Preventing Scars From Cuts and Scrapes

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Cuts, scratches, scrapes, and boo-boos are a common part of growing up. (Frankly, they’re a common part of adult life too!) Fortunately, the human body is amazingly resilient, and capable of healing itself quickly and efficiently. Not so fortunately, scars are sometimes left behind as souvenirs.

For those hoping to remove scars, there is hope: cosmetic dermatology is an amazing thing, and it has helped thousands of people throughout the years to minimize or even eliminate the after-effects of all those ...

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How to Keep Skin Looking Young

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Perhaps the most common cosmetic dermatology question encountered in today’s world is “how can I keep my skin looking smooth and young?” Despite what thousands of sensationalistic internet articles would have you believe, however, there is no simple answer to this question. In fact, one of the largest contributing factors to how we age is simple genetics.

Now, that’s not to say that everyone is powerless to slow the effects of aging: there is no doubt that a healthy lifestyle and ...

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Sun Safety for Spring Break!

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Spring break is almost here and this means a flurry of activity in preparation of travel to sunnier states, trips to the beach, and all kinds of outdoor fun. Unfortunately, in the midst of all this excitement, one very important consideration can oftentimes be overlooked. We’re talking, of course, about skin protection!

Sure, it’s oftentimes easier to pay attention to our wardrobes, our waistlines, and our spring break plans than it is to pay attention to our skin. However, skin health ...

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What Are Skin Tags?

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Skin tags are harmless growths, usually small and elongated, that form frequently under arms, on eyelids and on the chest and neck. The growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to look roughly the same color as your skin, if not a bit darker. Acrochordons often occur in places where frequent friction occurs or where clothing might be worn tighter. They can also appear in creases and skinfolds.

Usually, skin tags are caused by collagen and sometimes blood vessels ...

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9 Common Causes of Skin Rashes

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Discovering a skin rash can be disconcerting. Rashes can cause itching, swelling, and discomfort: and, in some cases, they can even be a sign of a more serious health condition. If you or your child are experiencing a breakout and you don’t know why, it is usually advisable to seek medical council, depending on the severity. This will allow you to discover the cause of the rash and to pursue an appropriate course of treatment. In this article, we will ...

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Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Skin and Hair

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Skin reflects our general state of health, so it follows that healthy diet, exercise, and good sleep habits will result in an attractive complexion. There are a number of nutrients that are critical to the health, growth, and immunity of skin cells. Hydration is also critical, as dehydration is often reflected by a lifeless or lined complexion. In general, healthy nutrition is balanced and includes avoidance of overindulgence in toxins, including some ingredients found in processed foods and alcohol. Although ...

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