Month: February 2016

Clean Skincare Versus Natural Skincare

  How many people do you know who swear by an ‘all-natural’ beauty routine?  There has been a huge shift in our society to the all-natural lifestyle, and for good reason.  Cancer rates are on the rise and research has proven that there are toxic chemicals everywhere.  The less exposure to toxic chemicals, the better. […] Read more…

Can You Find Beauty In The Kitchen?

DIY (Do It Yourself) is a huge buzzword these days.  I recently purchased the book ‘Homemade Beauty’ by Annie Strole because I’m curious about what actually works on skin and what doesn’t.  To be honest, I haven’t tried and of her suggested recipes yet.  As a dermatologist I take pride in having perfect skin and […] Read more…

Thicker, Fuller Lashes

  My eyelashes have never been full, long or strong.  In fact, they are kind of wimpy. As a dermatologist, I often prescribe a medication called Latisse to patients who desire longer, fuller, eyelashes.  Latisse contains a prostaglandin analog called bimatoprost. While it is very effective, I have had two personal concerns with the product […] Read more…

What’s The BEEF With MEAT?

  I had lunch with a good friend recently and as she ordered her club sandwich, she requested that the bacon be left off of it.  As I glanced her way she sort of sighed and said ‘did you see the W.H.O. report, now bacon can cause cancer!’   Of course, she was referring to […] Read more…

Cancer : Our Genes Are Not Our Destiny

  Cancer is a really scary thing.  It seems like almost every day I either see a patient being diagnosed or hear of another friend being diagnosed with some form of cancer.  Ongoing research has offered so many advancements in how we diagnose and treat cancer but still, too many people are turning up with […] Read more…