Skin is seen as a marker of health, and thus beauty.
Despite skin conditions such as acne having no negative health effects, they can take a huge toll on the confidence and mental health of the person.
Reductions in collagen and elastin as we age are mostly to blame for our laugh lines.
There's not much we can do about the reduction in collagen and fat that cause lines and circles under our eyes as we age. But sunscreen and a healthy lifestyle can help keep the signs of ageing at bay.
Some serious skin conditions are more likely to affect those with weaker immune systems.
Deadly skin conditions are rare, but can be misdiagnosed.
It doesn’t just hold everything in.
We spend a lot of time thinking about our skin - from worrying about its health to trying to get it to look its best. But there's much more to skin than what it looks like.
Lil’ Kim performs during the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.
The longing for lighter skin remains a taboo topic in African-American communities.
The usual culprit is the bacterium
Staphylococcus aureus, better known as “golden staph”.
School sores usually clear up within a few weeks, without any scarring. Here's what to do if you suspect your child has them.
Sunscreen protects from skin cancer, burning and from the sun’s ageing effects.
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Whenever summer rolls around, it's easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
It’s all about evolution.
Animals that evolved in cold parts of the world usually have lighter skin. If a light-skinned animal has blood vessels close to the surface of their ear skin, this will make the ears look pink.
Pores are self-cleaning, so you don’t need to rip out or scrub off their contents.
Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
She knows her lines.
The actress knows it's not all about creams.
Albinism is an inherited condition that affects the pigment of the eyes, hair and skin.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
Don’t skimp on the SPF.
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Energy from the sun's rays can cause skin damage and cancers. Sunscreens can absorb or reflect the dangerous UV light. Here's how it works.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks off the court after a game against the Denver Nuggets in February.
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To white Americans, the idea that skin color and toughness go hand-in-hand might seem odd. But in the black community, it's a big deal.
The female body should maintain warmth better than the male, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Think twice before copying Tyson’s tattoo.
Copyright and trademark law mean that the body art inked into your skin may leave you open to an infringement lawsuit.
Low humidity and windy environments accelerate water loss through the skin.
Our skin is a water-containing barrier that protects us from our environment.
Glowing with health.
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Our faces give away far more just our mood.
After years of plastic surgery and progressive skin-bleaching, Lil' Kim is not black any more.
Mirror, mirror …
Face transplants are one of the great leaps forward of 21st-century medicine. But soon they may not be necessary.
Why does some kind of light touch make us want to scratch?
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Scientists have long struggled to explain what actually causes the sensation of itching – now we know what to blame.