Skin is our largest organ, so what’s happening on the surface is also going to effect what is going on under the skin, internally. In fact, new studies are pointing to a link between a compromised skin barrier (atopic dermatitis and eczema) and the development of allergies that can get worse throughout childhood and beyond.
According to New Jersey Allergist & Immunologist Tina Zecca, DO, there is a lot that parents can do to help safe-guard their kids’ skin; “The skin makes up most of our body and immunologically it is such an important mediator in terms of immune response,” says Dr. Zecca. “If you look at it as a window to the body, when skin is cracked and compromised, it al
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November is Healthy Skin Month, so there’s no better time to re-evaluate your skincare regimen—and make sure you’re giving your skin everything it needs to look and feel its best. But if you’re not willing to take our word for it, we asked six dermatologists to weigh in as well, and here are the essentials for keeping your skin in tip-top shape.
If you still haven’t committed to applying SPF each and every morning, 365 days a year, you’re doing your skin a major disservice. “Damaging UV rays can penetrate clouds and windows, so your skin is vulnerable regardless of season,” warns San Antonio, Texas dermatologist Dr. Vivian Bucay. Still not convinced? Accumul
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Bet you didn’t know that how you wash your sheets, towels and t-shirts can also have an effect on your skin?
Everything from your clothes to towels, bedding and even your kids’ toys, can trigger irritation, especially if you suffer from eczema or atopic dermatitis. According to the National Eczema Society, over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema, and there are many different types of this common skin condition.
According to Boca Raton dermatologist Jeffrey Fromowitz, “Dyes and fragrances found in laundry soaps and detergents have chemicals that in adults, children and babies with extremely sensitive skin, can trigger a reaction. It’s a good idea to wash all new fabrics – c
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If you are one the 30 million-plus people who live with eczema, you know the itch-scratch cycle all too well.
It starts with an itch that leads to a scratch. The scratch, in turn, makes the rash even worse, causing more inflammation and more scratching.
There is no cure for eczema – an itchy, red rash that can show up anywhere on the body — but treatments are available to soothe the itch, cool inflammation and prevent it from coming back. We swear!
If you are itching for eczema relief, here’s what you need to know about today’s treatments from the pro to the faux.
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Topical steroids are sometimes needed to calm the inflammation associated with eczema,
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