By: Terry Graedon March 13, 2014 5 Comments
    Melatonin May Counteract Aging Due to Ultraviole…

    Exposure to sunlight can damage the skin, leading to accelerated skin aging and increasing the risk of skin cancers. Tissue culture research has shown, however, that a common compound produced in the …

    By: Terry Graedon October 19, 2013 6 Comments
    922 Eating Right for Clear Skin

    Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: We often imagine that acne is inevitable for adolescents be…

    By: Terry Graedon June 17, 2013 9 Comments
    Don’t Use Estrace on Your Face

    Q. A friend recently told me that she used a vaginal cream as her facial moisturizer. Have you ever heard of this and is it dangerous? A. If the vaginal cream contains estrogen, she could be getting a…

    By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2013 5 Comments
    Sunscreen Against Wrinkles

    Sunscreen really does prevent photo-damage to skin. Dermatologists have long maintained that exposure to ultraviolet light speeds skin aging and wrinkling. Now a study from Australia confirms that con…

    By: Terry Graedon March 18, 2013 3 Comments
    Will Snail Slime Make Skin Smooth?

    Q. Is it true that snail slime is found in many facial creams? If so what are the benefits of snail slime? A. We are constantly amazed at the ingenuity of skin care manufacturers. Snail slime does ind…

    By: Joe Graedon October 18, 2012 36 Comments
    Can Hemorrhoid Cream (Prep H) Work for Wrinkles?

    No one likes wrinkles, but could Preparation H work as well as pricey skin creams? Q. I have a friend who says that Preparation H can smooth wrinkles on your face. She has lovely skin, but I am dubiou…

    By: Joe Graedon June 17, 2009 1 Comments
    Cancer Cream Does Double Duty for Wrinkles

    A chemotherapy drug developed decades ago for colorectal and pancreatic cancer is getting attention for its ability to make old skin look more youthful. Fluorouracil cream is prescribed to treat pre-c…

    By: Terry Graedon April 9, 2007 82 Comments
    Can Preparation H Reverse Wrinkles?

    Q. Is it true that Preparation H helps wrinkles on the face? A. Decades ago Hollywood starlets were reputed to use the hemorrhoid cream Preparation H on their faces to smooth out wrinkles. The shark l…

    By: Joe Graedon November 4, 2002 0 Comments
    Can Hemorrhoid Ointment Work For Wrinkles

    Q. I have a friend who says that Preparation H can smooth wrinkles on your face. She has lovely skin, but I am dubious. Could a hemorrhoid product really do any good against wrinkles, or is this an ur…