Cosmeceuticals 101: The Hottest Creams in Dermatology

Cosmeceuticals in Skincare The term “cosmeceutical” is a hot topic in the world of Dermatology. It may even be a hot topic for the mainstream consumer. Consumers are inundated with options on what skin care products to buy. The Merriam-Webster definition of a cosmeceutical is “a cosmetic preparation that has pharmaceutical properties.” It’s a combination of the words cosmetic and pharmaceutical. They’re not like the products sold at a Sephora or department store. Cosmeceuticals are supposed to have additional medicinal properties that make them better. Cosmeceuticals are not sold with a prescription. However, oftentimes you can only purchase them from doctor’s […]

Can gluten cause skin problems?

  Gluten Can Affect Skin You may be wondering “can gluten cause skin problems?” Gluten has been the subject of much controversy in the dietary world for the past several years. Does it really cause terrible gastrointestinal inflammation, osteoporosis, and horribly inflamed skin? If you’re part of the 1% of people that suffer from Celiac disease, gluten is bad for you. People with Celiac disease should avoid gluten due to the awful GI symptoms. Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis Sufferers of Celiac disease can also develop a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis. This manifests as an extremely itchy rash composed of many small […]