If I had to pick one word to describe this time of year it would be “change.” From trees empty of leaves, to falling snow, to “ringing out the old”…
Every time I attend an industry tradeshow, I inevitably learn about something new – from ingredients and products to updated treatment techniques and marketing strategies. With so many tradeshows in…
October is a busy month for my family. With multiple birthday parties, trips to the pumpkin patch, and preparations for the upcoming holiday season, my calendar is packed. Aside from…
September is my favorite month of the year. It’s my wedding anniversary month, the time the State Fair of Texas returns for the year, and when everyone seems to start…
From a distinguished designer debuting a new line at Fashion Week to an Olympic figure skater landing the perfect double axel – it is easy to spot excellence when it…
Earlier this week I read a story called the Daffodil Principle. In the story, a daughter persistently invites her mother to see some daffodils near her home. When the mother…
This issue was one of my favorites to plan for 2018. It was fun to have our contributors tackle a multitude of reader-requested topics. Sebaceous hyperplasia – the unsightly nodules…

May Editor's Note: Acne Intervention

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
DERMASCOPE Magazine has been publishing educational articles on acne every year since it began 43 years ago. Acne is, undoubtedly, a top skin care concern for consumers, especially youth. In…

Critical Connections in the Community

Written by Amanda Strunk-Miller
The sense of community formed by being part of a group of like-minded individuals is impactful. Communities inspire unity, support, comfort, and advisement – a space rich in resources that…
Through the launch of our new website, DERMASCOPE brings you even greater access to the top resources available in the industry. Our team has spent countless hours crafting a website…
I’m sure by now it is apparent that we have updated quite a few department designs in the magazine for 2018. While many of the pages feature new content elements,…
DERMASCOPE is introducing many new features in 2018 – a new website, new departments, new designs, new article themes… But I must admit that there is one fresh feature for…

New Year, New You

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller Associate Publisher
The month of December makes me both nostalgic and optimistic. Both, I think, are common and reasonable feelings to experience during this time of year. Time with family, big parties,…

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Marketing!

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller Associate Publisher
Wait, it’s already the end of the year? I always look forward to the colder weather and the holiday season, but it continually seems to sneak up on me. Every…

Building Your Business

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
Marketing your business is one of the most common business topics I read about in trade magazines. It is such a vital topic that every year we focus an issue…

The Many Faces of Beauty

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Perception is reality. Happy girls are the prettiest girls. All of these sayings bring about alternate perspectives than the one typically observed…

The Sensitive Skin Misconception

Written by Amanda Strunk Miller
Last summer, while planning the editorial calendar for 2017, I penned 'sensitive skin' as a topic I believed should be highlighted as a main theme for an issue. Days later,…
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