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Hungover Skin Causes and Cures

While overindulging in “adult beverages” can make our heads pound and stomachs implode, perhaps less obvious are the toxic effects that seep into our skin. This article reviews the causes of hangovers, their impact on skin and what hope there is to “cure” them.

Ingredient Insights: Pollution Protection

Most clients now know they must protect themselves against UV radiation to prevent premature aging and skin cancer, but a new environmental threat has gained a foothold in skin care—pollution.

Single-use, Disposable Sunburn Sensor Developed

A new sun sensor created by J. Justin Gooding might help identify when a person should apply more sunscreen or get out of the sun.

‘Sunscreen’ Gene Might Help in Skin Cancer Protection

University of Southern California researchers have found a gene that could protect injured skin cells from becoming cancerous.

'Hard' Truth: Eczema in Infants Linked to Hard Water

Water seems innocent enough, sustaining life on this blue planet. But it's all about balance and exposure. And as researchers in London recently discovered, hard water can carry too much calcium carbonate, putting infant skin at risk.

Your Toolkit to Spotting Skin Cancer (And Saving Lives)

Estheticians, hair stylists, nail technicians and massage therapists can play an important role in recognizing the three types of skin cancer. Provided here are the tools to identify a suspicious spot and how to direct the client to have it assessed without frightening them.

Fountain of Youth Found With ‘Second Skin?'

Scientists have created nearly invisible silicone membrane that can reduce wrinkles, hydrate the skin, treat skin conditions and apply sunscreen.

Don’t Just Stick a Needle In It: Eye Lesions

This article will go through the most common lesions seen around the eyes—milia, syringomas and xanthelasma—discussing how to address them or when to send your client to a medical professional.

Decoding Peptide Technology

A peptide is comprised of two or more amino acids in varying sequences, with new commercially available peptides consistently evolving. Peptides can be used to address a myriad of conditions, and they work in different ways to improve the health and appearance of skin.

Hormones Found Key to Safe Skin Lightening and Tanning

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found receptors on melanocytes that interact with progesterone or estrogen to lighten or darken the skin, respectively. Future pigmentation control creams could capitalize on this concept.

Protein Found to Be Key in Psoriasis Cure

Current treatments for psoriasis help calm the symptoms, but new research could hold promise for its sufferers. Individuals with mutations in the CARD14 gene have been linked to psoriasis, and inhibition of MALT1 could help keep the immune system of those with this mutation in check.

Reduce Wrinkles With a Chocolate Waste Product

The next great wrinkle reduction ingredient might be a waste material of chocolate production, according to researchers from Malaysia.

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