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College Exams and Skin Care

Without a doubt, college can be a stressful experience in the lives of young people and the most stressful period for most college students surfaces during exam times. Students undergo a tremendous amount of stress during exams periods and, if not kept under control, this stress can give rise to a variety of health problems.

Among the various ailments that stress brings on, one of the most commons ones are related to our skin. When a person is stressed, their body produces cortisol among other hormones. This in turn causes the body to secrete more oil, hence one’s skin becomes oilier.

As a result of this excess oil, the skin becomes the bedrock for different types of skin conditions. The most obvious of these is acne. Acne is a skin disorder that mainly affects people between the ages of eleven and thirty. However, it may be found on some individuals who are over the age of fifty, as well. Even people who have never suffered from acne are vulnerable to developing it under stress.

Unfortunately, acne is just one of many disorders one can become a victim of during exam times. Many people might not be aware of the fact that stress is also linked to the outbreak of hives, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and blisters. Besides these skin conditions, stress can also take a heavy toll on a person’s personal life as well as professional and academic career.

The good news is that while being extremely unappealing and even embarrassing at times, these skin disorders are generally not serious and can be managed with proper care and treatment. So, if you find yourself under attack by any of these skin conditions as a result of stress, we recommend you book a consultation with Dr. Paul Frank. He is an experienced dermatologist and an expert in treating various skin disorders. Dr. Frank will suggest you the right course of action to deal with your problems.

To schedule an appointment, you can phone his office by dialling 212-327-2919. Alternatively, you can book your visit online using the website’s online contact form which can be found by clicking here.

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Winter Skincare Tips

Cold winter weather combined with wind and low humidity can cause the skin on our hands to dry up. Good, healthy skin thrives on moisture. Like other parts of the body, our hands also need to retain moisture in order to stay soft and comfortable. If you’re someone who has been a victim of dry skin during the winter, then continue reading as we discuss some quick and simple ways to keep your skin moist and healthy.

  • Adjust your showering routine. During the winter, avoiding long and hot showers can help retain moisture in the skin. Try showering under warm water and use soaps that do not cause skin to dry out.
  • Apply appropriate skincare products. Lotions, creams, and other moisturizing products are crucial for maintaining healthy hands. For individuals who have sensitive skin and their skin dries up quickly, it is best to use thicker creams like petroleum jelly.
  • Invest in good winter clothes. Hats, scarfs, gloves, jackets, and coats all serve as a barrier between you and the harsh cold wind. It’s important to keep your skin covered to stop the wind from drying it out and making it vulnerable to cracks.
  • Use natural oils. Among natural oils, coconut oil is a good choice. The substances in coconut oil are known to treat dry skin and produce a smoother surface. In addition, they also help against sun’s UV rays and exfoliate dead cells on the skin.

Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank also offers these specialized options at his Manhattan practice:

  • Fillers: Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank utilizes fillers to produce smooth and soft skin. Over time, many environmental factors can cause our hands to become wrinkly and rough. Dermal fillers, like Radiesse, are great options for fast and easy hand rejuvenation.
  • Crème 24: This vitamin A and C based cream is great for retaining moisture in the skin, especially during the winter. The cream’s natural ingredients are safe for even the most sensitive skin and grant relief from skin inflammation, as well.

At our New York practice, we offer a wide range of treatments and products to protect and revitalize your hands. Feel free to set up a consultation with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank to go over your needs.

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Rosacea and Your Environment

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that is generally apparent on the cheeks and the nose as red, flushed patches. In many cases, it also resembles acne which leads many people to ignore it for long assuming it to be nothing more than bad acne flare-ups. However, although rosacea may resemble acne from an angle, the reality is that it is something very different.

Rosacea mainly targets the face over other parts of the body and it appears in various forms.

Here are some examples:

  • Facial reddening
  • Eye irritation
  • Pimples and bumps
  • Skin thickening

As far as facial reddening is concerned, it is something that mainly affects people that are prone to blushing. This is usually the earliest and weakest form where after blushing or flushing, some redness remains on the face. Next, we have the ocular form of rosacea which causes redness, itching, and a burning sensation to the eyes. This can lead to the eyes appearing to be bloodshot or watery.

The pimples and bumps appear when rosacea has fully settled in. Many times the pimples are pus filled and it is at this point that they resemble acne. But unlike acne, rosacea does not bring about any blackheads. Lastly, the skin thickening normally appears on the nose and usually affects men more than women.

Rosacea is something which comes and goes and it gets triggered off due to various reasons.

So, keeping in mind the effects of rosacea and your environment, the following elements are found to be some common triggers:

  • Exposure to the sun
  • Hot weather
  • Strenuous exercises
  • Certain foodstuffs, such as spicy foods and caffeine among many others
  • Stress
  • Cold wind

Regardless, these triggers differ from one individual to the next. Thus, it is likely that you may have one or more factors which trigger your rosacea and this is something you have to keep track of yourself. Once you have a list of what causes your rosacea to flare-up, you can then make a plan to avoid or best deal with those factors.

Rosacea cannot be completely cured, but it can be kept in check via certain lifestyle changes and medications such as oral and topical antibiotics or through the usage of the V-Beam Laser Treatment for patients with permanent redness caused by broken or dilated blood vessels.

If you are suffering from rosacea, you are welcomed to book a consultation with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. He will be able to determine what forms of rosacea you have and what treatments are best for you.

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