skin health

What is seborrheic keratosis, moles, warts?

A clinician examines several moles on a patient’s back Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. As your skin ages, it’s natural for more bumps, spots and blemishes to crop up, says Shari Lipner, a dermatologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian in New York City. In many cases, they’re […]

Psoriasis: Everything You Need to Know

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes plaques, which are itchy or sore patches of thick, red, dry skin. While any part of your body can be affected, psoriasis plaques most often develop on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms, and feet. Like other autoimmune diseases, psoriasis occurs when your immune system — which normally attacks […]

Psoriasis and Other Autoimmune Diseases: Are You at Risk?

Having psoriasis makes you more likely to have certain other diseases. Find out about the connection. Despite its very visible appearance on your skin, psoriasis is fundamentally an autoimmune condition, not a skin woe. Autoimmune diseases share certain traits. With all autoimmune diseases, your body’s internal protection system misfires, and your body essentially begins attacking itself. […]

Stem Cells – The Ultimate Skin Renewal Product

This is the kind of advertisement we might be seeing in the not too far distant future given the pace of scientific discovery involving these amazing cells. OK, so it’s not yet possible to go out and buy a stem cell product you can rub on to (or inject into) your skin for guaranteed skin […]

Why Use Night Creams?

You are probably wondering – should you have separate day and night creams? With so many new lotions being launched every day, it can get really tricky to understand what type of cream do you need to keep your skin in check. If you generally go to bed without having used a night cream, you […]

Sauna Etiquette

Visiting a sauna can be a very relaxing and healing experience. Before you go, however, be sure to brush up on basic sauna etiquette so you do not embarrass yourself. Here are a few basic points to remember. 1. Make sure you familiarize yourself with local customs before you go For the purposes of this […]