Five Skin Care Tips for A Rainy Summer Season

If you live in Florida, you know that the summer season can be full of thunderstorms. This means that the humidity levels outstide can be so unbearable, making your skin feel sticky and dry and your hair looking frizzy. Here are five tips you can follow during this time:

1. Shampoo and Condition your Hair A bit More – The level of humidity can be extremely high during the summer, and a lot more when it’s raining regularly. Keeping your hair moisturized can prevent your scalp from drying out, causing your hair to feel coarse and prone to loss. The humidity also makes you sweat even more, allowing for germs and bacteria to latch onto your scalp so cleaning it regularly is a must.


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Negative Effects of Hand Sanitizers On Your Skin

Hand sanitizers can be a good quick substitute for cleaning your hands when you don’t have immediate access to water and soap. These gels are used to prevent the spread of germs and diseases as they disinfect and clean your hands. However, did you know that prolonged use of hand sanitizers can actually do some damage to your skin? The side effects of using hand sanitizers too much has been brought to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) concern in 2010. The FDA had to release a warning about the negative effects of using hand sanitizers way too much.

Here are some of the dangers posed by overusing hand sanitizers:

1. Hand sanitizers can irritate your skin – The alcohol content and other harsh bacteria-killing ingredients can cause skin sensitivity...

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What Are Summer Rashes

There are a lot of skin conditions that become a lot more problematic as the summer season approaches. There are some autoimmune diseases like rosacea that can be triggered by the humidity and the heat during these summer months.

Another example is atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. This disease is genetically based that flares up on the folds of the skin located on the arms, legs and neck during the summer. It manifests as red, itchy inflamed patches of skin. Allergic skin conditions like hives or welts are also more prevalent in the summer as more and more people tend to stay outdoors for longer periods of time. These are characterized by their itchy, raised bumps that come from being exposed airborne allergens or from insect bites...

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Antioxidants and Your Skin

What are antioxidants and what do they do for your skin? These are substances that are found in nature that may prevent or delay some cases of cell damage. As for your skin’s case, it’s slowing down the aging process while maintaining the healthiness of your current skin.

Antioxidants are especially important to you when you are exposed to molecules called “Free Radicals”. These are molecules that form when your body is exposed to certain activities, like tobacco use, or prolonged sun exposure, or an imbalanced diet.

Four examples of the most powerful antioxidants include Retinol, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Lycopene. These can be found in many fruits and vegetables, and many skincare products have these antioxidant substances in their ingredients.

Here’s what each of these four antioxidant...

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How to Prevent and Treat Acne Scars

Acne scars are commonly the product of an inflamed papule, cyst or pustule. When the pore of your skin becomes infected due to excess oil, dead skin or bacteria, the pore swells up, causing breakage in the skin wall. The way the lesion heals depends on how deep the breakage is on your skin. Less serious lesions on the outer part of your skin will most likely heal, but in serious cases of acne where the inflammation is rooted deeper into the skin, there might be a scar left over even after it heals.

Did you know that there are different types of scars? Keloids form when your body produces too much collagen to cover up the wound or lesion. Acne scars cause atrophic scars, which look like small “dents” on your skin. This is the result of tissue loss on your skin after inflammation...

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