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
I've lost 7 pounds (of the 30 I need to) but I've noticed that my lower abdomen is starting to look very "crepey." I've been doing crunches (along with 10,000 steps and 30-40 minutes on the elliptical) for the last month but it doesn't seem to hav... Read more
I know I probably sound dumber than a box of rocks with this question... but it's something I don't know.
Today I started rubbing an Olive Oil mixture on my stomach to help heal some of the stretch marks a little bit (AND because my skin is exc... Read more
What kind of exercise can I do decrease the amount of loose skin I will have? I have a large amount of weight to loose. I am starting the couch to 5k. Will that be enough or will it help any at all? I am hoping with that & portion control I can shed... 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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