Bruising is an inevitable part of life, especially if you are a woman. Sometimes procedures such as Botox® injections or laser treatment of blood vessels cause bruising. Bromelain, a substance found in pineapples, might help minimize bruising from cosmetic procedures (or from walking into the coffee table). Continue reading “Pineapple’s Bromelain for Bruises”
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. In fact, it is the most common of all cancers. Continue reading “New Drug Might Treat Basal Cell Carcinoma with a Pill”
Surfing is one of life’s unique outdoor pleasures, but it can be hard on your skin. So how can you enjoy surfing and still keep your skin happy? Continue reading “Surfing Tips (for Your Skin)”
I recently wore a new pair of flip-flops to Sea World®. It was a hot day and my niece, who was visiting, wanted to see all 200 acres of the park. By the time we were ready to walk (miles) back to the car, I was hobbling from blisters on my feet. Continue reading “3 Ways to Prevent Foot Blisters”
All types of skin cancer are on the rise in women.
Particularly concerning is new data from the National Cancer Institute which shows that from 1980 to 2004 melanoma rates rose 50% for young women. Continue reading “Melanoma Rates Jump 50% for Young Women”
Sun causes melanoma skin cancer. Sun protects you against melanoma skin cancer. Which is correct? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Does Sun Exposure Cause Melanoma?”
The FDA has approved a new treatment for wrinkles. It’s a collagen filler that can be injected into frown lines to smooth them out, giving your face a younger, smoother appearance. The product, Evolence®, lasts 6 months according to its maker, Colbar LifeScience, (a Johnson and Johnson-owned company). Continue reading “FDA Approves New Wrinkle Filler: Evolence”