Health + Wellness

Man preventing solar elastosis with Sunsafe Rx

What Is Solar Elastosis? How Can You Prevent And Treat It?

Solar Elastosis We’ve long know that prolonged exposure to sunlight harms human skin. Among the consequences, sun exposure not only ages your skin but also leaves you vulnerable to serious skin disorders. To keep your skin both healthy and more youthful-looking, it’s important to protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. By decreasing the damage the sun does to your skin, you can keep your skin looking its best while preventing serious skin conditions like solar elastosis. What is Elastosis? Elastosis refers to degenerative changes to the dermal layer of skin tissue. This is the layer of skin–beneath your epidermis–that...

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How To Prevent And Treat Eczema

Eczema Eczema is a skin condition and a general term for a range of skin irritations that cause the skin to become itchy and/or inflamed. The most common of these is atopic dermatitis, which is also known as atopic eczema. It involves dry, red, itchy skin that sometimes develops blisters and scaly patches. Most people develop eczema in their childhood and continue to experience flare-ups into adulthood. However, your can have clear, healthy skin; preventing eczema, and eczema treatment, are possible. Symptoms Itching often precedes an eczema rash. For people with lighter skin, the affected skin turns red or brown,...

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Woman with vitiligo

Vitiligo Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

What is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a disease that results in a loss of skin color. People suffering from vitiligo have blotches of white on their skin in various, unpredictable patterns. It can affect any part of your body and can also affect the inside of your mouth, hair, and even the color of your retinas. Although the condition can lead to low self-confidence, it is not life-threatening or contagious. While it is most noticeable in people with darker skin, anybody, with any skin type, is susceptible to developing it. Symptoms Symptoms of vitiligo include white patches on the skin caused...

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Nutrition Myths and Uncovering the Truth About Food

Common Nutrition Myths: Uncovering The Truth

As a sensible-minded person, you may be trying to find a way to eat healthier these days. With limited time and possibly money, you may also be tempted to turn to wonder cure-alls to provide the nutrition you need but might not have the time to consume. Unfortunately, the claims for superfoods, fad diets, and supplements, and what they can provide, may be misleading. While some supplements are made with ingredients that are effective and clinically trialed, many others are not as reliable. The same principle applies to many health-boosting wonderfoods and diets advertised by promoting stunning results. Here’s an...

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Woman with solar urticaria in sun wearing hat

Solar Urticaria Prevention And Treatment

What is Solar Urticaria? Solar urticaria (SU) is a rare skin condition characterized by hives, redness, and swelling of the skin. It is considered to be a form of light sensitivity and can result in pain and discomfort. It is caused by exposure to ultraviolet light and sometimes visible light. If you are susceptible you may even develop SU through light clothing. Researchers are not completely sure what causes solar urticaria, but it is believed that it is a type of allergic reaction to sunlight and/or other types of artificial light sources. It is classified as a physical urticaria. You...

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