Skin Health

A comprehensive overview of different skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and chronic hives, ways to distinguish them from each other, and treatment options. Inspiring personal stories from patient experts on living with a visible illness.


10 Fast Ways to Spot Rosacea

This chronic skin condition is easy to misdiagnose. Here’s how to tell it apart from the rest.

By Sarah Ellis

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autumn skin care

How to Switch Over Your Skincare Routine for Fall and Winter

When your skin is already sensitive, a new season brings on a slew of new complexion concerns.

By Beth Shapouri

Beauty Products to Skip When You Have Psoriasis

Lotions and creams are tricky with sensitive skin. Here, a few ingredients to avoid.

By Jennifer Tzeses
dry elbow

5 Common Psoriasis Triggers—and How to Tame Them

Scaly patches? No bueño. By understanding and avoiding what irks your skin, you can help keep it smooth.

By Tracy Middleton
skin exam

Why Is Melanoma so Deadly? And Other Top Skin Cancer Qs

We tackle your most pressing questions about this serious form of skin cancer.

By Barbara O'Dair
sleeping peaceful

How to Sleep Better With Psoriasis

Tips for bedding, PJs, and more when you're dealing with this chronic skin condition.

By Jennifer Tzeses

Is Your Face Mask Making Your Chronic Skin Condition Worse?

From rosacea to eczema, the littlest things can set off major flares. So what to do when your entire face is swathed in itchy fabric? We asked the experts.

By Erin L. Boyle
face in the sun

13 Tips to Prevent Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

Over time, even small exposures to the sun's damaging UV rays can really add up. Here's how top derms protect their skin.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
looking at skin in mirror

6 Ways to Check Yourself for Melanoma

It only takes five minutes a month to spot the early warning signs of melanoma, when it's most treatable.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
examining melanoma

7 Signs Your Melanoma Has Spread

When melanoma advances to stage 4, the warning signs can be more than skin deep. Here's what warrants a call to your doc.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
suspicious mole

How to Treat Melanoma Stage by Stage

From mole removal to drug therapy, there are many ways to tackle melanoma. Here’s how to ID the best approach for you.

By Amy Marturana Winderl

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Alisha Bridges
Patient Advocate

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Casey Nilsson
Patient Advocate

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist based in Providence, Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral.