Skin Care

How Does Stress Affect Our Skin?

April is Stress Awareness Month, and we here at Old Bridge Dermatology know how much stress can affect your overall body health, including the health of your skin. With all of the things we do every day: getting the kids to school, remembering every task at work, juggling the bank account, and so on and so […]

Should I Avoid Alcohol In My Skincare Products?

We know that drinking alcohol can cause or worsen some skin issues, but do you know the effects of the alcohol in your bathroom cabinet products? If you pore over skincare product ingredients (pun intended), you might notice several varieties of alcohol listed within. Each of these types of alcohol can serve a different purpose, […]

When Should I See My Dermatologist About Warts?

Sometimes when we notice a change in our body – even a growth like a wart – we tend to cover it up and hope it will take care of itself. We all lead remarkably busy lives, but it is necessary to get warts and other growths checked out. While many warts are harmless, some […]

5 Common Children’s Skin Issues

When you discover a rash, blister, or bump somewhere on your child’s body, it can be quite a disconcerting experience. If the skin issue had manifested on your own body, you might be able to confidently assess what might have caused it, or carefully describe your symptoms to a skilled dermatologist for proper diagnosis. However, […]

How To Combat Dry Winter Skin

New Jersey winters are never particularly easy – bundling up every morning, scraping ice off your windshield, shoveling the sidewalk, and the dreaded dry winter skin are just part of the territory! The colder temperatures, dip in humidity, and cranking of indoor heaters every winter can easily deplete your skin’s layer of moisture-trapping oil. This […]

Caring For Your Eczema During The Winter Season

The dry cold weather during winter in New Jersey can worsen already frustrating skin conditions. One of these skin conditions is eczema. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes dry, scaly, itchy skin. It’s especially common in children but can affect anyone. Eczema flare-ups can be caused by allergens, skin irritants, stress, and a […]

How To Treat Oily Skin Naturally

Oily skin is caused by the excess production of sebum from the sebaceous glands which are located right under the surface of your skin. Normally sebum is a healthy secretion, but when your glands secrete too much oil it can clog your pores and lead to acne and other skin conditions. You can reduce symptoms […]

Poor Circulation Can Cause Dermatitis

A certain type of dermatitis called stasis dermatitis affects individuals with poor blood circulation. When your blood circulation is sub-optimal, it prevents blood from flowing sufficiently through your veins. This can cause the blood to accumulate in the legs. The result is often unsightly and painful and requires the help of your dermatologist to properly […]

How To Keep Your Hair Hydrated in the Wintertime

To avoid having your hair look like an unruly bird’s nest in the winter months, there are quite a wide variety of steps you can take to keep your hair from drying out. Some of them are just common sense tips, but they all help in the quest for lovely hair and help to prevent […]

How To Treat Your Skin Economically

Calling your skin an actual organ may be a bit of a stretch, so to speak, since your skin stretches across your whole body. But your skin does cover most of your exterior surface, so treating your skin correctly is essential to your overall health. Many natural and inexpensive skin care products are available at […]