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Scrub Sense or Nonsense: When Less is More

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When Less is More: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Mechanical Exfoliation

What are the risks and benefits of scrubbing? Too much pressure with any exfoliation method friction or scrubbing action can abrade and darken the skin tone and create microscopic tears if a scrub contains granules with irregular edges (crushed walnut shells or apricot pits

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Tinea Versicolor: Fungus Among Us

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Tinea Versicolor Fungal Infection

The non-contagious fungal rash of tinea versicolor is a chronic, asymptomatic superficial infection characterized by light scaly, macular patches. These patches range in color from light pink to deep tan to a darker brown. Although the name suggests a variety of colors, the hue of all patches is about the same [more…]

Dry Skin Tips for Acne & Ethnic Skin

Dry Ethnic Skin

Ethnic skin can be oily, acne prone, and either dry or dehydrated at the same time.

This is especially true as the season change. Cold, dry air, wind, low humidity, heaters, air conditioners and hard water can spell disaster for your skin, sinuses and scalp. Interior HVAC, airplane cabin pressure, space heaters, fireplaces, car heaters, [more…]

Allergy & Acne-free Clothes

Laundry Products Must Be Free of Perfumes and Dyes

Problem: Laundry detergents, additives and fabric softeners can leave harmful residues that can irritate sensitive skin, cause a severe case of contact dermatitis, and worsen your acne or eczema.

What to look for: Acne or dermatitis on one side of your face, neck and body where [more…]