Skin Care

Patient Buzz: Snail Slime Skin Care – The Expert Weighs In
snail slime skin care
by Allison Sit on
Women's Health recently wrote an article about the benefits of snail slime (also known as snail mucin) in skincare products. Does research support claims of hydrating and anti-aging benefits? Should dermatologists recommend snail mucin products? For expert advice, I contacted dermatologist Angelo Landriscina, MD, who offers evidence-based skincare advice on his blog, DermAngelo.com. Is ther …
Patient Buzz Series: Skincare Products & How to Use Them
Patient Buzz Series
by Allison Sit on
Articles in this month’s Patient Buzz address questions about skincare products and how to use them. Do oils hydrate the skin? Are products with snail slime effective? What ingredients to avoid in homemade skin care? What’s the best way to introduce a new skincare product to your routine? Be prepared for your patient’s questions about skincare products by reviewing this list of dermatolog …
Patient Buzz: Situational Cleansing
Situational Cleansing
by Allison Sit on
HuffPost recently shared an article on situational cleansing, a skin care technique where the choice of what cleanser to use is based on the skin’s needs at that time. For example, the decision on whether to use a cream-based or gel-based cleanser would be dependent on whether the skin is dry or experiencing an acne breakout. Some beauty brands have developed product lines based on the techniqu …
Patient Buzz: Reddit for Skin Care Questions?
Reddit SkincareAddiction
by Allison Sit on
Cosmopolitan recently posted an article on how Reddit's SkincareAddiction community is creating a generation of at-home dermatologists. But is a community of 1 million users answering dermatology questions good for the specialty? For an expert opinion, I consulted Jared Jagdeo, MD, MS, associate professor of dermatology and founding director of the Center for Laser, Aesthetics and Body Insti …
Is Differin Gel an Anti-Aging Secret? The Expert Weighs In
Differin anti-aging gel for wrinkles and fine lines
by Allison Sit on
Yahoo! Lifestyle recently wrote an article naming Differin Gel (adapalene 0.1%) the “best drugstore anti-aging product.” But should dermatologists recommend an over-the-counter (OTC)  acne product to help patients with their fine lines and wrinkles?  For an expert opinion, I consulted dermatologist Fran Cook-Bolden, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Health …