When a hair gets trapped and starts growing underneath the skin, it can create a bump and cause folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicle. Inflammatory cells (neutrophils) race to the area to kill bacteria around the jagged ingrown hair that is penetrating the follicular wall. This neutr...
If you have eczema, stay away from abrasive exfoliants and any kind of acid. They can make the problem much worse. You really need an emollient-rich moisturizer instead of a scrub. For someone with psoriasis, especially if it has formed a dry, silvery layer, try a cream or lotion containing salicyli
Beneath the elaborately woven levels of the epidermis lies the cement-like basement membrane, which glues the epidermis to the dermis. Lying under all those strata, the dermis seems as if it would be deeper down, but it's only one millimeter past the surface of your skin- less than the thickness...
Telogen effluvium, which is temporary, diffuse hair loss, commonly occurs due to stress or physical trauma, and it is often associated with hormonal imbalances. It can happen after having a baby or as a result of an illness, surgery, or emotional turmoil. Hair growth and shedding happen in three pha
Yes, but only until it's rinsed off. Truthfully, masks are like ChapStick for your face - an occlusive film over the surface that provides a nice, temporary fix. For someone with sensitive or rosacea skin, a mask packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients (such as aloe vera, allantoin, and chamomile)
In general, look for a broad-spectrum product that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. (UVC wavelengths are much shorter, and don't penetrate the atmosphere.) A facial lotion that contains one or two chemical sunscreens and at least one sunblock (titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) is perfectly
Water has always been thought to provide benefits for the skin, but drinking huge amounts of it isn't going to make you look even better. The body will simply eliminate the excess through urination. However, water intoxication is a real, although uncommon condition, and it can kill you. It causes...
Getting sunburned can have both short term and long term consequences. Sharecare expert Dr. Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains how you can avoid ever getting sunburned.
A sunscreen's SPF can be misleading, says dermatologist and Dr. Oz Show guest Ellen Marmur. In this video, Dr. Marmur tells Dr. Oz why you never get as much protection as the label promises, and how big a number you need in the sunscreen you buy.
Of course a sunscreen should protect against rays that burn says dermatologist and Dr. Oz Show guest Ellen Marmur. In this video, Dr. Marmur tells Dr. Oz why it's crucial to look for "broad spectrum protection" on the label.
The only way to get all-day sun protection is to put on your sunscreen in a cave -- and then never leave. In this video, dermatologist and Dr. Oz Show guest Ellen Marmur tells Dr. Oz how you can shield your skin all the hours you're in the sun.