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How to treat Nail Fungus?

How to treat Nail Fungus?

Fungal infections of the nails (onychomycosis) can be a persistent and sometimes embarrassing problem, and occasionally can become painful. These infections develop when fungi, known as dermatophytes, burrow under nails causing them to become crusty, thick, discolored and distorted.

Scalp Psoriasis vs. Seborrheic Dermatitis: What’s the difference?

Scalp Psoriasis vs. Seborrheic Dermatitis: What’s the difference?

Scalp psoriasis can be very mild, with slight, fine scaling. It can also be very severe with thick, crusted plaques covering the entire scalp. Psoriasis can extend beyond the hairline onto the forehead, the back of the neck and around the ears. Other skin disorders, such as seborrheic dermatitis, may look similar to psoriasis. However, scalp psoriasis appears powdery with a silvery sheen, while seborrheic dermatitis appears yellowish and greasy.

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....

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?