Posted by Roland Beverly, MD on Jun 14, 2016 under ,

Acne is the most common skin condition in the US, occurring in men and women of nearly all ages. Chances are, you have had (or are having) acne breakouts, so you are very familiar with this topic! Let’s review what you can do to reduce and treat acne.

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There are quite a lot of common misconceptions about acne, so in this post we will just touch on a few ones that I find especially important.

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Facials and chemical peels are another way to return your skin’s healthy glow! As I’m sure you know what facials & peels are, I’m just going to give you a brief overview of what they are and the options, followed by best practices for helping that glow last as long as possible.

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If you have oily skin, you may feel like your skin shines more than it glows…and not in a good way. All of the previously discussed ways to brighten your skin will help, but we know you also want to reduce shine as much as possible too! There are a few suggestions that may work for you:

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Our lives can be so busy and hectic that certain habits get pushed to the side. Somehow, these also tend to be the habits associated with health, such as eating right, exercise…and skin care! What skincare practices should you absolutely not skimp on?

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Most treatments, even prescription medications, do not work overnight; they may need several weeks or even months to take full effect.

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Skin is the largest organ in your body, and it is also one of the few that is constantly exposed to the elements –wind and rain, hot and cold, allergens and irritants, and more. In addition, skin is the gatekeeper to the rest of the body; it works to keep harmful things out and to hold beneficial things in. These two attributes together shine a light on how important it is for us to protect our skin as much as we can. If we protect our skin, our skin will protect us. So, what are the main concerns that we need to protect our skin from?

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Did you know that diet can affect skin?

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One way to show your skin some love is to be gentle!

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We all know that honey is a natural sweetener that comes from bees, but it has also been used in skin care for thousands of years across the world. Honey is full of proteins, amino acids, vitamins, enzymes and minerals that offer a variety of benefits to human skin.

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Jojoba oil (simmondsia chinensis) is a waxy substance similar to our natural skin oil, sebum. It is extracted from the jojoba tree that grows in the American Southwest and in Mexico. 

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Under the blanket of “Exfoliation” are two main types of exfoliation – chemical exfoliation and physical exfoliation. They have the same basic goal of sloughing away the upper layers of dead skin cells and stimulating the growth of fresh, new skin cells. They both are available as at-home or in-office treatments. Despite their similarities, there are a few key differences in how they work and how they are used.

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We also offer Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy. Most commonly used on the face and the hands, IPL treatment uses short bursts of high energy light to penetrate skin and target certain skin imperfections. This procedure is great for aging skin (targets “age spots” and other dark spots), acne-hyperpigmentation, rosacea (reduces redness), scars and freckles.

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This month, we will be featuring one tip or fact about skin care products, treatments and general skin care during each post.Our first tip is this: When using a skin care product, pay attention to the recommended application times.

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Ranging in severity from mild (just a few pimples, blackheads or whiteheads) to severe (large areas of blemishes), acne is the most common skin condition in the US. While it is very common, it can still have a strong psychological mark on teens that leaves lasting scars, both figuratively and physically. Let’s touch on the tips and treatments to get clearer skin for teens (& adults, too!).

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Flying in a circulated air, pressurized plan at 30,000 feet has some negative affects the skin. For some people, the difference is very noticeable (to them, if not to others) whereas others experience little effect. There are 2 main ways that plane travel affects the skin.

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As we said in a recent blog post, “heavy duty” exfoliation (i.e. harsh scrubbing particles & deep peels) is not highly recommended in the summer because the increased UV exposure can damage the newer, freshly uncovered skin cells, but daily chemical exfoliation is great in the summer because it works more gently & slowly!

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Posted by Roland Beverly, MD on Jun 16, 2015 under ,

Most of the time when we talk about acne we are referring to the face, but acne can show up on other areas of the body as well. It often appears on the chest and on the back (often referred to as “bacne). What can you do to keep your body clear?

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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the US, affecting millions of people of a variety of ages (not just teens!). Recently, people have begun to show more interest in natural alternatives to treatment for acne (or to supplement their current treatments) either because traditional options irritate their skin or just because they are looking to be more natural in general.

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Probiotics have become increasingly known for their digestive benefits, but did you know that recent research suggests that probiotics may be good for your skin too?

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Facials and chemical peels are another way to return your skin’s healthy glow! As I’m sure you know what facials & peels are, I’m just going to give you a brief overview of what they are and the options, followed by best practices for helping that glow last as long as possible.

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If you have oily skin, you may feel like your skin shines more than it glows…and not in a good way.

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Most skin conditions do not require a million dermatologist visits (which is one reason people ignore issues), but there may be things you can be doing to relieve symptoms or improve the problem, even with chronic skin conditions like acne and psoriasis.

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The VI PeelTM is a medium to deep depth chemical peel that has been achieving great results without the usual pain & discomfort that typically accompanies this type of intensive peel.  This treatment is specially designed to improve skin tone & texture and reduce acne inflammation & scarring. It has been shown in clinical trials to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration, pore size and fine lines & wrinkles as well as stimulate the skin to produce more collagen and elastin for firmer, ...

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You may or may not have heard of this ingredient, but kojic acid is present in a variety of skin tone correcting products, including our own Bella Derma EvenTone pads!

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Retinoids have been a staple in skin care for decades and are found in many products, especially anti-aging serums. Discover why…

 

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This popular ingredient is found in a large number of products, from acne face washes to anti-aging serums. But why? Let’s find out!

 

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Our December blog series is “Shining a Light on Main Ingredients.” In this series, we will look at 7 active/main ingredients commonly found in skincare products. As the main ingredient in our product of the month (Bella Derma Moisturizing Cleanser) is glycolic acid, we figured that’s a great place to start.

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Things to Know about Acne

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Acne is the most common skin condition in the US, plaguing men & women, teens, adults and sometimes even babies! As we have pretty much all experienced it (some of us still do!), I don’t have to go into a lot of detail about it, so let me give you a quick overview of what causes acne and then go right into helpful tips for you guys!

 

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BLOG DISCLAIMER: Information on this blog is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose or treat any skin ailment. Please make an appointment with your physician for personalized medical advice. 

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