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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 are some lip balms considered over the counter drugs?
Why are some lip balms considered over the counter drugs?
If you spend some time at the lip balm wall, you will notice that some lip balms are cosmetics and some are OTC drugs. Find out why.
Does mayonnaise help scalp psoriasis?
Does mayonnaise help scalp psoriasis?
This home remedy has been popularized in several blogs and consumer publications. learn more.
What is the new FDA concern regarding the safety of cosmetics?
Cosmetic products are an interesting category because the cosmetics industry is self-regulated. This is in direct contrast to drugs that are carefully regulated by the FDA.
What is a BB cream?
BB creams came to the US from the Orient where they have been the rage for the past 3 years.
Why do products labeled as noncomedogenic still cause acne?
Many dermatologists may have wondered, however, why patients who use noncomedogenic products still develop acne.
How do you select an OTC facial cleanser for acne patients?
It is sometimes challenging to pick a facial cleanser for acne patients because skin irritation and dryness can be magnified by improper cleansing techniques.
What is a CC cream?
CC creams came on the heels of the BB creams perhaps also capitalizing on the alliteration. Learn what a CC Cream does.
Improve appearance of cracked heels
Improve appearance of cracked heels
Cracked heels are common painful condition in women who go barefoot, wear sandals, or poorly fitting unpadded shoes. Find out what can be done to improve appearance.
How does a sonicating brush clean the skin?
There are many brush types of cleansing implements currently marketed to enhance cleansing of the face. Learn how they have evolved.
Cosmetic dermatology and the "none" or "almost none" phenomenon
We are entering a new era in dermatology where numerous drugs are available with the sole purpose of improving appearance and not treating disease. New criteria are needed for measuring success of these drugs.

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