All posts by Windsor Dermatology

The Power of Botox Isn’t Just Skin Deep

When you hear the term “Botox,” you probably envision middle-aged men and women being injected with needles to minimize their wrinkles. While it does offer incredible cosmetic results, its power goes much deeper than your skin. Here are some of the top non-cosmetic ways this treatment can improve your life.

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Show Your Skin a Little Love

It’s not uncommon for skin to become irritated, inflamed and susceptible to breakouts. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology reports that more than 50 million Americans suffer from acne annually.  Whether you deal with breakouts regularly or you have eczema or other common conditions, it’s important to combat the problem by avoiding irritants. Here are a few suggestions for how to repair your skin with love.

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Keep Your Skin Kissable on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means many people are planning romantic getaways and dietary indulgences they wouldn’t normally participate in. As fun as it can be to spritz on perfume and enjoy a night out on the town – exposing your body to new environments and substances, can be hard on your skin. In fact, you may even suffer from hives and other allergic reactions as a result of your Valentine’s Day escapades. Here’s what you should know about common skin allergies and how you can avoid them to keep your skin kissably soft on Valentine’s Day.

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Rosacea

Combat Winter Redness with These Tips and Tricks

Rosacea is a common skin disorder that affects many people. It is characterized by redness mainly on the face, around the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Unfortunately, the cold, dry air of the winter often seems to exacerbate this condition. However, there are steps you can take to combat the effects of the winter months.

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Are Hot Baths Putting Your Skin at Risk?

There is nothing better than taking hot baths after a long, grueling and chilly winter day, right? Wrong. While the hot water may feel wonderful against your skin, it is actually harming it, depleting natural oils, possibly worsening conditions like eczema and even causing inflammation. As excellent as a long, hot bath may feel at the moment, the risks to your skin can make it not worth it. Therefore, what can you do to protect your skin and still feel rejuvenated?

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Melanoma Awareness: Winter Sun Exposure

When people think about skin cancer, they often don’t realize that there are different varieties, with melanoma being among the most serious. The most important step for preventing any type of skin cancer is year-round protection against harmful UV rays. While many people believe the sun is harmless in the winter, nothing could be further from the truth. The winter months do show a decrease in UV radiation levels, but that doesn’t mean they are nonexistent. A protective skincare routine is essential even when skies are overcast.

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New Year, New Hair

Most people are familiar with the harmful effects of cold weather on skin. However, fewer people realize those winter months can be equally damaging to your hair. The dryness and constant shifting from chilly outdoors to the heated indoors can wreak havoc on your follicles. That makes it important to switch up your hair care regimen and take extra special care of your locks.

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Knowing Your Skin

Everyone has their own unique skin type. Certain lotions or face creams might work wonders for you, but do nothing for your friend. Skin can be categorized into a few basic types that describe your skin’s most relevant issue. If you have tried the hottest skin care products with little success, it may be because they simply weren’t suited to your skin type. Learn about the most common skin types so you can identify your own.

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Holiday Recovery

Most people look forward to the seasonal celebrations that break up the dark and cold that come with winter. It’s a great time to be around friends and family, but the sugar, alcohol and indulgent foods at those parties can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are some of the most common triggers for breakouts and how you can avoid letting them damage your skin during the holidays.

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