Skin news, articles and information:
|1/17/2013 - If you or someone you know suffers from hepatitis C, you may want to think twice about succumbing to conventional drug treatment options, which could end up resulting in unexpected death. As reported by Army Times and others, Incivek (telaprevir), a popular drug used to treat hepatitis C, has been implicated...|
|1/10/2013 - The skin is the largest organ in the body and everything you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream. There are many toxic chemicals added to commercial body care products that have been shown to affect the body's immune system, reproductive system and nervous system. However, there are many...|
|1/7/2013 - Unsweetened, raw cocoa powder, the same stuff that is used to make that sinfully delicious "guilty pleasure" food chocolate, has a multitude of health benefits. They are often overlooked because it is so often incorporated into overly sweetened treats like candy bars.
However, the raw powder that...|
|12/28/2012 - One of the major drawbacks of winter is the effect cold, dry weather has on your skin. The good news is, research shows that upping your vitamin D intake could actually help mitigate that problem and keep your skin looking and feeling better.
One recent study by the Johnson and Johnson Skin Research...|
|12/2/2012 - The skin is the largest organ in the body and the outer layer that we present to the world. It is a truly remarkable organ in its direct reflection of what is going on inside your body. It weighs approximately eight pounds and stretches 22 square feet with about 300 million cells. Laid out in a line,...|
|11/28/2012 - Mushrooms are an often overlooked source of skin-loving nutrition because of their status as a member of the nightshade family which gives some a negative association with the fungus. While it is true that some mushrooms can contain trace organic toxins and should be moderately consumed, there are also...|
|11/14/2012 - The onset of winter means sweatshirts, blankets, and - for many - dry skin. It can range from minor irritation to painful cracking and soreness, and there are many products out there to combat the effects of dry skin. However, it is worthwhile to look at natural ways to avoid dry, damaged skin and to...|
|10/30/2012 - Not only bothersome, acne can also indicate toxicity. Encourage radiant skin and cleanse the body by making easy adjustments to the diet and utilizing natural remedies. Exotic or expensive ingredients are unnecessary -- a solution may be no further than the kitchen pantry.
We are what we eatIt should...|
|10/16/2012 - A full spectrum of astaxanthin supplements are now available at the Natural News Store, where everything is discounted and most orders are shipped FREE (continental USA, see details below). Astaxanthin, as you may know, is one of my top recommended supplements of all time. I've been writing about astaxanthin...|
|10/15/2012 - As a powerful medicinal plant, cornflower offers a wealth of benefits. Muscle and joint pain, eye complaints, anxiety, skin irritations and digestive upset all respond well to this edible flower. Cornflower also helps to increase immunity -- a welcome tonic during the cold and flu season. Easy to grow,...|
|10/12/2012 - Are you a big city dweller who can't imagine a rural, less hectic life? Well, while there may be opportunities for you in a city that you can't find in the country, one thing is for certain: The air you breathe in a typical city is far worse than the air quality elsewhere.
In fact, much of the air...|
|10/8/2012 - A recent study on over 1,900 French men and women analyzed diet, sun exposure, physical activity, age, and geographic location. The study followed participants for over two and a half years and found that those with the lowest levels of monounsaturated fatty acids in their diets displayed the greatest...|
|10/2/2012 - Argan oil is pressed from the antioxidant and fatty acid-rich kernels found within the nuts of the argan tree. The oil is often called "Moroccan oil" in the ingredient list for skin and hair care products since the argan tree is native to Morocco.
It can be somewhat expensive to produce since complete...|
|9/12/2012 - You are what you eat... either through your mouth or your skin. The average person is exposed to over 126 toxic chemicals per day through their body care products alone. There are over 10,000 chemicals used in the personal care products and only 13 percent of these have been tested for safety.
|9/11/2012 - Oregon grape root, also known by its Latin name as Mahonia aquifolium, is a tall, flowering shrub that grows in abundance in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Herbalists sometimes substitute Oregon grape root for goldenseal or the Chinese herb coptis. The herb is used for constipation,...|
|8/16/2012 - Morgellons Disease is characterized by bizarre symptomology such as experiencing biting sensations on the skin, painful skin eruptions, strange fibers growing from the skin, unexplained body pain and neurological deficits (1,2).
It is estimated that millions of people worldwide suffer from this unexplained...|
|7/23/2012 - A recent study published in the journal Cancer Research claims that coffee drinkers may be at a reduced risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common types of skin cancer. According to the research, individuals that drink at least three cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent decreased...|
|7/21/2012 - Instead of drastic surgical procedures, dangerous injections, or chemical ridden creams, many are turning to natural treatments to ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By utilizing a few simple techniques that can be implemented at home, the complexion is revitalized. Skin becomes radiant...|
|7/20/2012 - "All skin cancer is the result of damage to skin cells," says Lise Alschuler, ND, author of Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan.
Skin cell damage is caused by oxidative stress from free radicals, which manifests as sunburn. It's the same process that causes metals to rust and...|
|6/29/2012 - Sulfates are a group of detergents or surfactants that are used in countless consumer goods today. The most commonly used sulfates are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). These corrosive cleaning agents started off as an industrial strength cleaning additive since they easily...|
|6/4/2012 - Laugh lines are not funny. Nobody wants crows feet. But because of the sensitive nature of the skin around the eye, daily activities like squinting, laughing and rubbing lead to the eventual occurrence of fine lines around the eyes. While there may not be any avoiding them altogether, you can postpone...|
|4/30/2012 - Raw honey is more than just a natural sweetener. Honey has a variety of uses in your beauty regimen and for medicinal purposes. Raw honey, which is not pasteurized or refined, can be especially useful because of its nutritional properties. Although you may have heard about the benefits of raw honey,...|
|4/20/2012 - A flawless skin has always been synonymous with beauty and health. Many people spend a fortune on expensive skin products and on visiting doctors or dermatologists to treat skin conditions. Imbalances in the body often manifest as skin breakouts, rashes, or other skin problems.
Skin health and beauty...|
|4/11/2012 - If you or a loved one have been affected by eczema, you understand the frustration and discomfort associated with this annoying irritation of the skin. There are numerous types and classifications of eczema, with the most common being referred to as atopic dermatitis. Eczema affects people on a wide...|
|4/5/2012 - When it comes to skin cancer, Big Pharma offers only topical chemo creams and surgery. The chemo creams often don't work but often do cause ugly, painful side effects. Removing skin cancer tumors surgically usually results with tumors resurfacing sooner or later. Surgeries often leave ugly scars.
|4/1/2012 - While the summer lifestyle is healthier and more active, it also presents some unique skin care challenges. UV light is a necessity for health and wellness but over exposure can dry the skin and potentially cause damage if burned.
Instead of using traditional skin care products to nourish and protect...|
|3/31/2012 - Many of us already know that eating fruits and vegetables makes us healthy and energetic. We also know from experience that food and beauty are related. Now we have further evidence from research from University of St. Andrews in the UK that fruit and vegetable intake is also associated with healthy...|
|3/24/2012 - Vitamins are essential for the body to be able to put the nutrients in food to use.
Because vitamins are not produced by the body, we have to get them through the food that we also eat!
Our bodies only need a certain amount of vitamins, which can be provided by eating reasonable amounts of foods...|
|3/21/2012 - Most people think that once you have wrinkles you're stuck with them, but there's actually quite a bit you can do about them. Of course, nutrition and being clean internally are key parts of the equation and it's not uncommon to find that with tons of juicing, eating lots of uncooked foods from nature...|
|3/13/2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an updated warning about skin care products that may contain mercury, including many anti-aging, smoothing, skin-lightening, and beauty lotions and creams sold at ethnic beauty shops and online. Some of the tainted personal care products, most of...|
|12/27/2011 - There are three types of skin cancer - of which melanoma is the most dangerous and potentially lethal because it can metastasize into other body parts. The other two non-melanoma types, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, are treatable and not as threatening or able to metastasize as melanoma.
|12/14/2011 - You don't need needles, surgery or expensive procedures to get younger looking skin. You can take years off of your appearance without surgical or chemical intervention by following a few guidelines. These practices will help you maintain smoothness, tone and integrity year after year.
The most popular...|
|11/4/2011 - Skin is the body`s largest organ and one of the primary ways toxins make their way into the body. Therefore, it`s important to read the labels of skin care products and learn what to avoid when it comes to ingredients. The marketplace is abundant with prepared "natural" clay masks. An alternative to...|
|10/21/2011 - Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a chemical lathering agent that has come under scrutiny for safety and potential toxicity issues. It is found in a large amount of the products we use every day for personal hygiene and body care. Among them are toothpaste, shampoo, lotions, soap, liquid body and facial...|
|10/5/2011 - Many parents these days are aware that spotlighting nutrition early in a baby's life can set the stage for lifelong health. A wide array of jarred baby foods at stores now come in organic options, and the word "natural" has been added to the packaging on many child products to stifle parental suspicions...|
|9/28/2011 - Vitamin C is one of the most well known, cost effective and universally beneficial antioxidants that we know of today. This vitamin topically and internally encourages beautiful skin, helps boost the immune system, and aids in the prevention of several types of cancer.
Vitamin C and skin health
|9/26/2011 - The entire cosmetic industry is in a buyer beware state of alert, thanks to the latest additions to the melting pot of chemicals and pollutants in skin care, above and beyond the usual parabens. Consumers are warned by experts to put on the watch list any makeup which contains synthetic coloring ingredients,...|
|9/20/2011 - Although the cosmetic industry would have us believe otherwise, beautiful skin doesn't come from a jar full of perfumed chemicals. Beyond being born with great genes, the best thing you can do for your skin is to eat a healthy diet. Learn how to enhance your skin from the inside out by eating foods...|
|9/2/2011 - Essential oils are one of the most effective natural weapons against acne. Topical use of a few specific essential oils can be a first line defense against the bacteria that cause pimples to form. There are also natural skin toning oils that help to close the pores so acne-causing debris are unable...|
|8/31/2011 - If certain crazy scientists have their way, we could eventually see some humans covered in skin that has been bioengineered with animal parts such as spider's silk and goat milk.
Bulletproof vests are widely accepted as a method of ballistic protection, but genuine bulletproof skin has always been...|
|8/27/2011 - Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have made a fascinating discovery about the synergistic effects of certain fruit and vegetable compounds on preventing skin cancer. Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in grape skins, grape seed extract, D-glucarate,...|
|8/12/2011 - If you spend a lot of time in the sun, and are looking for a way to help naturally protect your skin from potential damage caused by sun exposure, new research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry just might have your answer. Scientists from the University of Barcelona (UB) and...|
|8/10/2011 - One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. According to reports, 65% of new cases of melanoma are related to exposure to UV rays, or the sun. This simple, yet profound fact has led to a mass media campaign advocating liberal use of sunscreen. Unfortunately, critical research on...|
|8/8/2011 - While it is true that we all need regular exposure to sunlight, there are also limits as to how much our skin can take. If you are fair skinned and burn easily, you don't have to apply sun block lotions that are full of chemicals, preservatives and artificial colors and scents. There are actually natural...|
|8/1/2011 - Some years back I heard Bernard Jensen, one of our country's great nutritionists and author of over 50 books, tell the story of Samson, "the Saxon Giant." Samson was a weight lifter and wrestler who was brought to the United States by Florenz Zeigfield in the 1920's as one of the featured acts in the...|
|7/24/2011 - Depression and acne often go hand in hand. Most people dismiss depression as just an unfortunate result of such a visible skin condition. However for almost 100 years visionary dermatologists have known there`s more to the connection.
Though these two conditions are different, they share similar...|
|7/21/2011 - Another study has verified the outstanding health benefits of taking vitamin D and calcium, this one showing that the supplements can reduce a womans risk of developing skin cancer by as much as 50 percent.
"It looks like there is some promising evidence for vitamin D and calcium for prevention of...|
|7/19/2011 - Before you lather up with sunscreen for a long day outside you should look at what is actually in the bottle. These lotions contain chemical mixtures that have been proven to block UVA & UVB radiation exposure and prevent sunburn. These chemical cocktails are now linked to serious health consequences...|
|7/14/2011 - A new report issued by the consumer protection organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that many popular sunscreens contain ingredients known to spur the growth and spread of skin cancer cells, which defeats their stated purpose of preventing skin cancer.
Data indicates that the sun's...|
|7/8/2011 - Sandalwood is an expensive oil but a worthwhile investment when one considers its wonderful properties. It is excellent for combating the ravages of aging skin - promoting hydration and moisture. It relieves the symptoms of both chest and urinary tract infections. For the mind, it reduces anxiety, tension...|
|7/6/2011 - This time of year, people are going to pools, water parks, and golfing, riding horses, and enjoying time at lakes and beaches. Many people are enjoying the sun for the vitamin D benefits. Enjoying the sun can also restore optimal levels of melatonin in the brain. Summer is a time in which to respect...|
|7/5/2011 - Though wrinkles may be an inevitable effect of aging, there are many things we can do to hold off wrinkles as well as lessen and eliminate existing ones. Here are some natural suggestions for preventing and getting rid of wrinkles:
Excessive sun exposure leads to wrinkles, though...|
|6/25/2011 - Ask somebody about sunscreen and you're likely to receive an earful of disinformation from a person who has been repeatedly misinformed by health authorities and the mainstream media. Almost nothing you hear about sunscreen from traditional media channels is accurate. So here's a quick guide to the...|
|6/18/2011 - A new study published in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry highlights a new beneficial use for poplar tree leaf buds. When extracted, the antioxidants and other substances found in the buds effectively fight against, and possibly even help reverse, the...|
|6/12/2011 - The use of the evergreen cedar tree for medicinal purposes goes back to biblical times. The Egyptians used the oil in cosmetics and as an insect repellent. Native Americans used cedar wood in medicine and in purification rituals. Today, the woody scent of cedarwood and the various properties of the...|
|6/8/2011 - Calendula (or Marigold as it is most commonly known as) is found growing in many homes throughout Europe, South Africa and Europe. These flowers have been used for many years to treat conditions such as eczema, boils, abscesses and stomach ulcers. Its scientific name (Calendula Officinalis) has an interesting...|
|6/8/2011 - Forget shopping at department stores for expensive skin care products. Instead, head to your kitchen for the best kept secrets for naturally beautiful skin. That`s right: food is your medicine and when it comes to skin care, these foods provide everything you need for clear, glowing skin:
|6/3/2011 - Are your skin cells crying for help? With summer just around the corner, many people are starting to realize that their skin doesn't look as good as they wish. In this article you'll find practical tips and suggestions that will help you achieve radiant skin by creating health from the inside out.
|5/27/2011 - Since the 1980s, physicians and cancer groups have regularly warned the public against the potential health dangers of direct sunlight on skin. As a result, many people have stayed out of the sunlight completely, covered their limbs even in warm weather or slathered themselves with UV protection products,...|
|5/14/2011 - The 500 million skin cells you shed naturally from your body every single day may actually be helping to purify the air in your home and workplace, says a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Charles Weschler and his team from the American Chemical Society say that...|
|5/9/2011 - Vitamin E has many therapeutic properties. It can be used topically and ingested. It is available in a capsule for easier ingestion or in an oil. Vitamin E oil can be swallowed or applied to the skin. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that is essential for several basic bodily functions.
|5/5/2011 - If there is an idea that has mesmerized countless souls over the centuries, it is the tale of a fountain of youth. The idea of remaining ageless has appealed to mankind since the dawn of time, but most of us realize this is a pipe dream. However, maintaining a youthful complexion and improving the appearance...|
|5/4/2011 - Facials can be a 100% natural, chemical free beauty treat that make your skin glow and your complexion look rejuvenated and fresh. For those who enjoy the occasional facial, there are some excellent chemical free ideas to administer in your own home.
Many spas and salons may offer facials that are...|
|4/20/2011 - A large reduction in weight may result in sagging skin. Conventional treatments such as surgery to remove excess skin are drastic and harsh. A more natural approach combining massage with aromatherapy oils can improve blood flow and help skin elasticity.
The human body is designed to cope with enormous...|
|4/15/2011 - What does radiation do to us? It burns the cells, kind of like burning down a house. It is well known that radiation burns our cells by creating too much free radical damage. Now of course this is like talking Greek to medical officials and professors because if they knew this they would be on the bullhorn...|
|3/27/2011 - Wrinkles are among the most visible signs of aging. Wrinkles form as a result of a gradual decrease in the skin's collagen and elastin levels, which cause the skin to lose its natural elasticity and resilience. The skin also loses fat and becomes thinner, causing the skin to sag and form wrinkles as...|
|3/24/2011 - Tissue salts are minerals essential to assisting the body to maintain a healthy balance in the bones, teeth, muscles, tissues and nerve cells. If the body is lacking in certain tissue salts, an imbalance may occur at the cellular level which can lead to poor health conditions or disease. Skin conditions...|
|3/17/2011 - Age Spots are flat brownish skin discolorations found on skin throughout the body which usually occurs in people over the age of 40. Age spots take years to develop and are not likely to go away overnight. However, with time and consistent effort they often can be treated naturally.
Though age spots...|
|3/14/2011 - If you`re plagued by severe acne or dry skin and searching for natural relief, then the aloe vera plant may just become your new best friend. Aloe vera gel is a popular remedy used in herbal medicine. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India.
Various studies have...|
|3/13/2011 - Exposing skin to natural sunlight every day is the best way for the body to receive adequate levels of health-promoting and disease-preventing vitamin D. But in what can only be described as carrying on a legacy of pseudo-scientific stupidity, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP) --...|
|3/7/2011 - Acne is a painstakingly frustrating condition. The cure has eluded both sufferers and dermatologists for decades. However latest research on the role of oxidative stress and the antioxidant defense in acne brings new hope for sufferers.
Acne patients are under higher oxidative stress than people...|
|3/7/2011 - Conventional treatments for acne and/or oily skin include harsh, detergent type cleansers that strip the skin, dry it out and do not get rid of the problem. Acne and/or oily skin problems may persist, leaving the skin looking in dire need of help. Contrary to popular belief, oils such as good quality...|
|3/3/2011 - To rejuvenate means to stimulate or regenerate. Many people resort to toxic chemical peels, collagen injections and surgery to rejuvenate the skin and to appear less old and wrinkled. Diet is the best way to rejuvenate the skin, since the skin has the ability to rejuvenate from within. Essential oils...|
|2/23/2011 - New research out of Portugal has found that lavender oil is a powerful antifungal agent that fights and prevents skin and nail infections, including Candida albicans. Published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, the study found that lavender essential oil exhibits amazing protection against a wide...|
|2/23/2011 - Brrr...winter weather can wreak havoc on skin, so it's usually during this season that people's skin weighs heavily on their minds. But what people eat and drink can affect the health and nature of skin year-round. While "you are what you eat" might not be exactly true, it's certainly a fact that what...|
|2/19/2011 - What are the secrets of a healthy skin? In this article you'll discover how to step up your skin care regimen to get a skin that glows.
Our skin is a fingerprint of what's going on inside the body. This is why nutrition and detoxification beat cosmetics hands down. Here are seven tips to nourish...|
|2/15/2011 - If you talk about herbs, plants and other totally natural substances having the potential to actually cure cancer, odds are you'll be greeted with eye-rolling and disbelief -- especially from the mainstream medical establishment. But research just published in the Journal of British Dermatology provides...|
|2/5/2011 - While it`s tempting to pay big bucks for department store skincare products, the world`s most natural skincare ingredient is sitting right in your medicine cabinet: castor oil. Oil cleansing is nature`s way of deeply cleaning and restoring the skin without the use of a single chemical ingredient.
|2/2/2011 - Anti aging and wrinkle creams are a dime a dozen. A vast majority of the wrinkle and anti aging products on the market today contain harmful chemicals. However, there are several 100% natural ingredients you can look for that will make you look younger.
The first on the list is vitamin C. Vitamin...|
|1/28/2011 - Wrinkles are a bane of the natural aging process. They are thin creases or lines that form in the skin, primarily on the face and neck. Wrinkles result from a gradual decrease in the skin's collagen levels as you age, which causes it to lose its elasticity. Wrinkles may also form pre-maturely, as a...|
|1/25/2011 - Bamboo extract comes from the leaves and stalks of an edible grass that is eaten by many of the world's animals. It is a rich source of silica, which is an essential nutrient for humans, too. In particular, silica plays a great role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. In fact, daily supplements of...|
|1/22/2011 - A common complaint in winter is that skin reddens, chaps, dries out and/or flakes. Try some natural solutions to hydrate the skin and keep it moist and supple. Natural, home-made cleansers and moisturizers are wonderful for the face, can prevent pre-mature aging and are surprisingly inexpensive to make.
|1/19/2011 - Looking a bit pale and even pasty this winter? If you can't fly to the tropics to get a tan, you don't have to turn to bronzers and make-up to make your skin glow. New research headed by Dr. Ian Stephen at the University of Nottingham in Great Britain concludes that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables...|
|1/11/2011 - Acne medications on the market often contain acids and chemicals that dry the skin and cause rashes, redness and peeling. Essential oils provide a gentle and inexpensive way of treating acne, clearing infections and healing acne scarring. Known for their antiseptic, antibacterial and calming properties,...|
|1/7/2011 - The saying "Beauty is only skin deep" isn't entirely true. This idea has perpetuated society's ideas to the point that people believe that what they put on their skin on the outside is the only way they can influence their looks. However, one's diet influences beauty even more than what's applied to...|
|12/9/2010 - Our society has an obsession with healthy skin. We hate wrinkles, acne, & blemishes. Your skin is an outside indicator for your internal health. When we have skin based disorders those are very often outside manifestations of toxicity, mineral imbalances, oxidative stress, and inflammatory processes...|
|12/7/2010 - Acne is a problem that doesn't just affect teenagers, but also affects millions of adults as well. Drugs used to be the preferred method to clear up acne, but there are many natural methods that work very well. Natural methods are preferred, since the most common drugs prescribed to fight acne are antibiotics.
|12/3/2010 - The news about the potential health dangers of the TSA's naked body scanners just keeps getting worse. An increasing number of doctors and scientists are going public with their warnings about the health implications of subjecting yourself to naked body scanners. These include Dr Russell Blaylock (see...|
|11/16/2010 - In today`s world of expensive chemical peels and laser treatments, natural scar and stretch mark remedies are more relevant than ever. Treating our skin as nature intended is the best way to prevent and heal tissue damage like scars and stretch marks. Using natural remedies to treat scars can restore...|
|11/14/2010 - Women of African ancestry are more likely to develop a more aggressive form of breast cancer known as "triple negative," researchers have found, but the explanation for this correlation may have more to do with vitamin levels than with genetic predisposition.
Breast tumors may carry any combination...|
|10/9/2010 - Rosacea is a disease that has been hiding in plain sight. Over 16 million Americans are affected, yet many more are undiagnosed, and the details of its pathophysiology are not very well understood or studied. Various factors are implicated (but far from substantiated) as triggers. New research sheds...|
|10/7/2010 - Sunscreens made with nanoparticles may cause serious bodily harm, a report from Friends of the Earth has warned.
"Consumers need to know that manufactured nanoscale zinc and titanium oxides are not the only choice and are not necessarily the most effective or safest choice for sun protection," the...|
|10/5/2010 - Using your laptop computer on your lap for extended periods of time can cause serious, and potentially permanent, skin burns, say Swiss researchers. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the study explains that "toasted skin syndrome" occurs when skin is exposed to heat for long periods of time, and...|
|9/30/2010 - The media have widely exaggerated the skin cancer risks of tanning beds says Ivan Oransky, editor of Reuters Health and treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), writing on the AHCJ blog Covering Health.
Oransky notes that in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a number of...|
|9/22/2010 - The world of conventional body care products is filled with gimmickry. Products that claim to be "natural" or even "organic" on the front label are often not. And some of the chemical toxins that go into conventional body care products would make your head spin if you really knew what they were. (Yes,...|
|9/17/2010 - In violation of federal law, skin-whitening creams are still being widely made containing the neurotoxic metal mercury, according to an investigation by the Chicago Tribune.
"I'm shocked and speechless," said Chicago dermatologist Jonith Breadon. "I just assumed since [mercury] was banned in the...|
|9/17/2010 - For years we have been told to avoid the sun due to the "damaging" effects of UV radiation. The newest research has shown that the sun's rays do much more good than harm. The sun's ability to charge our bodies with vitamin D makes it extremely powerful at minimizing free radical damage and maintaining...|
|9/3/2010 - Wrinkles are mainly associated with changes in our skin as we grow older. This natural aging process is inevitable but we can limit the extent and severity.
Wrinkles can be those fine surface lines as well as the deep furrows. The areas usually most affected are the sensitive skin near the eyes,...|
|8/24/2010 - Acne can have a short-term but potentially long lasting psychological effect. Decreased self-confidence can lead to social withdrawal and even depression. Left untreated, severe acne can lead to disfiguring scarring, which can be difficult to treat. Typical acne appears in the oil-producing areas of...|
|8/24/2010 - Lotion, deodorant, hair spray, nail polish, sunscreen ... . Most of us spend at least some amount of time pouring, scrubbing, patting, and lathering our way into a cleaner, softer hair, skin, and body. We can't pronounce some of the ingredients in the products we slather on, but they are on the shelves...|
|8/17/2010 - Dark circles under the eyes tend to give you an older, rather haggard or tired appearance. There are many factors that lead to the dark circles.
Why Dark Under Eye Circles Develop
Typically, dark circles develop when the skin under the eyes become relatively thin and more transparent with age,...|
|7/31/2010 - Frequent flushing of the face is the most noticeable symptom in the earliest stage of rosacea. This common skin condition is pronounced "roh -zay-sha" and in the US, the number of sufferers is as high as 20 million including such well known people as previous President Bill Clinton, Prince Harry, Renee...|
|7/21/2010 - It's officially summer and that means lots of time in the sun and water. But all that exposure can leave skin and hair dry and damaged. Thankfully you don't have to buy expensive products to soften your skin and repair your dry hair. Most likely you have what you need in your kitchen cabinets.
|7/6/2010 - We've all been told that sunlight causes skin cancer. This message has been drilled into our heads for so long that most people actually believe it. But what if this "truth" was actually a medical myth? What if dermatologists and health experts didn't know the whole story? What if their explanations...|
|7/1/2010 - Most experts agree people should use sunscreens to protect their skin from the sun, but there is wide disagreement on how well they actually work. In addition, other than sunburn prevention, little is known about their safety.
The Food and Drug Administration's 2007 sunscreen safety regulations draft...|
|6/27/2010 - Most people would identify sun exposure as the primary risk factor for getting skin cancer, but few would think of antibiotics as a contributing factor to this deadly disease. Yet there is an entire class of antibiotics that are known to cause a condition known as photocarcinogenesis that can multiply...|
|6/27/2010 - Moles are one of the most common conditions in the world; everyone has at least one mole while some have up to forty. In the 1950s, a dark regular mole on the cheek was considered to be very attractive and girls would pencil in their own facial mole. These were called beauty spots. Cindy Crawford brought...|
|6/18/2010 - As springtime heads into summer, our thoughts often turn to fun in the sun. Sometimes though, we overdo it and end up with a painful sunburn. While some daily sunshine is extremely healthy, the best idea is to avoid too much sun exposure at one time. When you do get too much sun, promptly take steps...|
|5/22/2010 - At first glance, the treatment therapies that use red and blue spectrum light to treat skin disorders and revive aging skin may seem a bit dubious. How can a light beaming on your face actually help change the visible attributes of your skin? Well, infrared red and blue light therapy, as more and more...|
|5/20/2010 - Skin rash is a common term that describes an outbreak of red bumps on the body that changes the texture of the skin. A skin rash can be the result of many different conditions, ranging from allergies to infections. In this article, we will address how to naturally treat common skin rashes, especially...|
|5/5/2010 - Roll back father time and keep your skin younger, smoother and healthier with these foods, remedies and other tips:
Healthy Fruits for the Skin:
* The pomegranate's power comes from ellagic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant found in red wine and green tea. Ellagic acid has been shown in some studies...|
|4/16/2010 - Canadian doctors and nutritionists are urging dark-skinned immigrants coming to Canada to supplement with vitamin D in order to stay healthy. Many Canadian immigrants have relocated from countries with warmer, sunnier climates, and are exposed to far less natural sunshine in Canada than in their native...|
|4/10/2010 - Commercially produced bubble bath, shower gels and body lotions are usually packed with synthetic chemicals. Yet, herbs, flowers and fruits have long been used in beauty treatments to refresh, cleanse and soothe, without the harmful effects that chemicals can have on the skin. Home made bath products...|
|4/6/2010 - The pulp of the papaya fruit can help reduce wrinkles. Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that is known as a digestive enzyme that can also help repair wrinkles. The skin is made of tissues that stretch with age. Elastin and collagen are two fibers in the skin that contribute to skin firmness and...|
|3/15/2010 - Acne is a skin problem that affects adults and teenagers. Teenagers are often plagued with persistent acne. Many adults, who may have thought skin problems were a thing of the past, are distressed to find themselves affected, sometimes even when middle-aged. The skin care industry caters to sufferers...|
|2/25/2010 - Continuing with our 15-day self healing series, today we focus on cleaning up your skin exposures. By "skin exposures," I mean all the things your skin comes into contact with... and the sheer quantity of those things will probably surprise you.
But first, let's get something out of the way that's...|
|2/11/2010 - MRSA is often described as a contagious, potentially lethal bacterial infection that's difficult to eliminate because it's resistant to antibiotics. But the problem is that doctors are trying to use antibiotics to fight the disease - and antibiotics are immune destroying drugs that pathogens are known...|
|2/11/2010 - A new study published by the Mayo Clinic in the journal Archives of Dermatology has revealed that roughly half of all patients who undergo a heart transplant end up getting skin cancer within 15 years of the surgery. Among the 312 people evaluated in the study, 1,395 different skin cancers emerged following...|
|2/4/2010 - Public health warnings about the skin cancer risks associated with sun exposure have led people to avoid sunlight to such an extent that vitamin D deficiencies have now become widespread, according to a study conducted by researchers from King's College London.
The body produces vitamin D upon exposure...|
|1/30/2010 - This article continues our 15-part article series called Heal Yourself in 15 Days. In part one, we looked at why the real secret to rapid healing is to remove the barriers to healing (http://www.naturalnews.com/028053_self_healing_quality_of_life.html). In part two, we look at why your healing potential...|
|1/7/2010 - Many pets are infested with fleas and ticks or have skin problems that can be difficult to treat. Conventional cures include the use of chemical based shampoos and flea repellents which can be toxic. Coat and skin problems can also be exacerbated by a bad diet. Try wholesome, preservative free food...|
|12/22/2009 - Our skin is often called our third kidney because of its role in detoxifying the body. Many toxins leave the skin through sweating, which is why aerobic exercise, saunas, and steam baths aid in detoxification. But a common problem is that our skin is clogged with cosmetics and dead skin cells - so toxins...|
|11/18/2009 - (Natural News) Most health conscious people know of the positive effects on digestion from using probiotic supplements. Many take probiotic supplements after using antibiotics to replace the good intestinal flora bacteria indiscriminately killed by antibiotic use.
This practice is so well known...|
|11/17/2009 - Avocados are Mother Nature's skin moisturizer. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, they offer remarkable benefits to human skin -- both when eaten and when used topically.
Here, we present a collection of supporting information about avocados from some of the top authors and personalities...|
|11/17/2009 - An ingredient in common eggplant has been shown to cure cancer. The eggplant extract is a phytochemical called solasodine glycoside, or BEC5. Dr. Bill E. Cham discovered it, after hearing of a folk medicine cure from Australian farmers. They told him of eye cancers cured in cattle after application...|
|11/16/2009 - It has been proven that aloe vera can be used to treat acne, with improvements seen in as little as one week. Acne sufferers can see a remarkable improvement by simply breaking an aloe vera leaf and applying the watery gel to the acne lesions. It should be noted that aloe vera does not "cure" acne,...|
|11/11/2009 - (Natural News) Most health conscious people know of the positive effects on digestion from using probiotic supplements. Many take probiotic supplements after using antibiotics to replace the good intestinal flora bacteria indiscriminately killed during antibiotic use.
This practice is so well known...|
|10/18/2009 - The All Japan Judo Federation is sounding a warning that an epidemic of a skin- and hair-affecting fungus may ruin the traditional Japanese martial arts of judo and sumo.
"The federation has become worried about the situation," said dermatology researcher Seitaro Hiruma of Juntendo University in...|
|10/16/2009 - Psoriasis is a skin condition where reddened rashes or plaques covered in slivery scales can appear on the skin of the scalp, back of the wrists, elbows, knees, buttocks, ankles and sites of repeated trauma. There is a family history in 50% of cases. The condition is fairly common, occurring in 2-4%...|
|10/14/2009 - Acne sucks. But you don't need antibiotics or harsh chemicals to treat it. In addition to altering your diet so that you consume fewer acne-producing foods (dairy products and fried foods, mostly), there are some effective natural remedies that are also useful for clearing up your skin.
|9/20/2009 - Good health, radiant skin and vitality always begin with what we take out of our bodies as opposed to what we put in. This is one of the reasons why many people feel much better, rejuvenated, lighter and brighter after a proper detox in the form of elimination, fasting or even half-fasting.
|9/11/2009 - In a recent presentation before the annual American Chemical Society meeting held in Washington, D.C., scientist Ankit Agarwal revealed that he's come up with an approach to healing that can kill 99.9999 percent of bacteria in a wound using a natural substance -- silver. And he claims he's found a way...|
|8/12/2009 - You've all heard the good news about resveratrol, commonly known as the "red wine nutrient." There's more to resveratrol than red wine, though, and it's helpful for far more than just preventing heart disease. It's also phenomenal for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance and even supporting increased...|
|7/9/2009 - The way we look is a direct result of what we put into our bodies. The food we eat and the beauty products we use greatly affect our outward appearance. Unfortunately, it is a fact that like our food supply most of our beauty products are full of toxins, preservatives, and even poisons. These are put...|
|6/29/2009 - Skin care is literally a billion dollar a year business. Thousands of people are drawn in to buying creams, scrubs, soaps and oils every day by the promise of younger, firmer, wrinkle free skin. Many of these products do have their uses. They can stop the skin from becoming dry, sore and cracked; many...|
|6/18/2009 - Tinea is a fungal infection of the skin more commonly known as athlete's foot. Although the name suggests that only the feet can be affected, athlete's foot can in fact attack any part of the body. As with all fungi infections all that tinea needs to thrive is a hot, moist area of the body, which is...|
|6/5/2009 - The skin is the largest organ in the body, and the most powerful route for eliminating toxins. That is why it is essential that people with Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other diseases associated with toxic overload regularly skin brush. More than 2lbs of waste are eliminated each day. Sunshine...|
|5/2/2009 - Eczema is a problem that up to one third of Americans suffer from on a daily basis. Annually it is estimated that over 28 billion dollars is spent on health care for eczema and other skin disorders. However, a new study has shown that utilizing a shielding lotion can help minimize the pain and difficulties...|
|4/24/2009 - Data is mounting that phytochemicals found in a host of berries and other fruits can enhance health from the inside. Now comes research just presented at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting being held in New Orleans that a specific type of antioxidant phytochemical called ellagic acid holds the promise...|
|4/17/2009 - Healthy skin reflects outer beauty and inner health. Treat your skin from both inside and out to create a radiant glowing complexion. Internally, you can feed your skin by nutrition and lifestyle changes. External treatments protect the skin from damage, replenish moisture and nutrients.
|4/1/2009 - Just how good is resveratrol at preventing cancer and heart disease? It's so good that drug companies are trying to mimic its molecules in order to claim they're "creating" a new drug to prevent heart disease.
But this is Mother Nature's miracle drug -- only it's not a drug. It's a molecule synthesized...|
|3/18/2009 - As highlighted by Oprah`s spotlight, big-name hair-color company products containing the chemical PPD are still causing disfiguring and painful reactions, even death. Though there have been lawsuits in the millions of dollars, hundreds of complaint letters, and bloggers sharing pains and solutions online,...|
|3/14/2009 - Common commercial skin care products may increase users' risk of contracting skin cancer, according to a paper by researchers from Rutgers University and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Researchers had originally been planning to study whether topically applied caffeine could...|
|3/6/2009 - Morgellons is a terrifying disease reaching pandemic status. Yet because the symptoms of the disease are so bizarre, people who have it tend to withdraw and become isolated from society. With mysterious fibers and parasites coming through lesions in their skin, Morgellons sufferers often live in fear....|
|2/13/2009 - Is skin brushing all it`s cracked out to be? What is it anyway? Well, basically, the idea is that you use a bristly brush, made of natural fibers, to brush dry skin in order to boost circulation, rid the body of toxins, and remove dead skin from the surface. The result is healthier skin with more vitality...|
|2/2/2009 - Botox is the fastest growing treatment for wrinkles. 3,181,592 people were injected with botox in the United States alone last year, and it is becoming incredibly popular in another 75 countries where it has been approved. Yet this is a toxic poison so dangerous that it could actually be used as a "weapon...|
|1/28/2009 - Borage and flaxseed oil appear to act internally to improve skin health, according to a study conducted by researchers from Laboratoire Oenobiol in France and Heinrich-Heine University and the University of Witten-Herdecke in Germany, and published in the Journal of Nutrition.
|1/28/2009 - There are compelling reasons to make your own skin care products. Federal law doesn`t require companies to provide data on product safety nor does it demand full disclosure of ingredients on product labels. Evidence continues to mount that personal care products are brimming with unsafe ingredients....|
|1/23/2009 - There are different types of skin cancers; however, the skin cancer to take steps to prevent is melanoma. Melanoma can be seemingly small (the size of a dime) and yet metastasize in the body and bring a death sentence quite quickly. The other types of skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell, are typically...|
|1/16/2009 - Vitamin C is an extremely common skin care ingredient, since vitamin C is necessary for healthy skin. Vitamin C has been scientifically validated for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin. Yet many vitamin C products do not work, and may actually cause more harm than good. Camu camu is a S. American...|
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|1/13/2009 - An extract derived from black pepper may be able to help reverse the effects of the skin pigmentation disease known as vitiligo, according to research conducted by scientists from Kings College London and published in the Ridge Journal of Dermatology.
Vitiligo is a disease in which sections of the...|
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