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Top Skin Disorder Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2016

Top Skin Disorder Blogs

If you or someone you love has a skin disorder it can cause a lot of anxiety. You may feel embarrassed to go out or just confused at what it may be and what you should do. Whether you’re dealing with psoriasis, acne, eczema, rosacea or something else, it can make you feel all alone. But you’re definitely not.

There are bloggers out there who either are going through the same thing you are or who are expert dermatologists that treat hundreds of patients each year. I’ve researched and reviewed them all to find you the best of the best. Read below for my list of the Top Skin Disorder Blogs that you should be reading in 2016.

Top Skin Disorder Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2016

dr cynthia baily

Bio Tidbit: Dermatologist from Northern California wine country that helped over 13,000 patients overcome skin disorders.

Why You Want to Read It: She has one of the longest running blogs on this topic, began in 2009. With more than 25 years of dermatology experience, there is a lot of useful information you can glean from her blog.

Bio Tidbit: Jennifer is an eco minded optimist and “mompreneur” who founded The Eczema Company.

Why You Want to Read It: In her blog, she shared their family’s stories of battling eczema, allergies, and asthma using an integrative approach.


3. I Have Eczema

Bio Tidbit: Jenny suffers from severe eczema, allergies and urticaria. She created the blog to help create awareness about these conditions.

Why You Want to Read It: She talks about a condition called “Red Skin Syndrome” which can occur through use of topical steroids creams, and shares a lot of valuable and helpful tips.

Bio Tidbit: Dr. Jeffrey Benabio is a dermatologist that is Physician Director of Healthcare Transformation in San Diego CA.

Why You Want to Read It: He is a leading voice for using social technologies to benefit healthcare teams and empower patients. His monthly column “Digital Doctor is featured in several industry publications. Glamour Magazine named him “A Rock Star of Dermatology.”

Dr Diane Walder

5. Diane Walder, MD's Blog

Bio Tidbit: Dermatologist from Miami that is one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the United States. She’s frequently quoted in major magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

Why You Want to Read It: Her blog contains a great mix of helpful information about skin problems as well as tips for everyone on choosing the right beauty products and avoiding skin mistakes.

Carly Findlay Blog

Bio Tidbit: Carly is based in Australia and is a blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist. She organized Australia’s first Ichthyosis meet in 2015, brining together people affected by this rare disorder.

Why You Want to Read It: Her positive attitude and encouragement for others definitely come through her writing as she is “Loving life!” and telling her story about living with Ichthyosis.


7. Richard Weston’s Myotonic Dystrophy Blog

Bio Tidbit: He began his website and blog back in 1996 to summarize all the information he researched on Myotonic Dystrophy which is a condition that both his son and wife have.

Why You Want to Read It: There is quite a lot of very detailed information about this affliction and it comes from a family perspective. It also includes information on the newest potential treatments.


8. Being Me in My Own Skin

Bio Tidbit: Alisha is a media/marketing professional and ward wining writer and community advocate. Her most notable work comes from volunteering with The National Psoriasis Foundation.

Why You Want to Read It: Her Blog includes “Psoriasis Superhero of the Month” and highlights stories from around the country. The wealth of information is organized in a very easy to read format.


9. Thyroid Mom

Bio Tidbit: Blythe is the mother of two beautiful boys that were both born with Congenital Hypothyroidism, and both she and her husband also share the affliction. She uses her experience to help others.

Why You Want to Read It: An excellent blog to read if you have children that are going through skin disorder issues, she includes a lot of great ‘Mom Advice'.

Just A Girl with Spots

10. Just a Girl with Spots

Bio Tidbit: Joni was diagnosed with plaque and guttate psoriasis when she was 15 and has grown up strong and more confident since that time.

Why You Want to Read It: She talks about both the mental and physical issues surrounding psoriasis “it’s not just a skin condition.” Her blog is very well laid out and easy to read as well.


11. My Skin and I

Bio Tidbit: Simon is in his forties and lives with his very supportive wife and cat named Bob. His blog is devoted to writing about his experiences living with Psoriasis.

Why You Want to Read It: His blog includes details on meet ups for those with skin disorders as well as speaking presentations about Psoriasis. His cat Bob also appears regularly as the unofficial mascot.


12. Tea with MD

Bio Tidbit: Joyce is a dermatologist in training and was born and raised in California, but is currently living in New York City. She took a year off medical school to pursue medial journalism.

Why You Want to Read It: Her bright and friendly blog sprinkles in beauty, makeup and skin care tips along with information about skin disorders and dermatology.

Alan d dattner

13. Alan M Dattner, MD’s Blog

Bio Tidbit: Dr. Dattner is a dermatologist in New York and has bee a pioneer for over 30 years in integrating nutrition, dermatology, Applied Kinesiology, and Holistic Medicine.

Why You Want to Read It: He includes videos (vlogs) with his blogs and has a lot of great information about overall skin care, and holistic approaches to skin conditions.

Zo Skin Health

14. Zo Blog

Bio Tidbit: Dr. Zein Obagi is a dermatologist, world-renowned skincare expert and is the creator and Medical Director of ZO Skin Health, Inc.

Why You Want to Read It: His blog gives great overall health tips like “5 lovely ways to reduce stress” along with articles about coping with eczema and other skin issues.

Dr Divya

15. Dr. Divya’s Skin & Hair Solutions

Bio Tidbit: Dr. Divya is a renowned dermatologist and hair expert. She specializes in cosmetic dermatology, non surgical facial skin rejuvenation, hair disorders, acne and scars and dermatosurgery.

Why You Want to Read It: Her blog includes tips on both skin care and hair loss issues, and even how to treat diaper rashes.

Derma DR Kunin

16. DERMAdoctor

Bio Tidbit: Dr. Audrey Kunin is a dermatologist, author, clinician, educator, television personality and CEO of DERMAdoctor, Inc. She’s a frequent guest of The Dr. Oz Show.

Why You Want to Read It: Her blog is well categorized, making it easy to find the subject you need, and covers all types of skin conditions, such as acne, hyperthidrosis, eczema, rosacea and more.


17. Eczema Blues

Bio Tidbit: Mei, aka Marcie Mom, is a mother who’s baby girl suffers from eczema she started her blog to help share what she has learned along the way with other parents.

Why You Want to Read It: Her blog is quite extensive, with 859 posts over 5 years, and it also includes some light-hearted fun like a “Good Eczema Skincare” word scramble.

18. My Eczema Skincare Blog

Bio Tidbit: Selina began her blog to share her experiences with eczema: the good, the bad and the ugly and all the emotions that go along with them.

Why You Want to Read It: Her blog includes a lot of uplifting quotes as well as her eczema care routine and her journey over the last 5 years.


19. Everything for Eczema

Bio Tidbit: Anindita is a mum of a child with eczema and shares her family’s search for over 3 years for the right products that would help her daughter get relief from the itching.

Why You Want to Read It: Her blog contains a lot of excellent and in-depth information about different types of treatments and nutrients that can help this condition.

Beczema Rebecca

20. Beczema

Bio Tidbit: Rebecca has suffered with eczema all her life, and now that she’s in her 40’s has come to terms with it, for both the good days and not so good days.

Why You Want to Read It: In addition to tons of great articles, she includes both a Product Reviews section and Body Confidence section on her blog.

Stacked Skincare

21. Stacked Skincare

Bio Tidbit: Kerry Benjamin is a licensed esthetician and skincare expert. She’s been featured in major publications including Refinery29, MindBodyGreen, and as an L.A. Woman Entrepreneur in Darling Magazine.

Why You Want to Read It: Her blog is well organized and easy to read, and covers subjects on eczema, facial oil, and lots of other skin care information.

A Free From World Emily

22. A Free From World

Bio Tidbit: Emily is a primary school teacher and current stay at home mummy to her daughter Elianah. She wrote her blog as a way to share her experience with her daughter’s eczema and food allergies.

Why You Want to Read It: She shares a lot of uplifting messages along with her story, and includes recipes and useful resources on eczema on her blog.

Kara Living with Psoriasis blog

23. My Living With Psoriasis Blog

Bio Tidbit: Kara was born in the UK and suffers from psoriasis. She began her blog in order to connect and communicate with anyone else out there in the world that shares the condition.

Why You Want to Read It: She shares her experiences and reviews of different skincare products and also includes guest posts filled with other helpful information.

spoon and saucer

24. Spoon and Saucer - Psoriasis

Bio Tidbit: Brandie has a blog filled with lots of great information on food, coffee, and cooking, she also shares some information about her condition, psoriasis.

Why You Want to Read It: Her blog titled “Psoriasis, Gluten, and My Food Journey” contains some great information that I haven’t seen on other sites.

jessica and psoriasis

25. Jessica & Psoriasis

Bio Tidbit: 20-year old Jessica began her blog to see if it would benefit others and offer support. She has had psoriasis since she was 7 years old.

Why You Want to Read It: She shares some great stories as she is going through life, and includes links to others that write about their experience with skin conditions.

So, as you can see, you are definitely not alone if you or a love one is living with a skin disorder. There are some wonderful people out there just like you, as well as some top dermatologists, all with the goal to connect and share what they’ve learned. Congratulations and thanks to the bloggers above for sharing their stories to help others.

10 of the Best Late Excuses to Tell Your Boss

​When you’re running late to work, it helps to have a believable excuse to get you off the hook and keep you on your boss’s good side. We made this resourceful infographic below to use as a handy reference for the best excuses to give when you’re running late.

10 best late excuses to tell your boss

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1. My dog/cat got out and I had to find them

If your boss is also a pet owner, no questions asked.

2. I was working on that big report from home, and lost track of the time.

They can’t get mad if you were already working.

3. I had to wait for my refrigerator repairman to arrive.

This works with any large, critical appliance, A/C unit would work too.

4. I was detained by Homeland Security because of foot powder in my suitcase.

This one only works if you’ve just returned from a trip. No one wants to ask you about foot powder.

5. I stopped to help a stranded motorist on my way to work.

How can your boss fault you for being such a great person?

6. There was a dangerous looking dog on the loose out front, and I had to wait for it to leave to go out to my car.

The flip side of #1, if your boss is not an animal lover.

7. My husband/wife tripped and spilled coffee on me and I had to change.

So your spouse, not you, looks like the clumsy one.

8. I stopped to help my child’s teacher carry in art supplies.

Great to use if your boss is a doting parent too.

9. I got a flat tire on the way in and had to stop to change it.

Common, but believable, as nearly everyone has been there.

10. I left extra early, but the traffic was horrible.

Check news to make sure, then add that you tried to plan for it.





Top 30 Health and Fitness Entrepreneurs in 2016

Top 30 Health & Fitness Entrepreneurs

If your health, fitness and weight loss journey has been anything like mine, it’s a bit of a roller coaster. It can be hit or miss trying to find a good resource for an exercise regime that can get your body where you want and will also fit in with your day-to-day life. It can sometimes be exhausting just trying all the different health and fitness gurus out there.

Several top health and fitness entrepreneurs had a passion that lead them to help people feel better about themselves. I’ve done a bit of research and compiled a “goto” list below of the 30 top health the fitness entrepreneurs that you should definitely check out. I’ve included a little about each one so you can zero in on the one that fits you best.

The Top 30 Health & Fitness Entrepreneurs in 2016

Kayla Itsines

Key focus: Bikini Body Confident

Why you should check her out: Kayla wanted to help women solve their issues with hating their inner thighs or wanting a flat stomach. Her program includes workouts with cardio mixed with nutrition planning.

Key focus: No Matter What, Sweat Every Day

Why you should check her out: Natalie is part of a group of elite fitness trainers and works with athletes of all abilities. She has a relentless focus on form, function and control in all her disciplines.

 Joe Cross

3. Joe Cross

Key focus: Reboot with Joe, Juicing for Weight Loss

Why you should check him out: Joe founded his Reboot program after the success of his film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. His program is meant to inspire health and weight loss through plant-based eating and juicing.

Key focus: Real Information, Real People, Real Results

Why you should check him out: His Born Fitness site includes an endorsement from Arnold Schwarzenegger, for starters. He began his company to simplify the search for health and fitness while amplifying the payoff and life benefits.

Clark Shao

5. Clark Shao

Key focus: Ripped Body. Six Pack Abs. Fast.

Why you should check him out: Clark began his Six Pack Shortcuts program after he himself changed his life and went from overweight to ripped. His program is all about optimizing your fat burning hormones and easy steps to six pack abs.

Kimberly Snyder

Key focus: Beauty Detox Solution

Why you should check her out: Kimberly first struggled with her own body issues including weight gain and low energy. Her solutions focus on “inside-out” thinking using foods, thoughts, and her Glowing Green Smoothie to detox the body.

Kris Carr

7. Kris Carr

Key focus: Crazy. Sexy. Healthy.

Why you should check her out: Kris is a cancer survivor whose journey made her want to experience life and be healthy more than ever. Her program includes plant-based nutrition, good diet, juices and smoothies for energy and vitality.

Neghar Fonooni

8. Neghar Fonooni

Key focus: Your Life is An Extraordinary Adventure

Why you should check her out: Her “Wholehearted Coaching” is designed to help you step into your power. This USAF veteran teaches women to love their bodies and empower their lives.

9. Robb Wolf

Key focus: Revolutionary Solutions to Modern Life

Why you should check him out: Robb, a former research biochemist, is all about eating real food and the Paleo solution. His program is based on eating foods humans were meant to eat, fitness and gluten free diets.

Harley Pasternak

10. Harley Pasternak

Key focus: Power Metabolism, Blast Fat, Shed Pounds

Why you should check him out: Harley is a celebrity fitness and nutrition specialist, training stars like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. His books are based upon a combination of diet and exercise, including rapid weight loss tips and body reset through diet.

Katie, the “Wellness Mama”

11. Katie, the "Wellness Mama"

Key focus: It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Be Healthy

Why you should check her out: This mom of six knows what it’s like to take care of a family and try to take care of yourself too. Her mission is to provide practical tips and recipes for healthier families and natural beauty.

Gunnar Peterson

12. Gunnar Peterson

Key focus: It’s All About the Training, With a Little Levity to Get You Through It

Why you should check him out: Gunner is a personal trainer in Beverly Hills, helping both celebs and everyday folks like us. He has a dynamic workout approach which includes both boundless energy and humor.


13. Jen Sinkler

Key focus: Thrival Guide - Getting Strong, Healthy, Sexy, and Fulfilled

Why you should check her out: Jen is all about doing it the “real” way - no fads to melt 10 pounds of fat in 10 days. She’s about maintaining a healthy weight and energy level from the long run to enhance your life through strength training.


14. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

Key focus: Being Fitter, Stronger, Faster, and Healthier

Why you should check her out: Camille is also known as “The Fittest Woman on Earth” as winner of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. She works to inspire other women through her strength training progressive workouts.

Adriene Mishler

15. Adriene Mishler

Key focus: It’s All About Yoga

Why you should check her out: Adriene is an actress and yoga enthusiast. Her series includes yoga for the feet, yoga for beginning, and getting toned through yoga.

Jennifer Cohen

16. Jennifer Cohen

Key focus: Strong is the New Sexy

Why you should check her out: Jennifer is a leading fitness personality, appearing regularly on NBC’s today show. Her No Gym Required brand of products and services is meant to give you the flexibility to workout anywhere.


17. Mark Fisher

Key focus: Ridiculous Humans. Serious Fitness.

Why you should check him out: Mark’s fitness community is a loving and supportive place, taking a beginner up to “Workout Ninja” status. They welcome people that hate gyms, because they do too!

Darya Rose

18. Darya Rose

Key focus: For the Love of Food

Why you should check her out: Darya is a neuroscience Ph.D. who created the site Summer Tomato. Her site is focused on teaching you how to get healthy and lose weight without dieting, but instead working on balance and moderation.

 Anna Victoria

19. Anna Victoria

Key focus: FGB - Fit Body Guide

Why you should check her out: Anna’s fitness regime is built around a thriving community of women that encourage and motivate each other. Her philosophy is designed around high intensity workouts and healthy eating.

Tony Robbins

20. Tony Robbins

Key focus: Get Ready! Your Breakthrough Awaits

Why you should check him out: Tony Robbins is a motivational master and incredibly well-known and respected. His “Breakthrough University” app series is focused on health and vitality.

Alan Aragon

21. Alan Aragon

Key focus: Strength and Health through Science

Why you should check him out: Alan has over 20 years of success in the fitness field. If you’re science minded, you’ll enjoy the many articles he’s written on sports training and diet in his monthly Research Review.

John Berardi

22. Precision Nutrition

Key focus: Coaching, Mentorship, and Support

Why you should check them out: Precision Nutrition was founded by Dr. John Berardi and Phil Caravaggio in 2003. It is designed to provide a tailored health and fitness program based upon the individual needs of the client or the trainer.

Kathryn Budig

23. Kathryn Budig

Key focus: Aim True

Why you should check her out: Kathryn is a yoga teacher and inspirational speaker who teaches people to love their body and eat without fear. Her health and wellness regime is a balance of yoga, purification, and meditation.

Bethenny Frankel

24. Bethenny Frankel

Key focus: Be In the Moment

Why you should check her out: Bethenny first became famous in The Real Housewives of New York. Since she then, she has branched out into the Skinny Girl line of foods and cocktails. Her site has recipes, health tips and more.

Shaun T

25. Shaun T.

Key focus: Trust and Believe

Why you should check him out: Shaun not only has a BS in sports science but has also shared the stage with Val Kilmer and Adam Lambert. He combined combined his passion for dance and fitness to share programs to build confidence and inspire.

Sarah Wilson

26. Sarah Wilson

Key focus: Sugar Free & Auto-Immune Disease

Why you should check her out: Sarah is a media personality and spent four “very fun and pink-filled” years as Editor for Cosmo. She swears by traditional Chinese medicine, and is an expert at going sugar free, auto-immune, and all things bike related.

Sohee Lee

27. Sohee Lee

Key focus: Eat. Life. Thrive.

Why you should check her out: Sohee is a health coach and fitness writer. She specializes in helping women have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Her regime includes prioritizing compound movements and lifting.

Steve Kamb

28. Steve Kamb

Key focus: I’m a Nerd. I Deadlift.

Why you should check him out: Steve is a nerd at heart, but knew that didn’t mean he couldn’t also be fit. His philosophy includes exercising because it’s fun, the importance of diet, and having the right mindset.

Adam Rosante

29. Adam Rosante

Key focus: You Are Stronger Than You Think

Why you should check him out: Adam has a passion for helping people live a strong, balanced, and healthy life - without losing the fun. His routines include mediation, waking up with gratitude, and the “Sh*t, I’m Late for Work, Workout.”

Amanda Bisk

30. Amanda Bisk

Key focus: Fresh Body Fit Mind

Why you should check her out: Amanda is a former track athlete who had to come back from injuries and chronic fatigue. Her philosophy is based upon the fact that your workout doesn’t have to break you, and that doing a little bit every day is key.

Summing It All Up

You aren’t on your own when it comes to finding the right health, wellness and fitness program to keep you feeling great. As you can see from the list of 30 above, there is a program to fit everyone’s lifestyle, whether you’re into intense workouts or yoga and meditation. The most important thing is the just take that first step to try it out.