What Causes Freckles?

In a nutshell, freckles are simply a sprinkling of the pigment protein, melanin, which appears on the skin when the skin is exposed to UV rays. Melanin is basically a chemical made by skin cells called “melanocytes”. It is produced to protect the skin from the sun´s harmful ultraviolet rays. It protects the skin by …

Calluses and Corns on Feet: Why Do I Have Them?

People often use the terms callus and corns interchangeably, but they don’t refer to the same condition. In this article, we explore the two conditions, so you can know the difference between corn and callus, what causes corns and calluses, and how to treat them. It’s important to figure out if you have a corn …

What is Molluscum Contagiosum?

Are you or your children experiencing rashes, bumps, or growths with blisters after using public baths or swimming in public pools? Are these skin infections taking too long to go away? You could have molluscum contagiosum. If you are healthy, this skin infection can go away in a few months. If your immune system is …

What Causes Vitiligo?

Vitiligo (also known as leukoderma) is a skin disorder characterized by the appearance of spots or white patches on skin. These patches can appear on any part of the body, including the eyes, the hair, and the inside of the mouth. This is due to the death of the melanocytes, which are cells that produce …

Acne Treatment for Men

Acne is a skin condition that develops when excess oils and dead skin cells form a blockage in the hair follicles. While acne is largely associated with teenagers, many adults also experience acne breakouts. If you’re a man struggling with acne at 25 years, you are not alone. Learn how to get rid of acne …

What are Warts and What Causes Warts?

Typically warts are small growth appearing on feet and hands of the person as well as look like solid blisters or small cauliflower. These may appear on various other body parts as well. Warts have a rough texture and they are caused by viruses mainly one of those many kinds of human papillomavirus also known …

What are Skin Tags?

Skin tag is also called acrochordon, papilloma colli, fibroma pendulum, fibroma molluscum, fibroepithelial polyp, cutaneous tag or cutaneous papilloma. Commonly skin tags appear on the neck and face as well as on other areas where the skin is rubbed against the skin–upper chest, under breast, armpits, groin, eyelids. In most cases, skin tags don`t lead …

Mole Removal: Skin Care Afterwards

Removal of mole involves excision of melanocytic nevus or mole for cosmetic reasons or biopsy. Typically the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis usually in dermatologist’s office. The doctor may make use of scalpel for cutting the mole from your skin and finally, close excision area with sutures or they can shave off mole …

Moles: Everything You Should Know

Several kinds of skin lesions are there that are pretty common as well as non-cancerous (benign). Such conditions are seborrheic Kerasotes, benign lentigines, skin tags, freckles, and moles.     Moles basically are growths on the skin that usually are black or brown. These can appear anywhere on the skin, in groups, or alone. Maximum …