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How Black Lives Matter Is Challenging India’s Obsession With Fair Skin
Skin-lightening brand Fair & Lovely, which earned more than $500 million in sales in India last year, announced on June 25 that it would be removing the word "fair" from its products.
For decades, Indian advertisers have propagated an association between skin fairness with career success, beauty, and social status. In 1975, Fair & Lovely was one of the first brands to monetize India's societal desire for light skin by turning it into a beauty product.
Now, this brand which has spent 45 years building itself into a household name with skin-whitening face creams, is trying to revamp its identity.
With hair loss on the rise, Asia's men grapple with what it means to be bald
Despite his father having an "m-shaped" hairline, Alex Han from northeast China never thought he'd experience hair loss in his 20s.
While studies have suggested almost all Caucasian men will eventually face some degree of male pattern baldness -- and around half can expect to lose their hair by middle age -- Asian men, and East Asians in particular, have historically experienced the lowest incidence of hair loss in the world.
A 2010 study from six Chinese cities found that fewer than 3% of men aged 18-29, and just over 13% of those in their 30s, experienced male pattern baldness. Earlier research from South Korea suggested that only 14.1% of the entire male population was affected, while Japanese men were found to develop male pattern baldness approximately a decade later than their European counterparts.
But as Han, now 34, later discovered, genetics isn't everything. Stress, poor diet, lack of sleep and smoking can all contribute to hair loss. And with lifestyles in China changing dramatically in recent decades, so too are the country's hairlines.
Malaysia urges women to wear make-up and 'stop nagging' their husbands in 'sexist' ad campaign on how to avoid domestic disputes during coronavirus lockdown
Malaysian authorities have advised women to wear make-up and avoid nagging their husbands during the coronavirus lockdown, sparking accusations of sexism.
The south-east Asian nation has ordered its 32million people to stay at home to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 2,700 people there.
One showed a picture of a couple hanging up clothes together next to a caption that advised women to 'avoid nagging' their husbands.
Another post said women should imitate the squeaky voice of Doraemon, a cartoon robot cat from Japan that is popular across Asia.
Health experts: Consider canceling your haircuts, facials, and pedicures as the coronavirus spreads
Mitchel Rosen, associate professor at the Department of Urban and Global Public Health, has never gotten a facial, but he imagines right now, having someone's hands touching and massaging your face would be a very, very bad idea.
He says, if you have a haircut, manicure, or facial appointment booked in the coming days or weeks, now is the time to cancel — whether you're high-risk or not.
"People should restrict non-essential appointments and activities," Rosen told Insider. "That means things like haircut appointments and nails."
Study: Gay, Bi Men Have Higher Skin Cancer Rates Than Straight Men
Gay and bisexual men have elevated rates of skin cancer compared to heterosexual men, according to an inclusive study from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.
The data was culled from 2014 to 2018, with respondents in 37 states. Researchers found that rates of self-reported skin cancer were 8.1 percent among gay men and 8.4 percent among bisexual men — higher than the rate of 6.7 percent among straight men. Skin cancer rates were 5.9 percent among lesbians, lower than the 6.6 percent rate among heterosexual women; bisexual women were found to have some of the lowest rates of skin cancer at 4.7 percent.
The causes of the elevated rates among gay and bi men — whether because of factors like HIV, health disparities, or lifestyle decisions — were not made clear in the study. A study published last year found that tanning salons often operate in neighborhoods where many gay and bisexual men live. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital hope to next study causation factors.
THE 3 INGREDIENTS THAT DERMATOLOGISTS WOULD ABSOLUTELY NEVER PUT ON THEIR SKIN
In my quest to cure myself from hoarding every single active ingredient that’s good for my skin in my personal beauty cabinet, I decided to tap the skin gurus’ brains and ask: What ingredients would you actually never use on your own skin? And with that, I come to you with insight to bring with you as you shop beauty shelves for your own regimen. Below, the three ingredients that derms wouldn’t put on their faces.
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3rd American in a month dies during plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic
A mother from New Rochelle, New York, died while undergoing plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic, CBS New York reports. She is the third American to die in a month during a cosmetic operation in the Caribbean nation.
According to her sister, Maxine David, Alexandra Medina was unhappy with her appearance, and asked doctors in the U.S. about undergoing liposuction. However, she was apparently told that she needed to lose weight before getting the surgery.
Her sister says Medina contacted a Dominican doctor through Facebook, who said the surgery wouldn't be an issue. "This doctor was like, 'No problem. We can do it. We can handle it. We've dealt with bigger women, so come here. We'll do it.' And it was obviously also cheaper," David said.
I’m Ugly. Will I Ever Stand a Chance in the Gay Dating World?
I’m 25, just moved back to my hometown, and on three dating apps with no years of relationship experience under my belt. Papi, the truth is I’m beginning to think I’m...ugly. I feel I have a lot to give, but when it comes to getting a boyfriend, I’m scared I don’t look the part. I know it might sound shallow, but it’s all I can think about right now. What should I do, and will I ever find love?
WHAT IS A VAMPIRE FACIAL? SPA CLIENTS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO HIV DURING PROCEDURE
Earlier this week, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) issued an alert urging people who had received “vampire facials” at a spa in Albuquerque to report to the Midtown Public Health Office for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing.
After an inspection of the spa on September 7, the NMDOH determined that its hygiene practices were not up to the required standard and closed it down immediately, according to a statement. The inspection was undertaken after a client developed an infection that may have resulted from a procedure carried out there.
Is There A Cure For Acne? A Vaccine For Breakouts Might Be On The Way, New Research Shows
If you've ever had a cystic acne breakout, you know it's way different from waking up with a few ugly whiteheads, or even a whopper of a zit right in the middle of your forehead. In my own experience, cystic acne feels like your face is covered with tiny, lumpy mountains of pain. Honestly, the most frustrating thing about cystic acne is that it persists. It's really hard to clear up, and if you have it, you've definitely wondered if there is a cure for acne somewhere out there that you might have somehow overlooked.
Well, friends, if you regularly deal with cystic acne like myself, then I have some pretty freaking good news for you: An acne vaccine might just be on the horizon for all of us who can't help but cringe each time a new pimple pops up on our faces. Now, just to be clear, this treatment is still in development, meaning it's not available to the public yet, and it's specifically for people who have moderate to severe acne. In other words, this isn't the remedy you should resort to when you have a quick blip of a period breakout right before your cousin's wedding.
There’s a 50/50 chance that scruffy dude you woof’d has something very disturbing in his beard, study finds
This just in: An alarming new study has found that 47% of beards contain fecal matter, even when washed on the same day.
Acne Sucks Now, But The Universe Will Repay You Later
If you suffer from acne, you know how annoying it is when someone close to you has flawless skin — for absolutely no fucking reason. They don't double cleanse their face every night, they don't layer on an arsenal of serums and potions, and some of the worst offenders go so far as to claim that they just use bar soap. Their clear skin is largely a genetic gift — but that doesn't mean the oily skin the universe gave you is a curse.
In fact, it might actually be more ideal in the long run, as actresses like Gabrielle Union know full well.
9 Crucial Skin-Care Lessons We Learned From Dermatologists
Taking care of your skin can feel like an ongoing battle, particularly if you're not sure where to start. We're constantly being fed trends that put the real, science-backed information on the back burner. Should we be double cleansing? Do we really need to use a toner? How often should we use an exfoliant or peel? Do the face masks that look fun to use actually do anything? How badly will a hangover, our period, or pollution affect our skin?
How SEO has changed the porn industry
Author Jon Ronson explains how search engine optimization or SEO has changed the porn industry and adult movie titles.
An end to cavities for people with sensitive teeth?
Tooth sensitivity commonly occurs when the protective layers of teeth are worn away, revealing a bony tissue called dentin. This tissue contains microscopic hollow tubes that, when exposed, allow hot and cold liquids and food to contact the underlying nerve endings in the teeth, causing pain. Unprotected dentin is also vulnerable to cavity formation. Plugging these tubes with a mineral called nanohydroxyapatite is a long-standing approach to treating sensitivity. But the material doesn't stand up well to regular brushing, grinding, erosion or acid produced by cavity-causing bacteria. Cui Huang and colleagues wanted to tackle sensitivity and beat the bacteria at the same time.