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The skin is more than our body’s largest organ. “It also plays an important role as a barrier to UV exposure, physical trauma, and infection, and it also regulates temperature and water loss,” explains Miami dermatologist Christopher O’Connell, MD. Symptoms of a compromised skin barrier include stinging, burning, redness, peeling and inflammation, and if left untreated, can progress to fissures, cracks and worse yet, bleeding and infection.
According to Dr. O’Connell, gentle skincare including a mild cream cleanser and moisturizer, as well as avoiding prolonged water exposure and extreme heat or cold are the best ways to soothe sensitivity associated with a weakened skin barrier
There’s been much ado about the Mediterranean style diet of late with headline after headline touting its benefits for heart health and longevity.
The latest study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that people at increased risk for heart disease who ate a Mediterranean diet slashed their risk of strokes and heart attacks by 30%.
That’s major in its own right, but this way of eating will help you look better too, says Nikolaos Metaxotos MD, PhD, President & CEO of Symmetria in Athens, Greece. (And he should know, he’s Greek!) “A Mediterranean diet will not only improve your body’s health, but will also improve the appearance and health of your skin,” he tel
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BITB loves Moroccanoil, innovator of oil-infused hair care products, and we are delighted to learn that the company is bringing its argan oil expertise to the body care category. Arriving a retail venues next month, Moroccanoil for Body is a five product lineup that combines the nourishing and hydrating benefits of argan oil with other vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants to instantly transform and restore your skin.
All of the products have been inspired by the landscapes and cultures of the Mediterranean incorporating ingredients like sesame and sweet almond oils, shea butter and grape seed.
Moroccanoil Body Buff ($42) is a daily polish to rid your skin of dead skin cells. It f
Adele absolutely glowed at the Grammys. Not only did her stunning voice and 6 wins wow the crowd at last Sunday’s ceremony, but her radiant skin made an unforgettable impression as well.
One beauty secret of the soulful British-born singer and songwriter is Skin Food by Weleda. “I like to use Skin Food by Weleda because I feel really replenished when I do,” she stated in the March 31, 2011 issue of the Sunday Sun UK.
A versatile, deeply hydrating cream, Weleda Skin food features a nourishing cocktail of plant extracts that restore and protect the skin. It’s a whole body treatment especially good for stubborn dryness on elbows, hands, feet and even chapped lips. Essential fatt