are pricey and tout unblemished reputations, some of their products are simply not worth the investment. Either the product doesn't live up to its claims, causes unwanted side effects, or is only as effective …

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5 Top Skincare Products worth Your Money

By Katharine B. Coggeshall

We all aspire to have flawless, close up-worthy skin. Many are willing to pay top dollar for products that claim to make that possible, but which skincare products actually work and which is a waste of money? Here is your guide to five top skincare products that ar…

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How to Heal Acne Scarring

By Bridget Webber

If your skin is scarred by acne, chances are that you are fed up and frustrated. No doubt, you will have struggled to get rid of acne in the first place, but instead of obtaining relief, you have discovered that your skin still reflects where acne once was and is darker in t…

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Milk and Acne: Does it Help or Hinder

By Dr. Kristie

Acne can cause a great deal of frustration and heartache for both teens and adults. It’s due to overproduction of sebum and poor skin sloughing, which blocks the pores. This overproduction of sebum is thought to be triggered by fluctuating levels of hormones, especially testost…

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Comedone Extraction: Use It for Blackheads?

By Dr. Kristie

Skin comedones are those ugly little facial bumps that are more commonly known as blackheads and whiteheads. They pop up when pores become clogged with an oily substance called sebum which leads to the appearance of tiny black bumps (blackheads), or white bumps (whiteheads). Comedo…

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Can Topical Vitamin C Improve Aging Skin?

By Dr. Kristie

Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin, so it’s not surprising that it plays a role in skin aging. A trip down the aisle of the cosmetic section of the drugstore shows that it’s a common ingredient in anti-aging creams and lotions used to treat aging skin. Is vitamin C good for sk…

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Eleven Sources of Skin Irritation That Can Lead to Acne

By Dr. E. C. Gordon

Acne is an extremely common skin problem throughout teenage years and into adulthood, but there are a lot of unhelpful myths about what can make it worse. For example, diet actually has little to no influence on whether you develop zits.  However, skin irritation definitel…

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5 Natural Ways to Treat Cystic Acne

By Casey C.

Cystic acne is an embarrassing and often painful ordeal. Rather than just your run-of-the-mill zits that pop up from time to time and go away all on their own, zits from cystic acne are often quite severe. Cystic pimples are large, painful bumps that go deep under the skin. They o…

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