Why Does My Skin Break Out When I Travel?

Summer means vacation season, which can also mean long hours in planes, trains, or automobiles. Spending time in the pressurized environment of an airplane cabin will suck all the moisture right out of your skin, which leaves your skin completely dehydrated. You may also be traveling to places th...

7 Ways to Sneak Spinach Into Your Diet

While there are plenty of myths around food and skin care, one thing is certain. A well-balanced, healthy diet is critical your overall well-being. Spinach is one of the best superfoods on the planet, but you don't have to eat salads for every meal to get the health benefits of this leafy green. ...

Is This Mole Cancerous? Learn the ABCDE and F’s of Melanoma

Moles are common among adults, and having a mole is not necessarily cause for alarm. However, sometimes moles can turn into cancerous melanoma, so it is important to understand how to identify cancerous moles. Luckily, the ABCDEs of melanoma offer an easy way to remember and identify moles that ...

Debunking 5 Myths About Food & Skin Care

After treating nearly 100,000 patients, our board-certified, practicing dermatologists have encountered a lot of skincare myths over the years. Many of these myths center around food and nutrition. These are five of the most common food-related skincare myths we hear from our clients, along with ...

Is the Light From My Computer Screen Damaging My Skin?

You probably know that UV rays emitted by the sun can be damaging to your skin. But what about other types of light, like the warm glow of a computer monitor or smartphone? Generally, newer model computers feature LCD or LED screens and do not emit harmful UV radiation. But most televisions, comp...

Stay Hydrated with Our Moisture Boosting Summer Smoothie Recipe

National Hydration Day takes place on June 23 each year, but the truth is that every day should be hydration day. Did you know that your body is made of up to 60% water? That's why staying hydrated is so important for your health. In the hot summer months, it is more important than ever to give y...

UVA vs UVB: Your Top 5 Sun Damage Skin Care Questions, Answered

Summer is here! While that means lazy days in the sun for some, we encourage you to protect your skin from the sun's damaging UV rays all year long. Did you know that there is more than one type of UV radiation that can harm your skin? The science of sun damage can be confusing, but we're here to...

Stay Handsome! 5 Easy Skin Care Tips for Men

The skin is the body's largest organ, no matter whether you're a man or a woman. While it may seem like a daily skin care regimen isn't as important for men, in truth it's just as necessary to your healthy lifestyle as getting enough exercise and eating right. These days, buying skin care product...

What I tell My Patients: Advice from a Dermatologist Regarding Skin Care

Basic skin care doesn’t have to be complicated but with so many products in the department store, in the drug store isle and online, the choices can become overwhelming. One thing that I quickly noticed is that many of my patients were gravitating towards expensive miracle serums and neglectin...

Baobab Oil and Uneven Skin Tone

Regardless of skin type, a basic skin care regimen should consist of gentle cleansing, proper moisturization, and sun protection. Some people might be a little surprised that I would add ‘sun protection’ even for people with darker skin. To understand why, we have to understand a little about ...