Back To School Skin Care Tips


Skin Rashes - Where Do They Come From?

It's that time of year when students all over the country are going back to school. Here are a few tips that will help keep their skin great for that first day back! For more tips, go to and sign-up for a free weekly email.

New Shoes Can Take a Toll on Your Feet

A callous forms when a constant pressure on a spot on your heel, instead it forms a thicker, hard layer of skin that doesn't go away. Make sure your shoes fit correctly, and try using an exfoliating mask regularly to prevent calluses from forming.

It's 'Back-to-School' Time for Lice Too!

Lice aren't just found on your head. You can also find lice in your pubic hair, underarms and eyelashes. Lice are spread through physical contact, and in the case of pubic lice, sexual contact. Body lice evolved when man started to wear clothes in the dark ages. Read more on

Trying to eliminate blackheads and whiteheads?

Look for non-comedogenic products, which are less likely to cause blackheads (called open comedones) or whiteheads (closed comedones). However, since no product is non-comedogenic for everybody, it's a good idea to carefully test any new product on your own skin before using it regularly. Read more on

Ponytail Putting a Strain on Things?

Loosen up! Wearing braids or ponytails too tightly, or continually tugging at your hair, can actually cause bald spots.

Kids and Ringworm

Contrary to popular belief, ringworm has nothing to do with worms! It's a fungal infection characterized by red and scaly ring-shaped patches on the upper body, hands or feet. If you have a suppressed immune system, play contact sports or have a child who has a fungal skin infection, you're more likely to get ringworm. See your doctor for treatment options, and read more on

Say Hello To Healthy And Shiny Hair.

Your best strategy for great hair is the regular use of a good-quality shampoo. This will remove oil, sweat and dirt so that your hair will look and feel fabulous. Hard water and residue from hair products can also dull the shine, so try a clarifying shampoo to remove that nasty build-up.

Pack a Healthy Lunch For Better Skin

What's good for your heart is also good for your skin. Studies suggest that those who have a low-fat vegetable-rich diet have fewer sunspots (actinic keratosis) on their skin, compared to those whose diets are high in meat and dairy products.

Where Did You Get That Wart?

Where do warts come from? Warts are caused by a virus that is easily spread through skin-to-skin contact or, in the case of plantar warts, by having the feet come into direct contact with the virus on moist floors, unclean pedicure tools, and even a borrowed yoga mat.

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