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Some facts about SUNSCREEN and TANNING that might surprise you…

Some facts about SUNSCREEN and TANNING that might surprise you…

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetimes. Despite overwhelming evidence linking ultraviolet rays to skin cancer, exposure to the sun and indoor tanning machines continues to increase.

Are we overlooking the protein in plants?

Are we overlooking the protein in plants?

Our bodies are incredibly effective so every food going into our system is broken apart and its nutrients absorbed. During the digestion process, amino acid chains from all sources are broken down and made ready for our bodies to use. If we are eating a good mix of fruits, veggies, grains and legumes, then our body simply collects what it needs from the mix that our digestion system has absorbed.

HOLIDAY ACNE?

HOLIDAY ACNE?

If you are like me, you will eat everything this holiday season and ended up with a few pimples. Why did we get pimples this holiday season? The culprit is all those delicious cakes and cookies we received as gifts. How can cakes and cookies give us pimples?

Can all tattoos be removed?

Can all tattoos be removed?

In th­is article, we'll examine how new laser tattoo removal techniques are helping people of all ages rid themselves of something that, for a variety of reasons, they no longer want on their bodies. (Falling out of love and wanting a no-longer-special person's name removed is the most popular reason cited, experts say!

Treating Acne Scars – Best Options

Treating Acne Scars – Best Options

While there is no acne scar cream that will get rid of acne scars quickly, there are a number of methods to help prevent and reduce the appearance of scars. If you’re wondering how to get rid of acne scars, check out these tips for preventing and treating this very common problem.

What Is Rosacea? What Causes Rosacea?

What Is Rosacea? What Causes Rosacea?

There is no clinical test for rosacea. The GP (general practitioner) reaches a diagnosis after examining the patient's skin, and asking about symptoms and triggers. The presence of enlarged blood vessels will help the physician distinguish it from other skin disorders. The presence of a rash on the scalp or ears usually indicates a different or co-existing diagnosis. Rosacea signs and symptoms are mainly on the face. Early diagnosis and subsequent prompt treatment significantly reduces the risk ...

How do Antioxidants affect the skin?

How do Antioxidants affect the skin?

When it comes to caring for your skin, antioxidants can help to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Unlike sunscreens and moisturizers, antioxidants can protect your skin from the inside out by guarding your cells from damage. Vitamins A, C and E and the mineral selenium are thought to be particularly helpful in skin care.

Chemical Peels and Your Skin

Chemical Peels and Your Skin

Chemical peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, are a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to "blister" and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin also is temporarily more sensitive to the sun.

Light Chemical Peels

Light Chemical Peels

Our skin is not only our largest organ, it is our first line of defense against harsh environmental conditions such as UV damage, pollution and irritants. So, have you thanked your skin lately?