Get rid of back acne and more with these dermatologist’s tips What’s the single best skin cleanser to fight acne? Benzoyl peroxide cleansers. Benzoyl peroxide is a time-honored acne treatment ingredient that kills the acne causing germ P. acnes (now called C. acnes). It’s affordable, easy to use in a cleanser form, and works extremely […]
Banish body acne with your at-home skin care routine. Body acne involves pimples and blackheads on the chest and back. The upper arms and neck can develop acne, too. The acne lesions can leave lasting scars. In the worst case, cysts and deep scars can develop too. What causes body acne? There are 2 types […]
Acne is bigger than just the zit on your chin or the blackheads on your nose. Acne is an inflammatory condition!
Salicylic acid originates from willow bark and has been used for over 2000 years to treat many maladies, including skin problems. I’ve used SA in my dermatology practice for years. It works best when added in cleansers and treatment pads. As always, sun protection is important during acne treatment to prevent hyper-pigmentation.
Women with acne are also in the anti-aging skin care age group. Skin aging starts at age 25, and acne after 25 is ‘adult’. The good news is that both concerns are addressed simultaneously with the best products for each
A whopping 45% of women between 21 and 30 years of age have acne. A new study out of Italy was recently reported in the Journal of American Dermatology. This study was well-conducted and ties together many ‘loose ends’ regarding this condition. Women with acne reported they were under higher levels of psychologic stress than the women without acne.
Chloe Grace Moretz recently told Allure in an interview that she washes her face with olive oil and that it cleared up her cystic acne: “I swear, my skin is clearer because of it.” Does this work for everyone, and what do I as a dermatologist think about it? Well, she sure is lovely and her skin is […]
What are the most important skin care tips to prevent acne? It depends on your type of acne. Here are the most important control tips that I tell my dermatology patients for the four different types of acne: Pityrosporum Folliculitis Type of Acne Signs: small bumps and pustules along the hair line, forehead, jaw line, neck, back, and chest Tips: […]
When it comes to eating right for your skin, the list of great foods for your skin options is a mile long. One of the best ways to change your diet, and therefore improve your skin, is to simply crowd out the bad foods with the good. Spend your time focusing on putting good food […]
Why is Acne Skin Care a Concern for Men? Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, it is important for men to also consider their skin health during “Movember.” One skin care issue that troubles men is Acne, especially since testosterone increases oil production in your skin glands. The complication of men’s […]