How Probiotics Can Improve Psoriasis

Recent research has pointed toward probiotics as a possible treatment for skin ailments including acne and psoriasis.  Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up forming scales and itchy, dry patches. It is thought to be an autoimmune system disease that can be triggered by infections, stress and cold temperatures.  Given that 80… Read more »

Psoriasis Awareness

August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month.  Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes painful scaling, itching and inflammation.  It happens when skill cells grow too quickly.  Normally, our skin cells grow slowly and flake off every four weeks allowing space for new skin cells to take their place.  However, those suffering from psoriasis experience… Read more »

Healthy Summer Sun Exposure

The sun can be both good and bad. There’s no question that it can be a danger to your skin. The ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun can cause skin cancer. But moderate summer sun exposure may have benefits for your health, including stronger bones, better sleep, improved mood, and a healthier immune system. When you continuously shield yourself from… Read more »

Summer Skin Secrets

Summer weather is on its way!  It can be a welcome change from the cooler, rainy spring season, but the summer sun and heat can really take a toll on your skin, hair, and body. That certainly doesn’t mean you have stay inside — with a little care and a few precautions, you can still… Read more »

Nourish Your Skin with Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential to nourish and maintain healthy looking skin.  The antioxidant properties in vitamin C help prevent free-radicals from breaking down collagen and can even reverse DNA damage from sunburn. Damage to collagen and DNA are two significant factors in the aging of skin. While the collagen boosting and anti-inflammatory benefits of vitamin… Read more »

Nourish Your Skin with these Foods

When it comes to your skin, there’s one thing we know for sure: What you eat can have a direct impact on how you look. If you’re not loading up on healthy superfoods for glowing skin and instead are constantly filling up on processed foods or those high in sugar and fat and devoid of… Read more »

Best Vitamins for Healthy Skin

Taking care of your skin is an essential part of your health regimen, but even more so during winter weather. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and the skin is much more closely linked to your overall health than many people even realize. It is well known that vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin,… Read more »

Cold Weather Skincare

Winter is fast approaching and our hair, skin, and nails will soon suffer from the blustery season. Whipping winds, dry air, and chilly temperatures can have a damaging effect on soft skin and hair. The cold air outside and heat inside can strip moisture from locks and pores, making your hair brittle and skin itchy… Read more »

Omega 3’s May Improve Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease typically caused by inflammation due to stress, environmental factors or infection.  The most common symptoms are dry, itchy, scaly patches of skin and currently there is no cure.  To make matters even worse, psoriasis is a risk factor for heart disease and psoriatic arthritis. Treatment of psoriasis varies widely but… Read more »

Psoriasis and Summer Sun

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 8 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with psoriasis.  Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight.  Vitamin D reduces inflammation.  The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »