Fad or for real? How to know if that hot new skin care product is worth the money

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Fad or Forreal Skincare

By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology Billions of dollars are spent every year by companies marketing their latest and greatest skin care products. Just about every week, we hear of a new “groundbreaking” product that’s pretty much “guaranteed” to get rid of wrinkles, cure our blemishes, and make our skin look younger and healthier.  We see these new promising skincare products, and we take note that some of our favorite influencers are even claiming these products are the real deal. (And don’t get me started on celebrities creating their own skincare lines touting the benefits of olive oil. Yes, I’m looking at you JLo.) There are some people out… read more

The Pandemic Could Be Making Your Hair Fall Out

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by Maddy Sims Updated Nov 13, 2020 Picture this: you’re washing your hair in the shower and a big clump comes out in your hand (like, bigger than usual). Sound familiar? If it does, you’re not alone. High levels of stress can trigger hair loss, and between the coronavirus pandemic, postponed weddings, and the intense election, it’s a stressful time. While there are many signs of stress, the state of your hair is a key indicator. “I always joke that it’s the hair, not the eyes, that are the window to the soul,” says dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, MD. “Whether it’s job issues or relationship problems, the hair can always show… read more

The 7 Best Retinol Creams of 2021

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By Amari Pollard Fact checked by Ashley Hall Updated on January 18, 2021 Using retinol to your beauty routine is a great way to up your skincare game. While incredibly beneficial to skin health, it comes with side effects. Its potency is known to sometimes cause side effects like redness, dryness, tightness, and peeling. “Retinols are synthetic derivatives of vitamin A that are converted to retinoic acid (retinoids) when applied topically by skin enzymes,” explains Dr. Corey L. Hartman, MD, FAAD of Skin Wellness Dermatology. “Retinol is a gold-standard skin care ingredient that stimulates collagen production to smooth skin’s texture, improve skin radiance, and even pigmentation.” Similar to any other… read more

This Top Doctor Takes a Patient-First Approach to Fillers and Injectables

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“It’s important to get the full story.” Sponsored by Corey Hartman, MD · Jan 5, 2021 When we spoke to Birmingham, AL dermatologist Corey Hartman, MD about fillers, our shoulders finally began to drop. His passion for providing care to his patients goes far beyond the price tag as he prioritizes patient happiness and takes a unique, holistic approach to dermatology. “When talking about fillers and injectables, I tell people ‘no’ more than I tell them ‘yes,’” Dr. Hartman explains. “That’s my tagline because if a patient isn’t ready for a procedure, I don’t want them to be unhappy with the result.” Dr. Hartman’s patient-focused mindset is not only apparent… read more

13 Soothing Rosacea Creams and Serums That Experts Swear By

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By Katie McBroom and Jennifer Hussein Updated: Jan 13, 2021 Quick fact: Many of us aren’t exactly aware of what rosacea is, yet it affects a whopping 16 million Americans, according to the American Association of Dermatology. Though most of us associate rosacea with redness, there’s a bit more to this skin condition than just reddening of the skin. What is Rosacea? “Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition characterized by central facial redness, papules and pustules, flushing, red eyes and a feeling of warmth in the skin,” says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Corey L. Hartman. According to Dr. Hartman, there are four main subtypes of rosacea that are all thought… read more

The Best Skin-Care Products for Redness and Rosacea, According to Dermatologists

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By Lori Keong and Tembe Denton-Hurst Dealing with red, reactive skin and rosacea — a chronic condition where skin is overly sensitive, often with visible blood vessels and raised bumps on the face — usually means tiptoeing around anything that could trigger a flare-up. The problem is that virtually “anything that makes the face flush can cause a rosacea flare,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. Common triggers include stress, extreme temperatures, spicy foods, fragrance and alcohol in skin care, and alcoholic drinks (especially wine), says dermatologist Debra Jaliman, an assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School… read more

Have a Tattoo You Don’t Like? Here’s What You Should Know About Getting It Removed

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January 15, 2021 by Danielle Jackson I’ve always said that tattoos being permanent is kind of like a blessing and a curse — the blessing being that a design that means a lot to you gets to stay on your body forever; the curse being that, for some people, “forever” can feel like a big commitment, and there’s always the risk you’ll regret getting it. Whether it’s an ex’s name, a basic butterfly, or a design that just brings up a bad memory, there are tons of people out with ink they’ve grown tired of, but the good news is that there is another option. Thanks to modern technology, it’s… read more

Your Body’s First Line of Defense Could Use Some Love Right Now

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The best beauty products for stressed and dehydrated skin. By Aja Mangum January 13, 2021, 12:35 AM CST A tumultuous 2020 affected more than our mental health. The barrage of bad news followed by worse news compromised complexions as well. “To the professional eye, it’s noticeable—we can literally see the stress on your face,” says medical aesthetician Candace Marino, who’s also known as “The L.A. Facialist” in Hollywood circles. “Since resuming practice, I’ve noticed clients who normally have flawless skin deal with new concerns like acne, hyperpigmentation, dryness, and sensitivity resulting from stress.” The correlation between skin health and overall wellness isn’t a new concept, but the strain of our… read more

16 Standout Cleansers for Hitting the Reset Button—Again and Again

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What better way to give the day, or the year, a do-over? By Laura Regensdorf January 11, 2021 In the middle of last week—what some took to calling “December 37th,” for the spillover of chaos unfolding at the Capitol—I managed to peel myself away from the news for two brief respites. One was an episode of How to With John Wilson, the filmmaker’s series on HBO Max, which overlays street footage with narration that meanders toward profound. The episode was called “How to Cover Your Furniture” and opens with shots of his cat-clawed sofa, juxtaposed with the kind of shrink-wrapped upholstery owned by risk-averse retirees. After John Wilson zips a… read more

Do Skin-Care Ingredients in Makeup Actually Do Anything?

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By Karen Iorio Adelson Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Skin-care goals and makeup don’t always get along. For example, you might want a thick layer of foundation to cover up a bad breakout, but ingredients in your full-coverage foundation may actually lead to more acne. So what about makeup that promises to make your skin look better — and improve it at the same time? While dermatologists say that you can get some skin-care benefits from makeup, they caution that you shouldn’t rely entirely on it for treating your skin. “Makeup is not meant to penetrate deep enough into the skin where the active ingredients can really be effective and… read more