If you’ve shopped for skincare products lately, you’ve probably seen these labels overtaking the shelves: “clean,” “natural,” “organic,” “safe.” These words are compelling — after all, who wants unsafe skincare products? Sitting pretty on the beauty aisles, they can make even your most beloved moisturizer seem toxic. But is so-called clean skin care worth the … Continue reading Is “clean” skin care worth it?
Have you ever thought about what might be living on your skin? You may have been told to regularly clean your makeup brushes and wondered why. The answer? Bacteria. The nasty truth is that bacteria are everywhere. And the bacteria found in everyday items, such as makeup products, are easily transferred onto your skin. For … Continue reading What germs are lurking in your makeup brushes?
You may be seeing more and more products on the shelf touting “activated charcoal” as an ingredient, from supplements and drinks to cleansers and facemasks. Recently popular for its supposed detoxifying and purifying abilities, activated charcoal has actually been used for years in emergency rooms to treat specific types of issues including drug overdoses. Because … Continue reading Activated charcoal: 4 things to know about this skincare trend
Our faces are sensitive creatures — they burn, they age, they break out. Gentle, mild care is important to maintain the wellbeing of the skin on our faces. Here’s the truth: What you’re doing to your skin today will affect your skin later on in life. So, what are things you can be doing now … Continue reading 5 golden rules for taking better care of your skin
Traditional Chinese medicine includes more than just acupuncture. If you follow any health and wellness gurus on Instagram you have likely seen some of the other natural techniques gaining traction here in the U.S — cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and auricular therapy to name a few. But one technique that has gained recent popularity is … Continue reading Gua sha: The Chinese facial tool for healthy skin and pain relief
When you’re enjoying some quality time with family at the lake or gathered around the grill in the backyard, everything is all fun and games — until someone gets a sunburn. Most of us who enjoy spending time outdoors are familiar with the agony of a sunburn. A bright red patch — often in a … Continue reading The burning truth behind what happens when you get a sunburn
Whether it’s Halloween around the corner or just swimsuit season, many women are scared to reveal their “spider veins.” Lianne Marks, MD, PhD, FACP, an internist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock said spider veins are more common in women than men, with a ratio of 4-to-1. … Continue reading Spider veins — are they more than just scary?
Acne can be embarrassing and painful, and in some cases, it can lead to permanent scarring. If you have pimples or irritation on your back and shoulders, you may have back acne. First, know that you are not alone — back acne is a common complaint. Body or back acne is similar to facial acne … Continue reading How to get rid of back acne
People with eczema not only face serious skin problems, but a study by Northwestern University researchers now links the condition to bone fractures and other injuries. The researchers examined more than 34,500 adults from around the nation. Participants with recent cases of eczema had a 44 percent chance of injuries more than other patients. Among … Continue reading Eczema linked to bone fractures and injuries
We’ve all had a late night crying, only to wake up with puffy eyes. Or you may have pulled an all-nighter, regretting it in the morning when you look in the mirror. The skin around your eyes is very thin and tender. If you have bags under your eyes, you might want to consider making a … Continue reading Bummed about the bags under your eyes? Try this…