Beauty

Beauty

Check out the latest beauty tips and tricks!

The social and physical mirage suntanned skin presents helps explain why so many cannot resist the sun, despite the health risks and warnings. Still, in some ways, sunlight (not sunbathing) actually does aid physical and mental health. Sunshine regulates energy levels by setting our circadian rhythm, the body's internal clock that directs sleep or arousal states. Sunlight also wards off "seasonal...

Wrinkles-don't suddenly web across our face. Aged skin develops after prolonged unprotected sun exposure, stress, poor nutrition, inadequate care, and, of course, the passing of time. All of these factors hasten or cause the skin's underlying structures to collapse-and most of these factors are controllable and manageable. Beneath the skin's surface lie collagen bundles that weave together, making skin strong and firm....

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...

While summer is the season most associated with skin damage, a bright winter day, accompanied by bitter winds can be just as harmful. Even though the temperature may be freezing, the winter sun's rays (though more discreet than summer's scorching sun) can still wreak havoc on the skin. Despite the dangers winter presents to our skin, the body's largest organ, it is...

Our society worships the taut bodies and dewy skin of youth. So, naturally, we all want to look 10 (or more) years younger. By now you know that you can't turn back the clock, or even stop it, but with creativity and motivation you can do a lot to slow it down and develop more youthful looking skin. And, generally, the...

Most skin damage comes from exposure to sunlight and environmental toxins. How do sunlight and pollutants damage skin? How can you protect yourself from environmental hazards that age skin? Free radicals - the wild bunch Free radicals form on the skin when exposed to sunlight or certain toxins by unpaired electrons, free radicals break down collagen - the "glue" that holds skin together, making...

No other part of our body gets such devoted attention and care as does our skin. We cater to skin's cosmetic and health-care needs, pampering it with costly creams, masks, and lotions. Last year Americans paid more than $3 billion on skin-care and sun-care products. Here are some everyday tips for improving skin's health and appearance: * Add oil to your bath...

Before you slip on sandals and beach wear, stock up on all-natural sun-protection lotions or creams with a 10-15 Sun Protection Factor. When was the last time you took a sunbath? The memory you turn to is probably that warm, sunny day in August on the beach? Well, think some more! Do you remember the day you spent shopping at an...

When it comes to cleaning up the environment  -  or preventing its destruction through reduced waste and conservation  -  many personal care and cosmetic companies are taking the lead. By making their containers out of bio-degradable or recyclable materials, some of these companies are blending their profit motive with environmental concerns. Watch, read & listen for updates The American press has...

Hands serve us well. Not only do our hands carry out most of our work, but we also use hands to greet, comfort, and express emotion. You can treat hands harshly and they will still carry on nobly, but they will eventually fight back. Abuse your hands and they give away one of your most guarded secrets: your age. How hands...