Protecting Your Skin

How Much Sunscreen Is Enough?

The message finally seems to be spreading that overexposure to the sun is not good for our skin. Not only is it the leading cause of skin cancer, but it also causes premature skin aging, wrinkles, discoloration and roughened skin texture. So, most of us get that we need to …

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Skin Conditions

What Are Keloids?

Your skin puts up with a lot, whether you realize it or not. Day-to-day cuts, scrapes and bruises, an accidental burn from the curling iron, a nick from shaving, an ingrown hair, a new tattoo, an acne breakout … The body’s natural reaction to cuts, pokes and trauma to the …

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Looking Good, Feeling Good
How Clear Is Your Skin? 6 Common Culprits

How Clear Is Your Skin? 6 Common Culprits

Clear skin doesn’t just magically happen. A multitude of factors converge to determine whether your complexion is bright and smooth, or dull and bumpy. “Age, hormones, stress and medications can all affect your skin’s appearance,” explains Anna Axelson, M.D., a dermatologist at Henry Ford Health System. “Other things that people …

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Healthy Skin & Grooming
Growing & Maintaining a Beard: A How-to Guide

Growing & Maintaining Your Beard: A How-To Guide

Beards are definitely in right now. Even for those not following facial-hair trends, many men switch up their look for winter, going from a clean-shaven face to a full beard. And no-shave November (which focuses on cancer) and Movember (created to bring awareness to men’s health issues) have made growing …

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Healthy Aging

The 3 Skin Care Items You Really Need

With each passing decade, our skin shows some of the most visible changes that come with aging. It tends to become drier, less elastic and more spotted as we age. What’s more, the effects of fat loss and facial bone thinning cause skin to sag. “After age 30, we lose …

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Skin Care
How to Sooth Your CHild's Eczema in Colder Weather

Soothing Your Child’s Eczema During Colder Months

When the temps start to drop and the furnaces kick on and start to heat our homes and schools, you may see your child scratching, then notice a rash or dry, scaly patches on his or her skin. If that’s the case, it might be time to ask your child’s …

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Healthy Skin Care

DIY Facials: Your Kitchen’s Best Skin Care Products

One of the secrets to obtaining a youthful glow is loving the skin you’re in. And while pampering yourself with regular facials can cultivate clearer, smoother skin and fewer wrinkles, it’s also tough on the pocketbook. The upshot: out-of-the-box, at-home remedies can soothe and nourish your skin at a fraction …

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Knowing Your Body
What Your Hair Says About Your Health

Your Hair May Hold Clues About Your Health

While your hair may attract the attention of others, it may be worth your own attention, too. If you experience changes in your hair’s texture, thickness and overall condition, it may be sending you clues about an underlying health condition. “Sudden changes, such as a significant loss of hair, are …

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Skin Cancer Prevention
6 Unexpected Sources of Sun Damage

6 Unexpected Sources of Sun Damage

Heading to the beach or an outdoor barbecue? Chances are good that you don a hat and sunglasses and apply sun protection like SPF 30+ lotion, cream or spray. Unfortunately, sun damage can also creep in when you’re least expecting it. That’s one reason dermatologists recommend wearing sun protection every …

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Cosmetic Treatments

Is This New Solution for Hair Loss Right for You?

Some say bald is beautiful, or simply don’t mind a little hair thinning. But if you ask others experiencing hair loss, they will tell you it can be embarrassing and make them self-conscious. They throw on hats, try different hairstyles or use camouflage products and toupees to disguise their thinning …

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