Acne Scars

How they occur, how to prevent them and how to treat them Acne scars usually result from inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores that have filled with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. What happens? Well, the pore swells, then causes a break in the follicle wall, with shallow lesions being more mild and… Read more »

Keloids: What They Are and How to Remove Them

You may have heard of this type of scar, but what is it exactly? Keloids are basically abnormal scars that grow beyond the boundary of the original injury site. They are characterized by a raised and ill-defined growth of skin in that area, featuring a raised appearance that looks red and may be itchy at… Read more »

Can a Scar Cream Work on Burn Scars?

The short answer is yes. Scar creams and gels do indeed work on most burn scars. However, it will depend on the severity and type of burn you sustained. Burns can result when your skin touches something too hot, such as a stove top, or when you get scalded with boiling water. It can also… Read more »

How Cold Weather Can Affect Scars and Healing

It never fails: winter comes around and you can almost feel your skin starting to dry and crack. That’s because all the moisture is being stolen out of the atmosphere, something that can only be replenished by outside efforts such as bringing in a humidifier or moisturizing. But there’s another part of skin care that… Read more »

Protecting Your Skin from Harsh Winters

Protecting your skin during cold weather can be a challenge. However, with the right regimen and dedication, you can have soft, supple skin even when the weather outside is frightful. Cold weather brings dry indoor heat, which can lead to cracked, bleeding skin on your hands and other body parts. Pre-existing skin conditions like eczema… Read more »