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Benefits of Probiotic Yogurt for Skin

You’ve probably noticed that skincare goes through trends in the same way that fashion does. From cucumbers on tired eyes to vampire facials, skincare seems to have seen it all. But now, many dermatologists are publicizing the benefits of simple ingredients—ingredients you often find in your own kitchen. Recently, Dr. Harold Lancer was featured on the Dr. Oz Show, where he discussed the anti-aging benefits of using probiotic yogurt on your skin.

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How to Find a Dermatologist in Los Angeles

How to Find a Dermatologist in Los Angeles

When you’re looking for a dermatologist, it can feel incredibly overwhelming, particularly in the Los Angeles area where there are so many to choose from. Since you are literally putting yourself in your dermatologist’s hands, you want to make sure that the doctor you select is someone you can trust. As you begin your search, there are a few things you should look out for when you’re considering doctors.
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How to Treat White Spots on Skin





If you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun, you may start to see your sun-worshiping ways reflected on your skin. Too much exposure to the harmful rays of the sun can cause sun damage, and your skin begins to show the signs quickly. The telltale signs of sun damage are dark spots, or age spots, and with more extensive damage, white spots, which can begin to appear on your skin after years in the sun without adequate protection. These spots—called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH)—are generally relatively small, but can be unsightly. Thankfully, there are ways to treat the spots and give your skin the younger, more even, radiant glow we all aim for.


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How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks




Pregnant women carefully coat their growing bellies in cream after cream, hoping to avoid those angry red marks left when the skin on their bellies stretches too fast. But pregnant women aren’t the only people struck by these marks. Regardless of gender or age, these unsightly marks can appear on anyone’s skin.

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How to Get Rid of Blackheads




Blackheads are among the more frustrating types of breakouts because they are notoriously difficult to treat. However, with the proper understanding of what blackheads are and what kind of skincare can help treat them, it is possible to improve and eliminate blackheads for radiant, healthy-looking skin.

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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars




Acne can wreak havoc on your skin, but even worse, long after the blemishes themselves are gone, acne continues to ravage your skin with red or brown marks and scars. These marks can be upsetting to you if you have acne-prone skin and they sometimes feel like they’ll never go away. So what can you do about it? First, you need to understand what you’re dealing with before you can treat it properly. Let’s explore the difference between acne scars and red marks. Continue reading How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

How to Take Care of Keratosis Pilaris



If you’ve ever run your hands across your arms and noticed small, harmless, sandpaper-like bumps covering your skin, you probably have what is called keratosis pilaris. Unlike goose bumps, these often red bumps do not go away. They are the result of a buildup of keratin, which is responsible for protecting your skin from infection and harmful matter. The excess keratin builds up to create a rough plug, blocking the openings to your hair follicles. It’s unclear why the keratin begins to build up in the first place, though it is sometimes associated with genetic diseases and different skin conditions, like atopic dermatitis. It does run in families and is considered a genetic disorder. Drier skin can exacerbate keratosis pilaris.

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The Benefits of Vitamin C Treatments



You know that vitamin C is good for your body, so you probably already make an effort to eat foods rich in this powerful vitamin. Citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and papaya are all extremely rich in vitamin C. When you get sick, it is likely you turn to some of the foods with high levels of this restorative vitamin, as well as take vitamin C supplements to boost your immune system and help your body heal. However, you still may not realize quite how essential vitamin C is to a healthy body.

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How to Get Rid of Oily Skin


Though each skin type comes with its own challenges, oily skin can be particularly frustrating. Oily skin is hard to control as it is affected by hormone fluctuations, the weather, and your level of activity each day. As a result of your oily skin, you may end up with shiny skin, makeup that slides off, and enlarged or clogged pores. Despite many “mattifying” products’ claims to control and reduce oil, the best way to treat oily skin is proper skincare.

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