Blackheads & Whiteheads (Milia)

Blackheads and whiteheads are a combination of oils, sebum and cellular fragments that produce firm to hard plugs within hair follicles. Blackheads are open to the skin’s surface and become darkened at the surface by exposure to oxygen (oxidation). They are called open comedones. When bacteria are added to these blackheads, the condition can lead […]

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Razor Bumps, In-Grown Hairs & Cold Sores

Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles that can occur anywhere there is an injury or damage to the hair follicle. The infection can be caused by the rubbing of clothing or blockage of the follicle and occurs in both males and females. Folliculitis barbae, on the other hand, is a male skin condition […]

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Science

  In the past few years, scientific research has made incredible progress in our understanding of how the skin functions. Researchers have studied the skin’s defensive system, its ability to repair the damage, the genes that regulate various functions of the skin and the activation of these genes. Information from the Internet and research studies […]

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