Beauty

Beauty

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According to Moshe Olshevsky, Ph.D., dead skin cells, makeup, and toxins collect within the pores of our skin, stretching the openings. When this "cellular debris" is properly removed, the pore walls do contract somewhat. Our largest organ and first line of immunological defense  -  skin  -  is once again healthy and glowing. Here are a few excellent ingredients which are...

Alpha and beta hydroxy acids are derived from apples, ginger, oranges, grapefruit, sugarcane or willow bark, and will gradually peel off the top layers of dead skin and minimize wrinkles. Doctors say that the inevitable wrinkles as a result of genetics and gravity, and, well, aging skin, shouldn't arrive until you, near your sixties. But, sadly, they come a lot earlier  -...

What delicate, precious possession of ours regularly gets burned and environmentally-abused? Is subjected to radiation, scouring and acidic solutions? The answer? Our body. How you clean your body not only helps prevent bacterial growth, gets rid of dirt, keeps your body fragrantly fresh, but also helps beautify your skin, preserving it well for the years ahead. To soap or not to soap?...

Throughout time - even before written history - cosmetic formulations have been used to promote beauty, power, and sexual allure. The ancients believed in the power of cosmetics to attract lovers, intimidate enemies, and disguise physical imperfections and the effects of aging. "Egyptian papyri are filled with recipes for cosmetics," write Lawrence Charles Parish, M.D., and John Thorne Crissey, M.D., in Clinics...

I'm in my early 40s and have been using a vitamin cream for about four months. My wrinkles are lessened to some degree but my skin is red and tender. What can I do about the redness? Is the cream safe to use around the eyes?  Vitamin A acid has been an acne cream or treatment cream since the mid- seventies....

What is the pH factor? Do skin products have any effect on it? Are products that claim to be "acid balanced" better to use? The term pH scale (potential hydrogen) of a liquid refers to the balance between the acid and alkaline in the product or the skin and hair. The acidity and the alkalinity are measured on a scale from...

When I apply powder from a powder compact to my face, it leaves my skin looking chalky. Is it really necessary to use powder? Do you stop wearing it at a certain age? I am in my late 40s. Translucent powder might be a good choice in your case. It helps set your makeup, blots the oils and provides a...

Every month I get a few pimples and after they are squeezed, a dark mark remains on my skin. These marks can last for two or three months. What should I do? Sometimes when the skin has become inflamed, pigmentation cells increase. Depending upon your skin type, they may never go away. If a pimple or "blind" pimple (one which...

I have tried all types of preparations yet my hands are still wrinkled and rough. I apply a hand lotion several times a day but I wonder if creams are better? What kind would you suggest? Skin on the hands is very thin. Dryness, chapping and roughness, especially during the winter months, are quite common problems. Repeated exposure to water,...

I am in my late 30s and I have acne on my chest and back. Can you tell me if a sulphur-based soap will help this condition. I have used glycerine and other anti-acne soaps, but they don't seem to work. Some sulphur-based soaps tend to slow down the production of skin oils and some may also contain a mild peeling agent. Peeling helps...