Anne Jeffres, 41, an acupuncturist in New York, was in the midst of a stressful time at work when she noticed her scalp flaking. Her fingers became sore. Her nails were brittle and pitted. The mild psoriasis she once had as a child had returned in full force. "The flare-up was bad enough that I lost
The jury’s still out on whether your diet can ease symptoms of psoriasis, but it’s certainly worth a second look. Food can’t cause or cure this common skin condition, but research shows it may calm inflammation and even clear up outbreaks.
A growing number of studies show that losing weight may reli
If you're having an outbreak of acne, there's a lot you can do to keep it from putting a dent in your self-esteem. There's no need to let blemishes stop you from keeping up your social life. Take these steps to manage your emotions while you manage your skin problems: Get treatment. First, see a der
You don't have to put up with severe acne and run the risk of getting scars on your face. There are lots of treatments that can bring your breakouts under control. The key is to work with your dermatologist to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.
Isotretinoin is a powerful drug that's use
Years ago, teenagers with acne were told to cut out the potato chips and given a tube of Clearasil. Today, we know far more about the reasons why some people develop acne and how it can most effectively be treated. All cases of acne are not created equal, and neither are all acne treatments. Althoug
The end of a long winter can be good news for people with psoriasis. Warmer weather may mean smoother skin. "Many people report considerable relief of their psoriasis flares in the summer," says Erin Boh, MD, PhD. She's the Chastain chair of the department of dermatology at Tulane University Medical
If your fight against acne has just begun, you should know what your options are and when to talk to a dermatologist for more help. You could start with benzoyl peroxide. "It works beautifully," says Latanya Benjamin, MD, a dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.
You may have heard that certain foods you eat affect your appearance. But it's not that simple. Experts are still looking for proven connections between the foods you eat and the pimples that later pop up. But one thing they do know: "Poor nutrition may make acne-prone teens even more susceptible to
When you're staring in the mirror and a pimple is staring right back at you, you're going to get the urge. You want to squeeze it. You really want to squeeze it. Especially since pimples show up at the worst times. Although there is never a really good time to get a zit, they always seem to make the
You may think you're doing everything you can to treat your acne, but little mistakes could add up to make it worse. Here are eight of them to avoid.
Think about it: Your face produces oil and sweat, which gets onto your cell phone when you're on a call. If you don't clean that off, during your next