Ever had keratosis pilaris? I bet you have….

Every now and again people will tell me that they have rough skin on the back of their upper arms, almost like little white or flesh toned bumps, that come and go and they don’t know what it is.  Well, I’m here to tell you that it is super common and it is called Keratosis pilaris.  And while it can be a little frustrating to treat because it can come and go, it is really common....more

Why Do A Background Check On A Doctor

What the fu*^?!!! ...more

365 Days of Carol Anne (Adventures in Dermatology — The Full Body Exam Explained)

Day 189 This is my relieved face ...more

Simple Tricks To Control Facial and Scalp Dandruff

Dandruff is really common and it doesn’t just affect your scalp.  Do you know that the ‘dry’ skin in your eyebrows or around your nose could actually be facial dandruff, not really dry skin?I see a lot of patients with dandruff.  Doctors and scientists don’t know what causes dandruff and we don’t know how to cure it, but we have figured out some pretty effective ways to control it. ...more

Facials aren't supposed to be depressing

I have nothing against my aesthetician Nina; she’s the best in town. Nina knows so much about our skin and what causes it to hate us, so I trust her implicitly. But man, what a depressing facial! The extracting of my clogged pores with a microscopic scalpel wasn’t nearly as painful as hearing no soda, no coke, no red bull, no sugar free red bull, no oil, no French fries, no sweet potato fries, no fried anything. As if I could just cut fried food out of my diet? That doesn’t exactly work for me. I’m half black–half of my diet is fried....more

ADULT ACNE- WHY ME?!

As a vlogger who interacts with her audience and speaks with high-profile experts and celebrities, having a zit is a total nightmare and unfortunately, it has become part of my daily worries. From red circular scars that have lived on my face for more than three years to a new pimple after eating fried food, there are days when my face isn't as clear as it was in high school and it drives me crazy!...more

Proactiv: A story of love and loathing

sssssssssssssI cannot believe I'm about to admit this. In fact the second I say this my face is going to erupt in painful cystic acne once again and my dermatologist will be injecting Benzoyl peroxide directly into my pores. So here goes: I like Proactiv. No, I...I love Proactiv. And that noise you just heard was my brand new linens screaming in horror due to imminent bleaching....more

I too have had a love-love-sorta-hate relationship with Proactiv.  I was signed up in ...more

I'm Not A Teenager, So Why Do I Still Have Acne? Can Retin-A Help?

I went to the dermatologist for the first time in my life last week...At the ripe old age of 42, I thought it was about time. I decided it was time to go for several reasons: ...more

I have to agree with Jennifer. I struggled with adult acne my whole adult life. I tried ...more

"Do-Gooder" Companies Supporting the Fight against Skin Cancer

In most cases, I generally avoid perceived endorsements. As the co-founder of 501 [c] [3] non-profit skin cancer education facility, I want to be doubly sure that our efforts to educate youth and communities about sun safety and skin cancer prevention are done with pure intent. Those of us who are members of The Cancer Crusaders Organization volunteer our time, outside of full-time jobs and grad school, because we are passionate about protecting people from skin cancer. This cause is so near and dear to our hearts. We bleed orange-n-yellow for Skin Cancer Awareness! ...more

Sneak Peak: Skin Sense, a book for children

The Cancer Crusaders Organization is pleased to announce the forthcoming debut of Skin Sense, a book for kids and their families. Written by Lori Glickman, a licensed clinical social worker and mother of three young daughters, Skin Sense is the first children's book (illustrated by a Glickman's 10-year-old daughter) that discusses the importance of lifelong sun safety and includes fun, interactive tips for year-round sun protection. ...more