Original Article By Brittany Fallon

We're always searching for the "fountain of youth," whether it's in lotions, potions or in-office treatments that claim to turn back the hands of time. Researchers are hard at work trying to figure out the secret to slowing skin aging, and with each report that gets published, they get closer and closer.

One of the latest reports to spark some buzz in the anti-aging arena comes from researchers at the University of Maryland and was published in Scientific Reports this week. Their findings might surprise you: a chemical called methylene blue—it's actually an antioxidant, which makes it sound a lot less scary—that's been used in the medical field for years is now being linked to reducing signs of skin aging like lines and wrinkles by thickening the skin.  ..


 By Eliza Martinez Read Article Here >

I love when my skin is clear and looking it’s best. On the other hand, when it’s not, I tend to spend a lot of time worrying about it. Turns out there’s a better way to use that time. Instead of freaking out, there are some easy #things you can do to clear up your skin, even if you don’t have more than a few seconds to get the job done. These tips come courtesy of the experts at Shape magazine and will change the way you take care of your #skin.

1. Use a Clear Body Spray on Acne – 45 Seconds
If you need to shower to get rid of sweat, bacteria and germs, but are running low on #time, use a clear body spray instead. These products are designed to get rid of the icky stuff without having to rinse. This can reduce the chances that you’ll get acne on your back, chest and rear end. As soon as you can, though, take a real shower. ..


By Kathleen Rentmeester Read Article Here >

Six months ago, I set out to see if time travel was possible. It wasn't a very long journey I was hoping to go on—backtracking five years or so—but then, a half decade's not bad for an hour spent in a Midtown Manhattan dermatology clinic. I was there to get zapped with the latest beauty technology, an outpatient procedure that promised to kick-start my skin's deadbeat collagen, putting it on a high-speed rewind that would reverse nearly a year's worth of aging per month over the next half year.

What led me to the practice of Dr. Francesca Fusco
 to test out Ultherapy was pretty standard stuff. For the past decade, the skin I'd known in my twenties had been on a slow slide that left my cheekbones a little lower, my jaw line looser, and everything settled just a couple tattle-tale millimeters below where it used to be. I felt bad about it, but not that bad. It certainly wasn't worth going under the knife for. But what if I didn't have to go under the knife to get the effects of a facelift—or at least a subtle version of one? ..


By Taylor Post Read Original Article >

The magical concoctions you’re purchasing at the store or receiving at the spa may seem like a skin secret, but the truth is there are some facial masks made with simple household ingredients that work wonders for your skin. If you want to save a buck or two and get creative in the kitchen, start by putting together your own healthy and healing face masks.

You’ll be shocked at the simple ingredients and few short steps to clear and beautiful skin. Below, we’ve made a list of five skin enhancing DIY face masks that take hardly any time at all.

Avocado Face Mask
It’s hard to believe that the guacamole ingredient, avocado, can be used for more than just a delicious snack. There are actually a number of natural ways to use the green fruit for beauty enhancing, one being for facials. This avocado mask contains vitamins and protein that will moisturize your skin. ..


What is dull, dry, and flaky? Every inch of my body, thanks to the frigid weather. Thankfully, we know just what you need to combat all your winter-skin problems. Follow these tips for soft, dewy skin—and you don't have to wait for a snowy day. [Source: Allure.com..


Let's be honest. A breakout is never a good thing. The same goes (and should be highlighted and put in bold) during the holidays. This article from MindBodyGreen.com has some good tips on how to clear up your acne fast.

Looking to clear your skin in time for the holidays? The fastest, most effective path to radiant skin is by incorporating both internal and topical treatments in your day-to-day routine.  ..


If our eyes are a window to anything, it's our age, not our soul. Here's how to keep them young. [Source: Allure.com]

• Treat wrinkles and circles the same way. "Wear an anti-aging eye cream with retinol or peptides every night," says dermatologist Fredric Brandt. "It's not enough to tap it along the orbital bone," notes dermatologist David Bank. "You have to apply it all the way to the lower lash lines and out toward the temples."  ..


We try to take care of our skin by cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing, and sun-protecting. That’s all important, of course – but are we taking these steps correctly? The wrong skin routine can do more harm than good. Your skin care should be working with your skin and not against it. Find out what you could be doing to actually harm your skin, instead of help it. [Source: BeautyHigh.com..


You may think that as long as an item is on store shelves, it’s got a proven health and safety record. But the truth is, the long-term impact of personal-care creations aren’t always fully understood until years after they go to market.

That’s the case with several high-profile health and beauty products on the market today: Doctors and scientists are discovering that despite their popularity and “healthy” image, they may not be so good for us, or for the planet. So we asked Lisa Donofrio, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University, for her take on the recent headlines. Here’s her advice on which ingredients to avoid, plus her recommended alternatives. [Source: Time.com]  ..


We all do it. We slather on the sunscreen and think ourselves invincible. But are we putting our trust in the wrong hands? This article from The Seattle Times gives us the latest 'rub' on what's really going into the sunscreens on the market.

Sunscreens sold in the United States are missing some of the latest and most effective ingredients for blocking the type of ultraviolet rays associated with premature aging and serious skin cancer.  ..