Welcome to SkinTour!

I built this site to provide expert, unbiased skincare information to you (the consumer) about skin care, products, lasers, injectibles and other devices. I wrote all of the content, and I have no financial ties to any pharma, device or cosmetic companies. I’m a board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine, have published two books and been a guest expert on The Oprah Show.

Thank you for visiting SkinTour! – Dr. I

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Product of the Month

Mineral Corrector Palette

This easy to carry, rectangular compact covers bruises, red spots, acne, brown spots, and just about any other discoloration you can think of.  It comes with 5 shades and a “cheat sheet” on the back that reminds you which colors covers what.   Our patients love this, and it’s great for any post injection bruises.  Comes with it’s own small brush.  Layer 2-3 shades for best coverage.

News on SkinTour

Spring & Summer Regimen

Skincare products need to change seasonally because our outdoor activities are different.  But even for daily activities, there’s usually more light exposure.   It’s a good idea to increase or add an antioxidant under your sunscreen, increase the zinc % in your sunscreen (best UVA blocker) and use less retinol/Renova if you’re outside more. See the new regimen here.

Ask/Blog with Dr. Irwin

I truly wish I could answer every question, and I try to pick those that will help the most readers. Giving your age helps and the exact product or technology used. Please check back frequently because questions may be answered up to 2 months later.
Thank you for reading! Dr. I
How long can bruising from a filler last? It really sounds like you did everything you could to prevent bruising.  AND……again….a few small to medium size bruises that last a few days to a week or so, are considered normal.   But 6 weeks later??   This doesn’t make sense... Read More ›
Hair loss in women You are SO welcome.   I really love being able to talk to all of you from places all over the world.  Thank you for sharing your concerns with me. Many people don’t realize but there are numerous internal causes of... Read More ›
Treating upper lip line with filler created a line and is discolored. Treating Upper Lip Line Please, please, please  before any of you let someone inject you even with an HA filler, ask whether they are able to correct bumps with hyaluronidase.   If they say no, walk out the door and... Read More ›
Brown spots on the hands, arms and legs Ok good question on brown spots on the hands, arms and legs, but whoa that was a long one!!  🙂   Nothing is perfect for these but here is the best we’ve found so far –  it’s really a 3... Read More ›
Facial oils are all the rage……….should I be using one? Okay ……..can I just be really to the point here on facial oils?     If you have acne prone or oily skin………….there is NO reason to use a facial oil, in my opinion.   In fact, you have TOO much oil already.... Read More ›
What to do when you’re not sure you believe what your doctor/nurse is telling you! Getting expert unbiased information on skin care is a problem throughout the industry.   What is just marketing and benefiting only the companies and the doctors selling stuff and what is real…..and will benefit YOU and be cost effective? Here are... Read More ›
Why do these procedures cost so much?? Kudos to you for asking about this!   I’ve been thinking a lot about that too lately and trying to figure out whether there’s a better, slightly less expensive way to offer these treatments to more people and still ensure high... Read More ›
Bumps on the face, how to deal with them. I’d like to remind everyone….please…..bumps on the face may be a sign of medical disease, and you need to make an appointment with your dermatologist or primary care doctor.   On this one, I’d vote for a dermatologist, if possible.  Retinol... Read More ›