Skin Health

  • Beauty from the Inside Out

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could wake up each morning and take a pill that erased wrinkles, eliminated dry skin, and made you look years younger?

    Although we have not found the fountain of youth in pill form, research indicates that taking a collagen supplement can improve the appearance of your skin from within.

    Can collagen really give you beauty from within?
    By Amy Vergin
  • 6 Tips for Glowing Skin

    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
  • Food or Beauty?

    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 skin
    By Josie Garthwaite
  • Barrier Reef Protection

    A new generation of sunscreen protection has begun! A new UVA/UVB sunscreen mimics the natural protection the corals in the Great Barrier Reef receive—this new science is being produced in a collection of 48 sunscreen filters. Keep an eye out for these to hit consumer shelves in the next few years.

     

  • Magnesium Magic!

    Magnesium is a mineral our bodies just love. It is essential for healthy skin and for digestion; muscle, kidney, heart, adrenal, and nervous-system function; muscle relaxation; energy production; bone formation; and cell creation. That is one important mineral!

    Essential for skin health, this mineral has a host of other benefits
    By Jessica Bailey
  • Saturate Your Skin

    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 submission
    By Cara Lucas
  • Just Put Some Windex On It?

    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
  • Addressing the Causes of Acne

    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 beautiful
    By Paul F. Petit, ND, CSSP
  • Protect Your Skin!

    Many people don’t realize they are at risk for skin cancer in the winter, especially if they are around snow or at a higher elevation. Professional skier and three-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso is serving as a SPOTlighter with the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer initiative, helping get the word out about skin cancer prevention and detection.

  • Name That Itch!

    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.