Medical Review By: Alyse Penninger, LMA If you’ve never gotten a facial, you may be missing out. But what exactly is a facial? A facial is a deep cleansing treatment that sloughs away dead skin cells and removes debris from deep in your pores. The techniques and products used vary depending on the type of
Medical Review By: Heather Brew, PA-C Sometimes less is more. Maybe we don’t need to hide our skin under makeup or follow a complicated skin care regimen involving a dozen different products. That’s the thinking behind skinimalism, a minimalist approach to skin care and makeup. What exactly is skinimalism? “I think it’s about going
If you’re tired of seeing fine lines, acne scars, sun spots, or dark patches every time you look in the mirror, you may be considering getting a chemical peel. In this procedure, a mixture of acids is applied to the skin to slough off the top layers and reveal the smoother, more even-toned skin beneath.
Medical Review By: Shawna Sopher, LME Whether you shop for skin care products at your dermatologist’s office, a high-end beauty store or your local pharmacy, you’ve probably noticed that nearly every brand now offers a chemical peel you can do yourself at home. The promises seem almost too good to be true: Just apply as
Men may pretend they don’t care about looking older, but the number of men getting Botox — or “Brotox,” if you like — to erase forehead creases and other wrinkles suggests otherwise. In fact, that number totaled more than 450,000 in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Men want to look refreshed,” said
Wish your skin were as smooth as a baby’s bottom? Without a time machine, that’s a tall order. But through dermaplaning, also called microplaning, a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician can uncover the newer, smoother skin that’s buried under a layer of old, dead skin cells, not to mention some fine hairs, aka peach fuzz. In
No one wants to look like they pulled an all-nighter, but dark circles under your eyes can make you look exhausted, even when you aren’t. “They’re a common concern among people of all ages,” said Kimberly Van Keuren, director of cosmetic services at Water’s Edge Dermatology. As cosmetic issues go, under-eye circles can be tricky