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2011-11-09 07:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Why is a daily skin care routine so important? Healthy skin is vital to both inner wellness and outer beauty. Skin is the largest organ and your own personal body guard. It works day and night to regulate body temperature, maintains water and electrolyte balance, and is your body's first defense against viruses and bacteria. Be good to your skin and replenish lost moisture to the skin's surface for healthy, hydrated, glowing skin. Dr. Alan...

2011-11-08 06:42:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stiefel, a GSK company, announces REVALESKIN® HydraLift Complex, the newest addition to the REVALESKIN® family of products. Made with CoffeeBerry® Whole Fruit Extract, this anti-aging treatment provides powerful polyphenol antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients designed to protect against oxidative damage, the primary contributor to premature aging....

2011-11-08 06:48:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We all know that skin tans in the sun. The process has known links to ultraviolet (and specifically UVB) exposure, which leads to tanning only after it damages the DNA of skin cells. Now, researchers have uncovered a much speedier path to pigmentation. Researchers say the newly discovered response is likely to provide rapid protection against UV damage. Understanding how it works could impact how sunscreens are designed in the future. "Our work shows that a...

2011-10-27 16:00:00

Henry Ford Hospital is the first in the country to offer skin transplant surgery as part of its treatment portfolio for patients with the skin disease vitiligo. The surgery, known as melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation or MKTP, involves using skin cells taken from normally pigmented areas of the body and transferring them to the damaged area of skin to restore pigmentation. It is performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Henry Ford Hospital...

2011-10-18 07:35:00

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eat with chopsticks for a slimmer waistline. Apply almond-shaped eyes with liquid eyeliner. Eat oranges and other antioxidant-rich foods for brighter skin. These are just some of the ways Asian culture continues to influence western beauty practices. Asian women consider skin lightening a symbol of youth and beauty. What began as a trend is quickly becoming a universal beauty standard. The latest advancement in skin lightening treatments is...

2011-10-12 16:06:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StriVectin®, the clinical anti-aging expert, was one of three honorees to receive The Skin Cancer Foundation's 2011 Skin Sense Award Tuesday night at The Plaza. The award, presented at the Foundation's annual gala, honors exceptional achievement in skin health. The company was recognized for its exclusive NIA-114(TM) molecule, a multi-patented, proprietary technology rooted in 30 years of research into DNA repair and skin cancer...

2011-10-11 10:00:00

Episencial's immune-boosting skin care for babies & kids are featured as part of the limited edition âœThe Very Hungry Caterpillarâ Collection at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide. The all natural, professional quality products for baby skin care support skin health for a stronger immune system. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 Episencial healthy, all-natural skin care products for babies and kids are available in-store and online this...

Study Finds Tanning Bed Cancer Risk Greater than Previously Believed
2011-10-10 05:11:20

Indoor tanning beds could be more likely to cause cancer than previously realized, as the ultraviolet radiation they use could cause damage below the visible layer of skin, claims a new study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. According to Telegraph Science Correspondent Nick Collins, the researchers behind the study have discovered that UVA rays, which are also given off by the sun and are often viewed as fairly harmless, could target "target the...

2011-09-29 22:20:00

The Obagi Nu-Derm Travel Set from Skincare Market is the lowest price to purchase it from. This product works well with any skin types. The Obagi Nu-Derm Travel Set comes for normal to dry skin and also normal to oily skin. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 The Obagi Nu-Derm Travel Set contains a Gentle Cleanser, Toner, Clear, Blender, Exfoderm, Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 sunscreen, Travel Bag, and an Instruction Booklet. The skin has been exposed to a number of...

Genetic Defect Leaves Some Without Fingerprints
2011-09-19 04:15:03

  Like DNA, fingerprints are unique to each person or set of identical twins. That makes them a valuable identification tool for everything from crime detection to international travel. But what happens when the tips of our fingers are missing those distinctive patterns of ridges? It's not the premise for a science fiction movie, but a real-life condition known as adermatoglyphia. It's also known as "Immigration Delay Disease," because affected individuals experience difficulty in...


Latest Skin Reference Libraries

Nail
2013-03-05 14:40:49

Nails are found on the fingers and toes alike. Formation and Orientation Nails are made of the protein keratin, much like hair as they are related, which is tough and strong and able to protect the ends of the fingers they cover. The nail plate, nail matrix, the nail sinus and the nail bed all make up the nail. The matrix is broken up into two sections; the nonvisible layer is simply referred to as the matrix while the visible part is called the lunula. The matrix is the tissue...

Skin
2013-03-04 15:18:05

Skin is the outermost organ that protects and incases the tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. It is also the largest organ of the human body. Formation and Orientation Healthy skin consists of vitamins A, C, D and E, but in all skin, there are melanocytes which produce mesodermal cells. These cells allow for the absorption of UV rays. There are five main pigments that provide color in the skin’s many levels. Although not found in the skin, Oxyhemoglobin is found in the blood,...

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