You may have read, or heard about, a cream called BEC5 (brand name Curaderm) that claims to heal non-melanoma type skin cancers. The active ingredient in this cream is reported to be eggplant extract.
We’ve just started a new year and many of you may be trying to recoup from overindulgence
Many of the patients I see have chronic skin issues, like eczema. Other patients are simply interested in looking their best. They want to know how to restore a youthful look to their skin – improve the tone, color and maybe even get rid of some of those “laugh lines”. Recently, I started telling my patients about the benefits of drinking a special type of tea to help with these very issues. If you have eczema, or just want to look younger, you’ll want to know about the skin benefits of this ancient tea… Ancient Tea Improves Skin Youthfulness Many […]
I see many older patients with skin that’s beginning to show its age. They want to know what’s the best skin preparation to help regain a more youthful look. I tell them that one of the best anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, products is really not one of those expensive products after all. Rather, it’s a product of Nature that you can buy relatively cheaply in the produce department of your local grocery – the skin-rejuvenating papaya. Here’s why… Reap The Anti-Aging Skin Benefits of Papaya When patients come to me with skin problems – particularly ‘aging skin issues’ – I ask […]
You have a million things on your mind every day—and, let’s face it, looking good isn’t your top priority. But even if you’re not willing to spend hours in front of the mirror every morning, don’t have time to slave away on the treadmill and can’t even boil a pot of water, you can still look—and feel—like a million bucks. Try these super-simple makeup, exercise and nutrition tips to look your best in five minutes or less. Your face, body and brain will thank you!
By Diane Carbo As a very young nurse, I had a patient who wanted everyone to save the watermelon rinds that the patients had on their trays for lunch. When I collected a few leftover rinds, I took them into her room and gave them to her. What a surprise I had in store!
Lately I’ve been telling my patients more and more about what Japanese ladies have known for centuries…the amazing skin healing benefits of rice! In fact, recent research has shown that using a rice starch-soak is effective in improving the dry skin lesions of eczema! That’s not all – rice bran oil, rice bran powder and rice water applied topically can really change the texture and clarity of your skin, smoothing it and brightening dark spots. In addition, adding whole rice bran to your diet can offer a rich source of Vitamin E and linoleic acids which benefit your skin and […]
When I talk to my patients about ways to protect their heart, and general health by eating more good fats and avoiding the bad fats – they’re often confused. One patient said, “Aren’t they all bad?” You can’t blame his response though, for the last few decades, “fat” in the diet has been blamed for everything from heart disease to cancer to many other conditions in-between. In the last several years though, health researchers have come to learn that all fats aren’t created equal. Not all are bad and, some are even good and necessary for your good health. So I’d like […]
“You are what you eat” is an old saying I frequently repeat to my patients when they ask me what can they do to make their aging skin look better and younger. It’s not only an old adage it’s really true! What kind of food, and other substances, you put in your body influences your health and nothing reflects overall wellness more than your skin. Here’s what I tell my patients about how to keep skin glowing and healthy at any age. Your Skin Mirrors The Rest of You It’s no coincidence that teenage skin often breaks out in acne […]
Whenever a new year starts, it’s always a reminder that time is constantly marching forward. If you’re like many of my patients, though, you’re looking for a way to turn back the clock on the way your skin looks. And, happily, you can limit some of the damage of time to your skin just by limiting, or cutting out 5 of the worst skin agers. Let me tell you what to do about them. For Younger Looking Skin, Limit These 5 Things Even though you’re getting older, you don’t want your skin to show it so dramatically. A little graceful signs of aging are […]