How to Care for the Biggest Organ in Your Body

Biggest Organ in Your BodyYou read that right… your skin is not only an organ, it’s the biggest organ in your body. Face it… your skin is everywhere! Regardless of your shape or size, your skin is huge. In fact, at this very moment, you’ve got about 19 million skin cells… per square inch … which equals about 20 feet of skin! And all those varied areas of skin all over your body can make it tough to care for, especially considering the fact that the skin in different areas of your body gets different types of exposures. That means that each area’s skin requires different types of care. Think about it. The skin on your face is vastly different from, say, the skin on your feet, isn’t it? Just one reason is because the skin on your face is constantly exposed to the world, whereas the skin on your feet isn’t. Another reason is because the skin on your feet gets a whole different kind of beating compared to that of your face. So what do you do to care for the various areas of skin located all over your body? Here are some tips from dermatologists about how to care for the many different types of skin your body contains.
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How to Prevent Sun Damage in Winter

Sun Damage in WinterEveryone loves the magic and allure of a winter wonderland, with its Christmas sparkle and rich, crystal beauty. But nobody loves what winter’s harsh winds and dry air can do to their skin. First, there are those harmful UV rays. Did you know they can age you faster than just about everything else? This is a fact, which is why you not only need sunscreen on those days you head out for a sunny day at the beach; you also need it through the winter to minimize the sun’s effects, especially for skin cancer prevention. Then there’s the cold. Those frosty winds whipping around your face and other skin surfaces can dry out your skin, leaving it rough and scaly. And, finally, because of all those frigid temps, you’re likely turning up the heat inside your home, which is like adding insult to injury on your poor skin cells. And there you have it… the perfect combination for turning soft, supple skin into a veritable alligator bag. Following are some tips from dermatologists in New Jersey on how to prevent sun damage to skin in winter.
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Fun Facts about Skin

Facts about SkinSkin is a funny thing. We see it all day every day, but most of us probably don’t give our skin much thought most of the time (over and above those little signs of aging, that is). You see it every time you look in the mirror. You see it right in front of you all day long. In fact, your skin is probably one of the first things you see when you wake up in the morning.

But just how much do you really know about your skin? For instance, did you know that, like your heart, your liver, and your lungs, your skin is actually an organ? It’s true, but to be more precise, your skin just happens to be the largest organ in your body. And, besides being the human body’s largest organ, the skin has loads of other cool things going on, as it’s definitely one of the most fascinating organs in the body. Here are more fun facts about skin from top dermatologists in New Jersey that might just make you, well, jump out of your skin!
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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health Benefits of Apple Cider VinegarEverybody’s looking for ways to get healthy. And most of us wouldn’t mind finding little shortcuts to that good health. In fact, daily health tips are among the most trending Internet subjects ever, and the reason is pretty obvious. People are too busy these days to spend hours every day at the gym or reading about staying healthy. They’d rather do it! And that’s why apple cider vinegar has gained so much popularity in the United States and throughout the world. But it’s not just a fleeting fad, like many other daily health tips you read about. The health benefits of apple cider vinegar have been known for centuries. It’s been used for a number of ailments for thousands of years. Thankfully, its use throughout history as a health booster has been recorded and is still known today. In fact, today apple cider vinegar’s effectiveness for aiding in the cure of many medical conditions is even more prevalent than ever. It’s also been known throughout history that apple cider vinegar has many cosmetic uses. Following is helpful information about some of the most beneficial uses for apple cider vinegar. Continue reading

How to Keep Skin Healthy During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Skin HealthSkin professionals and will tell you, pregnancy puts some strain on your skin. While carrying your bundle of joy will probably be worth it, don’t be surprised by bouts of acne, unwanted hair growth and other skin problems that only happen because of pregnancy.

What you might not know is that there are certain skincare products that aren’t safe to use and you might want some professional guidance on what products you can use.  When you are thinking of becoming pregnant or right after you hear the joyous news you should consult a dermatologist in NJ for advice, but in the meantime here are some tips on keeping your skin healthy during a pregnancy. Continue reading

7 Skincare Tips For Summer

Summer Skincare TipsSo you’ve survived the harsh climate changed winter and you’re looking forward to bathing in the hot sun. Yet your skin has been wrapped up for months and you need some way to prepare for the different challenges posed by sunshine. Here are seven skincare tips for when it’s hot out, as told by skincare experts and echoed by certified dermatologists in New Jersey. Some of these gems of advice are meant to make you look pretty, while others are meant to protect your health, such as drinking water and using sunscreen. Continue reading

8 Foods That Are Bad for Your Skin

Foods That Are Bad for Your SkinScience tells us that your skin is pretty much what you eat. You can eat foods that stop cancer — with orange peels as a surprising albeit mostly inedible example. You can also eat foods that can make pretty much your every skin concern much worse. Here are eight foods that are bad for your skin. Continue reading

Demographics of Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention

The incidence of skin cancer is on the rise in the United States. Although statistics show that some cancer rates are down, the fact is that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer being diagnosed in the country. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, since the causes are often due to certain behaviors that can be avoided. And yet the recent rise in skin cancer cases may be seen as proof that this type of cancer may not be taken quite as seriously as other types of cancer. Following is information on the demographics of skin cancer incidence throughout the country, as well as steps that can be taken to help prevent the development of the many types of skin cancer. Continue reading

How to Prevent Dry Skin in Winter

Dry Skin in WinterWinter in New Jersey can be a snowy wonderland. From fun family wintertime activities, to cuddle time in front of the fire, winter brings fabulous opportunities to bond with loved ones and spend exciting times together. But winter sure can be hard on your skin. When Old Man Winter stirs up the best of his blistery freezes, the first thing we want to do is duck indoors and crank up the heat. Unfortunately, all that heat generation can cause dry, itchy, flaky skin. So what do you do when winter conjures up frosty weather that causes you to turn up skin-drying heat inside? Here are some tips from top dermatologists in New Jersey on how to prevent dry skin in winter that will help you maintain moist, healthy, supple skin, even when Jack Frost throws you his best wintertime curve ball. Continue reading

Summer Skincare Tips

Summer SkincareIn the summer months, your skin is more likely to dry out and become unhealthy. It is also more susceptible to harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer. There are a few measures that you can take for skin cancer prevention, such as using a proper SPF protectant. It is suggested that when you will be in direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time that you should use an SPF 30 product or higher, this includes in makeup and lip gloss products as well. Continue reading