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Eczema

New research is rolling through clinical trials as one particular healthy skin bacteria, Roseomonas mucosa, shows success at reducing symptoms of eczema (AKA atopic dermatitis). In models and then humans who had R. Mucosa transferred to their skin from people with healthy skin, eczema sufferers found they had milder symptoms, required less steroids, and had less […]

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Winter is almost over, and that means the thick, bulky layers are about to come off to be replaced by swimsuits—showing off all your lovely skin. But if your skin needs a little help? Maybe winter has left you dry, or you have chronic problems like eczema, acne (especially body acne!), or, come sweaty summer, […]

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Winter Skin Care

December 5, 2013

Winter is the worst time of year for your skin (well, unless you’re super into tanning, but that can go year round). Winter is dry, it’s cold, the sun can still be harsh, and you’re less likely to care. But good skin care is critical to good aging, so it’s important to keep it up […]

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What’s That Rash? Part 2

September 17, 2013

So many things can turn your skin red (or tan, if you’re darker). Here’s a follow up list of possible causes to that new patch: An oval shaped rash that follows a head cold or sinus infection? This is a mild rash called pityriasis rosea, and it might be caused by a virus (there’s evidence […]

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Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, usually onsets in early childhood as red itchy skin, similar to a rash. Eczema is a type of skin inflammation, and is often related to having allergies, or a family history (of either allergies or eczema). In particular, those with asthma or hay fever are more prone to eczema. Eczema is […]

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