Good Life: What are Probiotics and How Can They Help?

flowerWhat are probiotics? Dig into the word’s Greek and Latin roots, pro and bio, and ‘Good Life’ or ‘For Life’ are literally what you get.

Check out the definition in a dictionary and you will discover that probiotics are actually bacteria. Yes, BACTERIA. As much as we try to avoid it, there are actually forms that are good for you. The two most common probiotics are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Don’t worry, we’re not going to break those two words down into their European roots but we will give you some tips on how to use them and where to find them! [Read more…]

Skin Care Quiz: Test Your Knowledge with Trivia

two sisters smilingNot only is it fun to boost your brain power a bit, being informed about your skin can help you live a healthier life. We decided to have a little fun this month and test your knowledge with a skin care quiz.

The answers are listed below but don’t peek until you’ve tried! [Read more…]

Keep Your Skin Healthy: Preventing Back Acne

Back acne can make sitting in a chair, sitting on a couch, or even wearing well fitted clothing uncomfortable or impossible.  You can get a back acne treatment once it appears, but that takes time and it’s only a reaction to back acne, not prevention.  To celebrate National Healthy Skin Month this November, we’re going to give some in depth helpful tips on how to prevent back acne at home. [Read more…]

Back Acne Scars

Back acne can be more than just frustrating; in severe cases back acne can leave unsightly and painful scars.  One of our goals as a dermatology practice in Winston-Salem is to help  all of  clients feel great about their skin.  We want you to feel ecstatic about every inch of your skin which is why we have a few hints specifically pertaining to prevention and treatment of back acne. 

Back Acne Treatment

Acne shows up on more places than just your face, it can appear just about anywhere on your skin.   Acne occurs when dirt, sebum oil, and dead skin clog hair follicles and your skin is mostly covered with small, light hairs.  Back acne can be unsightly, discomforting, and even painful.  In some cases, back acne can leave scars.  The only difference between face acne and back acne is the location.  You can read how to generally cure acne in our previous blog post, but there are a few different specific back acne treatments that can help minimize or eliminate acne. [Read more…]

Acne: What is it and what can be done about it?

When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see?  You should say yes every time, but sometimes your skin seems to be fighting against you with an outbreak of acne.  You might be tempted to take matters into your own hand, yet you should be cautious.  Mistreatment could lead to continued outbreaks and even scarring.  Dealing with acne is a frustrating task at any age, but we can help.  The first step to treating acne is to understand what it is. [Read more…]

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