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Has Winter Dried Out Your Skin? – Top Dry Skin Tips

In winter, and its low humidity, your skin can easily dry out. Here are some tips on how to prevent dry skin or keep it from getting worse. Continue reading

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Gynecomastia: Causes & Treatments

What is Gynecomastia and what causes it? Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in both boys and men. Gynecomastia is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. More specifically a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen. Infants, boys going through puberty, and older men can develop gynecomastia simply as a result of the normal changes occurring in hormone levels, although some other causes do exist. Gynecomastia affects one or both breasts and sometimes unevenly. In general, gynecomastia is not a serious condition but the embarrassment or pain in their breasts might … Continue reading

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Sunless Tanning: How to avoid UV damage from the Memphis sun

  Sunless tanning products have been around since the 1960s. Even those of us not old enough to remember, we╩╝ve probably seen comedic parody of the tanning products from back then that left people with an odd orange glow. The technology has come a long way since then and many new techniques have been developed. When looking for a sunless tanning product, what should you look for? Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, is considered the most effective sun-free tanning additive. DHA is a nontoxic ingredient that causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids in the dead surface skin layer. The result … Continue reading

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