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Winter Skin Care Tips

We are all familiar with seasonal changes … There’s a chill in the air, a cool breeze sets in, and the outdoor temperature falls. You turn on the furnace and gradually your skin feels dry, causing an uncontrollable urge to itch. Many refer to this as ‘winter itch’. The combination of low humidity and indoor

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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,

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Winter Itch

Lack of Moisture in the Air During the winter months as the outdoor air gets colder, the humidity drops. In addition, interior air heated by the furnace removes more moisture. Low humidity plus cold exterior winds help to deplete the skin of water and some natural lipids resulting in a rough, dull and sometimes flakey

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.

The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays

The solar spectrum is divided into ranges defined by wavelengths. UVB rays are present at a range of 290-320 nanometers. UVB are sometimes considered the sun’s burning rays, as they are most associated with sunburns. They are also thought to contribute to skin cancers. UVB rays will vary in intensity depending on time of day