Beauty

Beauty

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Regular exercise helps to burn calories
Since I had an appendectomy at 44, my tummy has become rounder. I am now 54 years old, 5 foot 7 inches and 124 lbs. I do floor exercises sometimes, walk when I can, and swim in the summer. Is there anything that could help? It may be that you have developed the cellulite type of fat which is often...

It's hard to disguise moles
I have a very real concern over a gradual increase in the number of moles on my face, neck, and body. Apart from obviously needing to be reassured from a skin malignancy point of view, is there any cosmetic way to reduce, avoid or color them? Most moles are present at birth, under the surface of the skin. As a...

Examine the skin on the inside of your upper arm; then look at your face. Which skin is firmer, clearer, softer, and younger-looking? Most likely, the skin on the inner portion of your upper arm. Why? Because it has been better protected against sunlight and environmental pollutants which cause skin to lose its youthful qualities after years and years of exposure....

The saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," was coined by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford back in 1878. While this saying still rings true, it is also true that many of our eyes equate svelte bodies and smooth skin with beauty. There are different options we have to give our skin a lift, two of which we should take a look...

In the past two years, I have developed hair growth on my upper lip. I have tried bleaching it, which works, but I would like to try waxing. A friend of mine has waxing done but she always develops tiny blisters afterward. Is this normal? Will this also happen to me? Hair removal with wax is performed with either cold...

I am 44 and pregnant for the first time. Because of my age, I am worried that I may develop stretch marks more easily. Is there any way to prevent them? Stretch marks can result when rapid growth in adolescence, weight gain or pregnancy causes the skin to become tightly stretched over distended areas so that it ruptures and leaves...

We don't inherit varicose veins but we do inherit a tendency toward developing them. Most doctors agree that exercise, a balanced diet, proper weight control, wearing support hosiery, avoiding crossing your legs while sitting and not wearing constricting clothing can all help to prevent or delay them. On the other hand, obesity, pregnancy, lack of exercise, prolonged periods of...

Recently I used a depilatory on my legs and in just two days the hair was back. I understood that it is supposed to take two or three weeks to grow again. Am I under the wrong impression? Depending upon the area where the depilatory is used, the hair usually re-appears after one to three days. The depilatory doesn't penetrate...

I find I am getting puffiness or "bags" under my eyes. Is there anything I can do to reduce this? In order to answer your question accurately, we would need to know a little more about you - your age, how long you have noticed this condition, whether you wear lenses or have allergies, does the puffiness occur at any...

Chlorine causing problems
This is indeed a tricky problem to get around. We agree that it is very unpleasant to swim in a pool that has skin creams floating on it. Pool attendants have the unenviable task of trying to eliminate the bacteria, dirt and creams, but those we talked with agree that the dirt problem outweighs the cream problem. If people were to...