Skin Synopsis: Obsessed with its beauty, humbled by it flaws, humans are covered by a unique ultra-thin shield that instantly defines and shapes the body living inside it. Now, National Geographic invites you on an in-depth adventure revealing not just the science but the vital cultural meanings we attach to this largest of all human […]Read More
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Science explains the power of touch
Research shows that physical affection has measurable health benefits. “Stimulating touch receptors under the skin can lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, effectively reducing stress,” Hertenstein says. One study from the University of North Carolina found that women who hugged their spouse or partner frequently (even for just 20 seconds) had lower blood pressure, possibly […]Read More
Scientists explains why women of color ages 10 to 20 years slower
Do YOU have the younger gene? Scientists identify genetic recipe that knocks years off our age – and you’re twice as likely to have it if you are black. Harvard scientists led a study involving almost one million people with private genetic database 23andMe and found one in ten white and a fifth of black […]Read More
Estrogen gives females softer skin?
Estrogen makes women have soft skin and curves, high lilting voices, and breasts. –Photography by Krishphoto. Model Tyrie Rudolph. In the skin, estrogens affect skin thickness, wrinkle formation and skin moisture. Estrogens can increase glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), such as Hyaluronic Acid, to maintain fluid balance and structural integrity. They can also increase collagen production in the skin, where […]Read More
Are Black & Mixed Race Women Considered Beautiful In The Media?
But what about women of color? Perkins study of television images showed that black females have been deeply and profoundly affected by the politics of skin color, hair texture, and facial features. Their feelings related to self worth, intelligence, success, and attractiveness are warped by what appears to the greater society as benign and arbitrary […]Read More
The Beauty Of Human Skin in every color
Brazilian artist Angélica Dass’s photography challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity. In this personal talk, hear about the inspiration behind her portrait project, Humane, and her pursuit to document humanity’s true colors rather than the untrue white, red, black and yellow associated with race. By cataloging every conceivable human skin tone, […]Read More
The science of skin color
When ultraviolet sunlight hits our skin, it affects each of us differently. Depending on skin color, it’ll take only minutes of exposure to turn one person beetroot-pink, while another requires hours to experience the slightest change. Brazilin Model: Vanessa Fonseca What’s to account for that difference, and how did our skin come to take on […]Read More
Exfoliating Coconut Butter Body Wash
This has crushed coconut, jojoba butter extracts & Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) seed powder. Apricot Seed Powder is widely used for mild exfoliation in cosmetic products. It is all natural and because it removes surface skin and debris it is also known to promote clear skin. The unique characteristics of the seed, when ground up, forms spheres […]Read More
Brazilin Model: Vanessa Fonseca
Nationality: German Ethnicity: (Brazilian) African descent. She speaks Brazilian Portegues, German and English. When Sports Illustrated asked in their Q & A form, what is she best known for? (eyes, freckles, etc..) Ms. Fonseca wrote ” My Chocolate Skin.” Vanessa Fonseca is best known for her work with Lascana and D&G. Did you know that Vanessa’s favorite […]Read More
Colorism: Shades of Difference
Shades of Difference addresses the widespread but little studied phenomenon of colorism—the preference for lighter skin and the ranking of individual worth according to skin tone. Examining the social and cultural significance of skin color in a broad range of societies and historical periods, this insightful collection looks at how skin color affects people’s opportunities in Latin America, […]Read More
How many skin cells do you shed every day?
Human skin is an amazing organ — protective, waterproof, and exceedingly useful. It’s also constantly changing and regenerating itself. That said, what happens to dead skin cells? You might be a little grossed out to find out where they go and just how many you lose each day. Your skin is composed of several layers. […]Read More
ancient Egypt and our origins
The Pyramid Code is a documentary that explores the pyramid fields and ancient temples in Egypt as well as ancient megalithic sites around the world looking for clues to matriarchal consciousness, ancient knowledge and sophisticated technology in a Golden Age. It’s based on the extensive research done in 25 trips to Egypt and 51 other […]Read More
What Age Do You Get the Most Sun Damage?
Dr. Schultz noted that 80% of your lifetime ultraviolet exposure and damage is done by the age of 18. Recently, a viewer responded to that claim by asking whatapos;s the point of sun protection beyond 18 if only marginal damage can occur. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz delves into his quote and whether […]Read More