Medically reviewed by Daniel Gutierrez, PA-C Even with treatment, rosacea often comes and goes like thunderstorms in summer. You can’t control the weather, but you can reduce your rosacea flares by making tweaks to your daily routines. Rosacea self-care measures can also help your rosacea treatment work better. Here are the tips dermatologists recommend for[Read More]
Cutaneous Candidiasis: Treating Yeast Infections on the Skin
Medically reviewed by Elizabeth Leen-Burns, APRN Did you know you can develop a yeast infection on your skin? These infections happen when yeast that normally lives on the skin grows too aggressively, leading to an itchy rash that’s hard to ignore. A yeast infection on the skin, known medically as cutaneous candidiasis, can be embarrassing[Read More]
The Best Barrier Cream for a Damaged Skin Barrier
Medically reviewed by Haley Andress, PA-C Have you heard the buzz about barrier creams? If so, you might have dismissed these products as yet another skincare item you don’t need. You’re already using moisturizer, so why would you need to add another cream to your routine? And who needs to repair a damaged skin barrier,[Read More]
Is Your Sun Rash from a Sun Allergy or Phototoxicity?
Medically reviewed by Ted Schiff, MD Does the sun disagree with your skin? If you got an itchy sun rash or an especially painful sunburn after soaking up some rays, you may have photosensitivity, which simply means your skin is extra sensitive to the sun. That sensitivity could be caused by a sun allergy or[Read More]
Acne Treatment: When to See a Dermatologist for Acne
Medically reviewed by: Ted Schiff, MD Acne can be frustrating, whether you get major breakouts or a few pimples here and there. Most people’s first instinct is to head to the drugstore and buy whatever looks promising — acne cream, acne spot treatment, acne face wash. But acne is a more complex condition than you might think,[Read More]
Dairy and Acne: Is There a Link?
Medically reviewed by: John Minni, DO Does dairy cause acne? Claims of a relationship between diet and acne have circulated for decades. Depending on what you read, you may think dairy products are among the worst offenders. But what’s the reality when it comes to dairy and acne? Should you give up pizza, milkshakes or[Read More]
‘Is Accutane Safe?’ and Other Accutane Questions Answered
Medically reviewed by: John Minni, DO Clearing severe acne can be a challenge. When other acne treatments don’t improve deep cysts and nodules, dermatologists often recommend isotretinoin, better known as Accutane. A potent medication, it has been in use for decades. Yet the prospect of taking Accutane for acne frequently raises questions, the main one[Read More]
Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin: 9 Dermatologist Picks
Medically reviewed by: Jennifer Wong, DO Dry skin can feel tight. It can itch or flake. It may even crack and bleed. Slathering on moisturizer can solve the problem and give you smoother, dewier skin, but only if you choose the right product. Some moisturizers do little to benefit dry skin, and others make flakiness[Read More]
Compression Socks and Stockings: Why and How to Use Them
Medically reviewed by: Luke Maj, MD When you think of compression socks, you might picture the thick, ugly garments your grandma used to wear. But today’s compression socks and compression stockings aren’t just for elderly adults with bad circulation. In fact, even athletes wear them. Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you stand for[Read More]
Restless Leg Syndrome: Could Your Veins Be the Cause?
Medically reviewed by: Luke Maj, MD At night, when the rest of your body is ready to slip into sleep, do your legs become decidedly awake? In people with restless leg syndrome (RLS), a deeply uncomfortable sensation in the legs causes an overwhelming urge to move them. Minutes or even seconds after you wriggle, shake or[Read More]