Category Archives Skin Care

hot yoga

More aspiring yogis than ever are flocking to heated studios as the popularity of hot yoga continues to rise. Exposing the skin to heat and steam may have its benefits, but overexposure can damage it just as much as harmful UVs. Hot yoga isn’t good for every skin type or condition, and is only safe when practiced in moderation. Hot yoga is believed to…

emollient

Emollients are common, over-the-counter skin care products that help retain moisture. They’re usually combined with humectants or products that help attract water. If you have dry skin or suffer from eczema or psoriasis, emollients should be a part of your regular skin care routine. Emollients are a class of substances that soften dry or damaged skin by sealing in moisture.…

skin care niacinamide

Niacinamide has many research-backed benefits for skin issues such as rosacea, acne, and hyperpigmentation. It can help strengthen the skin’s barrier function, which also makes it an effective anti-aging ingredient. You can incorporate niacinamide into your beauty regimen through a variety of products, and it's safe for all skin types. By now, you are probably aware of the benefits of…

hemp oil

Hemp oil is rich in omega fatty acids, giving it anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which can help prevent and soothe eczema flare-ups. It is also believed that products containing hemp seed oil can provide relief for psoriasis, acne, and other common skin conditions. The legality of purchasing hemp-derived products is still murky; check your state laws to determine if it’s…

Vaseline for Beauty

Vaseline is widely endorsed by dermatologists as a moisturizer and healing balm. Beauty bloggers claim a variety of other benefits—some true, some false. Vaseline is made from petroleum, however no scientific study links it with cancer. The Gist of the Jelly — A Brief History of Vaseline Vaseline is a brand name for petroleum jelly, a substance discovered not long…

Keloid Scars

Keloid scars can occur anywhere on the body, but they are more common on the upper chest, shoulders, abdomen, upper back, and ears. Although anyone can get them, people with darker skin tones develop keloid scars more frequently than those with lighter skin. Even though keloid scarring can be frustrating, viable keloid scar treatment options exist and can help to…

Razor Burn

Razor bumps are small, itchy red bumps caused by shaving. Single-bladed razors may help prevent razor bumps, but not in all cases. Specific creams and ointments can be used to minimize irritation and discomfort. Laser hair removal can be pricey, but it will permanently solve the problem. Hair bumps, razor bumps, razor burns, these are just a few of the…

Heal Sunburn

Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can lead to premature aging. And without careful skin preparation, the sun’s harsh rays can also lead to sunburn. Next time you’re in trouble, turn to these top tips to heal your sunburn, fast. Although you can see the sunlight and feel the heat, you can’t see or feel the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation.…

dandruff

Dandruff is a less serious form of a skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. Scientists don't fully understand what causes dandruff, although there are known triggers. Several treatments -- some of which are entirely natural -- can help manage dandruff. Dandruff can be quite frustrating to deal with, even if it's more of a cosmetic problem than a medical one. The numbers…

Melasma Treatments

Common in females, melasma is a pigmentary condition that's completely benign (non-cancerous) and difficult to treat due to its typically chronic nature. With proper treatment, patients will see a dramatic improvement and in certain cases, complete resolution of their condition.  Have you noticed discolored skin on your face? You are not alone. Melasma is a surprisingly common pigmentation issue, with approximately 6…

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