What Is Collagen?

Collagen is one of the structural proteins of the skin, actually the most abundant protein in mammals. Imagine the springs inside the mattress - this is how the collagen skin matrix looks like, built together with another protein, elastin. Lots of three-dimensional spirals are braided into reliable and strong fibers. With age the tight collagen matrix is weakened and degenerates, become rigid and brittle. Skin loses its tone and elasticity, and capacity to maintain hydration. How this can be avoided?

Melanin – Friend or Foe?

Our beauty consists of enormous number of ingredients that compose the symphony of our health and wellness. Obviously, all of us want the song of our attractiveness to last as long as it is possible. And not to be interrupted by various issues, for example, prematurely grey hair. The good news is that you can influence this process controlling the melanin production in your body as this pigment is responsible for the colour of your hair.

Can Pigmentation Signal about Skin Cancer?

In our society tanned skin is mostly associated with health, well-being and leisure. And many people, especially women, crave to get their summer tan at whatever the cost. But the cost can be too high.

Use Your Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Wisely

The summer is finally coming closer and you have already enjoyed hot sunny days this year, probably. And you used your SPF cream as we are sure that you know how important it is. But do you apply it properly? Are you sure that it gives you enough protection? Have a look at the most common mistakes about SPF usage that will help you to get the most out of any sunscreen product.

Best Food for Your Skin

You will be surprised to discover that the nutrients good for your skin are not hiding in expensive creams, they can be found in the fridge! The skin reflects all the diseases you have and external treatment is only a short-term relief. When the reasons for skin aggravation are internal, the treatment should be also based on the change of the products you eat and the way you cook them. Today we will represent the list of the products that will help you to overcome skin issues and support its perfect state according to

Coffee is Perfect for Your Skin + DIY recipes

Today we will speak about coffee not like the beverage that you adore or hate, but we will describe a huge efficiency of coffee in beauty routine. Coffee can be very helpful to your skin because it contains plenty of nutrients: fruit and organic acids, fats, alkaloids, minerals, iron, magnesium and potassium apart from caffeine. Coffee oil is high in linoleic acid that shapes skin lipid barrier, increases skin plasticity, provides anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and sun-protective effects.

Sagging Neck: Causes and Ways to Deal with the Condition

  Sagging neck is caused by loss of elastin and collagen, which make skin firm and elastic. With age the release of collagen and elastin reduces, leading to sagging neck and skin. Aside from these, free radicals and exposure to the sun cause premature aging. Sagging Neck Treatment Aging is inevitable but it can be postponed by proper skin care. There are 3 treatments for sagging neck, skin care products, firming exercises and lift surgery. Surgery is done by the cosmetologists, and greatly improves the loo...

Wrinkles Around the Mouth

Wrinkles around the mouth, or smile lines are indication that the skin loses its elasticity. Skin becomes thinner and drier with age. Less natural oil is produced which makes the skin much drier. These processes lead to wrinkles around the mouth. Other factors may add to the aging process. Exposure to ultraviolet light is the most common one as UV light damages elastin fibers and collagen in the skin. Smoking is known to cause wrinkles around the mouth affecting the blood flow to the skin. Smiling and other facial expre...

Brown Spots on Face

Brown spots on face is a common condition affecting millions people worldwide. Brown spots are called age spots, hyper pigmentation, etc and in fact nobody can escape from them. Ephelis is the term used to describe brown spots on face. Generally age spots on face happen in middle age. Brown spots are the increasing amount of natural color in some facial areas and thus the spots look odd. Age spots on face may be caused by psychological effects, if an individual is too sensitive to beauty and looks. Causes Brown spots ...

Uneven Skin Tone

Many people have a problem of uneven skin tone. Commonly known as hyperpigmentation, the disorder is provoked by numerous reasons. Excessive sun exposure is a frequent cause of uneven skin tone. It provokes skin discoloration and patches formation. Moreover, hyperpigmentation may be triggered by hormonal imbalance, in particular during pregnancy or because of overdose of contraceptives. People may have uneven skin tone resulted from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, induced by acne lesions, injury or scarring. Premat...

Flushed Face

Everyone is familiar with a sense of embarrassment, when the face suddenly feels hot and cheeks turn rosy red. However, this is not the only cause of flushed face. In can be a symptom of a disorder, which requires treatment.

White Skin Spots

White skin spots are skin patches without pigmentation. They might appear on face, feet, hands, and at times on other body parts. Some spots are small, and others are big. White skin spots are a serious condition which requires medical attention. The reasons for white skin spots are numerous. Causes of White Skin Spots Vitiligo can cause white skin spots. The disorder is characterized by loss of pigmentation. Vitiligo is attributed to sun burns, which cause white spots on skin and white patches on various body parts. ...

How to Prevent Sweating

Under the term of sweating is understood the process of excessive perspiration that can be a real problem for a person. Perspiration allows a body to maintain certain temperature and, in case of hot surroundings, it cools the body. However, if the process is excessive, it may be unpleasant and embarrassing as it is always accompanied with an unpleasant odor and wet underarms, back and so on. Sweating can be a real problem that complicates life and interaction with other people. That is why people suffering from it sh...

How to Treat Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is a very infamous for its poisonous (as the name suggests) qualities. It stays in the list with poison oak and poison sumac as they all produce a special substance that is able to irritate the skin and cause rash. It is called urushiol; and the condition resulting from the contact with the above mentioned plants is known as urushiol-induced contact dermatitis. Apart from touching the plant itself, one can get affected by the condition also by contacting with the urushiol particles released to the air when...

What Causes Freckles?

It is more common for people with light skin to have freckles. And although, it may look endearing, a bearer is not always that happy. It is also very natural for people to develop freckles in case they stay on the sun for long periods of time. The most common thing to see is red- headed people with light skin and freckles. There are several factors that are the answer to the question -what causes freckles- and they are actually inheritance, solar effect and also problems with liver. Here is more detailed information...

Red Dots on Face

Struggling with tiny red dots on your face? Want a flawless complexion and healthy-looking skin? If so, it's time to do something about it! Red spots on the skin are a common complaint among men and women of all ages.

Pimple on Lip

Under the term pimples are understood specific ache types that develop in the result of sebaceous glands blockage. It is especially frequent when a person has got oily skin. The main areas that are more prone to be affected by pimples are face and back as well as shoulders. It is no news that pimple on lip is something pretty annoying and painful. The fact that it is exactly on the place that is hard to hide anyway make the whole thing even worse. In case you try to squeeze it, you are likely to damage the skin aroun...

Remove Dark Circles under Eyes

Generally it is not normal to have dark circles around eyes. This is an indicator that something is not exactly right with a person's organism. The causes of the condition can be different and it is better to find out what are they as early as possible. One of the dark circles- causes is heredity. In some people it is a natural state of skin to look like this in the area of the eyes. It is suspicious of course, but there are people with thin skin that is translucent, and therefore, it looks like dark circles. It i...

How to Get Rid of Cellulite Naturally

Cellulite is unpleasant from the aesthetic point of view: it frequently affects females in their period after puberty. Cellulite makes the skin look unpleasant and orange-looking and it is the reason of many women's concern about their looks. The reason behind cellulite is fat deposits below skin. They are distributed unevenly and therefore create dimples on the skin surface. How it happens: fat pushes against the connective tissues and creates unevenness on the surface of the skin. No woman will like pimples on her ...