• How to Cope With Psoriasis & Eczema

    How to Cope With Psoriasis & Eczema
    Most of us have heard of these common skin conditions, Psoriasis and Eczema, but how many of us actually know what they are? The difference between them? Causes? Treatments? Here’s a little review: Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease which is characterized by patches of red, itchy, scaly skin that varies in severity from small and localized spots to complete body coverage.  Elbows, knees, and scalp are a few areas commonly affected by psoriasis Psoriasis is generally thought to be a genetic disease which is triggered by environmental factors. Symptoms often worsen during winter and with certain medications such as beta blockers or...
  • Common Skincare Myths You've Been Falling For

    Common Skincare Myths You've Been Falling For
    MYTH #1 – Eye creams are unnecessary; it’s just a ploy to get you to buy extra products. Using your regular facial moisturizer as an eye cream is just fine. The Truth: No, it’s not. The area under and around the eyes is 6 times thinner than the rest of the face. Using “regular” face creams around the eyes leads to congestion, irritation, inflammation, and milia (small, hard, white, keratin-filled bumps). This delicate area of the face is where fine lines appear first, so having a specialized eye cream is a must after about age 25. Eye creams...
  • Five Easy Tips for Reducing Teen Acne

    Five Easy Tips for Reducing Teen Acne
    BACK TO SCHOOL SKINCARE – BE ACNE FREE! What’s worse than sending your kids back to school with a face full of acne, blemishes, or red, ugly irritated skin? School is hard enough without dealing with skin problems. The trick is to get the right balance between ingredients that target and treat the acne (bacteria) without stripping all the skin’s natural protectants resulting in super dry, flaky, irritated skin. Sometimes the really aggressive products are needed if prescribed by a Dermatologist (Accutane, strong Retinols, Benzoyl Peroxide, etc.), but with teens particularly, the skin should be treated...
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