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Traveling with Sensitive Skin

For those with sensitive skin, bringing the right toiletries along when traveling can mean the difference between an enjoyable vacation, and one covered in an itchy skin rash. Luckily, we have a few tips, tricks, and travel size toiletries for sensitive skin to ensure your allergies don’t become your most memorable vacation experience.   1.

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Celiac Disease, Gluten and the Skin

Celiac Celiac is the Greek word for “bellyache.” It is a disease that affects up to 1 in 100 people that cannot tolerate gluten. It is thought to be a genetic autoimmune disorder; and it is seen in higher rates in Caucasian females. 1 2 3 Gluten Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley,

How to Prevent Winter Itch

Winter itch: We know it all too well. As temperatures drop, skin often becomes dry, itchy and flakey. Winter itch is broadly defined as an itching caused by prolonged exposure to cold, dry air. Why does skin get itchy in the winter? During winter, low humidity outside and warm, dry air inside combine to deplete

Fragrance Allergy in Cosmetics and Skin Care Products

It is now estimated that there are over 5,000 fragrances being used today. As a result, exposures to fragrances are on the rise. Many dermatologists believe this is causing an increase in fragrance allergy. Frequency of sensitization to fragrance allergens is now seen in 1-4% of the general population, and 8-15% of contact dermatitis patients.

Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter brings many things for us: picturesque snowfalls, hot cocoa and warm nights by the fire — but it also brings dry skin. During the cold months, a combination of low humidity and indoor heat produces dry air, which causes your skin to feel dry and brings an uncontrollable urge to itch, or what some people call “winter itch.”