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'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.

Understanding How The Face Ages

While products and treatments can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, understanding what causes the aging process in the first place is important to reverse the hands of time. A new study explained the process in 3D images through a 15-year time span.

Spotted: One Clue to Why Some Get Freckles, Others Don't

Connecting the dots, researchers discovered one clue to the mystery behind what causes freckles in some individuals and not in others. It has to do with the MC1R gene.

Darker Skin Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency

While individuals having darker colored skin are more protected against UV, a new study found they also are more prone to vitamin D deficiency.

It'll Grow on You: Fully Functional 3D Skin Model

Blood, sweat and hairs ... a group of researchers from Japan have developed a skin transplant model that can create fully functional 3D skin transplants, complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands, for replacing seriously damaged skin or as an alternative to animal tests.

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