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Fayne Frey, MD
There's no good evidence that using shampoo has any health benefits or risks. However, shampoos have made it easier to get pleasing cosmetic outcomes.
The FDA does not approve cosmetics in the same way that it approves drugs. However, it does regulate many aspects of production, packaging, & distribution.
The results of studies examining the impact of antioxidants and free radicals on health are mixed showing benefits and harm for both.
Dandruff is common and often embarrassing. It is usually treated with a dandruff shampoo but if it doesn't get better, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
News stories about sunscreen abound. They claim that they get into your bloodstream, reduce vitamin D, and even kill coral. What's true and what's not?
Myths abound about acne but science shows it's a chronic inflammatory condition affecting hair follicles and oil glands. Effective treatments are available.
A dermatologist examines the products that you should feel free to ditch if you are worried about being overexposed to chemical ingredients in your skincare routine.
According to manufacturers' own package inserts, the efficacy of anti-wrinkle creams is minimal. One listed a study that showed that sun protection alone had better results than their wrinkle cream.
Research shows that if you’re diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer between the ages of 45 to 59, your risk for any other type of cancer goes up by 74%.
Although there are many anti-aging skin products on the market, the most effective anti-aging preventative is sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB. UVA causes skin aging, UVB causes sunburn, and both cause skin cancer. Covering up and avoiding the midday sun are also important.
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