Skin Care

“COVID toes” and other surprising skin symptoms of coronavirus

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been widely known that fever, cough and breathing difficulties are the most common symptoms of COVID-19. However, with the advent of “COVID toes,” the skin has also been moved to the center of pandemic interest.  Knowledge about the disease is ever evolving as dermatologists all over the world …

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Maskne: How to stop breaking out under your face mask

In light of COVID-19, wearing a face mask has become a top-priority safety measure for ourselves and our neighbors, but what can this mean for your skin? You may find that frequent mask wearing is creating or worsening a new skin problem — acne under the mask, or “maskne.” Follow along for some dermatologist-approved tips and …

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Is “clean” skin care worth it?

If you’ve shopped for skincare products lately, you’ve probably seen these labels overtaking the shelves: “clean,” “natural,” “organic,” “safe.” These words are compelling — after all, who wants unsafe skincare products? Sitting pretty on the beauty aisles, they can make even your most beloved moisturizer seem toxic. But is so-called clean skin care worth the …

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What germs are lurking in your makeup brushes?

Have you ever thought about what might be living on your skin? You may have been told to regularly clean your makeup brushes and wondered why. The answer? Bacteria. The nasty truth is that bacteria are everywhere. And the bacteria found in everyday items, such as makeup products, are easily transferred onto your skin. For …

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Activated charcoal: 4 things to know about this skincare trend

You may be seeing more and more products on the shelf touting “activated charcoal” as an ingredient, from supplements and drinks to cleansers and facemasks. Recently popular for its supposed detoxifying and purifying abilities, activated charcoal has actually been used for years in emergency rooms to treat specific types of issues including drug overdoses. Because …

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Gua sha: The Chinese facial tool for healthy skin and pain relief

Traditional Chinese medicine includes more than just acupuncture. If you follow any health and wellness gurus on Instagram you have likely seen some of the other natural techniques gaining traction here in the U.S — cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and auricular therapy to name a few. But one technique that has gained recent popularity is …

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The burning truth behind what happens when you get a sunburn

When you’re enjoying some quality time with family at the lake or gathered around the grill in the backyard, everything is all fun and games — until someone gets a sunburn. Most of us who enjoy spending time outdoors are familiar with the agony of a sunburn. A bright red patch — often in a …

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