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The Hidden Risk of Using Hand Sanitizer

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve been handling the lifestyle changes that come with a major pandemic. Social distancing, plexiglass dividers, mask wearing, and, of course, using even more hand sanitizer than ever before. According to a recent Market Analysis Report by Grand View Research, 77% of the U.S. population are using hand sanitizer …

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Get Your Allergies in Check Before You Make Your Holiday Wish List

Have you noticed the influx of ads on your Facebook page enticing you to buy socks with your dog’s face on it, custom-made blankets, edible Advent calendars, or even hair product subscriptions? It’s that time of year again… time to make your holiday wish list. All of these gift ideas are fantastic and should be …

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Melasma Treatments: Your Treatment Options Explained

Now that fall is in full swing and we are deep-diving into yard clean up, seasonal decorating, and not-so-distant dreams of stuffing, that golden tan should be all but gone. But, if you notice dark spots or patches lingering on your forehead, chin, nose, upper lip, or cheeks, they may be a sign that you …

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When a Rash is a Serious Problem

We’ve talked a lot about itchy skin, especially during the colder, dryer months such as these. Sometimes itchy skin can simply be due to dryness, and by moisturizing regularly, you can take care of it. Other times, it can be a sign of something more serious. At its most basic, itchy skin is just uncomfortable. …

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Foods that Reduce Eczema Flare Ups

If you have eczema (atopic dermatitis), it’s hard enough to avoid flare ups as the weather turns cooler and drier. But just as you need to change your environmental factors and how you care for your skin, you also need to consider what you are putting in your body. Believe it or not, what you …

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Can Cosmetic Procedures Trigger an Eczema Flare Up?

Whether you’re thinking about erasing fine lines or looking for fuller lips and less obvious facial creases, there are a host of cosmetic procedures that can get you the results you are looking for. BOTOX will relax facial wrinkles, microneedling can stimulate the body’s production of new collagen, chemical peels can help shed off dead …

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The Most Common Reasons Why Children Visit a Dermatologist

For those with kids, the summer of freedom (at least for them) is now coming to an end, ushering in a season of homework, testing, and school stress. Enter September, the month where we focus on pediatric dermatology and everything that comes with going back to school, even if it is virtual. When it comes …

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Scrub the Safe Way and Avoid these Common Mistakes

Whether you realize or not, your skin is in a constant process of shedding and renewal. The body naturally exfoliates, shedding surface-level dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowy skin underneath. What the natural process lacks, however, is an appreciation for our patience. This natural exfoliation happens slowly and usually unevenly. As we age, skin …

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4 After-Sun Tips to Treat Sunburns

It’s already July and it’s officially hot out there. If you aren’t already protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, what are you waiting for? Whether you use daily moisturizer with SPF, lather on sunscreen before heading out, or cover your body and seek shade, there are plenty of ways to keep your …

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Bug Bites: When You Should be Concerned

As the summer months approach, you may have found yourself reaching for the bug spray. Spending more time outdoors means more risk for bug bites. Though, most bites are not worth your concern, there are times when a bug bite will send you to the dermatologist or even the E.R. Whether you have an unusual …

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