Strong Hands are Not Enough: Choose the Best Massage Oil

In most people's minds, massage and oil always go together. Indeed, even though there are creams, lotions, and even powders for massage, oil is the traditional lubricating medium that can not only help your hands glide on the skin, but also provide nourishment and individual care. There isn't one best massage oil: they all suit different purposes!

Say No to Dry Winter Skin: Moisturize!

Winter is a tough time for our skin: cold winds, dry air, rapid and repeated contrasts between temperatures indoors and outdoors can easily lead to redness, itchiness, and flaking, and even eczema, which in turn can cause premature aging. However, some women report that their moisturizer apparently makes things worse! So how should you moisturize correctly in winter?

Retinol, the Most Useful Vitamin for Skin and Beauty

The skincare industry is full of creams, masks and serums with retinol. However, what makes this micronutrient so special? Why is it so popular around the world? Moreover, is it really so effective? Can all those women out there be mistaken? Let’s try and find out!

Your Face Is What You Eat: Can Wine And Sugar Make You Look Older?

Everybody knows that after a night of heavy drinking it's easy to wake up pale and with dark bags under the eyes; and we've all been told as teenagers that eating lots of sweets would only make our pimples worse. But recently, naturopathy specialists have suggested that one's skin problems can be miraculously cured by cutting out one or the other food group. Let's ask our usual question: what does science say?

Be Warned, Not Burnt: UV Rays And Sunblock

Summertime is in full swing, and hopefully you are all using good sunscreen. However, recently you may have heard talk that sunblock creams are actually bad for you, increasing the risks of cancer rather than preventing it. Let's investigate the science behind the claims.

Rosacea Natural Treatment

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of the face which is manifested by persistent redness and periodic rash. If a person suffers from rosacea, his face is first covered with red spots, and then with pink acne, which, in contrast to ordinary ones, does not disappear with time and gradually covers nose, cheeks, and forehead. The pores become large, and skin becomes oily, as this disease boosts activity of sebaceous glands.

The Frustrating Mystery: Why Do Fit People Get Cellulite?

According to research data, betwen eight and nine women in ten (and only one man in 10) have cellulite. Of course, we all know that excess body fat often means worse cellulite, but we've also seen numerous pictures of celebrities, supermodels, and athletes with cellulite. How can it be that even strong, fit people who eat healthy and exercise a lot get the tell-tale dimples?

Arbutin: the Buzz around the Bearberry

Long gone are the days when women had to live with the body shape, hair colour and skin tone they had been born with, and when ageing was just something to accept as the natural course of things. Nowadays, we can change just about anything about our appearance: we dye our hair, lose weight, pay for plastic surgeries, and frequent tanning parlors if our skin seems too pale.

DO’s and DON’Ts to Relieve Sunburns

As vocations approach, people are usually so thirsty of sun, sea and beach leisure, that they do not think too much of sun exposure danger. But in the highest and often hottest season of summer, sunburn might be one of the most common dangers. Here is the selection of the most effective DO’s and DONT’s to minimize consequences of sunburns.

Alkaline vs Acid Foods in Psoriasis Diet

Since psoriasis is considered to be a disease directly related to the general condition of human skin, it goes without saying that nutrition and proper diet has a tremendous influence on the course of a given disease. The skin reflects literally all those problems that are hidden inside. Thus proper diet is of utter importance for patients with psoriasis who want to live active and full-fledged life.

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 ...