Are You Allergic to Laundry Detergent? 3 Common Symptoms and Treatments for Sensitive Skin

Are You Allergic to Laundry Detergent? 3 Common Symptoms and Treatments for Sensitive Skin

Are you having an allergic skin reaction and aren’t sure what the cause is? It may be time for you to take a look at what detergent you are using! My mom has very sensitive skin and for the longest time she couldn’t find the cause of her rashes. We originally thought the culpret was food, […]

DSAP Skin Survey Results Are In!

DSAP Skin Survey Results Are In!

For the last six months I’ve been collecting data from those with the rare skin condition Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis. To my knowledge this is the largest collection of patient data in existence with over 250 surveys filled out. (I will be adding to this article as I have time to sift through and present the […]

DSAP, Sun Exposure & Autoimmune Disease

DSAP, Sun Exposure & Autoimmune Disease

by Summer Kramer, melanoma survivor and founder of SummerSkin SUN EXPOSURE. As a melanoma survivor, I think about sun exposure every day, and as with many skin conditions, safe sun habits are a necessity.  One such condition that has been shown to be affected by sun exposure is Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis (DSAP). The known key […]

An all-natural DSAP treatment may helps eliminate lesions

An all-natural DSAP treatment may helps eliminate lesions

An alternative treatment for those with the rare skin condition Dissiminated Superficial Actinic  Porokortosis  (DSAP) is an all natural ointment called Perrins Blend. While this certainly isn’t a cure, some people report positive results in using Perrins as a DSAP treatment and removing DSAP lesions.  While there are probably more efficient methods in managing your […]

Exfoliate your way to soft, silky-smooth skin (with sandpaper!)

Exfoliate your way to soft, silky-smooth skin (with sandpaper!)

One complaint of those suffering from disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP), a rare skin disease, is the rough texture of the skin that the lesions create. These roundish little spots are characterized by a thread-like ridge that surrounds the actual spot, making the skin feel rough to the touch. A few years ago I was […]

Should you use sunscreen in the winter? What about in the morning or late afternoon? (Hint: the answer may surprise you)

Should you use sunscreen in the winter? What about in the morning or late afternoon? (Hint: the answer may surprise you)

I have a skin condition called disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) which is brought out by the sun, so during the summer I try my best to slather on the sunscreen . But I naively believed that during winter I didn’t really need to protect my skin. I know the skin care professionals say you should wear sunscreen no […]