Breast size is determined by genetics, hormones including pregnancy, oral contraceptives, weight gain or loss, and perimenopause and menopause.
Females go through puberty at different ages and every girl's journey through puberty is different. Usually breast development starts from the age of 10 on up...then the menstrual cycle and a period start a few years later.
Your question would better be addressed though on a different board such as the Women's Health Community board as this community board is about beauty, skin care, and anti-aging issues. We also have a Women's Health Center for more information. We also have a Sexual Health Community for questions related to those issues about sex.
Please welcome your new moderator Elizabeth. She will be taking over the moderator duties on this board from now on. I have ever confidence that she will be able to help you answer your beauty and anti-aging questions. She's relatively new to WebMD, so please give her a big warm welcome as she had been moderating on the weekend and is now going to be moderating on the weekdays!
I will miss you all, I moderated this board from the start so please come look me up on the Pets board!
That's a good question. I can't see myself personally spending a lot of money on a cleansing brush but some people do like them. I have oily skin and I recently bought a battery operated brush gizmo that's waterproof at the drugstore and it cost under $30 dollars. I have used it for a week or so and I would give it good marks since I can use it in the shower to clean my face. The brush comes off for extra cleaning too.
If you are going to spend money on those sonic type units I would suggest buying it from a retailer with a good return policy just in case you don't like it or want to return it.
Has anyone else tried these kinds of brush cleansers?
Who is your favorite beauty guru? My favorite is Paula Begoun. She has authored a number of books on beauty and skin care and she tells it like it is with the beauty industry. If she doesn't like a product she will back up what she says with research.
Do I agree with everything that she says in her books or website? No, but that's what's I like about her, she doesn't expect you to agree with everything..she just wants you to become a fully informed consumer before you plunk down your money on skin care and beauty products.
I also like listening to her Blogtalk radio weekly broadcasts. I don't have time to listen to them live so I listen to her archived webcasts. She covers everything from plastic surgery to hair care on that show.
Paula Begoun quite funny too. If you ever get a chance to meet her in person like at a book signing -- you should go!
It may take some trial and error to find the sunscreen that you like. Look for small sizes to try and if the store has a tester, try it out. If you wear makeup you may want to look for foundations and concealers with sunscreen.
I have oily skin so I use a tinted sunscreen that has zinc oxide and octinoxate. If you have sensitive skin you may want to look for titanium oxide and zinc oxide as the main ingredients.
What sunscreens do you use? How many of you don't use or skip on sunscreens when you go outside?
Did the wax tear at your skin? Be cautious when using any type of hair removal method like waxing or depilatories as some skin types may be too sensitive for these products. Waxing removes the hair at the root and it can also removes the very top layer of skin along with it.
You may want to see a doctor if your skin is injured or the skin color has changed..
Read more about hair removal methods in this blog by Dr Susan Evans from last summer:
Congrats on having twins! the brown line that runs on your abdomen from pregnancy is called a linea nigra and it's caused by hormones. With time, the line will fade and disappear like a tan. How long it will take, I don't know. With me, it did take a couple of months to disappear. I remember that it peeled off like a fading summer tan!
Since it's spring and summer is a few months away, I would also suggest protecting your skin from sun exposure so that the line doesn't get darker or come back easily.
If you think smoking doesn't age your face, think again. Take a look at this slideshow to see how you may eventually look if you are a smoker. If you are trying to quit and need some motivation take a look at this slideshow too.
Photo 1 of this slideshow has a pair of twins, one is a smoker and one is not. Can you guess which twin is the smoker? Click on the link above to find out.