#FaceFacts – Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin condition characterized by dry, itchy skin. AD is often referred to as eczema, a word that refers to a broader group of skin conditions. "Dermatitis" refers to a condition of the skin and "atopic" relates to diseases caused by allergic reactions. As an atopic disease, AD is in the same classification as hay fever and asthma. What are the types of atopic dermatitis? All types of eczema cause itching and redness, but AD is the most severe and chronic type of eczema. Other types of eczema include: hand eczema contact dermatitis, which occurs only when the skin makes contact with certain substances dyshidrotic eczema, a blistering form of eczema that’s fo

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

Four Interesting Facts About Eczema

Understanding what eczema is and how it works is key to finding the most effective treatment. Atopic Dermatitis (AD), more commonly referred to as eczema, is a complex disease that affects different people in many different ways. Flareups can be triggered by a wide range of stimuli, with varying degrees of severity, often causing painful, unsightly weeping sores. Not surprisingly, the nature of eczema is frequently misunderstood considering how many different ways it can express itself. Let’s look at four interesting aspects of eczema that may help us better understand it and how to treat it. Eczema Is an Allergic Condition Many people view eczema as a stress-related disease since stress see

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