Skin Care

Joyce Hollman

Simple diet changes that relieve skin and joint inflammation

Considering the risks of some medical treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis — topical steroids that raise blood pressure and expensive biologics — the possibility of living symptom-free with simple dietary changes is a game-changer. But that’s just what happened when scientists put the standard American diet to the test against foods that heal instead of harm…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The fruit that guards against sunburn, UV damage and skin cancer

We all need a little sunshine in our lives. It’s an important source of vitamin D. Get too much sun, though, and UV damage can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. But there’s a tasty way to give yourself an extra layer of sun protection and guard against sunburn…

Joyce Hollman

6 head-to-toe reasons to use marula oil

The average person has about 22 square feet of skin. In fact, your skin is your body’s largest organ and the biggest barrier between you and disease. Natural oils keep skin healthy and flexible. You probably know about coconut oil for your skin and hair. But it may be time to try something new… Dry, […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How not to wash away your skin’s natural barrier and cancer protection

According to research, the way most of us shower could increase our risks for eczema and even skin cancer. Here’s what you need to know about getting clean, plus the only three areas you should soap in the shower…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to prevent skin damage from wearing a face mask during the pandemic

After weeks of experts saying we shouldn’t wear face masks, the CDC reversed that recommendation. But even though masks might decrease your risk of picking up COVID-19, they can cause irritation that leads to breaks in the skin barrier that can invite infection. Here’s how to prevent that…

Virginia Tims-Lawson

How you can use ‘vitamin F’ to slow premature aging

Although skincare experts have coined the term, vitamin F is not a real vitamin. In fact, the F simply stands for fat. Specifically, vitamin F is two types of fatty acids – linoleic acid (an Omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (an Omega-3). These acids are now the hottest trend in skincare. And here’s why…