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Acne Prescription Medicine- Is It Really Worth It?
By Mari Bozozo

As chronic acne sufferers, we’ve all been there at some point or another. After trying everything
under the sun to absolve ourselves of a seemingly lifetime sentence with this issue, in a fit of
despair, we go to a dermatologist with our proverbial fingers crossed in the hopes that we will
find a permanent solution, putting an end to our miseries. It would not be an exaggeration to say
that I have tried every medication imaginable and under the sun. From antibiotics such as
Tetracycline, Minocycline, and Dioxycycline, to the Vitamin A derivative Isotretinoin, I’ve
exhausted every possibility, and in vain, might I add. From experiencing antibiotic resistance,
allergic reactions, ineffectiveness, to downright playing Russian Roulette with my health on
account of the hazards involved, I had to wonder if any of it was truly worth it.
Take the Isotretinoin that I used, for example. I felt that for every day that I took it, I gambled
wi…
Managing Sensitive And Acneic Skin
By Mari Bozozo

Although having both sensitive and acneic skin is not necessarily a mutually exclusive
occurrence, it is more common than not for a person to have both. Yes, some of you may have
acneic skin, but are not necessarily sensitive. In your case, that is terrific! But for those of us
who have bouts with both, it can be a particularly slippery slope in dealing with it.
I have had very sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. The horrors that I have suffered
were thankfully not repetitive once I pinpointed the culprits. From those episodes, I learned to
take better care of my skin by the process of elimination going forward. One of the main
perpetrators for me was the chemical preservative Oxybenzone, a common ingredient found in
commercial sunscreens. Without having prior knowledge of my allergy to this ingredient, I recall
slathering it on practically all of my body in preparation for a fun day at an amusement park
many moons ago. Imagin…

Skin Rash

Skin Rash Skin Rash - Itchy, red, and inflamed skin can be pure torture. When an itchy skin rash strikes, a cool and soothing skin rash cream is a blissful choice. Even for conditions that require internal medication, a cream provides immediate relief for unhappy skin. Both mainstream and alternative medicines provide skin rash creams that can reduce redness and ease the discomfort.
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a type of a rash that primarily occurs in people with asthma or allergies. a rash is often reddish and itchy with a scaly texture. Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can cause a scaly, itchy, red rash to form along the scalp, elbows, and joints.
Hydrocortisone is a popular skin rash cream that treats both the discomfort and the unattractiveness of skin rashes. It will also soothe an itchy skin rash while reducing redness, spots, and scaliness.  Hydrocortisone is used in treating a wide variety of rashes, from eczema to allergic irritations, to insect and plant-promp…

What is Dermaplaning?

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What is Dermaplaning? Dermaplane or Dermaplaning immediately rejuvenates the skin by removing the outer most layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair. It is also highly effective in minimizing the appearances of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars while leaving skin smooth, supple, and vibrant. It is great for prepping the skin prior to peels, enzyme treatments and to increase penetration of active ingredients in the treatment room and home care products. It creates the perfect canvas for makeup application and is the go-to treatment to prepare for high profile occasions. Dermaplaning is a physical/mechanical exfoliation that is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained skincare specialist utilizing the appropriate tools for the service. Everyone loves this treatment and would want to do it over and over again.  To sum it up, it is gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz. This wonderful service…

Keeping Acne At Bay During The Summer

Keeping Acne At Bay During the Summer
By Mari Bozozo

The Dog Days of Summer are undoubtedly here. Along with the long lazy days, beachcombing,
sunbathing, and buying our fair share in stocks of bug repellent sprays and antihistamines, we
must also tango with the soaring temperatures. And if you’re not blessed enough to reside in
areas such as the west coast or the southwest, the heat becomes especially unbearable when
coupled with oppressive humidity. Of course, the challenges become amplified for the acne
sufferer. Sigh. Is Autumn here yet?!
As you may tell, Summer is not my favorite season, and for the reasons mentioned above.
However, as someone with a propensity toward challenged skin, I am determined to navigate
my way through it, regardless of the darts that the sun rays and the relentless dew points throw
at me. One way that I do this is by trying my hardest to keep my sweat to a minimum,
particularly when exercising. This is why I avoid any vigorous activity that involves being
outdoors. …

What is Microdermabrasion Treatment

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What Is Microdermabrasion Treatment Your skin is exposed to the environmental elements every day. Over the years, the sun’s rays, pollution, and other damaging agents can take a toll on your skin. Microdermabrasion treatment can help reduce or eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines, “crow’s feet,” age spots, light acne scars, and undesired pigmentation that may appear on the skin over time.
In general, good candidates are adults who are in good physical health, with realistic expectations for the outcome of their Skin Treatment. People who do not have enough available time to undergo more invasive skin resurfacing treatments such as dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, or heavy chemical peels may also be good candidates for microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal fresh, younger, and healthier-looking skin.
Microdermabrasion also encourages the prod…

Melanoma Signs and Prevention

Melanoma
Who Is At Risk for Melanoma?

The main cause of melanoma is thought to be the sun, through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. People with fair skin and who tend to sunburn easily — especially those with red or blond hair — may be at greatest of Melanoma risk because their skin cells have less melanin.

Reducing Your Risk for Melanoma:
Since melanoma is caused by the sun, it makes sense that people should try to avoid or protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. This is especially important between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest.

Protect yourself by wearing wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and long pants. Whenever you are outdoors for an extended period, use a sun protection factor (SPF) of 25 or higher on all exposed skin — even in the winter — and carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Protect Your Children from Melanoma
Special sunscreens are available for babies and children under six years of age. In…