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Earlobe repair

Unlike the rest of the outer ear, the earlobe contains no cartilage, rendering it susceptible to stretching over time. There are two common types of earlobes: connected and free hanging Loboplasty is the surgical reshaping and resizing of the earlobe. It is used to repair stretched, malformed, and torn earlobes. Earlobe repair surgery is an outpatient procedure performed in the…

Magnesium Oil

Magnesium is a cofactor in over 300 reactions of the body. Deficiency is difficult to measure but is indicated in many health conditions. Magnesium oil is not really an oil – it consists of magnesium flakes dissolved in water. This nutrient can help your skin cells grow faster and reduce oiliness. Magnesium is an important nutrient reputed to have tangible…

Puffy eyes

Eye puffiness can be caused by a variety of factors, including allergies, fluid retention, irritants in skin care products, pink eye, stress, lack of sleep, and aging. Puffy eyes can be unsightly, but they are not usually cause for serious medical concern unless they are accompanied by other specific symptoms. There are a number of ways to alleviate puffy eyes,…

Precancerous Mole

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have at least one precancerous mole. A precancerous condition refers to abnormal cells that are associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. Moles identified as precancerous may be removed via surgical excision. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it at some point in…

BioCell

BioCell Collagen is a proprietary ingredient added to supplements that allegedly boosts skin and joint health. It’s a blend of type II collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, which is supposed to work in synergy to deliver youthful skin. The makers cite several clinical studies that show BioCell Collagen is effective but more research may be needed. Branded as a natural…

Mesotherapy Risks

Mesotherapy involves injecting a cocktail of medications, vitamins, enzymes, hormones and other components into the skin. Proponents claim that the therapy can improve the skin’s appearance, melt away fat, treat hair loss and address aches and pains. Unfortunately, there’s no strong evidence to back up the safety or efficacy of mesotherapy; it is not approved by the FDA. There are…

Crepey Skin

Crepey skin is a natural part of aging: as the body decreases its production of elastin and collagen, the skin loses its elasticity. Other factors can also contribute to the appearance of crepey skin, including sun damage, hormonal changes and weight loss. There are several professional and at-home treatments that specifically target and correct papery skin. Choosing which treatment is…

hot yoga

More aspiring yogis than ever are flocking to heated studios as the popularity of hot yoga continues to rise. Exposing the skin to heat and steam may have its benefits, but overexposure can damage it just as much as harmful UVs. Hot yoga isn’t good for every skin type or condition, and is only safe when practiced in moderation. Hot yoga is believed to…

skin care niacinamide

Niacinamide has many research-backed benefits for skin issues such as rosacea, acne, and hyperpigmentation. It can help strengthen the skin’s barrier function, which also makes it an effective anti-aging ingredient. You can incorporate niacinamide into your beauty regimen through a variety of products, and it's safe for all skin types. By now, you are probably aware of the benefits of…

hemp oil

Hemp oil is rich in omega fatty acids, giving it anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which can help prevent and soothe eczema flare-ups. It is also believed that products containing hemp seed oil can provide relief for psoriasis, acne, and other common skin conditions. The legality of purchasing hemp-derived products is still murky; check your state laws to determine if it’s…

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