In an increasingly populated world, the spread of bacteria and disease can be rampant. Thanks to Alexander Fleming and his associates, antibiotics have become widely available for mass production and consumption. Regardless of the medical field, antibiotics may be necessary to treat a range of mildly harmful to deadly pathogens. Within the last fifty years, our current society has grown incredibly comfortable prescribing these medications … Continue reading Ethical Dilemmas in Cosmetic Dermatology Regarding Antibiotic Usage
Ohh, the days of summer. Nothing reminds us more of summer the wonderful scent of sunscreen and chlorine-filled public pools. Don’t get me wrong, sunscreen in the summer is my lifeblood – I wouldn’t be caught without it. But, overall, I wouldn’t be surprised if I was caught without this particular sunscreen – if you catch my drift. So I actually received this sunscreen from my … Continue reading COOLA Sport Organic SPF 50 Sunscreen Review
Everyone seems to know the “basics” when it comes to summer and skincare: sunscreen, hats, and hydration. Granted, while these are highly important things, there are certain aspects of these topics that are rarely discussed and acted upon. Below I explain, yes, why these things are essential, but also The Fundamentals: Visit Your Local Hydration Station People! You’ve probably heard of the phrase “hydrated skin … Continue reading My 4 Essential Summer Skincare Tips
I feel like this clay mask is vastly overlooked because of, what I like to call “sheet mask culture” or the ever popular hashtag #skintertainment. You don’t see people posting about clay masks as often as sheet masks, and maybe there’s something to it? I mean, I love a good moisturizing sheet mask just as much as the next, but yet, I also find myself … Continue reading Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask Review
Collagen, a naturally occurring polypeptide, is found in our skin and connective alongside our animal counterparts. As a structural and strength-giving necessity, it makes up to around 80% of our skin in our early twenties. So what makes this molecule worthy to include in specifically skincare if our bodies naturally produce it? And well, just as all good things have to come to an end, … Continue reading Reading Labels: Collagen
As a Westerner, snail secretion serum and sunscreen sounds like something out of a comedy film where one jokester replaces another’s moisturizer with the gooey-substance. When it reality, snail secretion is nutrient packed with glycoprotein enzymes, proteoglycans, hyaluronic acid which all come together to create bright, moisturized skin. In this case, my father was traveling of Thailand and couldn’t help but notice one heavily advertised … Continue reading Namu Life Snail White Serum and Sunscreen Review
Probably know best by his work The Metamorphoses, the famous Roman orator Ovid, born in 43 BC, discussed current social and dermatological practices in the Medicamina Faciei Femineae (Cosmetics for the Female Face). Ovid describes how and why a woman should take care of her skin outlined in elegiac couplets – a style of lyric verse traditionally reserved for love poetry. From his writings, he … Continue reading Ancient Roman Skincare: What Actually Worked?
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