Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is a prevalent, rash-like, itchy skin condition that children often develop by the age of five. Simply put, eczema is a condition that causes a person's skin to become red and itchy. It may start as a simple rash, but the skin becomes inflamed and even redder when scratched. Eczema can show symptoms anywhere on the body. Although there is no known cure for eczema, early diagnosis, lifestyle changes and treatment can significantly reduce symptoms. Read on for more information about causes, symptoms and treatment of eczema in children.
As summer fades into fall, you might be admiring the last few weeks of your hard-earned summer freckles. These harmless little brownish spots are caused by the overproduction of melanin, usually due to exposure to ultraviolet light. You probably notice a new freckle or two each year, but how can you tell if that little brownish spot is truly another harmless freckle or a questionable mole? Continue reading to learn more about how to spot the difference between a freckle and a mole.
Every year of your life is marked by experiences and memories, but unfortunately, sometimes that means signs of aging. Everyone experiences this inevitable wear and tear on their skin, but there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to reducing the effects of aging. To help turn back the clock, you’ve got to narrow down the results you’re searching for and decide which route you’d like to go to attain the best results for your individual needs. Continue reading to learn which anti-aging products are right for you.
People of all ages can and will experience age spots at some point in their lives. These age spots are also known as liver spots or sunspots and typically begin to appear in people 50 years and older. These nonthreatening blemishes are usually found in areas of the skin that experience high sun exposure, like the hands, arms, shoulders and face. These spots of varying shape and size are reminiscent of freckles but do not share the same ability to fade away as freckles do. Continue reading to learn more about age spots.
As time passes, we begin to see life's adventures, good and bad, appear one wrinkle at a time on our skin, growing deeper and deeper throughout the years. Starting to age is inevitable, natural and irreversible. However, that doesn't mean that there is nothing to be done about it. You've probably heard about options like neurotoxins (which include Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeauveau) and dermal fillers before, but how do you know which, if either, is suitable for you? Continue reading to learn about the differences between neurotoxins and dermal fillers.
Do you or someone you know struggle with psoriasis? The scaly, itchy red patches on your skin not only can cause pain and irritation, but they can also tend to be embarrassing and affect people’s self-esteem. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, you can learn to avoid and lessen the effects of your psoriasis by understanding these common triggers. Keep reading to learn about psoriasis triggers.
Did you grow up avoiding greasy foods like french fries, sugary snacks like chocolate because you feared they would cause acne? Over the years, research has constantly changed, and the topic of diet-related acne is still very unclear. While there is no clear answer of whether or not diet has a clear connection to breakouts, you should be conscious of what you consume and how it might affect your skin health. Read on to learn more.
As we get older, we should expect to see our bodies change. However, it is essential to realize that specific changes that could be warning signs of melanoma. Changes like abnormal moles or blemishes can be difficult to find, but they are necessary to pay attention to. Keeping track of your skin’s appearance and quickly catching differences is vital to maintaining your skin's health.
Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. However, prevention and early detection are critical for successful inhibition and treatment. Read on to learn more about what melanoma is, how it can be identified, forms of treatment, prevention and more.
Did you know that everyone has a different skin type? The type of skin you have affects how it reacts to different environments and products because everyone has different needs. Understanding your skin type is vital to skin health and makes it easier to find a skin routine that works best for you.
One way to determine your skin type is by washing your face with lukewarm water and refraining from adding products to it. In an hour, you should be able to assess your skin type. Keep reading below to figure out which characteristics describe your skin type.
There is no shortage of skin care and beauty advice on social media. While some of these tips are fun and harmless, unfortunately, others are dangerous. Just consider TikTok’s newest viral beauty hack: sunscreen contouring. While this trick may appear legitimate, sunscreen contouring is not recommended by dermatologists because it can permanently damage your skin. Read on to learn more about the dangers of sunscreen contouring.