• Fede Montagud, editor

    The skin is a source of concern after 50

    8 Feb The skin is a source of concern after 50



    UNC Health Care

    Generally speaking, our skin is the first thing that people see. So it’s instinctive to care for it more than for other body parts. A recent study also demonstrates that most women over 50 are more concerned about the appearance of their skin than about other factors such as their weight, face and stomach.


    The study, published in the Journal of Women & Aging, was conducted in the USA on 1,789 women aged over 50 years. Its aim was to determine the women’s satisfaction with their own body. A mere 12.2% said they were happy with their physical appearance! But even more surprising was the fact that, even within this minority satisfied with their figure and weight, 78.8% were not happy with their skin. The conclusion is obvious: when it comes to one’s personal appearance, the skin is primordial. This has always been clear for young people, but now it has been demonstrated to also be the case for maturer women.

  • Rosa Taberner, dermatologist

    Skin care with cryotherapy

    Cryotherapy is a dermatological technique that uses extreme cold to treat superficial skin lesions, usually through the application of liquid nitrogen. This freezes and removes affected tissue, fully respecting the surrounding healthy tissue. The medical and cosmetic outcomes are much better than for other techniques.


    Although the use of cold in medicine may seem to be relatively recent, the Egyptians, aware of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, used cold as far back as 2500 BCE. The technique became popular in the nineteenth century, especially given its analgesic properties, particularly useful for amputations. But the key to the further development of this technique was always the ability to cool, store and handle gases at low temperatures. Read More

  • Fede Montagud, editor

    Nail art: creativity for the nails

    26 Jan Nail art: creativity for the nails



    Cosmetics & Toiletries

    The nails are the strongest part of our skin. Their main component is keratin, a tough protein that is also present in the cells of the stratum corneum (the outermost part of the epidermis). Historically, nails in good condition have denoted good skin hygiene and so are synonymous with health. Nail art refers to the fashion of a sophisticated nail display.


    In the long history of humans, nails have been used to defend, attack, scratch or tickle or as a primitive tool. Nowadays we use them to play stringed instruments, for biting if we are nervous, but above all, for decoration. Although the crisis is affecting global sales of cosmetics, nail product purchases increased 25% in 2012, with the trend continuing on an upward trend. The nail-art fashion allows for great creativity and is a small personal care luxury that anyone can afford. Read More

  • Violeta Camarasa, science journalist

    15 golden rules to control acne

    Acne is a skin imbalance that affects many young people. Although unsightly, acne is not usually serious and can be brought under control with a basic skin care routine. The challenge is to avoid bad habits: to keep acne at bay, first you have to keep yourself in check! Here are 15 tips for daily prevention and treatment of mild acne problems.


    Adolescence is a period of change. Because the body is developing physically and psychologically, the transition can cause certain hormonal imbalances that affect the skin, such as the overproduction of sebum (oil). Although usually not serious, acne is visible and often results in lowered self-esteem. According to some studies, 30% of young people with acne stop going out, which seriously affects their personal development. Do not let acne change your life: look after yourself and visit the dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in the skin and its health. Our tips will help you control this problem that is so typical in young people. Read More