Skin Concerns

DRY & DEHYDRATED SKIN

Problem: There’s a difference between dry and dehydrated skin, yet both tend to feel the same—just plain dry. Dryness refers to a skin type, while dehydration refers to a skin condition. Dry skin has a lack of oil, or lipids, skin without lipids needs to retain moisture and build a strong barrier to protect against …

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UNDER EYE CIRCLES

Problem: Dark circles under the eyes are common in men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make you appear tired and older than you are. Though they can affect anyone, dark circles are most common in people who are elderly, have a genetic predisposition to this condition; are from non-white ethnic groups …

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INGROWN HAIR

Problem: A shaved or tweezed hair that grows back into the skin, causing inflammation. The main symptoms are small, solid bumps and small, pus-filled blisters. Ingrown hairs can become infected leading to cysts. At first, you might notice a small pimple-like bump that has a hair at its surface. It may also be red in …

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KERATOSIS PILARIS – KP

Problem: Keratosis Pilaris (KP for short) results from the buildup of keratin — a hard protein that protects skin from harmful substances and infection. It is a common, harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and small bumps, usually found on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks. The bumps don’t hurt or itch, …

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PSORIASIS

Problem: Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Psoriasis is now known to be caused by genetic factors and affecting between 2% and 4% of the population. Although there are many patterns, the vast majority of patients present …

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PIGMENTATION

Problem: Pigmentation marks are patches of skin that become darker than surrounding areas. Also known as hyperpigmentation the condition includes age spots, melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Pigmentation results from an uneven distribution of melanin over the skin surface due to uneven melanin production by the melanocytes. Melanin is a naturally occurring pigment found in the …

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ROSACEA

Problem: Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that most often affects the face. Rosacea worsens with time if left untreated. It is often mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy. Rosacea is episodic and can vary from one flare-up to the next. Solution: There is no cure for rosacea. However, there are various …

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COUPEROSE

Problem: Couperose is a type of Rosacea evident as chronic redness appearing on the face. It appears as small, dilated, winding, bright red blood vessels on cheeks, around the nose, and sometimes on the chin. Often mistaken for an allergy or eczema, it usually affects the face on the cheeks nose and chin, and is …

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ACNE

Problem: Acne is a condition observed in the skin as blackheads (open comedones), whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. Sebum and dead skin cells contribute to inflammatory acne, due to a thickened epidermis and over production of oils in the skin – bacteria causes infection deep beneath the skin’s surface. Acne is not …

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