• Rosa Taberner, dermatologist

    Skin care with cryotherapy

    Cryotherapy is a dermatological technique that uses extreme cold to treat superficial skin lesions, usually through the application of liquid nitrogen. This freezes and removes affected tissue, fully respecting the surrounding healthy tissue. The medical and cosmetic outcomes are much better than for other techniques.

     

    Although the use of cold in medicine may seem to be relatively recent, the Egyptians, aware of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, used cold as far back as 2500 BCE. The technique became popular in the nineteenth century, especially given its analgesic properties, particularly useful for amputations. But the key to the further development of this technique was always the ability to cool, store and handle gases at low temperatures. Read More

  • Fede Montagud, editor

    Nail art: creativity for the nails

    26 Jan Nail art: creativity for the nails

     

    Sources:

    Cosmetics & Toiletries

    The nails are the strongest part of our skin. Their main component is keratin, a tough protein that is also present in the cells of the stratum corneum (the outermost part of the epidermis). Historically, nails in good condition have denoted good skin hygiene and so are synonymous with health. Nail art refers to the fashion of a sophisticated nail display.

     

    In the long history of humans, nails have been used to defend, attack, scratch or tickle or as a primitive tool. Nowadays we use them to play stringed instruments, for biting if we are nervous, but above all, for decoration. Although the crisis is affecting global sales of cosmetics, nail product purchases increased 25% in 2012, with the trend continuing on an upward trend. The nail-art fashion allows for great creativity and is a small personal care luxury that anyone can afford. Read More

  • Violeta Camarasa, science journalist

    15 golden rules to control acne

    Acne is a skin imbalance that affects many young people. Although unsightly, acne is not usually serious and can be brought under control with a basic skin care routine. The challenge is to avoid bad habits: to keep acne at bay, first you have to keep yourself in check! Here are 15 tips for daily prevention and treatment of mild acne problems.

     

    Adolescence is a period of change. Because the body is developing physically and psychologically, the transition can cause certain hormonal imbalances that affect the skin, such as the overproduction of sebum (oil). Although usually not serious, acne is visible and often results in lowered self-esteem. According to some studies, 30% of young people with acne stop going out, which seriously affects their personal development. Do not let acne change your life: look after yourself and visit the dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in the skin and its health. Our tips will help you control this problem that is so typical in young people. Read More

  • Fede Montagud, editor

    Shampoo: better than ‘no poo’

    15 Jan Shampoo: better than ‘no poo’

     

    Sources:

    El País

    Internet is a never-ending source of trends and fashions, some of which may be harmful for our skin and hair. The latest fashion is ‘no poo', that is, not to use shampoo for your hair but to wash it instead with water, baking soda, vinegar or other substances. Dermatologists warn of the risk that these practices may lead to skin infections.

     

    Recent years have seen the spread of a new, supposedly ‘eco’, fashion that advocates replacing commercial shampoos, which contain artificial ingredients and chemical additives, with ‘no poo’, supposedly a more ‘natural’ method of washing the hair. In English, the pun on ‘poo’ reinforces the idea that the shampoos available in the market are not free from objectionable matter. This scalp care method has a few variants. Read More

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