Skin Health


Photodamage is the structural and functional damage to the skin caused by exposure to UV sunlight. It occurs most frequently on areas of chronic exposure including the face, neck, chest, backs of hands, arms and legs.

Manifests in the following ways:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Rough or scaly patches
  • Age spots
  • Dull, sallow appearance
  • Blotchy skin
  • Thin or fragile skin
  • Loss of elasticity

Facial Redness

Facial redness occurs when hundreds of tiny blood vessels close to the surface of the skin become dilated or inflamed due to some sort of trigger. It can be caused by emotional or environmental factors and may be a temporary or chronic problem.

Temporary Causes:

  • Flushing
  • Allergic reactions
  • Sunburn
  • Acne
  • Hot flashes

Chronic Causes:

  • Rosacea
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Lupus
  • Acne scars
  • Eczema


Acne is a skin condition in which small hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells, creating an environment in which bacteria can grow, causing inflammation. When these blocked pores become inflamed or infected, the result may be whiteheads, blackheads, pimples or cysts.

Factors that may worsen acne:

  • Hormones
  • Certain medications
  • Diet
  • Stress