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Our Skin – The Outermost Layer, the Epidermis

Our Skin – The Outermost Layer, the Epidermis

Our skin has three layers. The outermost layer, the epidermis, is the protector. The middle layer, the dermis, gives elasticity and structure. The innermost layer, the hypodermis, is the fat cushion. Our outermost protector layer, the epidermis, is thin, as…

Brown Spots and Age

Brown Spots and Age

Brown spots, or hyperpigmentation, increase with age and with increased sun exposure.  These spots are clusters of melanin, and the clusters are caused by overproduction of melanin due to prolonged sun exposure and due to age. The skin pigment melanin…

These Tenacious Age Spots!

These Tenacious Age Spots!

Since I turned 45, more and more brown spots turn up on my face.  I first turned to a popular skin lightening cream recommended by my dermatologist, and this hydroquinone-containing cream causes irritation and added more dark spots.  I then…

Photoaging and Sunscreen

Photoaging and Sunscreen

You are my sunshine…You make me happy… Sunshine is very bad for our skin, even though it is usually good for our mode. The ultraviolet (UV) component of sun exposure is the dominate cause of wrinkles and sunspots and leads…

Homemade Vitamin C Lotion – Not From Fruit Juice

Homemade Vitamin C Lotion – Not From Fruit Juice

“Not from fruit juice?  Fruit juice is awesome!”  This is my 13-year-old daughter’s reaction when I showed her the title of this blog article. She is right. Vitamin C is one of the most effective anti-aging skincare ingredients.  It improves…

Combat Winter Dry Skin

Combat Winter Dry Skin

Does your skin get dry, itchy, flaky, even cracked in the winter?  Mine did, but not anymore.  I’ll tell you how to combat dry winter skin, and I’ll tell you why this approach works. I. Combat Winter Dry Skin Care…