Throughout 2017, Health Central provided you with great information about caring for your skin. The following are 10 of the year’s must-read posts.
Understanding Labels on Skin-Care Products Shopping for skin-care products can be confusing, especially if you have a skin condition or sensitive skin. The labels use tricky language that is meant to appeal to you but might not indicate the right product for your skin. Learn how to read labels to make sure you get the best results.
Why Stress Management is Important for Healthy Skin Your emotions can show on your skin. Think about what happens when you are nervous or stressed: You might blush, break out in hives, or sweat. Understand how stress affects your skin and what you can do to minimize the damage.
The Natural Aging Process of Skin As you age, your skin thins and weakens, making you more vulnerable to disorders and diseases. Lifestyle choices and sun exposure can add to the damage. Learn more about the effects of aging and what you can do to protect your skin.
Can You Trust These Eye-Wrinkle Treatments? There are a number of cosmetic procedures that can reduce or eliminate the bags and sags under your eyes. Nancy Monson gives you information on the top procedures, with the pros and cons of each. Make sure you have the information you need to make the best decision.
Eczema: Are These Common Ingredients Triggering Your Flares? Ingredients and additives in cosmetic products could be triggering your eczema. Kristina Brooks looks at common ingredients, such as alcohol and fragrances, and lets you know how they can affect your skin and what products you are better off avoiding.
How Does Eczema Affect Your Overall Health? Eczema is a chronic skin condition but it isn’t just skin deep. Many people with eczema have an increased risk of developing other health conditions, such as food allergies, asthma, and obesity. They also might be more at risk of developing heart disease or stroke. Find out what health conditions you should be aware of and when to see a doctor.
6 Reasons Why You Might Bruise Easily Everyone has had a bruise at some time, when skin turns purple, blue, and red from an injury. But some people tend to bruise easily. Aging is one reason but there are other explanations for why you might notice bruises more often.
Surprising Causes of Sun Sensitivity Did you know that limes can increase your sensitivity to the sun? Melissa Caravella explores different and sometimes surprising causes of sun sensitivity.
What to Do for Excessive Sweating Excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis, affects between one and three percent of the U.S. population. It can sometimes be caused by a medical condition, such as thyroid problems, or it could be hereditary. If you have excessive sweating, you might be embarrassed or even avoid going out in public. Find out about medical treatments that can help.
Makeup No-Nos for Eczema Some people use makeup as a way to hide skin conditions like eczema. But sometimes, makeup doesn’t do the trick or even accentuates rather than hides your eczema. Zainab Danjuma tells you about five common mistakes people make when applying makeup.
Eileen Bailey is a freelance health writer. She is the author of What Went Right: Reframe Your Thinking for a Happier Now, Idiot’s Guide to Adult ADHD, Idiot’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love, and Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. She can be found on Twitter @eileenmbailey and on Facebook at eileenmbailey.