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Lasers in, the red of rosacea out!
A patient who has had rosacea will know how difficult it can be to control this stubborn skin condition. Topical remedies are only effective up to a certain degree. But, there is an effective alternative to address rosacea damage and even out the complexion. The answer lies in laser treatment for rosacea in Fremont, CA.This procedure involves the use of heat from the wavelengths of light to break apart the small red blood vessels just beneath the skin.

Get glowing skin easily with a good diet
“You are what you eat" is more than just a saying when it comes to your skin. Your diet can affect your skin in many ways, either causing skin problems such as dry skin and acne or giving you youthful, glowing skin, depending on what you eat. Here are some diet essentials to make sure your skin maintains a youthful glow.

Dehydrated skin will be dry and dull, so make sure you get plenty of clean water (not including sodas and juices) to keep your skin hydrated.

Vitamin A
This is an essential vitamin for healthy skin which you can get from low-fat dairy products and vegetables like carrots.

This mineral is also essential for healthy skin, and you can get it from whole wheat grains, turkey, tuna, and Brazil nuts.

Fatty acids and good oils
Essential fatty acids are important for the cell membranes which help to keep your skin cells hydrated. You should eat fish such as salmon along with walnuts and flaxseeds and stick to cold-pressed, expeller-processed, and extra virgin oils.

Berries, Plums, Prunes and Beans
Fruits and vegetables are great for your skin, but these fruits and vegetables (along with pecans, prunes and artichokes) in particular are especially high in antioxidants which protect your skin cells from free radicals and other damage.

Green tea
Green tea boasts a number of benefits for your skin ranging from anti-inflammatory properties to a lowered risk for skin cancer.
Do you know your skin cancer ABCDEs?
As you know, you should have an annual skin exam from your dermatologist to check for signs of skin cancer. However, it is equally important for you to know how to perform self-exams at home in between your annual exams to notice any signs of cancer as early as possible. One of the tests your dermatologist may teach you is the ABCDE test.

A is for Asymmetry - Draw an imaginary line halfway down the mole and see if both halves match or if they are significantly different.

B is for Border - Moles and spots should be round, so if your mole has uneven borders, it is a sign something is wrong.

C is for Color - Moles should also be consistent in color, so if one mole has a number of different shades or colors, it may be a sign of skin cancer.

D is for Diameter - A normal mole should not be too large, so if your mole is bigger than a pencil eraser (roughly 1/4 of an inch), it is not normal.

E is for Evolution - If you notice a mole has changed in any way such as in size, color, shape or even elevation, this is a sign something is not right.

Perform a thorough skin exam on yourself every month and check for the ABCDEs. If you notice any of these things, make an appointment with your dermatologist right away for a professional exam. Ask your dermatologist how to perform a good self-exam at your next appointment.
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