Diabetes-Related Skin Conditions

Diabetic Skin Care It is estimated that about one-third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder at some time in their lives caused by the disease. Diabetics are more susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections; allergic reactions to medications, insect bites or foods; dry itchy skin as a result of poor blood circulation;…

Pregnancy-Related Skin Conditions

Pregnancy Skin Care To have a healthy pregnancy it is also important to gain your knowledge of pregnancy skin care. Although less common, there are a few skin conditions related to pregnancy: PUPPP (Pruritic Uticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy) This condition occurs in roughly one percent of pregnant women. It is characterized by itchy…

Tattoos

Tattoos A tattoo is created by injecting ink into the dermis (the second layer of skin) to incorporate a form of skin decoration. Tattooing is practiced worldwide and has often been a part of cultural or religious rituals. In Western societies today, tattooing has re-emerged as a popular form of self-decoration. Technically, a tattoo is…

Tanning Bed Risks

Tanning Bed Risks According to the American Academy of Dermatology and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds, tanning booths and sun lamps are known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances).Some tanning bed risks include, exposure to UV radiation during indoor tanning has been proven to increase the risk of all…