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Skin Care Advice

When Fungus Just Isn’t Fun

Did you know ? We ALL have yeast living on our skin. Yes, yeast – as in, fungus… Living… on our skin… You might think this sounds repulsive, and if that’s the case, you’d be surprised to learn that it’’s actually part of our natural AND HEALTHY  flora.  The native yeasts of the skin are actually HELPFUL and HEALTHFUL in the skin’s immune response and wound repair. On a larger scale, the right amount of these fungi help your body’s immune system do its job. However, too much of a good thing, isn’t always a good thing… Just like too…

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“Maskne”: It’s Not Just for Teens

Just over a month ago, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended everyone wear a mask while in public to prevent the spread of covid-19.  These masks and face coverings provide a layer of protection; however, we are also observing a direct relationship with irritated the skin, clogged pores, and acne flares – even in patients who have never experienced acne in the past. P. acnes is not the only culprit when it comes to the cause of acne blemishes.  Many patients traditionally present with “pimples” assuming they’re hormonal or from oil or bacteria on the skin; when in fact,…

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