Blackhead 101: The Cause and Treatment

Many acne sufferers struggle with blackheads. Blackheads are oxidized dead skin cells that have plugged up your pores.  As a teenager, I used to think that blackheads resulted from dirty skin. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Blackheads and whiteheads occur because your skin cells are not turning over as efficiently as they […] Read more…

Collagel Eye Mask Review

As a dermatologist, it’s my job to stay ahead of anti-aging treatments and tips. One question I get asked on a daily basis is “what eye treatment do you recommend, Dr. Ip? “  If the eyes are windows into the soul, they are also windows into how your body is aging. In fact, the eyes […] Read more…

Marathon Skin Care

As someone that works and lives in the Greater Boston Area, there’s nothing that quite brings the city together like the Boston Marathon— especially since the tragic bombing in 2013. But it has been both encouraging and uplifting to see so many passionate, dedicated athletes return year after year and refuse to be deterred. And […] Read more…

Everything you need to know about Hair Removal (down there!)

Spring break season is officially upon us, and people all around the country are heading south to celebrate time off from school. So you’ve got your bikini bod and you’ve packed your sunscreen, but what about your hair down there? Though we evolved with pubic hair to protect our nether regions, they’ve become quite a […] Read more…

Anti-Aging On A Budget

As we get older, anti-aging products naturally play an increasingly significant role in our skin care routines. Fighting wrinkles and hyperpigmentation creep higher and higher on our priority list. And finding the right products is a challenge for a lot of people — especially when some of the more efficient products and procedures can leave […] Read more…

Should I Get A Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels have got somewhat of a bad wrap in the past. Who remembers the classic Sex & The City episode where sex pot Samantha got a peel ahead of Carrie’s book launch? Or when Dennis from Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s chemical peel went awry? Don’t let the sitcoms scare you though — chemical peels […] Read more…

How To Achieve Kissable Valentine’s Day Lips

It’s Valentine’s Day, so presumably, it’s a day filled with plenty of kisses for people in relationships. But with Valentine’s Day being in mid-February and the dry skin that accompanies winter, if you aren’t careful you could end up kissing your significant other with dry, cracked lips on the most romantic day of the year. […] Read more…

The Benefits of Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms

Imagine finding the love of your life that complemented you in every way imaginable. He’s smart, funny, professional, charismatic, caring…but he snores like a bear, rolls around and can’t fall asleep unless it’s 20 degrees colder than your preference.   To a lot of people, this wouldn’t seem like a big deal, but any woman […] Read more…