Skin Care

At Village Dermatology we offer a myriad of different skincare products and treatments to improve and protect your skin.

How Oxidative Damage from Free Radicals Affects the Skin

Oxidative Damage from Free Radicals Oxidative damage plays a major role in the aging process in every part of the human body, and the skin is no exception. To understand how this process affects the skin, we must first understand how our skin naturally ages.  Then we can explore how the formation of free radicals negatively impacts the appearance of the skin.  Finally, we will discuss proactive solutions to mitigate the damage that occurs during this process. Young Skin vs. Old Skin [...]

2022-08-24T09:38:28-05:00April 20th, 2022|Blog, Skin Care, Vitamin C|0 Comments

The Skin Benefits of Vitamin C

The Skin Benefits of Vitamin C Did you know that there is a Vitamin C Day? Yep! Every April 4th, we get to celebrate this amazing vitamin. Most individuals associate Vitamin C with immune support, but there are many benefits it can provide to our skin. In this article, we are going to discuss what Vitamin C is and how it helps our skin look amazing. What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient that the [...]

2022-08-24T09:55:09-05:00April 15th, 2022|Antioxidants, Blog, Skin Care, Vitamin C|3 Comments

Skin Care for Rosacea and Sensitive Skin

Skin Care for Rosacea and Sensitive Skin April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Individuals diagnosed with this chronic skin condition understand its unique characteristics. However, many individuals are unaware that some skin conditions they may be experiencing could actually be rosacea, a skin condition that affects some 16 million Americans. What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial flushing or blushing. It is often mistaken for acne or a naturally ruddy complexion. Anyone can develop rosacea, but it occurs most [...]

2022-08-24T09:44:12-05:00April 11th, 2022|Blog, Rosacea, Skin Care|3 Comments

Don’t be foolish wear your sunscreen

Don't be foolish...wear your sunscreen! Families across the U.S. are looking forward to spending more time outdoors as warmer weather approaches. One of the things to stock up on for the summer is sunscreen. Yet, many people are hesitant to use sunscreen because of some common myths. In this post, we’re going to debunk the Top 5 common sunscreen myths. If you’ve been lazy about applying sunscreen or think you don’t need it at all, check out these facts and myths before you head [...]

Understanding SPF

Sunscreen Protection Factor (SPF) 101 You probably know that sunscreen is a critical part of your daily skincare routine. Wearing sunscreen can protect you from sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of premature skin aging. Yet, with thousands of sunscreens available on the market, it can be overwhelming to figure out which sunscreen will give your skin the best protection. In this article, we’re going to decode one of the most common terms used on sunscreen labels – SPF. What [...]

5 Ways to Protect Your Skin This Spring Break

5 Ways to Protect Your Skin This Spring Break Spring is a time of year when you’re ready to put the winter blues behind you and enjoy some sunshine. It’s also a time for you to ramp up your skincare game. After months of exposure to hot, dehydrating indoor air and harsh, cold outdoor air, your skin could use some TLC. Here are 5 ways to protect and rejuvenate your skin this spring so that you can enjoy the summer weather and look your [...]

2022-08-24T09:55:28-05:00March 8th, 2022|Blog, Skin Care|6 Comments

5 Best Sunscreens for Every Skin Type

5 Best Sunscreens for Every Skin Type Come rain or shine, wearing sunscreen is one step in your skincare routine that you can’t afford to skip.  It’s the best and easiest way to protect your skin from harmful UV rays in sunlight.  Regular use of sunscreens will help prevent sunburns and skin cancer and premature aging.  That’s why it’s so important to make sunscreen a part of your daily skincare routine. But which is the best sunscreen for your skin type?  Shopping for sunblock [...]

2022-08-24T09:31:59-05:00March 1st, 2022|Blog, Skin Care, Sunscreen|5 Comments

What is Tinea Versicolor

What is Tinea Versicolor? Tinea versicolor (also called Pityriasis Versicolor) is a yeast infection of the skin. This common medical dermatology condition frequently occurs in adolescents and young adults. It is caused by the fungus Malassezia, a type of yeast that can naturally be found on human skin. Usually, these microscopic organisms are not harmful, and in fact, protect you from infections and other pathogens that might cause diseases. However, sometimes this yeast can grow out of control and can interfere with the natural pigmentation [...]

2020-08-03T20:18:21-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Blog, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Skin Care|0 Comments

Five ways you may be applying sunscreen incorrectly

Five ways you may be applying sunscreen incorrectly Ignoring the label There are a variety of sunscreens on the market. To effectively protect yourself choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water-resistant and provides broad-spectrum coverage (meaning it covers you from both UVA and UVB rays) Using too little Adults need about 1 ounce (size of a golf ball/shot glass) to fully cover their body. Apply a liberally amount to all areas of the body before getting dressed [...]

6 Myths About Skin Cancer

6 Myths About Skin Cancer Tanning beds are generally safer than UV rays from the sun FALSE. Tanning beds have the same harmful UV rays as the sun and in much greater amounts. Using tanning beds increases your risk of skin cancer, including the deadliest form, melanoma. Individuals who tan easily and rarely burn do not get skin cancer FALSE. There is no such thing as a “healthy” tan. Any change to your natural skin color is a sign of skin damage, and [...]

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