Skin Cancer

How To : Check moles for potential skin cancer

You might not believe it, with our experience of the great British weather, but more people die of skin cancer in the UK than in Australia. In this exclusive guide, Dr Jessen stresses the importance of being familiar with our skin and any moles we might have, and provides simp ...more

How To : Check yourself for skin cancer

Most dermatologists recommend examining your skin once a month to become familiar with what it looks like normally—so you'll be able to recognize something that's abnormal. And since skin cancer is curable if caught in an early stage, your life just might depend on it.

How To : Treat skin cancer BCC & SCC

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two types of non-melanoma skin cancers. Luckily, there are many options for treating them. Health Guru is a site that produces videos which provide medical advice in a number of areas: Pregnancy, Sex Health, and College ...more

How To : Remove a wart

Dr. Coyle Connolly, D.O., board-certified dermatologist and skin cancer expert removes a wart from a woman's leg for a skin cancer biopsy.

Connundrum : Sunscreen Addiction

Is Daily Sunscreen Application Dangerous? Since birth, I've been lathered in the sunscreen anytime I venture into the sun. It's what comes with being the freckled spawn of two parents with (benign) skin cancer. Always a fan of the outdoors, my skin has seen lots of sun. You c ...more

How To : Perform a full-body exam for melanoma

Skin Cancer Expert Dr. Coyle Connolly, D.O., does a full body check up on patient to detect if there are any new or existing moles or suspicious lesions that could be precancerous or cancerous.

How To : Get rid of tan lines

Want to get rid of tan lines, reduce your chances of developing skin cancer but, like, nevertheless maintain a totally bodacious tan? With the self-tanning solutions made available by modern chemistry, it can be done. Discover how a spray tan booth can fix tan lines with help ...more

How To : Prevent the Danger of Sunbathing?

Hello! This tutorial is made for all who like to sunbath, but also do not want to get those tiny first wrinkles too soon. Or even skin cancer. Be aware of the danger of the UV rays. Step 1: Protect Yourself Put a hat or a straw hat on before you go for a walk under the hot ...more

How To : 9 Common Household Items for Relieving a Sunburn

Too much partying and lounging under the mid-day sun? If your attempt at a toasty caramel tan has instead resulted in a bright red sunburn, you fortunately have many common household items at your disposal to relieve the discomfort and speed up the recovery of your burnt skin. ...more

How To : Identify the skin disease squamous cell carcinoma

Every year, 250,000 Americans are diagnosed with a form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. What exactly is SCC? Health Guru is a site that produces videos which provide medical advice in a number of areas: Pregnancy, Sex Health, and College Health. With the aid of ...more

How To : 9 Easy Ways to Remove Moles from Your Skin at Home

While you can go to the doctor to have an unsightly mole professionally removed, there is a good chance that a DIY home remedy can reduce or completely eliminate the appearance of your mole using items found in your kitchen or medicine cabinet for a much cheaper price. For an ...more

How To : Make Your Own Non-Toxic Sunscreen at Home

Getting sunburned sucks, and according to the Environmental Working Group's 2012 survey of over 800 sunscreen brands, 75% of them contained potentially harmful ingredients linked to hormone disruption and even cell damage that may lead you to skin cancer. Yikes. Other than be ...more

How To : 9 Ways to Hack Your Life with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil must be sent from the gods themselves, because this stuff is made of miracles. If you ever wondered why your mother always has it around, it's because she's smart enough to know the countless uses for it. Whether you need a beauty remedy, help with weight loss, or ...more

How To : Make a brown sugar and olive oil facial scrub

You know the brown sugar facial scrub from Fresh? Well, this DIY facial scrub is pretty much the same thing, minus the cancer-causing parabens. Exfoliate and nourish your complexion without putting yourself at risk for some nasty side effects by making this brown sugar and oli ...more

How To : Make the Medicinal Aphrodisiac Snake Wine

Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own. Snake wine is made by trapping a small cobra in a bo ...more

News : Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

I already have a link for this wonderful website in the "Useful Links" box (underneath the description of Green Beauty's mantra on the right), but I wanted to link this to you guys again because it's just that important a resource. Created by the Environmental Working Group, ...more

How To : Make cheap and safe handmade laundry soap

When it comes to staying safe, we all know that dish detergents, spray cleaners, and any sort of bleaching cleaners are bad for our health, since they distribute potentially cancer-causing toxins into the air. But did you know laundry detergents are harmful for your health, t ...more

How To : Can tomatoes

Botanically, tomatoes are fruits, but an 1893 Supreme Court decision changes that. They were ruled to be considered vegetables, allowing for a higher tax to be placed on imported tomatoes. Seems silly now. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as lycopene, a cance ...more

News : Homemade beauty recipes

This is a great website to browse if you're not into slathering unpronounceable ingredients onto your skin. The beauty industry is very much self-regulated, which means it is not required by the FDA or by any law to disclose all of the ingredients in a product. And there is al ...more

Green Tea : It Cleans More Than Just Your Body

About ten years ago, Western research figured out that green tea was a nutritional powerhouse. After all, in Asian countries where green tea is consumed throughout the day, cancer rates tend to be much lower, although there are probably other factors contributing to that fact, ...more

News : Bacterial Bugs in Your Eyes Help Fend Off Infection

Not all bacteria in the eyes cause infection. A group of researchers from the National Eye Institue has shown that not only is there a population of bacteria on the eyes that reside there but they perform an important function. They help activate the immune system to get rid o ...more

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