It's skincare's latest buzzword: Chronic inflammation. Everyone from dermatologists and endocrinologists to physical trainers and nutritionists are reaching out for this term to explain (and treat) skin problems like chronic acne, eczema, wrinkles, fine lines, dullness and sagging. And that's not ... Read More about What is chronic inflammation? And why is it giving me acne? Or wrinkles?
Last week, when I was ranting to my dermatologist about a sudden outcrop of acne and dull-as-dishwater complexion, she said all I needed was more sex. Um? Uh? What? Because... WHAT? Strangely enough, it seems she isn't the only skin expert who believes that more sex might be the answer to ... Read More about Why sex is good for your skin. And hair. AND it’s all backed by science!
Even if your makeup bag looks spick-and-span – no crumbly foundation or decade-old lipsticks – it could still be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. That's because every time you pull out your lip gloss or mascara, bacteria descend, ready to spread nasty infections such as sties, cold sores ... Read More about How to banish bacteria and germ-proof your makeup bag (you need to do this NOW!)
As a kid, I spent several sick days hiding under large pieces of furniture to escape the turmeric milk self-prescribed by mom in place of antibiotics. As a somewhat-adult (mom still doesn't agree with the adult bit!), I am voluntarily downing mugfuls of turmeric milk (called turmeric latte by the ... Read More about Turmeric latte: Drinking to your health (with recipes that taste AWESOME!)
I have grown up with the sweet, spicy and herbaceous aroma of fresh coriander (also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley) wafting through the house at mealtimes. I know it's great for lowering cholesterol and treating digestive issues, when taken internally. However, it wasn't till I was reading ... Read More about Coriander: My skin’s new BFF (you may know it as cilantro!)