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9 tips to maintaining a healthy skin microbiome

9 tips to maintaining a healthy skin microbiome

Have you ever heard of the term "skin microbiome"? This refers to the community of microorganisms...
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6 Foods for Radiant Skin and Optimal Health

6 Foods for Radiant Skin and Optimal Health

As a general rule of thumb, eating fruits and vegetables that span the color spectrum is the ide...
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What is phytophotodermatitis?

What is phytophotodermatitis?

This tongue-twisting skin reaction is very common during late spring and summer as everyone star...
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Everything you need to know about the skin barrier

Everything you need to know about the skin barrier

Did you know that only 0.001-millimeter stands between the inner workings of your body and the o...
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The 6 skincare tips you need for 2023

The 6 skincare tips you need for 2023

The new year can be a fresh start for practically anything, including your skincare regimen. We’...
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Dr. Boakye’s holiday skincare and wellness tips

Dr. Boakye’s holiday skincare and wellness tips

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but sticking to your usual health...
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Must-have skincare ingredients for healthy skin

Must-have skincare ingredients for healthy skin

With so many skincare ingredients to choose from, how do you know which ones are imperativ...
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Fall foods with skin and body benefits

Fall foods with skin and body benefits

There are so many reasons to fill your plate with “in season” produce. First, it’s likely freshe...
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6 TikTok skincare hacks to avoid

6 TikTok skincare hacks to avoid

You can find so many respected, well-educated, properly-trained dermatologists and science-drive...
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What is cortisol, and how does it affect your skin?

What is cortisol, and how does it affect your skin?

Our bodies are driven by more than 50 different hormones, and estrogen, testosterone and progest...
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Summer skin dos and don’ts

Summer skin dos and don’ts

The summer season may be more relaxing for you, but it can be especially stressful on the skin. ...
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Foods and supplements to avoid if you struggle with acne

Foods and supplements to avoid if you struggle with acne

Many people still (mistakenly) believe that acne is due to lack of hygiene, so it’s worth reiter...
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Why antioxidants are so important

Why antioxidants are so important

There are hundreds (and probably thousands) of compounds that act as antioxidants, and they all ...
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The anti-rosacea lifestyle

The anti-rosacea lifestyle

If you have rosacea, you know full-well that preventing flare-ups can be a challenge. The ideal ...
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Eat your omega fatty acids for a stronger skin barrier

Eat your omega fatty acids for a stronger skin barrier

There’s an overwhelming amount of evidence that omega fatty acids are key for optimal skin...
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Dr. Boakye’s supplement suggestions

Dr. Boakye’s supplement suggestions

The world of supplements can be confusing—and overwhelming. With so many to choose from, how do ...
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5 healthy skin essentials

5 healthy skin essentials

As a dermatologist, Dr. Boakye has devoted her career to helping patients achieve and maintain h...
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Your guide for managing eczema

Your guide for managing eczema

According to the National Eczema Association, more than 31 million Americans have some form of th...
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Your guide for managing eczema

Your guide for managing eczema

According to the National Eczema Association, more than 31 million Americans have some form of t...
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Are you seeing post-summer spots?

Are you seeing post-summer spots?

If you spent a lot of time outdoors this summer without adequate sun protection, you may be seei...
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Is double-cleansing worth it?

Is double-cleansing worth it?

I’m all about a simple skincare routine, because the active ingredients and actual formula...
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Must know info about benzene and sunscreen

Must know info about benzene and sunscreen

A study released at the very end of May revealed that 78 sunscreens and after-sun products from ...
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The latest news in acne treatment

The latest news in acne treatment

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne is the most common skin condition i...
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The 3 sun-safety commandments

The 3 sun-safety commandments

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month—and perhaps my biggest frustration as a dermatologist is that...
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Spring skincare reminders

Spring skincare reminders

As we start exercising outdoors again, dining al fresco (without a coat) and spending weekends o...
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The COVID vaccine and injectable fillers

The COVID vaccine and injectable fillers

Shortly after the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine starting rolling out, the media starting buzzing abou...
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Is your hair-styling routine stressing your strands?

Is your hair-styling routine stressing your strands?

More often than not, dryness, breakage and hair that just looks dull and drab is a side effect o...
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Read this if braids are your go-to hair style

Read this if braids are your go-to hair style

Braids are a wonderful way for women of color to protect their natural hair from excess damage c...
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The skinny on platelet-rich plasma

The skinny on platelet-rich plasma

You’ve surely heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) by now, but odds are you have a few questions ...
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What’s the real deal with eczema?

What’s the real deal with eczema?

It seems like everyone is talking about eczema these days… From ads in magazines and on TV to fr...
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How to help your skin weather winter comfortably

How to help your skin weather winter comfortably

Winter is primetime for dry, itchy, flaky skin, but why? Blustery winds, cold weather outside an...
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How long does makeup really last?

How long does makeup really last?

It’s always a good time to go through your makeup drawer or cosmetic bag and purge the products ...
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Stress and your skin

Stress and your skin

During each and every appointment with my patients (regardless of why they’ve come to see me), I...
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What’s the skin “microbiome?”

What’s the skin “microbiome?”

The skin “microbiome” is getting a lot of attention these days. The subject of much resear...
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Everything you need to know about rosacea

Everything you need to know about rosacea

According to the National Rosacea Society, at least 16 million Americans struggle with this comm...
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The healthy hair diet

The healthy hair diet

here’s no disputing that the foods we put in our bodies have an impact on our outward appearance...
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