acne

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…

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…

Curing Your Acne With Over The Counter Products

  If you walk through any drug store you will find a wide variety of topical acne medications available without a prescription.  They all declare a similar message about clear skin.  If you examine the ingredients closely you will find that they all contain varying degrees of different medications and this can be very confusing.  […] Read more…

Oily Skin : Hormones versus Lifestyle

This is the third post in my series, “Cure Your Acne Once And For All”.  My goal is to educate and support people in their mission to achieve clear skin.  A huge part of controlling your acne is understanding why we get acne.  One important element to how acne develops is the oils that our […] Read more…

Here Comes The Bride

A Dermatologist’s Guide to Picture Perfect Skin for Your Wedding Day   Wedding season will be here soon which means it’s time to start getting your skin in the best shape.  By starting early we can ensure that your skin will be naturally healthy and glowing. Skin care regimen For starters, it is important that […] Read more…

Peel Away The Years

  It is spring time in Boston and a great time to exfoliate away all the dead skin that winter helped build up.  Chemical exfoliation is my preferred way to get rid of dead skin cells.  A common misconception is that a chemical peel will leave you with red, flaking skin.  Sex and the City […] Read more…

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…