Skin and Your Lifestyle
Skin and lifestyle are very closely related. Learn how your lifestyle can affect your skin at HowStuffWorks.
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A startup is developing a nonpermanent tattoo that can be applied with the same technique and equipment that traditional tattoo artists use. You could snag one in 2017.
Blackout tattoos were once reserved for things like covering up the name of your short-lived (but very passionate) crush you had inscribed on your body. No longer.
A new study indicates having lots of tats might mean a healthy immune system.
Tattoos are often colorful with vivid inks. But a red, oozing staph infection? Talk about your worst nightmare. Can a life-changing experience suddenly turn into a life-threatening one?
By Debra Ronca
Tattoos used to be taboo. But today nearly one in three people has one. And some people are getting them for reasons other than to decorate their bodies.
By Debra Ronca & Sarah Gleim
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.
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.
Get fast facts on tattoos, and learn how tattoos are created and how they can affect skin.
Insect repellents work by spending hours in contact with your skin. Can these chemicals that insects find so repulsive possibly be OK for your skin?
The contents of modern products, from toothpaste to shampoo, can sometimes make you feel like you need a degree in chemistry to identify them. What do the tongue-twisting parabens listed on the label do?
By Tom Scheve
It's common knowledge that sun exposure can damage your skin, but did you know that air and water pollution may cause even more damage than the sun? Here's how you can protect your skin.
Exercise isn't good for just your muscles; it can also give boost the appearance of your skin. But how does a simple workout make your look skin brighter and feel tighter?
Tattoos, like other types of body art, are a common form of self-expression. If you've ever considered getting one, though, some concerns may have crossed your mind. That needle, for instance, pricking your skin and marking it with dye -- is it safe?
Finding breakouts on your skin might make you feel self-conscious. But do other people really notice them as much as you do?
With diets that are rich in fruits and veggies, many vegetarians seem to be healthier overall than some non-vegetarians. But how much does this lifestyle translate to skin health?
For years, research has attributed birth control with acne-clearing powers. But is clear skin worth the side effects that can come with some oral contraceptives?
Studies have shown that stress does, in fact, have a negative effect on your skin. Find out why and how you can help prevent it.
Alcohol can be a social icebreaker, or it can complement a delicious meal made at home. Experts have also linked moderate alcohol consumption to good heart health. But can a drink (or two or three) affect your skin?
If swimming pools leave you with dry, itchy skin, chlorine may be the culprit -- and the water in your shower may not be much better. Learn how chlorine affects your skin and how you can protect it.
No matter whether you live in a climate that's cold and dry or hot and humid, the elements can take a toll on your skin. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.
Most people are aware of the major negative health issues associated with smoking, including lung cancer and heart problems. But the visible effects of smoking don't always get the most attention. What can 10 cigarettes a day do to your skin?
A recent study of U.S. college students found that women with four or more tattoos had higher self-esteem than female participants with fewer or no tattoos. Who knew?
By John Donovan
About 50 percent of those who get tattoos later regret them. Find out how laser tattoo removal techniques are helping people of all ages rid themselves of something that they no longer want on their bodies.
Not too long ago, tattoos were taboo in Western culture. But today, people of all ages and walks of life are sporting permanent ink.