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Getting rid of a bruise faster  – SELF

Getting rid of a bruise faster – SELF

Bruises are a totally normal part of life. Maybe you regularly get “attacked” by doorframes, desks, or other inanimate (but totally in your way) objects. It’s still understandable if you don’t want to walk around with a massive black and blue mark on your knee reminding you of that time you wiped out on the treadmill.… Continue Reading

Is Botox worth it for men?   – Men’s Journal

Is Botox worth it for men? – Men’s Journal

“My wife suggested I get Botox for my worry lines. Do men do that?” Absolutely. The reason it has taken longer to catch on with men is, in part, biological. We age differently from women. Our skin is thicker and better nourished because we have more blood flow to support facial hair. And shaving acts like an exfoliant, removing dead skin with… Continue Reading

Woman’s skin cancer warning – TODAY

Woman’s skin cancer warning – TODAY

The next time you’re tempted to use a tanning bed or frolic in the sun without protecting your skin, Judy Cloud wants you to remember her face. The Indianapolis, Indiana, resident is sharing the aftermath of her fourth surgery to remove skin cancer from her body. Cloud has had more than 30 spots taken off… Continue Reading

How to stop sweating – Men’s Journal

How to stop sweating – Men’s Journal

Sweating is your body’s built-in air conditioning. When your core temperature rises on a sweltering day, before a stressful work presentation, or during a hard-charging gym session, your body releases water on the skin, where it evaporates and cools your entire system. But sweating can also be stinky and uncomfortable, and if you’re one of… Continue Reading

You’re washing your face all wrong  – Men’s Journal

You’re washing your face all wrong – Men’s Journal

It’s the perfect time to incorporate some small but important changes in how you take care of your body. The best place to start is your face and, specifically, not damaging it every morning. First, do not put that bar of body soap on your mug. Ever. “Soaps and cleansers today are on opposite sides of… Continue Reading

Dogs reduce eczema risk in toddlers

Dogs reduce eczema risk in toddlers

Children whose mothers had a dog while they were pregnant were significantly less likely to develop atopic dermatitis, or eczema, as toddlers, a researcher here found. At age 2, children with prenatal dog exposure had a significant reduced risk of eczema compared to children whose mothers were not exposed to dogs (OR 0.48, 95% CI… Continue Reading

Woman’s selfie of skin cancer goes viral

Woman’s selfie of skin cancer goes viral

A new case study describes how Tawny, a young nurse from Kentucky, posted a startling selfie on social media in April 2015, shortly after she had a skin cancer treatment. [She] was a regular user of tanning beds in her youth. She was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 21. By the time she was… Continue Reading

Melanoma by the numbers in 2017

Melanoma by the numbers in 2017

Malignant melanoma is a less common but highly dangerous form of skin cancer. When found at an early stage, melanoma has one of the highest cure rates of all cancers at more than 90 per cent. If left untreated, melanoma starts to invade into the skin. When it reaches the blood stream or the lymphatic… Continue Reading

What to do about fungal infections – Consumer Reports

What to do about fungal infections – Consumer Reports

These infections can be minor or serious. Here’s how to treat them. Fungal infections may call to mind itchy rashes, such as athlete’s foot. But the fungi normally found in soil and on plants, trees, skin, and more can cause a wide variety of infections. Some are surprisingly difficult to determine; others can be deadly serious.… Continue Reading

Increasing weight increases risk of rosacea

Increasing weight increases risk of rosacea

The skin disorder rosacea should be added to the list of chronic diseases linked to obesity, researchers report. Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises. The researchers reviewed the records of nearly 90,000 U.S. women, tracked over 14 years. They found a 48 percent higher likelihood… Continue Reading

This new trick makes fillers last longer

This new trick makes fillers last longer

In the world of injectables and fillers, nothing lasts forever. But a new injection technique coined “chemodenervation” may be able to make your hyaluronic acid fillers last that much longer. In a report in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, using hyaluronic acid fillers with botulinum toxin may prolong the results of the filler and here’s why.… Continue Reading

9 Women On Why They Got Botox In Their 20s — & Keep Getting It

9 Women On Why They Got Botox In Their 20s — & Keep Getting It

There’s a long list of things we’re still not “supposed” to talk about. Politics. Religion. Salary. Smoking weed. Miscarriage. Some even bristle at being asked “what do you do?” too early in the dating game. And in the beauty world, the taboo topics are plastic surgery and injectables, despite the fact that in 2015, more than 6.7 million Botox procedures were performed,… Continue Reading

5 easy skin care tips for guys this winter – New York Times

5 easy skin care tips for guys this winter – New York Times

Maybe you’ve been told men’s skin is different from women’s skin (hint: it’s thicker, physically and not necessarily figuratively, and contains more oil glands). Perhaps you’ve also been advised by a friend, partner or lover that it’s time to start taking care of your skin. That’s especially true in the winter, with its harsh seasonal… Continue Reading

Your car side window could be a health hazard – CBC News

Your car side window could be a health hazard – CBC News

The front windshield of your car probably shields you from the sun’s UV-A rays as you drive, but the same may not be true for side windows, a new study finds. Experts have long known that prolonged exposure tor ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays can raise the odds for skin cancer and cataracts. Click here to read the full article.… Continue Reading

Harper Bazaar’s Guide to Lasers

Harper Bazaar’s Guide to Lasers

How does laser works? Lasers work by generating a single wavelength of light that’s absorbed only by a single pigment. Some wavelengths target the red color of acne scars, broken capillaries and blood vessels. Others hone in on melanin, the brown-ish pigment in hair and skin, so they can both zap dark marks and remove… Continue Reading

Why am I getting these tiny black moles on my face – SELF

Why am I getting these tiny black moles on my face – SELF

“Right around when I turned 28, I started to notice what I thought were tiny black moles popping up on my cheeks and around my eyes. As a beauty editor who is proudly obsessed with my skin-care routine, I’m always keeping an eye on new spots, whether it’s an acne scar or a skin tag, and figuring out how… Continue Reading

How to get rid of dark under-eye circles – SHAPE

How to get rid of dark under-eye circles – SHAPE

No area seems to get as much atttention—or have as many beauty products devoted exclusively to it—as the eyes. It makes sense: The eyes are said to be the first feature people notice, and the skin around them is also sensitive and thin, making it vulnerable to a host of vexing issues. But there’s one… Continue Reading

Tackling acne and insecurities – Richard Branson

Tackling acne and insecurities – Richard Branson

When I was a teenager I suffered from acne. It’s rarely highlighted as a big issue, but it affects a huge number of people and can cause a lot of anguish. I struggled with my dyslexia at school, but acne made everything much worse. It was hard to fit in and be confident in my… Continue Reading

Can stress really cause acne? – TIME

Can stress really cause acne? – TIME

Few things can wreck a person’s confidence like a big old pimple. It would be cruelly ironic if stressful situations — a wedding, say, or a public speaking engagement — could trigger a breakout. Unfortunately, experts say the associations between stress and acne are now well-established. “When we went into our study, we were uncertain… Continue Reading

7 Innocent Habits That Practically Guarantee Your Acne Will Scar

7 Innocent Habits That Practically Guarantee Your Acne Will Scar

As if acne itself weren’t annoying enough, pimples can leave their mark long after you thought they were gone. Scars leave a long-lasting depression or textural change, while post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation creates a purple, gray, or brown mark. Acne is caused by inflammation, and depending on the degree of that inflammation and your skin type, that… Continue Reading

It only took one sunburn to ruin my face forever – Harpers Bazaar

It only took one sunburn to ruin my face forever – Harpers Bazaar

“In some ways, my skin never stood a chance. I went to high school on the Jersey Shore in the early ’00s, the height of the tanning craze. Remember when ostensibly pale blonde celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, and Paris Hilton painted themselves a bronzed orange before every red-carpet event? My friends hit the… Continue Reading

Make it stop: my palms are way too sweaty – Self

Make it stop: my palms are way too sweaty – Self

Excessive sweating is medically known as hyperhidrosis, and it goes far beyond a little dampness. People with hyperhidrosis can sweat so much it drips off their hands or soaks through their clothes, which can then lead to social anxiety and embarrassment, according to the Mayo Clinic. They may even struggle to pick up a pen or turn a… Continue Reading

Why you should be anti-aging your lips – Harper’s Bazaar

Why you should be anti-aging your lips – Harper’s Bazaar

Lips are often left out of the anti-aging conversation. Yet it’s volume loss and lines around the mouth that are some of the earliest signs of aging. “A number of key changes occur in lips with age,” says Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, a dermatologist in New York City. Most lips will lose their volume and definition… Continue Reading

The Right Way to Remove Skin Tags

The Right Way to Remove Skin Tags

If you’ve noticed fleshy little growths on your skin that are tempting to pick at, you likely have skin tags. These raised bumps and flaps are known as “acrochordons” or “cutaneous tags” by dermatologists. Fortunately, they’re completely harmless–but they can be super annoying if you don’t like the way they look. You can probably blame… Continue Reading

6 dermatologist tips for surviving the holidays

6 dermatologist tips for surviving the holidays

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year—but it also has the potential for wreaking havoc on your complexion. From a jam-packed schedule to ingestible temptation at every turn, it’s easy to get off-track as far as healthy diet and lifestyle choices are concerned. Here, six top dermatologists share their advice… Continue Reading

All your biggest skin concerns solved – Refinery29

All your biggest skin concerns solved – Refinery29

We all have a particular skincare issue we’d like to fix. We’re not talking about changing the way we look, but the way our skin behaves. An oily T-zone that looks more like a mirror than a forehead come lunchtime? We’ve been there. Chin scars left from a nasty bout of hormonal acne? We understand.… Continue Reading

Have I got adult-onset acne? – The Guardian

Have I got adult-onset acne? – The Guardian

Want to know the difference between acne and spots? There isn’t one, according to Dr Anjali Mahto of the British Association of Dermatologists. How many spots you have is irrelevant – even a few can really bother people. Those afflicted can become anxious, avoid social events and even stop going to work. “The mistake people make is… Continue Reading

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