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Treatment The Final Takeaway Distinct from run-of-the-mill dry skin, scaly skin can be an unsightly, uncomfortable issue. Not to mention the laundry list of potential causes: You could fill a textbook with the causes of scaly skin, which range from common conditions (such as psoriasis and eczema, AKA atopic dermatitis) to rare genetic disorders, cutaneous lymphoma, or allergic reactions, says board-certified dermatologist Hayley Goldbach, MD. And, depending on the exact cause, the treatment for scaly skin can also vary. (This is one symptom where you’ll most likely want to see a dermatologist—more on that to come.) That said, while the…

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Safety Who Is a Candidate My Honest Review At-home LED therapy devices are not new, and any beauty lover on TikTok has surely seen videos of content creators showcasing viral LED face masks from brands like Dr. Dennis Gross and Neutrogena. These often make you look like you’re wearing a Halloween costume or moonlighting as a member of the Jabbawockeez (if you know this reference, I love you). As Instagrammable as these at-home beauty gadgets are, their main job is to treat the skin. LED light therapy has long been relied on during facials as an effective way to heal…

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With increased sweating and outdoor activities during the warmer months, it's safe to assume that summer breakouts will happen. But between washing your towels regularly and swapping out your moisturizer for something lighter, there's actually a lot you can do to prevent breakouts. “The goal is to keep acne-causing bacteria away from your skin and your pores clear and unclogged,” says Nazanin Saedi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Philadelphia and clinical associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University. “This is especially important during the summer when sunburns and higher temperatures can lead to inflammation while pore-clogging sweat can contribute to breakouts.” Ahead,…

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How to Prevent Them The Final Takeaway While the name “bunny lines” may sound cute, if they’re something that bothers you, then you probably find the reality of them anything but. Simply put, bunny lines are the wrinkles that show up on the sides of your nose when you crinkle it up like, well, a bunny. While they may not often be as talked about as crows’ feet or the “elevens” in between your eyes, they’re similar in that they’re also dynamic wrinkles—those that come from repetitive muscle movement and can become etched in overtime. While you don’t have to…

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Tiny white bumps on the skin may seem harmless, but figuring out what causes them and which type you have can be confusing. To help, we spoke with two dermatologists about the different causes of white bumps and how to deal with them. Read on for their tips on how to identify white bumps and how to handle them.   Milia King explains, “Milia are tiny cysts under the skin, and they appear as tiny smooth white bumps.” While they tend to be on the eyes or forehead, she says they can occur anywhere on your face, neck, or chest. Milia…

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Potential Side Effects and Precautions The Final Takeaway Niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3) is among the most popular skincare ingredients, often deemed “essential” in TikTok skincare routines. And for good reason: The brightener can help banish dark spots and redness while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But is the sought-after ingredient good for acne? We asked board-certified dermatologists Marisa Garshick, MD, and Jessie Cheung, MD, to give us the scoop on niacinamide for acne. Read their thoughts below. What Is Niacinamide? “Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin with many different benefits for…

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Summer is all about stripping back. You swap out your knit sweaters for cropped tanks, favor fresh meals over hearty ones, and (hopefully) opt for a lighter workload in order to enjoy some sun-filled me-time. Though the season is synonymous with paring down your life, your skin may have other ideas: with the heat comes more sweat, more sebum, and, subsequently, more acne. If you’re looking to minimize the appearance of your pores and dry out your acne in record time, Hero Cosmetics just launched its new Pore Purity ($20), a creamy clay mask-to-cleanser that soaks up excess grime and…

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Safety Considerations The Final Takeaway Dark spots can appear for many reasons—they can be the after-effects of acne or brought on by hormonal conditions like melasma, for example. Regardless of the cause, treating them is likely your first priority when you see them appear. If you want to take action, consider incorporating a vitamin C product into your skincare routine. According to dermatologists, this powerhouse ingredient can help fade dark spots and offers a host of other skincare benefits. Ahead, find out everything you need to know about using vitamin C for dark spots. What Is Vitamin C? Vitamin C…

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Treatment There’s no denying that dealing with dry skin anywhere on your face (or body, for that matter) can be seriously uncomfortable, irritating, and, oftentimes, unsightly. But dry, peeling skin around your mouth and lips can be particularly problematic and annoying. And if you feel like it’s cropping up in this area more than anywhere else, that’s probably not your imagination. There are several different culprits—biological and environmental—that could be to blame. Ahead, board-certified dermatologists Nava Greenfield, MD, and Debra Jaliman, MD, explain why you may have dry skin around your mouth and share their best strategies for both prevention…

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Treatments Prevention The Final Takeaway With the uptick in patients getting facial fillers in recent years, it’s no surprise that we’ve also seen an uptick in “bad” filler—horror stories about overfilled areas on the face or filler migration (which can often be one and the same). And just like any other topic that goes viral on social media, filler migration has spread to the rest of the internet. But is it as common as the 83 million posts on TikTok claim? In short, no. That said, filler migration is always a possibility, so we asked board-certified plastic surgeon Jeffrey G.…

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