7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you areHowever, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

Curbing a skin oil might help curb acne, study suggests

Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition

Curbing a skin oil might help curb acne, study suggestsThe key lies in a naturally produced skin oil called sebum, explained a research team led by William Esler, a researcher with drug giant Pfizer in Cambridge, Massachusetts Sebum is important to the skin’s health because it helps regulate temperature and repel microbes, the team said. But an excess of sebum production has also long […]

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdle

Birth control pills have been around for the past six decades but have been for use of women only. A team of researchers this week have announced the success of the first male birth control pill that could safely prevent pregnancy

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdleThe findings of the study were presented on March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual conference. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 104, Issue 3, March 2019. The team announced that the new drug called 11-beta-MNTDC, has passed a 28-day trial with the […]

5 effective ways to get rid of pimples

Natural remedies such as fish oil and fruits get rid of pimples overnight and reduce the risks of acquiring prolonged acne

5 effective ways to get rid of pimplesPimples show up when you suffer from a severe case of acne. In most cases, it takes a longer time to get rid of pimples especially when skin is exposed to dirt and other substances that worsen the condition. Luckily, there are five effective ways to get rid of pimples for people with sensitive skin. […]

Effective ways to protect your skin this summer

Summers make you more prone to heat stroke and sunburn, and it can also do long term damage to skin including premature aging. Regardless of your skin colour, as even dark coloured skin can get sunburned, you need to take adequate care of your skin. Here are some tips for summer skin care

Effective ways to protect your skin this summerSun protection: Remember sunscreen is not just the one you apply. You can even eat your sunscreen! Surprised aren’t you? Well there are oral sunscreens (heliocare/hydralife) which contain polypodium leucotomos.  Additionally, use a sunscreen SPF at least 30+.  Apply 20 minutes before you go into the sun to allow your skin time to absorb it. Hydration: Keep […]

These common habits can be damaging to your skin

You’ve been eating the right kind of foods, maintaining a good sleep schedule, and even wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. So if your skin still showing some signs of damage, one or more of these common habits might be to blame

These common habits can be damaging to your skinSleeping on your front or your side Going to bed in the prone position (i.e. sleeping on your stomach) could affect the quality of skin in certain individuals. As this position requires placing our face directly on the pillow, it exposes us to a whole night of direct friction as well as the dirt and […]

Study reveals: Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne risk

Along with diet and hormones, stress levels have also been linked to acne risk. Those with "high" or "very high" stress levels faced three times the risk of acne compared to women who were less stressed

Study reveals: Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne riskAcne is a common nuisance that plagued many of us during our teenage years. By the time we reached our 20s, our skin became clean and clear as pimple breakouts lessened. However, for some adults, specifically women, acne is still a very real problem, and a new study in the Journal of the American Academy […]

Know what your skin reveals about your health

We are well-aware that lesions and specific types of spots on our skin can indicate melanoma. But observing more subtle changes can also be useful in some cases.​ The following are a few signs worth keeping an eye on

Know what your skin reveals about your healthRash Take note of any potential connection to your meals if you have been suffering from skin rashes. Gluten intolerance may cause itchy skin rashes that affect the arms, torso, face, buttocks, elbows, or hairline, as told by U.S. News and World Report. But a rash which is affecting your feet and lower legs may […]

Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, reveals study

Many people with acne are negatively impacted by perceived social stigma around the skin condition, a new study from Ireland has found. Women and girls with acne reported greater impairment of life quality than their male counterparts

Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, reveals studyMany people with acne are negatively impacted by perceived social stigma around the skin condition, a new study from University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, has found. A survey of 271 acne sufferers has revealed that their own negative perceptions of how society views their appearance is associated with higher psychological distress levels and further physical […]

Acne study reveals genes for hair follicles are partly to blame

Acne is a common skin condition affecting 80 per cent of people aged 11-30, causing spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that is hot or painful to touch. In severe cases it can cause significant discomfort and distress and can lead to permanent scarring

Acne study reveals genes for hair follicles are partly to blameA large genetic study of people with acne could pave the way for new treatments. The study looked at the DNA of 27,000 people, including over 5000 with severe acne, and identified genetic differences that were more common in people with the condition. It found that many of these genetic variants influenced the formation of […]