#Skin Conditions

Higher Risk of Systemic, Psychiatric Conditions Found in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis

A high comorbidity burden, including psychiatric, autoimmune, and systemic conditions, was found in US adult ambulatory populations with atopic dermatitis. US adults with atopic dermatitis (AD) may be at greater risk of psychiatric, autoimmune, and systemic comorbidities than the general population, according to study findings published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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How to Identify Atopic Dermatitis on the Face—And What to Do About It

Oftentimes, having a red face means a person is either super embarrassed or deeply sunburnt. But people with eczema know that there's another possible explanation for their tell-tale flush: atopic dermatitis on the face. Atopic dermatitis—one of the most common types of eczema—is an inflammatory skin condition, Tiffany Jow Libby,...
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Health Fusion: Tips for aging and dry winter skin

Every day your skin is blanketed by the atmosphere around you. "Your skin is a dynamic and constantly growing organ," says Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist. "Therefore, the environment is very critical to the skin." Davis says the skin is the largest organ in the body. And if...

6 Proven Tips For Healthy Feet For Diabetics

Your feet provide you with the freedom to move any way you want and do whatever you want. As such, it’s important to protect your feet and to care for them to the best of your ability. Having healthy feet is an integral part of ensuring that your body is well and of course, foot health is especially vital for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Beauty and Skin Care Beyond the Spa Experience

Skin is like a suit of armor. It protects you from the natural elements, providing a barrier between the body and external infections and pollution. Without proper care to hydrate and maintain the barrier, skin can show everyday wear and tear, resulting in dull, tired-looking skin. For anyone seeking a...

The Different Types of Dermatologic Treatments Performed Today

$13 billion industry that continues to grow. Dermatology is an essential specialty because the skin is the largest organ in the body and the world’s emphasis is on youth and beauty. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 44 million visits to dermatologists every year...

Is Your Skin Dry or Just Dehydrated? Here’s How to Tell

If you think you’re using all the right products and staying consistent but your skin just doesn’t seem to budge, dehydrated skin might be your culprit. A breakthrough moment in my own personal skincare journey came with the discovery of Korean skincare. Korean skincare places a huge emphasis on deeply hydrating the skin. Once I started layering essences, hydrating toners, and serums twice a day, my skin did a complete 180. I realized that while I suffered from extremely oily skin, it was basically dying of thirst.

What They Don't Tell You About Acne

Acne is still a taboo subject. Aside from a few remarks like, “Oh I have so many blackheads,” or “Ugh, I can’t wait to pop this pimple,” people don’t really like to talk about it. Especially cystic acne. No one talks about the physical pain that feels like pins and...

The Skin-Stress Connection

Dr. Neera Nathan looks at the skin-stress connection – the many ways that your mind and skin affect each other – and suggests steps you can take to improve skin health. Are you stressed out? Your skin can show it. Studies show that both acute and chronic stress can exert negative effects on overall skin wellness, as well as exacerbate a number of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, acne, and hair loss.
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Small Outdoor Items You Can Gift Yourself This Year

It's the season of giving — and after crossing off the last person on your gifting list, we suggest adding one more name before you call it quits: your own. The holidays are a season of gratitude, and if you haven't yet, it's time to show some to yourself. If you're not used to the idea of giving yourself a gift, we have a helpful piece of advice: start small. Below is a selection of low cost, minimal items to show yourself a little appreciation, without breaking the bank. Biolite 330 Headlamp Yeti Coozie The James Brand Elko Knife Smartwool Merino 250 Running Gloves Life Elements Honey Body Stick.

What are skin tags?

I have several unsightly skin tags on different areas of my body. As I age, I notice more of these skin tags appearing out of nowhere. What are skin tags, and are they harmful? Can I do something to get rid of them myself or do I need to see a dermatologist?

Chamomile Essential Oil for Skin and Hair

Chamomile essential oil is obtained from the flowers of the chamomile plant. Chamomile essential oil is extracted from two varieties of the chamomile plant– Anthemis nobilis is the scientific name for Roman chamomile, while Matricaria chamomilla is the name for German chamomile. Though the essential oils extracted from both varieties have some similar medicinal properties, they differ in composition and possess some specific properties.

Parkinson’s Disease and Excessive Sweating: What’s the Connection?

People with Parkinson's disease (PD) can experience excessive sweating or may sweat too little. In fact, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is one of the early signs of Parkinson’s disease that you should not ignore. For some people who have Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement,...