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...
Tanning on a sunbed

I am fair-skinned and usually burn in the sun. Are sunbeds safe to acquire a tan? Will my skin age the way it would in the sun? Because one can tan on the sunbeds without burning there...

I am going south for Christmas and I have a SPF 22 sunscreen. Will this block out the sun's rays so that I do not get any tan? The label suggests that I apply...
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...

Does smoking really affect the skin, making it age faster? I am only 16, but I will quit now if this is true. We are happy to supply you with more than enough reasons to...

My skin is quite dry in the winter, so I use lots of body moisturizers and bath gels instead of soap. I use a top-quality foam bath with a perfumed body lotion and I want to...
Some common skin problems

Acne may top the charts when it comes to skin miseries, but a handful of others are worth knowing about. Allergic and contact dermatitis Dermatitis means skin irritation. The cause may be something you are allergic to...
Be careful to find right moisturizer

Should everyone use a moisturizer? I have been using a lotion-type of moisturizer but my skin feels oily all the time. I have tried other types but have not been pleased with them either. We...

I am going to the Virgin Islands for 10 days and I understand that it is very hot and the sun is intense. I have fair skin, but do gradually tan. Up till now...

I have very oily skin and I dislike the feel of greasy suntan creams. What else can I use? No one is immune to the sun's damage including oily and easily tanned skins. There are some lighter,...