Hair Loss 101

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss”. Any form of hair loss can be referred to as this condition. It can be caused by different factors, from your genetics, to skin conditions, reactions from ingredients found in products you may be using, emotional stress, and even the environment. There are also plenty of human diseases with hair loss as a symptom, so getting to the core of the cause requires expert diagnosis from your dermatologist.

The most common type of hair loss is called androgenetic, or male/female pattern baldness. The hair loss for pattern baldness occurs on the top and front of the head for men, and widening of the center part for women. Medications may reduce or prevent further hair loss, and hair transplants can cover up the bald spots.

There are other types of hair l...

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Three Things You Should Stop Doing to Your Skin

You may be wondering why you still have some acne, or why your skin blemishes are not fading, no matter what you do. Truth is, a lot of people are not properly taking care of their skin, and for those who think they are, there can be some small adjustments that can be made to help you achieve your goals. Here are three:

1. Washing Your Face Too Many Times – Believe it or not, washing your face multiple times can be bad for you. Your skin naturally produces oil to keep it hydrated and moisturized. Washing your face too many times a day strips the natural oil off your skin, leaving you with a dry and plastic-feeling texture. This does not mean that your skin is clean – instead, it actually means your skin is dry. Water and soap is not an effective combination to clean your face...

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Four 2018 Skin Resolutions

With the new year comes new year’s resolutions. That could mean eating healthier, exercising more, reading more books, or traveling more often. But what about your skin? You should also include your new year skin resolutions alongside the rest of the things you are planning to start or do more of. Having better-looking skin in 2018 is an embodiment of the “new year, new me” mantra.

Here are four skincare resolutions you should do in 2018:

1. Using more sunscreen – This means that using sunscreen not just at the beach, but whenever you go outside. The sun’s harmful UV rays have been proven to be a cause of melanoma and other potentially deadly skin cancers. One of your first lines of protection against the effects of UV rays is sunscreen...

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What To Do About Blackheads

Blackheads are these little bumps that appear on your skin when your hair follicles are clogged up by dirt, oil or dead skin. Each hair follicle has one hair strand and a sebaceous gland that produces the oil, also known as sebum, that covers your skin. When dead skin cells, dirt and your skin’s own oil collect around the opening of your hair follicle, a blackhead forms. They are called blackheads because the surface of these bumps look very dark, or black. Blackheads are a type of mild acne and usually appear on your face. However, they can also appear on other parts of your body like your back, neck, and chest.

What can you do about Blackheads? There are nose strips available from pharmacy stores that can be used to strip blackheads manually from your nose...

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Treating Sun-Damaged Skin

The sun’s effects on your skin can be very harsh. The three most common types of damage that result from prolonged sun exposure are brown spots or blemishes, fine lines or wrinkles, and inflamed skin or sunburn. Here’s how each of these can be treated:

1. Brown Spots/Blemishes – Skin peel treatments and microdermabrasions are recommended. These two treatments remove the top layers of your skin where the blemishes and brown spots are located. They then expose the younger, smoother and supple layers underneath. The difference between these two treatments is that a skin peel treatment uses chemicals to peel the layer of skin off to get the job done, while microdermabrasion treatments use a device with crystal tips that literally scrape away the top layer of your skin.

2. Fine Lines/Wrinkles ...

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