Month: August 2008

How To Determine Your Skin Type

Without knowing your skin type, it’s difficult to know which skin care products will provide the most benefit. In fact, you may be using products that can aggravate your skin. For example, if you have naturally oily skin, some moisturizers may clog your pores and cause trapped sebum to oxidize, creating blackheads. On the other… Read more »

Topical Progesterone and Skin Care

You may already be aware of the role that your hormones play both in the way you look and feel. Many studies have shown that estrogen, an important hormone produced by the ovaries, contributes to thicker, healthier skin. Research however, has also shown that taking estrogen orally may have negative health impacts, including an increased… Read more »

What Can Honey do For Your Skin?

Science often borrows from nature to create effective products that work. This is certainly the case in the area of skin care where many naturally derived ingredients including alpha hydroxy acids, essential oils and other botanical (plant) extracts are incorporated into products to deliver results. One such ingredient, used through the ages, is honey. Cleopatra is… Read more »

Does Oxygen Skin Care Work?

Skin care product manufacturers have discovered a new way to lure the public to buy their solutions. They advertise their products as having the ability to “oxygenate” the skin. These products supposedly contain oxygen molecules that are absorbed into the skin and delivered to those areas that need oxygen the most. By delivering this oxygen… Read more »

Physical Vs. Chemical Sunscreens

Protecting your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays is an essential part of maintaining your skin’s health and youthful appearance. However, there is some confusion about the types of sunscreens that can be used to protect your skin. Sunscreens are available in two types: physical and chemical. Both types are effective and each has its… Read more »

What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?

You may have noticed the label “non-comedogenic” attached to certain skin care products. The truth is that the term non-comedogenic is a marketing term that can be applied to any product. Let’s look at this phrase and see if it’s an important factor in deciding whether or not to purchase a skin care product. Are Non-Comedogenic… Read more »

Estrogen for Healthy Skin?

It’s well known that the hormone estrogen is essential to a woman’s wellbeing. In addition to helping to maintain cardiovascular and bone health, estrogen plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin. Estrogen receptors are located throughout the body, including the face, where it helps to maintain skin’s thickness and ability to retain moisture. As… Read more »