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Avoid Halloween Scary Skin Tips
Avoid Halloween Scary Skin Tips

It’s easy this time of year to focus on all the amazing features of fall such as the leaves changing color, the cooler weather, and the sights and sounds of Halloween including trick-or-treaters. Yet it’s also important not to lose sight of good care for your skin and the skin of your family members.  A handful of things can occur around this time of year as we approach the Halloween holiday that can contribute to some skin issues.  The dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands want to share some tips to keep your skin happy and beautiful through this season.

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment

It’s the time of year that we tend to think the warm, sweaty months have left us behind – not so for those with hyperhidrosis.  There is normal sweating, and there is abnormal sweating. Simply put, hyperhidrosis is abnormal sweating.  Our bodies sweat as part of our normal thermoregulatory control.  This is because sweating is necessary in many circumstances to help us dissipate heat energy and therefore reduce our body temperature when we are overheated in environments such as being outdoors on a very hot day.

Skin Itching & Scratching
Skin Itching & Scratching

Skin itching and scratching are some of the great scourges of human existence.  As the largest organ, the skin has millions of nerves.  These nerve fibers are miles long and cover every part of our skin. They help us to have all sorts of sensations, ranging all the way from itch and pain to more pleasurable and welcome feelings.