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Comedonal Acne on teen girl

Clear Comedonal Acne: 5 Summer Steps for Fall-Ready Skin

As summer heats up and adolescents enjoy their break, it’s also the perfect time to start prepping their skin for the upcoming school year. June is Acne Awareness Month, and at Valley Skin Institute, we’re focusing on comedonal acne, a common skin concern for many teenagers. What is Comedonal Acne? Comedonal acne is a type of non-inflammatory acne that primarily

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What to Do When You Get Intertrigo

What to Do When You Get Intertrigo

Ever notice that on a warm, sunny day or while working out that an extremely itchy rash starts to form in the folds of your skin, such as the areas behind your knees or under your arms? This could be caused by a condition known as intertrigo. Getting intertrigo is not only frustrating, but it can be painful and uncomfortable.

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National Healthy Skin

National Healthy Skin Month – Skin Care Tips

November is National Healthy Skin Month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about skincare. Unfortunately, November is also when the weather turns cold, causing many people to experience challenges. Considering the skin is the body’s largest organ, it’s essential to take care of it.  Below are some tips to help you care for your skin properly this fall/winter: 1.

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Treating Bee Stings

Treating Bee Stings

It can happen fast. One minute the kids are all playing peacefully outside on a warm, spring day. The next minute a piercing scream reveals that one them has been stung by a bee. To help alleviate the panic, it’s important to know what to do – and not do – to treat a bee sting. The first thing to

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Treating Poison Ivy

A rash from poison ivy or poison oak or is caused by an oil found in these plants called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all). When this oil touches your skin, it often causes an itchy, blistering rash. Most people can safely treat the rash at home. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, go to the emergency room right away. If

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How to Treat Sunburn

How to Treat Sunburn

Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. The first thing you should do is get out of the sun—and preferably indoors. Once indoors, these dermatologists’ tips can help relieve the

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