• Is your protein bar making you breakout?

    For some time, dermatologists and nutritionists have noticed a trend: many patients taking protein supplements notice new or worsening acne flares. In fact, a few smaller scientific studies confirm these findings (Cengiz et al 2017, Silverberg NB 2012). Individuals who ate more whey protein- containing foods and supplements experienced worsening acne. Whey protein, which is

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  • Does chocolate cause acne?

    With Easter just behind us and Mother’s day shortly ahead, chocolate bunnies and boxes of chocolates are all around. Possible connections between chocolate consumption and acne have been debated for probably as long as chocolate (and acne) have existed. A quick google search of “chocolate and acne” brings up over 50 million results. These results

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  • Rosacea and Caffeine

    Rosacea is a common, chronic condition characterized by facial redness, warmth, dilated blood vessels, and pimples. The condition is sometimes called “adult acne.” It is most common in persons between 30 and 50 years old, women, and those with lighter skin types. In addition to skin changes, patients may experience itchy or gritty feeling eyes.

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  • How to choose a sunscreen

    While its important to wear sunscreen throughout the year, its even more critical during the summer months. Days are longer, people spend more time outside, and the sun is more intense. Choosing the right sunscreen for you, however, can be overwhelming. A recent visit to my local pharmacy revealed over 50 options for sunscreen products.

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