Month: June 2012

All About Keratosis Follicularis

Keratosis follicularis (also known as Darier’s disease or Darier-White disease) is a non-contagious skin ailment characterized by crusty, scaly skin in oily areas of the body which are exposed to light. Scientists believe it is caused by an abnormality in one of the components of skin. Symptoms include fissures (skin cracks), fingernail ridges, and/or an… Read more »

Plantar Hyperhidrosis and Dehydral

Dehydral is a topical cream formulated with methenamine used to treat plantar hyperhidrosis. Plantar hyperhidrosis is condition in which feet experience excessive sweating, sometimes accompanied by foot odor. Although its cause is unknown, it may be triggered by diet, anxiety or sympathetic nervous overactivity. One way to treat it is with Dehydral (methenamine). Dehydral contains… Read more »

Love It: La Roche Posay Derm AHA Resurfacing Serum

New in store is La Roche Posay Derm AHA Intensive Resurfacing Serum. Formulated with a triple-action pro-desquaming complex, this light serum is concentrated with dermatological ingredients including glycolic acid, APF and anisic acid. These three ingredients work in synergy to help exfoliate and deliver complete skin renewal. Derm AHA makes wrinkles appear less visible, refines… Read more »

Micellar Cleansers:Why You Should Use One

When I was in France last month, I noticed that many a Frenchwoman’s toilette features a micellar solution. Micellar solutions are ideal for busy lifestyles and for sensitive skin. With one product, irritation-producing residues (including makeup and impurities) are removed, leaving the skin’s moisture barrier intact. There is no rinsing involved, making micellar solutions ideal… Read more »

How To Choose A Sunscreen

Every year (sometimes daily), we field questions regarding sunscreen selection. The topic is confusing and if you throw in manufacturer claims, slick marketing and the massive array of products to choose from, you’ll know why selecting a sunscreen can often be a daunting task. Studies have repeatedly shown that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays… Read more »

Coconut Milk: Health and Beauty Benefits?

If you are like me, you have recently begun to wonder if coconut milk is taking over the world. Is coconut milk really a wonder ingredient which will melt away belly fat, keep your heart healthy, ramp up your immunity and make your hair and skin beautiful? While the list of claimed benefits is indeed… Read more »


Can I Wear an AHA During the Day?

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) have a proven track record as chemical exfoliants and skin refinishers. Today, you’ll find alpha hydroxy acids available in treatments promising improvement to dry skin, wrinkles, fine lines and skin discoloration. They boost collagen and gently exfoliate, resulting in the exposure of layers of younger, healthier looking skin. Does this mean… Read more »