There is nothing worse than that awful feeling of dry, chapped lips, especially when you have nothing nearby to help relieve that feeling. Chapped lips are most often associated with the wintertime, and it’s dry, cold weather, but you can suffer from chapped lips during any time of the year if you do not take proper care of them.
You may have heard of the food pyramid, which focuses on your diet. But did you know that there is another pyramid that focuses on the health of your skin? At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, we like to use the skin pyramid to help our patients achieve healthy skin. The base of the pyramid begins with a daily, at-home skin care routine. The pyramid's additional levels contain other skin care elements and treatment options that help improve the skin as well. Read on to learn more about the skin pyramid.
“Social distancing” is a term that we have become very familiar with throughout the last year. But keeping a safe distance from others during a pandemic is not the only type of distancing we should be doing. Did you know that it is essential to be protected from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays as well? Spending time outside in the sun throughout the year increases your risk of skin damage, and sun exposure will contribute to skin cancer later on. Though some skin cancers are genetic, you can avoid most skin cancers with the proper prevention methods. Continue reading to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
There are several skin lesions that are very common and non-cancerous like moles. However, some moles can turn into cancer. Knowing what to look for when checking your child’s mole can help catch any cancerous moles early. Read on to learn more about moles and signs your child’s mole should get checked.