Although summer is a fun-filled season, it’s laden with mosquitoes. It appears that dawn and dusk are the busiest time for many mosquitos, while others prefer the hottest times of the day. They seem to thrive during the hot, humid weather, especially after rain. Mosquitoes inject a proboscis, which looks like a tiny straw and sucks up small amounts of your blood, releasing anti-clotting agents. When your immune system reacts, it releases histamine, which creates a small bump that itches. What you think is a mosquito bite is really your body’s allergic reaction to the substance released by the bite.

If you were overzealous about tweezing your brows, or notice that they disappeared over time, this guide will help you choose the right color to fill in the sparse spots. In order to pick the right shade, you will need to consider your complexion color as well.

Now that summer season is here, it’s time to stock up on sunscreen. With so many different options available, it’s daunting to make the right choices. The following guidelines can help you choose wisely.

Do you notice small, light-colored patches on your arms, legs, or other areas of your skin? If so, you may have a rare skin condition called vitiligo, which is responsible for the skin losing its melanin. The first thing you need to do is see a dermatologist to evaluate your condition, because it can spread over time. In addition, there are many other conditions that can lead to skin lightening.

Psychodermatology, a form of treating skin disorders by using psychological techniques, is now heading mainstream. Dr. Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist with a dual degree in dermatology and psychiatry, even wrote a book called The Mind-Beauty Connection. She also created a niche in Manhattan’s uptown area fueled by the wellness culture. It seems consumers these days are connecting the dots between emotions and skincare. It’s as if a lightbulb has gone off, and many start to claim that if they take better care of themselves, they not only feel better but look better as well.

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