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What is Eczema and Do You Have It?

Eczema is a medical condition in which the skin becomes inflamed and irritated. It is estimated that approximately 15% of babies and 3% of adults suffer from eczema. Symptoms of the condition include itchy skin and a rash that appears in patches. These patches may be dry, scaly, and even change the pigmentation of the skin.   Unfortunately, the exact cause of eczema isn’t known. We do know that it’s often found in individuals with a history of allergies and…

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How to Treat Eczema

Ask anyone who has eczema and they will most likely tell you the same: it is one of the most uncomfortable, irritating conditions a person can have. Although there are many types, eczema – otherwise known as dermatitis – is a general term used to describe varying skin conditions that result in inflamed and discolored skin. Typically, the skin is red, dry, inflamed, and occasionally blisters or crusts form.   Not only is eczema a consistent, painful hassle, but it…

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Common Causes For Adult Acne

Your teen years are usually filled with high school crushes, football games, the occasional heartbreak, homework, and adventures with friends. But with hormones raging and mood swings running wild, nothing can make a special event or even daily life worse than one thing: acne. Acne and blemishes are the perpetual beast that plagues thousands of teens every day. Most can hardly wait until their 20s to finally have clear skin. Unfortunately, there is the very real possibility of developing adult…

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Nighttime Skincare Routine

Everyone knows you should wash your face at night to remove any makeup and dirt before going to bed. But did you know your nighttime routine can affect how your skin looks the next day? The steps you take before going to sleep can greatly impact how your skin appears overall. No matter what your skin type may be, you should develop a nighttime routine to keep your skin fresh and clean. Below are a few suggestions for a simple…

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How to Treat Different Skin Types

Every person is different – so is our skin. Generally speaking, there are five different types of skin that people identify with: normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. The skin type you have depends upon a combination of factors. How much water you drink affects your skin’s elasticity and comfort. The amount of oil content affects your skin’s softness and nutrition. And how sensitive your skin is will also affect your skin’s tolerance to certain substances.   Knowing your skin…

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Why is Natural, Organic Skin Care Best?

Our daily lives are full of products that come into contact with our skin. From clothes to moisturizers to fragrances and so much more, our skin is constantly bombarded with products, conditioners, and – frequently – chemicals. These chemicals can be easily absorbed into our skin, bringing a number of toxins along the way. Cosmetics companies and the FDA maintain that these chemicals are safe, and many of them are – in small doses at least.   The truth, however,…

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The Best and Worst Foods for Your Skin

After weeks of countless parties, family gatherings, and celebrations, the holiday season is officially over. But returning to your daily routine can seem difficult – no more festivities, Christmas music, gift giving, or delicious holiday feasts. Yes, it’s time to put away the cookies, champagne, and deep-fried foods. Although you might be disappointed by this, your skin will be thanking you.   It shouldn’t come as a surprise that what you eat affects how you look and feel. Food gives…

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Different Types of Eczema

Eczema is a chronic problem for lots of people – in fact, it’s estimated that eczema affects 35 million Americans: 1-3% of adults, and 10-20% of children. Despite its frequency, eczema remains as a stressful and frustrating condition that can make your daily life uncomfortable. For the more extreme cases, constant itching can lead to lack of sleep and restlessness. Dry patches can cause severe irritation and painfully cracked skin. And the intermittent flare-ups can make a sufferer avoid normally…

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Synthetic Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid

When it comes time to buy a new face cream or lotion, you might find yourself overwhelmed by your options. Navigating the store aisles can be difficult when trying to decide between hundreds of beauty products that crowd the shelves. You might even get so frustrated that you decide to choose one at random, just to try it out.   But what if the product you just chose is harmful to your body?   Unknown to some, many companies use…

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Common Skin Conditions – ByeBye to the Rescue!

If you stop and think about it, our skin is an incredible organ. It’s waterproof, packed with nerves, helps us move, and can withstand a great deal. From running, sweating, sunburns, and more, we put our skin through more than we realize. But as tough and durable as it is, skin is also very sensitive.   Most likely, at one point in time, every person will suffer from some kind of skin condition. Whether that be a common problem –…

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