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]
Crepey Skin: What Causes It and How to Treat It
Medically reviewed by: Bebe Pajo, MD Firm but supple skin is one of the many gifts of youth that we don’t appreciate at the time but yearn for later. With age, skin becomes drier, thinner, looser and less elastic. In some people, these changes eventually give the skin the crinkly look of crepe paper. Crepey[Read More]
When to Worry About Varicose Veins
Medically reviewed by: Luke Maj, MD Twisted, rope-like, bulging, lumpy — even the description of varicose veins isn’t pretty. But are varicose veins dangerous, or are they just a cosmetic issue you can safely ignore? Here, a vein specialist at Water’s Edge Dermatology explains when to worry about varicose veins and why it’s smart to get[Read More]
Treating Skin Cancer on the Face: 4 Tips for Patients
Medically reviewed by: David Herold, MD Your face is usually the first part of you people see. It’s also one of the most sun-exposed areas of your body, and one of the most common places for skin cancer to develop. If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer on the face, it’s important to find a[Read More]
Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy and Tired?
Medically reviewed by: Luke Maj, MD Over-exercising can exhaust your muscles to the point where your legs feel like they’re made of lead. But what if your legs feel heavy and weak all the time? Heaviness in the legs isn’t just an annoyance. It may be a symptom of a chronic medical condition involving poor circulation[Read More]