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Skin care for pollution, dry climate, and adult acne - answers from Dr. Irwin on SkinTour skin blog

Skin care for pollution, lots of sun, and dry weather

May 8, 2018
This is a great question.  Thank you!   I think this is a common problem worldwide.  Here are some suggestions: Think seasonally and adjust your skincare regimen accordingly.  Some ideas for you below. Always wear a hat outside.  This may seem...
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Help with confusion about anti-aging skincare products!

May 3, 2018
Ok ….you are really funny. Have you thought about doing comedy? NOT being ironic here. 🙂 Here’s the path out of the anti-aging skincare products forest: First, define the goal of your skincare products! I’m hearing you say……and apologies for...
Portrait of elderly woman running with headphones in the park for laser treatments Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour

How long should the skin be red after a successful laser treatment?

May 1, 2018
I am SO glad you asked about this laser treatment. You’re right of course! How does this even make sense? I’ll explain. First, it sounds like you were getting a “photorejuvenation” treatment with an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). This also...
Face, Chest, and Neck Skincare Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour

Face, Chest, and Neck Skincare: Can I use the Same Products?

April 19, 2018
The face, chest and neck skincare is more different than you might think. The main difference is that the face has many more oil glands than either the neck or the chest. Why does this matter? It matters because your...
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