The natural features of male facial skin tend to affect the technique of clean shaving.
The male facial skin is heterogeneous in morphology and roughness, and male skin has a tendency to heal slower and to develop hyperinflammatory pigmentation. In addition, many males exhibit sensitive skin, with the face most often affected. Source: The male ...
I was totally ready to say this is a complete and utter sham, however I have found two papers that seem to indicate that there is some positive effect from using the Hairmax device.
A Rutgers team (sponsored by Lexington International) concludes (PDF):
This randomized, doubleblind, sham device-controlled, multicentre efficacy
trial indicates that the ...
As per my comment, this was actually asked in the NY Times Science section.
Q. If I tweeze out the single hair that grows from a facial mole, will it cause cancer, as my friend insists?
A. “No,” said Dr. Mark D. Kaufmann, a dermatologist in Manhattan. “Even by cutting, you don’t change the behavior of a mole.”
Netdoctor (a UK site), also agrees with this (...
Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Associations with Skin Color in Pregnant Women in the First Trimester in a Sample from Switzerland concludes "In the most parsimonious model, women with dark skin color were statistically significantly more often vitamin D deficient compared to women with light skin color..."
Similarly, Colour Counts: ...
No proofs of it working, but several examples of it working.
Searching around the net a bit, I am not finding much else than reviews of people trying it out. The reviews are mixed, but overall positive. If anyone can find something more conclusive feel free to post it.
The reviews varies from things like:
this made my skin look irritated and red raw and ...
Drawing on yourself with a normal ball-point pen does not lead to harm since writing ink is considered non-poisonous per Medline. Xylene based writing ink is a concern, though toxicity for the xylene based ink is normally linked to inhalation.
Pen Ink Ingestion:
Per Medline, "writing ink poisoning occurs when someone swallows ink found in writing ...
Emblica officinalis (of the family Euphorbiaceae) also known as Indian gooseberry in the form of fruits contain mostly carbohydrate with moderate fiber content and are rich in vitamin C, with some other unique bioactives. Emblica officinalis extract is Generally Recognized As Safe as a food additive by FDA.
The effects listed below were noted in ...
The question as you posed it was whether "lip balm" in general can make skin dryer. Lip balm can have any number of ingredients. A long list can be found here. ChapStick, the most common brand of lip balm, contains petroleum jelly/petrolatum. A textbook on the subject, Dry Skin and Moisturizers, states: "Petrolatum blocks the evaporation of water from the ...
Yes, some ingredients in certain lip balms can dry out your lips.
An article on WebMD includes this quote:
Some lip treatments do more harm than good, says Steven K. Grekin, DO,
clinical associate professor of dermatology at Des Moines University
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Iowa.
"Many ingredients can cause dryness and ...