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Tips and Trivia About the Skin
Your skin is more than just your face, although that's what most people pay the most attention to. Your skin is actually the largest organ in your body and weighs probably more than you think. Below are some interesting facts and tips that may surprise you about your skin.
Sun Care Tips and Facts---Protect Your Skin
It's summer! That means vacation, beaches, tennis and of course sun shine. Although we get Vitamin D from the sun, it is thought that you really don't need more than minutes of sunshine a week in order to get the required amount. Unfortunately there really is no such thing as a safe tan. So protect yourself and your family members with the following tips on sun care.
General Skin Care FAQ
Your skin is the latest organ in your body, so there's a lot to know about it! Here are some interesting facts and tips about your skin and how to look after it.
Preparing For the Big Day
Everyone -- guests and those who will be in the public eye -- wants their skin to look its best on their big day. Here are some simple tips you can follow to help avoid skin problems on your special day:
Another Reason to Kick the Habit
We all know that aging is a natural biological process that affects all of us. The aging of your skin is also greatly affected by external factors that accelerate this process; particularly smoking. Exposing our skin over many years to sunshine will give the skin an old wrinkled, blotchy look. Drinking too much alcohol over many years may also give you an older appearance.
Treating Skin Tags and Seborrheic Keratoses
Skin tags can be found on any part of the body, but are most common on the eyelids and neck, and in the armpits and groin, and under the breasts.
Treating Stretch Marks
Stretch marks - All of us hate them and yet most of us have them. Fortunately, not all is lost. Is there anything that can be done to prevent them? Most experts say no. Is there anything to treat them? The answer is YES.
Nail Care Basics
We've all had them, a nasty hangnail. They seem to come from nowhere and then you snag them on something and ouch! Hangnails are simply dead skin - skin that's dried out and needs to be cared for.
Hand Rejuvenation: The Forgotten Quest For Youth?
Many patients notice a discrepancy between their rejuvenated face and the aged appearance of their hands. Our hands work for us every day and because of that, are subjected to more wear and tear than we care to admit. It is for these reasons that cosmetic hand rejuvenation is becoming more and more popular.
Lip Care
Lips are a unique part of our body from both a functional and visual point of view. Lip care is unique, yet simple measures can ensure that they stay young and function well.
Melasma Prevention and Treatment
Melasma represents increased pigmentation of the facial regions that particularly affects women. It is one of the most common reasons that women seek the advice of dermatologists. Although it is one of the most frustrating conditions to treat as the “veil” of increased pigmentation descends over the face, there is a lot of good news in the fight against this rampant affliction, raising hopes that truly effective remedies are just around the corner.
Skin Tags: The gift that keeps on giving?
Skin tags are very common and are often described as skin-colored projections of small pieces of hanging skin. They are benign and frequently have small, narrow stalks. Classically, they occur around the neck, underarms, eyelids, and under the breasts. They vary in appearance from smooth to slightly wrinkled. Initially, skin tags start as small, flat or slightly raised pinpoint-sized spot. Skin tags can gradually grow to an impressive size. Some of them can reach the size of a grape.
Feet - Winter or Summer - We need them to stay in Tip-Top Shape
Our feet are more important and complicated than most of us care to realize. The way your feet look gives the observer clues as to how well you take care of yourself. The appearance of the feet also transmits multiple signals as to the general health of the person. Properly functioning feet are an essential component of enjoying a satisfying life and we only realize the impact our feet have on us when they are not working or looking their best.