Even with More U.S. Dermatologists, Rural Patients May Lack Access

The number of dermatologists per capita in the U.S. has surged more than 20 percent since the mid-90s, but a new study suggests access to care may have improved more in cities than in rural areas.

Nationwide between 1995 and 2013, the number of dermatologists rose 21 percent, from 3.02 for every 100,000 people in the population to 3.65 for every 100,000 residents, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology. Over that time, however, the chasm between urban and rural America widened.

Dermatologist-Approved Beauty Recipes to Help You Recover from the Summer

As you may have suspected, just because it comes from our fridge doesn’t mean it’s meant to go on our faces. Many of the most common ingredients in DIY masks can actually cause irritation and, in some instances, serious damage to our skin.

That said, there are still ways to get a glow with the goodies in your cabinets without sabotaging your skin.

How to Future-Proof Your Face According to Celebrity Dermatologists

When it comes to treating the signs of aging, many women used to take a wait-and-see approach. As in, wait until they see a wrinkle or age spot, then do something about it. Not anymore.

According to dermatologist Harold Lancer, MD (whose Beverly Hills office is frequented by Kim Kardashian, as well as Margot Robbie and Brie Larson), his twenty- to thirtysomething patients have learned from their mothers and become the what-if generation.

As in, “I may not have forehead lines now, but what if I get them when I’m 40?” Here’s how they’re taking steps to slow aging skin.

Why ‘Clean Eating’ Isn’t Going to Clear Up Your Skin

Add probiotics to your diet, cut out meat, avoid gluten, try fish oil, take biotin.

These are just a few of the many skin care recommendations circulating around the web these days.

And while diet does have a lot to do with skin health, most of the information posted on blogs and social media isn’t scientifically sound and, experts say, should be taken with a grain of salt.

In-Depth: Advances and Challenges in Digital Dermatology

If people will show their moles to a stranger at a dinner party, a stranger on the internet doesn’t seem like a big stretch.

Since the beginning of health apps, there have been products designed to tell the user if a mole is cancerous. But those apps have also served to illustrate the dangers of mobile health.

Two such apps, Mel App and Mole Detective, were the target of action by the Federal Trade Commission in 2015.

The Top 7 Mobile Apps in Dermatology

Only 20% of mobile dermatology apps designed for patients may be worthwhile, shows an analysis published in February in the online journal Cutis.

The analysis included 44 mobile apps available in the Apple App Store. The apps were ranked between 5 and 20 in terms of overall quality, but only nine (20.5%) fell between 16 and 19, and none reached 20, “which indicates a need for improvements in mobile dermatology apps intended for patient education,” the authors wrote.

Here’s Exactly What to Do About Eczema on Your Eyelid

Several things can cause inflamed, irritated eyelids, including eczema, which might sound surprising. You may be familiar with the fact that eczema is a condition that can cause dry, itchy skin, a rash, and other symptoms, but you also probably wouldn’t think it could bloom on your freaking eyelids.

Unfortunately, no part of your skin is eczema-immune. Here’s what to do if your eczema decides your eyelids are the perfect place to show up.

The Most Common Skin Conditions, Explained

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), more than 85 million Americans are affected by skin diseases each year. But, because of that stigma, there’s not a lot of common knowledge about the even the most prevalent disorders, outside of acne (which tops that list.

To help change that, we spoke with a dermatologist to break down the key facts about four common skin conditions: psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis.