July 16, 2012 @ 4:09 PM
There’s not a day that goes by without hearing a patient’s concerns about their pore size. In our high tech, airbrushed world, magazines and pamphlets show flawless, pore less skin. That’s just not reality. The reality is everyone has pores. The size of pores are determined by several factors, such as; heredity, skin type, age, and location of pores.
Pores are less prevalent in someone with dry skin versus oily. Skin that appears normal the pore size ranges from medium in the t-zone area to small outward from the nose.
Other factors to consider with pore size are sebum (oil), sebaceous activity, UV and age. Oil and dead skin cells can build up.........
July 1, 2012 @ 8:21 PM
A patient asked me the other day what a "BB Cream" was. She heard the term on the Dr. Oz show and wonder what kind of product this was.
BB Cream was first formulated by a Dr Christine Schrammek in Germany in the 1950's to be used on skin that was compromised after surgery and other procedures. It provided protection and a light coverage. BB Cream is also known as "Blemish Balm" in Asia, and in the Western markets "Beauty Balm".
There are many different formulations of a BB Cream. They are designed to be an all in one product. Moisturizer, Foundation and sunblock in one.
BB Creams started to become popular in the United States in 2011 and continues to ...