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Archive for the ‘Beauty & Anti-Aging’ Category


Cosmetic Surgery

Many people take a dim view of cosmetic surgery, as they see it as frivolous. It does, at any rate, involve some risk (like any operation) and should therefore not be undertaken lightly. Within the US, critics of plastic surgery have noted that it is legal for any doctor (regardless of speciality) to perform plastic […]

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Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a general term for operative manual and instrumental treatment which is performed for functional or aesthetic reasons. The word ‘plastic’ derrives from the Greek ‘plastikos’ meaning to mould or to shape. It is not connected with modern plastics. The principal areas of plastic surgery include two broad fields. Reconstructive surgery, including microsurgery, […]

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Beauty and Aesthetics

Beauty is the phenomenon of the experience of pleasure, through the perception of balance and proportion of stimulus. It involves the cognition of a balanced form and structure that elicits attraction and appeal towards a person, animal, inanimate object, scene, music or idea. Understanding the nature and meaning of beauty is one of the key […]

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Theories of Beauty

The earliest theory of beauty can be found in the works of early Greek philosophers from the pre-Socratic period, like Pythagoras. The extant writings attributed to Pythagoras reveal that the Pythagorean school, if not Pythagoras himself, saw a strong connection between mathematics and beauty. In particular, they noted that objects proportioned according to the golden […]

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What Makes Someone Physically Attractive?

Physical attractiveness refers to the perception of an individual as physically beautiful by other people. Some aspects of how a person is judged beautiful are universal to all cultures, whereas others are restricted to particular cultures or time periods. Physical attractiveness can have a huge effect on how people are judged — people tend to […]

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Other Determinants of Physical Attractiveness

Proto-typicality as Beauty Besides biology and culture, there are other factors determining physical attractiveness. The more familiar a face seems, the more highly it is judged, an example of the mere exposure effect. It is seen that when many faces are combined into a composite image (through computer morphing), people find the resultant image as […]

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Do Antioxidants Improve Health?

Since antioxidants counteract the harmful effects of free radicals, you would think that we should consume as much as of them as possible. The truth is, although there is little doubt that antioxidants are a necessary component for good health, it is not clear if supplements should be taken and, if so, how much. Once […]

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What Is An Antioxidant?

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an  oxidizing  agent.  Oxidation  reactions  can  produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage […]

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Types of Antioxidants

Antioxidant Nutrients Antioxidants from our diet appear to be of great importance in controlling damage by free radicals. Each nutrient is unique in terms of its structure and antioxidant function. Vitamin E is actually a generic term that refers to all entities (eight found so far) that exhibit biological activity of the isomer tocopherol (an […]

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The Antioxidant Process

Antioxidants block the process of oxidation by neutralizing free radicals. In doing so, the antioxidants themselves become oxidized. That is why there is a constant need to replenish our antioxidant resources. How they work can be classified in one of two ways: •Chain-breaking – When a free radical releases or steals an electron, a second […]

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