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How to Identify and Treat Vitiligo

What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a condition where patches of unpigmented skin appear on parts of your body. It occurs because the cells that make up the color in your skin (melanocytes or pigment) break down. The cause of vitiligo isn’t fully known. Some experts say it could be an autoimmune disease, which is when your immune system mistakenly attacks …

Psoriasis Treatment and Information

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an unpredictable and irritating skin condition. It’s the result of skin cells multiplying faster than normal, causing the underlying cells to reach the surface and die. This creates areas of red raised skin (plaques) and/or white scales that typically occur on the knees, elbows and scalp. Psoriasis can also affect the torso, palms and soles …

Oily Skin Treatment

What is Oily Skin? Oily skin is exactly that.  It’s an abundance of oil on your skin, especially in your “T-zone,” which is the area across your forehead and down the bridge of your nose, including your chin. Simply put, your sebaceous glands (the glands that produce the oil your skin needs) are hyperactive, giving your skin too much of …

Eczema Care

Frustrated with Eczema Care? To be successful in managing eczema, you first need to understand the condition… Wellness Tip Eczema can be challenging any time of year. Summer heat can make eczema worse for some people. Stay cool and dry! Keep clothing light and loose and consider natural fabrics like cotton and linen. Minimize sweating and dry off the backs …

Severe Dry Skin Treatment

What is Dry Skin? Dry and dehydrated skin is uncomfortable – plain and simple. Many people wonder why their skin is so dry even when they use a moisturizer. A severe form of dry skin is known as eczema, which can appear throughout the body and may cause a red, itchy rash, along with forming dry skin on the feet …

Brittle Nails Treatment

What Are Brittle Nails? Common nail problems include chipping, cracking, breaking, brittle, peeling, splitting, thin, and weak nails.  The medical term for this is Onychoschizia and is more common in women. Brittle nails are most commonly caused by chemical or environmental challenges, such as repeated wetting and drying of the nails.  This is caused by frequent hand washing, dishwashing, and/or …

Acne Treatment

What Causes Acne? Acne occurs when your hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin. It’s often associated with the hormonal shifts that come with adolescence and puberty, but can appear during other stages of life. Your sensitivity to acne could also be genetic. In addition to being uncomfortable, acne can have an unfortunate social stigma. Some people with …