Every woman knows the terrors of birth control: emotional roller-coasters, skincare nightmares, unexpectedly heavy periods, cramps—the list goes on and on.
One reader wonders specifically if the IUD (intrauterine device) can help with melasma (darkening birthmark-like patterns on the skin), which has been worsening with her hormonal pill birth control. Read more
Pigmentation issues can affect the young and old, regardless of background. The good news? It’s treatable, sometimes with just a few facials, sometimes with a laser regimen—it just depends on how your skin reacts to treatment. Read more
Hormones are a generic term for the body’s chemical messengers. They’re large, complex molecules produced in specialized glands, and they travel through the bloodstream to regulate the body’s tissues and organs. Read more