To get the most benefit out of regular skincare regimen follow three simple steps: cleanse, treat, and moisturize. You’re probably already familiar with cleansing and moisturizing, but what does “treating” your skin involve?
It means using serums or creams packed full of skincare superheroes like vitamin C, retinol, alpha hydroxy acid, and more. Adding a middle step in between the cleansing and moisturizing components is really important. It can make a huge difference over time and in the health of your skin and just in the appearance and the aging of your skin.
In this section you will find resources for a number of skin related issues.
With an estimated 5.4 million skin cancer diagnoses in the U.S. every year according to the American Cancer Society, it is important that you not only protect yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, but Read More
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, people in the U.S. spend about $440 million dollars each year on lotions, powders, and prescription medications for the treatment of eczema.(1) If you have eczema, you know Read More
It’s true that if you let your guard down when you spend time outdoors, it’s all too easy to accidentally get a sunburn. We tend to associate sunburn with the warmer and sunnier days of Read More
Biotin is a B vitamin found in various food products, including eggs, oats, spinach, and mushrooms. Biotin transforms proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into energy. Although many people may not realize it, having a biotin deficiency Read More
New research by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Rockefeller University helps address a longstanding question about the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis: Why do skin lesions that have resolved with therapy recur in the Read More
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin problem that usually manifests as plaques and erythematous papules covered with silvery scales. The condition usually occurs when the life cycle of the skin cells speeds up. Consequently, skin cells Read More
Having a beautiful, smooth, and glowing skin texture is not just the dream of all women, but men too have the desire. Maintaining a smooth, polished, and even-tone skin is very attractive and reflects a Read More
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin
- Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
- Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
- Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
- Keeps your body temperature even
- Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it
Acne is one of the most researched skin topics. When you have acne, you have clogged pores. To clear acne, you want to unclog those pores. If you apply anything that contains oil, you’ll likely clog your pores again. Clogged pores can lead to more breakouts. Acne can last a long time. Most teenage boys who have acne will continue to have breakouts until they are 20 to 25 years old. A teenage girl can expect her acne to last into her 20s or longer. About 5% of women continue to have acne in their 40s.
Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other conditions. Many of these problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.
Do you try to scrub away blemishes and excess oil? Have you ever popped a pimple to get rid of it quickly? While it may seem that you’ll get clearer skin, what you’re doing is irritating it.
Years of research have proven that any time you irritate your skin, you can get more breakouts. Gentle care care works best.