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Do the foods you eat really cause your skin to break out? Ask one of our dermatologists what's right for you.

Do the Foods You Eat Really Cause Your Skin to Break Out?

We’ve heard it all before. “I can’t have greasy foods. My skin will break out. … If I eat chocolate, my skin will break out. … Drinking soda is the worst thing for my skin.” Is any of this really true?  Do the foods you eat really cause your skin to break out, or is it all a myth? And if it’s true, how is it possible? What is Acne? Before considering if the foods you eat really cause your skin to break out, it’s important to realize what acne is to begin with. Acne is an inflammatory condition. Simply stated, you break...

With a few winter skin care tips, you can have smooth, healthy skin for the season.

Winter Skin Care: How to Protect Yourself in Cold Weather

Wintry weather can really take a toll on your skin. Many people suffer from dry, cracked, even bleeding skin during the winter season. However, it doesn’t have to be a fact of life. You definitely can protect yourself with a few winter skin care tips that are not only easy, but can be rather enjoyable. Why Our Skin Gets Drier in the Winter When temperatures and humidity drop in the winter, the skin has to work harder to maintain adequate hydration. Humidity levels tend to drop off in the autumn and winter months. The drier the air, the more moisture it sucks from...

PRP is used in dermatology to improve the look and feel of skin.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Across Medicine: How PRP is Used in Dermatology and Other Medical Fields

Advancements in modern medicine have allowed for multiple forms of skin care treatments and other medical concerns. Platelet-rich plasma is one resource that has created simple and effective options for various medical fields. In fact, PRP is used in dermatology to improve the look and feel of skin, and many patients are thrilled with the results. If you are considering platelet-rich plasma for your needs, or your doctor has recommended it for you, the following are some of the basic facts about PRP that you should know. What is Platelet-Rich Plasma? Plasma is the clear, straw-colored component of blood. PRP is a high...

Many of our dermatology patients ask our doctors about their own skin care routines. They include using skin cleansers, skin moisturizers, and sunscreen.

I’m a Dermatologist, and Here is My Skin Care Routine

As dermatologists, many of our patients ask us, “What do you do? Which skin cleanser do you use? What kind of moisturizers do you prefer? Do you never go out in the sun at all?” Well of course we do! Most of us love to feel the warmth of the sun on our skin, as long as we know we’re protected from its harmful rays. If you’re proactive by using the right moisturizers and regularly visiting one of our dermatologists, you can reap many benefits, and freely enjoying the sun is only one. My Morning Skin Care Routine It’s not that I have...

When choosing shampoo for babies, avoid those with fragrances.

From Hair Care to Diaper Rash: Skin Care for Newborns

Parents often ask us about skin care for newborns, and with good reason. Babies’ gentle skin often needs special care, and newborns often have marks on their skin that parents understandably wonder about.  The  following are a few tips about skin care for newborns that will help you protect your child in nearly every situation. Baby Bath Time The little, fine hairs on their head are so cute that you want to make every effort to care for each and every one of them. We get it, so here’s a tip that will help protect their hair and body: Many baby shampoos...

The best sunscreen is one that you will use. For suggestions based on your skin care needs, make an appointment with one of our dermatologists in Berkley, West Bloomfield, Commerce, Beverly Hills, or Farmington Hills.

The Best Sunscreen: Sun Protection Recommendations

Our patients frequently ask us this question: “What is the best sunscreen?” Our answer is usually this: “The best sunscreen is one that you use.” Using sunblock regularly can minimize consequences of overexposure to the sun’s damaging rays like sunburns, premature aging, wrinkling, and skin cancer including melanoma. The proper use of sunblock is important as well. Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before going out in the sun, as the chemicals in sunscreen take time to bind to your skin in order to become fully protective. Lip sunscreen should be applied 45 to 60 minutes before you go out in the sun. Reapply...

Skin care tips for athletes include showering as soon as possible after sports or games.

Skin Care Tips for Athletes: How to Protect and Maintain Healthy Skin

While we all should take care of our skin on a daily basis, athletes especially must take a proactive approach to skin care. Professional athletes and student athletes alike should take measures to avoid various skin conditions, especially those that they may contract from others.  Understanding general skin care tips for athletes can help them prevent problems while allowing them to maintain soft, hydrated, healthy skin. General Skin Care Tips for Athletes Skin infections can be transmitted from one athlete to another directly through skin-to-skin contact or indirectly through contaminated objects such as towels, mats, and equipment. Although there are many different types...

Understanding basic hyperhidrosis facts may help you control the condition. Dermatologists treat excessive sweating with botulinum toxin injections into the underarms, palms, or soles of the feet.

Hyperhidrosis Facts: Separating Truth from Fiction

Excessive sweating can be beyond embarrassing. It can disrupt your life, lower your confidence, create unpleasant side effects, and even stain your clothing. People who experience this may believe it’s just a fact of life, not realizing that there’s a difference between simple sweating and a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Sweating when you’re nervous or too hot is normal, and even healthy. It’s how the body cools itself down. Dripping sweat on any day of the year, at any time, anywhere, for no apparent reason is a different story altogether. Hyperhidrosis Defined In a healthy situation, certain nerves in your body tell it...

A dermatologist takes a sample to analyze a nail infection. Nail fungus treatment can be simple and effective.

Dreaded Nail Fungus: How to Treat It and Keep It at Arm’s Length

Just the thought of nail fungus is enough to make someone cringe. Because it’s such an undesirable condition, many of us go to great lengths to avoid it. While the general public may know what causes nail fungus, most people don’t know what it really is and how it can be treated. What we do know is this: Once you get it, it can get out of hand very quickly, so get it treated as soon as possible. What Causes Fungus Nail fungus is, quite simply, a fungal infection. It can spread easily from finger to finger, toe to toe, and person to...

Choosing the right moisturizer for your skin is possible when you consult with a dermatologist and understand your own skin care needs.

Choosing the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin: What to Look for and What to Avoid

Choosing the right moisturizer for your skin may seem impossible. Nothing works for you, and you’ve purchased almost every brand on the market. Everyone you know swears by one particular brand, and you’ve tried all of their suggestions, hoping that one of them is the right one, to no avail. Why is this happening? Why do moisturizers seem to work for everyone else but not for you? Everyone’s skin is different, and different types of moisturizers serve different purposes.  For the right solution, the first step is to see one of our dermatologists, who will recommend the best moisturizer for you specifically. Until...