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Anti-aging Skin Products

June 27, 2017

As our skin age, changes in tone, texture, and coloration are inevitable. In other words, as skin ages it wrinkles, sags, gets blotchy, patchy, spotty, and dry. While that does sound bleak, it doesn’t have to be the end of road for your skin or for your skin care. Establishing a routine and taking time...  read more


Sunburn

June 18, 2017

No matter how careful we are, sometimes sunburn happens: your face and body can get flushed with sunburn, or the skin can actually become pink or red. Your skin feels hot and tight. It can become quite sore and painful if touched. What are the steps that you can take to ease your sunburn? As...  read more


Sunscreen Types

June 13, 2017

The most important thing about sunscreen is that it gets used daily. If it stays on your shelf and not on your body, it does nothing to protect your body. The brand of sunscreen you choose is not as important as its components: your sunscreen should be waterproof, with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and...  read more


Sunscreen Terminology

June 5, 2017

The following definitions will help you understand what to look for and why when choosing a sunscreen. Look for sunscreen that provides SPF protection from both UVA and UVB rays. These sunscreens either reflect or absorb UV rays so that they don’t penetrate the skin as much. UV: Ultraviolet. Ultraviolet radiation or UV rays from...  read more


Carbuncle

May 25, 2017

While a single boil is a painful pus-filled lump that grows until it ruptures, a carbuncle is a cluster of such painful pus-filled boils that are connected. A carbuncle is usually more severe than a boil and should be treated by your dermatologist. A carbuncle should never be picked or squeezed. Doing that could cause...  read more


Boils and Styes

May 17, 2017

Painful, red, pus-filled infected bumps are called boils when a hair follicle or oil gland is involved. They are called styes when they present on the eyelid. Usually a boil or stye will go away on its own, but there are some things that you can do at home to help take care of the...  read more


Sun and Rash

May 12, 2017

Sometimes exposure to sun can cause sun allergy or sun poisoning. It usually develops within minutes to hours after you’ve spent time in the sun. It is not known why some people have sun allergies and others don’t, though genetics may play a part. There are different signs and symptoms with sun allergy or sun...  read more


Folliculitis

May 4, 2017

A common skin condition, folliculitis is caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. It presents around the hair follicles, usually as red bumps or white-headed pimples. If not treated, it can spread and those tiny bumps can become non-healing sores. Milder cases of folliculitis are caused by bacteria (most often staph) infecting hair follicles. More...  read more


Ocular Rosacea

April 27, 2017

When rosacea affects the eyes, it is called ocular rosacea. This condition is characterized by red, burning, itching and inflamed eyes.  It sometimes occurs before the onset of skin rosacea; the two are associated, and just like skin rosacea, ocular rosacea can only be treated and managed, not cured. It is quite possible, however, to...  read more


Rosacea

April 17, 2017

That flushed look: do you get asked if you’ve been in the sun? Or are you blushing? The answer could be more complicated that those possibilities. You might have rosacea. Rosacea is described as an ongoing redness or flushing in the middle of your face, nose and cheeks that is sometimes accompanied by swollen blood...  read more


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