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Dry Skin Causes
Dry skin is a problem that affects many people in varying degrees. Some people occasionally have mildly tight or flaky skin that goes away quickly with treatment. But other people have flaking and itching that bothers them constantly causing daily and nightly distress. Most of the factors below cause dry skin by affecting the stratum corneum , the top layer of the epidermis . The stratum corneum…

What's Your Best Tip For Applying Sunscreen Every Day?
Sunscreen is such an important part of a good skin care regimen. Do you apply sunscreen every day like you should? If so, how do you do it? Share your secret.

Beta Hydroxy Acid
There is only one beta hydroxy acid used as an exfoliant salicylic acid. Learn why this hydroxy acid causes less irritation than alpha hydroxy acids, and why it is used for wrinkles.

UVA Absorbers
These ingredients are used in sunscreens to absorb UVA radiation which is not measured by SPF.

Skin Care 101
Confused about all the skin care advice you read about or see on TV? The best way to take care of your skin is to cover the basics. Get the straight talk about skin care basics here.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Alpha hydroxy acids have been used for thousands of years for skin rejuvenation, with good reason. Find out more about which alpha hydroxy acids work and the side effects they can cause.

Causes of Dark Spots
Dark spots, or hyperpigmentation, can be caused by many factors. Some of these factors are preventable. Learn more about the conditions and chemicals that can cause dark spots.

A review of Mederma as a treatment for scars.

Understanding Moisturizer Ingredients
Moisturizing is one of the key components to a good skin care regimen, but what makes a good moisturizer? This article explores the anatomy of a moisturizer, outlining the key moisturizer ingredients and their function on the skin.

The Best Moisturizers for People with Eczema
People with eczema need a good moisturizer that replenishes the loss of natural oils from the skin. It is also important to have a moisturizer that doesn't irrit…

The Best Soaps For Eczema
Most soaps, especially bar soaps, dry the skin out. Liquid cleansers are much less damaging to the skin, but there are several types of liquid cleansers. The following are emollient-rich liquid cleansers that dry the skin out the least.

Best Moisturizers for Scaly Eczema
Moisturizers that contain alpha hydroxy acids work well on scaly skin because alpha hydroxy acids are exfoliants. These moisturizers work well for people with mild eczema because they do not contain any irritating ingredients. They should not be used on areas with broken skin because they can sting.

Ceramide Moisturizers
Ceramides are one of three types of lipids, or fats, that help keep moisture in the skin. Ceramide-containing moisturizers are a new breed of moisturizers that contain the same balance of lipids as your skin. Studies show that they help treat eczema, but they can be used by anyone with dry skin.

Because I only want to recommend products that have been proven to be effective, I have included i…

Learn more about the role ceramides play in eczema and psoriasis and new moisturizer technology that improves the skin's ability to retain water.

UVB Absorbers
These ingredients are used in sunscreens to absorb UVB radiation which is measured by SPF.

Dry Skin Prevention
Dry skin (xerosis) is a common problem and can lead to discomfort of the skin. This article covers tips to avoid dry skin.

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