Inflammation

Top 10 Ways to Stop Eczema From Flaring In Colder Months

Fall and Winter can be challenging for our skin, and eczema flare-ups are common during the cold months due to the long, cold nights and dry air. What is an eczema flare-up? It’s a return of the symptoms of eczema characterized by: Itchy, red skin Inflamed reddish-brown or gray patches on your arms, hands, chest, or neck Thickening and cracking Continue reading

Is Alcohol Bad For Your Skin?

We all enjoy a fine glass of wine every once in a while, and that by itself is not a bad thing. It only becomes a problem when we are enjoying too much wine too often. Most people know that alcohol is bad for your liver in high quantities, but it can be bad for other organs as well. One Continue reading

Does Diet Play A Role In Acne?

You are what you eat isn’t just a saying. “Everything you put into your body can have an impact on both your overall health and your appearance, and the amount of acne you experience is no exception,” notes Donna Vial, a certified physician assistant and skin care expert at Sanova Dermatology in Lafayette, Louisiana. Certain foods tend to be breakout Continue reading

What Treatment Options Are Available For Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that has many different treatment options depending upon the severity and whether there is associated joint inflammation (psoriatic arthritis). It can present on the skin as dry skin, a rash, and/or thickness or flakiness of the skin. There are quite a few options that are available to treat this condition, with newer options Continue reading

Top 5 Ways To Treat Back Acne (“Bacne”)

Back acne, also known as “bacne”, can be annoying and, at times, painful. If you are experiencing back break-outs, you are not alone. Back acne is a common problem among teenagers and adults alike. Luckily, there are ways to treat this pesky problem. 1. Exfoliate regularly “Exfoliating is one good way to prevent back acne,” shares Dr. Jennifer Vickers, a Continue reading

4 Ways Omega-3s Benefit The Skin

In homage to National Health & Nutrition Month, we wanted to discuss how what you eat can benefit your skin health! Omega-3 fatty acids have numerous health benefits, ranging from preventing cardiovascular disease to enriching the overall health of your skin. While our body can make most types of fats that it needs, it is unable to make the essential Continue reading

Three Signs Your Acne May Leave a Scar

Growing up, kids hear many well-intended sound bites from their parents that serve as reminders to do their best. “Please brush your teeth.” “Did you comb your hair?” “Wear your mask and bring a spare just in case.” While some lessons are seasonal, others stand the test of time. “Don’t pick at it, or it will scar.” Kids the world Continue reading

The Benefits Of SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic & Phloretin CF

Many people overlook antioxidants when planning their skincare routine, but this leaves out an important part of skincare. Here are five reasons you don’t want to miss out on the benefits of antioxidants: Skin-firming “With the aging process, our skin loses its firmness. In order to prolong healthier-looking skin, products containing antioxidants will encourage a younger firmer look,” mentions Natalie Continue reading

What Is Teledermatology?

It seems as though so much of society has moved toward online platforms. We can buy everything from our clothes to our groceries online. We socialize with our friends and find love online. It’s no wonder that healthcare has started to move online as well.  The web has become a wealth of health and medical information for patients. Certain specialties, Continue reading

Everything You Need To Know About Scabies

When you are diagnosed with scabies, it’s distressing to think that you have tiny mites on your skin! But absolutely anyone can get scabies. Fortunately, the condition is easy to cure, so scabies typically only causes temporary discomfort. What Is Scabies? “Scabies is a skin infection caused by infestation with the Sarcoptes mite,” shares Melanie Pickett, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology Continue reading

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