What Are Ceramides, And What Is It That Makes Them So Important For Our Skin?

What Are Ceramides, And What Is It That Makes Them So Important For Our Skin?

Most of us have a skin condition we’d like to improve: whether it’s damaged, aging or dry skin, we’re often frustrated when our skin health doesn’t improve as well as we’d like when using skin care products. The appearance of our skin is directly related to the lipid molecules known as ceramides. These ubiquitous lipids play a key role in maintaining the structure of your outer layer, the stratum corneum.

The first thing you need to know is how to pronounce them. Some say “cer·uh·mids”, but the correct pronunciation of this word is actually “seh·ruh·midez.”

Ceramides are important for healthy, hydrated skin, acting as a natural moisturizer and forming strong bonds with water molecules, which in turn keeps your outer layer plump and supple, and helps restore a youthful appearance.

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What Are The Side Effects of Topical Hydrocortisone Cream?

What are the side effects of topical hydrocortisone cream?

When we think of steroids, the first thing to come to mind might be muscle-bound bodybuilders or athletes who use them to unfairly enhance their performance. But there are different types of steroids, and not all of them are used for illicit purposes. Steroids also exist in skincare products; and while they are not illegal, they can be just as controversial.

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What Are Stress Rashes? Causes & Treatment

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If you’re like most people, at some point or another you’ve likely experienced anxiety and stress. It can be a harrowing and emotional experience. However, for some individuals, the discomfort of these emotions can manifest themselves physically. Prolonged stress and anxiety can trigger a skin reaction known as an erythema. This term is used to describe reddening of the skin which is commonly seen in response to acute stress and anxiety. But what are stress rashes, exactly, and how do they form?

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Podcast: Clinical Pearl That You’re “Itching” To Hear

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Episode 16 of Derms and Conditions has our host James Q. Del Rosso, DO speaking with Matthew Zirwas, MD about pruritus. Dr. Zirwas discusses the topical treatment of pruritis and offers a unique combination topical regimen that he often uses for his patients. He also presents some tips and tricks for treating Pruritus Ani. 

Dr. Del Rosso and Dr. Zirwas also discuss a new non-steroidal, topical agent for pruritus. Dr. Zirwas discusses, in detail, the hypothesized mechanism of action for this novel agent and shares his success using it in his clinic. Finally, he briefly mentions some alternative oral agents for the pruritic patient.

Dermeleve® is in All 50 States! Twice!

Dermeleve® now has a providing dermatologist in all 50 states! We just got a doctor in our last remaining state, Alaska!

Our online store also just sold direct to a customer in the last remaining state. It was between Alaska and Delaware, and Delaware was our final state to gain a customer.

We are thrilled, but we have a lot of work to do still, and many more people to reach. We are off to a tremendous start in our first year on the market and can’t wait to bring out new campaigns and some new products is well in 2022!