Dr. Keira Barr is a prominent leader in women’s medicine — creating a bridge between hormones, skin, and mind-body medicine to optimize women’s mid-life experience. She’s an international speaker, best selling author, and clinical educator. As a former Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Davis in the departments of dermatology and pathology, editorial reviewer of multiple leading medical journals, medical advisor within the personal care and tech communities, and researcher in clinical trials, Dr. Barr is dedicated to providing the most-cutting edge and innovative solutions for women.

What’s leaky skin? Does stress cause sensitive skin? What’s the root of rosacea? Amanda chats with Dr. Keira Barr, dual-board certified dermatologist, menopause specialist, and author. They talk through the gut-brain-skin connection, supplements for accelerated aging, and what causes clogged pores.

Curious about a specific topic? Here’s what they cover:

  • Holistic vs allopathic healing (2:38)
  • Gut-brain-skin connection (3:25)
  • How stress and skin are intertwined (6:09)
  • Chronic stress (6:59)
  • Why do we break out when we’re stressed (9:30)
  • How cortisol accelerates aging (11:00)
  • How stress messes up your hormones (11:44)
  • Stress and menopause (12:44)
  • Inflammaging (13:35)
  • Skin and sleep (15:45)
  • UV light effects on the skin (19:02)
  • Leaky skin and acid mantle 101 (20:28)
  • Sensitive skin (22:04)
  • How trauma impacts skin (27:18)
  • Relationship between chronic stress and skin cancer (30:52)
  • Approaching skin disorders with compassion (32:35)
  • Do women experience skin issues more than men (35:50)
  • Hair loss and thinning (37:17)
  • Anagen effluvium and postpartum hair loss (40:55)
  • Signs of accelerated aging (42:05) 
  • Gylcation (47:42)
  • Are scalp scrubs helpful or harmful (52:38) 
  • Rosacea (56:04)
  • Lasers and micro needling (59:45)
  • Can lasers and micro needling be used preventively (1:05:25)
  • Does laser hair removal cause skin cancer (1:07:45)
  • Supplements for oxidative stress (1:08:32)
  • B Vitamins and Magnesium for acne (1:12:35)
  • Perma clogged pores (1:14:00)
  • Does SPF prevent Vitamin D absorption (1:15:25) 
  • Skin tags (1:16:40)
  • What skin care should we use as we age (1:19:50)

Listen to the full interview below.

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