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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...

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...

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 changes associated with chemotherapy include dryness, hair loss, and scaly skin.

Skin Changes Associated with Chemotherapy

Individuals undergoing chemotherapy may notice various skin changes. While side effects such as hair loss can be unpleasant, they must be balanced against the effectiveness of cancer treatment. By definition, cancer is a fast-growing cell. It’s an unregulated cell in the body that grows at a more rapid rate than most other cells in our body. Chemotherapy drugs attack or destroy fast-growing cells. Unfortunately, some normal cells, such as hair follicles and skin, grow at a rapid rate as well. The chemotherapy agents do not know the difference between healthy cells and cancer cells and therefore attack both. The most common fast growing...

Studies show correlations between skin care and overall health, especially regarding skin inflammation.

Deeper than the Surface: Studies Show Correlations Between Skin Care and Overall Health

Increasingly more research shows that reducing skin inflammation could help protect the body against certain types of diseases. A recent study, as reported on the Wall Street Journal, showed that, when it is attacked, the skin can produce enough of an inflammatory substance called cytokines to affect both the skin and body. Skin, the body’s largest organ, keeps moisture in and infections out. When it is in danger, a skin cell called a keratinocyte produces cytokines to repair itself. However, sometimes high keratinocyte cytokine production and activation of the immune system further damages the skin, leading to a cycle of continuous inflammation...

It's important to use proper shaving methods to avoid irritation and infection.

Using Proper Shaving Methods to Avoid Irritation and Infection

Shaving is a part of most women’s beauty regimens, and it can certainly make your skin feel soft and smooth.  Using proper techniques and precautions while shaving your legs, underarms, and bikini areas, however, is more important than some people may realize. The potential dangers of shaving go beyond the typical nicks and cuts. Dangers of Shaving To most of us, the typical nicks and small cuts associated with shaving are bothersome at most, but what we fail to realize is that they could lead to more serious issues. The main concern associated with shaving is folliculitis, which could lead to various...

Holiday skin care includes a regular sleep regimen, removing makeup, and not smoking.

Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The Holidays and Your Skin

The holidays provide so many opportunities for exciting days with your friends and family. From watching your children in the school play to shopping for the perfect gifts to partying until the break of dawn, there are endless ways to celebrate the season. We, at Associated Dermatologists, want you to enjoy the holidays, but keep in mind that indulging a little too much can have mildly negative effects on your skin. Most are temporary, but others can lead to more serious issues. Your Skin During the Holidays Being proactive about your own skin care route can certainly go a long way to reducing...

Although seborrheic keratosis is a harmless skin growth, you should still get it checked by a dermatologist to confirm what it is.

Seborrheic Keratosis Skin Growths: What They Are and Why You Shouldn’t Worry

You see a small, brownish growth on your skin and wonder for a moment what it is. Dismissing it as an inevitable sign of aging or a fact of life, you go on about your day. You continue to pay attention to it for several weeks, however, and can’t help but notice that it is growing. The moment you realize that it has a bumpy texture and has grown to the size of a quarter, you start to worry that it could be skin cancer. In some cases, such a growth on your skin is actually a seborrheic keratosis. It’s harmless,...

There are several differences between the Restylane products. Ask one of our dermatologists or estheticians for more information.

Injectables: The Differences Between the Restylane Products

If you are considering injectables for skin enhancement, you may have heard of the Restylane line of products and procedures. With so many products available, however, you may be a bit confused about how each product works and what’s right for you. To help you decide what’s best, consult with one of our dermatologists. In the meantime, following is a basic breakdown of the differences between the Restylane products.       Basics about the Restylane Line of Injectables Restylane® Overall, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid gel that can be used to add volume and fullness to skin, essentially correcting facial wrinkles and folds. It can...