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Papaya Face Mask


If you need to remove dead skin cells and reduce inflammation, then this natural remedy is for you. Save half your papaya for breakfast and use the other half on your skin! Here are the directions:

1) Wash your hands and dry.

2) Mash up the flesh of a papaya.

3) Apply to your skin and try to leave on for 15-20 minutes. Try to stay upright instead of  laying down as it may help keep the papaya in place.

4) Rinse with warm water.

Acne Treatment and the Transgender Community

Some new insight in a recent article in Dermatology News explains how iPLEDGE cimagetempalte_6lassification for transgender patients can be challenging. Some of the patient considerations include changing hormone levels and childbearing potential.

Patients who wish to take isotretinoin, one of the most common acne treatments, are subject to the requirements of the iPLEDGE Program, a federally mandated computer-based risk management program. Based on gender, it is designed to eliminate fetal exposure by isotretinoin use. The program strives to ensure that no female patient starts isotretinoin therapy if pregnant and no female patient on isotretinoin therapy becomes pregnant.

At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Brian Ginsburg, a New York–based dermatologist, recommended modifying patient intake forms to allow the individual to self-identify gender and respecting the use of correct pronouns preferred by patients. Additionally, having “honest conversation” with patients who were previously registered on iPLEDGE regarding their gender classification is important.


Want to learn more? The full article by Elizabeth Mechcatie can be found here:

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Honey Cinnamon Face Mask & Spot Treatment

Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Although honey can be expensive, it pales in comparison to a new pricey skincare treatment you might try and dislike. Test this out as a spot treatment on your blemishes to see how your skin responds.

Instructions: Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon to face or selected areas. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water or you can try leaving it on overnight as well.

About Cinnamon & Honey: Honey helps target bacteria and cinnamon has been used for centuries in maintaining healthy skin. Make sure to just use this method once a week to prevent irritation.

Let us know how it works for you!