A Perspective on All This

I don't know this man but I ran into this heart felt article and I really had to share it. We can all relate to it. One way or another. Hope you feel it as much as I did:) "A Perspective on All This Sometimes God gets to call a time out, and while high school coaches get either 30 or 60 seconds, the Man gets as long as He needs, as long as it takes. Why this? Why now? To me, something had to do it and if not now, when? And if not this, then what? We’ve been crippled before – we survived Ebola and Y2K – and we’ll never forget the days of September 11th. Still, I recall September 12th, when perfect strangers hugged on the streets, when there were two-minute standing ovations to the National Anthem when the games began again. Now, as I’ve written, some don’t even bother to stand anymore. For some reason, we were chosen – we were the winning sperm cells – we get to play. We’ve enjoyed piano recitals and 4th of July celebrations, competing win, lose, or draw. We’ve got t

What is Cutaneous Horns

What Is Cutaneous Horns I s a type of lesion or growth that appears on the skin. It's made of keratin, which is a protein that makes up the top layer of the skin. The growth may look like a cone or  horn , and it can vary in size. The name comes from the growth sometimes resembling an animal's  horn .  The  cutaneous horn  appears as a funnel- shaped  growth that extends from a red base on the  skin .  Lesions  are typically dry, crusty, raised papules, usually occurring on un-feathered skin This skin condition is more common in older adults, and both men and women can get it. Many cutaneous horns are benign or noncancerous, but they can also be precancerous or cancerous. It can appear as a large bump, cone, spike, or horn. The growth may be the same color as the skin or it may be a different color. Most cutaneous horns are curved, and the curvature can get worse as they grow.  can also appear on any part of the body.  Areas of the body that are exposed more to the sun ma
Acne Prescription Medicine- Is It Really Worth It? By Mari Bozozo As chronic acne sufferers, we’ve all been there at some point or another. After trying everything under the sun to absolve ourselves of a seemingly lifetime sentence with this issue, in a fit of despair, we go to a dermatologist with our proverbial fingers crossed in the hopes that we will find a permanent solution, putting an end to our miseries. It would not be an exaggeration to say that I have tried every medication imaginable and under the sun. From antibiotics such as Tetracycline, Minocycline, and Dioxycycline, to the Vitamin A derivative Isotretinoin, I’ve exhausted every possibility, and in vain, might I add. From experiencing antibiotic resistance, allergic reactions, ineffectiveness, to downright playing Russian Roulette with my health on account of the hazards involved, I had to wonder if any of it was truly worth it. Take the Isotretinoin that I used, for example. I felt that for every day that I took it,
Managing Sensitive And Acneic Skin By Mari Bozozo Although having both sensitive and acneic skin is not necessarily a mutually exclusive occurrence, it is more common than not for a person to have both. Yes, some of you may have acneic skin, but are not necessarily sensitive. In your case, that is terrific! But for those of us who have bouts with both, it can be a particularly slippery slope in dealing with it. I have had very sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. The horrors that I have suffered were thankfully not repetitive once I pinpointed the culprits. From those episodes, I learned to take better care of my skin by the process of elimination going forward. One of the main perpetrators for me was the chemical preservative Oxybenzone, a common ingredient found in commercial sunscreens. Without having prior knowledge of my allergy to this ingredient, I recall slathering it on practically all of my body in preparation for a fun day at an amusement park many moon

Skin Rash

Skin Rash Skin Rash - Itchy, red, and inflamed skin can be pure torture. When an itchy skin rash strikes, a cool and soothing skin rash cream is a blissful choice. Even for conditions that require internal medication, a cream provides immediate relief for unhappy skin. Both mainstream and alternative medicines provide skin rash creams that can reduce redness and ease the discomfort. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a type of a rash that primarily occurs in people with asthma or allergies. a rash is often reddish and itchy with a scaly texture. Psoriasis is a common skin condition that can cause a scaly, itchy, red rash to form along the scalp, elbows, and joints. Hydrocortisone is a popular skin rash cream that treats both the discomfort and the unattractiveness of skin rashes. It will also soothe an itchy skin rash while reducing redness, spots, and scaliness.  Hydrocortisone is used in treating a wide variety of rashes, from eczema to allergic irritations, to insect and plant-pro

What is Dermaplaning?

What is Dermaplaning? Dermaplane or Dermaplaning immediately rejuvenates the skin by removing the outer most layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair. It is also highly effective in minimizing the appearances of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars while leaving skin smooth, supple, and vibrant. It is great for prepping the skin prior to peels, enzyme treatments and to increase penetration of active ingredients in the treatment room and home care products. It creates the perfect canvas for makeup application and is the go-to treatment to prepare for high profile occasions. Dermaplaning is a physical/mechanical exfoliation that is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained skincare specialist utilizing the appropriate tools for the service. Everyone loves this treatment and would want to do it over and over again.  To sum it up, it is gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz. This wo

Keeping Acne At Bay During The Summer

Keeping Acne At Bay During the Summer By Mari Bozozo The Dog Days of Summer are undoubtedly here. Along with the long lazy days, beachcombing, sunbathing, and buying our fair share in stocks of bug repellent sprays and antihistamines, we must also tango with the soaring temperatures. And if you’re not blessed enough to reside in areas such as the west coast or the southwest, the heat becomes especially unbearable when coupled with oppressive humidity. Of course, the challenges become amplified for the acne sufferer. Sigh. Is Autumn here yet?! As you may tell, Summer is not my favorite season, and for the reasons mentioned above. However, as someone with a propensity toward challenged skin, I am determined to navigate my way through it, regardless of the darts that the sun rays and the relentless dew points throw at me. One way that I do this is by trying my hardest to keep my sweat to a minimum, particularly when exercising. This is why I avoid any vigorous activity that involves be