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Samuel McCommon is originally from Austin, Texas, but now lives in Da Nang, Vietnam. When not writing, he enjoys cooking, playing music, socializing, and hanging out with his wife and son.

Skin bleaching products

Skin lighteners often come in the form of a cream and are also referred to as skin whitening or skin bleaching products -- although the latter term is misleading, as bleach is not used. Skin lightening creams are generally prescribed by dermatologists to address pigmentation irregularities, but in some cases they are instead used for overall complexion lightening. Unregulated, mislabeled,…

emollient

Emollients are common, over-the-counter skin care products that help retain moisture. They’re usually combined with humectants or products that help attract water. If you have dry skin or suffer from eczema or psoriasis, emollients should be a part of your regular skin care routine. Emollients are a class of substances that soften dry or damaged skin by sealing in moisture.…

dandruff

Dandruff is a less serious form of a skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. Scientists don't fully understand what causes dandruff, although there are known triggers. Several treatments -- some of which are entirely natural -- can help manage dandruff. Dandruff can be quite frustrating to deal with, even if it's more of a cosmetic problem than a medical one. The numbers…

Omega 3 for acne

Omega-3 fatty acids can help combat moderate to severe acne. These essential fatty acids can be found in seafood or in supplements. Doctors support the use of Omega-3s for acne as well as for general health. What is an essential fatty acid? Essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that cannot be made by the body but are required for good…

acne and the liver

There are potential connections between acne and several parts of the body. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies may play a role in acne breakouts. It’s long been thought that acne is linked to digestion, an idea contemporary research appears to confirm. Acne and the liver The relationship between acne outbreaks and liver function is hotly debated among doctors. Some doctors insist…

Lip Plumpers

Generally speaking, there are three different types of lip plumping tools: suction, irritant, or rejuvenating and moisturizing. Most at-home products are safe but only produce temporary effects. Long-term options are available for those who want permanently fuller lips. What are lip plumpers? Lip plumpers generally fall into three separate categories. First, there are suction tools, which pull blood to the…

Tanning Bed Benefits

UV radiation produced by tanning beds increases the likelihood of developing skin cancer. Other risks include premature skin aging, changes in skin texture, and eye disease. The few benefits of indoor tanning are outweighed by these risks, and can be achieved through safer means. Medical professionals are almost universal in their opposition to indoor tanning beds, which are widely recognized…

self tanning lotion

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the active ingredient in self-tanners, is FDA approved. Self-tanning products can be administered as lotions, gels, creams or sprays. These chemicals are generally safe but should not be inhaled or ingested. To avoid any mishaps, it’s best to use the products as instructed and adhere to some simple pointers. Repeated exposure to UV rays from the sun or…

air pollutants

Air pollution can have serious negative effects on your skin. Specific types of pollutants are known to cause some skin conditions and to make others worse. There are steps you can take to help prevent the effects of air pollution on your skin. Air pollution is increasingly recognized as having detrimental effects on skin. The various components of air pollution…

tongue scraper

Bad breath is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and lifestyle choices. It may also be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. If halitosis is a consistent problem in your life, you should consult a doctor. While coffee breath, garlic breath or morning breath can be offensive, they’re not chronic problems. Chronic halitosis is a more serious, long-lasting…

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