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    How to Reverse Sun Damage

    Did summer leave you with wrinkles,brown spots, and visible blood vessels? Here are some derm-recommended strategies that can help.

  • dark skinned woman sunscreen

    How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for You

    During summer, skin-scalding ultraviolet B light reaches its peak, making this an important time to protect your skin.

  • cloth face masks

    Face Mask Causing Breakouts? A Derm's Tips for 'Maskne'

    Certain steps can help to alleviate any breakouts face masks may cause.

  • woman biting nails

    Nail Biting Is Dangerous During COVID-19. How to Stop

    Because nail biting increases your risk of viral and bacterial infection, there has never been a better time to quit the habit. Get tips to quit nail biting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • woman putting lotion on her hands

    How to Avoid Dry, Chapped Skin From Hand-Washing

    The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t just wreaking havoc on our population’s health, work, travel, sports, and social lives. It's probably

  • sunburned woman

    Skin Problems to Watch Out for This Summer

    For every glorious beach or lake day, camping trip, or tromp through the woods, there’s a potential skin problem to go with it ...

  • woman with sunscreen on

    Why Sunscreen Is Still Your Skin's Best Friend

    Sunscreen has suddenly become controversial. Web reports describe certain ultraviolet filters as toxic. A recent magazine article ...

  • hands with lotion

    Don’t Forget Your Body! 7 Skin Care Tips

    You probably have a daily skincare regimen for your face – but what about your body? We often focus so much on our face, neck, and chest ...

  • brownies

    Do Some Foods Cause Acne?

    When it comes to breakouts, we’re often quick to point the finger at food. That new pimple must be because of chocolate. That greasy slice ...

  • woman looking at moles on her shoulder

    How to Manage Fear After Melanoma

    Nothing terrifies patients like the word “cancer.” Maybe that explains, at least to some degree, the undeniable trend I’ve noticed among my ...


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  • Laurel Naversen Geraghty

    Laurel Naversen Geraghty, MD

    Laurel Naversen Geraghty, MD, is a Stanford-trained dermatologist, former Glamour beauty editor, and journalist who has written for The New York Times, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, Women’s Health, and other publications. She has made many television appearances and co-hosted The Dermatology Show on Sirius-XM throughout medical school. Her personal skincare blog can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Brandith Irwin, MD

    Brandith Irwin, MD

    Brandith Irwin, MD, is a board certified dermatologist and founder of Madison Skin & Laser Center in Seattle, Washington. She is also Co-Founder of a website focused on accurate consumer education on nonsurgical, aesthetic procedures and products. Through her books and website, Dr. Irwin is dedicated to educating people about skin care in the context of a global conversation about beauty, self-esteem and inclusiveness.