A survey out of JAMA Dermatology found many people don’t understand the information on sunscreen labels – like what SPF means, what the sunscreen protects people against and how much sunscreen people should use.
We love our Minnesota winters, but we all know they come with a few side effects, like very dry skin. When the temperatures drop, so does the amount of water in the air, which can lead to flaky, itchy spots all over our bodies. So, what is the best way to combat dry skin?
Every year, people spend billions of dollars trying to get rid of cellulite, a condition that occurs in 70-90 percent of women. Men get it too, but it’s very rare. So, that had us wondering: Why do women get cellulite? According to Dr. Elizabeth Farhat, a dermatologist with Allina Health Clinic, the big reason is hormones. Estrogen means women tend to have more fat than men, but where they store it and the structure of the skin play major contributing factors.
For many people, winter doesn’t bring just cold temperatures. It also means the prolonged misery of dry, itchy, cracking skin.
Cold weather is just around the corner, and with that sometimes comes dry skin. Dry skin isn’t only uncomfortable, it can possibly lead to other problems, such as eczema.
In Minnesota this time of year, we soak up all the sun we can get before winter hits.