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Friday, December 7, 2012

Give Your Skin A TLC It Deserves!

Skin can be very reactive as the temperature and season changes. Our skin needs a little extra care especially during the cooler months. As we approach the cold season, less humidity in the air becomes more common and thus our skin would feel drier.

If you want to know if your skin really needs a moisturizer, wait 30 minutes after washing your face. And if it doesn't feel tight, skip the moisturizer. Watch out for flakes during the cooler season. Eczema or seborrheic dermatitis are often misdiagnosed at cosmetic counters, then they give you a dry skin product which can cause a more harmful reaction. Instead, call your dermatologist.

For skin caused by bug bites, they can leave your skin with annoying hyperpigmentation marks that would take longer before they fade. Here are some tips to care for skin caused by bug bites:

Put an antibiotic ointment and keep it covered with bandage for at least 2 weeks. Apply some ice to decrease inflammation.
Apply a 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected area to avoid scratching.


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