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Avene Thermal Water

Water in a good looking spray can. Yes, I’m going to admit that I use it and I love it. I fancy myself as no-nonsense and practical, and this product might not completely fall into that category. I will argue that it is a great help during airplane flights or visits to higher altitudes.  The humidity in an airplane is …

Take Your Vitamins?

Vitamins and supplements are everywhere now. Forget that multipurpose daily vitamin that your mom plopped down on your dinner plate. Today they are designed for every need and age group; even custom creations based on your blood type,hair color or a number of other bizarre requirements. Vitamins and supplements are everywhere now. Forget that multipurpose daily vitamin that your mom …

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Happy Skin

Sometimes happy skin is pretty simple. Moisturize it! Keeping moisture inside your skin makes it look better, feel smoother and act tougher against outside insults. How does smooth glowing skin end up being tough? Moisture in your skin acts a barrier to all the everyday insults like heat or cold, changes in humidity, chemicals/frangrances/soaps etc etc. Your moisturizer is your …

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Acne Busting Apps?

Your phone can do a lot for you now…keeping you organized, socially connected, entertained and informed. But your phone will not cure your acne. It’s true, even the iphone has its weaknesses. If fact, your phone could make your break outs worse (see my parting note). There have been several smart phone apps with cool names like AcneApp, which claim …

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Latisse

If you haven’t heard about Latisse yet, where have you been? Just kidding. But really, this is a product that I can be comfortable recommending to many patients and friends alike. This is a prescription topical application for thinning or sparse eyelashes, originally used as a medication to treat other eye pressure problems. Eye doctors realized that their patients were coming in with …

Two Ways to Sabotage Your Skin Care

#1. Using too many products at the same time. I have patients bring in purses, grocery sacks, ziploc baggies FULL of different creams, washes or lotions. Whether it’s acne or dry skin or something else, they find every product that lists their problem on it’s label, and slather them on together. How are we supposed to know what’s working? What’s …