Beauty & Balance

Underarm Sweat: How much is too much?

by Howard P. Horlick, MD Everyone sweats, especially under their arms.  However, for some, underarm sweat is a major problem that can interfere with their personal and professional lives. For others, underarm sweat may be an occasional annoyance. Regardless of where they fall in this spectrum, sufferers may go to great lengths to hide their condition and may even avoid social situations and interactions. Those who experience bothersome underarm sweat are often

Anti-Aging: Inside & Outside

The quest for maintaining or restoring health and beauty impacts each of us in different ways.  If you are sitting in a doctor’s office as you read this article, then you are likely involved in some aspect of this quest.  Much of American (and western) medicine is focused on treating disease and hopefully restoring health, sadly with much less emphasis on maintaining wellness and health. Ideally, each of us would

Foods for Glowing Skin

You are what you eat! I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before. The message holds some truth. If you eat unhealthy foods, you’ll look and feel just as lousy. The same goes for your skin too! Breakouts, eczema, and other chronic skin conditions may be linked to your diet. It’s easy to get glowing skin – all you have to do is fill your plate (and your belly) with nutritious

Skin care for men – Dos and Don’ts

Men today are more and more concerned regarding the health and appearance of their skin. Although they know more about how to care for their skin, there are several factors that prevent them from doing so. For many men, the skin remains in a distant second place. Apart from the world of shaving, it is rare for a man to devote time to the care of his skin, especially the

Pampering Your Skin with the Basics

Pampering Your Skin with the Basics By Danielle Mellace MD     When it comes to skincare, your basic over-the-counter facial bar is not going to cut it. Just like you have to take care of your health, your skin needs nurturing too! Here are 10 steps to healthy skin for a lifetime:   1. Sun exposure and facial aging   One of the most effective ways to protect your

Washing Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes and other beauty tools have a pretty busy life. While women get ready for work in the mornings, they apply their foundation with that trusty brush in their cosmetics bag, apply eye shadow with another cosmetic brush, and tap a little blush on their cheeks with, yet, another brush. Yes, cosmetic brushes are hard workers, but have you ever thought about how much makeup residue is in one

Getting the Most out of Tooth Whitening

Getting the Most out of Tooth Whitening Dr. Alex Schvartsman If you’ve already given some thought to teeth whitening, you’re not alone. According to a recent American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry poll, the most common improvement that respondents said they’d like to have is whiter, brighter teeth. Studies show that the smile is the #1 feature men look at in a woman’s face, and people with white straight teeth are


Hyperpigmentation (excess skin darkening) is one of the most common reasons for patients to request an office visit or consultation with a dermatologist. The etiology of hyperpigmentation is multifactorial. Medications, acne, sun exposure, unbalanced hormones, oral contraceptives, unbalanced minerals, and adrenal insufficiency are amongst the most common causes of unwanted hyperpigmentation. An in-depth evaluation, along with a detailed history and physical exam are crucial in order to establish an underlying