Medically reviewed by: Julie Forero, DO The itchy palm superstition holds that if you have itchy palms, you’re about to experience good luck, come into money or meet someone new. But in reality, itching palms aren’t a sign of anything other than a skin or health condition that causes itching. So what causes itchy palms?
Medical Review By: Dr. Ronald Bush and Peggy Bush, APRN Planning to undergo an aesthetic or surgical procedure? Whether it’s a chemical peel, a facelift, liposuction or a vein treatment, these procedures and others can lead to swelling and bruising, and waiting for the side effects to disappear can be frustrating. In the past, doctors
Medical Review By: Emmanuel Loucas, MD Is your skin in need of a little rejuvenation? If you’re looking to brighten a dull complexion, tighten sagging skin or lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles or sun damage, a relatively new treatment called a PRP facial, popularly known as a vampire facial, could be just the
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.
The right facial cleanser can provide benefits plain old soap and water can’t touch. Not only do facial cleaners lift off makeup and remove airborne pollutants, sebum and bacteria, but today’s products also help skin look its best by way of ingredients designed to calm inflammation, boost moisture retention, clear clogged pores and more. The
Acne is no fun for anyone, but acne in Black skin and other skin of color often poses a special challenge. Inflammation from inflammatory acne — or even some harsh products used to treat acne — can leave behind dark spots, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which often last longer than the acne itself. “Sometimes the treatment
If a day at the beach, in the pool, on the boat or in the yard has turned you into a lobster, you can be pretty sure of what comes next, in a few days or a week after the initial sunburn: peeling skin. And with it, perhaps, a strong temptation to pull off the
Pizza and chocolate cause acne — right, or wrong? Do any foods cause acne? Can the ideal diet help you avoid breakouts? Researchers have debated these answers for years. Finally, a consensus seems to be emerging, and the foods to limit probably aren’t the ones you think. Hunting for answers One hundred years ago, many doctors
Skin tags are those soft, fleshy growths that protrude from the skin and sometimes hang off it. They’re harmless, but sometimes annoying as they may rub against clothing or get snagged by jewelry. And, let’s face it, if you have a skin tag that’s sitting in plain view, you may get tired of looking at
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