Month: January 2009

Actinic Keratoses

*images American Academy of Dermatology An actinic keratosis (plural keratoses), also known as solar keratosis, is a common skin lesion. It’s one of the most frequent reasons that an individual consults a dermatologist. Though the main reason for seeking treatment is removal of the lesion for cosmetic reasons, many people are unaware that this is… Read more »

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Probiotics and Skin: The Connection

Recent research has shown that probiotics can actually lead to an improvement in an individual’s complexion. Probiotics are defined by The World Health Organization (WHO) as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits on the ‘host’ (GI tract) in the human body.” Health care practitioners have embraced probiotics as one component… Read more »

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Plant Based Antioxidants Plus Sunscreen – A Winning Combination

Most of us are already aware of the important role that antioxidants play in skin care. In addition to fighting damage associated with free radicals, certain antioxidants like Vitamin C also possess other benefits including the ability to brighten skin tone, stimulate collagen production and increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Antioxidant ingredients are… Read more »

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Alcohol And Skin

After a season of possibly overeating and overdrinking, you may not want to know that in addition to exposing yourself to ill health, that excessive alcohol consumption can also damage your skin. Often, signs of premature aging are evident. And, the effects are most obvious when observing the skin of those who have been drinking… Read more »