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America's 'Beautiful People' Are Changing

Posted 11 Oct 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 – It strikes no one as surprising when someone like Beyonce graces the cover of a magazine as an icon of beauty, but a new study suggests that was far more rare three decades ago. If People magazine is any indication, America's definition of who's "beautiful" has broadened to include more races and a wider span of ages. "This study analyzed photographs of celebrities who ...

FDA: Anti-Aging, Skin-Lightening Products May Contain Mercury

Posted 4 Aug 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 – Some skin products contain mercury and pose a threat to your health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. It's important to check labels of skin creams, soaps and lotions. If "mercurous chloride," "calomel," "mercuric," "mercurio" or "mercury" is listed on the label, stop using the product immediately. Do not use products if ingredients are not listed, the ...

Health Tip: If You Have a Lot of Moles

Posted 29 Jul 2016 by

-- Having lots of moles may mean you're worried about skin cancer. Checking your skin often for changes and certain warning signs can help alleviate those fears. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends: Regularly inspect your skin, evaluating all of your moles. Look for any changes or unusual looking moles. See your dermatologist if any of your moles bleed, itch or change. Don't lie in ...

Health Tip: Keep Skin Looking Young

Posted 29 Feb 2016 by

-- If you want youthful skin, start with a regimen that protects your skin and keeps it healthy and glowing. Here are recommendations from the American Academy of Dermatology: Wear sunscreen daily, stay in the shade and wear a hat to protect your skin from sun damage. Don't use a tanning bed! Moisturize your skin every day. Use moisturizer on your body and face, and lip balm. Twice daily, clean ...

Study Pushes 'More Is More' Approach to Shielding Kids From the Sun

Posted 17 Feb 2016 by

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2016 – A combination approach boosts the chances of proper sun protection for children, researchers report. The study included 300 parents or other family caregivers of children between the ages of 2 and 6. About half of the adults were assigned to a child sun safety program, and the rest received usual information about protecting children from the sun. The sun safety program ...

Suspicious Pigment Spots More Common on Darker Skin

Posted 14 Dec 2015 by

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 – People with darker skin are about one-third more likely to have potentially dangerous pigment "spots" on their palms and soles, a new study finds. In rare cases, these "acral pigmented lesions" turn out to be melanoma skin cancer. People with these lesions should have them checked by a dermatologist to be sure they are benign, the researchers said. Reggae musician Bob ...

Transplanted Face May Age Prematurely

Posted 3 Dec 2015 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 – Transplanted faces seem to age faster than normal, a new study suggests. More than 30 face transplants have been performed worldwide, but there is little information about recipients' long-term outcomes, the researchers said. In this study, three full-face transplant patients were followed for three years. They had a significant decrease in facial volume that resembled ...

Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study

Posted 29 Oct 2015 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 – Face-lifts may smooth away years from a person's appearance, but they seem to do little to boost self-esteem, new research suggests. In the small study, the researchers looked at what 50 patients – almost all of them women – said about their own sense of self-esteem, both immediately before plastic surgery and six months later. "The findings of the study are not ...

Health Tip: Healthy Skin Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune

Posted 26 Oct 2015 by

-- A good skin care regimen doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. But it should leave your skin clean and full of moisture. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends: Regularly cleanse, treat and protect your skin. Use sunscreen daily, at least every 12 hours. Use a body moisturizer daily. During winter, apply it as soon as you get out of the shower, when skin is damp. Stick to one ...

Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS: Study

Posted 7 Oct 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 – People with multiple sclerosis tend to develop it later if they had regular sun exposure as teenagers, a new study suggests – adding to evidence linking the disease to a lack of sunlight and vitamin D. The study found that sun exposure during adolescence seemed to influence the age at which people developed MS: The more summer sun they soaked up, the later their ...

Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High Among Gay Men: Study

Posted 7 Oct 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 – Indoor tanning is far more popular among gay and bisexual men than it is among heterosexual men, a fact that may explain why they also have higher skin cancer rates, new research suggests. "Overall, the rate of indoor tanning among these men is between three to six times greater than it is among heterosexual men," said study co-author Dr. Matthew Mansh, an intern in the ...

Check Yourself for Signs of Skin Cancer, Doctors Advise

Posted 22 Sep 2015 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 – Many busy parents take the time to slather sunscreen on their children before heading outdoors, but they may neglect to protect their own skin. Dermatologists caution that skin cancer can affect anyone – even parents. "As a mom, I understand how easily parents' health can take a back seat to the needs of the family," Dr. Doris Day said in an American Academy of ...

Soft Skin of Others May Be an Illusion, Study Says

Posted 10 Sep 2015 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 – It's been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it turns out the feeling of soft skin may be just as subjective. Researchers conducted a series of experiments and found that participants consistently rated the skin of another person as being softer than their own, even if it wasn't. This "illusion" may occur in order to help people build social bonds ...

FDA Issues Warning About Skin Lighteners

Posted 2 Sep 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 – Injectable skin-lightening products are potentially unsafe and ineffective, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The agency has not approved any of these products, and they may contain unknown harmful ingredients or contaminants. "These products pose a potentially significant safety risk to consumers. You're essentially injecting an unknown substance into your ...

Why Skin Wrinkles More Around the Eyes

Posted 17 Jul 2015 by

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 – Facial wrinkles – such as so-called "laugh lines" or "crow's feet" – are the bane of many aging adults. Now, new research on cadavers may offer some insight into why some skin creases are more pronounced than others. Differences in oil-secreting glands just below the skin may help explain why forehead wrinkles are shallower than wrinkles around the outer eye, according ...

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