6 Home Remedies to Treat Sunburns

The summer is in full swing, and many of us spend hours outdoors. While sunscreens have been gaining popularity, and more people are buying them, sunburns are still part of our summer routine. Here is what you can do at home to relieve the symptoms and help the skin regenerate faster. Image Credit: shutterstock.com Even if sunscreen is applied regularly, there is still a chance of sunburns, as some spots may be left uncovered, your hat may turn out to be a shield of poor quality, or whatever else may happen. If...

3 Exercises for Flabby Skin

Losing weight faster than recommended can result in saggy skin, which is far from what you might want to have. However, having flabby skin does not mean you will have to resort to surgery. In this article, you will find a list of exercises for different areas, which can help you strengthen fat-was-here skin rolls. Image Credit: google images Women who have recently given birth to a child, and those on a strict diet run the risk of having flabby skin, because the skin cannot keep up with the fast changes that th...

3 Ways to Tighten Skin On Face

Your face usually reflects what you are: smiling a lot or being grumpy – whatever emotions you feel and facial expressions you use, wrinkles appear, and the skin becomes loose. Surgery is the last thing to resort to, as it is associated with side effects and expensive. There are other ways you can improve the skin on your face – without ruining the family budget. Image Credit: shutterstock.com Eager to tighten the skin on your face? There is no solution that can turn saggy skin into a masterpiece overnight: it ...

5 Tips on How to Prepare Your Skin for Sunbathing

The summer is almost here, and holidays and vacations await many a person. Tanning can be a dangerous business, and if you want to avoid sunburns or more serious complications – such as skin cancer – you’d better try preparing your skin for sun exposure. It’s not that difficult, and can make tanning sessions safer and more effective. Image Credit: google images A new swimsuit is already waiting to be tested, a new hat is hung on the wall to remind you of the coming vacation, and it seems like you’ve prepared we...

What is Fraxel?

No, it’s not another nickname for a celebrity couple Freda and Axel. Fraxel is a term denoting a relatively new approach to treat skin concerns of various kinds. In this article, we are going to discuss how the technology works, what effect it produces, and whether it is more effective than other similar technologies used in aesthetic dermatology. Image Credit: gettyimages.com How does it work? Fraxel is a contracted form of fractional photothermolysis. The primary use of the technology is resurfacing, includi...

Fighting Cellulite: Best Exercises & Co

Cellulite is the bane of most ladies – even if they are fit, that skin dimpling remains a problem for many. In this article, we will cover the best exercises for getting rid of cellulite, and find out what techniques prove to be useless when cellulite is concerned. Image Credit: bogdankosanovic / gettyimages.fr All things cellulite This condition, which is not regarded as an illness by most doctors and researchers, affects about 85% of women, so it is a common thing. It was not until the middle of the 20th centu...

Cold Sores: What They are and What to Do with Them

If you’ve always been wondering what those blisters on lips that sometimes pop out to cause pain and a burning sensation are, this article is for you. It’s very unlikely that you will manage to get rid of the underlying virus, but it’s possible help your body make it behave. To facilitate the task, researchers have recently introduced a new vaccine. Image Credit: gesundetipps.com What are cold sores? Cold sores, which have a scientific name of herpes, usually start as insignificant tingling, only to develop in...

Uncommon Skin Cancer Types

With skin cancer on the rise in the US, cancer type awareness is becoming more and more important. Some of the types are well-known, because the majority of cases fall into these categories. However, there are rare forms which are not that common but lethal; some of them are especially dangerous, as they look benign. Image credit: aestheticshub.com Merkel Cell Carcinoma This type of skin cancer is one of the most dangerous ones, because it is aggressive and looks innocent. Even experienced dermatologists somet...

Diet and Acne: Should You Blame the Chocolate?

Many of us have grown up hearing that chocolate gives you pimples, or perhaps French fries, or maybe donuts… Lots of people swear that their acne got better once they eliminated one food or another, but is there any scientific basis to such claims? Image Credit: fr.123rf.com Pimples 101 If you have read our earlier articles on acne , you may remember that several factors lie at its root. For some reason (hormones, stress, etc.), the skin starts to produce too much oil, or sebum, which clogs the oil gland. Bacte...

Phototherapy as a Method of Psoriasis Treatment

American Academy of Dermatology estimates the number of people suffering from psoriasis in the United States to be about 7.5 million. While it is often a hereditary condition, meaning that those who develop psoriasis usually have a person in their family who’s got it before as well, it is not what happens always. Still, the issue needs treatment, and currently phototherapy is one of effective methods for it. So what is it and how exactly does it work? Image Credit: Getty Images American Academy of Dermatology esti...

Plasma in Cosmetology: New Way to Look Younger?

One’s appearance and looks have been of significant importance in terms or social acceptance for millennia, it is natural that various beauty procedures have been highly popular throughout these years. Still, as science develops further and further, new ways to preserve our youth emerge. One of recent inventions for cosmetology purposes is PRP – platelet-rich plasma therapy. Image Credit: puhhha / cn.depositphotos.com What it is PRP therapy is a recently adapted for cosmetology procedure of rejuvenating skin in ...

Face Taping – Something Old or Something New?

Beauty will save the world, this is so true. But women’s beauty is not eternal and affected by merciless time. Women have always been searching for anti-aging remedies and techniques. In this article we will familiarize you with a relatively new cosmetological method to preserve face and neck skin fresh and beautiful, and also eliminate such defects as flabby face and wrinkles and this is the Face aesthetic taping. Image Credit: sejasfitness.lv How the Taping method works Modern cosmetology offers a wide range of...

A Rainbow for Your Skin: Using Cosmetic Clays

A green clay mask on the face, cucumber slices on the eyes, and a towel on the head - this is a classic image of a woman who takes great care of herself. Cosmetic clays are efficient and safe, but the great number varieties can be confusing. Let's untangle the clay mystery! Image Credit: 123rf.com Clays are essentially decomposed rocks. Over millions of years, erosion destroys mountains, turning them into heaps of silicate molecules with additions of iron, magnesium, and other elements - that is, clay. C...

Fire Ants to Cure Skin Diseases

Medical society was agitated because of the discovery of a possible psoriasis cure. Let’s find out how the venom of fire ants can be used in the skin disease treatment. Image Credit: pinsdaddy.com What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common chronic illness which appears without any evident explanation and has no effective and complete remedy. It causes flaking and scaling of the skin - red outbreaks covered with white scales which result in itching, stinging, pain, and even bleeding. What is more, the disease is c...

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! When choosing a massage oil, you have to think, first of all, of the type of massage: is it a more relaxing, soft massage that requires great friction and, ...

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? Let us first look at what moisturizers are made of. Normally they include a combination of three kinds of compounds: those that attract water (hu...

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! Retinol for your skin Previously, retinol was used in the cosmetic industry for treatment and prevention of acne, as well as for healing small wounds on the skin (for example, the ones that appear after aggressive cosmetic procedures). However, scie...

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? Dairy Much has been said about dairy being the main enemy of your skin. It is tru...

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. A bit of UV science The sunshine spectrum that reaches the Earth is divided into three ranges: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC rays have such short wavelengths that they are all filtered by the ozone layer and do not reach the land surface, so we d...

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. Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of the face which is manifested by ...