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
Have you ever wondered what you’re really putting on your skin or on your hair? What are all those ingredients listed on the bottle, and are they all safe? Let’s start with your hair. Who doesn’t want smooth, frizz-free tresses? One popular way to get them without slaving away with your flat iron every morning … Continue reading Do You Know These 5 Toxic Beauty Products?
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 … Continue reading Makeup Expiration Dates: When To Throw It Out
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 … Continue reading The 411 on Sunblock vs. Sunscreen: Which One Should You Use?
Jacob always seemed to have a crusty rash on the inside of his elbows and the back of his knees. He was forever scratching. It seemed nothing gave him any relief. His classmates, teachers and coaches commented on the foul rash. His mom had to do something about it. She took him to a dermatologist. … Continue reading Eczema — “The itch that rashes”