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dry skin and dehydration
10Jan, 2019

Dry Skin and Dehydration

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Winter is here, and for many of us, that means dry skin. Whether your skin flakes, turns red, cracks, or a combination of all of these, dehydration is very likely playing a part. Let’s take a look at how dry skin and dehydration are linked. The Dry Skin and Dehydration Link Dehydration is the biggest cause of dry skin. A lack of moisture can cause the natural fluid in your skin to dry up, leading to itching, dry, or flaking skin. While it seems like grabbing an extra glass of […]
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9Aug, 2017

How to Treat Brown Spots and Wrinkles on the Skin

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Brown spots and wrinkles are skin conditions that no one wants. Often caused by too much sun exposure, brown spots typically appear on the face, arms and legs–parts of the body most frequently exposed to the sun. Too much sunlight causes the body to overproduce the pigment melanin, which turns the skin brown. Wrinkles, while unavoidable due to aging, can be accelerated by sun exposure and reduced by skin treatments. Lighten Up If you are noticing more brown spots on your skin, the first thing that you should do is […]
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15May, 2017

4 Sunscreen Tips for Better Skin

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Summer is coming, and with it lots of time in the sun for most folks. While we all welcome the long warm days of summer, the sun is not a friend to our skin. Sun exposure is a major cause of skin damage and skin cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Skin cancer occurs when errors (mutations) occur in the DNA of skin cells. The mutations cause the cells to grow out of control and form a mass of cancer cells.” And, “Much of the damage to DNA in skin […]
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17Apr, 2017

New Drug Available for Aggressive Skin Cancer

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The first FDA-cleared drug for the treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is now available after clinical trials found that patients, mostly pre-treated with chemotherapy, responded to the drug for as long as one year. The drug Avelumab (brand name Bavencio®), belongs to a class of drugs called checkpoint inhibitors. Checkpoint inhibitors counteract cancer cells’ ability to suppress immune systems by tricking the body’s checkpoint molecules into treating cancer cells as healthy cells. Avelumab alerts the body to the presence of dangerous cancer cells and directs the immune system to […]
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23Mar, 2017

Skin Color Changes: What They Mean

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Pigmentation is the coloring of a person’s skin. The varieties of normal skin color in humans range from people of “no color” (pale, white) to “people of color” (light brown, dark brown, and black). Skin color is a blend resulting from the skin chromophores red (oxyhemoglobin), blue (deoxygenated hemoglobin), yellow-orange (carotene, an exogenous pigment), and brown (melanin).  Hyperpigmentation is the term for skin that is discolored, which for most people involves patches of skin that are either lighter or darker than what is normal for the rest of the body. […]
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14Dec, 2016

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy

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Do you know what the largest organ in the human body is? It’s your skin. Yes, skin is an organ. Skin is our protection against main environmental and chemical threats, and it is something most of us take for granted. While many of us work hard to make our skin look good, we tend to be less concerned about its health. Here are some tips everyone can use to improve and preserve skin health. Protect Your Skin from the Sun One of the greatest threats to skin health is surrounding […]
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2Aug, 2016

Sunscreen: What You Need to Know

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We’re in the heart of the summertime and when people are outside and uncovered, they need sunscreen (you also need it indoors and all year long–see below). There are a few things to consider when it comes to your skin, exposure to the sun, and sunscreen. You probably know that sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. You might not know that there are two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, that damage the skin, age it prematurely, […]
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25Jul, 2016

Should You Be Afraid of Mosquitos this Summer?

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According to the National Pesticide Information Center, mosquitoes are known to carry many infectious diseases from several different classes of microorganisms, including viruses and parasites. Mosquito-borne illnesses include malaria, West Nile virus, elephantiasis, dengue fever, yellow fever, and now the Zika virus. Mosquito bites are not really bites as we commonly understand the term. The mosquito doesn’t take a bite out of the skin but sticks its tiny syringe-like mouth, called the proboscis, through the skin to draw blood for food. In 1947, scientists studying in the Zika Forest near […]
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Skin Tags and Warts Both Protrude from the Skin but Warts Are Caused by a Virus
14Jul, 2015

How Are Skin Tags Different from Warts?

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For many people in our prevention conscious society, early detection of certain ailments can mean the difference between developing a chronic condition and simply attending to a health issue.  This can be particularly true for diseases that may be managed, but may not be curable, especially once they are advanced. While cancer is always a concern for any individual, melanomas and skin cancers have become considerably more prevalent as environmental conditions in the atmosphere continue to change.  For this reason, many people can become overly worried about strange blemishes and […]
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Aloe Helps to Heal Burns, Rashes, and Wounds
16Apr, 2015

Aloe Vera and Popular Skin Care Products

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There’s no question that our country loves home remedies and natural health products. The issue is that with many of them there is little evidence to support the claims made about them. However, certain natural herbs and remedies really do seem to have a strong impact on our health, and a perfect example of this is the aloe vera plant. It has been utilized in herbal medicine since the first century, and throughout the centuries it has remained an important part of numerous treatments for a variety of issues. The […]
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Antioxidants and Sunscreen Protection are Recommended for Skin Care
9Apr, 2015

Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

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There is no question that taking care of yourself should focus on making sure that your overall health and well-being are where they should be. Making sure you’re at a healthy weight, that you live a healthy lifestyle, and that you’re free from disease and illness are all things that are important for making sure you live a long, healthy life. But looking great is important as well, and taking the time to fight the signs of aging and ensure that your skin looks its best can help you feel […]
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Medications, Creams, and Antibiotics can be used to Treat Several Skin Conditions
26Mar, 2015

5 Common Skin Conditions

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While a number of health conditions are private, with no obvious signs to those who see you on the street, there are also several that come with symptoms that make them stand out. Skin conditions in particular are among the most noticeable health issues that you might face, and while it’s true that they usually aren’t life-threatening, they can be embarrassing and even uncomfortable. Five Very Common Skin Conditions and their Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments Eczema Eczema actually refers to several different medical conditions, all of which will cause the […]
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5Feb, 2015

Advanced Dermatology Therapies

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Conditions of the skin can pose a particular challenge for patients, since this can encompass issues that are both cosmetic in appearance and systemic in cause.  While many people consider the visual impact of skin diseases, it should also be noted that these can alter the metabolic function of the body.  This is because skin is the largest eliminatory organ of the body, and the presence of skin conditions can frequently indicate that a systemic condition is also present. Advanced dermatology therapies can address a number of issues with the […]
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15Jan, 2015

About Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

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Chronic plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis and is an inherited illness that actually affects the autoimmune function of the body.  As the immune system misinterprets tissue and cells as foreign bodies, the symptoms for this illness can be expressed as flare-ups of skin patches and rashes which are actually an attempt for the body to try and remove the perceived toxins.  The evident plaques are actually malformations of the squamous cells that result as the proteins that are released by the immune system reach a loading […]
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19Dec, 2014

Treating Red, Dry Skin Patches on Your Face

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The occurrence of red, dry patches on the face can be attributed to environmental factors as well as internal issues that show this symptomatic expression. The outside factors that can often exacerbate this condition include: Seasonal changes Cold weather Wind Dampness Excessive rubbing of the nose and cheeks This makes these patches more common in colder weather, and the remedies that are often employed are ones that can calm the inflammation on the skin and also offer preventive measure by creating a barrier between the skin and the elements. However, […]
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