Month: May 2009

Estrogenic Effects of Sunscreens – Should You Be Concerned?

*Keys Solar Rx – Chemical free sunscreen You may not be aware, but many sunscreens formulated with chemical sun filtering agents contain estrogenic effects. And, some sunscreens claiming to be natural also contain chemical sun filters that may also mimic the hormone estrogen. If you’re a regular user of sunscreens, should you be concerned? As… Read more »

The Fungus That Causes Dandruff

If you’re a dandruff sufferer, then you’re only too familiar with its symptoms; what you may not know is that dandruff may be related to a fungus. Though not medically serious, dandruff can cause embarrassment. And while it can’t be cured, the good news is that it can be controlled. Although many of us equate… Read more »

My Sister’s Skin…The Tale Of An Underground Zit

My sister, (who I will call I, to protect her identity), is also my dearest friend. Though we’ve had our share of ups and downs, I can’t imagine life without her. She willingly tries my alternative remedies (I’m a pharmacist after all) and gives great feedback on the myriad of skin care products I’ve made… Read more »

My Sister's Skin…The Tale Of An Underground Zit

My sister, (who I will call I, to protect her identity), is also my dearest friend. Though we’ve had our share of ups and downs, I can’t imagine life without her. She willingly tries my alternative remedies (I’m a pharmacist after all) and gives great feedback on the myriad of skin care products I’ve made… Read more »

Blueberries Can Deliver Skin Benefits

Recently dubbed a superfood by many experts, blueberries are not only colorful and delicious, they also pack a powerful antioxidant punch. Blueberries’ protective properties have been known since the Middle Ages and researchers have now found that they can exert three main categories of beneficial effects: vaso-protective (protection of skin’s capillaries); antioxidant activity (fighting free… Read more »

Microdermabrasion – Is It Right For You?

Microdermabrasion is a popular cosmetic procedure in which the stratum corneum (skin’s uppermost layer of dead skin cells) is removed by light abrasive activity. Originally performed in Europe during the 1980s, it’s a widely performed procedure in spas or doctor’s offices to deliver smoother and more evenly toned and textured skin. The procedure is most… Read more »