So, what causes acne in winter, and what can you do about it? Continue reading
If you have or had severe acne as a teenager, you might find it more difficult to have a baby later in life, at least according to some recent research that has linked severe or ongoing acne and endometriosis.
This latest study confirms what many have known for a while in the dermatology community: acne can be an indicator of underlying hormonal disturbance that affects more than just the skin. Continue reading
There’s not normally a single specific cause of acne, which means that decreasing acne symptoms and clearing the skin can take a considerable amount of time and concerted effort.
There might be an obvious link between manicures and skin cancer, but research suggests that getting your nails done regularly could increase your risk of melanoma. What’s behind this link? Are there ways to keep your risk low? Read on to find out.
Fortunately, scientists have found evidence that a natural remedy for head lice – coconut oil and anise – could be just as effective as over the counter treatments. Continue reading
Hyperpigmentary disorders such as melasma, café au lait spot and solar lentigo are typically treated through the use of topical agents that disrupt the activity of tyrosinase, a key enzyme in the production of melanin (melanogenesis), but natural treatments for hyperpigmentation are also gaining attention. Continue reading
Infant eczema is a common skin condition, affecting around 1 in 5 young children. Eczema is linked to childhood asthma and food allergies and many theories have been proposed to explain the development of atopic eczema.
One of these theories suggests that the microflora in the gastrointestinal system of infants influences immune system activity, thereby triggering or contributing to skin reactions and allergy symptoms. A significant amount of research backs up this theory, including a recent review that adds weight to the idea that prebiotic supplementation of infant formula or breast milk can help in preventing eczema in infants up to 2 years old. Continue reading
In a paper published earlier this year in the Spanish journal Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas, Gómez and colleagues investigated the association between skin tags and diabetes, asking if acanthosis nigricans, skin tags, keratosis pilaris and even plantar hyperkeratosis could be a useful indicator of underlying metabolic issues in patients as yet undiagnosed with diabetes.
A little while ago Lady Gaga suggested that the secret to healthy skin was plenty of orgasms. While this raised chortles from some, others noted that there could be an element of truth in the flamboyant singer’s claim for a link between orgasms and skin health. How can good sex improve your skin? Does the effect last after the first bloom of love is over? And, is the effect the same across genders? Continue reading