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Review: Rodan + Fields Mini Facial

Since starting this blog several months ago, I have tried more products than I did during the nearly six years in dermatology practice. I have already posted a few reviews, but I plan to feature reviews on Skintranslations on a routine basis. In some instances, I will review a product someone recommended to me or I […]

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A Smarter Man’s Shave, Part 2: Technique

How to Prevent or Alleviate Razor Burn and Bumps For some, razor bumps are inevitable given the sensitivity of the skin, thickness and coarseness of the hair, and necessity to shave every day. But there are some preventative techniques that may help to reduce ingrowns. Skin Prep First, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and […]

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A Smarter Man’s Shave, Part 1: Razor Burn

Razor burn: We’ve all seen it, probably most of us have experienced it, and I’m sure we all agree that it’s the pits. There’s nothing like an unsightly rash to ruin what was a perfect shave just a few hours ago. For men, it is particularly annoying and unattractive. Beyond the aesthetic impact, razor burn […]

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More on Melanoma

As a continuation of the conversation, Jimmy Carter: The Public Face of Melanoma… Melanoma is scary. Really scary. But, as cliché as it may sound, knowledge is power. Knowing a little bit more about melanoma – its red flags, or how its appearance differs from that of an ordinary mole, for instance – may actually alleviate some […]

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Jimmy Carter: The Public Face of Melanoma

On Thursday, August 20, at a press conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta, former president Jimmy Carter announced that he has advanced, or metastatic, melanoma. Melanoma’s ability to spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body is what makes it potentially fatal. The term metastatic melanoma, also known as Stage IV melanoma, means that melanoma […]

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Sunless Tanners, Part 2

One thing I learned about myself while reviewing these products is that I am really into self-tanning. The extra time I spend applying it is nominal, and the process is zen-like. I also like the results. When people compliment my tan, they are shocked to learn its fake. “But you live in California? You don’t need self-tanner!” Cue the […]

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“That Guy Kas”: In the Skin of A “Trans* Dude”

I’m following the amazing blog “That Guy Kas: Adventures of a Trans* Dude.” On the blog, Bennett Kaspar, who is (as far as I know) the only person I personally know who is transgender, seeks to “elaborate on [his] transition, muse about life, and point out some of the really weird shit that happens when people think […]

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Acure Organics: More To It Than a Catchy Name

“Acure for your Skin…Acure for the Planet….Acure for a Cure.” This is the vision of Acure Organics. A Major Award I shop at Whole Foods and Target regularly but had never encountered this brand. A few weeks ago, a display with the above slogan caught my eye. I thought, “That’s clever!” Turns out the store […]

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Sunless Tanners, Part 1

A follow up to Faking It: The Art of Faux Tanning Prior to starting this blog, I never used or thought about using self-tanner. I actually cringed at the thought of the off-putting, yellow-orange color. The technology needed tweaking. Even with improvements, and despite recommending it to patients who wanted to mask imperfections, self-tanner didn’t interest […]

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Sunless Tanning Safety

If you’re wary about regularly applying a chemically-derived self-tanner or spray tan, you’re not alone. And I applaud you because we all should consider the health implications of products we ingest or apply to our skin. My curiosity peaked a few months ago when I decided to personally experiment with self-tanner. Since then, I have […]

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