Skincare Charlie

Apr 14

#Mutants Unite! I joined the X-Men resistance. Create your own at http://x-menmovies.com/x-yourself @xmenmovies

#Mutants Unite! I joined the X-Men resistance. Create your own at http://x-menmovies.com/x-yourself @xmenmovies

Apr 08

Shining the Light on Natural Ingredients to Treat Hyperpigmentation

Although it is one of the most common skin conditions, hyperpigmentation can be difficult to treat and often leads to a negative impact on a person’s psychological well being. Characterized by a darkening of the skin due to an increase in melanin (the natural substance that gives skin its color or pigment), hyperpigmentation is commonly treated with topical treatments with varying degrees of success. While hydroquinone has been the gold standard of treatment for hyperpigmentation for decades, some people would rather use a more natural-based product to try to lighten skin affected by dark patches. Now, new topical ingredients—including some that are plant-based—are offering more treatment alternatives showing promise for this tricky skin condition.

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Apr 06

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Apr 05

washingtonpost:

How to moonwalk, for the moonwalk-challenged.

washingtonpost:

How to moonwalk, for the moonwalk-challenged.

Apr 04

fungi:

All the planets as one

Can you name all the planets of our solar system?

fungi:

All the planets as one

Can you name all the planets of our solar system?

Apr 03

“My crown is in my heart, not on my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen: My crown is called content: A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy.” — William Shakespeare

Apr 02

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s only thing you should be trying to control.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a whole that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” — Anthony Robbins

Mar 21

If I dared to ask the universe for one more gift: I’d dream of retiring in France.

vincentvangogh-art:

Restaurant de la Sirene at Asnieres, 1887
Vincent van Gogh

vincentvangogh-art:

Restaurant de la Sirene at Asnieres, 1887

Vincent van Gogh

Mar 06

tobia:

Toyin OdutolaAn Undoing(2014)
"An Undoing" is series of drawings which form an animated GIF, created in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios’ THE ART ASSIGNMENT project, where each artist participating creates an art assignment for the viewers and themselves to participate in.
The “assignment” proposed for "An Undoing" involved creating a piece which articulated something (or someone) intimate to oneself and to draw it out (with whatever means) in a series of frames to form a GIF.

tobia:

Toyin Odutola
An Undoing
(2014)

"An Undoing" is series of drawings which form an animated GIF, created in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios’ THE ART ASSIGNMENT project, where each artist participating creates an art assignment for the viewers and themselves to participate in.

The “assignment” proposed for "An Undoing" involved creating a piece which articulated something (or someone) intimate to oneself and to draw it out (with whatever means) in a series of frames to form a GIF.

Mar 05

10 Nervous Habits that Hurt Your Health

Nervous habits are often more annoying to the people around you than to yourself, but some types of fidgeting and fussing can do real harm. Here, experts reveal the reasons why nail-biting, fidgety legs, hair-twirling and other seemingly harmless habits can be hazardous to your health.

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Mar 04

Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study

Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into two groups. In one group, men received a video and brochures about looking for possible skin cancers, while those in a control group received only brochures. 

Melanoma is the most dangerous kind of skin cancer. In the United States, death rates from melanoma have fallen in women but climbed in men. Early detection is crucial and can be achieved through self-examination or by seeing a health professional, the researchers said.

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Mar 03

Research finds correlation between OCD, body dysmorphia and tanning addiction

They keep tanning, even after turning a deep brown and experiencing some of the negative consequences. Skin cancer is among the most common, preventable types of the disease, yet many continue to tan to excess. Research from Drs. Lisham Ashrafioun and Erin Bonar, shows that some who engage in excessive tanning may also be suffering from obsessive-compulsive and body dysmorphic disorders.

"While more research is needed regarding to idea of tanning as an addiction, this study suggests that some people who tan also experience mental health symptoms that warrant further assessment," said Bonar. "Although tanning behavior could be separate and distinct from these concerns, it’s possible that the symptoms of OCD or BDD are contributing to the tanning in some way. For these people, prevention messages and public health campaigns may not be as helpful, but further assessment and treatment could be."

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Mar 02

Acne caused or aggravated by cosmetics is called acne cosmetica. Cosmetics that contain oil and excessive use of hair products tend to block pores which leads to breakouts. Older girls and women often want to try various products and procedures to enhance their appearance. Daily use of items like cold creams, moisturizers and certain sun screen lotions can worsen acne. Acne can be triggered or aggravated by make up foundation creams and lotions. Dry mineral make up powder, blush, eye make up, and lip make up are preferable.