Skin Care

Eczema linked to bone fractures and injuries

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 …

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Melanoma: the deadly risk to ‘fun in the sun’

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 …

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Makeup Expiration Dates: When To Throw It Out

Is your mascara clumpy? Your liquid foundation thickening? Can’t remember what year you bought your half-used lipstick? Your old makeup may be causing you blemishes or even worse— dermatologists warn it could lead to a dangerous infection. That’s right, those old makeup containers may be full of more than just powder… they could be harboring …

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The 411 on Sunblock vs. Sunscreen: Which One Should You Use?

It didn’t take long, but now the summer heat is upon us. Whether you are young or young at heart, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. It’s a grim statistic, but skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States1, and one in five people will develop …

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