Dermatology | Allure Blog
Promising Anti-Aging Drugs May Reverse Skin Aging
Dr. Charles Mok explores studies using the drug, Rapamycin, to reverse signs of aging. He discusses its potential and the details of how it effects our bodies, down to our cells.
Beyond the Basics: Sun Safety for Summer
With each warmer day, we are dreaming about time at the beach, long walks outside and picnics. But all that fun in the sun can definitely take a toll on our skin, leading to unsightly wrinkles, age spots and, potentially, skin cancer. We all know the basics – wear your sunscreen and reapply every couple of hours. However, this is really just the beginning. There are additional steps we all need to take to ensure that our largest organ – our skin – is well taken care of and stays as healthy as possible.
Beginner's Guide to Chemical Peels: Wrinkles, Acne, Dark Spots & More
When skin is looking tired, blemishes are out of control, or your skin just needs a pick-me-up, a chemical facial peel can be the solution to your skin’s cry for help. If you are new to the skincare process or are curious if the treatment may be right for you, you may be wondering how it all works. Skincare professionals can help you determine your skin’s needs and provide you with a treatment plan, and our guide below serves as a closer look at chemical face peels.
Swimmers Itch - Don't Let Parasites Ruin Your Summer Fun
Are you visiting a lake this year? Beware of swimmers itch! This unpleasant rash is caused by an allergic reaction to microscopic parasites picked up while swimming. The parasites associated with swimmer’s itch are the larvae of flatworms, which normally live in a host, such as waterfowl. The waterfowl excrete the worm which gets picked up by snails that tend to live close to the shore.
Bumps on Your Skin? Five Things you Should Know About Keratosis Pilaris
Though unsightly and itchy, Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition that can improve with age, but might never completely go away. Here are five things you need to know if you, or someone you know, suffers from this condition.