Winter Itch: The effects of winter on your skin

With winter upon us, you may find your skin changing with the season.  A combination of harsh, dry, windy, and cold air can irritate your skin and leave you feeling uncomfortable. Read on to learn more about certain types of skin conditions and ways that you can help manage flare-ups during the winter. Eczema Also …

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Baby, it’s cold outside! Tips for managing acne in the winter

Summer sweat is long gone, and tis the season to enjoy cold weather, sweet hot chocolate, and a warm fireplace! During the holiday season, the last thing you want to think about is acne. Most people believe that acne flare-ups are more common during the summer months, but unfortunately this is not true. From cold …

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Past Puberty: Why do I still have Acne?!

Acne and puberty almost seem to go hand-in-hand. Rapidly changing physical features, as well completely shifting hormones, all influence the appearance of skin inflammation and blemishes during our teen years. As a matter of fact, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH), acne is the eighth most commonly occurring disease worldwide! On the other …

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Living with Alopecia Areata

I first encountered Alopecia Areata nearly six years ago. Brushing my hair one morning, a significant chunk fell out onto the counter and I panicked. My fear was quickly followed by frantic hours spent looking in the mirror and covering my thinning patches. This patterned continued over the next few weeks, until more than 50% …

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Acne Research

Acne: Possible New Treatments And Research

Although most commonly attributed to hormone changes in puberty, acne is not just limited to teenagers. According to Medical News Today, more than 85% of people in the U.S. alone have experienced acne between the ages of 12 and 24. “Acne can occur for a number of reasons. Genetics, menstruation, emotional distress, diet, weather and …

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