Research Round-Up — Reverse Image Search & Cellulite Treatment

For today’s research round-up, I’ll be discussing google image search for self-diagnosis and long-term results from a device that treats cellulite. I found the first article extremely interesting because I, like most people, like to research my symptoms and medical conditions online. I have the advantage of being able to clearly formulate descriptions with the right medical terminology. However, for the average lay person who is not involved in the medical field, describing symptoms or a skin condition is difficult! The second article presents the 2-year results of the only device I know of that can actually treat cellulite. Unlike […]


Halloween Face Paint Skin Allergies

Halloween is around the corner. That means haunted houses, gorging on candy, and putting together a clever costume. Some costumes area easy to put together with a few key accessories. Other costumes require a little more effort and attention to detail. If your costume requires face paint, body paint, or some other chemicals you normally wouldn’t be exposed to, you may be at risk of developing a skin allergy. Trust me, face paint skin allergies are no fun. Read about the most common skin allergies here and make sure to avoid these ingredients in your Halloween makeup. Or suffer the […]


Research Round-Up — Pubic Hair Grooming and Hair Removal Injuries

For this week’s research round-up, we’re going to be focusing on hair. Most of our body surface area is covered in hair. And as people, we love to mess with our hair. Whether it’s styling the hair on our heads, removing unwanted hair, or trying to grow back the hair we’ve lost, Americans are pretty hair obsessed. This week’s dermatology research comes from JAMA Dermatology and the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Most Women Report Some Pubic Hair Grooming A national survey of 3,316 found that 84% of women report grooming their pubic hair in some way. (1) The researchers found […]


Skin Symptoms of Zika Virus

Cutaneous Manifestations of Zika Virus Zika virus has always been around. People have known about Zika virus since 1949 when it was isolated from a monkey. (1) Yet it seems like Zika virus became a worldwide public health concern overnight. The virus was originally contained within the equatorial belt in African and Asia, but in 2007 the first case was documented in a human host. (2) And now it’s made its way to the United States. Zika virus infection is an important diagnosis for the dermatologist to keep in mind. The infection presents with classic dermatologic symptoms. The skin symptoms […]


Best Facial Sunscreens On The Market

Best Facial Sunscreens Based on Texture, Spreadability, and Price I never leave the house without putting on sunscreen. My face must always be protected from the sun by a nice layer of sunscreen. That’s one beauty habit that I vow never to break. But choosing the right face sunscreen can be tricky. There are a lot of options available, but the formulations, ingredients, and product claims can be confusing. Many people don’t like to wear sunscreen because of the smell and the feeling on the skin. These product picks are sure to please even the pickiest person. They don’t smell […]