How Best to Treat and Prevent Maskne

If you haven’t already experienced maskne, you likely could as you spend more time outdoors this summer, due to the heat, humidity, sunscreen and facial products. And treatment is tricky. You can’t use powerful products like alpha hydroxy acids, chemical peels or Retin A to blast the acne because they will further damage the fragile skin barrier, making it more sensitive to the mask’s irritating effects. Here’s how to treat as well as possibly prevent it: Choose a 100% cotton mask to allow the skin to breath Keeping skin well moisturized which will cut down on chafing Cut down on skincare products, keeping active serums like retinol for nighttime Keep skin clean and hydrated with microbiome-

Milk Chocolate, Dairy and Fatty Foods Tied to Acne in Adults

From Are you plagued by acne even though you're way past puberty? A new report might have you avoiding certain foods. The study of more than 24,000 French adults found that sweet and greasy fare -- especially milk chocolate, sweetened drinks, dairy products, and sugary or fatty foods -- all appeared to raise the odds for zits. The new findings "appear to support the hypothesis that the Western diet (rich in animal products and fatty and sugary foods) is associated with the presence of acne in adulthood," said the team led by dermatologist Dr. Emilie Sbidian, of Mondor Hospital in Paris. One U.S. dermatologist who read over the report wasn't surprised. "This new study c

Tips to Soothe Sunburn

We forgive you! We know it happens! Try as you might there will be times when you get a sunburn. Whether you left your sunscreen at home or didn’t reapply it enough times, we understand that it’s going to happen. So when it does there are tips and remedies that can help ease the pain and speed healing. Cool it down Water is the easiest and most immediate remedy for sunburned skin. A cool, wet towel is welcome relief from the pulsing heat. Place a damp towel over your sunburn for 10 minutes or so several times a day. Don’t be afraid to use ice; just don’t put the ice directly on your skin. Besides water, topical astringents such as witch hazel (directly on skin) or apple cider vinegar (a

9 Things Which Could Worsen Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common, chronic, genetic, systematic inflammatory autoimmune disease. Simply put, it’s a condition that causes skin cells to build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows and scalp but can also affect the torso, palms and soles of the feet. Treatment for it aims to remove scales and stop skin cells from growing so quickly usually using topical ointments, light therapy and medications. While these treatments offer must psoriasis sufferers relief, there are 9 things which could worsen it. Alcohol: It leaves your body dehydrated causing your kidneys to work overtime. It can also decrease the effectiveness of psoriasis meds.

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