Sunday, May 25, 2008


There are many different foods you can add to your diet to keep your skin looking young and healthy. Carrots, for example, have the same properties as Retin A, and help maintain the outer layers of your skin. Garlic and sweet potatoes are both known for their ability to combat wrinkles, and citrus fruits help hold skin cells together by producing collagen.

Survey: Skin issues peak for women in 40s
LONG BEACH, Calif. (UPI) -- Most women say a skin care professional is the best source for skin care information, but 12 percent seek skin care professionals, a U.S. survey indicated.

Eighty-four percent of women have at least one issue with their skin, and skin issues appear to peak among women in their 40s, who report having four skin care issues, the survey indicated. The survey was conducted by The Segmentation Company, a division of Yankelovich, Inc., for Obagi Medical Products, Inc.

Nearly half of those surveyed -- 47 percent -- said they are not happy with the condition of their skin.

Forty-six percent of all women surveyed said no matter how good their hair or clothes look, they can't feel good about themselves if their skin is in poor condition, the survey said.

The survey of 1,005 women ages 18 to 75 -- with an average age of 43, with 73 percent Caucasian, 53 percent married and with various incomes -- has a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

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