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Why Acne Scars Are More Than Skin Deep for Your Teen

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting teenagers. About 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30 have outbreaks at some point in their lives. Severe acne has the potential to permanently scar your child’s skin.…

6 Foods That Boost Your Beauty

What comes to mind when I mention the words “food” and “beauty” in the same sentence? You probably thought “weight loss,” didn’t you? Well, beauty is about more than just weight. For example, some specific foods can boost your beauty by…

What’s Best for Dandruff That Won’t Go Away?

Skin or scalp dandruff is very common. In dermatology, we call this seborrheic dermatitis. We see it not just on the scalp, but also on the eyebrows, around the nose, on the ears and chest, and around the mouth. Typically, we first treat…

Can Any Treatments Firm Up My Crepey Skin?

Applying lotion on a daily basis will help minimize a crepey, or papery, look to the skin. I usually tell my patients to lather themselves up with lotion within three to five minutes of getting out of the shower. Doing this will not only…

Why Do We Yawn, Hiccup and Get Goosebumps?

Throughout the ages, people have wondered and invented explanations – some reasonable and some quite far-fetched – as to why we yawn, hiccup and get goosebumps. Centuries ago, people claimed hiccups meant a growth spurt for children, that…

23 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

Sometimes my patients ask me what foods are good for their skin, to keep it firm and younger looking. I tell them whatever you eat that’s good for you is good for your skin. Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. If you’re…

The 5 Best Breakfast Foods for You

You’re driving for hours on an uphill road. You’ve got the air conditioner cranked, the windshield wipers on and the gas pedal to the floor. After six hours, your car starts to sputter. You pull over to get some gas. Now imagine the car is…

Tips for Younger-looking Eyes

Crow’s feet, bags and dark circles can make your eyes look older than you feel. Aging is unavoidable, but you don’t have to give in to looking old when you still feel young. Plastic surgeon Raymond Isakov, MD, says the most common problems…

Transforming skin cells to insulin

Norwegian researches are one step closer to cure diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells. Researchers at the University of Bergen have transformed skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells,…