Psoriasis is a skin condition that is genetic and presents with scaly, itchy plaques on the skin. There are many types of psoriasis and 30% of patients with psoriasis have arthritis. Both can now be treated with a class of medications known as biologics.
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- What is psoriasis?
How can I prevent brown spots on my face?
YouBeauty answeredDaily use (rain or shine!) of SPF 30 or greater is your strongest ally against developing brown spots on your face. David Bank, MD, president of the New York State Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, prefers sunscreens containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, referring to physical sunscreen ingredients that some experts feel are more reliable than their chemical counterparts.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Are preservatives in skin care products necessary?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredCosmetic manufacturers add preservatives to skin-care products for several reasons. Preservatives prevent bacteria and fungus from growing in a product container. They also protect cosmetic products from the damaging effects of light and air.
Unfortunately, some preservatives may irritate the skin. However, preservative-free skin care products may become contaminated with bacteria, which could cause an infection.
If you can't tolerate skin-care products with preservatives, ask a dermatologist (a doctor who treats skin problems) to recommend brands that may be safe for you.
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