In Canada, acne affects approximately 5.6 million Canadians – that’s 20% of the Canadian population. While acne typically affects individuals between the ages of 12 and 24, and mostly those who are women, studies have suggested that it can also...
If you suffer from dry, sensitive skin (or any other skin condition), finding soaps, lotions, and other skin products that aren’t irritating can oftentimes be difficult. Combined, hot water and harsh soap (or body wash or bubble bath) can...
Itchy skin can be caused by a number of different factors. One of the most common causes of itchy skin, particularly during winter months, is a condition known as Xerosis – which is abnormally dry skin – and is...
While it might still be winter (with spring not set to arrive for another two weeks), Vancouver is set to get its first taste of warm weather this weekend when temperatures are expected to hit anywhere from 14 to...
Dry, itchy skin is a common problem for many Canadians; it can be caused by different skin conditions, such as eczema, which can be worsened as a result of cooler, winter weather. As irritating as dry, itchy skin can be,...
Petroleum jelly, also commonly known as Vaseline, is a mixture of waxes and mineral oil that acts as a water-protective barrier and has been used to help keep skin healthy for over 140 years. For patients with sensitive skin, petroleum...
In any given year, an estimated 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada. Last year, an estimated 7,200 Canadians (4,000 men and 3,200 women) were diagnosed with melanoma, a form of skin cancer; while 1,250 Canadians died...
Does your face always look flushed? Do you have pimple-like bumps? You could have a chronic inflammatory skin condition known as rosacea. Currently, rosacea affects as many as 3 million Canadians and is one of the most common disorders...
We are all likely to experience wounds at some point in our lives as a result of our daily activities – but there are different kinds of wounds that require different kinds of treatments. There are two different categories of...
If you’ve ever suffered from oily or dry and irritated skin, the problem may not actually be your skin itself and may instead be the work of regular (or new) use of certain soaps, body wash, or other bathroom...