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How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

You’ve probably heard that today is the winter solstice, which is important to me because it means today is the shortest day/longest night of the year. If you’re anything like me, you may find it hard to accomplish anything tonight. When it gets dark so early, all I want to do is sleep. My motivation […]

Can Traveling Cause Breakouts?

Can Traveling Cause Breakouts?

The holidays are almost here, and that probably means you’ll be doing some traveling. Of course working in teledermatology got us thinking, are you more prone to a breakout when traveling? The answer: YES. But, knowing what makes you prone to breaking out when traveling can help you avoid the problem. Let’s take a look […]

Essential Dermatology Advice About the Use of Essential Oils

Essential Dermatology Advice About the Use of Essential Oils

The internet and social media are burgeoning with advocacy of “natural” products to help with various health ailments. Skin care is no exception, and we’re not talking about beauty and anti-aging use cases. We’re talking about using such products for addressing medical issues affecting the skin. Essential oils are an increasingly popular category of such […]

Five Facts That Will Make You Change Your Skincare Routine

Five Facts That Will Make You Change Your Skincare Routine

We’ve seen and heard many myths about skincare on the internet and social media. What is possibly most frustrating to our team is that people just like you are lead to believe false information and try unsafe “treatments.” So we sat down with board-certified dermatologist and the founder/chief medical officer of DermatologistOnCall, Mark P. Seraly, […]

Common Dermatological Conditions in Kids and Teens

Common Dermatological Conditions in Kids and Teens

As a parent, you are probably used to finding an irritation, cut, or bump on your child’s skin, but some may be more worrisome than others. Therefore, we put together a basic list of common dermatologic conditions children and teens experience to help you determine the best course of action. As always, if there is […]

Is College Bad for Your Skin?

Is College Bad for Your Skin?

As you prepare to move away from home, you may be worried about things like buying books, meeting a new roommate or who you’ll know in your classes. What most people fail to think about are the conditions you’ll face in college that can be harmful to your skin. Take a minute to browse through […]

Help for Acne Scarring: Tips from Dermatologists

Help for Acne Scarring: Tips from Dermatologists

One of the most common skin complaints we see on social media, particularly among young people, is about acne scars and the struggles to get rid of them. It’s very disheartening to have reminders of acne still visible on the skin, even after the acne has cleared up. We sat down with the DermatologistOnCall® founder, Dr. […]

One Way to Make Back-to-School Prep Easier

One Way to Make Back-to-School Prep Easier

As your child begins preparing for another school year, are you thinking about their skin too? Sure, you have notebooks, pencils, and clothes on the shopping list, but does clear skin make the list as well? Unfortunately, acne affects roughly 85% of adolescents, and what’s worse is acne is a common cause of bullying. Not […]

Dear DOC, Will Junk Food Affect My Skin?

Dear DOC, Will Junk Food Affect My Skin?

It’s a question we hear a lot. Does my diet really affect my skin? YES! So on National Junk Food Day, we’ll dive deeper into what specific types of food will do to your skin. 1. Salt/Sodium The American Heart Association recommends eating no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. According to their […]

Is Chocolate Bad for Your Skin?

Is Chocolate Bad for Your Skin?

Today marks one of our favorite days of the year – World Chocolate Day (yes, this is a “real” thing). So while we’re out celebrating with chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate peanut butter cups and s’mores, are we hurting our skin? Could we wake up tomorrow with a face covered in pimples? Thankfully, that’s not likely […]

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