• 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

  • Fede Montagud, editor

    Shampoo: better than ‘no poo’

    15 Jan Shampoo: better than ‘no poo’

     

    Sources:

    El País

    Internet is a never-ending source of trends and fashions, some of which may be harmful for our skin and hair. The latest fashion is ‘no poo', that is, not to use shampoo for your hair but to wash it instead with water, baking soda, vinegar or other substances. Dermatologists warn of the risk that these practices may lead to skin infections.

     

    Recent years have seen the spread of a new, supposedly ‘eco’, fashion that advocates replacing commercial shampoos, which contain artificial ingredients and chemical additives, with ‘no poo’, supposedly a more ‘natural’ method of washing the hair. In English, the pun on ‘poo’ reinforces the idea that the shampoos available in the market are not free from objectionable matter. This scalp care method has a few variants. Read More

  • Anna Solana, science journalist

    Baby soft skin: fragile skin

    10 Jan Baby soft skin: fragile skin

     

    Sources:

    WebMD

    The paradoxes of language ­ or of marketing. Having skin like a baby’s is synonymous with having soft, near-perfect skin. Cosmetic firms, in fact, sell this concept in their formulas. However, the skin of newborns much thinner than that of adults and so more sensitive tends to have marks, redness, peeling, dryness and pimples. Nothing serious, though, that cannot be remedied with some basic care.

     

    Nappy rash, cradle cap and milk spots are some of the terms that parents quickly learn within weeks of the birth of a baby. These are not serious conditions and merely require basic care and patience, but they produce the misleading feeling, especially in new parents, that they are doing something wrong. The conditions appear shortly after parents begin to notice, in the first days of a baby's life, that their baby’s skin is not perfect. Read More

  • Fede Montagud, editor

    Laser-beaming the skin

    8 Jan Laser-beaming the skin

     

    Sources:

    Science Daily

    A few years ago laser was the stuff of science fiction. Nowadays it is present in our lives ... and in our skins. Dozens of laser devices are available for aesthetic applications, such as permanent hair removal. But these techniques are not without risk, most especially when non-experts use these devices.

     

    Manufacturers worldwide have sold thousands of lasers for dermatological applications, whether aesthetic or surgical. But many aspects regarding their use remain unregulated. For example, it has not been clarified whether or not laser hair removal is a medical treatment. If it were medical, only specialist doctors could perform this task. A report has come to light in the USA warning of the growing number of lawsuits regarding damage caused by lasers operated by non-qualified persons, especially outside traditional medical settings. Read More

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