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Sun Safe with Lupus | Tips for Staying Protected Outside

From summer getaways to leisurely time at home, UV sun exposure is inevitable. While we all need  sun protection strategies, those diagnosed with lupus must be especially mindful.   Anyone of any age can be diagnosed with lupus. But did you know that approximately 90% of adults diagnosed are women aged 15-44?   UV exposure can trigger an abnormal immune response (flare) that can range from sunburns, skin  rashes, and fatigue to painful joints and organ inflammation. Fluorescent lighting can trigger similar  symptoms. Additionally, certain drugs taken by lupus patients may increase sun sensitivity and skin cancer risk.   Although summers and vacations tend to center around the outdoors, those with lupus don’t need to  hibernate inside. So don’t let lupus prevent you...

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Skincare: Supplements That Keep Your Skin Healthy and Glowing

The link between digestion and healthy skin has been well established over decades of research. Put simply, because skin is the largest organ in the human body, what we eat or don't eat plays a part in our skin health.  Healthy skin isn't just important for aesthetic purposes— it serves as a barrier against diseases and harmful organisms, and can be an indicator of other things going on in our bodies. Previously, we wrote about '11 Foods Women Should Eat to Keep Their Skin Clear and Healthy', and how a well balanced diet can improve your skin by miles.  Today, we'll talk about another way to keep your skin healthy through what you ingest— this time through supplementation. Here are...

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Top Cardinal Skin Care Rules After Cosmetic Treatment

Botox treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion are all cosmetic treatments geared towards eliminating skin imperfections. But the results can be affected by how well we take care of our skin after the treatment. Everything from staying hydrated to the type of skincare products we use can aid the recovery of our skin and heighten the treatment results. And perhaps, that's why you're here: to learn how to do so correctly. First things first, the length your skin will take to recover will depend on the type of treatment you had. That is, if the procedure was non-invasive, then you should be okay after a short while. But if the procedure left broken skin, recovery may take time and a bit...

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Sportswear: How It can Improve Your Overall Performance and Recovery

Let's be honest.  Putting together a good workout routine and sticking with it is challenging.  And choosing suitable sportswear to support your performance, even more so. If you are discouraged by not having a solution, don't be because you are not alone in this process. Every person that works out does so with the intent of feeling good, achieving optimum health, and completing workouts safely. High-performance sportswear with compression and stability has become a thing because consumers recognize the importance of protecting their bodies from injury and their skin from sun damage.    HOW SPORTSWEAR IMPROVES PERFORMANCE OK, let's keep this real and to the point.  When considering sportswear, if you are spending a lot of your time outdoors in...

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Maskne: The Advent of Face Mask Breakouts

The COVID-19 pandemic has made face masks and other face coverings essential for anyone stepping out of their home. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in August of last year found that 85% of adults wore face coverings in stores and other establishments. But while face coverings, primarily face masks, are vital in keeping the virus at bay, they also come with some downsides. Enter, Maskne. Maskne is a portmanteau of "mask" and "acne." It refers to pimples or breakouts caused by wearing a face mask. It can also refer to redness, bumpiness, and irritation in your skin. Luckily, there are measures one can take to protect against it. In this article, we'll explore what exactly causes Maskne and how...

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