One of America's most popular pastimes has the potential to be quite hard on our bodies -- #gardening. All that digging, raking, planting and trimming in the outdoor elements can take its toll on your skin and especially hands. If you aren’t careful gardening can lead to dry skin, sunburn and other skin irritations.
Luckily, there are 5 great tips that will help your skin out: • Invest in Good Gloves. • Handle Splinters with Care. • Don’t forget the sunscreen. • Take care of the bug bites. • Invest in a good hand cream.
The #acne inducing problem with #chocolate is its sugar content. If you need to have a chocolate fix, opt for the very dark kind. Darker chocolate will have more antioxidants and be much lower in sugar than milk chocolate.
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Nothing ruins summer plans like itchy bumps and painful rashes – but they don’t have to! Learning how to identify a rash will help you understand how to properly treat them and reduce discomfort quickly. #SkinCareTips http://bit.ly/2KBt4cq
#PotatoChips are one of the most popular junk foods, however they are also one of the major acne-causing foods. Between the excessive amount of carbs and the amount of oils used in production, your body will see an insulin spike and lead to systemic inflammation. Try cutting back on the chips to help out your #acne.
Sclerotherapy is a proven medical procedure that has been safely used since the 1930s to eliminate #varicoseveins and #spiderveins. A chemical effectively eliminates the vein by creating scar tissue that blocks the vein, causing it to close and wither. https://forefrontdermatology.com/location/tysonscorner/sclerotherapy/
Whether you were a tanning bed user in the past or spent years slacking on sunscreen application, you may be affected by sun damaged skin. According to Dr. Abigail Donnelly, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “sun damage spots on the skin are flat brown spots directly caused by sun exposure.” Any UV ray from the sun can darken existing sunspots including the harmful radiation that comes through windows or passes through cloud cover. Dr. Donnelly added, “most everyone will eventually develop sunspots, or lentigines, on their skin. Individuals with fair skin or extensive sun exposure are more prone to developing them earlier on in life.” #LoveYourSkin #GetTheFacts #Dermatology #MelanomaAwareness #SummerFun #SkinCancerPrevention
Moles are tan or brown spots on the skin which may be raised or flat, and can develop anywhere on the body. Some moles may be influenced by sun exposure. Moles that are irregular in appearance may need to be removed to be evaluated for the possibility of melanoma skin cancer.
We've all been there. Forgot to reapply the sunscreen and ended up looking a little red - lesson learned, right? Since there is no going back and undoing a #sunburn, it’s best to know how to properly care for the one you have. Here are the top sunburn treatment steps that will help not only relieve the discomfort, but also help the skin heal properly: ■ Apply an aloe vera based moisturizer to help soothe effected surface. ■ When you get a sunburn, it draws even more fluids to the skin’s surface and away from the rest of the body. Drinking extra water will not only help prevent dehydration. ■ If your skin blisters, allow them to heal. Blistering skin means you have at least a second-degree sunburn. Popping blisters will only increase your risk of infection. ■ Take extra precaution of your sunburned skin while it heals. Wear loose, soft, breathable clothing to avoid further skin irritation, and stay out of the sun. ■ See a doctor if… you have severe blistering over a large area of your body, have fever or chills, or if you feel tired and confused. These are all signs that your sunburns may be a higher level degree burn.
Although it may seem like a temporary condition, sunburn can cause long-lasting damage to the skin. This damage increases a person’s risk for getting skin cancer, making it critical to protect the skin from the sun.
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Dr. Christian Millett is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. His professional areas of interest include skin cancer detection and treatment, treatment for acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and warts.