Skin is the largest organ in your body, and it is also one of the few that is constantly exposed to the elements –wind and rain, hot and cold, allergens and irritants, and more. In addition, skin is the gatekeeper to the rest of the body; it works to keep harmful things out and to hold beneficial things in. These two attributes together shine a light on how important it is for us to protect our skin as much as we can. If we protect our skin, our skin will protect us. So, what are the main concerns that we need to protect our skin from?
Colloidal Oatmeal, created by grinding oats into a fine powder, is an ingredient used for dry, itchy or irritated skin. It is also one of the few ingredients that has stood the test of time; oatmeal was used for skin care as far back as Ancient Egypt!
When kids start wearing jewelry, make-up, different clothing materials and new skin care products, it is not uncommon for itchy & rashy skin to appear. It can take time to learn what specific ingredients and substances cause a reaction an individual person.
We know that rashes and itchy skin are very common in childhood, but what are some specific skin issues that children experience?
Summer is a popular time to partake in all that nature has to offer us, which is so much! Glistening lakes, centuries-old trees, impossibly deep caverns, flowers in an array of vibrant colors…so many things to see! While you’re out exploring, don’t let skin problems hold you back! Here are a few things to pack & remember for your outdoor adventures this season.
Summer also seems to bring out all sorts of itchy & irritated skin! When your skin is inflamed or has rashes after a day at the pool or following a hike, what is that rash & how can you treat it?
Another common skin disease that kids often get, especially in the fall, is pityriasis rosea. Chances are you have never heard of this rash, so let’s dive right into what it is!
If your school was like mine, for several years in elementary school, every now and then everyone would wait in a line at the school nurse’s office to be checked with lice. They would part your hair with those thick popsicle stick-like things as they searched your hair for lice.
Did you know that about 1 in 10 kids develop eczema? As you can tell by the statistic, eczema is very common children, often appearing before age 5 (this is true for about 90% of all eczema sufferers). Eczema goes away by adulthood in about half of all people who had it in childhood.
Making the switch from plastic, kiddie “dress-up” jewelry to regular jewelry? Here are just a few things to keep in mind:
Travelling for the summer?! I love to travel and see other parts of this country as well as the world (I just went to Perugia for Umbria jazz!) and summer is often a nice time to travel because it’s typically not the rainy season (or the snowy season) in most places so you can better see the sights and not have to pack so much for weather. How does travelling affect your skin care? What are the essentials to bring?
We’re in Orange County; who doesn’t love going to the beach or the pool? With our great weather, we can go year-round, but in the summer, the kids are out of school so we all tend to spend more time there! In this blog post, I just want to give you a few things to look out for at the beach, on the ocean, and at the pool to keep your skin healthy!
So you found a vacation spot without any mosquitoes, spiders, or poisonous plants? Awesome! Alas, if you brought your skin with you there are still some skin conditions that are especially common in the summer that can still find you J: Heat Rash, Swimmer's Itch, Hives & Sunburn.
We’ve talked bugs, so now let’s talk about plants & other possible skin irritants that you may experience in the great outdoors! When something that you have touched irritates your skin and leads to rashes or other skin conditions, we call that “contact dermatitis.”
Whether you’re going camping or just going for a picnic, hiking in the mountains or walking through a park, bugs can find you. If you have never gotten a bug bite, congratulations! You are one of the lucky ones; somehow you are the Brussels sprouts at the bug buffet.