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More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

Sixteen million Americans suffer from rosacea, yet we know very little about this condition that is frequently mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction. Experts are unsure as to what exactly causes rosacea but suspect that certain environmental and hereditary conditions may play a part. While rosacea is more common in women than men, men […]

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

By Charlene V. Kakimoto, MD Chief Medical Officer, Clarify Medical Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for its healing effects. Phototherapy has been used worldwide for nearly a century to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and severe eczema. While many treatments decrease the overall immune […]

A reaction to your jewelry? It’s more common than you think.

A reaction to your jewelry? It’s more common than you think.

It starts with an itch – around your neck, finger, wrist, or on your ears. The skin feels warm, tender. It starts to swell and turn red. If things get really bad, blisters and dry patches form, it may look like you’ve been burnt. If you’ve been wearing jewelry, it’s likely you’re having an allergic […]

How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

How To Be “Sun Smart” This Summer

Summertime is a great time of year to enjoy the outdoors, the long days and the warmth of the sun. It’s also the most critical time to be “sun smart.” Being aware of the sun and reducing its long-term ultraviolet radiation exposure leads to healthier skin, slows the effects of photo-aging (including skin thinning, wrinkles, […]

Five (Achievable) Skincare Resolution Ideas for 2017

Five (Achievable) Skincare Resolution Ideas for 2017

According to an article from Forbes, estimates say more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. However, research suggests that just 8% of people reach their New Year’s goals. So why the big discrepancy? One thought is that people set goals that are too difficult or too unattainable. With that in mind, we put […]

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 […]

How Can Skin Show Signs of Diabetes?

How Can Skin Show Signs of Diabetes?

In support of World Diabetes Day, we wanted to discuss how diabetes could affect your skin. Did you know that dermatologists are always aware of unusual markings or skin changes that could implicate another medical condition? Being an expert in skin, hair and nail conditions, it is important to see a board-certified dermatologist if you […]

National Healthy Skin Month – Your Checklist for Healthy Skin

National Healthy Skin Month – Your Checklist for Healthy Skin

In case you missed the memo, November is National Healthy Skin Month. Now, we realize there are probably several things that dermatologists tell you to do that are easy to forget about, or quite honestly, you just may not think are that important. So we thought National Healthy Skin Month is the perfect time to […]

How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine

How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine

You may not be ready to admit it, but colder and dryer weather is just around the corner. So we want to know, is preparing your skin on your winter checklist? You may be thinking about pulling out extra blankets or swapping tank tops for sweaters, but what does your skin need to handle the […]

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