Got sensitive skin? Do not use alcohol-laden skincare products

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We keep experimenting with new products available in the market in the hope to get flawless glowing skin. But it’s important to know your skin type before try on any new products. People with sensitive skin need to be extra careful while choosing skin care products as they are more prone to inflammation or adverse reactions. Also Read – Skincare Awareness Month: Foods that can help you get that radiant look

Skin becomes sensitive when its natural barrier function is compromised, leading to excessive water loss and allowing the penetration of irritants. Facial flaking, redness, rashes, swelling, scaling, roughness itching, burning, tightness, and prickling are some symptoms of sensitive skin. Exposure to sunlight or some ingredients in cosmetics and cleansers may exacerbate these symptoms. Also Read – Skincare Awareness Month: Ancient beauty secrets that have stood the test of time

Ingredients to avoid if you have sensitive skin

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How to manage the skin condition

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If your skin itches and turns red from time to time, you might have eczema. This skin condition is very common in children, but adults can get it too.

“Atopic eczema is incredibly difficult on patients and their families, seriously impacting their daily lives and ultimately affecting quality of life,” says Dr Alicia McMaster, Head of Medical for Speciality Care at Sanofi.

“An individual’s overall health and wellbeing can be severely impaired by the disease. Patients and families are at the core of this year’s World Atopic Eczema Day.

“Working together with the Allergy Foundation South Africa, on September 14 we will come together and unite for action and recognition of the importance of this disease. Together, we #CareForAtopicEczema. It connects everyone who shares the consequences of the illness and encourages them to talk about their

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The Gen Z founders of a boutique skincare brand tackling chronic skin conditions and stigma

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This is an installment in a special series, Startup Year One, interviewing startup founders about the major lessons they learned in the immediate aftermath of their businesses’ first year of operation.

a person posing for the camera: Olamide Olowe co-founder of Topicals.

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Olamide Olowe co-founder of Topicals.

At 23-years-old, Olamide Olowe is purported to be the youngest Black woman to raise over $2 million in venture capital funding ($2.6 million to be exact). This year, she and cofounder Claudia Teng founded Topicals, a skincare brand with high-end beauty products intended to treat sensitive skin conditions at lesser price points.

As two young women of color, Olowe and Teng said they grew up settling for products that didn’t really serve them or represent their skin. With Topicals, they want to create an inclusive community around positive and authentic discussions about their skin.  And as chronic skin conditions often lead to serious mental health issues as a result of

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Skin detoxification: Know all about it

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Skin detoxification is the in thing today with many products and treatments claiming to offer just this. But what exactly is detoxing. In simple words, it means to get rid of get rid of toxins accumulated in the body. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it needs detoxing from time to time too. Environmental pollution, the grime and dust, all take a toll on this organ. Your skin starts looking dull and wrinkles and fine lines make an appearance. But unlike your other organs like lungs, liver, kidneys, and colon, your skin does not have the ability to get rid of toxins on its own. Also Read – 6 bad habits that can give you dark circles

But most skin detoxing procedures and products may sometimes adversely affect your skin. Excessive cleansing and exfoliation can deplete the skin’s outermost layer. This can cause damage to your

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Poor Air Quality & Pollution Can Wreak Havoc On Your Skin. Here’s How To Protect It

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The apocalyptic orange skies over California and Oregon caused by recent wildfires and subsequent smog have millions of Americans worried about air quality and pollution more than ever. Though uniquely visible on the West Coast, climate change is taking effect all across the country (and the world), which means there’s an urgent need to figure out how to protect skin from polluted air now.

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To help understand the issue, we spoke with the expert: licensed dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD, better known as Dr. Loretta, a clinician and brand founder who has been studying the relationship between environmental aggressors and the skin for more than 40 years. She says that, in addition to the obvious threats to our health, air pollution can cause a slew of skin issues, from age spots and wrinkles to acne breakouts. Ahead, she educates us on the best practices for

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Medical student Malone Mukwende’s book on why brown skin matters meets with ‘phenomenal’ response

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A British medical student says there’s been a “phenomenal” global response to his handbook about how conditions look on black and brown skin.

Malone Mukwende developed the Mind the Gap: A handbook of clinical signs in black and brown skin, with the backing of St George’s, University of London, after he noticed disparities in medical care.

“I realised that the problem may lay in the fact that we’re not often taught on darker skins,” he said.

“So that’s where I knew that I kind of had to do something to address this problem, because there was nothing that I could see being done.”

The free online handbook details the clinical presentations on skin of colour for more than 20 conditions including swelling, nail pitting, jaundice, meningococcal disease, bruising, chickenpox and measles.

He said it had had received an enthusiastic response around the world in the three weeks since it was

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Global Skin Tears Treatment Industry 2020-2025: Shift Towards Advanced Skin Tears Treatment Protocols –

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Skin Tears Treatment Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020-2025)” report has been added to’s offering.

Certain factors that are driving the market growth include increasing incidence of acute wounds and injuries, and shift towards advanced skin tears treatment protocols.

Moreover, the skin tears treatment market is driven by technological advances, ageing population, initiatives taken by the government, and a pressing need for swift and safer treatment of acute as well as chronic wounds. The growing prevalence of several lifestyle disorders is leading to chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcer, venous leg ulcer, and pressure ulcer is one of the key factors estimated to encourage the growth of the skin tears treatment market in the coming years.

Attempts to lower the duration of the hospital stay in order to reduce the surgical healthcare expenses and the growing inclination toward products that enhance therapeutic outcomes

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Popular high blood pressure drug linked to increased skin cancer risk in older Australians

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Popular high blood pressure drug linked to increased skin cancer risk in older Australians
The popular high blood pressure drug, hydrochlorothiazide, has been linked to a higher risk of developing malignant melanoma and lip cancer in older Australians. Credit: Shutterstock

Hydrochlorothiazide—one of the most prescribed high blood pressure drugs in Australia—has shown links to increased risks of developing skin cancer among older Australians, a new study by UNSW Sydney researchers shows.

The drug contains photosynthesising properties, which can make skin more sensitive to the sun.

The findings are based on a big data analysis of skin cancer rates in a case-control study among older Australians. The results, published in Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, support similar findings from previous international studies.

“We found increased risk for developing malignant melanoma and squamous cell cancer of the lip (lip cancer) with hydrochlorothiazide use,” says Dr. Benjamin Daniels, lead author of the study and research fellow at UNSW Medicine’s Centre for Big Data Research in Health

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Wine Effects on Skin Can Be Lessened With Right Brand

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As a former beauty editor and skin-care brand founder, Courtney Dunlop has long geeked out on the science behind how what you put on or in your body affects your skin. The excitement she has over calling up a derm to talk science is on the level of how most people would feel talking to their favorite celebrity.

She’s also always loved a good glass of wine. It was something she had in common with her friend Michelle Feldman, a former flight attendant and certified esthetician. Both from Springfield, Missouri, Dunlop and Feldman partnered together to open up a spa (open by appointment only), and launch a skin-care line Good Skin Day. At their beauty events, the wine flowed freely. “People were always surprised to see us drinking wine because we had great skin and really cared about skin care,” Dunlop says. Instead of asking about the products, event-goers would

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