A new technology that temporarily zaps away forehead wrinkles by freezing the nerves shows promise in early clinical trials, researchers say. The technique, if eventually approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, could provide an alternative to Botox and Dysport. Both are injectable forms of Botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that, when injected in small quantities, temporarily paralyzes facial muscles, thereby reducing wrinkles. Read the article.
Of course this cosmetic procedure has been tested on countless defenceless animals caged in research labs, that have endured pain, discomfort, paralysis, and death so that the pharmaceutical companies can make millions in profits. Any FDA approval means animal testing has taken place. For more information see the video Chemical vs Organic Part 5
Knowing that Rosacea is a neurovascular disorder leads us to try and control vascular dilating aspects of every day life. These can vary from person to person, but generally certain triggers affect everyone. An unhappy digestive system, irregular bowel movements, intolerance of certain types of foods will affect your rosacea flareups, and rosacea is definitely impacted by foods that cause vasodilation. For more information on the condition of rosacea see the video, and for skin care solutions that help control rosacea see the online shop.
We know that a healthy diet can help prevent a number of diseases and conditions, including Type II diabetes and some heart diseases. While we might discuss our diet and lifestyle choices with our general physicians, we sometimes forget to ask our dermatologist how what we eat is affecting our skin. Read the article.
Sunbathing habits are seeing levels of malignant melanoma (the most serious type of skin cancer) rising in men and women, with over a third of men who have skin cancer getting it on the trunk of their bodies (38 percent), particularly the back; while the most common place for women is on the legs (42 percent). Read the Medical News article. The best protection against skin cancers is not to sunbathe or use indoor tanning beds, the next best thing is to wear a mineral sunscreen every day….see the video on the critical facts of sun damage as well as the myths associated with sunscreens. For a great mineral sunscreen see what is available at the online shop.
Flakes of skin that people shed at the rate of 500 million cells every day are not just a nuisance—the source of dandruff, for instance, and a major contributor to house dust. They actually can be beneficial. A new study, published in the American Chemical Society’s journal, Environmental Science & Technology, concludes that oil in those skin cells makes a small contribution to reducing indoor air pollution. Read the Medical News article.
Apart from the reduction in indoor air pollution, exfoliation has a very beneficial effect on helping rid your skin of dead skin cells that typically make the skin look old, tired, and dull. See the video on exfoliation as well as the exfoliators available at the online shop.
New stratagems in the quest for hair from The New York Times
Richard Paduda, an athletic man with a dark, spiky coiffure, does not look like your typical user of Latisse, the prescription eyelash-enhancing solution that has been endorsed by Brooke Shields and Claire Danes. That’s because he has used it not on his eyelashes, which are fairly lush, but on his hairline, which he noticed last year was beginning to recede. Read the article.