The most common cause of those funny ridges down the middle of thumbnails is surprising – and it’s reversible. The ridging, also called habit-tic deformity, is caused by flicking the nail and adjacent cuticle. This practice is a tension-releasing habit that many people have. When done often, the cuticle callouses and thickens, altering nail growth […]
In laser hair removal, light energy is transferred to key areas in the hair follicle. Wavelengths of light energy blow up cells and structures needed for hair growth in these locations. It is important to note hair growth is not permanently stopped by laser treatments; it is reduced. Thus, lasers are said to be used […]
Have You Seen the Recent Story About a Hairstylist Who Saved Her Client’s Life? Kari Phillips, a hairdresser in Ohio, noticed a mole on Eileen Korey’s scalp that developed between regular coloring visits. She advised Eileen, a former health news reporter, to see a dermatologist. Early melanoma was diagnosed and Kari saved Eileen’s life! Melanoma can develop, […]
A skin biopsy is a procedure where your doctor samples a piece of skin so it can be examined under a microscope. A biopsy is usually done to diagnose a skin cancer or an unusual rash. Who looks at your biopsy is important and you should ask who will be looking at your skin sample under the microscope.
Natural ingredients are a treasure trove of antioxidants. As summer fruit falls from the trees and overflows shelves and farmer’s markets, use this bounty in DIY treatments for your skin. Benefits of Applying Fruits Topically Creating a DIY mask with the freshest fruit will give your skin high amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, and micronutrients. Wash […]
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Wash your face twice a day – AND – especially before bed! This removes the day’s oil, dead cell buildup, and stale products. When you don’t remove this ‘schmutz’, it sticks in your skin’s ‘nooks and crannies’. You would be shocked at the incidental amount of makeup and product seen under the microscope – gunk in pores […]
For Part 1, please click here. A recent study has shown exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson’s progression. 3,400 patients in N. America, the Netherlands, and Israel participated in the study. Parkinson’s disease damages a person’s ability to move. Participants that exercised 150 minutes a week were able to stand up from a chair, […]
A recent study has shown exercising 2.5 hours a week may slow Parkinson’s progression. 3,400 patients in N. America, the Netherlands, and Israel participated in the study. Exercise Keeps Your Cells Young! In fact, it could be considered a ‘fountain of youth’. Even older folks (we know who we are) can REVERSE certain aspects of “cellular” aging […]
Cold winter weather makes it hard to want to go outdoors, short days make you want to be home and cozy, and good TV shows keep you up and make you want to sleep in. I need motivation, and it just came into my email box from the National Cancer Institute.