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Nitric Oxide Treats Acne from the ‘Bottom Up’

Nitric oxide attacks the underlying inflammation that helps form acne. An alternative to retinoid treatments, nitric oxide is the key ingredient in an upcoming acne gel.

Botulinum Toxin: Why Does It Work?

Botox-like injections are the top non-invasive procedures in medical spas ... but how do they affect the skin (or, rather, the muscle)? Read on for more about botulinum toxin type A, including why a toxin is able to smooth out the skin.

Tomatoes Linked to Decreased Skin Cancer Risk

Tomatoes may be the future of skin cancer prevention, according to new research in Scientific Reports. A study found that the carotenoids in tomatoes have the potential to protect against UV light.

Eczema Shown More Prevalent in Black Patients

Physiological and cultural differences define differences in eczema for people of color—studies have shown that the skin condition may affect black patients more than their Caucasian counterparts.

Going Beyond the Burn: Sun Poisoning Explained

Sun poisoning can be used as an umbrella term for a myriad of sun-related conditions. Robin Travers, M.D., spoke with Skin Inc. on the varieties of photodermatoses, which go beyond sunburn.

Acne and Tobacco Claims Go Up in Smoke

Smoking tobacco decreases risks of the skin disease, contrary to popular opinion, according to research in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

A New Intersection: Could Anti-pollution Mean Anti-acne?

Anti-acne and anti-pollution have something in common: inflammation. Could this crossroads of two market segments align to forge a new path forward? A recent study suggests so.

Pediatric Patients Experience Psoriasis Differently

Psoriasis affects children and adults in different ways—despite limited research on the condition in children, new data in JAAD states that immune cells vary alongside psoriasis patient ages.

Genetic Mutations Open Doors to Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis may be caused by a single-gene mutation, according to new research published in Nature Genetics. Scientists believe the effects of the mutation could be partially corrected through glutamine supplementation.

Microbiome Compromised by Antibiotics, Antiseptics

The skin microbiome remembers antibiotic and antiseptic treatments even after their use concludes, potentially opening the door to skin infection, according to research in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

5 Ways to Use Vitamin E Oil in Your Spa

Moisture-rich vitamin E oil has the potential for a variety of applications in a spa setting, including providing relief to eczema and psoriasis symptoms while offering an antioxidant punch.

Reflections: An Education In Eczema

In the United States, 31.6 million Americans suffer from eczema, among the most affected are children. Learn how skin care professionals are treating and helping.

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