Skin and Hair

Skin and Hair Articles

Needling your way to healthier skin

Microneedling uses tiny needles to trick the body into thinking the skin has been injured. This causes it to produce new collagen and elastin, which can improve skin texture and appearance. This procedure has a short recovery time, is suitable for most skin types, and produces mild to moderate improvements. (Locked) More »

Zinc oxide shows no link to skin damage

Zinc oxide (ZO) is one of the most effective ingredients in sunscreen to protect against damaging rays. New research has found that ZO nanoparticles don’t penetrate the skin or damage skin on a cellular level from repeated applications. More »

Coffee tied to decreased rosacea risk

Evidence suggests that women who drink four or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day are less likely to report a diagnosis of rosacea, compared with women who drink less than one cup of coffee per month. More »

A deeper look at psoriasis

Psoriasis, a common skin condition, affects more men than women. While it doesn’t affect everyone the same way, the approach to treatment and prevention is often similar. There is no cure yet for psoriasis. The optimal goal of treatment is to reduce affected areas to 1% or less of the body surface area within three months, and to manage triggers to help prevent future outbreaks. (Locked) More »

Unmasking the causes and treatments of melasma

Melasma is sometimes referred to as the mask of pregnancy, because hormones can trigger these dark areas on the face. But the condition isn’t limited to pregnancy, and without treatment, it may last for many years. One of the best ways to help reverse melasma is by being diligent about protecting your skin from the sun. (Locked) More »