Rashes are abnormal changes in the color and texture of the skin. They are often the result of skin inflammation and can cause the skin to become bumpy, scaly, itchy or red and irritated. Sometimes, rashes even appear as blotches, welts or painful blisters.
While moisturizing your skin may feel like just another step in your skin care regime, using a moisturizer each day is a must — no matter what skin type you have. Moisturizers act as protective barriers for your skin, and they help keep your skin healthy and hydrated. They also help give your skin a more youthful appearance as they fight against wrinkles. Continue reading to learn more about why moisturizing your skin is necessary.
Niacinamide is an effective skincare ingredient that is gaining popularity because of its desirable benefits and versatility across different skin types. And while you may not have heard of niacinamide until today, it is not a new ingredient. This dermatologist-approved ingredient is well-loved, and it has been a staple in a variety of skin care products for years. Continue reading to learn more about niacinamide and what benefits it has to offer your skin.
Nowadays, face masks are commonplace and are used by many to exfoliate and protect the skin. But not many people know that face masks were some of the first cosmetic products used to maintain beauty. Even as early as 3000 BC, face masks were used in beauty rituals in ancient cultures. In early Indian culture, for example, various herbs, plants, roots and flowers were mixed to make many different kinds of masks. Herbs were combined in varied proportions to accommodate individual skin types and achieve desired outcomes.
The skin barrier is what protects us daily from environmental allergens, irritants, harsh products and germs. It also protects the skin from dehydration by holding on to water.
As the season changes and summer-time fades away, you probably will be spending more time indoors and less time outside. While it might have felt good to get out and soak up the sunshine this summer, hopefully, you were careful. If you passed on sunscreen in exchange for a golden glow, be aware that choice can show up as sun-damage on your skin later on.
Are you looking to incorporate new products into your skin care routine? If so, we have some exciting news to share -- we have introduced over 30 products to our online store! Our team of medical professionals at the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, have hand-picked these products to ensure our patients have access to safe, effective, medical grade skin treatment options.
One of the first places we notice aging is our skin. Elastin and collagen fibers provide the skin with strength and plumpness. As we age, these fibers reduce and cause wrinkles. The subcutaneous layer, below the surface of our skin, contains fat that supplies form and structure. This layer becomes thinner the older we get and causes our skin to sag.
Did you know that skin is the largest organ of our bodies? That is why taking proper care of our skin is essential. Healthy skin often has a vibrant glow, good coloring and a smooth, unblemished appearance, while unhealthy skin can appear discolored, tired, wrinkled or even older than its actual age.
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.