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The Stratum Corneum

1. April 2010

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The stratum corneum (Latin for “horny layer”) consists of dead skin cells that, in losing their living nuclei as they are pushed to the surface by new cells forming underneath them, have been flattened into tiny flakes. These flakes, by their shape, interlock into a shielding veneer. In young skin, his veneer layer is rapidly [...]

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Avoid False Quick Cures

15. June 2008

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Because your acne appears on your face and everyone can see it, you may feel desperate to make it go away.  But because it’s not life threatning, you may feel reluctant or embarrassed to go to your healthcare provider about it.  Certain people prey on that knowledge.  They want to sell you expensive over-the-counter acne [...]

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