Skin Diet

What Causes My Acne?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans annually. It is characterized by the development of papules, pustules, nodules, or cysts on the face, chest, or back. The cause of acne is complex, but we wi break it down into two categories, internal and external factors. Both factors contribute to an inflammatory process Continue reading

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

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

Can Consuming Antioxidants Help Your Skin?

Would you believe it if we told you, you can further protect your skin from sun damage by changing your diet? It’s not a magic bullet, nor will it replace your recommended sunscreen, but antioxidants are a clever way to minimize the impact of sun exposure on your skin. So, what are antioxidants and how do they work? What Are Continue reading

Can Probiotics Really Help Clear Your Skin?

When thinking about probiotics, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is yogurt. While it is true that probiotics are good for your gut, most people are unaware that they are also good for your skin too!  Read on to find out how using probiotics can help you look and feel your best on the inside and Continue reading

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

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