Staph infection flare ups are of the most degrading afflictions. It leaves the victim feeling fatigued and covered in open oozing sores. During one of my searches for some relief (I was thinking a second opinion, from the other side of the country) I was blessed in discovering the following article, which has proven to… Read More »
March is behind us and hopefully the crazy winter of 2014 is history. Getting outdoors is on our minds and a little preparation is a good thing. Whether you’re spending time in the garden, on the golf course, playing some tennis or headed to the beach, you need to be thinking about your skin. Healthy tanning takes preparation!
Information on why you should avoid sunburn at all costs from WebMD: You lie out in the sun hoping to get a golden tan, but instead walk away from your lounge chair with a sunburn looking like a lobster that’s been left in the pot too long. Despite health warnings about sun damage, many of us… Read More »
This is how tanning salon owners want you to think about tanning. As written in Smart Tan Magazine: Tanning takes place in the skin’s outer layer: the epidermis. About 5% of the cells in your epidermis are special cells called melanocytes. When exposed to UVB light, melanocytes produce pinkish colored melanin that is absorbed by… Read More »
A recent press release form the University of California-San Diego report shows even more positive findings about Vitamin D and the benefits associated with the prevention of breast cancer. “Vitamin D metabolites increase communication between cells by switching on a protein that blocks aggressive cell division,” said Cedric F. Garland, DrPH. “As long as vitamin… Read More »
A layer of your skin is about as thin as an onion skin. The life of a layer of skin is about four to twenty one days. How you treat the surface layer of the skin determines the life span. When your skin is exposed to UV rays, either from the sun or tanning… Read More »