Fake tanning products don’t protect you from skin cancer

Fake tanning products don’t protect you from skin cancer

Sunless tanning or fake tanning products like sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without increased risk of skin cancer do not actually help prevent cancer. A new study conducted by the researchers of the University of Minnesota Medical School sought to assess the demographic characteristics and skin cancer risk behaviours of adult sunless tanners. Other factors associated with sunless tanning included having a family history of skin cancer. Adults who used sunless tanning products were more likely to use indoor tanning beds and were less likely to wear protective…

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Daily Aspirin May Double Skin Cancer Risk In Men

Daily Aspirin May Double Skin Cancer Risk In Men

Men taking aspirin every day may have double the risk of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, compared to those who are not exposed to daily to the common pain reliever, says a large study involving almost 200,000 patients. Melanoma is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes. It typically occur in the skin, but may rarely occur in the mouth, intestines or eye. The researchers suggested that among the numerous possibilities, one reason men may be more vulnerable could be related to males…

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Are we ignoring the psychological impact of skin conditions?

Are we ignoring the psychological impact of skin conditions?

If you had acne as a teenager, you’ll likely know that skin problems aren’t just a cosmetic issue, they can also massively affect your self-esteem. And chronic dermatological conditions, from psoriasis to eczema can have a huge impact on psychological health. But until recently, this hasn’t been talked about much. The British Association of Dermatologists considers the need for more psychological support for dermatology patients to be pressing. But with many trusts facing significant budget cuts, this is proving a tricky prospect. There’s a lot of stigma around certain skin…

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Brainstorm Health: Antibiotic Resistance, Stem Cell Skin Regeneration, Postpartum Depression Drug

Brainstorm Health: Antibiotic Resistance, Stem Cell Skin Regeneration, Postpartum Depression Drug

That’s where we come in. We mortals help push that fast evolutionary process into warp speed in at least two ways. First, we do it through our long practice of overprescribing and inappropriately prescribing antibiotics to patients. These ineffective treatments often leave in their wake surviving microbes that develop resistance to the drugs used and then pass along those adaptations to subsequent generations. As the saying goes: “Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” (To see how feverishly fast resistant strains can emerge, see this scary timeline.) Secondly, we egg on evolution through another insidious…

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13 Foods You Must Avoid If You Have an Oily Skin

13 Foods You Must Avoid If You Have an Oily Skin

Constant exposure to pollution and heat can make your skin dull and rough. With our busy schedules, it gets difficult to multitask and we often forget to take care of our skin or perhaps it never becomes our priority. But here’s an easy way out. According to a popular saying – you are what you eat. So, by altering your daily diet you can keep your skin healthy and glowing. If you have an oily skin, there are a few food items that you must avoid to prevent your skin from…

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Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

If you love eating tomatoes, then here’s another reason to keep up the good habit. A recent study has found that eating tomatoes daily brings down the risk of skin cancer, especially in men, by half. Through a study conducted on mice, researchers explained how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers. Male mice were fed a diet consisting of 10% tomato powder daily for 35 weeks, then exposed to ultraviolet light. They experienced, on average, a 50% decrease in skin cancer tumours compared to mice that ate…

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Yoga For Glowing Skin: 10 Poses That Can Do Wonders

Yoga For Glowing Skin: 10 Poses That Can Do Wonders

After having tried extravagant beauty products or treatments for your skin rejuvenation are you ready to try something new and inexpensive? With growing awareness, the time and money spent on looking good is at an all-time high. As they say, you must be healthy and well from the inside to be able to look good on the outside. Yoga has proved beneficial here too. It not only has multiple health benefits physically, it is also known to work on your skin and give it a glow like no commercial cream…

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Experts shed myths of ‘Harlequin Ichthyosis’- a rare skin disorder

Experts shed myths of ‘Harlequin Ichthyosis’- a rare skin disorder

Bursting the myth of a rare genetic disease, which causes thickening of the skin, experts say that by rigorously following all the precautions and treatment, the newborns can lead a normal life. Harlequin Ichthyosis- is a very rare type of severe, inherited, genetic skin disorder and is characterised by thick white plates of skin with deep cracks, which are vulnerable to bacteria and other contaminants, putting the person at the risk of fatal infection. “The main cause of this rare genetic disorder is the mutation in a gene — the…

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Why Your Skin Needs Cleansing,Toning and Moisturizing Daily

Why Your Skin Needs Cleansing,Toning and Moisturizing Daily

Your skin has a thin protective layer called the acid mantle that’s made up of amino and lactic acids that mix easily with fatty acids (oils) from the sebaceous glands. These glands secrete oil that protects your skin. The pH level of the acid mantle on our skin is about 5.5 which is slightly acidic. The pH scale ranges from 1-14, with 7 being neutral, 1 being acidic, and 14 being alkaline. The sebaceous glands are concentrated mostly on the face and scalp, where the skin is delicate and exposed….

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8 Amazing Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Your Skin and Hair

8 Amazing Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Your Skin and Hair

“Tea tree oil is a natural wonder,” claims Dr. Reema Arora, Medical Facial Head, Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, New Delhi. It is an old medicinal plant derivative, also known as Melaleuca. It is derived from an Australian native plant Melaleuca Alternifolia. “It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions due to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-microbial and nourishing properties,” says Dr. Ranjan Upadhaya, Max Multi Speciality Centre, Panchsheel Park. Dermatologist Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj says, “It is excellent for combating oiliness and can be used in routine face…

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