skin care

Shingles is a very painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus.  Lots of people are familiar with chicken pox in children; shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox and is essentially the same thing as herpes zoster.  Shingles is most common... read more

During the cold weather, our skin tends to dry out. “Winter skin” is caused by dry, cold air causing the skin to become dehydrated due to lack of humidity in the air. However, dry skin could be hereditary or just a natural effect of aging.  Symptoms of... read more

Cold, dry and hot weather can have a major effect on your hair and skin. Dry, brittle hair and skin is a common problem year-round.  These cold and dry winter months leave many searching for a magic moisturizing solution. Here are some tips to help all year long... read more

Once the weather outside gets cold, the temperature indoors goes up. This combination of low humidity and dry air from the furnace makes our skin prone to dryness. Everyone needs to protect their skin from drying out this winter. Here are some tips to help keep you... read more

2016 was the year of coconut oil, but 2017 looks like it will be the year of turmeric. So, what is turmeric you ask? Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant of the ginger family. It’s recently gained more attention here in... read more

What is a skin abscess? A skin abscess, is a confined pocket of pus that collects in tissues, organs, or spaces inside the body. When an area in the body becomes infected, the body’s immune system sends white blood cells to fight the infection. These cells co... read more

Acne is a common skin problem that affects people of all ages. Sleepless nights, too much stress, unhealthy eating habits and a hectic lifestyle are the lead causes of acne. Acne can appear on your face, chest, back and scalp.  Although there is no real cure, ther... read more

When it comes to your hair you’ll find all kinds of advice. Before you pick your choice of treatment, get to know and understand your own hair. What type of hair do you have? When you find what type of hair you have, you’re better able to keep it healthy by mee... read more

Your fingernails – composed of laminated layers of the protein keratin – are horn-like envelopes covering the tips of the fingers and toes. Healthy nails are smooth, without splits, divots or grooves. They’re uniform in color and consistently free of spots an... read more

Chicken skin bumps – such a simple yet instantly identifiable description of the skin problem named keratosis pilaris (commonly referred to as “KP”). KP is a common skin condition that appears as tiny red bumps usually on the back of the arms, inner thighs an... read more

Do you have eczema? Don’t be shy, I suffer from it and about 15 million other Americans do too.  It’s become two or three more times common in recent decades, mainly due to proper diagnosis. If you suffer from eczema, or what people call an ‘itchy-red rash&#... read more