How to heal your skin from deep, chemical damage due to harmful creams

Skin damage from the long-term use of steroid-based or other toxic creams (e.g. hydroquinone, monobenzone, mercury) can be distressing. They can include thin/fragile skin, hyperpigmentation, dark marks, nerve damage and changes in texture.  However, with time and patience, there are ways to reverse the damage and restore your skin to its original health. Our organs (including the skin) are … Continue reading “How to heal your skin from deep, chemical damage due to harmful creams”

Smoking and darker skin

New research says just how addictive smoking is for you depends on the color of your skin, and reveals the link between nicotine and melanin.     Inhaling thousands of chemicals is not a good idea. But it is especially bad for people with dark, melanin-rich skin. That’s because melanin grabs and hangs onto the … Continue reading “Smoking and darker skin”