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- Five tips to treat blackheads at home, from a clay mask to moisturizing.
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- Researchers find laundry detergent pods, and standard laundry detergent exposure is dangerous for little kids.
- Sea lice infestations have been reported in Florida beaches and may spread elsewhere.
- Researchers identify a "sunscreen gene,” one that resists UV radiation and helps prevent skin damage.
- Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified the molecular switches for hair and skin color and may use it to treat both skin and hair discoloration.
- Powerful vitamins for your skin include A, an assortment of B vitamins, and C, D, E, F, plus K.
- Julie Reid developed a hypersensitive skin condition known as cholinergic urticaria, which has made her allergic to her own sweat.
- Hand washing with the correct technique can significantly reduce the amount of bacteria that's left after drying.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist takes care of diseases, in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.