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…
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…
We are in the midst of a hydration revolution! Over the last year, hyaluronic acid (HA) has become the “it” ingredient in skincare. While I remember using products rich in this now-ubiquitous ingredient over ten years ago, it’s enjoying a new spike in popularity. The catchy claim that this ingredient can “hold 1000 times its weight in water” fits in perfectly with the dewy, glow-obsessed moment we’re having right now. However, most HA users know little to nothing about its origins or cosmetic uses. Here’s what you need to know about hyaluronic acid.