skin

Vitamin D and the Sun: Dermatology association provides guidelines

There has been some confusion about the amount of sun exposure required to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, according to the Canadian Dermatology Association. "People are hearing many different recommendations, some of which can be misleading," says Dr Cheryl Rosen of the Canadian Dermatology Association. "These include claims by the tanning industry that the [...]

Vitamin D and the Sun: Dermatology association provides guidelines 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

The Anti-Aging Oat? Beta-glucan study suggests skin benefits

The fight against aging has received a scientific boost thanks to research that dispels a hard-held belief about the natural ingredient, beta-glucan. The study is the first to show that the oat beta-glucan can penetrate the skin despite years of doctors and scientists believing that the large molecule was too big. The finding is significant, [...]

The Anti-Aging Oat? Beta-glucan study suggests skin benefits 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Skin Sense: Probiotics may be answer to eczema

Eczema is the most common form of dermatitis, a term which literally means “inflamed skin.” The condition can affect people young and old and encompasses a number of red, itchy skin conditions. Eczema may look like a dry, scaly rash or weepy, oozing blisters. Recent studies suggest that probiotic supplements containing “beneficial” bacteria might be [...]

Skin Sense: Probiotics may be answer to eczema 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

Beyond Blemish: options for acne

The most common type of acne (acne vulgaris) is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands of the skin. The red, elevated areas (pimples) occur most often on the face, neck and back, in teenagers and, to a lesser extent, in adults. While there is no “cure” for acne, there are some drug-free options that [...]

Beyond Blemish: options for acne 2018-02-15T15:53:36+00:00

About Face: Natural help for rosacea

An estimated 5% of North American adults suffer from rosacea (some times called “adult acne”), a chronic skin disorder that usually affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin with blotchy, red patches. Though the exact cause is yet unknown, the redness and flushing is the result of dilated blood vessels close to the skin’s surface. [...]

About Face: Natural help for rosacea 2018-02-15T15:53:39+00:00

Eating to save your skin!

Could healthy eating protect your skin from sunburn, wrinkles and even skin cancer? Some studies now suggest that diet may play a role in reducing damage that accumulates from minor sun exposure. But experts emphasize that this can’t replace strategies like using sunscreen and protective clothing, and avoiding sun exposure during peak hours. Researchers say [...]

Eating to save your skin! 2018-02-15T15:53:39+00:00

Silica: an answer for acne and psoriasis?

Silica is an essential mineral, long used to improve degenerative diseases and connective tissue disorders. This mineral is required for the proper formation of collagen for bones and connective tissue as well as healthy skin, hair and nails. Silica also helps stimulate the immune system and inhibits the aging process in tissues. At the Helsinki [...]

Silica: an answer for acne and psoriasis? 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Antioxidant creams smooth skin: study

Pycnogenol, an antioxidant derived from the bark of pine trees, is reputed to help protect skin cells from the damage of UV rays as well as support collagen and elastin production in the skin. Vitamin E, both used internally and topically, is believed to help heal damaged skin. With this knowledge in hand, researchers have [...]

Antioxidant creams smooth skin: study 2015-09-09T13:52:23+00:00

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