Category: Skin Conditions


Simple Skin Care Steps for Tweens & Teens

Healthy skin promotes self-confidence, self-esteem The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is frequently called the tween through teen years. It’s a time when adolescents learn how to become independent and struggle with peer pressure, body changes, relationships, and development of their self-identity. A teen’s sense of identity often depends on how they see themselves

Three Basic Steps to Skincare for Aging Skin

Everyone ages at a different rate, but as we age we can all expect our skin to change. Aging skin tends to become thinner and drier. Fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots begin to appear. As the skin loses elasticity, it becomes more fragile. Even the tiniest bump or scratch can tear, bruise, or cut the

5 Ways to Minimize the Effects of Aging Skin

Everyone wants healthy, smooth, young looking skin. Good skin care at an early age helps promote healthy skin as an adult and can have long-term effects as we age. Some skin changes are due to the aging process or hormones. Skin becomes thinner and drier, loses elasticity, becomes more fragile, and wrinkles and age spots

Why is My Skin Itchy?

One of the most common symptoms of all skin problems is itching, and for some people, it is an endless battle. What causes the skin to itch? Dry skin is the most common cause of itchy skin and the easiest to manage. Low air humidity, change in outdoor temperatures, sun exposure, and harsh skin care

Avoiding Common Chemical Irritants

In today’s competitive market, manufacturers strive to create unique, “must have” products to solve skin and hair care needs. But with so many choices, finding the product that is right for you can be overwhelming. For those with sensitive skin, it can be even more difficult. Common chemical irritants, including dyes, preservatives, fragrances, masking fragrances,

Eczema, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Psoriasis – Managing the Itch

When the skin reacts to allergens or irritation, skin cells produce various inflammatory chemicals that cause skin to become red, swollen, and itchy. Hydrocortisone, an OTC (over-the-counter) mild topical corticosteroid, reduces inflammation of the skin by stopping inflammatory chemicals from being released, eliminating the urge to scratch. Scratching causes the skin to become raw, swollen

Things You Should Know About Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition Seborrheic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition associated with the oily areas of the body. It most commonly affects the scalp, areas around the face and ears, upper chest, back, armpits and scrotum, but can also affect other oily parts of the body. It is a long-term condition that

Is Your Active Lifestyle Rubbing You the Wrong Way?

Many active lifestyle activities involve repetitive motion, which can cause skin chafing. If you are a runner, you have probably experienced chafing where your skin is rubbed raw from repetitive friction of skin to fabric or skin to skin. It is uncomfortable, even painful, and can affect nipples, inner legs, thighs, arm pits, ankles, feet,

child eczema in winter

What Can You Do to Help Treat Eczema in Winter?

Dry Itchy Skin For those who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, allergies, or asthma, low humidity and cold outdoor temperatures can be problematic. Increased use of heat in the home and in our cars sucks the moisture out of the air and causes dry skin. During the months of November through