Feed Your Skin: Fatty Fish

Fish that are fatty, like salmon, herring and mackerel, are important for healthy skin. They are all abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for supporting optimal skin and hair. These important fatty acids may protect against the harmful rays of the sun,...

Is a chemical peel good for my skin?

It seems like chemical peels have been around since the beginning of time. Ancient Egyptians used animal oils, salt and alabaster to aesthetically improve skin and treat skin conditions. Egyptian women also took “sour milk” baths so their skin would be...

What to do about an inflamed, raised, hard scar

Question: I had an injury to my shoulder earlier this year and while the wound has mostly healed and is no longer scabby, the resulting scar is still painful, raised, hard and lumpy. It’s bigger and uglier than the original wound. What can I do? Answer: There...

Can babies go in the sun?

Question:  I’ve heard conflicting opinions about what age babies can go in the sun. Is there a sun exposure rule for healthy skin for babies? Answer:  I  second the advice of the The American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the...

Should I be using a retinoid?

Question:  As I’ve moved through my thirties and into my forties, I’ve noticed a marked change in my facial skin. I have some dark spots and discolorations and my face seems thinner overall and a little more sallow. I’ve heard about using a Retin-A...