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Don’t Fry: Preventing Skin Cancer

Don’t Fry: Preventing Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, and nearly 77,000 cases of melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) are expected to be diagnosed in 2013. That’s why the American Cancer Society and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention have designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day –– this year it was on May 24, 2013.

Eat your way to fabulous skin!

Eat your way to fabulous skin!

Everyone has a favourite face cream or treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of micronutrients is essential to support this rapid growth. Eat the correct balance of foods and you'll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple and blemish-free.

Dermal fillers – Get the facts

Dermal fillers – Get the facts

Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Prevelle Silk are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance essential to plump and youthful-looking skin. Non animal-based hyaluronic acid dermal fillers came on the world market with the introduction of Restylane in 1996. Before Restylane, dermal fillers were made of animal products such as bovine collagen (derived from cows), silicone (sometimes toxic), or body fat (a live and sometimes unpredictable substance). Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are...

Hyaluronic Acid: History, Chemical Structure, and its Benefits for the Body

Hyaluronic Acid: History, Chemical Structure, and its Benefits for the Body

Although Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can be found naturally in most every cell in the body, it is found in the greatest concentrations in the skin tissue. Almost 50% of the bodies HA is found here. It is found in both the deep underlying dermal areas as well as the visible epidermal top layers. Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains large amounts of HA that helps keep the skin stay young and healthy. The HA provides continuous moisture to the skin by binding up to 1000 times its weight in water....

Hyperpigmentation, Hypopigmentation, and Your Skin

Hyperpigmentation, Hypopigmentation, and Your Skin

Pigmentation is the coloring of a person's skin. When a person is healthy, his or her skin will appear normal in color. In the case of illness or injury, the person's skin may change color, becoming darker (hyperpigmentation) or lighter (hypopigmentation).

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.

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?

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.