Category Archives: Skin Care

Why Some Sunscreens are Worse for You than the Sun

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

June 16, 2017

  • Exposed! Not all sunscreens are created equal
  • Is your sunscreen robbing you of vitamin D… or giving you cancer?
  • The only kind of sun blocker you should ever buy

You would think that vitamin D deficiency would be unheard of down here in South Florida. After all, this is the sunshine state. And where there is plenty of sunshine, there should be plenty of vitamin D.

Still, vitamin D insufficiency is just as common down here as it is in any other state. I’ll place that blame squarely on the shoulders of our fear of the sun – and over reliance on sunscreen protection. Continue reading

How to Moisturize from the Inside Out

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

January 9, 2017

  • Does dry skin have you itching and scratching?
  • How to moisturize from the inside out
  • Winter skin begs for more of the sunshine vitamin

If you live in a cold or dry climate, you know how harsh it can be on your skin. This kind of weather can give you skin that’s dry, itchy, flaking, cracking, bumpy and downright annoying.

The problem begins when you start losing the natural oils your skin cells make to keep water trapped inside your body. These oils are what keep your skin feeling soft and supple.

But during the winter months, indoor heat sucks the moisture right out of your skin. And if you’re like most people, you probably start overcompensating to correct the problem. Continue reading

5 Personal Care Products Lurking in Your Bathroom

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

May 11, 2016

•    What’s hiding in your shampoo, deodorant, soap and shaving cream?
•    Watch out for these common estrogen mimics
•    How to keep hormone-busting chemicals out of your personal care products

When it comes to your health, your bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in your house. And it’s not the germs from your toilet bowl that I’m talking about.

Rather, it’s all of those personal care products you have in your hiding in your medicine cabinet, filling your shower rack and littering your bathroom counter. Soaps, shampoos, deodorants, lotions, shaving cream… they all present a bigger threat to your health than you would imagine.

Sure, all of that stuff makes you smell great and look good. But have you ever read the labels on some of those products?

If so, I’ll bet you found a lot of words you can’t pronounce, let alone spell. And many of those long, tongue-twisting ingredients come with horrible side effects.
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Sun-Lovers Gain Years of Life

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

April 27, 2016

  • Why you shouldn’t hide from the sun
  • A lack of sunshine is as bad as smoking
  • Want to live longer? Here’s how to get started

When it comes to your risk of skin cancer, there are two schools of thought.

One of them urges everyone to avoid the sun to prevent skin cancer.

The other suggests that not getting enough sunshine actually increases your chances of developing almost all types of cancer; including melanoma… and that it also increases your risk of many other age-related diseases. Continue reading

Eating Your Way to Radiant Winter Skin

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 18, 2013

  • Why “bad skin” is a family affair
  • Common mistakes that aggravate winter skin
  • Moisturize from the inside out

Once the cold winter sets in, it can be pretty hard to keep your skin looking smooth and supple. It’s a problem for a lot of people. Continue reading

What to Do When Your Immune System Turns On You

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 29, 2012

  • The rash that isn’t a rash at all
  • Why the cause matters more than the symptoms
  • Psoriasis cures your doctor won’t think to try

Growing up, it seemed like one kid every year always bore the brunt of teasing – usually for being noticeably different in some way. In third grade, it was the girl with scaly skin. Who always wore turtlenecks and long sleeves, in every kind of weather. And who was still tugging at her sleeves so they would cover her red, scaly wrists and hands. Continue reading

The New Skin Cancer Threat and What You Can Do About It

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 05, 2012

  • How this summer’s storms may have increased your cancer risk
  • What to do while the experts argue
  • Why you must stop thinking of summer as the sunscreen season

Mother Nature dished out some impressive storms this summer. In different parts of the county, they were breathtaking, beautiful – and sometimes frightening. Continue reading

Is Your Sunscreen Giving You Cancer?

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

May 21, 2012

  • What you need to know about sunscreen to stay safe
  • Clearing up the vitamin A confusion
  • What the EWG has to offer that the FDA doesn’t

No matter where you live in the U.S., sunscreen season is in full swing. I recently covered how you can protect yourself from the inside out in a previous issue (The Sunscreen You Swallow) – with diet and supplements that will protect you from the sun. Continue reading

The Sunscreen You Swallow

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

May 14, 2012

  • Why the best protection against melanoma is an inside job
  • Don’t apply your sunscreen… eat it!
  • Summertime supplements

As much as you might want to enjoy the lazy days of summer, you can’t ignore the risks of sun exposure… even if you wanted to. Continue reading

Exposed!

By Bonnie Jenkins

Summer is officially here—and for many that means spending more time under the blazing sun. But even doing a bit of gardening or driving around town sans sunscreen can leave you vulnerable to skin damage. Enough cummulative damage can eventually lead to skin cancer—a potentially deadly disease that affects one in every five Americans. Continue reading