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How to treat white spots Dr. Irwin answers on skintour

White spots or dots on the skin. What are these?

July 3, 2018
Blotchy skin, in general, is currently considered by many cultures to be unattractive. Most cultures value even toned skin without red spots, white spots or brown spots.  So whiter spots to many are as unattractive as brown or red spots....
sunscreen Dr. Irwin answers on Skintour

How to use sunscreen effectively and not spend a fortune!

June 28, 2018
A reader Micheal (thank you!) asked about how to use sunscreen effectively without breaking the bank on products. And, I think I’ve confused you all a little in previous posts about how to use sunscreen. When I say put your sunscreen...
Clear & Brilliant laser Dr. Irwin answers on Skintour

Clear & Brilliant laser versus microneedling for aging. Which is better?

June 26, 2018
In my opinion, the clear winner here is the Clear & Brilliant which IS just a light Fraxel Dual. In fact, this gentle laser is made by the same company as Fraxel. What is the Clear & Brilliant Laser (C...
Is zinc oxide useful Dr. Irwin answers on Skintour

What is the correct information about zinc oxide in sunscreens?

June 21, 2018
I’m thinking the easiest way to explain this is to use the table below. Please remember that the SPF number – like 30 or 50 – only refers to the UVB component. The sunscreen industry fought the dermatologists’ (AAD.org) attempts...
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