Category Archives Skin Care

zinc pill

A small amount of dietary zinc is necessary for good health. Approximately 12% of the U.S. population is at risk for zinc deficiency. Zinc is effective at managing dandruff, warts, diaper rash, and preventing sun damage. Zinc is not as effective against acne, hair loss, eczema or psoriasis. Zinc has been touted in the media as a miracle substance that…

strawberry legs

Strawberry legs are extremely common, affecting millions of people every year. The term “strawberry legs” is colloquial and generally describes darkened pores or small bumps at the site of each hair follicle. Home remedies may work, but in most cases dermatologists recommend laser hair removal as the most efficient and only permanent solution. Every summer, millions of women are reluctant…

Stress Rash

Stress can trigger skin conditions and make others worse. The best treatment for a stress rash is to manage your stress. Poor sleeping habits can amplify stress levels, making stress rashes worse. Stress keeps you awake at night. It causes you to eat poorly, forgo exercise, and ignore basic routines like washing your face before you turn in for the…

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. What is oily skin and what causes it? Oily skin is caused by an overproduction of sebum, an oily…

Laser Treatments for Psoriasis

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 7.5 million Americans suffer with psoriasis. Although it can affect people of all ages, it is more common among adults. Laser treatment is one of the newer forms of psoriasis therapy. And according to research, it can clear up the skin by an average 90 percent. Psoriasis is considered a serious medical…

full-body peel

Professional and at-home exfoliating acid peels can help regenerate skin on the arms, legs, chest, and tummy. Although chemical body peels use the same skin-boosting acids as facial peels, they're usually more concentrated. Body peels can be used to correct dryness, rough patches, uneven skin, wrinkles, and acne. If you’ve tried chemical peels for the skin on your face --…

Dry Elbows and Knees

Saggy knees and wrinkled elbows can certainly be an unpleasant sight. As the inimitable Nora Ephron once jokingly said, “If your elbows faced forward you would kill yourself.” A little dramatic? Maybe, but it's good to know that these signs of aging can be reversed. Elbow and knee skin sags, wrinkles, and loosens with each birthday. Plus, the skin in these…

Acrochordon

A skin tag is an extremely common skin growth affecting 25% of adults. Skin tags are not dangerous. Skin tags are easily removed by your doctor or dermatologist. About 25% of us will get a skin tag at some point in our lives. Skin tags are rare when we’re very young but become more common later in life. Some of…

Get rid of milia spots

Milia can affect anyone, from newborn babies to elderly patients. There are many potential causes of milia, which can often be traced to your skin-care regimen or a separate issue that has affected the surface of the skin. Thick creams and makeups should be avoided if you’re looking to prevent milia What are milia? Also referred to by the terms…

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