• Skincare

    The Intentional Approach to Skincare

    I believe that we all exist on a skincare spectrum.  On one end we have the “do-littles.”  These are people who don’t give much thought to taking care of their skin.  Those that use whatever’s lying around.  Those from the school of 18-in-1 shampoo/body wash/facial cleanser/surface degreaser/motor oil.  On the other hand, we have the “do-the-mosts.”  These are the skincare fans, mongers, collectors etc.  If it’s new and shiny, they want it in their 20-step routine and they couldn’t tell you why but mind your own business, alright? Both classes of people are often missing the same element in their skincare routine: intentionality.  It’s my firm belief as both a…

  • Uncategorized

    Decoding NIOD: My Interview with the DECIEM Lab

    In 2020, it’s likely that if you have skin, you know about The Ordinary.  This skincare brand launched in 2016 (yes, just 4 years ago) with the ethos of radical transparency and accessible prices has transformed the way that many approach caring for their skin.  DECIEM, the company behind The Ordinary was created around the idea of doing 10 things at once and having the ultimate goal of creating 10 brands.  The Ordinary’s sister brand, NIOD (Non-Invasive Options in Dermal Science) remains somewhat of a hidden gem among skincare enthusiast.  In contrast to its sibling, NIOD’s formulas are quite complex, using unique technologies to target common and often stubborn skin…

  • Uncategorized

    How I Became A Dermatologist

    Check out my latest YouTube video about becoming a dermatologist. Make sure you’re following DermAngelo on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for even more tips on achieving your healthiest, most beautiful hair and skin!

  • Hair loss,  Minoxidil

    Topical Minoxidil: What You Need to Know

    Minoxidil is, simply put, notorious.  There are few medications or active ingredients that are the subject of more misconceptions, rumors and misinformation.  Anybody who follows me on social media knows I love this stuff!  It’s the only over-the-counter medication we have that can provide substantial results for people suffering with hair loss.  While countless interactions with my patients have clued me in to the fact that many people are scared to try minoxidil, this pales in comparison to some of the comments I’ve seen on my social media posts.  “It’ll make you hair fall out!”  “It’s addictive!” “It doesn’t work!”  Research done by my colleague Dr. Julia Schwartz showed that…

  • Acne,  aging,  Antiaging,  Hydroxy acids,  Ingredients

    (Hydroxy) Acid Trip

    In the 1970s, the dermatologic community embarked on a weird trip – I’m not talking about psychedelics, I’m talking about a trip inward – all the way to the dermis. That’s when researchers realized that hydroxy acids have wide-ranging benefits thanks to their ability to exert their effect at multiple levels of the skin. Since then, they’ve become one of the powerhouses of cosmeceuticals and cosmetic dermatology, and they’re seeing a revival among skincare junkies due to their ease of use and multiple benefits. Here’s what you need to know about Hydroxy acids!

  • Acne,  cosmetic dermatology,  cosmetic procedures,  hyaluronic acid,  retinoids

    Acne Scarring: Setting the Record Straight

    The impact of acne goes far beyond the skin.  While we know that active acne can cause not only physical symptoms, but serious damage to one’s self-image and social functioning, the effects of this condition can last for years – even after one has achieved “clear skin.”  Many people who have suffered with acne are left with resultant scarring – a constant reminder of what once was.  After clearing their acne, many are bombarded with a whole host of products that claim to improve acne scarring, from moisturizers to exfoliants, but it’s not quite that simple. Let’s set the record straight on acne scarring. What are acne scars? Acne scars…

  • Acne,  aging,  Bathing,  botulinum toxin,  Collagen,  cosmetic dermatology,  cosmetic procedures,  Hair,  Hair loss,  hyaluronic acid,  PCOS,  supplements

    A Year of Dermangelo – What I Learned

    It’s hard to believe that one year ago, I decided to hang my digital shingle and launch this blog.  When I posted my humble first article about showering practices, part of me thought I’d just be shouting into the void of the internet.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my writing was well received and that so many people were eager to learn more about the science behind healthy skin.  A year later, I can’t imagine my life without this creative outlet.  It’s truly where “Dr. Landriscina, the skin doc” and Angelo, the person (and personality) meet and I’m so grateful I get to share my knowledge with…