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Late-night snacking could be damaging your skin

According to researchers, mice that were fed during the day rather than at night - which is an abnormal eating pattern for the rodents - experienced greater skin damage as a result of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, compared with mice fed at normal times.

White wine, liquor may raise women`s risk of rosacea

As the weekend approaches, many of us will be looking forward to a drink or two with friends. According to a new study, however, women who are concerned about their skin health might want to steer clear of white wine and liquor. Researchers have found that women who consume alcohol may be more likely to develop rosacea than non-drinking women, with white wine and liquor being the biggest offenders. Furthermore, the study revealed that the more alcohol women consume, the higher their risk of developing the skin condition.

Acne may be caused by an imbalance of skin bacteria

Researchers may be closer to personalized acne treatments, after finding that an imbalance in the makeup of skin bacteria may be a cause of the condition. Each year, up to 50 million people in the United States are affected by acne, making it the most common skin condition in the country. In a new study, researchers have uncovered new information about the causes of acne, which could change the way the condition is treated.

How to plump YOUR pout without fillers! FEMAIL tries the non-invasive Lip Perk machine

Lip plumping is a huge trend. It seems that we all want bigger lips whether it’s teenagers who want to pout like the Kardashians or mid-life mums who’d rather their lips didn’t look like earthworms. My ears pricked up when I heard that Dr Rita Rakus was offering a new treatment called The Lip Perk, a half-way house procedure that gives a noticeable boost to the lips which, with diligent aftercare, can last as long as a month.

Breakthrough could heal wounds without leaving scars

Scar-less wounds could be the future, according to a new study which has developed an alternative healing process. Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania have worked out out how to manipulate lesions so they heal as regenerated skin as opposed to scar tissue. It would mean marks made from operations or plastic surgery would be barely visible to the untrained eye.

NHS won't treat woman's unsightly scars because they're 'cosmetic'

Bianca Lawrence, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, developed the unsightly keloid scars when she was just 13 years old and, now aged 22 they cover much of the upper half of her body. She has been refused NHS funding for specialist laser treatment on the basis it is 'cosmetic'

Researchers think they've finally figured out why bacteria only causes acne in some people

It's been years since any new types of acne treatments have been added - so new insight into the condition is long overdue. The new study focussed on the fact that pretty much all of our skin is covered in bacteria all of the time - after all, it's the first line of defence against invading germs. But despite this constant coating of bacteria, many people never experience breakouts, while others can't get rid of them no matter what they try.

FDA links imported skin care and anti-aging products to mercury poisoning

The US Food and Drug Administration is circulating a consumer update advising against the use of any beauty product formulated with mercury, which the organization doesn’t (for the most part) allow in cosmetics.

Multi-Masking sees women using different products at the same time

A bizarre new beauty trend has inspired women to post pictures of themselves on social media with their faces slathered in different coloured face masks applied to look like warpaint. The idea behind the skincare craze - known as multimasking - is that products are applied to target the specific needs of the skin in different areas of the face.

How much do consumers know about new sunscreen labels?

Sunscreen labels may still be confusing to consumers, with only 43 percent of those surveyed understanding the definition of the sun protection factor (SPF) value, according to the results of a small study published in a research letter online by JAMA Dermatology.

Reducing bags with the 'eye lift in a bottle' XAF5

An ointment that painlessly melts away fat has been hailed as ‘an eye-lift in a bottle’ by experts. The treatment – known only by its experimental name of XAF5 – has been shown to significantly reduce bags under the eyes. Its makers say it could also be used to dissolve double chins and even be employed on the body, particularly on stomach fat. The praise follows yesterday’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, where US bio-tech company Topokine Therapeutics presented details of a trial of 90 patients, aged between 40 and 70, who applied the cream once a day to their under-eye area for ten weeks.

Could compound in red wine, grapes treat acne?

A new study published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy claims a compound derived from red grapes and found in red wine - resveratrol - may be an effective treatment for acne, particularly when combined with an already existing medication for the disorder.

Some acne products can cause serious allergic reactions, FDA warns

Over the counter skin products for acne that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening reactions, say FDA. The Food and Drug Administration are warning consumers who use certain over-the-counter skin products for acne to stop using them and seek emergency medical help immediately if they experience extreme allergic reactions such as feeling faint, breathing difficulties, throat tightness or swelling of the eyes, lips, face or tongue.

Women with severe skin conditions show how cosmetics can be empowering

A new cosmetics ad goes against the typical girl-power creed of embracing your natural look by showing how make-up can actually empower women. In new videos for Dermablend, two women with skin conditions explain how make-up has helped them present themselves to the world in a genuine way.

Will cleansing wipes wreck your looks?

Sales of cleansing wipes have doubled in the past year as busy women enjoy a simple way to remove make-up. But could they be doing long-term damage to your skin? Cheap, effective and, most importantly, quick, it is no wonder cleansing wipes have become a hit with busy women. They mean no more messing around with cotton wool or cream to take off make-up at the end of the day — you just wipe and go.

Mirvaso®, 1st & Only Treatment Targeting Facial Redness of Rosacea Approved by the European Commission

Galderma, a leading global pharmaceutical company exclusively focused on dermatology, today announced that the European Commission has granted Marketing Authorisation in Europe for Mirvaso® (brimonidine) 3 mg/g gel. Mirvaso® is an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist that acts rapidly and can last for up to 12 hours. It is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of facial erythema (redness) of rosacea in adult patients.

Looking younger for longer

Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant Tiron, which offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may ultimately help our skin stay looking younger for longer. Publishing in The FASEB Journal, the authors describe how in laboratory tests, they compared the protection offered against either UVA radiation or free radical stress by several antioxidants, some of which are found in foods or cosmetics.

No more methylisothiazolinone in leave-on cosmetics

Following discussions with the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD), Cosmetics Europe recommends that the use of methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in leave-on skin products including cosmetic wet wipes is discontinued. “This action is recommended in the interests of consumer safety,” says the trade association. The European Commission recently proposed to restrict the use of this substance.

New ways to repair wounds and reduce impact of aging on the skin

Scientists at King's College London have, for the first time, identified the unique properties of two different types of cells, known as fibroblasts, in the skin - one required for hair growth and the other responsible for repairing skin wounds. The research could pave the way for treatments aimed at repairing injured skin and reducing the impact of ageing on skin function.

Is snail slime the next big thing in skincare?

How collagen-enhancing mucus is set to be a super-ingredient in mainstream cosmetics. Mucus secreted by snails are full of collagen, glycolic acid, antibiotics and other compounds that regenerate skin cells and heal cuts says Louis-Marie Guedon. Guedon believes it could presage a cosmetic revolution and has developed a secret technique to harvest the slime.

Dilute bleach minimizes inflammatory skin damage in mice

Researchers who found giving mice baths in diluted bleach blocked inflammatory processes that damage skin suggest if the same works in humans, then it could offer a new way to treat skin inflammation from radiotherapy or excessive sun exposure, or even skin damage caused by aging. The team, from Stanford University School of Medicine, reports the findings in a recent online issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Cold sores linked to mutation in gene, study suggests

Why some people are troubled by cold sores while others are not has finally been explained by scientists. Cold sores affect around one in five people but, until now, no one has been sure why some are more prone to the virus that causes them. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that people affected by cold sores have a mutation in a gene, which means their immune system is not able to prevent them from developing.

FDA approval of Mirvaso®: topical treatment indicated for the facial erythema of rosacea

Galderma Laboratories, L.P. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* for the topical treatment of the facial erythema (redness) of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older. Applied once daily, Mirvaso works quickly to reduce the redness of rosacea and lasts up to 12 hours. Galderma expects Mirvaso to be available in pharmacies September 2013.

Better Than Retinol? Revolutionary Compound Makes Aging Skin Look 8-10 Years Younger

Most people think the main reason we get wrinkles is because of too much sun. That's why we stay out of it when we can... wear sunblock when we go outside and never, ever get within fifteen feet of a tanning bed. So why are we still getting wrinkles? That's why all this new information about the OTHER cause of wrinkles is so attention grabbing (after all, most of us didn't even know there was "another" cause of wrinkles). New research reveals that glycation and glycotoxins (byproducts of sugar metabolism) produce wrinkles on even the most religiously sunscreened skin.

Acne comes of age earlier

Dermatologists seeing younger kids facing acne due to earlier onset of puberty. For many teenagers, acne has become an all-too-familiar rite of passage. Many teens and their parents brace themselves for this common skin condition, but a growing number of pre-adolescents also are experiencing acne. The reason? Dermatologists believe an earlier onset of puberty may be to blame, causing hormones to trigger the start of acne sooner.

Proper skin care lays foundation for successful acne & rosacea treatment

Good skin care is a smart idea for everyone, but it is especially important for those who have acne and rosacea. Medications are available to effectively manage these chronic skin conditions, but dermatologists are finding that proper skin care enables a patient’s skin to tolerate the facial redness, dryness or inflammation that sometimes results from their medications.

New links between diet and acne

A review carried out by the University of Hull has shed new light on the relationship between acne and diet. Published in Dermatological Nursing, the comprehensive review assesses the latest evidence and findings about the effects of food and nutrition on acne and suggest that high glycemic index foods such as milk could exacerbate the skin condition.

Mother-to-be forced to have abortion after she was wrongly prescribed acne drugs which left her baby seriously disabled

A woman lost her unborn baby after she was prescribed a powerful acne drug not suitable for mothers-to-be. Doctors should only have given Sarah Sharma, 27, isotretinoin after making absolutely sure that she was not pregnant. But they failed to follow simple guidelines which state she should have been on the pill for at least a month before they took a pregnancy test.

Twitter May Serve As A Good Forum For Communicating Information About Acne

JAMA Dermatology Study Highlights. A research letter by Kamal Jethwani, M.D., M.P.H., of the Center for Connected Health, Boston, and colleagues suggests that clinicians can learn about the perceptions and misconceptions of diseases like acne via Twitter, and communicate reliable medical information on the popular social media platform.

Matrixyl: Scientists find 'miracle' anti-wrinkle ingredient in face creams DOES work

Researchers have found the chemical Matrixyl, used in many creams, can nearly double the amount of collagen skin produces. The "miracle ingredient" boasted about in many anti-wrinkle cream adverts may have been found by scientists. Due to the intense competition in the cosmetics industry, scientists say it is hard to find evidence of their effectiveness.

Strain Of Acne-Causing Bacteria Found To Actually Preserve Skin

Everyone has acne-causing bacteria living on their skin, but researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have identified that there are "good" and "bad" strains of the bacteria, which determine the frequency and severity of developing pimples. The findings, which were published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, reveal that not all acne bacteria trigger pimples, they even identified one strain that can actually help maintain healthy skin.

Acne Linked To High Glycemic Index Foods And Dairy Products

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can play an important role in acne treatment.

Zein Obagi, MD, to Introduce New ZO® Medical Products at 2013 AAD Meeting

Dermatologist Zein Obagi, MD, founder and Medical Director of ZO Skin Health, Inc., which has redefined and advanced the science of skincare with innovative protocols, education programs and products for medical and non-medical skin health restoration, announces the launch of breakthrough solutions from ZO Skin Health, Inc. at the AAD Annual Meeting at the Miami Beach Convention Center on March 2-4, 2013.

Could drinking milk give you bad skin?

Sugar, milk and ice-cream may increase the risk of developing acne. When dermatologists from the University Hospital of Kuala Lumpur compared the diet of 44 acne sufferers and 44 people with clear skin, they found consuming milk more than once a week raised the risk of acne, while eating ice cream more than once a week quadrupled the risk.

Acne drug Roaccutane 'overused' says UK dermatologist

An acne drug, which it is claimed is linked to depression, is being given to a growing number of young people who don't need it, says one of the UK's top dermatologists. Roaccutane is the most powerful drug to treat acne and has been prescribed to more than half a million people. Campaigners say it is dangerous and can cause serious mental health problems.

How we helped our acne

As scientists find a harmless virus that lives on our skin which can help fight acne, three long-time sufferers reveal what worked for them. Lauren took prescription drug Roaccutane for her acne. Michael treated his mild acne with chemical peels and Helen used blue light technology to target her spots.

Chemical peel or $875 skin cream?

The high price of high-end skin creams has soared to new heights. This October, “3LAB” launched their new Super Cream at Barney’s department stores in LA and NY. Within three weeks, the stores sold 30 jars for $875 each. This was no fluke. There’s a current demand for a $560 Bee Venom Mask from a British company and Carita’s $600 Diamond Cream was relaunched this year due to popular demand.

The 2p drug that can banish ugly scars forming once a wound has healed

Called verapamil, the drug is already widely used in the NHS to treat a variety of heart-related conditions such as high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms and chest pain. It helps to widen blood vessels and one pack of 84 tablets costs just £1.45. Now scientists in Australia are looking to see if the drug could also prevent the formation of ugly scars once a wound has healed. They hope it will provide a new way of dealing with what’s known as keloid scars

`Scar free healing` in mice may give clues to human skin repair, says study

Mice with brittle skin, which tears off in order to escape predators, may offer clues to healing wounds without scarring, according to US researchers. Some African spiny mice lost up to 60% of the skin from their backs, says the study published in the journal Nature.

Harmful Virus May Be Able To Treat Acne

A harmful virus has been identified as a possible new weapon to fight acne. Scientists at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh suggest that a virus living on our skin naturally seeks and destroys the bacteria responsible for zits.

From skin-bleaching to eyelid surgery, the worrying extremes taken by models in Korea and Jamaica `to look like white girls`

Travelling to obscure pockets of the world, Vice magazine's web series Fashion Week Internationale investigates models' rampant plastic surgery, racial tensions and strange cultural phenomenons. Going behind the scenes, she uncovers the trend of models' skin bleaching, as well as a popular eyelid surgery and their struggles with transgender modelling.

Avon wrinkle cream: Women convinced do not need cosmetic surgery

An anti-wrinkle cream said to be so effective it has convinced women not to have cosmetic surgery is going on sale this week. During tests it was said to have reduced the signs of ageing in just seven days. That could explain why 60,000 are said to have signed up for it on waiting lists.

Could this stem cell cure for wrinkles end the endless hunt for the perfect skin cream?

A British firm is trialling a new method which involves injecting the patient’s own stem cells to restore skin’s youthful elasticity. The company Pharmacells, based in Glasgow, plan to begin clinical trials in 12 months.

Rosacea May Be Caused By Bacteria Released By Tiny Mites Living On The Skin

Scientists are closer to establishing a definitive bacterial cause for the skin condition rosacea. This will allow more targeted, effective treatments to be developed for sufferers, according to a review published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology.

Dermatologists` tips to reduce the signs of aging

Getting better results from your anti-aging products can be as easy as following simple tips from dermatologists. “People often think that the more expensive a product is, the more effective it will be,” said board-certified dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, founding director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City. “That’s not always the case.

Is £300 wrinkle busting body cream the most shameless beauty rip-off yet?

As if the tyranny of Botox, lasers, surgery and high-end face creams containing God knows what ‘miracle’ ingredient, isn’t enough, it seems we have entered a new era in the fight against ageing. Enter the £300 anti-wrinkle body cream.

Volumizing anti-aging skin care ingredient

Volumizing is now available for skin care, following the recent launch of a skin care ingredient with a proprierary delivery system from Lucas Meyer that is being billed as an alternative to dermal fillers.

Suneva Medical Acquires Product Portfolio from Spear Pharmaceuticals

Suneva Medical, a privately-held aesthetics company, today announced that it has acquired an aesthetic product portfolio from Spear Pharmaceuticals. Under the terms of the agreement, Suneva will acquire worldwide rights to Refissa® and its marketed generic equivalent. The portfolio contains the only tretinoin creams with a .05% strength, emollient base and broad indication for fine facial lines, hyperpigmentation and tactile roughness. Financial terms were not disclosed.

10,000 on waiting list for anti-wrinkle cream No Needle Fix

A ‘miracle serum’ that claims to have the same impact as Botox is set to sell out this week. NIP+FAB’s No Needle Fix reputedly had 10,000 people on a waiting list before it went on sale at Boots. Priced at £19.95 it claims to remove fine lines and wrinkles and celebrity users include Cameron Diaz and Tess Daly.

Boots unveil new £25 miracle anti-ageing cream set to be another sell out

Priced at £24.95 the Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum, which claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and firm up skin, has been unveiled by Boots.