In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Winter is here, and for many people that means dry, flaky and cracked skin. Many skincare experts advise switching to more moisturizing hair and skincare products during the blustery months to avoid these problems. But before you invest in high-price... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Because of my age (50), I've been really worried about extra skin. But the past couple of days I can tell that my belly skin is shrinking! What a relief! I've been losing for a couple of months and it's a load off my mind to see a change.... Read more
Hey guys, heads up, I've got a few tips from trying out new snacks. Dried seasoned seaweed is a satisfying snack, and it's like 15 calories (just watch the sodium). Also Chai Rooibos from Argo Teas is really filling! #food... Read more
I have lost a lot of the elasticity in my skin from years of dieting and no exercise, mainly in my stomach. I don't have much fat in my stomach but does anyone know how to get the elasticity back?... Read more
It cracks easily, flakes, and itches. It's unsightly, and sometimes it even bleeds. That's dry skin. It's a common problem. Unfortunately, it's also one of those minor irritations that can become a serious medical problem if neglected.Dry skin mi... Read more
Dermatologists' top tips for relieving dry skinSimple changes can soothe dry skinFollowing the same skin care routine year round may not work so well when the humidity drops. Without a change in your skin care, dry air can make fine lines and wrinkle... Read more
To a runner, walker or hiker, a blister is like kryptonite. It may not look like much, but even the smallest patch of irritated, inflamed skin is enough to stop any foot-propelled workout in its tracks. Blisters are usually caused by friction, a... Read more
It's bad enough that you lose your sense of smell when you get a cold, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that a popular homeopathic remedy might leave without olfactory abilities long after your sniffles stop. And to add more bad news to... Read more
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