Category Skin Care

How to Heal Dry Winter Skin

lotion on dry skin

Winter temperatures can affect the skin causing it to dry up in some parts.  You might have noticed your hands beginning to crack and become itchy, your lips cracking a bit, and the legs becoming scaly. This is caused by the air drying up due to the reduction in the atmospheric moisture.

The cold winter demands that you take good care of your skin. While there are natural ways of maintaining the skin, several medical supplies in Boca Raton provide desirable results. Here are five ways to heal that dry and chapped skin.

Moisturize More

Although it should be a habit for healthy skin, the cold winter requires that you moisturize your skin more often.  Be sure to consider your skin type and choose an oil-based moisturizer as opposed a water-based one as the former traps moisture better...

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How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for Your Skin Type

You’re wise to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about one in five Americans will get skin cancer sometime in their lives. This condition is caused by overexposure to UV rays 90 percent of the time.

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Taking the Ouch out of Summer Sunburn

summer sunburn, Boca Raton, FloridaSummer brings a welcome change of routine for many of us. But being outdoors more often, in the more intense rays of summertime, makes us vulnerable to summer sunburn.

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Avoiding a Nasty Summer Fungus Infection

summer fungus infection, Boca Raton, FloridaSummer’s on the way, bringing the opportunity for fun in the sun and perhaps time in the pool. Unfortunately, while enjoying the perks of warmth and sunshine all across the country, many people will contract a summer fungus infection.

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Keeping Your Skin Healthy And Sore-Free When You’re In A Wheelchair

keeping your skin healthy in wheelchair, Boca Raton, FloridaWhen you’re in a wheelchair, you’re more vulnerable to skin problems and injuries, like pressure sores and abrasions. Keeping your skin healthy is a priority.

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Healing Measures For A Chronic Wound

healing measures for a chronic wound, Boca Raton, FloridaDo you or does someone you care for have a chronic, slow-healing or recurring wound (a sore that keeps coming back)? The best way to ease discomfort and maintain overall health is to care for the wound properly. There are many healing measures for a chronic wound. Always consult with your doctor, and with his or her OK, follow these suggestions:

  • Don’t take aspirin or other medications that inhibit the body’s natural wound repair and immune system. Ask your doctor for a list of medications that you should avoid for the short term.
  • Eat fresh, vitamin-rich foods, including lots of veggies and fruits, to speed wound healing. Vitamin C is important for collagen production. Vitamins A and C and the minerals zinc and copper are also essential...
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Compression Stockings: Your Best Insurance Against Skin Ulcers

compression stockings, Boca Raton, FloridaSkin ulcers are slow-healing open wounds that are most commonly experienced on the lower extremities. A variety of circulatory ailments that cause fluid accumulation in the legs can lead to the development of these painful sores. If you’re prone to them, there’s a simple preventive measure — compression stockings, which help to control fluid accumulation in the legs.

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