Human Skin Anatomy

Human Skin Anatomy: Facts About the Skin The skin is the body's largest organ, covering the entire outside of the body and weighing approximately six pounds. In addition to serving as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection, the skin also: regulates body

What Causes Acne

ACNE and PIMPLES Acne is the most common skin problem that young people have. Almost everyone will develop acne to some degree, but some people have more pimples than others. Acne is not a skin problem that is treated quickly and then never comes back again. It requires time, patience, and

Human Skin Secrets

Dr. Julie Segre: Unlocking Skin's Many Secrets The National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) Dr. Julie Segre is fascinated by how the body responds to the world around it, so she focuses on the body's largest organ: the skin. "The skin is a major organ system that has to interact with

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing (Reviewed by Mitchel Goldman, MD) One of the most popular anti-aging remedies is laser skin resurfacing, which improves the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation (discolored areas of the skin), primarily around the eyes and mouth. It can also

Skin Bacteria and Skin Disinfection

Skin Bacteria and Skin Disinfection Epochal Study by Sydney Selwyn and Harold Ellis, Published by the British Medical Journal SUMMARY Large discrepancies in the available data on skin microbiology stimulated investigations of the number, interactions, and location of commensals and the

Pregnancy Glow

The Skin Glow of Pregnancy - More Than a Myth The skin glow of pregnancy is more than a myth. It is caused by hormonal changes that are occurring in a woman’s body due to pregnancy. It is quite likely that these changes will persist throughout the pregnancy, and will clear up either after

Melanoma Skin Cancer

Skin Diseases and Conditions: Melanoma (Skin Cancer) Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black,


SKIN INFLAMMATION: Chilling Out with Anti-Inflammatory Herbs SKIN INFLAMMATION is one of the leading client complaints heard by professional skin therapists today. Everything from gritty city air to facial waxing, from irritating cosmetic ingredients (lanolin, artificial colors, artificial

Nicole Kidman Skin Care

Nicole Kidman's Porcelain Skin - What Skin Care Nicole Kidman Uses? Skin that is so perfect it looks like that of a porcelain dolls, it usually means very pale skin as well, but not always. Nicole Kidman is famous for her aversion of Sun; no sun damage on Nicole's perfect, porcelain skin (and no