Avoiding the Dysfunctional Family Xmas

How to Avoid a Dysfunctional Family Christmas

Would you consider your family Christmas celebration to be a recipe for dysfunctional behavior? Do you look at your holiday family gatherings and wonder why they seem nothing like those depicted on postcards?

Maybe your family Christmas get-togethers and parties are exactly like those in the movies, the ones where arguments and misunderstandings take over a holiday that’s supposed to be about peace and love. Or perhaps your dysfunctional family Christmas celebration is even worse than that.

Well this year, it doesn’t have to be. Your holiday can be beautiful and merry, if you just take the following steps as carefully as possible. (more…)

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Facts About Collagen

What Is Collagen and What Does It Do?

You’ve probably heard about collagen, and if so, then you’ve also likely heard the word associated with skin. You may already know that collagen has something to do with healthy skin, but maybe you’re not exactly sure what.

Collagen is an important substance in the skin, and it serves a very specific purpose. Read on to learn more about collagen and why you should know its primary function. (more…)

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Skincare Tips for Long Flights

5 Tips to Keep Skin Looking Fresh After a Long Flight

Long flights can be extremely challenging for your skin. We’re talking flights that last more than six hours, or flights that keep you away from your normal daily routine for a long period of time.

These kinds of flights often leave you without all the water you would normally drink, which means skin can get dry and tired. Extended flights also sometimes make it difficult to sleep, which may mean you see bags and dark circles under your eyes – not good. (more…)

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Learn About the Causes of Acne

Why Some People Are More Prone to Getting Acne

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have a lot of acne while others don’t? Truth be told, it’s not simply a matter of washing your face or not. In fact, scientists have discovered that there is actually a “bad” bacteria they believe leads some people to being more prone to blemishes than others.

Researchers at UCLA recently discovered more about the bacteria that lives on the skin. They found that it may contain “bad” strains that cause acne, and “good” strains that protect the skin. Let’s look deeper into their findings about the causes behind acne. (more…)

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