Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated products

An independent lab that tests the quality of medications and health products recently found that many sunscreens sold on the market are contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical called benzene. After testing almost 300 unique batches of commercial sunscreens, Valisure discovered that 27 percent contained detectable levels of the toxic chemical while five percent contained levels that … Continue reading Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated products

Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS

A new study warned that more than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain high levels of toxic chemicals. Researchers found that 52 percent of the cosmetic products they analyzed, which included concealers, lip products and foundations, contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Earlier studies have linked PFAS to health issues such as cancer, hypertension and … Continue reading Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS

From hives to swelling: Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines linked to 4 skin reactions

According to a study, both Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are linked to four different and painful skin reactions post-vaccination. Pain and discomfort are “normal,” claim experts The study was conducted by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and results revealed that at least two percent of 49,197 people who were vaccinated reported having painful skin reactions. Despite the … Continue reading From hives to swelling: Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines linked to 4 skin reactions

Celebrate, but not with glitter: Glitter is a toxic pollutant that should be banned, warn scientists

Glitter is tiny, sparkly and festive, but these minuscule particles are harmful to the environment. According to experts, glitter should be banned to protect oceans and marine life. Why is glitter bad for the environment? Glitter particles are very small, and marine animals often mistake them for food. This is bad because microplastics like glitter can damage … Continue reading Celebrate, but not with glitter: Glitter is a toxic pollutant that should be banned, warn scientists

Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

Rosa damascena, commonly known as Damask rose, is one of the most important and medicinally useful members of the Rosaceae (rose) family. It is an ornamental plant widely used to make perfumes and is reported to have plenty of beneficial properties. According to multiple studies, Damask rose has anti-HIV, antibacterial, antioxidant, antitussive, hypnotic and antidiabetic properties. It … Continue reading Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

Use antioxidant-rich neem oil to address skin conditions like acne and eczema

Neem oil is a versatile substance used in traditional medicine. This incredible natural remedy has many uses, including the ability to relieve common skin conditions like acne and eczema. Neem oil, an antioxidant-rich natural cure Neem oil is a natural product that comes from the neem tree. In Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicines, neem oil is … Continue reading Use antioxidant-rich neem oil to address skin conditions like acne and eczema

Battling skin cancer: Vitamin D may be used to boost anti-tumor activity, study finds

British researchers have found that vitamin D helps fight a serious form of skin cancer known as melanoma. In a study published in the journal Cancer Research, they reported that increasing vitamin D levels can help suppress a signaling pathway linked to the growth and spread of melanoma cells. “[What’s] really intriguing is that we can now see … Continue reading Battling skin cancer: Vitamin D may be used to boost anti-tumor activity, study finds

Celebrity dermatologist warns of “maskitis” rash caused by wearing masks

A celebrity dermatologist warned of a skin condition that stems from wearing face masks all day. Skin expert Dr. Dennis Gross said the condition called maskitis manifests as a dry and flaky rash. Gross added that maskitis is often mistaken with maskne, but he noted that symptoms and treatments for the two are different. Maskitis can spread … Continue reading Celebrity dermatologist warns of “maskitis” rash caused by wearing masks

“Mask mouth,” skin disease and breathing difficulties: Experts reveal the dangers of prolonged use of face masks

Wearing protective face masks is now a common practice, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But while health officials are busy reminding the public to keep their masks on, researchers are starting to question whether face masks are really effective. Studies have shown that they may not provide the level of protection that mask advocates initially rest their faith on. Now, more experts … Continue reading “Mask mouth,” skin disease and breathing difficulties: Experts reveal the dangers of prolonged use of face masks

Rosa damascena hydrosol found to reduce the pathogenicity of microbes and inhibit skin inflammation

Researchers at Teikyo University in Japan investigated the effects of Damask rose (Rosa damascena) water on the growth of Candida albicans and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and on the function of neutrophils, which are key regulators of inflammatory reactions. They reported their findings in an article published in Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. Hydrosol prepared from the flowers of R. damascena is traditionally used to treat various health … Continue reading Rosa damascena hydrosol found to reduce the pathogenicity of microbes and inhibit skin inflammation