- December 1st, 2013
Let’s face it; we’re obsessed with youth. Seventy-year-olds wear short skirts and high heels. A generation that said not to trust anyone over 30 still tries to act as if it’s in its 20s. Debbie Boone advertises facelifts on television. But clothing, immature behavior, and cosmetic surgery are not the answers to a true youthful appearance.By James Hardeman, MD
- November 1st, 2013
Due to the myriad of photos now being posted online, more people than ever are undergoing cosmetic procedures. Requests for surgery as a result of social media photo sharing rose 31 percent in 2012 according to a report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.Do you look your best on social media?By Rick Noodleman, MD, and Arlene Noodleman, MD
- October 1st, 2013
Traditional salad ingredients increasingly appear in creams, masks, and other facial products. Dermatologists Ranella Hirsch, MD, of Boston and Jeanette Jacknin, MD, of Phoenix say there’s more to the trend than companies juicing products with buzzworthy ingredients. There is now scientific proof that cucumber reduces puffiness around the eyes—and maybe more.A salad fit for your skinBy Josie Garthwaite
- September 1st, 2013
The beginning of school is a time for your teen to put their best foot forward. Whether it is their freshman year or the end of their high school career, the condition of their skin is important.
Allow us to make a plug for natural beauty. Regular beauty tips might give you great skin and makeup—these will make you healthier inside too!Regaining control of your beautyBy Amy Vergin
- September 1st, 2013
Have you ever thought about what’s actually in your toothpaste? What’s in that magic blend of minty white and blue that fights cavities and plaque? Should you beware of any suspicious ingredients as you skim through the list on the back of the box in the grocery aisle?
Enough questions—it’s time for some answers.Broaching the fluoride issueBy Cara Lucas
- July 1st, 2013
Transitioning from winter to summer often presents a challenge for your body’s largest organ. While your skin can bear the brunt of seasonal changes, how do you keep your face from showing it?Don’t let the heat beat your skin into submissionBy Cara Lucas
- June 1st, 2013
Most women remember the scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding when Tula awakes on her wedding day with a blemish the size of Mount Olympus in the middle of her face. But contrary to her father’s belief, Windex is not the cure for any skin ailment—and it certainly isn’t a natural solution to hormone-related acne.Clear up now, naturally!By Laurie Heap, MD
- May 1st, 2013
Aging produces many challenges and maintaining healthy hair is certainly among them. As we age, our scalps produce less sebum, a waxy matter that coats the cuticle and keeps hair shiny. The hair growth cycle also slows, making hair thinner and finer.Kitchen staples could be the answer to your best hair yetBy Cara Lucas
- April 1st, 2013
Why is it that skin cancer develops in one out of every five people, yet tanned and sunscreen-less bodies are regularly strewn about every beach each summer? If you are late to the game, here is a collection of sun and skincare tips to get you through this summer unharmed.
What is sunburn?Avoid the biggest sun mistakesBy Amy Vergin
- March 1st, 2013
Clay has been used by man since the beginning of time. According to Hippocrates, Theophrastus, Dioscorides, and Galen, the Greeks made use of clays extensively. The Romans used clay to clean their togas (detergents weren’t readily available in those times) and, according to Pliny, they used poultices to heal wounds.How using clay can keep you naturally beautifulBy Paul F. Petit, ND, CSSP