• Elisabet Salmerón, science journalist

    Which cellulite and how to treat it

    20 Jul Which cellulite and how to treat it

    Cellulite is an aesthetic problem of the skin that affects most women. Insistent advertising tries to take advantage of the complex women have about ai???orange-peel skinai???, promising almost miraculous outcomes but often failing to deliver. But donai??i??t be discouraged. While there is no 100% solution for eliminating cellulite, good diagnosis and proper selection and application of treatments can help reduce cellulite and improve your health.


    Nine out of ten women say they are concerned about cellulite, which is an abnormal fat accumulation that occurs in certain areas of the body (especially the thighs, hips, buttocks and stomach). However, over 30% admitted not doing everything they could to combat it. In most cases this lack of prevention is due to the belief that treatment requires great dedication. But this is not the case. Small daily actions, such as drinking plenty of water and avoiding tight clothing, are a good starting point to combat cellulite. Read More

  • Elisabet Salmerón, science journalist

    The home, a threat to the skin of the hands

    30 Apr The home, a threat to the skin of the hands

    How many times a day do homemakers risk their skin? Dozens of times. Direct and repeated contact with detergents, soaps and other cleaning products, time spent cooking and exposure to high temperatures all mean that homemakers experience frequent problems, especially with their hands and arms. What can be done to alleviate these problems?


    Homemakers have an important role to play, but at a very high price for their skin. Laundry detergents, fabric softeners, soaps, washing-up liquids, bleaches, disinfectants, solvents, etc: daily exposure to these chemicals means that home upkeep and care implies ongoing risk, especially for the hands. Most household products contain substances that irritate the tissues, strip oil from the skin and damage its protective barrier. Read More

  • Elisabet Salmerón, science journalist

    How does my work affect my skin?

    26 Mar How does my work affect my skin?

    Your work may represent a hazard for your skin. Contact with harmful substances and agents, the lack of humidity in enclosed spaces and high levels of stress may causes skin problems and disorders. What can be done to prevent this damage and keep the skin healthy?


    It is popularly said that work is health. But sometimes work has a pernicious impact on the body, especially the skin. According to reliable reports for Spain, for instance, skin disorders are second in the ranking of occupational diseases. The same is true for many other countries. Some skin problems cause chronic lesions that may incapacitate a person for life or oblige them to change jobs, yet these data receive little publicity. Read More

  • Elisabet Salmerón, science journalist

    Donai??i??t forget your feet!

    18 Apr Donai??i??t forget your feet!

    Be they Greek, Egyptian or square, feet support the human body. Aesthetically inconspicuous, they often go uncared for. However, hygiene and daily care of the skin of the feet (washing, moisturizing, etc) are essential for their wellbeing.


    Ever wondered how much attention you pay to your feet? Even though they are hidden away for much of the year, the feet are fundamental for our body as they support our weight and help us retain our balance and move. Thus, foot care is essential to avoid possible injuries, infections and other problems that could harm our skin. Read More