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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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Dupixent – New Hope for Children as Young as Age 6

There is new hope for children with atopic dermatitis (one of the most common forms of eczema.) The FDA has approved DupixentⓇ (dupilumab) injectable for children as young as ago 6. It was previously approved only for ages 12 and older. Up to this point, only topical remedies (such as corticosteroids) or phototherapy could be prescribed for children ages 6-11.

Atopic dermatitis affects approximately 13 percent of all children under the age of 18 in the United States and is considered a chronic, inflammatory condition that is a result of an overactive immune system response to triggers inside and outside the body.

DupixentⓇ, when used with, or even in place of, topical remedies, has been shown to help manage the inflammation deep beneath the surface that contributes to eczema flare-ups. In the pediatric (6-18 years of age) population, a DupixentⓇ injection is given either every two or four weeks, based on weight, following an initial loading dose. DupixentⓇ is intended for use under the guidance of a healthcare professional and can be given in a clinic or at home by self-administration after training by a healthcare professional. Schedule a consultation with the team at Windsor Dermatology to determine if DupixentⓇ is the right choice for your child. Call us today!

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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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Gifts for the Skin Care Enthusiast

You may have several skin care enthusiasts in your life. Chances are, they represent different varieties. For example, some skin care folks love to share their secrets and talk often about hydration, sun protection and other topics. Others may not realize they are skin care enthusiasts. They simply take good care of their skin and go about their business. Whether your loved ones fall in either category or another one, this gift guide has several ideas for the perfect present.

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Avoid Winter Dry Skin with Hydrafacial

The winter is here, and along with it are the perfect conditions to create dry skin. There is no time of year when it is more critical to hydrate your skin than in the winter months. Cold, windy and dry days are only compounded by indoor heaters and furnaces that remove the humidity indoors. Unfortunately, the combination of these elements leads to dehydrated skin, which is more prone to wrinkles and damage. Therefore, instead of sitting idly by this winter and those cold months wreak havoc on your face, try a Hydrafacial and revitalize your skin.

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Look Your Best this Holiday Season

Quick Ways Your Dermatologist Can Help

The holidays can provide families and individuals with some of the best memories of their lives. They are times filled with laughter, joy and love. Unfortunately, for all the laughs over the years, you have likely developed crow’s feet and laugh lines. While a sign of a happy life, these small creases can also lead to self-consciousness and people not feeling like their putting their best foot forward. Therefore, why not try improving your skin’s appearance before the holidays? You don’t have to spend a significant amount of time or money to achieve a younger and fresher looking appearance. Here are five quick ways to look younger before your next family gathering.

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