Dull Skin


  • Exfoliators take off the top dead layer of the skin, leaving it smoother with an increased ability to reflect light. This is the fastest way to get glowing skin. When the skin’s surface is not smooth, dead skin cells heap upon the top layer of the skin.

    2021-06-22 | Leslie Baumann MD

Exfoliation and Desquamation of Skin

  • The key to glowing skin is desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. Exfoliation and desquamation of skin occur when cells from the top outer layer of the skin known as the stratum corneum is removed. Layers of the Epidermis: Here is a visual of the desquamation process in the epidermis ...

    2021-06-18 | Leslie Baumann MD

What Are Milia and How Can I Remove Them?

  • Milia are small white bumps that appear on the skin suddenly as a result of clogged pores, particularly when keratin becomes trapped under the skin. They’re usually found on the cheeks, around the eyelids and forehead, but can occur anywhere on the body. While entirely harmless, you probably find these ...

    2021-06-18 | Leslie Baumann MD

The Best Skin Care Products To Renew Skin

  • Glowing and youthful skin is often the holy grail of beauty for many of my patients. Indeed, a complexion that glows will also exude confidence and glamor. Thankfully, a renewed and glowing skin tone is easy to achieve at home with a personalized skin care routine. What Causes Rough Skin? ...

    2021-06-18 | Leslie Baumann MD

Dull Skin

  • In the pursuit of healthy skin, the “glowing skin” we all strive to attain can be especially frustrating for people who suffer from dull, dry skin. By its very nature dry skin lacks glow and radiance because dead skin cells heap up on the skin’s surface which decreases light reflection, ...

    2021-06-17 | Leslie Baumann MD

What is Ashy Skin?

  • If you are with a dark brown or black skin color and you feel that sometimes your skin looks a bit gray, then you may have something that dermatologists refer to as ‘ashy skin’.   Ashy skin is common in darker skin types, and is a result of dry skin. Dry skin leads to a build-up of dead skin cells on the stratum corneum (the outer layer of the skin) causing the skin to look gray in color.   Thankfully, getting rid of ashy skin on the face and body is easily achievable at home with a personalized skin care routine. Read on for our expert dermatologist tips on how to get rid of, and prevent, ashy skin. To read more about “What causes skin color? ” click here.

    2021-04-08 | Leslie Baumann MD

The Effects of Stress on Skin

  • Stress, Skin and How to Treat Your Stress Breakouts Written by Elaine Menshoff In the same way that stress can affect your mood, appetite and sleep schedule, it impacts the way that your skin functions. In order to understand the skins’ needs in times of distress, you must first understand ...

    2021-03-12 | Leslie Baumann MD


  • Microdermabrasion Will Smooth Skin If have dull skin and you’re looking for smooth, renewed, rejuvenated skin fast, a minimally invasive treatment called microdermabrasion may be a great option for you. This cosmetic treatment, done by a professional aesthetician, gently exfoliates away the top layer of skin on your face and ...

    2021-01-07 | Leslie Baumann MD