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Here you will find information on a variety of skin-related topics

7 Reasons to Treat Acne Early

If your teen or pre-teen has acne, you may decide to let the acne run its course. The most-effective strategy, however, may be to treat acne when it first appears. Treating acne early can clear the skin, which may prevent acne scars, worsening acne, or...

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Acne Inflates Depression Risk by 63%

Individuals with acne have a significantly increased risk for depression within the first 5 years after receiving an acne diagnosis, according to a recent study. For their study, Dr Isabelle Vallerand, of the University of Calgary in Canada, and colleagues...

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Common Skin Conditions

All of us at some time experience, or know someone who is suffering from, a common skin condition that harms their quality of life or self-esteem. Examples of these common conditions include acne, rosacea, balding, cold sores, dandruff, aging skin, etc. In...

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Our skin is a reflection of us

Skin: So pristine when we are born… so variable as we age Our skin is a reflection of us- it tells our age, our habits, our past experiences, our diseases, our current vitality… and it plays a big part in how we consider ourselves attractive. Fundamentally, healthy...

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Acne Care Pyramid

A Method for Educating on the Categories and Usage of Acne Medications The commonality of acne vulgaris belies its complicated nature, a feature familiar to dermatologists, yet often misunderstood by non-specialists and the lay public. The diverse and variable...

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SkinHappy MD Myth Busters

A common sense approach to skin care We all want beautiful skin, but with so much advice and so many warnings out there, it can be tough. How do you know what is clever advertising, media bias or good advice? Read on to see common skincare myths debunked for good!...

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Periorificial Dermatitis

What is periorificial dermatitis? Periorificial dermatitis (also called perioral or periorbital dermatitis) is a common rash on the face, characterized by groups of pink or red, sometimes flaky, itchy or tender small bumps. It is called “periorificial” because the...

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