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Zinc for Acne: Does It Work, and How Much Should You Take?

Acne vulgaris may seem like a never-ending battle against nature. Whether it’s hormonal acne, cystic acne, seasonal, stress-induced, or just plain…

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2 Types of Face Mapping to Improve Skin Health

The ancient practice of face mapping has gotten a facelift in recent years with its increasing popularity. Face mapping may play a part in clearing…

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Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Acne: Does it work?

Intermittent fasting (IMF) has been all the rage for weight loss, but have you ever considered it for skin health?  As a dermatologist, I want to…

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Chinese Medicine for Acne: 5 Steps to Heal Breakouts

If you’ve been struggling with chronic breakouts and would like to try a more natural treatment style, Chinese herbal medicine for acne may be a…

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Melatonin for Skin: The New Anti-Aging Secret?

In my dermatology research, I’m always looking for what’s coming up in skincare. After all, you deserve the best!  Melatonin is one product making…

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The Chinese Body Clock & Your Skin: What You Need to Know

We hear a lot about the circadian rhythm, biological clocks, and optimal schedules for things like eating and working out. It seems like every few…

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The Skin Cycle & Your Period: Why You Break Out During PMS

Acne before your period is a common part of PMS. It can also coincide with your natural skin cycle. Let’s take a look at why it happens — and what…

Circadian Rhythm and the Skin

Skin & Circadian Rhythm [Optimize Your Skin Care + Sleep]

You may have heard of circadian rhythm before, but do you know what it is? Your circadian rhythm is the natural, internal process that governs many…

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How Your Skin Cycle Changes [Plus, How to Improve It]

You’ve heard of cycling classes, recycling, and a laundry cycle… but did you know you have a skin cycle, too? Many women don’t know that…

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Anti-Androgens for Acne: DIM, Saw Palmetto, and Vitex

You wake up, roll out of bed, and find another hormonal acne pimple on your jawline. How can you treat this naturally without jumping straight to…