Smooth Your Skin with a Cup of White Tea

Wrinkles are like birthdays. We’ll deal with them, considering the alternative. But here’s a potential option for keeping face creases away: sipping white tea. According to one lab study, extracts in white tea exert an anti-inflammatory effect that slows the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers—those super-supportive intracellular structures that skin needs to stay firm […]

Regular Doctor Visits May Help You Survive Skin Cancer

You may be able to outlive melanoma—the most serious type of skin cancer—by doing one simple thing: seeing your doctor regularly. Find top doctors in your local health network with this simple tool—and get better care. Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit reviewed the cases of 251 white patients who were diagnosed with melanoma […]

How to Look Younger Fast

You don’t need eye cream, injections or plastic surgery to look younger and more attractive. There’s a free way to get there. Just spend more time between the sheets. When people in a study got at least 8 hours of sleep, they were deemed by outward appearances to be healthier folks compared with when their […]

The Secret to Perfect Summer Legs

If you don’t know a pentapeptide from an antioxidant and, frankly, you don’t care — you just want your gator-dry legs to be soft and silky-smooth — look no farther than your kitchen. The answer lies in that bottle of safflower oil sitting on the shelf. This polyunsaturated oil, beloved by cardiologists for being good […]

Want the Best Sunscreen? What You Need to Know

Summer’s here. And who isn’t cheering? But before you spin vintage Beach Boys vinyl or park your towel in a sunny spot, we have a public service announcement: Pick up some sunscreen, pronto. There’s a rock-solid reason to coat your body with this healthy stuff. An Australian study confirmed a message we hope you’ll memorize: […]

Why Your Skin Craves Oatmeal

You probably know that oatmeal’s a fiber-rich superfood that does an all-star job of sopping up cholesterol and speeding it out of the body. But do you also know that its grainy little flakes perform mini miracles when applied to skin? Oatmeal whisks away dead cells, irritation, and redness, leaving a soft, moist glow behind. […]

Your Frontline Defense: Good Skin Health

We’ve all heard the phrase, “the best defense is a good offense,” but if you watched the last Super Bowl, it was a great defense (and perhaps a foolish Seattle offense) that won the game for New England. And if you want to win your super-battle against sickness in the winter and beyond, you need […]