If you have diabetes, you may know it can affect your heart, kidneys and nerves, particularly if the disease is poorly controlled. But did you know it can also cause dry, itchy skin? An estimated 79% of people who have diabetes mellitus, the most common form, experience skin issues such as dryness, itching and infections.
If you have bothersome patches of itchy, red skin, you want relief. But first you need to know what’s causing the problem. If you’ve ruled out insect bites, poison ivy and other types of allergic contact dermatitis, then eczema or psoriasis may be likely contenders. These skin problems can look somewhat alike at first glance,
If a day at the beach, in the pool, on the boat or in the yard has turned you into a lobster, you can be pretty sure of what comes next, in a few days or a week after the initial sunburn: peeling skin. And with it, perhaps, a strong temptation to pull off the
When you wake up in the morning, what do you do? Make coffee, brush your teeth, get dressed? Shave or put on makeup? If that’s all, you’re missing a few things. No matter your gender or skin type, it’s important to wash your face in the morning, smooth on some moisturizer and apply sunscreen —
Updated June 25, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a face mask has become as normal as wearing clothes (or at least sweatpants, for those sheltering in place). Some people wear one only to grocery shop or take a walk; others, such as healthcare workers, wear one all day long. While a mask helps protect
Frequent hand-washing may be key to staying healthy, especially now and during cold and flu season, but it can really take a toll on your skin. That goes double in winter, when colder temps and drier air conspire to zap skin of the natural oils that maintain moisture and provide a protective barrier. This can
When we talk about menstrual skin, we’re talking about a whole range of skin problems women can encounter during their menstrual cycle each month. Between the ages of 10-15, most girls begin to menstruate, i.e., they start getting their monthly period. This shedding of tissues and blood from the uterine lining occurs every month for
Updated: November 19, 2020 There’s nothing worse than dry skin in winter…except maybe itchy skin in winter. Let’s face it: For most of us, winter skin is not our best skin. But the right winter skin care routine can help skin maintain that healthy summer glow. What puts the “dry” in dry winter skin? Winter