Skin Care

Skin care is a broad term that refers to everything from hygiene to anti-aging regimens. Learn more about skin care at HowStuffWorks.

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Tips for Hispanic Skin

A person's ethnicity can effect how they treat and maintain there skin. Take a look at what you can do to keep your skin healthy with the tips inside this article.

TLC Is Key for Your Middle Eastern or Asian Skin

Skin types are different in many ways and should be treated according to their characteristics. Find out more about your skin type and what you can do to keep it healthy.


Psoriasis is an inherited disorder of the skin, which causes red, scaling bumps and patches on the skin. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for psoriasis.

Microdermabrasion Overview

Microdermabrasion is being billed as an "instant facelift" -- an effective alternative to surgical procedures and Botox. And now more and more men are giving it a shot. So how does it work exactly?

Botox: What You Need to Know

Banish unsightly neck bands. Clear away irksome crow's-feet. Botox injections are being used to erase the effects of time. Some say poison, some say wrinkle remedy. Find out all about Botox.

What happens when someone gets a Botox injection?

Botox can, in many cases, improve skin tone. But how can it be save if it's an injection of botulism toxin?

Is antibacterial soap any better than regular soap?

With all the talk about germs in the office and other public places, many of us have a bottle of antibacterial soap somewhere nearby. But is it any better?

How do sunless-tanning products work?

How do sunless-tanning products work? Which is the most effective: self-tanning lotions or tanning pills?

What is sunburn?

Sunburn is dangerous and painful, but what is happening in your skin cells as they react to sunlight and UV rays?

What Is a Birthmark?

I noticed a light brown spot emerge on my newborn son's forehead when he was about three days old. It never went away. Everyone calls it a birthmark. What is a birthmark?

What is a birthmark?

I noticed a light brown spot emerge on my newborn son's forehead when he was about three days old. It never went away. Everyone calls it a birthmark. What is a birthmark?

What is in an antiperspirant that stops sweat?

Antiperspirants stop you from sweating. How do they do it, and is it safe?

When you have an itch, what is happening under your skin?

What exactly is an itch? Find out what your nerves register as "itching" and why you need to scratch so badly.

Why do feet stink?

Eau de toe is all too common -- we all know someone with especially bad foot odor. But why are feet so likely to become so rank that a mere whiff is horrifying?

Why does the hair on your arms stay short, while the hair on your head can grow very long?

Hair growth is a somewhat mysterious process. Find out why different hair grows to different lengths.

How quickly does hair grow?

Anyone who's ever regretted a haircut has wondered about the pace of hair growth. Is there any way to speed it up or slow it down? And why does some people's hair grow so quickly?

How Sunburns and Sun Tans Work

There is something mysterious about the sun and skin: Why do some people tan, and others burn? What's happening, and why does sunscreen prevent it? Find out exactly what the sun does to your skin.

How Tattoo Removal Works

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.

How Tattoos Work

Not too long ago, tattoos were taboo in Western culture. But today, people of all ages and walks of life are sporting permanent ink.

Hair Replacement Guide

Millions of men and women around the globe are affected by thinning hair and severe hair loss. Learn about the various medications and procedures being used to "reverse" these conditions.