Category: Beauty

Dealing With Adult Acne

Thought you left acne behind in your teenage years? Find out how hormones can bring back this pesky problem. Women whose breakouts are associated with their menstrual cycle usually find that they get  pimples or blackheads about two to seven days before the start of their period. That problem tends to go away after menopause, so you can look forward to some relief! However, you may still break out occasionally during the transition. Fluctuating hormones could indeed be the problem. Although doctors don’t really understand what causes acne, they do know that an increase in androgens (male sex hormones)...

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Flakes, Begone! Better Dandruff Treatments Could Be on the Way

Itchy scalp, falling flakes, social embarrassment: No doubt about it, dandruff is a real headache. Wouldn’t it be great to get rid of it once and for all? Scientists have identified an enzyme responsible for the growth of Malassezia globosa (M. globosa), a pesky fungus that’s a common cause of dandruff. The hope is that new and better dandruff treatments can come from targeting this particular enzyme and stopping it in its tracks. What’s Behind Those Dandruff Flakes? Like skin anywhere else on the body, the skin cells on the scalp continually die and are replaced by new cell growth,...

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Body Wash, Shower Gel, or Bar Soap?

Choosing the best cleanser for your body comes down to what’s best for your skin type and your personal preference. Find out how to choose the right product for you. Standing in the skin and beauty aisle at the drugstore store can seem overwhelming. Bar soaps, body washes, and shower gels all compete for your attention and your dollars. How can you find the best soap for your skin? What you buy is largely a matter of which type of product you like best — with a few exceptions, says Jami Miller, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the...

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The 7 Best Mascara Tricks in the Whole World

One of our favorite parts of our beauty routine is the drastic transformation from drowsy and bleary-eyed to fresh-faced, all thanks to our trusty magic mascara wand. And since we cherish the little tube so dang much, we pulled together seven mascara tricks every lady should know. Read more info:...

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7 Nighttime Habits that Ruin Your Hair

You skip brushing Turns out your mother was right: Brushing your hair before bed can promote a healthier mane. Your scalp produces natural oils, and brushing dry hair distributes them through your strands. ‘Running that natural oil through your hair before bed helps stimulate the scalp and hair follicle to promote hair growth,’ says Gibson. As a bonus, brushing is relaxing, so it could help you drift off to sleep (and more sleep means healthier hair), he says. Don’t miss these things your hair can say about your health. Read more info:...

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