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?
Here’s a sampling of health news articles in Texas and beyond: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Well, maybe not, according to new research that suggests the morning meal might not make much of a health impact one way or the other. The New York Times reports on the new studies and … Continue reading Headlines: Breakfast debate, instant noodles, Ebola recovery
As the warm summer months approach, it’s important to remember some critical facts about using your sunscreen. Not all sunscreen products are created equal. Fortunately, in 2013 the FDA required sunscreen manufacturers to include some new facts about their products on the label. Although all sunscreens help prevent sunburn, only those with an SPF of … Continue reading Not all sunscreen products are equal
It’s that time of year again. You may be dying to “get a little color” for the summer so you’re tempted to hold off on the sunscreen. You figure a little sun won’t hurt, but then the next thing you know you’re sunburned. When you have sunburn, it can be very painful and damaging to … Continue reading Lathering on the aloe vera? Six ways to treat sunburn
Although the summer can bring fun memories and opportunities to spend time with family and friends outdoors—don’t forget that the summer can also bring some big dangers. Ron Kasowski, director of environmental safety and emergency management for Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, gives us answers to some of his most often asked … Continue reading How To Stay Safe During The Summer
Have you ever wondered what you’re really putting on your skin or on your hair? What are all those ingredients listed on the bottle, and are they all safe? Let’s start with your hair. Who doesn’t want smooth, frizz-free tresses? One popular way to get them without slaving away with your flat iron every morning … Continue reading Do You Know These 5 Toxic Beauty Products?
A recent study in Britain followed 5400 men and women for 24 years, and studied the type of diet they ate and how “well they aged.” The study defined ideal aging as being free of chronic disease and having high scores on both mental and physical tests at about age 75. The study provided further … Continue reading How the Western Diet Impacts Aging
It didn’t take long, but now the summer heat is upon us. Whether you are young or young at heart, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. It’s a grim statistic, but skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States1, and one in five people will develop … Continue reading The 411 on Sunblock vs. Sunscreen: Which One Should You Use?