Cheryl Lee MD Blog

  • What is the Balsam of Peru (BOP)?

    Your skin is a vital organ that often communicates with you through various symptoms. If your skin suddenly becomes dry, red, and itchy, it may be a sign that you have an allergy. In simple terms, an allergy is an immune reaction to a chemical in the environment, resulting in your body releasing inflammatory mediators that creates the itchy red rash that becomes your worst enemy for the next few days. View Post
  • Why Bathing is Essential for Your Skin

    Since the beginning of life, bathing has been considered essential to human well-being. This was especially evident in Roman and Japanese culture, where the bathing customs and hygiene were revered to the point of obsession. Bathing lost its popularity during the medieval times in part due to the idea that dirt was a protection germs and that body odor was considered an attractive element along with increased utilization of perfumes and cosmetics. Today, bathing has become a daily routine for some and a necessity for most.  View Post
  • Why can't I wear my Favorite Necklace?

    Does your skin make it difficult to wear some of your favorite outfits and accessories? Your sensitive skin may be trying to tell you something. For many patients afflicted with atopic eczema, it is an undeniable frustration having to deal with flare-ups from being exposed to even the simplest everyday allergens that others without sensitive have no trouble with. You may not be aware, but you might actually be wearing it on you right at this moment! View Post