August, 2016

Blisters

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Most everyone has experienced a blister at one time or another. Blisters occur when friction causes the top layers of skin to separate, allowing fluid to accumulate. Blisters often form on the feet, but they can develop anywhere on the body. The likely culprit behind blister formation is a pair of new or poorly fitted...  read more

Cystic Acne

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

There are various types of skin breakouts people experience but cystic acne is one of the most painful and difficult to treat. Cystic acne develops when an infection forms deep in the skin tissue but does not come to a head like pimples. Cystic acne also doesn’t heal with over-the-counter (OTC) medications like other forms...  read more

Chlorine Sensitivity

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Swimming and summer just seem to go together, but some swimmers develop chlorine sensitivity. Chlorine is a chemical added to pools and hot tubs to kill bacteria. Recommended chlorine levels keep water pH at an ideal 7.4. Lower levels of chlorine may not be enough to keep bacteria at bay and higher levels can result...  read more

Smoking & Skin Damage

Friday, August 5th, 2016

There are multiple health risks associated with smoking, and the addictive habit can also cause skin damage. Smoking speeds the aging process and causes premature wrinkles. Studies have shown smokers develop wrinkles much sooner than their non-smoking peers. From crow’s feet – the lines the form at the outer corner of the eyes – to...  read more

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