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Thomas has been involved in both helping to create and run several biotech startups and has worked closely with the medical and marketing teams for industry leaders such as Boehringer Ingelheim and Bayer. He is also the acting VP of Clinical and Medical Affairs for Bellus Medical and travels the country lecturing to medical professionals about skincare and aesthetics in dermatology. His findings have been both presented to the scientific community and published in noteworthy scientific journals, such as the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Cell Transplantation, the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Beauty in the Bag interviewed Thomas to l
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According to a Beauty in the Bag poll conducted earlier this year, 70% of us aren’t washing our makeup brushes as often as we should—and here’s how often we actually do it…
Once a week: 30%
Every 3 months: 27%
Every 3-6 months: 20%
This is disturbing, considering we’ve all be told that washing our makeup brushes regularly is as important as washing our faces each night going to bed. The purported reasoning behind this cosmetic edict is that dirty makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria, but this isn’t actually the case, according to board-certified dermatologist Lisa Donofrio, MD of New Haven, Connecticut.
“I’ve been a practicing dermatolo
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Dermatologists will tell you that acne is not caused by dirt or by not cleansing thoroughly, but getting rid of pore-clogging sebum and debris is key to ending the acne cycle. The next vital step is to reduce the bacteria that cause breakouts.
If your acne is severe—meaning a steady collection of inflamed pimples popping up all over your face, chest, or back—go straight to a dermatologist and do not pass go or collect $200… Hard, painful, deep cysts respond best to drugs so over-the-counter skincare products won’t work. Find a board certified dermatologist at AAD.org or ASDS.net.
When following a dermatologist’s directions or seeking over-the-counter acne treatments, keep the f
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If you’re sick and tired of taking antibiotics that kill your stomach, benzoyl peroxide that dries out your skin, and trying to hide your breakouts with mounds of concealer, Silk’n Blue offers an alternative way to treat acne. This home-care device harnesses a combination of energies that not only kill the nasty acne-causing bacteria on your skin, but it also helps heal pimples quickly, and attacks oil-producing glands to prevent future breakouts. The result is visibly clearer skin in just 3 to 7 weeks of use, without irritation.
Simple to operate, Silk’n Blue is supposed to be used daily during the course of your acne breakout for about 6 to 8 weeks. You just direct the blue light to e