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Exploring the Skin Microbiome Although it may not seem like it to the human eye, there are thousands of microscopic organisms living on the surface of every person’s skin, including bacteria, viruses, mites, and fungi. The skin is

Phototyping and Inclusion- The Fitzpatrick Scale   Light therapy or phototherapy is a treatment for skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Mycosis fungoides that utilizes ultraviolet (UV) light waves for a set amount of time. Immune system cells

Leathery Skin: Understanding the Impact of Photoaging on Skin Microstructures   It is a commonly held observation that people working in outdoor professions exposed to sunlight tend to have tougher leathery skin. While it is understood that this

The use of anti-aging creams has grown in popularity among those who want to preserve their youthful skin and mask their aging symptoms. While many of these products feature healthy and secure ingredients, there is a worrying problem

In the last few years, several skincare trends were gaining popularity. However, it’s important to note that trends can change quickly in the beauty industry, so it’s always a good idea to stay updated with the latest information.

Vitiligo is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people each year, approximately 1% of the global population. It is characterized by the loss of melanin, the brown-black pigment (Eumelanin) that is produced by melanocytes in the

The Dark Side of Self Tanner Sunless tanning agents have been popular since the 1950s and are only growing in popularity as the dangers surrounding natural tanning come to light. Used to maintain that “sun kissed glow” year-round,

Hair to Dye for: Hair Dye Safety Studies & Regulation Overview  Hair dye has been a popular beauty product for decades, with many people using it to change their hair color for fashion or personal preference. However, with

What are antioxidants? The most basic definition of antioxidants is a molecule intended to convert free radicals, also called reactive oxygen species (ROS), into less reactive molecules. To do this, they donate electrons to these unstable molecules, which

Health risks and environmental impact due to the use of sunscreens.     Human exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) continues to be a major public health concern with skin cancer cases increasing annually. Aside from sun avoidance, the