It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
It never fails. Just when you want to look your best, you wake up with a huge pimple that seems to scream, “Look at me!” Not exactly the impression you want to make on the world. Fortunately, taking care of your skin isn’t complicat... Read more
Next to eating well and exercising, maintaining a healthy complexion is one of the key ways to look our best. Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be an expensive (or time-consuming) endeavor. These days, high-quality skincare products are... Read more
Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided... Read more
Just curious...when cooking salmon steaks are you supposed to leave the skin on and eat it or cut it off before cooking? I have done both ways. I was thinking the oils in the skin were good for you, but have heard from a friend there may be bad thi... Read more
I have quite a bit of loose skin on my arms, stomach, and inner thighs. I've been losing the weight slowly (95 lbs over two years) and have youth on my side (I'm 25) but it's still there and I'd like it gone. I don't want to go the surgery route.... Read more
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I was wondering if there are any people out there who are struggling with the excess skin after weight loss. I would welcome any ideas as this is an issue for me and every one from my doctor to weight loss programs say the only way to get rid of it... Read more
Im about to get my skin removed after losing 103 lbs. (I have the lap band). I have to quit smoking, which I know is a good thing, but I am going crazy. Any ideas on how to help the cravings? The food thing was hard enough 4 years ago...this is l... Read more
When I'm hungry, I reach for my water bottle first. Sometimes I realize that I'm just thirsty - not hungry. Before eating meals, I drink water so that I don't eat more than I have used to... 9 Also, drinking more water has helped my energy level, red... Read more
Before I started medical school, I noticed something strange about the skin of some of my family members, the ones who were overweight or obese, like I was then.Various folds of skin--on the neck, arms, and legs, among other places--I noticed their s... Read more
Now that winter is officially here, so are the risks of winter injuries. While I live in a climate where snow and ice are rare, many areas of the country are experiencing snow, ice, and cold temperatures like never before. Below are a few of the most... Read more
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