Exfoliation and Ethnicity

Written by Cynthia Price, M.D.
It is a well-known fact that exfoliation is essential to the health of the skin. From the time of the Egyptians, when milk was used for its alpha hydroxy acid benefits, to today, when chemical peels are being utilized more than ever, people all over the world are aware of the importance of regular exfoliation.
From an early age, it is taught that exfoliation is important for healthy skin, but just how important is it? In a nutshell, it is essential. While exfoliation is a natural process of the skin, this process does slow down over time and may need encouragement via mechanical or chemical exfoliants. Of course, over exfoliation can have adverse effects. How can skin care professionals choose…
Clients that battle skin conditions year-round will often find their battles escalating into wars during the winter. Dryness, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, acne, and more can make the holiday season a little less comfortable.

DIY Treatments

Written by Jeff Birchall, M.D., owner and medical director of Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinic of Ranco Bernardo and CarlsbaJeff Birchall, M.D., owner and medical director of Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinic of Ranco Bernardo and Carlsba150po
Skin damage brought on by the sun is not just a cosmetic issue; it can easily turn into a life-threatening condition. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, with melanoma being the most common form of cancer in young adults, ages 25 to 29.
Multi-masking is the latest beauty trend sweeping the social media landscape. Clients are starting to question why one mask would solve all of the diverse problems of the face. As a result, they are using different masks on different parts of their face. The theory behind this concept is that multiple masks can address all of the facial issues much better than just one.