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Beat Skin Damage Inside and Out

It’s often alleged that Colorado sees 300 days of sunshine every year. While some will nitpick that number, we all know there is a splendid amount of sunshine in our beloved Centennial State. But there’s a steep price to pay for all of that sunshine, including skin cancer and skin aging. The UVA and UVB rays are to blame, as they can cause the formation of free radicals, a term used to describe damaged cells that can be problematic. “Sun is good,” said Judy Spindler, a nutrition health coach at Natural Grocers. “We need it for hormones and to feel well, but it […]

Science’s Promising New Hope Against Skin Aging

If you’re over 50, you may be seeing more skin aging than you want to.  You look into expensive creams and treatments that, although they may help, don’t really offer a lasting effect.  But take heart.  In about 2 years, a brand product to fight skin aging could be available commercially.  Let me tell you about it… Scientists Find a New Method To Block Skin Aging Many of the most important health discoveries were stumbled on by accident. Researchers were actually looking for something else when they found something amazing.  And that’s exactly the case with a new “aging” enzyme […]

These 2 New Breakthroughs Combat Skin Aging

In your quest to keep your skin looking youthful longer, I’ve got some exciting news for you.  Dermatology researchers now think they may have found the mechanism that triggers skin aging.  In addition, a new natural source of a powerful skin anti-oxidant has been found as well.  These 2 discoveries could be the 2 biggest breakthroughs in skin aging that you’ll want to know all about.  Let’s start with the first one… Glycans: This Skin Sugar May Hold The Key To Skin Aging Up to age 30, you have an abundance of a skin surface sugar called “glycan”.  After age […]

This Common Enzyme Could Be Causing Your Skin Rash

Do you experience frustrating “mystery” rashes with no clue as to what’s causing them? You might want to check the labels of your skin or hair care products.  This common enzyme causes strong allergic reactions in sensitive people. Papain Could Be Causing Your Chronic Skin Rash I often have patients who consult me for troublesome rashes that show up out of nowhere.  They can occur anywhere on the body, but the most common areas are the face and hands.  They can range from mild to marked in severity and cause a lot of distress.  I usually identify the culprit when […]

Fight Skin Aging with Coffee Extracts

While various factors influence skin aging (including stress and environmental pollutants), long-term sunlight exposure is a primary environmental accelerator. As you grow older, your face is the first area to exhibit the visible effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, also known as photoaging, with the manifestation of fine lines, wrinkles, loose and dry skin, and discoloration. These unsightly changes reflect the deteriorating condition of the components that make up the inner layer of the skin, the dermis. This extracellular matrix is a combination of the fibrous proteins collagen and elastin, along with water-binding glycosaminoglycans. Together, these substances form a strong and resilient framework of connective tissue that gives […]

Why Your Skin May Be A Cause of Diabetes

In the past few decades, more information has come to light about the role of viruses and bacteria in the development of certain diseases. Now researchers have been able to create type 2 diabetes (T2D) in lab animals just by exposing them to this skin superbug. If you, or a loved one, have type 2 diabetes, you’ll want to know about these new findings… Targeting A Skin Superbug Could Prevent/Treat Type 2 Diabetes In the last few decades, medical researchers have learned that cervical cancer is actually caused by certain strains of the human papilloma virus. Stomach ulcers are now […]

Simple Compound Helps Fight Skin Cancer

If you’re a woman over 50 and you have a family history of melanoma, you’ll want to know the new findings about an old, simple pain reliever. Researchers have found that it may cut your risk of developing melanoma 30% and more the longer you take it. Here’s what you should know… Melanoma Risk? Study Shows Aspirin Can Help Aspirin is a simple pain relieving compound that has been used for decades for headaches, fever, muscle cramps, and more. Even though aspirin is a manufactured “drug”, its active ingredient, salicin, is actually derived from white willow bark, a natural herb. […]

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The 5 Best Foods for Beautiful Skin

Winter weather is not kind to our skin. Dryness, redness, flaking or general discomfort abounds as the colder weather continues and we head towards spring. Aside from a slew of lotions and products you are what you eat and your skin is no exception. Foods that are good for your skin, helping to hydrate and guard from environmental damage, have a few things in common including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  Studies show that antioxidants in foods may work by breaking down and neutralizing free radicals, protecting skin from the sun and increasing the expression of genes related to replicating and […]

Aloe Vera for Immortal Skin

The ‘plant of immortality’, as it was called by the Egyptians, can perform miracles not just for your skin but for your hair and health as well. Aloe vera is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India and has been used extensively for years. The clear, sappy substance hidden in its long, thick leaves is the magic potion. Aloe vera plant contains numerous antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. It is said to be useful in treating wounds and minor […]

Dead Sea Salts Bring Beautiful Skin To Life

By Jessica Rubino Avoiding excess salt in your diet? Good call for your health; but when it comes to your beauty regimen, this age-old remedy is just what the doctor (or dermatologist) ordered. One of Mother Earth’s oldest natural beauty fixes, mineral-dense Dead Sea salt acts much differently than classic table salt, especially when on (rather than in) the body. Its range of minerals—magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium—lend a multitude of benefits to the skin, hair and lips. Try these easy, DIY beauty remedies to bring flavor to your summer beauty routine. Plus, check out our favorite salty natural product […]