Summer Sun Safety Month

August is Summer Sun Safety Month. Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and get vitamin D. You can work and play outside without raising your skin cancer risk by protecting your skin from the sun by following these tips: Sunscreen – Before going outside, always apply a waterproof, broad-spectrum sunscreen… Read more »

Refresh Your Skin Routine for Spring

Finally, it feels like winter may be loosening its grip.  There are little signs of spring on the horizon.  With the change of seasons often comes a desire for reorganizing your home, refreshing your wardrobe, and reexamining your skincare routine.  After a long winter, your skin is thirsty for fresh air and sunshine.  But it’s… Read more »

Slowing Down Wrinkles

No one wants to look in the mirror and see those first signs of aging – wrinkles.  As we get older, we start to see creases, folds or ridges in our skin.  The first to appear on our face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions – those crinkles around your eyes when… Read more »

Cold Weather Psoriasis Strategies

The cold weather months can be especially difficult for those suffering from psoriasis.  Cold, harsh, dry conditions create a perfect storm for flare-ups.  These are the most common factors leading to issues with psoriasis when the weather gets chilly: Dry Air – Psoriasis is particularly susceptible to dry air and can become inflamed and itchy… Read more »

Cold Weather Skin and Hair Care

Across much of the country, the temperatures are dropping as colder autumn air takes over bringing us closer to winter.  Whipping winds, dry air, and chilly temperatures can have a damaging effect on our skin and hair. The cold air outside and heat inside can strip moisture from locks and pores, making your hair brittle… Read more »

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 »