Surviving Winter Itch – GIVEAWAY INCLUDED!

We’re officially in winter. It snowed, it’s cold, and you can’t go through your emails for more than 30 seconds before being bombarded with a new holiday promotion. There is plenty to love about winter — for one, the winter flavors at Starbucks are my personal fave. And I might pretend that I only rewatch […] Read more…

5 Ways To Achieve Meghan Markle’s Ageless Skin

Earlier this week, Prince William proposed to Meghan Markle. As photos of the bride to be began circulating online, many were shocked to find that Markle is actually three years older than Prince William on account of her beautiful, youthful skin. Whether you have a wedding of your own coming up or you’re just looking […] Read more…

Help me fix this scar! A dermatologist’s tips for minimizing scars

  Bethenny Frankel made headlines recently when she announced that she had been diagnosed with skin cancer, specifically basal cell carcinoma. On her face.As a dermatologist, I am constantly preaching the necessity of adequate sun protection. Especially on areas (like your face and hands) that are rarely covered by clothing. I will spare you another lecture about […] Read more…

Should I Use Coconut Oil On My Skin?

  Over the last few years there has been a trend emerging – the use of coconut oil to replace common personal care products. A google search for ‘coconut oil for skin care’ returns thousands of results that all declare coconut oil a winner for cleansing, moisturizing and healing the skin. In my opinion, most kitchen […] Read more…

Sweaty Pits

  I’ve been writing a lot about summer time skin care lately, and today’s post is something that I know bothers a lot of people this time of year. Sweaty pits. It’s hot and humid and personally, for me that means a lot of sweat. Sweat is a normal bodily function that affects everyone differently. […] Read more…

Summer Vacation Skincare 101

Summer is officially here!  Between camps, trips to the beach, and just spending a lot more time outdoors in general, there is a lot to keep track of!   I’ve put together my summer skin care guide to help you treat common ailments at home, and so that you know when to see the doctor.  Enjoy […] Read more…

Taking Care Of The Skin Down There – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we covered the top 7 complaints ‘down there’.  In this post I’m going to drill into the fifth item on that list, Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  It’s summer time which means more people are out and about having fun, leading to more sex.  The CDC estimates that 19 million new […] Read more…

Sunscreen For Your Skin Type

May is skin cancer awareness month but it is also the month where many people start spending more time outside and are exposed to UV rays from the sun.  As the weather seems to have finally shifted to sunny and warm in Boston, one thing on the top of my mind is sunscreen.  Although you […] Read more…

Picky Eaters

  One of my biggest concerns as a mother is keeping my children healthy.  Although my kids eat a variety of foods we do often struggle with pickiness.  As a doctor I have a deep understanding of nutrition guidelines and I think it is important to set a good example for my children when it […] Read more…

Seborrheic Dermatitis

As the weather starts to warm up, I see a variety of skin conditions flare-up in my patients. Many people come in with a red rash on their face complaining that their acne isn’t clearing up, others say that their primary care physician diagnosed them with facial psoriasis, and still others complain of an itchy […] Read more…