Category Archives for Skin Care

What Causes Ringworms?

Ringworm is defined as any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin and generally classified by its location on the body; the hair and nails can also be affected. The medical term for ringworm is tinea and it is highly contagious. It spreads from direct contact with an infected person or animal. It can also spread when if persons share personal belongings such as towels, clothing, or sports gear. In animals,...

Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

Laser treatment for spider veins come in various forms. Among them are long-pulse Nd, long-pulse alexandrite, yag lasers and diode. Although there are many ways to remove spider veins, laser is considered to be one of the safest methods. How the Treatment Works The laser produces a concentrated light beam. The light wavelength is pointed to the blood pigment. The laser heats and eliminates the veins. In about a month or six weeks, the vein will dissipate. During the therapy, the energy is transmitted...

What Causes Hives?

Hives are also known as urticaria, welts, wheals, or nettle rash. It is a red, raised, itchy skin rash that is sometimes triggered by something that produces an allergic reaction – an allergen. When there is an allergic reaction the body releases a protein called histamine. When histamine is released our capillaries (tiny blood vessels) leak fluid. The fluid accumulates in the skin and causes a rash. The wheals usually occur in batches, and frequently appear on the face or the extremities (arms,...

Facial Treatment

Facial skin is the most sensitive, thus, needs special care. To obtain a flawless, smooth complexion that glows, sticking to a facial care regimen is important. Finding the perfect cleansing-exfoliating-moisturizing schedule for your skin type is the basic first step. However, it is not always an assurance that you can avoid common facial skin disease such as acne. The Problematic Acne Acne is considered a misfortune for beauty-conscious individuals and otherwise. It is something that nobody wants...

Hair Loss Treatment

In lay man’s terms, hair loss basically means a state or condition when your hair is lacking where it used to grow a lot. The connotation, of course, is that the loss of hair usually occurs on the head. Hair loss is a condition that is also called alopecia, which is often seen as unpleasant or unwelcome. Understanding Alopecia All of our hairs grow in a cycle. They begin by growing on your head, then they rest, and finally fall out. This hair cycle is usually repeated year in and year out. If you...

Acne Treatment

Acne is known to be a common problem among teenagers. However, this disorder is also prone to strike anyone of any age. There are a lot of preventive measures one can take. And there are also acne treatments available for those who currently have this skin disorder. Nevertheless, those who have acne are advised to discern the myths from the facts regarding its treatment. Understanding its causes and who is prone to be affected will also help sifting what treatments work and which ones don’t. Defining...

Canker Sore Remedy

Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, is a kind of ulcer that is typically found in the mouth. Canker sores appear as shallow, painful sores inside the mouth or upper throat. They may also occur on the tongue or on the inside of the cheeks and lips and the base of the gums. They may occur as single sores or in clusters. Canker sores usually start with a tingling or burning sensation and within a few days, a red spot or bump appears. These sores sometimes have a white coating on them. Canker...

Bee Sting Remedy

A bee sting strictly means a sting from a bee (honey bee, bumblebee, sweat bee etc). In the vernacular it can mean a sting of a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellowjacket. The insects that are most likely to cause medical problems are bees (including the domestic honey bee, its Africanized “killer bee” race, and the bumble bee), wasps which include the paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets, and ants including the fire ant. These insects are all in the Hymenoptera order, and thus stings from...