Skin and Beauty

Skin and beauty are very closely related. Learn more about skin and beauty at HowStuffWorks.


In health and beauty circles, safflower oil is gaining popularity as an effective and affordable moisturizer.

Learn all that you need to know about sun rash and how to protect yourself from it.

Read on to learn about the most effective types of chemical peels for your skin!

Ever heard of taking an oatmeal bath? Here are the top 5 benefits to using oatmeal in your baths as a home remedy!

The sun. People have worshiped it for thousands of years. But only in the last century have people worshiped the sun by baking themselves to a golden tan, which often masks an angry red burn. Scroll through these photos for some sunburn home remedies.

Sunscreen is a must for a day in the sun, but not everyone has an easy time with it.

Birth control prevents pregnancy and can have all kind of effects on your body. But do you know what it can do for your skin?

Body art, such as a tattoo, is a terrific way to express your individuality, but it's permanent, and there are some risks -- especially for your skin.

Stress can trigger a host of physical ailments, including blemishes on our skin. But there are ways to win the battle against high anxiety.

We've all heard the warnings about excessive sunlight exposure. But many sunscreens wash off with sweat or a day in the pool. Is there a pill to take the place of all that lotion?

Lipstick, soda and bandages share this common ingredient. As disturbing as it may sound, toothpaste, glue and baked goods include the same helpful component, too. But, what are parabens, anyway?

Crow's feet are one of the inevitable byproducts of aging. But it is possible to keep them at bay for a while. Here's how to prevent of them.

Nobody's perfect, and even adults with enviable complexions probably have at least a few blemishes they want to correct or hide. Fortunately, a reasonably even skin tone is achievable.

What type of skin you're born with is determined by your DNA, but you still have plenty to say in how you care for it -- and how confident you are in it.

Air and water pollution are a fact of life, and each can have an impact on the health of your skin. However, there are steps you can take to limit the effects on your skin.

It's natural to approach healthy skin from the outside. But improving skin health from the inside via vitamins could give you the results you want. Do you know the top five to consider?

Maintaining a youthful and healthy body is a quality of life issue. That means that you put good, tasty and beneficial things into your body, and the five items on our list are a great place to start.

If you think growing old gracefully is for suckers, we've got an arsenal of tips to help you boost your youthfulness. No doctor visit required.

I remember when I first learned about spray tanning. I was thrilled. No longer would I need to worry about the rays outside because I could get that glowing tan in a bottle.

The sun can do much more damage than simply give you a painful sunburn. Learn some ways to easily minimize sun exposure so you can spend time outdoors safely.

If you've overexposed your skin to the sun and end up with a sunburn, these home remedies can make you a bit more comfortable. See 10 home remedies for sunburns to get started.

Your body undergoes a lot of changes as you get older, and your skin isn't immune. What can you expect, and what can you do to keep your skin soft and supple as you age?

Tanning addicts may not shoplift or burglarize homes to subsidize their habit. But is their addiction to UV rays really that different from any other addiction?

From fruits and veggies to water and green tea, there's a long list of items that you should eat or drink to get healthy, glowing skin. Can those same ingredients benefit your skin if they're in a face mask?

Some spa treatments sound like they'd be perfect balms to sooth a pregnant woman's frazzled nerves and tired body. But not every treatment is safe for an expectant mother. Which ones should you avoid, and what are the dangers?