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Acne bacteria survive by feasting on their hosts

Acne causing bacteria feed on a type of carbohydrate in the body, called N-glycans. It could help explain why acne can be so resistant to treatment.

Men tend to get more severe psoriasis

A Swedish study shows that more men than women suffer severe psoriasis.

Sunscreen from fjord bacteria

A microorganism living in a fjord in Norway will provide you with better protection against skin cancer and malignant melanomas.

New treatment for psoriasis

Three percent of the world’s population suffer from the skin condition known as psoriasis. Researchers are close to developing a treatment that could help millions.

Hi-tech skincare from the sea

New cosmetic products based on nanotechnology and highly adapted production techniques from the Dead Sea are on the way.

Believe in yourself and your skin might improve

New research reveals a link between skin health and how strongly we believe in ourselves and our abilities. People with low self-efficacy are more likely to be plagued by itches than people with high self-efficacy.

Stricter EU rules on parabens

The EU is in the process of introducing a ban on the use of parabens in skin care products for children under six months old because of high levels of parabens in the blood of heavy users of cosmetic products.

Learning about allergies from skin disease

A rare skin disease that gives fish scale-like skin is providing a new understanding of the role skin plays in the development of allergies.

Pimples deserve more respect

Depressions and suicidal thoughts are twice as common among young people who are plagued with lots of pimples. This problem isn’t treated enough and should be taken more seriously, a new study suggests.

Skin care chemicals end up in your blood - and in the Arctic

Many skin care products contain a variety of chemical substances with partially unknown and possibly harmful effects, and these chemicals not only affect your skin.