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1 November 2018
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Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

1 November 2018, Comments Comments Off on Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

The skin is the largest organ and is vital in protecting our body. That’s why keeping it healthy is of the utmost importance. With November being National Healthy Skin Month, there is never a better time to explore some ways to keep your skin in the best of health all year round.

Fall Skin Health

    • Determine your skin type (oily, dry, combination, normal or sensitive) then choose appropriate skin care products specifically tailored to that type.
      Wash your face every day using a mild, fragrance-free cleanser with lukewarm water. Don’t forget after exercising as well!
      Moisturize daily by applying a lotion or cream while your skin is still damp from bathing. This helps to lock in moisture and gets the best results.
      Protect your skin from the sun by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing and using a broad-spectrum, water resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
      Examine your skin regularly for suspicious or unusual spots which could be a sign of skin cancer. Keep a lookout for anything changing, itching or bleeding.

      If you notice anything suspicious on your skin, or if you have a question about skin care, give our office a call today.

      Source: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)


12 April 2018
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Contact Dermatitis

12 April 2018, Comments Comments Off on Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a common skin condition that occurs from exposure to a substance that irritates the skin. The effects are represented by redness and inflammation. This may be caused by certain soaps, deodorants, jewelry or even some plants.

The most infamous form of the condition stems from contact with Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is a plant that secretes oil, which upon contact with the skin causes irritation leaving behind a rash. Although the rash is extremely uncomfortable, itching or scratching the infected area will cause the condition to worsen. Not only will the inflammation further increase, but it may also lead to scarring and darkening of the skin (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Within the first few days of contraction, the treatment methods tend to be more effective and efficient. For periods beyond that time, such as a week or two, options may include a topical steroid.

The most successful treatment options when dealing with any form of contact dermatitis include identifying what causes the reaction, avoiding it (if possible), and taking the corrective steps and it should improve within a few weeks. Although this condition can become quite serious it is not life-threatening, nor contagious. If you believe you may be experiencing contact dermatitis call our office immediately.