DRY WINTER SKIN

One of the ironies of winter weather is that the cold air is so dry that it resembles desert air. Consequently, dry skin is one of winter’s itchiest conditions. Dry skin is not only an outdoor problem. Central heating, space heaters, wood stoves, and other heating...

MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

Psoriasis is a painful chronic condition characterized by a buildup of dead skin cells and dry, itchy, red patches. These symptoms are caused by immune system over-activity that inflames the skin and is also associated with increased levels of C-reactive protein,...

PSORIASIS IN GREATER CONTEXT

Psoriasis is a well-known skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Psoriasis sufferers have skin cells that rise to the surface too quickly, leaving insufficient time for old skin cells to slough off, resulting in a buildup of dead skin cells. While it...

TREATING RED, OILY, FLAKY SKIN

The chronic inflammatory skin condition known as “seborrheic dermatitis” creates a red, oily rash with white flaky scales in areas where sebaceous (oil-producing) glands are most abundant. These areas include the scalp, forehead, eyebrows, nose creases,...