Spring Clean Your Skin

April 9th, 2015

springskinAs the weather transitions to spring, so must your beauty routine! Winter has finally come to an end and your skin has suffered from the cold, dryness, and wind during those months. You wouldn’t wear your big, puffy winter coat on a beautiful spring day, would you? The same logic goes for your skin care routine. Just as you would shed the long, heavy layer of clothing in spring, you should shed some of your heavier skin care products. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to throw out old cosmetics and skin care products that have a shelf life. Expired products carry bacteria and lose their effectiveness. Here’s how to switch from winter to spring skin care.
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Dr. Smart on Treating Stretch Marks

March 31st, 2015

Stretch Marks And CelluliteWhy do stretch marks form? Well… from stretching right? Probably, but the precise cause of stretch marks, also known as striae, is not quite understood as there are clearly some other factors at work here. Whatever the exact cause, many of us have at least one or two of them. They tend to appear around the breast, upper arms, buttocks, hips, and upper thighs. They are also more than twice as likely to appear in women, compared to men. But regardless of gender, they can be frustrating to us all and are a very common cosmetic concern. Read the rest of this entry »


Good Skin Care Habits Start Early

March 26th, 2015

Shade Structures and Good Skin Knowledge from the AAD

An AAD grant program is helping to protect children from harmful UV rays from the sun. Providing shade in outdoor spaces is important to keeping children from getting sun damage that may lead to skin cancer. The shade structure grants provide $8,000 to eligible applicants to build a permanent shade structure. Read the rest of this entry »


Watch out for Rashes

March 17th, 2015


By dermatology specialist Dr. Joshua Fox

Just as temperatures rise and you’re ready to don warm-weather clothes again, bam! You come down with a nasty red rash. But are you having an allergic reaction or is your skin just irritated? Contact dermatitis – which can be triggered by either allergens or skin irritants – is likely to blame.
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Stop Sweat Now

March 13th, 2015

sweatingIf you have a problem with sweating too much you may be worrying about the warmer weather up ahead. Higher temperatures mean more underarm sweat and embarrassing sweat stains on your shirts. There are plenty of options though for reducing or stopping your sweating altogether. Read on for some of your options.
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