Exfoliation and Retinoid 101

When you exfoliate, you create a rapid turnover of your skin, by sloughing off those outer layers of skin. The chemical exfoliants do the same thing, where you are using chemicals vs. the abrasiveness of a physical exfoliant. Using a chemical exfoliant like a retinoid, actually causes the skin to...

Mystery Bruising

A bruise is an injury, and is basically a little bit of bleeding under the skin. A lot of things can cause it. An injury of course can cause it, but sometimes you get bruising with no apparent injury. This tends to happen as you age for a number of reasons. Your skin is thinner and the blood vess...

Antioxidants: The Kryptonite of Free Radicals

Free radicals are oxygen molecules that haven’t connected to anything; as a result of that, they bind onto the cell membrane of your cells and help destroy it. So when you add an antioxidant, it helps remove that free radical oxygen molecule from your system either on your skin or blood stream an...

Hyaluronic Acid—the Great Air Sponge

The latest greatest product is hyaluronic acid. It absorbs its weight in water probably by 300 times; some even say 1000 times. When you apply to your skin, it takes environmental moisture, (not moisture from your skin), grabs it, and applies it to your skin. Use this before you use anything else...

Men and Moisturizer…and Evolution

The one thing that most of my male patients don’t do from ages teenage to 95 years old is moisturize.  I used to be in the same boat. I don’t know why, but men don’t like their hands to feel greasy. Perhaps because we had to grasp a club in case a bear is coming up and we don’t want it to slip ou...

To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze?

If you have developed a pimple, the last thing in the world you want to do is to touch it and squeeze it. You are doing this hoping to release its contents so it flows out externally and you can wash it away. That can happen sometimes. But what can also happen is that the inflammatory stuff that ...

The Benefits of Eye Serum

Using an Eye Serum is the best way to renew and firm the delicate skin that is around the eye. Using one that is formulated for sensitive skin while still benefiting from reducing the signs of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles is going to be the most benefi...

Into the Ingredients - Crystal Clarity Exfoliation Scrub

Exfoliation is a beneficial step in your skin regimen in order to remove the dead skin cells and replenish the new ones. Using SRMD’s Crystal Clarity Exfoliation scrub not only exfoliates your skin but also can assist in lessening the appearance of scars and skin discoloration. Crystal C...