Skin and Hair Care
Does what you eat affect whether or not you get acne? This has been debated for a long time. A survey of the dietary habits of more than 24,000 older adults suggests that people who eat a diet high in fat and sugar are more likely to develop adult acne.
What are goosebumps? Why do we get them? Do they serve a purpose? Some of these questions can be answered, others can’t. But a recent study in mice links goosebumps to stem cells responsible for the regeneration of hair.
Most people understand the risks of sun exposure, even if they do not regularly wear sunscreen, but getting younger people to pay attention to this concern can be difficult. A study chose a novel approach to this problem by appealing to teenagers’ vanity and focus on their appearance.
Tinted sunscreens offer all the benefits of traditional sun protection products, plus they have added pigments that give them the ability to block visible light, which can also be harmful to the skin.
Doctors are increasingly turning to telemedicine as a way to safely treat patients during the COVID-19 crisis. Dermatology is well-suited for telemedicine, though there are limitations due to the limits of technology, and certain conditions that must be seen and treated in person.
Platelet-rich plasma, derived from a person’s own blood and then injected back into their scalp, has shown some promise as a treatment for certain types of hair loss. However, the treatments are expensive, and there is no guarantee that they will work.
We all know we’re supposed to wash our hands thoroughly many times a day to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but doing so can make skin dry and cracked. What’s the best way to combat this?
Hair loss affects at least a third of women, but unlike men, women are more likely to experience thinning hair than going bald. There are many possible causes and some solutions.
Skin tags are small, benign growths of skin that frequently appear in areas of friction on the skin. They are harmless and do not need to be removed, but some find them unattractive so there are various ways this can be done.
Because skin color affects the presentation of skin conditions, dermatologists must consider skin color in making diagnoses. Because of this, people of color may want to seek out a dermatologist who understands their specific needs and concerns.