Thinking Oat Loud: Colloidal Oat for Eczema and Beyond
atopic dermatitis
by Adam Friedman, MD | Blair Allais, MD on
Atopic Dermatitis Pathogenesis Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease for which common symptoms are rash, itch, dryness, and redness. AD is a perfect example of what happens when skin barrier homeostasis is not maintained. In AD, the lipids that comprise the skin barrier are reduced in chain length compared with healthy skin, resulting in poor barrier function and increased …
The Truth About Skincare Ingredients: Dermy Doctor Weighs In
skincare ingredients
by Allison Sit on
Two consumer articles recently posted raise questions about the use of skincare ingredients: SheFinds recently revealed skincare ingredients that are completely useless, and TODAY asked how to use active ingredients. What’s the truth about which skincare ingredients to choose and how to use them? For answers I reached out to Fatima Fahs, MD, a Michigan-based dermatologist who runs @dermy …
Developing a Patient-Centered Acne Management Plan
Acne patient
by JOSHUA ZEICHNER, MD on
Overcoming Barriers to Acne Treatment Adherence There is a wealth of research into the psychology of the acne patient, which may be used to speak with patients more effectively and ultimately lead to better treatment outcomes. Despite the fact that acne has a high emotional impact on patients, adherence to acne treatment plans is surprisingly low (in 1 study, 27% of patients didn’t even fill th …
Cosmeceutical Recommendations for Diverse Skin Types
cosmeceuticals
by Blair Allais, MD on
At the 2021 Skin of Color Update, Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, Director of the Skin of Color Division at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology,  delivered an excellent talk on cosmeceutical recommendations for patients with diverse skin types, a personal favorite subject of hers. Catch the pearls of her talk here! Hot Topics  in Cosmeceuticals Topical Cannabinoids – The skin has it …
Suncare Sundays: Suncare is Important for Every Skin Tone
Suncare for every skin tone
by NeutrogenaMD on
Suncare is important for every skin tone. The risk of sunburn and skin cancer correlate with skin type – not ethnicity.1 Ethnicity does not confer skin type. Our population is changing rapidly, and within the next few decades minority populations will become the majority.1,2 African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Middle Easterners, Asian Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, or individuals …