We're exposed to blue light on a daily basis thanks to our social media (and Netflix) habits but is it really harmful for the skin?
Lois Hines, co-founder of Tropic Isle Living, has played a significant role in helping Jamaican black castor oil gain the international recognition it deserves.
Acne sufferers are taking to social media to announce they’ve discovered the answer to their skin problems, with the help of a bar of soap which only costs £6. The alleged ‘miracle’ charcoal soap is made by hot, new start up company Charcoal Theory, which, with it’s stark black and white packaging and lab formulated ingredients is reminiscent of worldwide sensation and beauty brand of the moment, Glossier. The soap comes as a little black bar, containing natural ingredients like organic activated charcoal, organic tea tree oil and shea butter.
Digital collage artist Sara Shakeel wants to shine a new, positive light on stretch marks. So, she’s turning them into glitter marks.
Marc Jacobs has made a statement with his latest ad. The photo is a waist-down shot of two models with long legs — and one has the skin condition vitiligo.
Winter is always an endless battle between the elements and our dry, chapped lips – and however much lip salve or Vaseline we layer on, it feels like a losing one. According to a few Reddit users, the cause could be something (literally) under our very noses – toothpaste. Redditor dannelinflannel wrote that while chapped lips had been the “bane of my existence since my childhood”, she’d finally found the “magic secret” to cure her ailment.
If you want to up your beauty game forget forking out £££ on ‘miracle’ products, Victoria Beckham has revealed that the secret to flawless skin isn’t about what you slap on your body, but what you put into it. “I see a dermatologist in LA, called Dr. Harold Lancer, who is incredible. According to science salmon and other fatty fish are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C. Not only do these act as anti-inflammatories and help moisturise skin, but several studies have shown a link between healthy skin and fish consumption.
With calls for Oxford Street to be pedestrianised, the impact of air pollution and our exposure to it is high on the health agenda. Is there a way we can protect ourselves from the effects of air pollution, particularly on our skin where the impact is most visible? “Healthy skin needs clear air.” Says Martine Burford, Founder and MD of award-winning British brand Ruby Red, “Polluted air basically reduces the oxygen in skin cells and affects collagen production.” We often hear about healthy skin from the inside out but pollutants can damage your skin from the outside.
According to cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting, yes – it can be: “Washing is important for personal hygiene and, psychologically, it feels good to be clean. Dr Bunting says that our skin has an outer layer of “natural moisturising factor and oils”, which repeated washing can deplete.
I’m a firm believer that prevention is better than cure. Especially when it comes to skin and ageing. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about lines or wrinkles. I’d just prefer to delay their appearance for as long as I possibly can.
It’s believed that more than 30 million Americans are affected by eczema, which is why Emily Loh was so surprised by the reaction she received while trying to board an Air France/KLM plane from Barcelona to Paris earlier this week. ALSO SEE: Eczema: What it is and how to treat it “I went to check in at desk 704, where I was initially greeted warmly by the agent. Upon seeing the eczema that covers my arms and hands, he pointed and asked with disdain, ‘What is that?’" said the 30-year-old Canadian in a Facebook post describing the incident. “I was taken aback but am accustomed to people asking questions about my condition, so I replied 'It’s eczema, it’s a chronic skin condition I was born with.’" When the agent continued to express disgust and suspicion, asking Loh whether it was contagious and suggesting she was required to carry a doctor’s note permitting her to fly, she began to grow frustrated and offended.
A new blow-up slide sprays SPF 50 as you go down it, instantly protecting your skin from sunburn. All we want to know is, where can we get our hands on one?
Even if you take great care of your skin, you may still be plagued by huge pores. Yahoo Beauty scored some tips on how to unclog them from Elemis consulting facialist Georgia Louise.
Black henna tattoos can cause a bad reaction, and doctors are suggesting that everyone consider avoiding getting them, especially while traveling.