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Vitamin D: The Little Powerhouse

From its discovery in the early twentieth century as a cure for rickets, a syndrome characterized by malformed bones, vitamin D was just another vitamin. In 1980 all that changed when Dr. Michael Holick solved the mystery of how this nutrient is produced by our bodies in the skin.

Can Eating Beneficial Bacteria Make You Sexier?

Your diet certainly has an impact on your appearance; your weight, complexion, muscle mass, nail strength, hair luster, and even your susceptibility to wrinkles and other signs of premature aging are all influenced by the foods you eat.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is probably second nature by now. You know to slather on SPF each morning and scan for new and changing moles to keep your skin happy and healthy. But despite understanding how to combat wrinkles and ward off disease, there’s a fair share that you might not know about your body’s largest organ. Read on for seven interesting facts about your skin.

Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women

Maeve C Cosgrove, Oscar H Franco, Stewart P Granger, Peter G Murray and Andrew E


1 From Corporate Research (MCC, OHF, and AEM) and Statistics Group (PGM), Unilever Colworth Park, Bedford, United Kingdom, and Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, Wirral, United Kingdom (SPG)

Background: Nutritional factors play a key role in normal dermatologic functioning. However, little is known about the effects of diet on skin-aging appearance.

Objective: We evaluated the associations between nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance.


Effects of Glycolic Acid Facial Peel

Glycolic acid, along with some other vitamin C peels are the most commonly used rejuvenation treatments for facial skin care. Glycolic facial peels and other members of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) group like lactic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid peels are all chemically composed of carbon backbones. As naturally occurring chemicals, the AHA based treatments are one of the best categories of natural skin care products available in the market today.

Chemical Facial Peel

Chemical facial peel also known as chem-exfoliation or derma-peeling, is a technique to improve the appearance of your skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to "blister" and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

Facial chemical peels are helpful for you if you have facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation on your skin. If you present a skin which is severely damaged due to deep wrinkles, you can be a good candidate for the chemical facial peel.

Cosmetic Tattoo Procedure for Permanent Eyebrows

Although sometimes cosmetic eyebrow tattooing is a necessary step in the reconstruction of a face following a traumatic accident, it can also be used for patients who have sparse eyebrows and do not want to apply brow liner daily. Most of the time, these patients are women who are concerned about the way that their eyebrows frame their face. Some patients are allergic to cosmetics or have poor eyesight and cannot apply their makeup correctly. In these and other cases, cosmetic eyebrow tattooing is a viable option. Sometimes the tattoo is a permanent tattoo done purely for cosmetic purposes.

Varicose Vein Removal, the Twisted Problem

Everybody desires a soft and velvety complexion. Only a healthy skin gives these attributes to the human body. Varicose veins and spider veins damage the skin beauty radically. Enlarged, distended and twisted superficial veins, the varicose veins are both a medical and cosmetic problem. One suffering from the condition of varicose vein goes through the painful experience of ulceration, inflammation and hemorrhage. Also look of varicose vein area becomes distracting by the presence of these bluish and swelled veins.

Why You Lose Your Youthful Skin Appearance

If you want to keep your youthful skin appearance, you need to know why your skin starts to change as you age. I have listed some of the most important things that affect skin appearance and some of the ways to prevent the skin from aging too fast. The sooner you start applying these ideas the longer you will keep your youthful appearance.

As you age here are some of the changes that will occur:

* Your top skin layer, epidermis, becomes thinner and more fragile

* Your skin becomes drier, since oil glands produce less oil