What Is Hyperkeratosis of the Hands?

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Hyperkeratosis, or hand dermatitis, as some dermatologists call it, is when the outer layer of a person’s skin thickens. “This outer layer contains a tough, protective protein called keratin,” resulting in corns, calluses, warts, chronic eczema and other anomalies. Often, the skin thickens as a reaction to our body protecting itself against “rubbing, pressure and other forms of local irritation.” What Causes Hyperkeratosis? Working with chemicals that irritate the skin The sun’s  Read More

How to Treat Eczema if You Have Sensitive SkinEczema

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Eczema is a common affliction of the skin that affects approximately 3% of American children and adults. The condition can impact any part of the body and is usually characterized by one or more of the following symptoms: Intense itching – the most common symptom Red, inflamed patches Scaling, thickened skin Dry, sensitive skin Recurring rash Rough patches Swelling If you suffer from eczema, you are all too aware of the uncomfortable the symptoms can be, and how  Read More

How to Avoid Burns and Skin Damage This Summer

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You know you should wear SPF every time you leave the house to protect your skin against burns and damage from the sun, but are you guilty of other summer habits that could be ageing your skin and putting it at risk? Don’t Use Citrus On Your Skin in the Sun Lemon often finds its way into DIY skincare recipes, such as when you want to lighten dark spots or freckles caused by previous sun damage. But citrus and UV light don't make for a happy combination. When you've used citrus on your skin  Read More