Biotin and Acne

As we all know, understanding the balance between environmental factors and what exactly triggers our acne feels a little bit like chasing rainbows!  Whenever it seems like we’re getting close to an answer, we get a massive breakout that undoes all of our “progress.”...

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An Unspoken Nutrient…Zinc

Zinc is a trace element that we need to survive.  Essentially Zinc is found throughout your body and has an important role in the immune system, metabolism, and wound healing.   It also plays a role in growth and development. It is even a component of many of our...

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Acne Scars: Can they be a thing of the past?

One of the most difficult and discouraging aspects of having acne are the marks that are left behind after a breakout clears.  Just like any wound or injury, when a pimple does damage to the dermis, often a scar is left behind. The more inflamed the blemish is, the...

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Rosacea is Not a Blushing Matter!

We have all heard of rosacea before, but what do we really know about it? Well, as it turns out, not much (and when I say “we” I mean scientists and doctors). This chronic skin condition is characterized by redness, visible blood vessels, and small pimples in the...

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Foreign DNA in Your Body?

Microchimerism may sound like an unfamiliar term, but there’s a possibility that your body is more familiar with it than you know. So, what is Microchimerism anyway? Most commonly, it is the presence of male DNA in a woman’s body from a past pregnancy. The fetal DNA...

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