This itchy microbe really touches a nerve. A common skin bacterium can directly interact with a nerve cell to trigger an itch, new study shows, suggesting possible new therapies for itchy conditions.
Sunscreen is crucial for skin protection and the SPF is important. But dermatologists say the key to good summer skin care is applying plenty of lotion and re-applying it often, even when it's cloudy.
Your skin's microbiome could use a break from soap and cosmetics, Dr. James Hamblin says. He ditched bathing for five years to harness the power of "good" microbes.