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The skin is more than our body’s largest organ. “It also plays an important role as a barrier to UV exposure, physical trauma, and infection, and it also regulates temperature and water loss,” explains Miami dermatologist Christopher O’Connell, MD. Symptoms of a compromised skin barrier include stinging, burning, redness, peeling and inflammation, and if left untreated, can progress to fissures, cracks and worse yet, bleeding and infection.
According to Dr. O’Connell, gentle skincare including a mild cream cleanser and moisturizer, as well as avoiding prolonged water exposure and extreme heat or cold are the best ways to soothe sensitivity associated with a weakened skin barrier
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More than 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea—and millions more struggle with redness and flushing even if they haven’t been diagnosed with this skin condition. If you experience redness—especially flushing that occurs after certain triggers such as changes in temperature, eating spicy food, drinking alcohol and other lifestyle or environmental factors—it’s imperative to see a board-certified dermatologist because if left untreated, rosacea can progress and lead to acne-like blemishes, swelling of the nose and other long-term side effects.
In addition to the number of prescription-based options available to help control and soothe rosacea, redness and sensitive skin, there
The past few years have triggered a lash craze. Just walk down the street and you will see all kinds of women—from teens to seniors—with long, dark, fluttery lashes.
Lush lashes give a youthful appearance and enhance our eyes. “However, as we age, aging hair follicles slow down the production of new lashes, causing them to thin out,” says Chicago-based board-certified plastic surgeon and creator of JF Aesthetic MD Formula skincare Dr. Julius Few.
Available by prescription only, Latisse is one of the most effective products on the market to grow lashes. The FDA-approved eyelash lengthener contains bimatoprost, a drug used to treat glaucoma, and clinical results show that y
Susanne Cohen is a dental professional who creates products to freshen, brighten and cleanse the teeth and mouth. She began her career as a dentist, but in 1991 left private practice to follow her passion for developing dental products. In 1996, she co-founded Triumph Pharmaceuticals Inc. with her parents Dr. Marvin Cohen and Charlotte Cohen. Together they created and launched SmartMouth, a one of a kind mouth wash formulated to provide 12 hours of fresh breath. Read on for a few of Dr. Cohen’s secrets to keeping your breath and smile fresh.
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