Celebrating One Year of The Cutaneous Connection Podcast

July marks the 1 year anniversary since the launch of The Cutaneous Connection Podcast. Check out what episodes were the most popular here.

July marks the 1 year anniversary since the launch of our first editorial podcast The Cutaneous Connection. From cannabinoid use to artificial intelligence in dermatology, we covered it all and look forward to discussing more innovative topics in the future. Read below to find out what were the most popular episodes over the past year.

1. Episode 24- Benzene Found in Multiple Sunscreen Products

This episode highlighted controversial news from the sun protection world with a report by Valisure, which found in a recent lab test that 78 different sunscreens and after-sun care products were contaminated with benzene, a potential carcinogen. Click the link above to listen to this episode.

2. Episode 12- Antibiotics for Acne

The potential for antibiotic resistance have caused some physicians to be wary of the drug class when prescribing an acne treatment regimen. Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD, clears the air around antibiotic use for acne and discusses his research of narrow-spectrum antibiotics.

3. Episode 10- Maskne: How to Protect Yourself and Your Skin

Amir Karam, MD, facial plastic surgeon, San Diego, California, explains the rising incidences of acne associated with face mask usage, otherwise known as maskne, as well as tips for prevention and treatment.

4. Episode 13- The COVID-19 Cosmetic Surgery Boom

The aesthetics industry saw a massive boom during the COVID-19 pandemic for both invasive and non-invasive procedures. Amir Karam, MD, San Diego, California, reveals what caused this increase in demand for aesthetics procedures and discusses the outlook for the future of the industry.

5. Episode 21- Oxytocin and Skin Aging

In this episode, Nicole Hayre, MD, FAAD, discusses her research on the link between the "love hormone" oxytocin and younger-looking skin.