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Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D.
Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., is a consulting professor of dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. She is investigator, Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point, N.C., and a Dermatology Times Editorial Advisor and co-medical editor.
Why does skin feel tight after cleansing?
No one knows exactly why skin feels tight after cleansing, however one general theory is widely accepted.
What is micellar water and how does it cleanse?
Micellar water cleansers, also known as cleansing waters, contain water and a very mild surfactant representing a dilute cleansing solution
What constitutes “mild” soap?
Mildness is a marketing term that has consumer meaning when applied to soaps.
A new year, new era in dermatology, new magazine
The word of the moment is "new!" We have a new year, a new president, we are looking at the possibility of another new organizational structure in medicine, and we are working on a new look here at Dermatology Times.
How can hand bruising be prevented?
Senile purpura on the hands and arms is a common problem seen in elderly patients.
How can moisturizers improve the appearance of aging hands?
Hand moisturization is difficult to accomplish because the hands are washed more frequently than any other body part, thus experiencing both chemical and physical trauma.
What can be done for fingernail ridges?
"While there is little that can be done from a medical perspective to improve the ridges, cosmetic improvement is possible," says Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D.
Can contact lens wearers safely use mascara?
Female contact lens wearers commonly wish to use mascara. Mascara is actually the biggest selling colored cosmetic, but can cause problems as it flakes into the eye
Can contact lens wearers apply wetting solution while wearing cosmetics?
It is possible to apply wetting solution drops without damaging eye cosmetics. The best method is to stand upright and pull out the lower eyelid to form a space to place the drops.
How should contact lens wearers remove eye cosmetics?
It is important to completely remove eye cosmetics before going to bed as the cosmetics can cause eyelash issues. The cosmetics can plug the follicular ostia of the eyelashes causing increased demodex problems and worsening ocular rosacea.

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