Do You Know What’s Growing on Your Loofah?

You may love your loofah, but don’t get too attached. You won’t want the things that can lurk in a loofah to linger. By their nature, loofah sponges have lots of nooks and crannies, and they’re very porous. When people use a loofah to scrub off dead skin cells, those cells become lodged in the … Read More

Your 8 Biggest Acne Myths Busted

When pimples start popping up, so does the advice about treating and preventing acne. But it isn’t always backed by medical evidence, so it’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction. We asked dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD, to address these commonly held acne beliefs: 1. Putting Listerine or toothpaste on a zit will clear it up Maybe, … Read More

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Avoiding Poison Ivy: 3-leaved Pesky Rash-maker

“Leaves of three, let it be.” Maybe you recognize this easy phrase to keep away from poison ivy. Smaller kids may need to be taught this too, and given some other pointers, to keep them rash-free. Read the full story A Poison Ivy Primer for Parents  

Bad Reactions to Temporary Henna Tattoos

You’re on spring or summer break, walking the beach and boardwalk with your friends. You spot a temporary tattoo kiosk. You think, “Why not?” Get some cool body art to show off — and all without dreaded permanent Tattoo Regret. Yet even with temporary tattoos you need to be sure of what you’re getting into. … Read More