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Mascara clumping

Mascara clumping

Dr ILYAS discusses mascara clumping

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Skin myths debunked

Skin myths debunked

Dr. ILYAS discusses common skin myths with MamasLatinas.com

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Gross Bodily Functions

Gross Bodily Functions

Dry cracked corners of the mouth: This is really common and can be really uncomfortable.  Patients will describe it as though they go to open their mouth to yawn and the corners of their mouth just crack or feel really sore!  “Mouth breathers” sleep with their mouth a little open at night. Their saliva builds up at the corners of their mouth and can start to break down this delicate skin.  If this goes on long enough, a yeast infection can develop called perleche.  The keep to preventing this is anticipating the problem.  If you are mouth breather, try applying...

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Choosing the right shampoo

Choosing the right shampoo

Dr ILYAS discusses choosing shampoos for color treated hair

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Vulvovaginal Health

Vulvovaginal Health

In treating patients routinely for recurrent yeast infections in addition to vulvar pruritus(itching), lichen sclerosis, vulvodynia (pain), hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), recurrent folliculitis (hair follicle infection), staph carriers, hidradenitis (draining cysts) etc - I really sat down and reviewed the research on the impact of clothing on not only causing but also managing the treatment of these conditions. Functional textiles are becoming more popular and can serve as an important adjunct to advising and managing patients. Importantly, the textiles chosen, the fit, design elements and maintenance of clothing are the key factors to consider. Although conceptually my line is focused on...

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