What is Melasma?

Melasma is the appearance of dark splotchy spots on your face or body, typically on the forehead, cheeks, and chin, caused by increased hormone response. Commonly seen during pregnancy, and once called the pregnancy mask, Melasma results in excess pigment that can be very frustrating to lighten. A condition found …

Banish Acne the Right Way: Modern Changes in Treatment

Acne is a common chronic skin condition affecting both teenagers and adults. According to researchers, we all possess acne-causing bacteria, but there are good and bad strains, which explain why some of us suffer horrific breakouts and some of us don’t.

Acne begins to form as oil and dead skin cells pile up deep inside the pore creating a solid plug or ‘seed.’ These plugs are open comedones; they form when oil mixed with dead skin cells wrap around the tiny hairs within the pore, making the debris unable to flow naturally out to the surface. It takes approximately 30-90 days for a pore to fill with enough debris to cause a pimple.Continue reading

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a medical diagnosis, characterized by the flushing of the skin that can be seen ranging from a light blush that doesn’t subside, to a painful red mask that flares on occasion. Affecting more than 16 Million Americans, Rosacea is often confused with sunburn, acne, alcohol consumption, stress, allergies …