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4 Facts About Psoriatic Arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to spread awareness about psoriatic arthritis.

The Science of Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used by the esthetician to address a number of skin concerns; however, before embarking upon such a practice, they must first understand the history, chemistry and evaluation of essential oils.

Botanical Extracts to Restore Barrier Repair

Skin is a beautiful sensory organ that has a number of physiological and chemical functions. It protects, regulates temperature, and synthesizes various biochemical compounds.

Blooming Your Business and Beautiful Skin This Spring

With the icy weather that impacted most of the U.S. this past season, it’s finally time to reset the skin and bring back the radiant, healthy glow every client longs for.

Common Enzyme in Skin Care Products Can Induce Allergic Reaction

A study finds that when skin comes in contact with papain, a common enzyme used in cosmetic products, a strong allergic reaction is possible.

Vitiligo: More Than Skin Deep

Vitiligo affects the skin, but this condition can be detrimental to patients’ emotional health, and a recent study indicates that it also may have implications for their physical health.

Scientists Identify Molecule That Controls Stem Cell Plasticity

New discoveries offer insights into the way in which stem cells choose their fates and maintain plasticity while in transitional states, such as in culture or when repairing wounds.

Study: MRSA Strains Found to Uniquely Evolve in Households

This study, although focused specifically on households, is significant in displaying how MRSA may evolve and be spread in small spaces, such as skin care facilities.

Striking Results Found With Experimental Psoriasis Treatment

Patients with psoriasis show significant recovery after an experimental treatment, which raises the possibility of working toward long-term remission—in other words, a cure.

Damage After Dark—UV Effects Continue Long After Exposure

Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded.

First U.S. Psoriasis Registry to Track Drug Safety and Effectiveness

People with psoriasis and their health care providers will have the opportunity to participate in research that aims to improve treatments and disease outcomes when the first independent U.S. psoriasis registry begins recruiting patients in 2015.

Researchers Find Gene that Confirms Existence of Psoriatic Arthritis

Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) but not with psoriasis, in the largest study of PsA ever published.