Coffee May Tame the Redness of Rosacea

Researchers studied the effect of coffee drinking on the risk for rosacea, a chronic skin disease that causes facial redness in about 5 percent of the population. The scientists used data on 82,737 women participating in a large health study between 1991 and 2005.

The analysis, in JAMA Dermatology, found that compared with women in the lowest one-fifth for caffeinated coffee consumption, those in the highest one-fifth were 24 percent less likely to have rosacea. Women who drank four or more cups a day had a 23 percent lower risk of the skin disorder than those who drank less than a cup a month.

Dermatologists Dish on How to Treat and Correct Acne-Related Scarring

However mild or severe, frequent or infrequent, dealing with acne breakouts is a massive frustration in and of itself. Acne’s lingering effects — which includes stubborn spots that take months to fade and pitted pock marks — only add salt to the wound.

It’s not a simple or fast process, but the good news is that you can dramatically reduce acne-related scars and marks with over-the-counter and in-office treatments. We asked three dermatologists to lend their insight and advice to help you do just that.

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 Refined Sugar Isn’t Great for Your Skin

Thanks to diabetes research, we have now accumulated more information on how refined sugars affect the body. Besides elevating your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, or obesity, it can also negatively impair your skin.

Sugar seems to be added to everything these days and it can sometimes be hard to avoid. If you want to discover why its consumption is detrimental to the skin, and how to replace sugar in your diet with naturally sweetened alternatives, keep on reading!

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.

The Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea: Should Dermatologists Be Concerned?

Although rosacea is a benign disease, its effects are more than skin deep. Emerging evidence shows that depression and anxiety loom large in people with this disfiguring disease.

Although it is a common dermatologic condition — affecting 22% of the population — the erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular forms of rosacea can make patients especially self-conscious.

Rosacea breeds low self-esteem, which in turn leads to social isolation.

The HydraFacial Phenomenon: Why Everyone Is Obsessed With This In-Office Treatment

Somewhere in the world, a HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds. Don’t even try to do the math: This essentially amounts to 2 million treatments given globally last year alone. That’s more than the total number of Botox injections administered in the U.S. in 2017.

Rather than blasting the skin with grit, à la traditional dermabrasion, this gentler approach vacuums out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives, which moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect. Beyond the standard three steps, there are targeted add-ons, or boosters, which take aim at unique skin concerns, like brown spots or nagging lines.

Acne Treatment Used to Include Poisoning Yourself a Lot

The resilient belief that our superior past lifestyles prevented acne from forming comes out of the same magical historical thinking that inspires dangerous nonsense like raw water and skipping vaccines.

At a time when things like the Black Death and smallpox had yet to be cornered into CDC labs, doctors and patients were very interested in treating acne — even when they realized it didn’t pose a threat to one’s health.

By the 18th century, a modern perspective on acne had emerged.

Dr Pimple Popper Reveals Worst Thing About Squeezing Spots

I never imagined I’d become famous for popping spots.

People either love my videos or hate them. Fans say the pop gives them a rush, like riding a roller coaster or watching a scary movie.

A lot of people tell me they find the videos really relaxing and watch them before they go to sleep. It’s their bedtime ritual. Some find them so calming that they even watch them when they have a panic attack.