Category: Skin Care

Skin and Beauty Glossary

By Eleanor Roberts, PhD | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH To care for your skin, it helps to know the lingo of dermatology conditions, treatments, and beauty products. Here is the essential glossary to help you get clued in. Acne conglobata: Type of acne in which interconnected nodules are located beneath the surface of the skin. Acne mechanica: Acne caused by exposure to heat, covered skin, pressure, or repetitive friction. Acne vulgaris: The most common type of acne, associated with blackheads, whiteheads, papules, and pustules, commonly referred to as pimples or zits. Actinic keratoses: Precancerous growths that...

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How to Find the Right Skin Moisturizer

By Marie Suszynski | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Knowing what your skin needs will help you make the right decision. (Hint: Choose one with sunscreen.) Feel overwhelmed when you want to buy skin moisturizer for your dry skin? That’s no surprise, as there are dozens to choose from at the drugstore and hundreds more at high-end cosmetics and department stores — creams, lotions, ointments, some with sunscreen, others with an exfoliant. Choices range from the basic $1.50 jar of petroleum jelly to a $500 five-ounce tub of designer skin moisturizer. And all the options in between...

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How to Get Flawless Skin Fast

By Jolene Edgar Just when you thought you had escaped your teens and 20s unblemished, you find yourself battling adult acne and pimples in your 30s—and beyond. Hormones can fluctuate like mad in our 30s, 40s, and 50s, as we go on and off the pill, get pregnant, enter perimenopause and, eventually, menopause. Pimples arent the only resulting problem, either. “There are quite a few conditions that mimic acne, which can make it hard for women to know what they truly have and how to treat it,” says Howard Murad, MD, associate clinical professor of medicine at the University...

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How to Get Rid of Pimples And Other Secrets for Healthy Skin

By Jennifer Goldstein We beauty editors are always answering skin-care questions from our co-workers and friends. Whats the best antiaging moisturizer? How do I get rid of a pimple quickly? Do I need to see a doctor for this thing? (Yes, were asked to check out friends scaly patches more often than wed like.) We also get a ton of questions from you. So we thought: Wouldn’t it be great if we could bring all our readers into Healths Beauty Closet for some real-world advice? Since that wasn’t possible, we did the next best thing: We gathered your top...

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What is Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is as important as knowing your show size.  If your shoes are the not the correct size they can hurt your feet from being to big or too small. A proper skin care regimen depends on your skin type. Know Your Skin Type * Dry * Oily * Combination Dry skin. “Dry skin can be flaky and easily irritated. It’s more sensitive,” says Linda Franks, MD, director of Gramercy Park Dermatology and clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine in New York. She says if your skin...

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