Skin is our largest organ, so whatâ€™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; â€œThe skin makes up most of our body and immunologically it is such an important mediator in terms of immune response,â€ says Dr. Zecca. â€œIf you look at it as a window to the body, when skin is cracked and c
Photo Credit: depositphotos
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, â€œDyes 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
Photo Credit: beautyinthebag.com
Dr. Palmer is the founder of Replereâ„¢, a natural phenolic antioxidant skin care line. Replere is the leading skin care line to be rated using Total ORACsc (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity skin care) and Total ORACfn (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity food nutrition), the most complete methods for measuring antioxidant activity in skin care and nutritional products.
In addition to her work in private practice, Dr. Palmer is currently on staff at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut and has authored numerous papers for prominent medical journals such as Cutis, Dermatology Times, and Journal of Drugs In Dermatology.
In Beyond Beauty, Dr. Palmer teaches us how to replace unhealthy h
Photo Credit: depositphotos.com
Superfoods are like the â€œIt Bagâ€ of the nutrition world. As soon as one is deemed â€œin,â€ itâ€™s no sooner declared â€œoutâ€ and replaced with an even better source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. â€œWhat you eat is a very important part of overall health, and superfoods are a wonderful source of antioxidants that protect our cells from damage that impairs their function,â€ explains Beverly Hills dermatologist, Zein Obagi, MD.
Once a fruit, vegetable or grain achieves â€œsuperfoodâ€ status, itâ€™s only a matter of time before it gets included in a skincare productâ€”but can these nutrient-dense foods benefit the healt