Pimples are par for the course during teenage years, thanks to hormonal changes that increase the skin’s oil production during puberty. That oil mixes with dead skin cells on the body and clogs pores, trapping bacteria inside. Then, pop! There comes a pimple. While some teens escape with only mild blemishes that are relatively inconsequential, … Read More
Why do some people experience acne breakouts long after their teen years, and what sort of treatments will help? Get The Short Answer from dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD.
Severe acne has the potential to permanently scar your child’s skin. Teens who suffer from severe acne are at risk for psychological effects as well. Should parents intervene?
Every time you touch an unwashed brush to your face, you’re not just applying makeup. You’re also applying dirt, oil and old makeup.
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Is your dermatologist office too busy? Get some tips for getting in sooner and find out when it’s OK to see you primary care doctor instead.
Taking oral antibiotics long-term isn’t just dangerous, it’s not an effective way to treat acne. Instead, a Cleveland Clinic dermatologist recommends finding the right combination of topical treatments.
When you exfoliate, you whisk away dead skin cells that can dull your complexion and cause your skin to appear ruddy and splotchy. “The change of seasons is a great time to refresh your skin, especially after the long winter months,” says aesthetician Brittany Ballachino. In fact, she says regular exfoliation gives you a beautiful … Read More
Glowing, radiant, clear — those are the words you want to use to describe your skin, your body’s largest organ. But what do you do when the words that come to mind are tired, stiff, irritated or dry? There are plenty of foods — rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, omega-3 and zinc … Read More
Over-the-counter acne treatments can help you keep your skin clear and blemish-free. But some of these lotions and gels also could produce dangerous reactions that may, in rare circumstances, be life-threatening. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that says products containing the ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare … Read More
When pimples start popping up, so does the advice about treating and preventing acne. But it isn’t always backed by medical evidence, so it’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction. We asked dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, to address these commonly held acne beliefs: 1. Putting Listerine or toothpaste on a zit will clear it up Maybe, … Read More