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Common Causes of Recurrent Lip Rash (Cheilitis)

[ 44 ] January 7, 2014
Common Causes of Recurrent Lip Rash (Cheilitis)

Lip rashes (and rashes around the mouth) can be caused by various factors, such as Herpes Simplex virus or impetigo. But chronic lip inflammation can also be caused by allergens or irritants and sometimes it takes a good deal of detective work to figure out what the underlying trigger is. This post will cover the most common allergens and irritants that cause chronic or recurrent cheilitis and how to avoid them.

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Challenge Obtaining Certain Herbs

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014
Challenge Obtaining Certain Herbs

While most of the Chinese herbs used in our formulations are easily obtainable, there are times when some herbs become scarce. This can be due to many reasons: increased global demand and use, climatic events such as floods and droughts that reduce the crop, or the increased use of pesticides. Zi Zai Dermatology only uses […]

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Status Cosmeticus: Are Your Efforts To Improve Your Complexion Making It Worse?

[ 7 ] October 23, 2013
Status Cosmeticus: Are Your Efforts To Improve Your Complexion Making It Worse?

It is possible to do more harm than good when caring for the delicate skin of the face if you end up using too many skin care products or products that contain particular known irritants. Status cosmeticus is a progressive irritation of the skin in which almost anything applied topically stings, burns, itches and/or causes inflammation. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be very helpful in healing status cosmeticus.

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Zi Zai Nominated for Martha Stewart’s 2013 American Made Awards

[ 0 ] August 26, 2013
Zi Zai Nominated for Martha Stewart’s 2013 American Made Awards

Zi Zai Dermatology has been nominated for Martha Stewart’s 2013 American Made Awards. If you vote for Zi Zai Dermatology, you will be helping me get closer to my dream. I think I owe it to you to tell you what that dream really is so you know what your vote means to me.

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ZZD Nominated For Martha Stewart American Made Awards

[ 0 ] August 20, 2013
ZZD Nominated For Martha Stewart American Made Awards

Zi Zai Dermatology has been nominated as an American Maker in the 2013 American Made Awards. From the organizers of this competition: “American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. It’s a movement made up of people and communities who have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into […]

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Zi Zai Dermatology’s Acne Treatment Protocol

[ 4 ] June 23, 2013
Zi Zai Dermatology’s Acne Treatment Protocol

I treat many cases of acne in my private TCM practice and there are 2 important things I have learned that patients must do to achieve excellent results: 1. Be patient, there are no quick fixes. 2. Address internal imbalances as well as external symptoms. Tthose who worked to improve the internal imbalances in their bodies achieved faster results, better results, and had fewer breakouts even when they became a bit lax in their daily skin care routine.

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