Eps 312: Teen Skin Health with Dr. Mona Gohara

Episode 312

My guest this week is Dr. Mona Gohara. After graduating from medical school with AOA honors, Dr. Gohara did her dermatology training at Yale New Haven Hospital where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Gohara continues to teach at Yale where she holds a faculty appointment as an associate clinical professor. Dr. Gohara serves as a medical expert for L Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, O the Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Allure, and Real Simple. She’s on the advisory board of Women’s Health magazine as well. 

Dr. Gohara has a husband and two tween boys. Besides mothering and doctoring, she spends time watching her sons basketball games, educating the public on skin care, skin health, skin cancer, and sun protection. She has done this through writing, lecturing on the local, national, and international level, and by engaging popular media.

Takeaways from the show: Basics of what happens to skin during adolescence; Myths around acne; Acne mechanica; Self esteem and acne; How to talk to your teens about skin health; Keep skin routines simple; What to look for in products; Different types of acne; When to encourage a good skincare routine; Cream vs lotion moisturizer; Basics to skin health; Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid active ingredients.

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Takeaways from the show

  • Basics of what happens to skin during adolescence
  • Myths around acne
  • Acne mechanica
  • Self esteem and acne
  • How to talk to your teens about skin health
  • Keep skin routines simple
  • What to look for in products
  • Different types of acne
  • When to encourage a good skincare routine
  • Cream vs lotion moisturizer
  • Basics to skin health
  • Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid active ingredients

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