Is snail creme all its hyped up to be?

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For those with an open mind, you may just try about anything to get the perfect complexion, and snail excrements is the new skin craze. This new ingredient is beginning to pop up in high-end skin care products and is full of beneficial compounds that moisturize the skin, help to reduce inflammation and and help to minimize acne scars.

The mucus is called Helix aspersa muller glycoconjugates and it works to protect snails from cuts, bacteria and sun damage. The ...

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Acne problems may be solved with new drug from the makers of Botox

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Get ready for the latest news in Botox! Late-stage trials of an acne medication from Pharmaceutical giants, Allergan and Partek. The companies report that two of their Phase 3 trails of the drugs sarecycline, an antibiotic with anti-inflammatory properties, has be successful in treating moderate to severe acne.

“The positive efficacy results observed in the pivotal phase 3 clinical trials indicate that sarecycline can be an effective treatment option for patients with moderate to severe acne.” States David Nicholson, chief global ...

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The Miracle of Skin

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Skin is truly a miracle material. It’s soft, pliable, strong, waterproof, and self-repairing. Skin is the largest of the body’s organs. Our skin functions as a large vessel holding what’s inside in place.

Skin doesn’t just cover us!

Our skin doesn’t just cover us, it does much more. Skin functions as protective wrapping. Along with a layer of fat underneath, skin insulates us against all kinds of bumps, bangs and wear and tear. Skin keeps germs and water OUT (unless we have ...

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Why does skin wrinkles with age?

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Normal healthy skin has a nice epidermis with a smooth cornified, or outer, layer that acts as a good barrier to water and environmental injury. Skin color and tone is even and unblemished. Components such as collagen (which provides skin firmness), elastin (which supplies skin elasticity and rebound) and glycosaminoglycans or GAGs (which keep the skin hydrated) are all abundant. It is interesting to note that under a microscope a biopsy of a wrinkle exhibits no telltale signs that reveal ...

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10 Useful Weight Loss Tips

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Eat a high-protein breakfast. Eating a high-protein breakfast has been shown to reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day.
Avoid sugary drinks. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight.
Drink water a half hour before meals. One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months.
Choose weight loss-friendly foods.Certain foods like vegetables and grains are very ...

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What causes our skin to age?

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Many things cause our skin to age. Some things we cannot do anything about; others we can influence.

One thing that we cannot change is the natural aging process. It plays a key role. With time, we all get visible lines on our face. It is natural for our face to lose some of its youthful fullness. We notice our skin becoming thinner and drier. Our genes largely control when these changes occur. The medical term for this type of aging ...

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Skin: Factors of influence

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The skin has various layers work side by side to create the most beautifully functioning and healthy skin that we could possibly have. However, the natural physiological behavior of the skin is influenced by a multitude of not only external, but internal factors.

First, external factors. External factors have an amazing impact on the physiological functioning and the condition of the skin. Ultra violet light (the sun), pollution, smoking, harsh product use, improper product use, change of seasons, climate, travel and ...

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Water And a Healthier Skin

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Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even on the elimination process.

But what about drinking large amounts of water for proper skin health? Claims have been made that drinking water gives you a radiant, healthy, younger- looking complexion, while others say it has no effect on skin’s appearance whatsoever.

Which is true?

The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of ...

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WELLNESS AND MEDICAL AESTHETICS

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As per the World Health Organization, Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. “…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Medical Aesthetics encompasses a variety of amazing and effective procedures that will help you to go beyond the fact of just being and feeling healthy but to also feeling better with yourself, feeling more attractive and power up your ...

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Tips For Skin Wellness

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As the seasons transition and time pass by there are a few things you can do to make sure your skin looks healthy, feels healthy and actually is healthy.

The most important thing to remember about skin health is that it needs to come from within. By that, I mean your mood, what you eat, how you sleep and whether you are exercising or not all have an impact on how you look and feel – and that includes your skin. ...

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