Skin in the game: do we need to take down nudes – or look at them harder?

 Venus Rising from the Sea, circa 1520, by Titian, which will feature in The Renaissance Nude. Photograph: John McKenzie/National Galleries of Scotland Things look different after #MeToo. And not just after #MeToo, but after several years of a surging fourth wave of feminism. There has been fury against patriarchy – with the term itself, after decades of dormancy, surging back into use to explain everything from the rise of Donald Trump to sexual violence in…

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Minocycline for Acne Changes Skin Microbiota

Minocycline for Acne Changes Skin Microbiota

Antibiotic therapy for acne was linked with variations in the skin microbiota, some of which persisted and weren’t necessarily healthy, a four-patient longitudinal study indicated. Relative abundance of Cutibacterium acnes decreased 1.4-fold with 4 weeks of minocycline therapy (difference -10.3%, 95% CI −19.9% to −0.7%; P=0.04) in the four participants, women age 25-35. But other bacteria increased, including a transient 5.6-fold rise in the relative abundance of Pseudomonas species, reported Luis A. Garza, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins School of…

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Make-up artist who feared her severe acne will drive away her boyfriend reveals how her skin improved in just six WEEKS with an over-the-counter serum – and it costs just £12.95

Make-up artist who feared her severe acne will drive away her boyfriend reveals how her skin improved in just six WEEKS with an over-the-counter serum – and it costs just £12.95

A make-up artist with severe acne has revealed how her skin has dramatically improved in just six weeks with the help of an over-the-counter serum. Abbie Bull, 22, of Donnington, Shropshire, has suffered with severe acne for over seven years and at her lowest, she felt so ugly, she worried her boyfriend of five years would leave her. ‘He is very understanding of my insecurities regarding my skin but there were times when I would go…

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5 Kitchen Ingredients To Get Rid Of Skin Pigmentation

5 Kitchen Ingredients To Get Rid Of Skin Pigmentation

These days, taking care of the skin has become no less than a task. This is primarily because of the continuous exposure to the sun and pollution which has led to numerous skin problems. From skin tanning to stubborn pigmentation spots, there is no end to the types of skin problems that are occurring these days. Pigmentation occurs when dark spots are formed on the skin making it look dull and uneven. In order to get rid of those…

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Skin care: The ultimate guide to taking care of your feet in scorching summers

Skin care: The ultimate guide to taking care of your feet in scorching summers

Don’t forget to save your feet from the harmful rays of the sun. Besides going for regular pedicures, it is essential to apply sunscreen and let your nails breathe sans nail paint once in a while, say experts. Shikhee Agrawal, head trainer at The Body Shop India; and Trishla and Rajeev Surana, co-founders at Colour Me Mad, have given few tips for your feet care: * Trim your nails: Go for proper, neat and short…

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Handy Tips To Keep Skin Healthy This Summer

Handy Tips To Keep Skin Healthy This Summer

It’s that time of the year again! Come summers, temperatures begin to soar high. The joy of gorging on ice creams in hot and sultry days of summer is above all! During this time of the year, it is of utmost importance to take proper care of your skin as excessive sweating may lead to a host of skin problems. Apart from causing acne and rashes, the scorching heat has the tendency to damage the skin cells to…

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Want smooth, soft skin? Make rose water a part of your beauty regime

Want smooth, soft skin? Make rose water a part of your beauty regime

Rose water is a part of several ingredients and do-it-yourself beauty regimes. Besides being used as a toner, it can also be used in sheet masks and for soothing the eyes. Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop India and Sonia Mathur, beauty care expert, Divine Organics, have listed different uses of the magical ingredient: * Layer as a sheet mask: Just patting a cotton ball dipped in rose water will enhance your skin before…

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7 Ways to Take Care of the Skin Below Your Chin

7 Ways to Take Care of the Skin Below Your Chin

1. EXFOLIATE YOUR ELBOWS Friction is the problem; rubbing against clothes can make the skin on your elbows and knees dry and leathery, says New York dermatologist Erin Gilbert, MD, PhD. In the shower, gently use a loofah to power away dead skin, and follow up at night with a moisturizer that contains softening urea. We like Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free. ($9, amazon.com) 2. HYDRATE YOUR NAILS “As we age, our nails can get dry and brittle, and then…

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