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Body Acne

Body Acne – Acne Treatment – Acne Scars – Bay Area

Body acne, like facial acne, is a common skin disorder evolving from hyperkeratosis (dead skin cell build-up) in the skin’s pilosebaceous units, made up of hair follicles, hair, sebaceous glands, and arrector pili muscle. These “units” are found everywhere on the body except on […]

Dark Spots - Uneven Skin Tone - Black Skin Care - San Leandro

Dark Spots, Acne Scars and Hyperpigmentation

Delete Dark Spots and Brighten Your Skin Tone

Of all the skin disorders that affect darker skin, black skin and other brown-skinned people of color, hyperpigmentation, especially dark spots, is the chief complaint. It can be the aftermath of skin problems, hormones, medications and medical conditions and many other factors, including acne and minor “skin […]

Acne: Treatment Techniques

Homecare and Lifestyle Changes

A daily system of antibacterial and exfoliating products is needed to treat acne. True control means no physical sign of the disease shows in its active stage. Since acne is a treatable condition with no cure, most adult acne sufferers will be tied to a basic acne-fighting regimen for life, along […]

Keratosis Pilaris

KP: Rough and Bumpy Skin Guide to the Management of Keratosis Pilaris

What does KP look like? This annoying skin disorder, called keratosis pilaris (KP), is characterized by thousands of hard, non-inflammatory keratin plugs that cover the hair follicles, making the skin rough and pebbled, in appearance and to the touch. And, it worsens dramatically […]

Fungus Among Us: Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor Fungal Infection

The non-contagious fungal rash of tinea versicolor is a chronic, asymptomatic superficial infection characterized by light scaly, macular patches. These patches range in color from light pink to deep tan to a darker brown. Although the name suggests a variety of colors, the hue of all patches is about the same […]