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
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
Darn, it happened again! You’ve just tried a new facial cleanser, but instead of the healthy glow you had hoped for, your skin became red, itchy and irritated. With a sigh, you throw the cleanser into the drawer filled with all of your other be... Read more
Winter is here, and for many people that means dry, flaky and cracked skin. Many skincare experts advise switching to more moisturizing hair and skincare products during the blustery months to avoid these problems. But before you invest in high-price... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
I used to be near 400 pounds. From a car accident I became sedentary and gained 225 pounds. I was nice looking then I had thryoid medications and several surgeries as I should have died in the accident. So I went to the gym every day and had nothing... Read more
I think of the loose skin as a good problem to have...and as a reminder of where I was and how far I've come. That said when I have more of it I may think differently, but that's my thought right now! :-)... Read more
Lose the weight, don't worry about saggy skin. I was worried too before I lost 100 lbs. I lost the weight and do have a bit of saggy skin, but I'm so much happier in a smaller body that I can live with it.... Read more
I am beginning my workout routine soon. I'm using livestrong's "fitter" program and from there I might do more programs. I'm scared I'm going to have a lot of excess skin when I'm done. I'm 18 male and 330lbs at the moment hope to get to the 250 area... Read more
When you lose weight, especially if you lose weight quickly, you risk getting saggy skin (just watch a finale of the Biggest Loser.. sad but true).Instead of risking never being able to wear a sleeveless top (let alone a bikini) because of the excess... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness.
One of the most visible changes you may notice during the menopausal perio... Read more
Summer is near, which means many of you will be wearing shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, and other clothing that exposes more skin. Some of you may already be doing this as many areas in the U.S. are already experiencing very warm weather. Exposing... Read more
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