Athlete’s foot got its name because the fungus that causes it is prevalent in locker rooms, pool-changing areas and other places that the sports-inclined among us tend to frequent. But the reality is fungus is everywhere in the environment and whether you get it is a matter of your individual susceptibility—not your athletic prowess. In fact, one in three people have some form of foot fungus—and most are completely unaware they have this condition.
If you’re sweating it out with exercise, you’re not only working towards a firmer physique, but you also could be reversing the signs of aging, according to a promising new study by researchers at McMaster University in Canada.
New research published in the British Journal of Dermatology shows that regularly drinking more than one glass of alcohol a day could increase your risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, by up to 55%.
If you think adding an extra layer of makeup will make you look extra desirable, you might want to think again. A study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology found that women who decide to wear a “full face” of makeup to make themselves more attractive might be achieving just the opposite result.
If you experience facial redness that is more of a long-lasting flush than a brief blush, you may have sensitive skin. Studies consistently show that more than 50% of women experience sensitive skin at some point in their lives.
Just like mixing and matching certain fabrics and patterns is considered a faux pas in fashion, so is mixing and matching products when it comes to skincare.
We know significantly more about the sun’s power and ability to harm our skin now than we understood a few decades ago, when sunscreens were not yet available to protect skin from the ravages of UV radiation. Yet, the current, widely publicized knowledge doesn’t seem to stop today’s youth from baring their bodies to catch a few rays.
While most people know that skipping sunscreen when lounging at the pool is a bad idea, few realize that incidental sun exposure, even on gloomy, cloudy days, can be more damaging to our skin.
The sun may be brighter, hotter and quicker to produce a painful sunburn from mid-morning to late afternoon, but that’s only half the story. While skin-burning UVB rays are at their peak between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., UVA, or “aging,” rays of the sun are present from sun up to sun down and require protection all day long.
Without making a sound, your skin says a lot about you. Across all cultures, clear, radiant skin is viewed as a reflection of health and well-being.