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Posts tagged skin

June 14, 2018

 

Dry Skin

What's really happening to your skin when it's dry? How can we prevent this itchy, flaky and scaly skin?

May 5, 2017

 

The way skin heals is a complicated process.

Older Skin Takes Longer To Heal

During World War I, scientists observed older soldiers' skin taking longer to heal, but didn't know why. Scientists may finally have an answer.

March 21, 2017

 

Skin has two types of cells for measuring temperature: heat receptors and cold receptors.

Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

January 6, 2017

 

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Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are overselling themselves.

November 17, 2016

 

Although this vein appears blue through the skin, it is actually red due to different wavelengths of light traveling through skin easier than others

True Blue Inside of You?

Did you ever hear that blood is actually blue inside your body, but turns red instantly on contact with air? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 9, 2016

 

There may be a purpose for fingers and toes to wrinkle when wet.

Growing Skin, in the Lab

Compared to other organs, skin may seem kind of simple and boring. But it's actually pretty complex.

February 12, 2016

 

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Cold Heart, Warm Hands

Though hooch makes you feel warmer, alcohol causes your body temperature to drop and can put you at risk of hypothermia.

April 24, 2015

 

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Why Lips Go Dry

Lips are made of very sensitive tissue and, because we use our mouths constantly, are over-exposed to harsh environmental factors.

April 8, 2015

 

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Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

January 26, 2015

 

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Chameleons

Chameleons are nature's mood ring; their color reflects how they're feeling.

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