Zinc is an essential mineral needed for the growth and repair of healthy skin. It plays a key role in immune function, is required for a whole host of enzymatic processes, and has even been found to help reduce diaper rash and acne. What’s more, getting enough zinc can help prevent warts! Continue reading
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Acne in Winter
If you suffer from winter acne, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people find that when the cold weather hits, so do outbreaks of spots, pustules, blemishes, and painful acne.
So, what causes acne in winter, and what can you do about it? Continue reading
Natural Treatments for Hyperpigmentation
Sun exposure, other types of skin damage, and hormonal disruption can all result in hyperpigmentation of the skin, i.e. darker patches of skin caused by excess melanin production and/or build-up.
Hyperpigmentary disorders such as melasma, café au lait spot and solar lentigo are typically treated through the use of topical agents that disrupt the activity of tyrosinase, a key enzyme in the production of melanin (melanogenesis), but natural treatments for hyperpigmentation are also gaining attention. Continue reading
Skin Tags and Other Skin Disorders as an Early Sign of Diabetes
Skin tags might appear innocuous, and in many cases they are, but what if these dermatological anomalies could act as an early warning sign for a more serious health issue?
In a paper published earlier this year in the Spanish journal Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas, Gómez and colleagues investigated the association between skin tags and diabetes, asking if acanthosis nigricans, skin tags, keratosis pilaris and even plantar hyperkeratosis could be a useful indicator of underlying metabolic issues in patients as yet undiagnosed with diabetes.