BENEFITS OF USING MEDICAL-GRADE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Medical-grade skin care products, also known as cosmeceuticals, contain active ingredients that have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on skin. These kinds of products are sold in our dermatology office. They are often categorized as a blend between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, providing both aesthetic and medicinal benefits. It is a good idea to… Read more »

IMPORTANCE OF SUNSCREEN – EVEN THROUGH THE WINTER

Many people think that sunscreen is only important during the summer months. However, wearing sunscreen is just as important during the winter as it is during the summer. There are several ways you will be able to benefit by wearing sunscreen during the cold months that will keep you skin beautiful and healthy year round.… Read more »

So Many Skin Care Products! How Do I Choose?

Perhaps quarantine has given you time to reevaluate your medicine cabinet full of skin care products. How did I ever accumulate so much stuff?! Over the years, you’ve been lured into purchasing products at the pharmacy or high-end department stores or salons, not knowing which would give the results you truly desire: clear, healthy, beautiful… Read more »

SLOWING THE AGING PROCESS WITH RETINOL

Decades of research suggest that the use of retinol can slow the aging process. Applying retinol to the skin will help with fine lines, textural irregularities, and also help to fade brown spots on the skin. Those people who use retinol for many years indeed have smoother, tighter skin as they age. Retinal is probably… Read more »

Self Care During Tough Times

Just a month ago, I found myself in a familiar circular argument with my mom regarding exercise and self-care.  “I don’t have time to exercise right now,” she said, to which I replied, “you have to find the time.” Now it seems like all we have is time, and I find that self-care rituals are… Read more »

How to Rescue Dry, Cracked Hands from Hand Washing

We are all doing the best we can to protect ourselves from coronavirus. The Center for Disease Control suggests that people should scrub their hands for at least 20 seconds to stop the spread of germs effectively. Though frequent hand washing is a reliable way to ward off illness, it can lead to and exacerbate… Read more »

Skin Rescue in the Winter Months

Did you know? The winter can take a toll on your skin, especially if you are living in arid areas and/or are already prone to dry skin. It can cause your skin discomfort and even lead to sores and cracking, also known as chapping, which can be painful and take some time to heal. Long-term… Read more »

The holidays can wreak havoc on your skin – here’s how to fight back

The holiday lights and parties make this a merry time of year, but all the diet-busting dishes, to-do lists, and socializing can wreak havoc on your complexion. December’s whirlwind of holiday soirees, workplace carry-ins, and happy hours with friends translates into added alcohol, sweets, and stress. All that indulging, coupled with dark days, late nights,… Read more »

Caring For Your Skin During Menopause

Menopause and the years leading up to it bring a host of frustrating and unwanted changes for women. Dry skin, brittle nails, and hair loss are some of the more visible signs and symptoms that can cause women to feel self-conscious and less attractive. Similar to your teenage years, when hormones go haywire, menopause-related hormonal… Read more »