Dermatology

5.20.19

This Is What Happened When I Tried to Treat Cystic Acne With Skincare Products

When I finally went to the doctor, he looked at the scars that dotted my face and asked, “What took you so long to come in?”

4.22.19

Does it Matter That There’s CBD in Your Skincare?

I tried 40 CBD skincare products, read all the excited claims about them, and talked to three dermatologists with strong B.S. detectors about whether they actually work.

1.15.19

We Looked Into the Big Claims Around Blood Facials

They've been around for years (see: Kim K getting a Vampire Facial in 2013), but a new study tries to determine just how effective they really are.

1.8.19

Anxiety's Favorite Canvas for Expressing Itself: Your Face

Negative emotions can trigger or worsen a wide range of conditions like acne​, hair-thinning, and psoriasis.

1.4.19

What Is Vitiligo and Why Do People Develop It?

Winnie Harlow and Amy Deanna, models who have vitiligo, are defying the stigma associated with the skin condition but it’s still a burden for many people.

12.10.18

What it Felt Like to Get a Small Tumor Taken Out of My Arm

Lipomas are usually small, benign masses that don't need to be removed. Mine, however, had to go.

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9.21.18

Tattoo Parlors Are Bragging About Their 'Healthy' Vegan Tattoos

Is vegan ink actually better for you?

8.23.18

I Thought I Just Had Acne, But It Was Actually a Less Common Skin Condition

Turns out I was in the middle of the demographic for perioral dermatitis.

8.22.18

Is Cheap Makeup Bad for Your Skin?

There has to be a reason for the drastic price difference between MAC and dollar store bronzer.

8.17.18

These Common Meds Could Make You More Likely to Get Sunburned

I kept wondering what had changed to cause me to burn so badly.

8.9.18

Everything You Need to Know About Treating Cystic Acne

It’s different from other, more superficial types of types of acne like blackheads and whiteheads because it’s deeper down in your skin.

7.13.18

This Is Why Popping Your Pimples Feels So Satisfying

You know you’re not supposed to pick at acne but honestly, it's just so soothing—until you look in the mirror and see the same zit back with a vengeance next morning.

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