Tag: skin

5 Tips For Managing Eczema As The Weather Heats Up

All hot and bothered. And itchy. For people with eczema, summer doesn’t just mean beautiful beach spent weekends, it also means finding ways to manage the most common trigger for eczema, heat. How can warm weather trigger eczema? Warm skin is itchy skin. Heat at the skin’s surface feels prickly can our response is to

A fully human system to cultivate skin cells for grafting

Breakthrough study to culture human skin cells called keratinocytes to produce skin grafts has been published by a team of researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). This method is the first to use a specific type of tissue-proteins known as laminins, found in the human body, to create a safer

Mouse and human skin cells produce melanin on a 48-hour cycle

Researchers have discovered that mouse skin and skin cells from humans produce pigmentation in response to sunlight on a 48-hour cycle. They observed that exposing skin to ultraviolet light every 2 days yielded darker pigmentation with less radiation damage than daily exposure. The findings appear October 25 in the journal Molecular Cell. “The damaging effects

The 18 Best Hand Creams, According to Allure Editors

We rely on our hands for just about everything we do — every text, double tap, and crucially important right swipe — but we rarely give them the much-needed TLC they deserve. Plus, with all that exposure to the elements, it's no wonder they're the first place to show signs of weathering. Luckily, though, there's

Yes, You Really Can Eat Kiwi Skin

Taking a bite of a whole apple is a no-brainer—the skin is all shiny, colorful, and pretty! But a kiwi? That poop-brown, kinda hairy fruit? No, thanks. Apparently, that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do though. “Yes, it is safe to eat the skin of kiwi,” says Maggie Moon, R.D., and author of The MIND