7 Most Common Places Psoriasis Can Show up

About 7.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from psoriasis. It is a condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and red itchy, dry patches. The impact of psoriasis ranges from annoying to life-altering depending on the location and the extent of the disease. Despite what some think, it is not contagious. It’s caused by a combination of genetics and environmental triggers like stress, sunburn, allergies, diet, certain medications and even the weather. There are different types of psoriasis and while you can have any type appear on any part of your body, some are more likely to show up in certain places than others. 1) Elbows and Knees – This is the most common spot and is o

Fall Skin Care Tips

As the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, your skin may lose precious moisture. Fall is a time of transition and the best autumn skin care routines will correct any summer damage that has occurred and prepare your skin for winter. Sun, chlorine and saltwater may have taken a toll on your skin throughout the summer, so fall is a time to exfoliate and moisturize. Follow these fall skin care tips for fantastic and healthy skin: Ditch the soap. Fragrant soapy scrubs might feel (and smell) wonderful after a day at the beach, but they leave your skin dry. When fall arrives, switch to a soap-free hydrating cleanser. It’s time to put away the gels and bring out the

Eczema Sufferers: Changing your diet may help!

Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can be debilitating to live with. About 35 million Americans have to endure symptoms such as red, dry, itchy and scaly skin. While the skin condition has no known cure, working with a Dermatologist and changing your diet can help. -Beware of milk and eggs: Eczema sufferers have higher than normal antibodies in their system. The most common sources of allergic reactions are milk, eggs, peanuts, fish, soy, wheat, gluten, citrus and chocolate. Cutting out these foods one at time, can be a good way to identify if they are contributing to your eczema. But this should be done with the guidance of your doctor or nutritionist. -Eat more yog

Head Lice Bugging Your Family?

School is back in session and with that comes a dreaded 4-letter word. . The best word to describe it… GROSS, but the good news is that you cannot get any diseases from the bugs and you can get rid of lice with proper treatment. If you or your child have lice, follow these tips: Use a shampoo or lotion specially formulated to kill lice. This usually involves lathering the shampoo into the hair and leaving it on for a few minutes before rinsing it out. Many products are effective, but not all are used in the same way. Be sure to follow the package directions. Rinse hair and comb through the wet hair with the lice comb that comes with the shampoo. The teeth on these combs are much closer toget

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