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Skin care basics


Basic skin care

Face washing 101

How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face looking healthy.

How to bathe your newborn

To make sure your baby stays safe, clean, and healthy during bath time, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists.

Should I apply skin care products in a certain order?

The sequence in which you apply your skin care products affects how well the products work. Dermatologists recommend that you follow these steps.

Skin care in your 40s and 50s

Create an effective anti-aging skin care plan with healthy skin care habits.

How to care for your skin in your 60s and 70s

When it comes to skin care in our 60s and 70s, dermatologists recommend making these lifestyle changes.

Skin care tips for men

When it comes to skin care, men have traditionally kept it simple. To help men develop healthy skin care routines, dermatologists recommend following these tips.


Dry skin, oily skin

7 dermatologists' tips for healing dry, chapped lips

While it may seem that dry, cracked lips are something you must live with until spring comes, you can have soft, supple lips year-round. Here’s what dermatologists recommend.

Dry skin relief

Dry skin can flake, itch, crack, and even bleed. To help relieve dry skin, dermatologists offer these tips.

Dermatologists' top tips for relieving dry skin

To help heal dry skin and prevent its return, dermatologists recommend these top tips.

Do long, hot showers damage your skin?

They may feel great, but they can also dry your skin. A board-certified dermatologist explains what you can do to minimize this effect.

How to control oily skin

There are many reasons for oily skin, including stress, humidity, genetics, and fluctuating hormones. To help reduce the oil, follow these tips from dermatologists.


Hair removal

7 ways to prevent injuries while trimming pubic hair

While most grooming injuries are minor, any injury to your genital area can make it easier to get a sexually transmitted infection (STIs). To avoid these injuries, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

7 ways to remove unwanted hair

To help you make an informed decision, here are the basic facts that dermatologists share with their patients about popular ways to remove unwanted hair.

Hair removal: How to shave

Shaving can be a challenge for both men and women. Here are dermatologists’ tips to help you get a clean shave.

Hair removal: How to wax

At-home waxing can be an affordable method for hair removal, but it’s important to take precautions. For the best technique and results, dermatologists recommend these tips.


Tattoos and piercings

Caring for pierced ears

Although ear piercings are more common and can be less risky than other body piercings, they can still cause complications if not handled safely. Dermatologists urge people to follow these steps to avoid infection.

Caring for tattooed skin

More and more patients are asking their dermatologists for skin care tips that will keep a tattoo looking its best. Here are some tips from dermatologists for keeping tattooed skin healthy and vibrant.

Tattoos: Skin reactions and what to do about them

Even if you get inked by a licensed tattoo artist and follow the aftercare, your skin can react in weird and unexpected ways. If you’re having a reaction, here’s what may be happening and what you can do.

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