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Top 4 Dreaded SUMMER SKIN CONDITIONS

 1. The summer HEAT RASH….Who has not had an annoying, itchy summer heat rash also known as prickly heat or miliaria.   This is a pretty common condition in which areas of the skin feel prickly or sting due to your body overheating. Do you have tiny bumps surrounded by a zone of red skin?  It usually occurs on parts of the body which are clothed, such as the back, abdomen, neck, upper chest, groin, or armpits and usually gets better once the skin has cooled. Heat rashes mostly happen in hot, humid conditions. It’s most common in infants, active people, newborns in incubators, and patients confined to bed with fever. Tip: 1. Wear lightweight breathable fabrics. Tip: 2. Avoid heavy creams or ointments to prevent blocked sweat ducts. Dr. Resnik suggests applying Our NO-ITCH LOTION Sooooo soothing.  Also Hydrocortisone Cream 2.5% after the Dr. gives counseling on how to use.              

2. The Summer SUNBURN…..Really? Yes Really! Because I work for a dermatologist and actually have seen the damage on skin with my very own two eyes caused by SUNBURN, I freak when I see people still baking out in our Florida sun. Baking in the sun is a very bad idea. It looks bad, hurts bad, peels horribly and causes wrinkle-inducing damage. It’s especially bad for kids. Even one blistering burn may double their lifetime risk of melanoma, a serious skin cancer. And it’s totally preventable with Tip 1: a good broad spectrum sunscreen such as Our Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50+ water resistant 40 minutes. Tip 2: Even better, sunscreen plus Heliocare an oral sun-avoidant supplement. This South American fern extract helps decrease and remove the damage done to the DNA in your skin.  It is as close to sunscreen in a pill as we have today, and it is available right here at Resnik Skin Institute. Tip 3: Shade and SPF clothing and or beach gear, but, alas mistakes do happen. So here’s what you should do: 

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KP Does Not Stand For “Kitchen Patrol”

It stands for (Ker-uh-TOE-sis-pi-Lairis.)  KP,also follicular keratosis, lichen pilaris or chicken skin is a common, condition that has the appearance of rough, red, bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the arm though the forearm can also be affected, and can also occur on the thighs, hands, tops of legs, sides, buttocks, or any body part except the palms or soles of feet. Sometimes the lesions will appear on the face, which may be mistaken for acne. If you don’t have this condition, odds are that you know somebody who does. 

Keratosis pilaris affects roughly 50% of the world’s population. KP is more common in children and adolescents; 50 to 80% of children have KP. Adults, don’t feel neglected KP affects 4 out of every 10 adults too. Women are also slightly more prone to developing keratosis pilaris. Most people with KP are unaware that not only there is a designated medical term for the condition, but that there are treatments that can help. (Tip #1: Your doctor or nurse can usually diagnose this condition by just looking at your skin. Tests are usually not needed.)

When speaking to Dr. Resnik, he informed me that Keratosis pilaris is hered

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HERE COMES THE BRIDE

With all eyes on you, you need to ensure your skin is looking nothing less than radiant on the big day.
Every bride is sure to glow on their special day. However radiant wedding-day skin takes a little more planning and effort starting several months before the big event.
Stress can affect your hormonal balance which may lead to pesky breakouts, rashes and even overly oily or dry skin to occur.
Fear not – a totally beautiful clear face and touchable honeymoon skin is just around the corner. Together Dr. Resnik and I can help you put together an intensive pre-nuptial plan with recommended products guaranteed to give you your smoothest, pimple free and most radiant skin yet.

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The “Eyes” Have It

Dark circles and under eye puffiness is a problem I must hear about at the very least a few times a day. What can I do about my dark circles? How can I get rid of these bags under my eyes?
Well…Well…Let me start by saying that neither problem has an easy solution. There are several reasons for both of these conditions. Some people have a family history of dark circles and puffy eyes. Some develop them as they age, stress, or suffer from lack of sleep and or rest. You could even be suffering from nasal congestion problems. There are many reasons why these conditions develop.

We could change our lifestyle by getting more sleep or trying different ways to reduce our stress levels and including more fruits and veggies with more iron. Ceasing unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and or excessive alcohol use could also help.

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WINK DIVA STYLE

Lashes, Lashes everywhere…

Ladies, even without make-up, if your lashes are long and luscious and you apply a little lip gloss you’re good to go for the day! This year, lashes are all the rage. There are all kinds of lash enhancers worth exploring. First and foremost, there is Latisse. Latisse is the first and only FDA approved prescription treatment used to grow your own inadequate or not long enough eyelashes making them Longer, Thicker, Darker with major difference usually seen in only 8 weeks. REMEMBER it is important to come in and see Dr. Resnik to discuss this incredible advance in lash technology BEFORE you purchase and or start using Latisse.

If Latisse is not your cup of tea, there is always the option of false lashes. However you should know that all Lashes are NOT created equal. Sure you can pick up lashes for $1 or lashes for $25 or higher, depending on the quality. So many people are unaware that quality is essential to the look and longevity of false eyelashes. Also, there is a difference in price between purchasing human and synthetic lashes. (Tip #1: Human Hair lashes always look and move more natural and the band is thinner for better flexibility than synthetic.) (Tip #2: I have found that MAC and Shu Uemura lashes are amongst the most expensive.) There are excellent human and synthetic lashes on the market; there is something for everyone.

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