Traditional Chinese medicine includes more than just acupuncture. If you follow any health and wellness gurus on Instagram you have likely seen some of the other natural techniques gaining traction here in the U.S — cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and auricular therapy to name a few. But one technique that has gained recent popularity is … Continue reading Gua sha: The Chinese facial tool for healthy skin and pain relief
When you’re enjoying some quality time with family at the lake or gathered around the grill in the backyard, everything is all fun and games — until someone gets a sunburn. Most of us who enjoy spending time outdoors are familiar with the agony of a sunburn. A bright red patch — often in a … Continue reading The burning truth behind what happens when you get a sunburn
Whether it’s Halloween around the corner or just swimsuit season, many women are scared to reveal their “spider veins.” Lianne Marks, MD, PhD, FACP, an internist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock said spider veins are more common in women than men, with a ratio of 4-to-1. … Continue reading Spider veins — are they more than just scary?
Acne can be embarrassing and painful, and in some cases, it can lead to permanent scarring. If you have pimples or irritation on your back and shoulders, you may have back acne. Body or back acne is similar to facial acne with regard to symptoms and treatments, and people who have facial acne may be … Continue reading How to get rid of back acne
People with eczema not only face serious skin problems, but a study by Northwestern University researchers now links the condition to bone fractures and other injuries. The researchers examined more than 34,500 adults from around the nation. Participants with recent cases of eczema had a 44 percent chance of injuries more than other patients. Among … Continue reading Eczema linked to bone fractures and injuries
We’ve all had a late night crying, only to wake up with puffy eyes. Or you may have pulled an all-nighter, regretting it in the morning when you look in the mirror. The skin around your eyes is very thin and tender. If you have bags under your eyes, you might want to consider making a … Continue reading Bummed about the bags under your eyes? Try this…
Summer fun in the sun can be deadly without proper precaution. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Although it accounts for only about 2 percent of all skin cancer cases, it causes the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. Timing is everything when it comes to diagnosing this deadly disease. “There has … Continue reading Melanoma: the deadly risk to ‘fun in the sun’
Dry skin can be itchy and unpleasant. If you’ve lathered on the lotion to no avail, you’re probably fed up with dry skin. You don’t have to feel like an alligator. It turns out there are a few easy ways to help treat dry skin so you can stop relating to a reptile. “I discuss … Continue reading How to ditch dry skin
Skin aging is a slow process that occurs throughout our lives. Aging happens gradually, and sometimes you may not notice what is happening to your appearance over time. Scott & White dermatologist Palak Parekh, MD explains what can happen to our skin as we age. What Happens to Skin as You Age “The top layer of … Continue reading Is aging taking a toll on your skin?
I’m almost halfway through my thirties, and I’ve recently noticed some skin spots that I remember seeing on the arms of my grandmother and aunts when I was growing up. I always heard them called “liver spots,” which sounds a little unnerving to me. So I started thinking, “Are these spots evidence of liver troubles? … Continue reading Liver spots: What you need to know