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Windburn

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What is Windburn?      Many describe windburn as a winter version of a sunburn. This is accurate because windburn is really not a burn from the wind at all. It’s a burn from the sun, but the cold conditions provide a false sense that the sun’s harmful UV rays are not effecting the skin. What causes Windburn? This condition is triggered by the increased or sudden gush of wind on the face which causes the skins natural oil barrier diminish over time causing susceptibility to UV light. In the end, sun burnt is the result of phenomenon. In a situation where […]

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Dark Spots

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What are dark spots? Dark spots are essentially a hyperpigmentation of the skin. Dark spots tend to appear on parts of the body that are most exposed to sunlight. Dark spots are also known as age spots, sun spots or liver spots. What are some of the causes of dark spots Corrector? Dark spots tend to appear as we get older. Usually by the age of 40, there is a 40% chance of seeing dark spots appear on your skin. This is because with age, our bodies are start to produce more of the chemical that makes up the pigmentation […]

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Under Eye Dark Circles

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What are under Eye Dark Circles? Under eye dark circles are those black looking semi circles that appear below your eyes. They also can appear to be puffy. Dark circles under eyes usually aren’t a sign of exhaustion or serious illness, though they can make you feel old, unhealthy and tired. What appear to be under-eye circles are sometimes shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging. If you get plenty of sleep and still have dark circles under your eyes, that’s not unusual. Who is affected? Many believe that […]

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Liver spots

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What are Sun spots and Liver Spots? Sun spots and liver spots are essentially the exact same thing. They are dark blemishes that appear on the skin, especially to area that receive the most exposure to sunlight. If I have these spots, is there something wrong with my liver? No, this is a commonly held myth. Liver spots is just a word used to describe these blemishes. There is no connection at all to your liver function. What causes sun and liver spots? As we age, our bodies tend to product more melanin, which is what makes up the pigmentation […]

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Shin Splints

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What Do Shin Splints Feel Like? Shint splints are symptoms of throbbing and aching pain in the front of your lower legs (shins) Also called tibial stress syndrome, this affliction is common to runners and dancers. Shin splints are a symptom of an underlying problem. They might be caused by: Irritated and swollen muscles, often caused by overuse or increased workout intensity Change in surface that the activity is played on (ie. Running from a dirt path to asphalt) Stress fractures which are tiny, hairline breaks in the lower leg bones Over-pronation or ”flat feet” — when the impact of […]

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Rosacea

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What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a condition of the facial skin that causes your face to appear red and can even be accompanied by swelling and acne-like sores. Rosacea is not a serious medical condition, but it can take an emotional toll. While there is no cure for the condition, Rosacea can be controlled with the right treatment. Who is affected? Rosacea is quite common. In North America, it is estimated that over 14 million people suffer from the condition. Rosacea typically affects people with fair skin. It occurs more in women but the more severe cases seem to be […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

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What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated/inflamed, your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk. What causes plantar fasciitis? You are more likely to get plantar fasciitis if your feet roll inward too much when you walk, you have high arches or flat feet, you walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces, […]

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Morton’s Neuroma

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What is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s neuroma is a condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. What are the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s neuroma causes a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel numb. Some describe it as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. What Causes Mortion’s Neuroma? While the the […]

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Hyperpigmentation

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What is Hyperpigmentation? Hyperpigmentation is the medical term for the darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin, the skin pigment. The spots that develop are flat, brown-black spots that usually appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body. They are also known as dark spots, age spots, skin spots or sun spots. What causes these spots? Hyperpigmentation occurs more as we age and is exacerbated by excessive sun exposure. Is hyperpigmentation dangerous? Hyperpigmentation is not a medical concern. However, irregular spots should be thoroughly checked by your doctor to make sure they are not cancerous. […]

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Heel Spurs

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What are Heel Spurs? Calcium deposits can build up in the heel bone causing a sometimes painful condition knows as Heel Spurs. They can occur very slowly and symptoms are often not felt for several months. What causes Heel Spurs? There exists a membrane that covers most of the bone along the heel. When this membrane gets torn repeatedly due to straining of the muscles in the foot, the calcium deposits that lead to heel spurs are more likely to occur. What are the symptoms of Heel Spurs? Heel spurs can be quite painful, but can just as likely occur […]

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