Keratosis Pilaris (KP): Those Weird Arm and Thigh Bumps

This weekend, I was spending time with some of my favorite women when one approached me to ask about bumps that she had on her arms. Before she could even finish describing it, I knew exactly what she was asking about: keratosis pilaris, also known simply as “KP.” It is a condition that has plagued […]

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Perioral Dermatitis: An Odd Mouth Rash

When I first started writing about skin, a friend reached out to me to ask about a skin condition that she had been diagnosed with years ago: perioral dermatitis. Admittedly, my knowledge of perioral dermatitis was quite shallow, and as I began to research it, it seems that there isn’t a whole lot that is […]

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Rosacea: Recommended Products

Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend. I know I missed my typical Wednesday post last week. I’ve had a dear friend visiting me after graduating law school and life has been pretty busy lately. In my last post, I talked at length about the skin condition of rosacea — what it is, the […]

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Rosacea: The Curse of the Celts

Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition. Despite how long I’ve knowingly had the condition, I’ve struggled with it. Some days are good days, and some days are not so good. There’s rarely a single reason I can pinpoint for the bad days, and at times my skin can flare from occurrences so benign that they […]

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PIE vs PIH – Or “why did this acne spot leave a mark?”

Perhaps the worst part about acne is not simply having the spot itself, but that the spot remains red or brown for a long period of time after the initial spot has been… ahem… dealt with. For many, these spots of discoloration hang around for weeks or even months after, and depending on the severity of […]

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Totally Normal Features of the Skin: Sebaceous Filaments

Hi everyone and happy Wednesday! When you hang out in skincare communities as much as I do, you eventually see lots of questions about totally normal skin features, such as the one I want to talk about today: sebaceous filaments. Or as you may know of them: the blackheads on your nose. Sebaceous filaments are […]

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A Life With Eczema – Michael’s Routine

When I first met Michael, he revealed to me that he had pretty severe eczema. From head-to-toe, he had suffered since he was a child with the itchy, scaly patches of dry skin. It had left him scarred in unusual places, like his ankles and elbows. Carrying around a bottle of Aveeno was a must, […]

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