FIVE NUTRIENTS YOU NEED FOR HEALTHY SKIN

  Five Nutrients You Need for Healthy Skin: Topical application of vitamins and minerals complements a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet to promote healthier, younger-looking skin. Incorporate these five nutrients into your routine to help keep skin healthy: Vitamin A (also known as retinol) is a retinoid, an agent used on the skin to diminish the signs…

Scabies

Scabies What is scabies? Scabies is a very itchy rash caused by a parasitic mite that burrows in the skin surface   Sarcoptes scabiei What causes scabies? Scabies is nearly always acquired by skin-to-skin contact with someone else with scabies. The contact may be quite brief such as holding hands with an infested child. It…

TYPES of SKIN CANCER

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. What does skin cancer look like? Actinic Keratoses (AK)    These dry,…

Rosacea

What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect well over 16 million Americans — and most of them don’t know it. In fact, while rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread as the populous baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages, a National Rosacea…

Alopecia

What is alopecia areata? The term alopecia means hair loss. In alopecia areata, one or more round bald patches appear suddenly, most often on the scalp. Alopecia areata is also called autoimmune alopecia. Who gets alopecia areata? Alopecia areata can affect males and females at any age. It starts in childhood in about 50%, and…

Skin lotion is not the best thing for dry skin.

  Skin care products come in formulations including lotion, cream, and ointment. Lotions are the thinnest while ointments are the thickest. The thicker the product, the more moisturizing effect it has on the skin. Lotions have the most water and the least beneficial moisturizing oils. Contrary to popular belief, water applied to the skin does…

Prepare Your Skin For Summer

Exfoliate. Exfoliate, and exfoliate again! This is the best way to get that summer glow. Listen to your skin—sensitive and dry types need to be more gentle than combination and oily types. Don’t forget your lips! Exfoliate gently, then hydrate. Shave. It’s time to get rid of that hair on your legs—without irritation. Eat healthy.…