Articles

  • 18
    may
    2015

    Notes on laser

    More and more often we hear about laser and its use in various fields of every day life. In fact, this instrument that exploits the "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation", is developed for both the industrial and medical field. The laser can be very useful, ... read more

  • 15
    apr
    2015

    Face to face with spots

    Brown spots spread over various parts of the body are an increasingly evident phenomenon. Particularly women, and in increasing number, suffer from this aesthetic problem. Young people are not excluded from this phenomenon. Among the factors that are believed to be related to this, i... read more

  • 15
    apr
    2015

    How old do you look? Feel comfortable in your own skin

    Men and women are increasingly paying attention to the aesthetic aspect, often with the goal to look young as long as possible. However, they do not always succeed. One of the secrets to look young is definitely to pay attention to the skin, taking care of it. In fact, the skin can be c... read more

  • 2
    apr
    2015

    Melasma Gravidarum

    During pregnancy hyperpigmented spots can be quite common, especially on the face. It is a mechanism that involves major hormonal changes that occur in women in this particular period of their life. In fact, combining this with sun exposure, these spots are more likely to occur, even in youn... read more

  • 10
    mar
    2015

    Home remedies for dark spots on face

    Sunscreen Cream Wearing sunscreen cream every time you go outside, even in colder months, can help prevent sun spots from forming on the skin.  Vitamins Vitamin E provides the skin with plenty of antioxidants that can help to even the skin tone and Vitamin C help... read more

  • 27
    jan
    2015

    Photoaging

    Skin photoaging manifests itself on the skin, due to excessive and prolonged exposure to sunlight and UV radiation. This condition leads to inflammation, oxidative stress, disruption of the cellular matrix, and promotes a greater predisposition to the development of skin cancers. Therefore, it da... read more

  • 21
    dec
    2014

    DOES BB CREAM COVER SPOTS?

    BB cream is a product that has been attracting the attention of cosmetic products consumers in recent years. It is an innovative product that seeks to encompass a few characteristics of other face care products. BB is an acronym that means Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm. BB cream reflects this fa... read more

  • 1
    oct
    2014

    The sun as seen by a child

    The sun can seriously damage the skin of an adult, and even more the skin of a child. To avoid the unpleasant and dangerous consequences of improper exposure to the sun, the skin of children should be specially cared for. In fact, depending on the age of children, different measures are... read more

  • 23
    sep
    2014

    Sun protection on several fronts

    We do not always know all the rules that help reducing the risk of damage related to incorrect UV exposure. This simple table shows some useful rules to be applied, for example, when spending a few days' vacation on the beach. read more

  • 15
    sep
    2014

    Memories of summer: tan or spotted skin?

    At the end of the summer, when the tan fades slowly, the signs of sun exposure remain. Very often, when the much-coveted summer tan fades, it leaves room for visible damages caused by the sun. One of the most frequent problems, especially for women, is given by the unsightly dark spots ... read more

  • 11
    aug
    2014

    Men and skin spots

    Physiologically, there are differences between the characteristics of the skin in men and women. This is mainly a consequence of a different hormonal balance, but not only that. There are differences in the thickness and in the compactness of the skin that are higher in the skin of men. The hydro... read more

  • 4
    aug
    2014

    Is the sun friend or an enemy to our skin? Let us better understand UV rays

    When it comes to the skin, we are often faced with issues related to UV rays, but it is not always clear what they are. Understanding this can help to prevent damage arising from wrong exposure to them, which can also lead to serious problems for human health. Light radiation is part of electr... read more

  • 31
    jul
    2014

    Wood's lamp: let's turn it on to better see melasma

    1. What it is and how it is made Wood's lamp, or Black light is a particular light source that almost entirely emits long-wave electromagnetic ultraviolet radiation. It consists of a particular filter that only allows the passage of a narrow range of light types. This gives the l... read more

  • 1
    jul
    2014

    Do you know your melasma?

    DO YOU KNOW YOUR MELASMA? From the clinical point of view, it has been found that the hyperpigmentation of melasma is not always evenly distributed. In fact, at the level of the face, it can be concentrated in three typical areas: 1) The central-facial area, is affected most frequently... read more

  • 12
    jun
    2014

    Facial spots: treatment

    Treatments for facial spots clearly linked to their causes and, if the problem is a temporary symptom of an underlying disorder, the remedy is administered via the treatment of the latter; once the disease has been adequately treated, the stains disappear. If the stains are permanent, a... read more

  • 27
    may
    2014

    Makeup does not solve the problem, but It is a great ally against dark spots

    Skin spots due to hyperpigmentation that arise at the level of the face and décolleté, can be a real problem for women. It is very important to take action to whiten and remove hyperpigmentation, especially when these signs are experienced as a hardship. With his whitening action, ... read more

  • 12
    may
    2014

    The process of skin pigmentation

    There are many factors that influence skin colouration, including characteristics relating to superficial  microcirculation, oxygenation of the blood and diet. The pigmentation of darker and lighter skin is, however, mainly determined by the type and distribution of melanin pigments,... read more

  • 8
    may
    2014

    Remedies for age spots

    Age spots occur mainly on the face, décolleté, and hands as areas most exposed to UV radiation, which is the main cause for them. Onset is most common after age 50, as morphological mutations of the epidermis take place, the skin thins, and the capacity for renewal of the skin ce... read more

  • 8
    may
    2014

    Skin damage and ultraviolet radiation

    The ultraviolet radiation produced by the sun is very abundant in the environment and it affects the skin. In the past exposure to sunlight stemmed mostly from the need for exposure for professional reasons. Today the situation has changed and the exposure occurs during leisure activities outdo... read more

  • 6
    may
    2014

    Using Kojic acid

    Definition Kojic acid is a chelating agent deriving from the metabolism of fungi mainly belonging to the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium. It is known for its lightening qualities and it is widely used in cosmetic products. The depigmenting action of Kojic acid is in fact useful in... read more

  • 5
    may
    2014

    Treatment for Melasma

    Melasma, or chloasma, also known as pregnancy mask, is an alteration of the skin color, typical of pregnant women, which can also be caused by birth control pills. It is considered a blemish in all respects, particularly acute for the fairer sex. It comes in the form of flat dark or brown s... read more

  • 5
    may
    2014

    Azelaic acid

    Definition Azelaic acid is a dicarboxylic acid and is a substance of natural origin. It in fact derives from Malassezia furfur, also known as Pityrosporum ovale.. It is a yeast which is normally found in human skin but can also reside in wheat, barley and rye.  Use Azelaic... read more

  • 2
    may
    2014

    Discoloration and skin spots

    The term discoloration refers to an alteration of the colour of the skin due to excess of melanin or, in some cases, to the deposit of pigments of a different nature, for example derived from haemoglobin or of exogenous origin, on the epidermis. This alteration may be localized in a specific part... read more

  • 3
    apr
    2014

    The dangers of hydroquinone

    A classical ingredient in the history of dermatology, hydroquinone was used for years to treat skin blemishes, but today its use in cosmetic products because of its toxicity is forbidden by law. It acts on the activity of tyrosinase (the mechanism that triggers the production of melanin) and, des... read more

  • 17
    feb
    2014

    Dark spots on face: specially formulated remedies

    Many women complain about the difficulty of dealing with unsightly skin blemishes that may appear on the face for various reasons, including excessive exposure to the sun, frequent hair removal around sensitive facial regions, age, or the aftermath of acne. There are also many different... read more

  • 2
    oct
    2013

    Age spots on face

    Age spots occur mainly on the face, décolleté, and hands as areas most exposed to UV radiation, which is the main cause for them. Onset is most common after age 50, as morphological mutations of the epidermis take place, the skin thins, and the capacity for renewal of t... read more

  • 20
    sep
    2013

    Dark spots on face due to other causes

    Apart from the physiological ageing of the skin, there are many factors that lead to the formation of spots on the face; in some cases, they are the symptom of certain serious illnesses (melanoma, diabetes, lupus, Addison's disease and neurofibromatosis are just a few of these), in ... read more

  • 8
    sep
    2013

    Treatment of Skin Discoloration

    Firstly, prevention is essential. Expose yourself to the sun gradually and using appropriate protective filters. And if you have fair skin, your hydrating lotion should contain sunscreen. Not all skin spots are the same, each of them has different origin and depths; that's why they cannot ... read more

  • 15
    aug
    2013

    Tanning and unexpected consequences

    The production of Melanin in our body increases with the increase of the frequency and intensity of the exposure to the sun. Melanocytes, cells located deep in the skin, produce it and their task is to free the melanin in the form of dark granules of pigment. These migrate into the a... read more

  • 28
    jun
    2013

    Skincare: tips to protect your skin over time

    Having beautiful skin is an unmistakeable sign of youth and well-being. Let's see what we can do to keep it healthy and glowing over time. 1) The first thing to remember is that a healthy lifestyle delays skin ageing and helps prevent potential problems. So it's all systems g... read more

  • 14
    jun
    2013

    Treatment for hyperpigmentation

    Hyperpigmentation is the accumulation of melanin caused by a variety of factors which show after birth. Hyperpigmentation is often due to inflammation that persist after acne, a traumatic event, or surgery. For the treatment of these accumulations of melanin different solutions exist: from cryoth... read more

  • 7
    may
    2013

    Glycolic acid and hyperpigmentation

      Definition Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring compound and can be extracted from sugar cane, beet and unripe grapes. It is a carboxylic acid and belongs to the alpha hydroxy group of acids. This substance is widely used in the cosmetics industry. Use Glycolic acid is a... read more

  • 5
    may
    2013

    Kanebo

    After the scandal of Japanese cosmetics giant Kanebo, which, with its whitening creams has caused considerable discomfort to the skin of a large number of Asian consumers, one wonders what the risk-benefit ratio is, after the application of a Whitening Cream. Among the components under scrutin... read more

  • 19
    apr
    2013

    Illegal whitening products

    The agency AIFA, "Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco", has recently highlighted the growing increase of skin whitening products illegal imports.  The article actually refers to a phenomenon that, in Italy, is bringing especially dark-skinned people to use any methods in orde... read more

  • 10
    apr
    2013

    Brown spots, a problem for women

    Hyperpigmentation affects 99% of women and only 1% of men. Its causes are mainly hormonal, but also the massive exposure to UV rays without proper protection can be responsible for it. From an aesthetic point of view, skin spots are as disturbing as wrinkles. Women are most targeted because of... read more

  • 30
    mar
    2013

    Dark spots on face

    Many times dark spots on face are a sign of skin damage. Applying remedies that allow the skin to regenerate will help these marks fade more quickly. These spots are generally caused by hyperpigmentation or an excess of melanin. In some cases you can remove dark spots by home remedies&n... read more

  • 23
    mar
    2013

    The structure of skin: to protect it you need to understand it

    The skin is the wrapping that covers our entire body and protects the tissue beneath it. The structure    The skin consists of the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis.  The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin and is subdivided into the stratum basale, s... read more

  • 22
    mar
    2013

    Ingredients in skin brightening lotions

    To fight skin blemishes, different types of active ingredients for topical use can be employed. Generally, a cocktail of alpha and beta hydroxy-acids combined in various ways can be used, also associated with other substances with a brightening or exfoliating effect, to reduce the synthesis of me... read more

  • 19
    mar
    2013

    Different skin colour, hyperpigmentation is a common problem

    Individual skin colouration can range from almost black to nearly colourless. Geographical influence results in people with ancestors who lived in sunnier areas to have darker skins than the ancestors of individuals with fair skin. This natural selection would have taken to protect the ... read more

  • 10
    mar
    2013

    Face spots

    Worse in summer, they hardly disappear spontaneously and make-up cannot disguise them. These are the face spots, in medical jargon lentigo simplex or melasma. The first are caused by the circumscribed and rounded superficial accumulation of melanin, which tends to appear after age 40, especially ... read more

  • 14
    feb
    2013

    How to choose skincare products

    Choosing a good skincare product can be difficult because you can find every type of product imaginable on the market. There are products for dry skin, combination skin, for sensitive skin, wrinkles, acne, for toning, moisturising, to lighten skin, etc… Given such a wide variety, how do... read more

  • 4
    feb
    2013

    Do you know your Skin Type?

    Knowing about your skin type is important not only for informational purposes but also to be able to choose products correctly and the most appropriate cosmetic treatments. But that's not all: knowing your skin biotype is also important to monitor changes in skin over the years and to know ho... read more