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Health Tip: Understanding Rosacea

Health Tip: Understanding Rosacea

(HealthDay News) — Rosacea is a common skin disease that triggers symptoms from a red face to acne-like breakouts. Latest Skin News Of the four types, each requires a different treatment, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Flare-ups can be reduced by finding and avoiding triggers, protecting the skin from the sun, and using rosacea-friendly […]

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Black skin care: The top 5 tips

Black skin care: The top 5 tips

Everyone’s skin is different and can benefit from a tailored care routine. Black skin contains more melanin than lighter skin. Melanin-producing cells may be more susceptible to the effects of inflammation and injury, which may be more noticeable in dark skin than in light skin.Different skin care routines benefit different skin colors, according to the […]

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Asbestos Found in Claire’s JoJo Siwa’s Makeup Kit Sparks Recall

Asbestos Found in Claire’s JoJo Siwa’s Makeup Kit Sparks Recall

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Claire’s stores has initiated a recall of its JoJo Siwa’s Makeup Kit after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found asbestos fibers in the kit’s eyeshadow, CBS reported. Latest Skin News The recall is for Batch/Lot No. S180109. Although the product has been pulled from store shelves, consumers […]

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What to know about acropustulosis

What to know about acropustulosis

Acropustulosis is an uncommon skin condition that causes itchy bumps, or pustules, to develop on the skin. It usually appears in babies but can also affect adults. Acropustulosis typically occurs on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Although the pustules can be itchy and uncomfortable, the condition is not serious and […]

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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic Therapy

What is photodynamic therapy (PDT)? Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a medical treatment that utilizes a photosensitizing molecule (frequently a drug that becomes activated by light exposure) and a light source to activate the administered drug. Very thin superficial skin cancers called actinic keratoses and certain other types of cancer cells can be eliminated this way. […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Hair Loss

Health Tip: Causes of Hair Loss

(HealthDay News) — Daily loss of some hair is normal. But if you notice bald patches or thinning, you may be on the road to more serious hair loss, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Latest Skin News The academy’s list of common reasons for hair loss includes: Hair disorder. Certain medications or treatments. Ringworm. […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Liver Spots

Health Tip: Understanding Liver Spots

(HealthDay News) — Liver spots are flat, dark areas of pigment that appear on the skin — often on areas exposed to the sun. Latest Skin News The likelihood of getting such spots tends to rise as we age, says MedlinePlus. Common after age 40, the painless spots typically appear on the face, forearms or […]

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo facts* Vitiligo facts medically edited by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Vitiligo is a disease in which the pigment cells of the skin, melanocytes, are destroyed in certain areas. Symptoms and signs of vitiligo include loss of skin color in the form of depigmented, or white, patches of skin in any location on the body. […]

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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor facts Tinea versicolor is a common fungal skin infection affecting primarily healthy people caused by a fungus found on normal human skin. There seems to be a genetic predisposition to develop tinea versicolor, the nature of which is poorly understood. Doctor easily identify tinea versicolor by examining skin scrapings under the microscope. Treatment […]

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What to know about betamethasone

What to know about betamethasone

Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that doctors use to treat skin conditions that cause inflammation and itchiness. People can use injectable or topical betamethasone. Betamethasone is available in different formulations, which range in potency from medium to super potent. Doctors will choose the most suitable betamethasone product for a person depending on their skin condition and […]