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Category Archives Dermatology

parabens

Parabens are synthetic compounds that are used as preservatives. They can be found in a wide range of foods and cosmetic products. Research shows a possible link between parabens and certain health issues. Parabens are a class of artificial preservatives that are present in a range of cosmetic products. They are inexpensive to produce and provide effective protection against microorganisms,…

older man losing hair

DHT blockers counteract the effects of testosterone, a hormone associated with hair loss. It’s important to start using a DHT blocker at the first sign that your hair is thinning. Prescription drugs are said to be most effective, although they may cause serious side effects. Hair loss is linked to genetics, medical conditions, medications and stress. It affects as many…

wet wrap therapy

Wet wrap therapy can help moisturizers and topical steroids penetrate into skin that’s very dry or inflamed. There are a several ways to apply wet wrapping and ready-made garments that help simplify this process. Wet wrapping has been proven effective in treating dermatitis, eczema, and even psoriasis. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a long-lasting condition with symptoms that vary from person…

shea butter

Raw, unrefined shea butter is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. It helps moisturize the skin, fight inflammation, and slow the aging process. Shea butter makes an ideal lip balm, body butter, and daily facial lotion. It takes a lot of products to stay clean, moisturized, and beautiful. Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could get all these benefits…

oily skin

Oily skin is common, but with the right skin care products and routine it’s manageable. Any regimen for oily skin should include cleansing, treating, hydrating, and protecting. Dermatologists say it’s okay to use different products on different areas of the face. Selfies are great! But the way the flash makes your T-zone shine like a headlight… Not great. Even though…

biologic research

Biologics are derived from living organisms or contain components of living organisms. These highly advanced drugs are used to treat a wide range of autoimmune disorders. The FDA has approved biologic drugs for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin diseases. The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that travel between them. Since each protein may be responsible…

Contact dermatitis is a skin reaction caused by exposure to certain environmental substances. Paying attention to new elements in your child’s environment is crucial to identifying contact dermatitis triggers. A mild steroid cream or antihistamine may be prescribed, depending on your child’s age, symptom severity, and the condition's root cause. Contact dermatitis, also known as contact eczema, is a reaction that…

Despite the multitude of skin care products on the market, achieving soft, smooth skin is easier said than done. Diet, sun exposure, and poor lifestyle habits can cause skin to lose its natural glow. Choose products specifically formulated for your skin type to fix and prevent dull skin. Many people spend a lot of time, money, and energy on skin…

DIY Facial Serum

Facial serums can be made at home using a combination of carrier and essential oils to address specific skin care needs. Quality essential oils can be purchased online or in natural health food stores. Homemade facial serums are often safer than commercial products as they don’t contain synthetic chemicals. Moisturizers make up a significant portion of the skin care product…

CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most researched active compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant family. CBD, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and a relaxant when taken orally, is a powerful antioxidant capable of correcting damage caused by free radicals. The demand for beauty and skin care products containing CBD is increasing as the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids…

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