• 26 JUL 16
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    What is psoriasis?

    What is psoriasis?

    Unpredictable and irritating, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It’s characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. As underlying cells reach the skin’s surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, red plaques covered with white scales. Psoriasis typically occurs on the knees, elbows, and

    • 07 JUL 16
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    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.   “They often occur in

    • 07 JUL 16
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    How your vagina changes in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s

    How your vagina changes in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s

    Subscribe If you’re not the kind of woman who regularly examines herself south of the border, you might not realize that, just like the rest of your body, your vagina is getting older.   It’s not that your vagina is celebrating your exact birthday. After all, “your body doesn’t know that the calendar is changing,”

    • 07 JUL 16
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    2 New ways to make toenail fungus disappear

    2 New ways to make toenail fungus disappear

    Sandal season isn’t so fun for toenail fungus suffers. But the estimated 35 million people who deal with foot fungi may soon be joining the barefoot masses, as two new solutions for toenail fungus have just entered the scene.   In early July, the FDA approved Kerydine, a treatment for onychomycosis (toenail fungus) that’s the

    • 07 JUL 16
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    Why your plate is as important as your face cream?

    Why your plate is as important as your face cream?

    You can mask it, exfoliate it, cleanse it and moisturise it, but no amount of product applied to the skin, whatever the promise or price tag, can compensate for a poor diet.   For a clear, smooth and glowing complexion, the foods we put into our body are just as important as what we put

    • 07 JUL 16
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    What really works for rosacea?

    What really works for rosacea?

    Rosacea is a skin condition that causes facial redness. Because it’s so highly visible, it can be embarrassing and can even interfere with a person’s quality of life.   Flare-ups are often made worse by sunbathing, extremes of temperature, as well as things like spicy food. We look at the best ways to treat rosacea

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Women and hair loss: coping tips

    Women and hair loss: coping tips

    Losing your crowning glory can be particularly difficult for women. But there are ways to cope.   Losing your hair as a woman, especially if you’re young or at a vulnerable time in your life, can badly affect your confidence.   Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokesperson and junior nursing sister at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, says society considers hair to

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Anti-aging tips

    Anti-aging tips

    Years of exposure to glossy magazine ads and slick television commercials for anti-aging serums have taught us that our faces tell our stories. They reveal damage from all those summers as a lifeguard or camp counselor, lines from a nasty breakup or two, and the perfect “11” of a furrowed brow.   Maintain a Healthy

    • 06 JUL 16
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    Hair dye safety

    Hair dye safety

    When hair dyes first came out, the main ingredient used in coal-tar dyes caused allergic reactions in some people. Most hair dyes now are made from petroleum sources. But FDA still considers them to be coal-tar dyes. This is because they have some of the same compounds found in these older dyes.   There have

    • 06 JUL 16
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    High-SPF Sunscreens: Are They Better?

    High-SPF Sunscreens: Are They Better?

    When you’ve shopped for sunscreen , you have probably noticed products with very high sun protection factor (SPF) ratings.   But is a 100+ or a 90+ sunscreen really that much better than one with an SPF of 30?   SPF refers to the ability of a sunscreen to block ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which