How Do You Boost Collagen for Plumper Skin?

When we’re young, our skin has a fuller, more supple appearance, while older skin typically becomes thinner and more deflated. There’s one substance that’s primarily responsible for this: collagen. Collagen is a substance your body creates naturally. The protein is especially abundant in the skin and is also a component of the hair, muscles, and …

Banish the Burn

All of us have experienced a sunburn in the past, most likely in childhood. Even people who are careful with sun protection can forget to wear sunscreen on cloudy days, neglect to reapply after swimming, or miss those hard-to-reach spots.  What exactly is a sunburn at the cellular level? A sunburn is a first- or second-degree burn …

How to Prepare for a Skin Cancer Screening

Are you prepared for your skin cancer screening at our Florida office? Screenings are quick appointments that involve examination of your skin, head to toe. Yes, this includes scalp, feet, nails, etc. In general, it is recommended that patients be screened annually, although for those with a history of skin cancer or those with certain chronic skin …

Important Cosmeceuticals: Part 3

Let us continue our discussion on buzz-worthy cosmeceutical ingredients. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here. Blueberry Extract This ingredient is found in anti-aging creams such as SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex and A.G.E Interrupter. It is naturally derived and both an antioxidant and anti-glycation ingredient to help improve skin integrity, decrease skin redness, …

Important Cosmeceuticals: Part 2

Let us continue our discussion on buzz-worthy cosmeceutical ingredients (if you missed Part 1, you can read it here): Baicalin This ingredient is found in anti-aging formulations, such as SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E. It is an antioxidant found in the plant Baikal Skullcap—a purple flowering plant found in East Asia. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and may …

Healthy Aging Month: 5 Tips for a Healthy Aging Face

September is Healthy Aging Month, and while this topic alone could fill a large textbook, here are five tips from Florida’s dermatology-focused Skin Wellness Physicians to help us move through time more slowly and healthfully: 1) Sunscreen The most important intervention one can do for the health of the largest organ of the body would be …

Important Cosmeceuticals: Part 1

Our patients are interested in establishing a skincare routine with cosmeceutical products recommended by their dermatologists in Florida. In this series, I will present a detailed survey of those cosmeceutical active ingredients that are most important in the current marketplace.   Apple Cider Vinegar Raw apple cider vinegar is made from organic apples through fermentation. Acetic acid …

Which Skin Conditions Get Mistaken for Skin Cancer?

It’s common to notice a weird-looking mark on your skin from time to time—especially after spending plenty of time outdoors exposed to the sun’s rays—and ask yourself, “Is it skin cancer or something else?” There’s no need to panic and assume the worst. Sometimes these changes on your skin may be nothing to worry about. …

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