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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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Young woman applying sunscreen on her face in snowy mountains in winter.

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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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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Reduce the Effects of Stress Over the Holiday Season

The holiday season is meant to be a joyous and emotionally invigorating time of year. However, while there are likely a plethora of celebrations and laughs to come this season, the holidays can also lead to stress. Unfortunately, stress can have several health-related side effects, some of which affect your complexion and skin health. To learn why and how stress impacts your skin, continue reading.

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Give the Gift of Skin Care

Consider Cosmetic Dermatology this Holiday Season

Gift-giving can be one of the most joyous and also the most stressful aspects of the holiday season. On the one hand, it feels good to give loved ones a present and watch as they light up while unwrapping and unboxing something you spent time and money on. On the other hand, it is incredibly nerve-wracking trying to uncover the mystery that is someone else’s wants and desires. You never want to become the fruit-cake lady or the person with the bad present ideas. Thankfully, there are sincere and good-hearted gifts that are nearly universal. Skincare gifts can show someone that you care about their health and well-being.

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