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6/13/2016 | Rachel Grabenhofer
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.
6/1/2016 | Katerina Steventon, Ph.D.
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.
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.
University of Southern California researchers have found a gene that could protect injured skin cells from becoming cancerous.
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.
5/10/2016 | Robin Travers, M.D.
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.
Scientists have created nearly invisible silicone membrane that can reduce wrinkles, hydrate the skin, treat skin conditions and apply sunscreen.
5/4/2016 | Terri A. Wojak
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.
5/2/2016 | Ivana Veljkovic, Ph.D.
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.
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.
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.
The next great wrinkle reduction ingredient might be a waste material of chocolate production, according to researchers from Malaysia.