ATOPIC DERMATITIS

ATOPIC DERMATITIS. HOW TO PREVENT OUTBREAKS

18-11-2016

Dr. Gemma Márquez.

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is becoming increasingly common in children, affecting up to 20%. 2-5% of adults also suffer from it. This percentage has been seen to increase, especially in western countries. But luckily, for most children, it clears up by itself during adolescence.

How can I be sure it is an outbreak of atopic dermatitis?

There are other skin diseases that can be confused with atopic skin. The atopic patient displays two characteristics above all: very dry skin and very itchy skin.

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FACIAL CARE TIPS FOR ACNE TREATMENT

FACIAL CARE TIPS FOR ACNE TREATMENT

18-11-2016

Dr. Gemma Márquez.

One of the most common reasons for a trip to the clinic is acne. But, what is acne? Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial disease of the pilosebaceous unit. Not everyone who has spots on their face has acne. There are many type of acne and it can affect all age groups, teenagers and people over 25. Although it is most common to experience it during adolescence, as it affects up to 85% of 12 to 24-year-olds.

There are different types of acne and that’s why it is important to consult a dermatologist before trying a treatment that worked well for your friend or...

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BURNS AT HOME: WHAT TO DO?

16-11-2016

Apothecary Marián García.

Who hasn’t suffered a small burn at home? These little mishaps form part of everyday life. It is estimated that 3 out of every 1000 people need healthcare assistance for a burn, although fortunately only 5% need hospital care.

What types of burns are there?

The most common are lesions caused by the effect of heat on the skin, like the classic burns in the kitchen after contact with the iron, the oven or an oil splash. However, let’s not forget that as well as heat burns, there are other types of burns caused by different agents such...

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PIELES MIXTAS

COMBINATION SKIN: NIGHT-TIME DAILY FACIAL SKIN CARE ROUTINES

16-11-2016

Apothecary Marián García.

At the pharmacy when I ask women about their daily facial skin care routine, the reactions are tragi-comical: some of them adopt a poker face, others look at the ceiling and most of them look me straight in the eye and say: Look Marián, the thing is, I don’t have time for that sort of thing.

I don’t want to tell you what happens if I ask a man the same question… It’s best if we leave that for another day.

I’m well aware of how difficult it is to introduce new routines into the intensely busy lives we all lead nowadays. We live very much in the...

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 EXPRESSION LINES

HOW CAN WE PREVENT EXPRESSION LINES?

16-11-2016

Apothecary Marián García.

The well-known phrase “wrinkles are beautiful” may be true in terms of fashion… but the truth is, when it comes to skincare, wrinkles are not on anyone’s wish list.

We all know that aging is a physiological process and that, sooner or later, expression lines will make their debut appearance so it is best to know the factors that cause them to try and prevent them as much as possible.

There are internal factors such as genetic predisposition. Lines may appear sooner for some people than for others, but as we age it is inevitable that the...

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