Back to School Skin CareDr. Leslie Baumann
Hard to believe it’s almost time to go back to school! Whether you’re picking up school supplies for a student in grade school, high school or college, it’s important to add a few skincare products to your shopping list.
Sure, your kids know the alphabet, but do they know their AB...
Can I Make My Pores Look Smaller?Dr. Leslie Baumann
I find it so interesting that something as small as a pore can be such a huge beauty concern. Not a day goes by without a patient asking me what they can do about their large pores, and fortunately I have a few solutions up my sleeve.
But first, a little anatomy lesson about pores. These little holes ar...
Save your skin in the sun!Dr. Leslie Baumann
Summer's coming, so it's important to freshen up on sun safety tips! The incidence of melanoma skin cancer increased again in 2009. Keep in mind that almost 80% of total sun exposure occurs after the age of 18, so it's never too late to start protecting your skin.
There has been confusing advice about the sun ...
Maximize Product EffectivenessDr. Leslie Baumann
6 Tips To Make your Skin Care Work Better
Some beauty ingredients don’t work in combination with others, or lose their effectiveness when exposed to heat, air or moisture. To get the most out of your products, follow these six beauty boosting tips:
Always apply your retinoid at night, never in t...
Why Does My Skin Sting?Dr. Leslie Baumann
Skin reactions take many different forms, ranging from redness and rashes to dryness and stinging. Stinging can affect many skin types (find out yours here), and especially prevalent in “Sensitive” subtype 3 skins, which I also refer to as “stinging skin.”
As dermatologists, w...
Rising to the Melasma Treatment ChallengeDr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd
Melasma is a common disorder of pigmentation characterized by well-defined hyperpigmented patches on the face. There are three clinical patterns of melasma. The most common pattern is centrofacial and includes the forehead, cheeks, nose, upper lip and chin. The malar pattern involves the nos...
Help! Why are my underarms so dark?Dr. Leslie Baumann
If you have dark underarms, it may be a sign that your body needs some attention - typically the best way to treat acanthosis nigricans is from the inside out.
"I have dark skin under my arms and I can't make it go away by bathing, trying skin-lightening ingredients or changing deodorants and perfumes...
Birth Control Pills and AcneDr. Leslie Baumann
By now, you've probably heard that birth control pills can improve acne; perhaps you've even taken them for that reason. But with new pills hitting the market all the time, it can be difficult to know which is best for your needs!
Of course, the decision to begin taking oral contraceptives is one that you ne...
Acne Treatments Get High TechDr. Leslie Baumann
For years we have known that the best treatment of acne is a retinoid (such as Retin A also known as tretinion) combined with a topical antibiotic and benzoyl peroxide (BP). Addition of salicylic acid (SA) to clean out the pores is also beneficial. However, these ingredients, until recently, could not be combi...
Cosmeceutical Critique: Skin Care Suggestions for PatientsDr. Leslie Baumann
Volume 34, Issue 1, Page 35 (January 2003)Many readers of this column have asked what skin care recommendations they should give to their patients. It is sometimes difficult to sift through the science (and exaggerated marketing claims) and answer the patient's simple question: &ld...
Cosmeceutical Critique: Salicylic AcidDr. Leslie Baumann Volume 32, Issue 9, Page 33 (September 2001)
Salicylic acid functions as an exfoliant, an analgesic, and an anti-inflammatory. It is useful in the treatment of acne, superficial inflammatory disorders, and photoaging, and works well as a superficial, in-office peel.
Many companies, in an effort to capital...
Cosmeceutical Critique: Lipoic AcidDr. Leslie Baumann Volume 32, Issue 4, Page 13 (April 2001)Lipoic acid has been proposed as a new antioxidant agent to treat and prevent the aging of skin. It also represents a new option for treating and preventing fine lines and pigmentation abnormalities such as solar lentigines.Lipoic acid has been shown to be effective for ...
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