Sleep on a silk pillowcase. We are all used to “crunches” of our regular cotton pillowcases, but try silk ones where the face “slides” smoothly. It will help prevent scrunching up and ultimately wrinkling your face. Eat the rainbow. Because most people want a healthy glow, not a sallow one, it is wise to look […]
The health of our bodies and the health of our skin especially when it comes to inflammation such as Acne, Wrinkles, Eczema and psoriasis is a reflection of what we decide to ingest: Fats and Oils are no exception. Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats and their ratio are very important. Fathy fish, Avocados, and Walnuts are […]
Laser hair removal technology has advanced over many years and now includes devices that offer a more precise application of the laser to the follicle. This results in a faster and pain free treatment experience. If you haven’t tried laser hair removal, talk to someone who has, the results really are phenomenal. Imagine no longer having to spend 15-20 minutes in the shower every day to shave. Imagine not spending that extra $10,000 throughout your lifetime on shaving and hair removal products. Imagine having silky smooth legs or a bikini area without the bumps, ingrown hairs or dark follicles.
While typically harmless, current research suggests that there is a strong association between skin tags and prediabetes, also called insulin resistance, and Type-2 diabetes. In those with insulin resistance, insulin becomes ineffective at pushing sugar into cells and, as such, the blood sugar builds up and the body keeps producing more insulin in an attempt to normalize blood sugar. Eventually, the pancreas becomes exhausted and diabetes results. Early detection can prevent the development of this deadly disease. Diabetics, on average, live 10 to 15 years less than non-diabetics.
Also known as fibroma pendulum, a skin tag is a benign (non-cancerous) soft area of skin that hangs off the body. Technically a tumor, skin tags are made up of collagen fibers, capillaries, lymphatic vessels, a core of ducts, fat cells, nerve cells and are covered by the epidermis. Caused by bunches of trapped blood vessels and collagen inside thicker parts of the skin, they are usually flesh colored, about the size of a grain of rice or bigger, and look like a little flap of skin connected to the body by a small stalk of tissue called a peduncle. Known to doctors as acrochordons, the most common areas where they occur are in the folds of your skin, such as the eyelids, neck, groin under arms and upper chest, but can also be found elsewhere on the body. While it can be alarming to see any kind of growth on your skin, these growths are typically harmless.
Here are some tips for looking after skin that has acne and acne prone skin.
Acne is often described as a disease involving the sebaceous follicles and hair follicles of the skin. It occurs in people who have a genetic predisposition; if acne runs in the families of both parents, three out of four children may suffer from it.