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Why Men Should Prioritize Annual Skin Exams

Why Men Should Prioritize Annual Skin Exams Skin health is crucial for everyone, regardless of gender. Annual skin exams are a pivotal aspect of preventive healthcare, and here's why they are particularly essential for men. A Closer Look at the Numbers The stark reality is reflected in the statistics, as research consistently shows that men are more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma and have a higher mortality rate than women. This trend is especially pronounced in older men, suggesting a cumulative risk [...]

2023-11-01T08:30:59-05:00Dermatology, Skin cancer|

Skincare Tips When Traveling

Skincare Tips When Traveling Traveling can be one of the most exciting and enriching experiences of our lives. It offers us the opportunity to explore new places, learn about different cultures, and create lifelong memories. However, traveling can also be stressful on our skin, particularly if we are not taking proper care of it. The combination of new climates, dehydration, and exposure to pollutants and allergens can cause breakouts, dryness, and other skin issues. To keep your skin healthy and radiant while traveling, here [...]

2023-04-13T08:25:52-05:00Skin Care|

Spring Skincare Tips

Spring Skincare Tips Spring is a season of renewal, and that includes your skin.  After a long, harsh winter, your skin may need some extra attention.  Here are some tips for caring for your skin during the spring months. Drink Water Most individuals know that drinking water is essential for overall health and well-being. It helps to keep our bodies hydrated, but it also has numerous benefits for our skin. 1. Hydrates your skin Dehydrated skin can look dull and lackluster, but drinking [...]

2023-03-28T13:31:19-05:00Skin Care|

What makes a good moisturizer?

What makes a good moisturizer? A good moisturizer should be able to hydrate the skin and seal in that moisture without clogging pores or causing irritation. It should also be formulated with ingredients that are beneficial for the skin, such as antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides. Additionally, it should be appropriate for the individual's skin type (e.g., oily, dry, sensitive, etc.). The end goal is to provide the necessary ingredients for a healthy skin barrier. Maintaining an effective skin barrier without clogging your pores [...]

2023-03-13T14:58:33-05:00Skin Care|

Exosomes in Skincare

Exosomes and Skincare Exosomes are small vesicles that are released by cells and play a crucial role in cell-to-cell communication. Recently, scientists have discovered that exosomes derived from plant stem cells can be used in skincare products to enhance the skin's natural regenerative capabilities. Exosomes derived from plant stem cells are rich in growth factors, proteins, and RNA. These molecules work together to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which are essential for maintaining the skin's elasticity and firmness. They also help to reduce the [...]

2023-02-24T15:00:41-06:00Skin Care|

What is our skin barrier?

What is our skin barrier? Our skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum. It acts as a physical and chemical barrier that helps to protect the body from the external environment. The stratum corneum is made up of dead skin cells that have been pushed to the skin's surface and lipids (fats) produced by the skin cells. These lipids, which include ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids, form a barrier that helps to retain moisture in the skin [...]

2023-01-17T14:50:36-06:00Skin Care|

12th Annual Fall Into Beauty Event

12th Annual Fall into Beauty Event This past October, Village Dermatology held its 12th annual Fall event, Fall into Beauty.  This event was the first time since the pandemic that the event was held in person again.  "We were so excited to see everyone again at our event.  It has become one of the annual events that our patients and staff look forward to the most." Explained Audrey Easterwood, Practice Administrator. The evening events were designed to connect with the local community plus drive [...]


Winter Skincare Tips

Winter Skincare Tips Winter weather is currently upon us, and keeping your skin healthy during this season can be difficult without the right habits. In this article, we are going to review 3 tips for healthy skin during the winter season. All of these important tips are designed to accomplish one very important goal: Maintain a healthy skin barrier. So, before we jump into the 3 tips, let's take a moment to understand why this is important. A healthy skin barrier is important because [...]

2023-01-04T07:28:34-06:00Skin Care|

The Importance of Choosing Non-Comedogenic Skincare Products

The Importance of Choosing Non-Comedogenic Skincare Products Acne breakouts are common, especially between the ages of 11 and 30. Dermatologists say 4 out of 5 people experience acne during their teenage and young adult years. This common skin condition can cause considerable discomfort and embarrassment. Effective acne treatments are available. But if you have acne-prone skin, you must be careful about what you put on your face. Many common ingredients in skincare and cosmetics can cause clogged pores and worsen your acne. On the [...]

2022-10-13T08:33:11-05:00Acne, Blog, Skin Care|

Skincare Ingredients for Acne-Prone Skin

Skincare Ingredients for Acne-Prone Skin Acne can affect people of all ages.  For some, dealing with acne can be a source of embarrassment when it comes to their social life and can impact their general mood.  Thankfully, there are many skincare products specially formulated to treat acne.  In this article, we will talk about four key ingredients in skincare products that are particularly beneficial for acne-prone skin. Benzoyl Peroxide Benzoyl peroxide is an antiseptic. It is a common ingredient in skincare products for [...]

2022-09-14T08:50:29-05:00Acne, Blog, Skin Care|
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