The older we get, the more important skincare seems to become. Taking proper care of your skin can keep you looking radiant and youthful for years to come. The dozens of helpful articles listed below offer tips on how to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays, how to navigate the confusing world of skincare… Read More


The first thing you need to know about picking a dermatologist is that you may not actually need a dermatologist. In fact, there are several types of health care providers who can take care of basic skin conditions. Nurse Practitioner – A registered nurse (RN) who has further training in diagnosing and treating patients. s… Read More


Acne Treatment Therapies These therapies may be suggested in select cases, either alone or in combination with medications. Light therapy. A variety of light-based therapies have been tried with success. But further study is needed to determine the ideal method, light source and dose. Light therapy targets the bacteria that cause acne inflammation. Some types… Read More


Types of Acne – What Type of Acne Do You Have? Types of Acne – What Type of Acne Do You Have?Acne is not detrimental to one’s health. However, it can leave a permanent mark and can cause a decline in one’s self esteem. Acne is a common skin disease experienced more often by teenagers… Read More


If there is anything about acne treatment that can be said with confidence, it is that no single acne treatment works for everyone. The benzoyl peroxide product that is a “miracle” acne treatment for a person who has naturally moist and chemical-resistant skin may generate a horror story for someone who has rosacea. The exfoliant… Read More


There are three important pieces of information you need to make note of if you are going to heal your acne. Your age. The root cause of acne is different depending on this factor – acne in your 20s typically suggests poor diet choices; in your 30s breakouts can be a part of the pregnancy… Read More


Acne medications work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection or reducing inflammation — which helps prevent scarring. With most prescription acne drugs, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. It can take many months or years… Read More


Pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps) is a common condition of the beard area occurring in up to 60% African American men and other people with curly hair. The problem results when highly curved hairs grow back into the skin causing inflammation and a foreign body reaction. Over time, this can cause keloidal scarring which looks like… Read More


Pityriasis rosea is a common skin disease. It appears as a rash that can last from several weeks to several months. The way the rash looks may differ from person to person. It most often develops in the spring and the fall, and seems to favor adolescents and young adults. Pityriasis rosea is uncommon in… Read More


Porphyria is blood disorder in which cells fail to change chemicals (porphyrins) to the substance (heme) that gives blood its color. Porphyria Cutanea Tarda, also called PCT, is the most common type of porphyria. PCT can be genetic or acquired. The genetic form is determined by a deficiency in the liver chemical uroporphyrinogen or a… Read More