Category: Skin Care

Excessive Sweating: Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating. Sweat, the body’s primary way to cool down, is produced in hyperhidrosis even when there is no need for it.   Hyperhidrosis has two subtypes: Primary hyperhidrosis generally affects both sides of the body. Secondary hyperhidrosis, or generalized hyperhidrosis, is induced by another condition including but not […]

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a chronic pigmentation disorder characterized by brown or gray patches on the skin. The pigmentation primarily occurs on the face, mainly in the upper lips, bridge of the nose, cheeks, and forehead, and is common across the forearms, neck, and shoulders. Melasma is likely due to the malfunction of melanocytes, pigment cells found […]

What are Stetchmarks?

Stretch marks are scars that appear as long, thin streaks on the skin. They’re caused by rapid changes in growth, and are hence common during puberty, pregnancy, weight training, as well as chronic diseases such as obesity, Marfan syndrome, and Cushing’s syndrome.   Structural proteins, collagen and elastin, play a role in the development of […]

What’s in your makeup?

A mother’s makeup products playing a role in a baby’s genetic makeup, who would’ve thought? Well, studies show that the beauty products a mother uses can increase the baby’s likelihood of obesity. Paraben, a chemical present in many cosmetic products, has shown to be the cause behind this unlikely phenomenon. Parabens are preservatives that allow […]

Rosacea–The Basics

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin disease. According to the U.S government, more than 14 million people currently live with rosacea, and is most frequent in individuals who are between 30-50 years of age, are fair-skinned, or have a family history of the disease.  To diagnose rosacea, dermatologists examine your skin and eyes for one […]