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Skin Care for School Children

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For many parents, September is a time of relief as their children go back to school. However, with the new school season, be aware of skin related problems that your children may be exposed to. Here are some helpful tips on protecting your child’s skin. For more, visit www.DermatologyCare.ca and sign-up for a free weekly email.

Acne:

Acne can be a source of stress for teenage children. Find non-comedogenic products, as they are less likely to cause blackheads or whiteheads. Remember that there are individual differences in skin type, so make sure to test a product first, to see if it works for your child. For more information, visit www.acneguide.ca.

Calluses:

Calluses are a body’s natural defence that builds over time in areas where friction is constant. If you’ve bought new shoes for your child, it may be causing more friction than usual until the shoe is broken in. While calluses are not harmful in anyway, it can be unsightly. An exfoliating mask can prevent calluses from forming.

Lice:

Back to school season is also high season for the spreading of lice as kids come into close contact with each other. Head lice can be spread through physical contact or by sharing clothing or headphones. Pubic lice can be contracted through sexual contact. For more information on lice, visit www.lice.ca.

Ringworm:

Ringworms are fungal infections that cause red scaly ring shaped patches of dried skin on the hands, feet, or upper body. It is contagious and relatively common condition for children who are involved in contact sports. For those with a suppressed immune system, there is a higher risk of getting a fungal infection. For more information, visit www.FungalGuide.ca.

Warts:

Warts are caused by a virus that is spread through skin contact. Plantar warts can form from having the feet come into contact with the virus on moist floors, unclean pedicure tools or other virus contaminated surfaces.

Hair Care:

Regular use of quality shampoo can make great shiny hair. Shampoo removes oil, sweat, and dirt from the hair, and is an essential part of hair care. Hard water and residue from hair care products can also dull the shine, and clarifying shampoos can remove these build-ups from dulling your hair. Loosening your hair is also healthy for your hair. Wearing braids or ponytails tightly can lead to bald spots.

Exercise and Diet:

Regular exercise and healthy diets are important for your heart, but also for your skin’s health. People with low fat diets which contain a lot of vegetables show less sunspots on their skin, compared with those who eat a lot of meat and dairy products.

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