More Causes and Cures for Acne in Winter

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Winter Acne – Zits and Make-Up

Winter acne is sometimes related to the use of heavier make-up to mimic the bright, rosy glow of summer, especially in those with pale skin. Unfortunately, this can mean that pores become blocked with creams, powder, blush and bronzers, causing whiteheads and blackheads as sebum, melanin, and make-up all combine to increase the risk of swelling, inflammation and infection. Continue reading

Psoriasis Risk Reduced by Exercise

Psoriasis may be reduced by vigorous physical activity, according to a new study carried out amongst nurses in the US. Working together, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, studied data from more than 85,000 female nurses in the US who had enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II.

This longitudinal study has amassed a huge amount of data on lifestyle habits, diseases, and conditions such as psoriasis and this latest article adds weight to increasing evidence of an association between physical activity and inflammatory disorders. Exercise could be a way to naturally healthy skin, at least when it comes to psoriasis. Continue reading