Monthly Archives: July, 2013

  1. What’s the fuss “aloe-bout”?

    As anybody who has walked down any drugstore lotion and cream aisle, there is an awful lot of aloe being thrown about – aloe in body wash, aloe in skin care products, aloe in healing ointments, aloe in lip balm, and the list goes on. So what is aloe, why is it special, and should… Read More

  2. The Sunshine Vitamin

    For weeks now, I have been harping on the devastating effects of sunshine – sunburns, skin aging, skin cancer. But, just like any other entity, there are two sides to sunshine. Yes, we all know the bad things that can happen to us if we bake in the sun (or at least we should now… Read More

  3. Please sir, may I have some more…fried food?

    I’m sure we all grew up listening to our mothers tell us not to eat deep-fried foods because it was going to make our skin more oily, give us more acne, and just in general ruin our complexion. I can attest to the fact that I’m just as guilty as the next person when it… Read More

  4. The Latest Sunscreen Labels Coming to a Drugstore Near You

    Change is good. Even when it means a little confusion and bewilderment at first; overall, there is some benefit to change. So last year, when the FDA approved a new sunscreen labeling system/monograph, the first real change since 1999, everybody groaned (even though we all tell ourselves “change is good”). But fear not! These new… Read More

  5. A poll of my friends (both guys and girls) has revealed they worry most about acne. The kicker . . . we’re all in our twenties!

    A poll of my friends (both guys and girls) has revealed they worry most about acne. The kicker . . . we’re all in our twenties! I thought being in my twenties meant that I would never ever have to deal with another pimple ever again. I thought the days of crazy hormone levels and… Read More