Dark Forces

There are a number of reasons for those dark circles under the eyes. The Mayo Clinic reports that the most common causes for under-eye circles are:

  • Stress, smoking or alcohol use
  • Rubbing or scratching your eye
  • Allergies
  • Nasal congestion
  • Eczema
  • Genetics
  • Rare beauty

According to the American Academy of Opthalmology, green eyes are the least common natural eye color in the U.S. Only 12 percent of Americans are estimated to have green eyes.

Putting a squeeze on the toothpaste myth

You may have heard that toothpaste is an easy home remedy for a sudden breakout. Experts say otherwise. The harsh toothpaste ingredients can leave skin even redder and more irritated. Look for acne creams or gels containing 1% salicylic acid or 2.5% benzoyl peroxide.

Hair Stats

The average person loses 50 to 100 hairs per day. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hereditary hair loss is a medical condition that affects about 30 million American women.

Food for thought

Fall veggies containing beta-carotene are a great boost of vitamin A. Studies suggest loading up on pumpkin, sweet potatoes and carrots to protect the skin from acne, wrinkles, sun damage, blemishes and dryness.