Skin Diet

4 Super Foods for the Skin

Every year there is a new diet or super food that promises to improve your health, help you look younger, eliminate wrinkles, and let you live forever! “These fads don’t last long and often don’t stay around long enough to see an effect,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. With so much media coverage on these Continue reading

Sweating and Body Odor: Five Natural Approaches to Controlling Them

Sweating is a natural process that helps cool the body. “The offensive odor that often results from sweating is not caused specifically by sweat, but often by bacteria that flourishes in the hot and moist environment brought about by sweating,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. Excessive sweating, which often translates into pungent body odor, can be a Continue reading

Allergens & Irritants: What Factors Make My Atopic Dermatitis And Eczema Worse?

Eczema has been described as a chronic, relapsing, red and itchy rash on the skin.”There are a number of different manifestations of eczema,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified dermatologist in Austin, Texas. “These are often described by what they look like or their morphology, or by their cause.” “Individuals with eczema have intense inflammation in the skin,” explains Dr. Miriam Continue reading

Is Atopic Dermatitis Related to Diet?

If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, it can not only be painful but also frustrating. Often times, it’s hard to fully understand why your skin is behaving in the manner that it is, making it all the more important to make connections and ask the right questions. “We always ask about common triggers, new soaps, perfumes, changes in the weather,” Continue reading

Can Weight Loss Help Psoriasis?

Though we’re still in the early stages of research, an important question is beginning to be resolved: can weight loss help psoriasis? And thus far, it appears that the answer is yes! A recent study in San Francisco has shown that patients who suffered from psoriasis before their bariatric surgery have shown improvement of their symptoms post-op. Considering how common Continue reading

Dairy and Your Skin

Is your acne putting you at a standstill? Are your efforts at clearing your complexion falling short? Is the idea of taking medication too intimidating? “Many of my patient are looking for more natural approaches to treating their skin conditions,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas.”They wonder what lifestyle changes they can make to Continue reading

Food and Acne: Is Something I’m Eating Causing My Breakouts?

Is it something I’m eating? “It’s one of the most common questions I hear,” Dr. Miriam Hanson, a board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. The truth is, there are a multitude of factors that can contribute to the development of acne. Diet is one of most controversial. Acne-inducing Myths Patients often believe that their diet directly contributes Continue reading

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: What Can Gluten Do To Your Skin?

Is gluten-free truly the way to be? It seems more and more people are experiencing ill effects to gluten and report that they are intolerant to this common protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. Gluten has been associated with variety of health problems ranging from digestive issues to autoimmune and inflammatory conditions in the body. But what effects Continue reading

Skin Diet: Mini Bell Pepper Salad

Bell peppers are home to many antioxidants, which are fantastic for warding off free radicals that will compromise the integrity of your skins tone and texture. This delicious recipe can not only fill your stomach, but offer you nutrients that protect your skin! Mini Bell Pepper Salad Ingredients: 1 lb sweet multi-colored mini bell peppers1/2 of a medium sweet onion or purple onion, Continue reading

Skin Diet: Dark Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

Most of us tend to turn to food during times of emotional stress, and what bigger time for stress than a wedding, being in school, or being a parent? Although we love all of these activities and roles, it is a challenging task for our minds and our skin. That extra stress can cause blemishes, dry patches, acne, and many Continue reading

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