Category Archives Skin Care

Enlarged Pores

Enlarged pores can be impossible to manage with creams and lotions. Luckily, there are many other options to help get the smooth and pore-less look you want. Why are your pores so large? You can blame your parents for that, because pore size is largely determined by genes. This also makes it pretty difficult to shrink enlarged pore. However, it's…

Hypertrophic Scars Treatment

A red, raised scar near the site of a recent injury, may be a hypertrophic scar Hypertrophic scars rarely extend more than 4 millimeters above the skin; tend to be hard and sometimes painful There are many in office and at home treatments available including cryotherapy, pressure therapy, surgical removal, and more What are hypertrophic scars? If you’ve noticed a red,…

sun protection

Traditional, topical sunscreen and protective UPF clothing offer the strongest coverage from harmful UV rays. Heliocare and other oral supplements made with polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE) offer another layer of protection when used with sunscreen. This antioxidant-rich extract offers anti-inflammatory and anti-redness benefits. Too much sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer. It can also cause wrinkles, broken blood…

Exfoliate Your Legs

If you have rough, dry or flaky skin on your legs, exfoliation—a process that removes dead skin cells—may be the solution for you. The benefits of exfoliation include smooth, healthy-looking legs, clearer pores, improved circulation, and the ability to achieve a closer shave. Many products can be helpful for at-home exfoliation, including a dry brush, loofah, topical oils, and moisturizers.…

Chlorophyll health benefits

Chlorophyll has been proven to aid in healing wounds. It is an excellent source of antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin. Despite certain proven benefits, there are some unsubstantiated claims. Chlorophyll is an excellent supplement to add to your health regimen. A good source of essential vitamins, chlorophyll’s health benefits include improved skin healing. That said, it is not…

flawless skin

Many experts believe human growth factors will soon revolutionize skin care. The anecdotal evidence suggesting they actually work is uniformly positive, although the science regarding growth factors remains largely mixed and inconclusive. Buyers beware: many skin creams containing epidermal growth factors provide no benefits whatsoever. There have been few, if any, new beauty products introduced to the market that have…

Green tea contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as several other substances that can help fight acne. It appears to be particularly powerful in treating oily skin because it can reduce oil production. Drinking green tea alone usually isn’t enough; it should be used as part of a well-rounded skin care routine developed specifically…

bandages for varicose veins

Varicose veins are a common condition in both men and women, and though we more readily associate them with old age, younger adults can get them too. Not only are these enlarged blood vessels in the lower leg unflattering, but they also cause discomfort and pose serious health risks. Regardless of whether or not you experience pain, the appearance of varicose veins can…

essential oils for acne

While using oil to combat acne may sound counter-intuitive, it actually isn’t -- the skin does not become more oily. Many essential oils are antibacterial, detoxifying, and contain natural anti-inflammatory ingredients. Studies have shown that certain types of essential oils are more effective than others at treating acne. As one of the more common dermatological ailments, acne is also one…

freckle face

Knowing the difference between moles, freckles, and serious skin conditions like skin cancer is an important part of both your cosmetic goals and your overall health.  We asked three doctors some of the most common questions about mole and freckle removal options. The difference between moles, freckles, and melanomas Both moles and freckles are very common and occur as a result…

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