Healthy Skin Tips


Human stem cells are unique because of their ability to divide, to create new cells and to develop into specialized cell types including ones which can repair and replace damaged tissues. They can function as any cell in the body, which is one reason they are so powerful. While research is ongoing, stem cell therapies have the potential to treat diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and more.

Derm Talk – Breakout Edition

Q&A with Dr. Vanessa Which products are best for teenage skin? Teens do not need complicated skin regimens! As an absolute minimum, a good cleanser (Cleansing Elixir) and SPF (3D Defense SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen) is all that is needed. If breakouts are an issue, use the multi-functional Mask Antidote which is truly an all-in-one acne …

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Retinoids are skincare (vitamin) A list celebrities. After SPF, it is most likely the first recommendation which will pass your dermatologist’s lips (well this dermatologist anyway). Why all the hype? Well, retinoids treat just about everything from pigmentation and acne to wrinkles and skin DNA damage. They are antioxidants which also increase cell turnover (to …


Adult acne

Adult Acne

Adult acne is a thing. You are not alone if you are still fighting spots. 64% of adults suffer from acne in their 20’s and 43% in their 30’s. It is even possible to get acne for the first time as an adult. In the same way that men bald in a certain pattern, adult onset acne tends to affect the lower third of the face with red angry bumps and painful pus-filled pimples along the jawline, chin and neck. The hair follicles and oil-producing glands in this area are more sensitive to hormones sending oil production into overdrive. Sound familiar?

You are half bacterial

There are roughly the same number of bacteria in our body as human cells. So, it turns out that half of us is bacterial – we are walking petri dishes!

These tens of trillions of helpful bacteria, viruses and fungi living on our skin and in our gut help us digest food, break down toxins, make some of our hormones and keep our immune and nervous systems in balance.

Rosacea vs Acne

Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to your RED FACE

NO, I haven’t been drinking. NO, I am not blushing. NO, I am not having an allergic reaction. NO, I would not like to hear about the cream which helped your sister’s boyfriend’s uncle. If this sounds familiar, listen up. What is rosacea? Rosacea is a spectrum of redness: from dilated, broken capillaries often on …

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