How to Get Rid of Enlarged Pores

  Photodynamic therapy decreases the size of the pores by emitting light at a wavelength corresponding to a peak of the porphyrin excitation spectrum in tissues, which generates a therapeutic effect. Many women covet smaller pores. Yet, pore size increases with smoking, sun exposure, and age. According to Mount Kisco, New York dermatologist David E. Bank, M.D.: “UVA rays and free radicals degrade collagen, the skin’s support fibers, and decrease…
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What Dermatologists Use On Their Skin…Part II

I’m baaack! 🙂 The following is a list of moisturizers recommended by four top dermatologists in the September 2007 issue of Elle magazine:   *DermAvance Hyalogy P-effect night cream ($100, DermAdvance.com and sold in dermatologists’ offices). What a top derm says: According to Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., from Washington, D.C.: “DermAdvance Hyalogy P-effect night cream uses nanotechnology to deliver ceramides, which are skin-firming lipids, and hyaluronic acid, a mega-moisturizer.” Based…
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Finals Week December 5-12

Dear Reader, I am currently a student at the University of Pittsburgh, and I will be having final examinations and paper/project deadlines through Wednesday, December 12, 2007. The blog will resume with new topics on Thursday, December 13, 2007. In the meantime, if you have any topics or questions you would like for me to research, please feel free to send them to futurederm [at] gmail [dot] com. I will…
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Spotlight On: Green Tea

Green tea extract is quickly becoming one of the most common ingredients in skin care formulations, like in Replenix Topix Cream or Esteé Lauder Daywear (shown above). But how effective is green tea in topical moisturizers? Where does green tea come from? Green tea comes from the steaming and drying of the tea plant Camellia sinesis. Polyphenol EGCG as a Potent Antioxidant in Skin Care Green tea contains the polyphenol…
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What Real Dermatologists…And I…Use on Our Skin

  Recently, I received an e-mail from a reader wanting to know what I use on my skin, and specifically, if the creams featured on the upper right hand corner of the page are my moisturizers. Unfortunately, no; those moisturizers are a stock picture from another site! However, I have listed the moisturizers I use daily below, along with highly recommended products and the dermatologists who recommend them. …But First,…
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Product Review: Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

Nowadays, it seems that everyone is talking about Dermalogica products. One of the products, Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream ($51.66, Amazon.com) claims to be “a medium-weight cream that maintains skin’s moisture balance while improving its texture.” Based on scientific research studies of the ingredients, is the product as great as many are saying? Vitamin A as retinyl palmitate Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream contains vitamin A in the form of retinyl palmitate.…
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