Since the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have become a daily part of our routines. Many states require them for public health and personal safety -- and it doesn’t look like that will be changing any time in the foreseeable future. Whether it is wearing masks at work, shopping at the grocery store, or running errands, the time spent wearing a medical, paper or cloth mask against the skin on your face can add up, thus causing skincare issues to flare-up.
Is scarring from acne making you feel self-conscious or embarrassed about your skin? You are not alone. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. It is characterized by pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. Every year, about 80 percent of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5 percent of adults experience acne. Treating acne is a relatively slow process; there is no overnight remedy.
When it comes to achieving glowing skin, most of us head straight to our vanity tables for results from various skincare products. These skincare products are essential for skin health as they cleanse, protect, prevent, repair, treat and hydrate the skin directly.
Long, hot summer days call for fun in the sun, right? While yes, we want you to enjoy your time in the beautiful weather, we also want you to protect your skin as increased exposure to UV rays from the sun can cause sunburn. And, repeated exposure can cause other skin damage like wrinkles and diseases like skin cancer.
When it comes to a skincare routine for men, it’s generally kept simple, which isn’t bad. In fact, at the Dermatology Center of Skin Health, PLLC, we recommend that our patients, including men, follow four simple steps. Continue reading to learn more about how you can choose the best skincare regimen for you.
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer? At the Dermatology Center for Skin and Health, PLLC, we believe that regular skin checks are imperative to anyone’s health because if skin cancer is caught early, it is generally curable.
Unfortunately, skin checks are examinations that often get overlooked. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of skin checks by yourself and through a dermatologist.
Washing hands for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer is a healthy hygiene practice that everyone should be partaking in, especially right now during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Unfortunately, due to the increase in handwashing and hand sanitizing, you might experience a condition called irritant dermatitis, which includes the following symptoms:
- Itching of the skin
Maintaining the skin barrier and microflora (healthy skin bacteria) is also an important component of skin health for preventing both dermatitis and infection.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, team members from the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, as well as friends and family, wanted to find a way to help its community. We identified a need for personal protective equipment to front-line providers. A friend, Mary Jo Hull, said it is possible to make masks out of air filters that help to block and capture viruses.
Dr. Michele Maouad said that the team could make masks from cloth with pockets and stuff them with the air filters! Dr. Rola Gharib saw the need, got the supplies together and organized the crew to make it happen fast! Kim Drvar designed the masks! Rhonda Assmus patiently taught us, rookies, how to sew!
A whole team, including Dr. Maouad’s daughters, worked together to produce the final product! The craftsmanship is by no means perfect, given the rookies on the team; however, the mask is functional!
Learn how our team was able to make masks below.
The Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, is now conducting telemedicine appointments for established and new patients. Here is everything you need to know about telemedicine appointments.
Facial cleansing is the first step in your overall skincare routine. As consumers, we are faced with an overwhelming number of products when choosing an appropriate facial cleanser.
Unfortunately, picking the wrong cleanser can cause adverse skin effects, including:
- Flare-ups of chronic skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea
Cleanser choice should be tailored based on your skin needs. Here we focus on the types of cleansers available on the market. Our goal is to help you pick the cleansing product you need to help maximize outcomes and maintain clear, healthy-looking skin.