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June 19 Weekly Skinspiration: Do Darker Skinned Individuals Need Sunscreen?

Weekly Skinspiration June 19, 2017 Dermatology Pearl: Do Dark Skinned Individuals Need Sunscreen? Last week I spoke with Brit + Co in a post about sunscreen safety and the necessity of sunscreen use in darker skinned individuals. While it is true that melanin confers some protection against UV radiation, darker skinned individuals do still sustain DNA damage […] Read more…

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June 12 Weekly Skinspiration: Advances in Dermatology

Weekly Skinspiration June 12, 2017 Dermatology Pearl: Highlights from Advances in Dermatology Conference 2017 Last Thursday and Friday I attended the NYU Advances in Dermatology conference that is held every year. It is a really amazing conference in which all of the NYU full time and voluntary faculty give 15-minute lectures on a topic of their choice, […] Read more…

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May 29 Weekly Skinspiration: PA vs. SPF and Shower Masks

Weekly Skinspiration May 29, 2017 Dermatology Pearl: Asian Sunscreens and PA++ vs. SPF I got the following question from a reader and I thought it was a great one (question edited for length): I’ve been searching for the ‘right’ sunscreen now that it’s getting warmer, and really appreciate your recommendations. =) just a thought- have […] Read more…

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May 15 Weekly Skinspiration: How to Treat Scars and Hyperpigmentation

Weekly Skinspiration May 15, 2017 Dermatology Pearl: Hyperpigmentation and Scars Let’s talk about SCARS. A lot of people ask me about scars and what they can use to lighten the appearance. What I tell my patients is that time is what will work the best to eventually lighten the darkened color over many many months to […] Read more…

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May 8 Weekly Skinspiration: Dry Shampoo, Bar Carts, and Moving

Weekly Skinspiration May 8, 2017 Dermatology Pearl: Dry Shampoo Last week I shared my thoughts on dry shampoo with Slashedbeauty.com (read the article here) and I wanted to jot down the main points here. I’ve already had some of my med school besties text me in horror because dry shampoo is a STAPLE for busy […] Read more…

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May 1 Weekly Skinspiration: Melanoma May

Weekly Skinspiration May 1, 2017 Dermatology Pearl: Melanoma Awareness May is melanoma awareness month and I wanted to remind you guys the ABCDE’s of atypical looking moles. This is a handy mnemonic to remember what features to look out for when examining your own moles, since it can get hard to distinguish between what’s a fine […] Read more…

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April 23 Weekly Skinspiration: Total Body Skin Exams, RMS Beauty, and the North Fork

Weekly Skinspiration April 17, 2017 Dermatology Pearl: Total Body Skin Exams A sizable chunk of my day in clinic is spent doing total body skin exams (TBSE’s) to check for skin cancer. What exactly am I looking for? Anything out of the ordinary. That includes funky or atypical moles, weird rashes, lumps and bumps that […] Read more…

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Best of SkinCeuticals: A Scientific Review

SkinCeuticals Scientific Review SkinCeuticals Scientific Review After hearing about Skinceuticals from all of my favorite dermatology attendings (see their expert picks here), I have been dying to try their products and post a SkinCeuticals product review for you guys. I have been testing out a couple of their favorites among dermatologists the past few months […] Read more…

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