- August 31st, 2014
Anti-aging is all the rage, but did you know these surprising facts about the largest organ in the body—your skin?
12 to 15 percent of your total body weight comes from skin
50,000: The number of cells your skin sheds every minute
105: The number of pounds of skin you will have lost by age 70
- March 1st, 2013
Winter months can bring on the itch as cold weather and indoor heat dry out the skin. For some people itchy, dry skin is something more: a symptom of atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, or hives. Skin testing by an allergy expert is the best route to long-term skin solutions, but Brian Rotskoff, MD, offers up these general guidelines for understanding your skin condition.
Aging is inevitable, but looking old is optional. There are some very exciting ingredients available in anti-aging skincare today, and peptides are at the top of the list.
In the age of "more," sometimes it's best to go with less.
- December 1st, 2009
At age 16, Dawn Montefusco developed a serious case of psoriasis that covered 85 percent of her body in itchy, red scales. Her doctor dashed her hopes of an easy cure, telling her she’d most likely have the autoimmune disease the rest of her life. “I was a sophomore in high school, so this was devastating,” recalls Montefusco, now 40.
Don't let stress sabotage your complexion.by O'Rya Hyde-Keller
- September 1st, 2009
Mom was right: When it comes to beauty, what’s on the inside is just as important as what’s on the outside. New research shows that certain foods and beverages can literally improve your skin from within. Here’s how you can slather, supplement, and snack your way to glowing, youthful skin with the help of four hot, new beauty ingredients.
Four superfoods that feed your skinBy Vicky Uhland
- February 1st, 2009
Have you ever noticed that people differ not only in how fast they age, but also in the way that they age? Some fight (and lose) the battle of the bulge, while the fashionably thin decry the wrinkles that deeply line their faces. Others bemoan the age spots, dark circles, and sags and bags that follow them into their 40s, 50s, and beyond.
Tap into ancient wisdom to battle aging betterBy Nancy Lonsdorf, MD
- February 1st, 2009
That bar of soap in your bathroom may seem like the safest part of your beauty regimen, but unfortunately, there may be more to this shower standby than meets the eye.Soaps come clean, revealing a lather of luscious ingredientBy Nora Simmons