Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Smart Lipo – Smarter for Stubborn Fatty Areas Than Liposuction

Fat. It’s part of the human condition. It accumulates under our skin, especially as we get older, right where we don’t want it. Diet and exercise can really help, and they’re good for our general health, too, so they’re the first line of attack against overweight. But sometimes even the high-power gym types, the folks who work out all the time, simply can’t get rid of those lumpy, fatty areas. That’s why a lot of people are interested in a new treatment they’re hearing about called “Smart Lipo.”

What is Smart Lipo? It’s laser liposuction, and it’s a radical advance in “body sculpting” for fatty areas.

I had a client call me the other day about this new treatment – “Is it right for me?” she asked. She is a very fit, active middle-aged mother of three children in college and beyond. “It’s driving me crazy,” she said – “my weenie roll.” What? Saddlebags, love handles, OK, but – what was this?

Turns out that’s what she calls a roll of fat across her lower abdomen, about the size and shape of a ballpark frankfurter. You see, though that part of her is in very good tone, she has a C-section scar like a smile right there, and her pregnancies have loosened her skin just enough that fat accumulates above the scar. She hates the way it makes the front of her pants, not to mention her swimsuit, bulge out.

She doesn’t want a tummy tuck. That would really be overkill, and who wants general anesthesia if you don’t need it? Liposuction… I don’t know if you’ve seen this procedure on TV, but again, there’s general anesthesia, and then all that shoving of the suction equipment – it can even be dangerous in the wrong hands! And it leaves the surface of the loosened skin with grooves and ripples – far from smooth.

So she came in for an exam and consultation, and I explained Smart Lipo to her. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, done in the office under local anesthesia. Here’s the great advance: it uses laser energy that targets the fat cells – and literally melts them away! They are then withdrawn with super-fine tubes. The laser energy also seals off fine blood vessels, drastically reducing blood leakage and bruising in the tissues – and there’s no stitches or scarring. This procedure also stimulates collagen production and causes a tightening of the skin over the area, another benefit over regular liposuction. After the procedure, you wear a compression garment for a week or two. And that’s it!

Smart Lipo is a very gentle, comfortable, low-pain procedure, highly efficient, without all the bulky tubes and vacuum apparatus of the older liposuction procedure. The treatment itself is brief, and down time is also much less, usually a day or two as opposed to a week. Many patients see the results they want after a single treatment.

“Is it safe?” my client wanted to know. Very safe. Smart Lipo has been in widespread use for several years in Europe and South America, and the FDA approved it here in the US over a year ago.

That’s what I told my client about Smart Lipo, and here’s what I want everyone else to know: It is the answer for so many of the fat problems that drive us crazy: besides love handles and saddlebags, the tummy fat, arms and thigh fat, jowls and neck and under the chin fat, back fat, and male chest fat (yes, I am talking about man boobs). So this is a perfect treatment for my client and her abdominal fat, and for anyone looking to remove limited amounts of fat in targeted areas, up to about eight pounds. Anyone desiring to remove more fat than this will want to discuss one of the other procedures with a cosmetic dermatologist or other professional specialist.

But aren’t we lucky to live at a time when technology is giving us such a great, individualized, smart alternative for getting rid of pesky fat?

Author: James Fairfield

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Five Tips for Cellulite Therapy

Today, people don't have to live with cellulites anymore. Science and modern medicine have already come up with some of the best cellulite therapy options. Here are some great tips you should keep in mind while on therapy treatment for cellulite.

1. Look for an Expert

If you have the time and money, you can opt for cellulite procedures. Some procedures used as solutions to cellulite include liposuction, massage and mesotherapy. It is important to look for a certified expert should you choose any of these procedures.

The least possible side effect is an ineffective therapy. In severe cases though you could suffer from a life-threatening injury in the hands of inexperienced practitioners. Ask credentials from cellulite therapists. You should also ask what you should specifically expect during and after the therapy session.

2. Natural is an Option

One of the best cellulite therapies is to go for an all-natural treatment. Natural treatments include a healthy diet, regular exercise and homemade anti cellulite remedies. Other than these, it would also help if you took some nutritional supplement and topical cream solutions. Choosing natural over synthetic products is a better option because you also limit your risks of suffering from ingredient induced side effects. Natural ingredients are highly safe and rarely cause unfavorable reactions in the body.

3. Give it Time to Work

It doesn't happen overnight. Give your cellulite solution time to work. This holds true whether you are using an anti cellulite product or a homemade cellulite therapy solution. Some consumers probably expect to see immediate miracles. When they don't see instant results, they may switch right away to another product. Even with the best product, it will take time for cellulite to go away. Switching will probably just ensure that you won't find a solution to your condition. Be patient.

4. Be on the Look Out

Although the use of many good natural products do not result in side effects, you should still be mindful of small changes in your body. No matter how seemingly effective your chosen cellulite therapy is, you should abandon it immediately if you notice any unexpected reactions. Even with the most natural and safest product, some people with sensitive systems and skins may still get rashes or some other allergic reaction.

The same can be said for therapies conducted in spas and clinics. If you feel that a certain cellulite therapy technique isn't doing any good or is causing you injury, you should immediately cancel succeeding sessions and consult a doctor. In badly done liposuction work, you may have to live with a major side effect for a long time even if you discontinue future sessions.

5. Be Ready to Invest

Procedures like liposuction are expensive. Even cheaper alternatives however may come at a price because you have to maintain them for a period of time. You should therefore clearly understand and accept that you would have to spend some amount to effectively get rid of cellulite. Aside from monetary considerations, cellulite treatment will also take time and effort.

Author: Mandy Adamsen

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Stretch Marks - What you Need to Know!

Most commonly stretch marks are associated with pregnant women. For many, it is a major concern as pregnancy progresses. Often overlooked are those incurred due to growth or major weight gain. These marks can come as a major shock, often causing significant insecurities among teens and singles. I’m surprised to learn how little some really know about stretch marks, how they occur, and what can be done to prevent or diminish them. I get really upset by those fooled into thinking miracle potions or in some cases plastic surgery can get rid of them. So lets clear this up right now!

Stress marks are caused by any type of rapid weight gain. Pregnancy of course is one of the most common occurrences of such weight gain. However most don’t know they are a natural part of puberty for most girls and guys. As is usually the case there are many different theories as to what causes stretch marks. Some assert that stress marks can occur w/o out any weight gain whatsoever. Usually pointing to hormones, genetics, diet, and other things I wouldn’t bother justify by listing here. I would certainly agree some of these elements do play a part. Hormonal differences are present during pregnancy and adolescence. Steroids can cause rapid increases in muscle mass. Family history or genetics is certainly a large factor in increasing your probability of being prone to this condition. So what exactly is a stretch mark?

Simply put, a stretch mark is a scar. Caused by the overstretching or tearing of the skin. They can vary in color from light pink, to dark purple. Over a long period of time, the marks will often fade to a faint pale or silvery white. However the scars remain. Stretch marks can occur anywhere on the body, but will most commonly occur in the breasts, thighs, hips or butt.

Just how in the hell do you get rid of stretch marks? Well the only simple answer is you can’t. Most stretch marks will diminish over time. There are a variety of treatments you can try to help this process along. Lotions and creams can be used to tighten and firm the skin. This may lessen the appearance of stretch marks’ discoloration and depth. Often times this is a temporary solution that subsides as you stop using the product. If a company claims their product can ELIMINATE stretch marks, RUN. There is one thing I can not emphasize enough: DO NOT BREAK THE BANK ON ANY STRETCH MARK DIMINISHING PRODUCT OR TREATMENT IN AN IMMEDIATE GUT REACTION! Give your body time and see how much they fade naturally before spending more than 20 bucks. This is especially true if you are a teenager. Wait until your body is done growing!

Okay so it’s been two years, the stretch marks are still very much there, what about plastic surgery? There are numerous options available that are successful for many people. But results will vary so don’t just expect to look 17 again. Ask for recommendations from your dermatologist or family doctor. Review the doctor’s credentials carefully. How many treatments have they performed? Get “before and after” pictures of previous patients. Price will usually be a factor but treatments such as chemical peels are a lower cost option. Most common stretch mark reduction procedures performed are Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Laser Scar Reduction, and in certain cases Abdominoplasty. Unfortunately your insurance company will not cover any costs, considering treatments a “cosmetic issue”. If you can find one that will, email me, I wanna sign up!

If you’re hitting the beach this weekend or have an upcoming pool party don’t freak out just yet. You can easily make stretch marks less noticeable. Spray on and lotion sunless tanners can help a lot. Note: I am not recommending a “real” tan. Tanning beds and sun will do little as the stretch marks themselves are less likely to tan. You can also conceal stretch marks with body makeup to match your skin tone. This is the most effective in making stretch marks completely disappear. If you’re just laying out or enjoying a few of my favorite Mojito’s with the girls body makeup is the solution. However if your spending much time in the water you may run in to problems, even if you are using waterproof cosmetics. Don’t forget a little creativity in style can go a long way. The new style “boy shorts” will cover upper thighs and buttocks. How about a sassy sarong or jazzy cover-up?

There is nothing you can do to “prevent” stretch marks. However you can reduce the chances of getting them. Proper diet and nutrition is absolutely the single most important thing that is actually in your control. Keeping weight gain at a moderate and healthy rate is important. And not just for that slim figure!

Author: Carol Clifton

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Mesotherapy Treatment for Cellulite

Cellulite is very troublesome condition for anyone who gets affected by it. Especially for woman, it is very demoralizing and because of such unwanted ugly appearance, it becomes difficult for them to come publicly. It is indeed a frustration that we are now capable of sending astronauts into the space for months and the permanent cure for some diseases are still illusive. For cellulite, endermologie is effective but expensive then what should we think about?

Give mesotherapy a shot for cellulite. It is the painless injections of vitamins, medications, minerals and certain amino acids that are just placed beneath the surface of the skin. It is therefore, mesotherapy can also be used for reducing weight, face and neck rejuvenation and hair re-growth apart from reducing and/or treating cellulite.

The injections used for this are prepared individual depending upon its purpose and unlike other medical treatments; mesotherapy is performed directly onto the affected areas of the body and because of this, there are very limited side effects and such injections also reduce the possibilities of drug interactions and allow substantial reduction in the number or amount of medications utilized for every procedure.

Mesotherapy will melt the fats that are present underneath the skin by painless injections and will break up the network of connective tissue fibers that form the cells that trap the fats and result in cellulite. The mesotherapy will break the bands of the connective tissues by injecting small amounts of special medicines in mesoderm (skin layer) to break down the cellulite by improving blood circulation and lymphatic and venous drainage so that the toxins are removed and body gets rejuvenated.

The therapy takes about 10 minutes and is not painful at all since the injections are not given deep into the muscles. Once those injections are given, one can return to her or his normal work. The patients are informed that how many 'sittings' or treatments will be required for the maximum benefits in their initial consultation. However, the treatment is only decided after thoroughly examination of the local area and the degree of cellulite the patient has.

Mesotherapy is very effective and hence, is accepted worldwide. The treatment generally lasts long and the results can be measurable until the patient does not gain more than about 15lbs. The mesotherapy has favorable results for the cellulite that are present on larger areas of the body such as legs, buttocks, hips etc. It is comparatively cheaper as compared to those expensive ultra modern techniques. The therapy does not carry any risk as compared to other radioactive techniques or surgeries.

However, cellulite is the condition that requires sincere attention and hence, along with mesotherapy; certain medications can also be given for better results. Proper diet, change in a lifestyle, hot-packs and physical workout in gym will be very beneficial in treating/reducing the cellulite. One should be careful about the dietary intake and should prevent all those factors that are triggers for developing cellulite.

Author: Raj Kumar

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Homemade Nourishing Creams

A rich nourishing and emollient night cream on the face, arms and other vulnerable parts of the body will help to prevent and heal dry skin in winter. Nourishing preparations include all the skin foods whether they are oil-based or of the moisturizing type, whether they are light and immediately absorbed or heavy and sticky, needing to be massaged into the skin. To make a homemade Glycerine nourishing cream first take two tablespoons of glycerine and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Then mix both the ingredients and use it like a cold cream for skin nourishment before going to bed. It is a good Nourishing Creams.

To make a Marigold nourishing cream firstly take five hundred grams of vegetable lard, one teaspoon of tincture of benzoin, five hundred grams of marigold flower, five hundred ml of spirit of wine. After that place marigold flowers in a big glass jar and wrap them with feeling of wine. Keep it in the sunlight for atleast a week. Shake the jar mundane. Heat veggie lard and when it melts arouse in gist. Add tincture of benzoin to maintain it. As it starts cooling stream into a jar slowly and blend exhaustively. It is better for oily skin. Honey is really helpful for an arid, crude and susceptible rind. To have a wholesome honey ointment for sallow rind, mixture 3 tablespoons lanolin, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tea­spoon lecithin in a bowl and dissolve over a water tub. Slowly make 4 tablespoons hot water to it, beating ceaselessly until it cools.

To make a Cucumber nourishing cream, take four teaspoons of cucumber juice, twenty five ml of distilled water and one teaspoon of tincture of benzoin. Then mix all these ingredients easily. Place the mix in the refrigerator for five to six hours before applying on the cheek and neck. Keep if for twenty minutes and so rinse it away. This is better for all types of rind. To makw an Elder flower cream, mix together 3 tablespoons almond oil, 4 tablespoons elder flower blossoms and 1 tablespoon lanolin in a bowl over a water bath. Let it simmer together for an hour, strain, and then add warm water slowly.

Author: Juliet Cohen

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Homemade Night Creams

Night creams are vital to keeping your rind moisturized. The cubicle rehabilitation of rind is more involved in the night and night creams are designed in such a manner to have the most of these hours. Using a night ointment daily gives your rind the opportunity to fix the harm caused by composition, atmosphere contamination and ultra-violet sunlight rays. Night creams are the response to waking upward with your rind looking refreshed. It is not needed for night creams to be thicker than your regular moisturizer although it is benifical to get a night ointment that is capable to reestablish your skins elactisity and rind rehabilitation. Dab a less night ointment in your palm and so lightly scratch your both hands jointly. This manner the ointment is more well absorbed.

A good night cream should contain collagen, elastin and essential lipids to help refresh your face while you sleep. Night creams are particularly beneficial for dry and very dry skin type when used daily. Choose the formulation carefully on the basis of how dry your skin is - it is important that your skin should not feel overloaded. To maximize your night creams, gently apply a dime-size dab to your skin and use an upward, circular motion to lightly massage the night cream into your face. Do not put night cream on your upper lids before bedtime or you will wake up with puffy lids. Jasmine and rose oils helps to redydrates the skin and frankincense helps in reducing wrinkles and restores tone to slack muscles.

Night creams essentially reestablish vital collagen, lipids and elastin which is a wholesome moisturizer for your cheek. Night ointment is like an often needed vitamin for tired, stressed rind. Be certain to go better maintenance of your rind, day or night and hold an easily supplied fund of nightcreams for house or travelling. If you would care your homemade night ointment to get a fantastic aroma, you can make a fall of your favourite vital oil to the mix. Night ointment repairs the rind to undertake with the daytime harm. Usually they wear't carry the sunlight security element, which is not requiring in the night though its must in the day consumption. Making your own night ointment can be just as better, but with the added benefits of being all natural, as easily as fairly priced.

To make an Almond night cream, take one and half teaspoon of sodium benzoate, take one cup of almond oil, ten gram of beeswax and one medium size avocado then grate the avocado and pinch away its juice. Mix it with almond oil exhaustively. Melt the Beeswax and make it to the mix. Apply on the cheek before going the sheet and rinse the cheek in the dawn with tepid water. To make Apple night cream, take five hundred grams of vegetable fat, one tablespoon of tincture of benzoin, take five hundred grams of apples and
one cup of rose water then put the apples through the blender and make the juice and flesh to veggie fat. Keep the mix on a reduced fire and arouse till it is easily mixed. Remove from the fire and make to it the tincture and rose water. Stir easily and keep in a refrigerator.

Author: Juliet Cohen

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Homemade Moisturizers

Moisturizer helps to remove makeup and make the skin smooth, clean and soft. Moisturizer are available in the market but you can make it easily at your home. MoiLanolin, avocado oil, vitamin E oil, jojoba oil are the natural ingredients of a good Moisturizer. For consumer, the best Moisturizer choice can be confusing. Take the time to choose the Moisturizer that is right for your skin type. There is an enormous array of products to suit your unique needs. Moisturizer should be applied after cleansing and toning. Moisturizer should be applied with the tips of fingers. A light liquid moisturizer should be used for normal and oily skin. The quality and amount of moisturizer can vary from person to person.

Moisturizers are designed to cut water departure from the epidermis. The rind protects us from the sometimes-harsh foreign surroundings, regulates our system temperature, provides sensory input and eliminates waste. They too can defend the roadblock to soot and soil and there is a short-lived feel of fluency when these are used. Honey is a better normal moisturizer. Hair moisturizer is a demand if you suffer shine in your hair. The better manner to recognize if the degree of moisturizer is reduced in your hair is to respect your hair daily and if your hair looks difficult day by day so do use moisturizer for best results. The role of moisturizer is not simply to forbid the departure of moisture and dehydrating of the rind but too to accelerate upward the procedure of cubicle rehabilitation. It must carry the involved ingredients that provide vitamins, minerals etc. to the skin.

Moisturizers slip into two categories: lipids and humectants. Humectants Moisturizers are either absorbed into the rind or remain on the surface of the rind. Lipids Moisturizers blocks moisture from leaving the rind and offer a roadblock and permit rind to best reestablish itself. Do not scratch your cheek while applying Moisturizer as this can harm arid rind and results wrinkles. Use a moisturizer as a home before applying your basis. For better results, look until the moisturizer is arid and so use basis. Herbal moisturizers are simple to take, promptly absorbable and should never blow or annoy. Elta moisturizer for the cheek conditions, protects and does not look overly oily on the rind.

Moisturizers go in respective types, balms and creams are the thickest and greasiest; oils and lotions are lighter and more graceful; gels are clear-cut or translucent and the lightest of all. Overuse of moisturizer is as terrible as not using any. Too more moisturizer can head to clogged pores and blackheads. Coconut oil is wealthy with vitamins and fats that weaken the rind. Cocoa butter combined with coconut oil defend the rind from wind and cool. This moisturizer creates an overprotective bed on the rind’s surface. Sesame oil is too a better manner to defend from damaging sunlight rays as it can be used as a normal sunlight blocker. Just use sweet fruit to your cheek is better. Your rind absorbs the vitamins and minerals. Leave on for 10 minutes or then, so rinse away.

Author: Juliet Cohen

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Face Packs for Oily Skin

In oily rind, oil producing glands are overactive. They produces much oil than is needed, which oozes upward, giving the rind an oily shine. Hormonal imbalances in adolescence reason oily rind. This character of rind is popular in teenagers. The oil secretion in rind increases during adolescent age and decreases as age advances. Hormonal instability may seem during pregnancy and menopause, which head to increase secretion of oil from oil glands of rind. This sort of rind too suffers from blackheads, pimples & acne. Oily rind is caused by over-active glands, which develop a content called Asebum, a naturally robust rind lubricant. When the rind produces overly more sebum, it becomes dense and thick in texture. It needs an exhaustive cleansing procedure to withdraw the surface dirt and unclog blocked pores.

Facial packs that rely on natural scrubs are extremely effective as they clean skin deeply removing dead skin cells. Herbal face packs help smooth the structure of the epidermis. The dust and grime stick to the oily skin and make it look dull and lifeless. This type of skin needs special face packs made to remove the excess oil and keep the skin fresh and supple. There are lots of brands in the market that offer face packs for oily skin. Face packs bring necessary microelements on facial skin that help smooth wrinkles and soften skin. From mineral scrubs one of the most effective is a sea salt facial scrub. This scrub contains minerals of the Dead Sea that have a very good influence upon facial skin. For oily skin wash your face 2 or 3 times with soap and mix Mint juice with rose water and apply to your face and wait 10-15 min and wash with cold water.

Toners make your skin feel fresh, taut and vigorously active. The simplest toner is fresh, pure water. Or even rose water-combined with witch hazel is good for oily skin. The qualities of skin are determined by tridoshas. The Dosha, which is dominant in skin, determines the type and quality of the skin. Peel apple skin and grate and squeeze juice from apple and add same quantity of lime juice and apply to your face. This is good for oily skin. To protect your face from day to day harsh damages we really do not have to spend whole day in front of our mirror instead we just have to be regular. It is also required that you do not use any face cream, lotion or gel which have heavy chemicals in it. Herbal face packs contain herbs that have a disinfecting effect such as chamomile. The usage of herbal face packs is simple. But before you begin, it's recommended to give your face a steam bath.

Oily skin needs special cleansing to keep the pores unclogged. A face pack not only cleanses your skin but it also helps to maintain the firmness of your skin and its balance. For an oily skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 drop lavender oil and 1 drop frankincense oil or juniper berry oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply. There are now so many face packs on the market that sometimes people feel overwhelmed. These scrubs are different depending on a skin type. If your skin is oily, then you should choose a scrub for oily skin. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables-while avoiding oily and spicy food and go easy on sweets-that's for those who have a smooth tooth. This is skin care that works from the inside

Author: Juliet Cohen

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Face Packs for Normal Skin

Face packs are softer and more porous types of facemasks. They improve circulation as well as cleanse and tauten the entire face. There are many types of skin such as oily skin, normal skin, dry skin etc, but normal skin is a perfectly balanced skin. It is very necessary to take care of normal skin because it is mostly affected by pimples and acne. Face packs are very useful to make skin soft and smooth. Face packs are also affected to increase circulation as well as tauten and cleanse the complete face. They are allowed the skin to breathe more and more. Pollution and the daily stress and strain make the skin dull and lifeless, which shows poor health of the person while glowing and supple skin shows that a person is healthy. The dull skin requires a lot of time and repair work to bring it back to the normal. Each person has a different type of skin.

Conversely, a few drops of lemon juice in the summer take care of any excess oiliness. These are not only used for cleanse skin but also maintain the skin tautness. Face packs are also beneficial to remove impurities, dead skin cells and wastes from the skin. One can easily make face packs at home in a few minutes. The juice of fresh fruits and vegetables tone and provide enzymes that help balance and cleanse the skin. Smash or pulp the fresh fruit and vegetables, then add fruit pectin, agar agar, clay or oat flour to firm the mixture so it does not slide off the face. The face pack has property similar to toner. A pack should always be applied after applying a scrubber which opens the pore due to scrubbing effect. Therefore it is important to close down the pores with the help of face pack. On wrinkled or excessive dry skin, remove the mask when it semi-dries.

All natural herbal face pack consist of herbs like holy basil that contains vitamin A & C, anti oxidant that helps in preventing cell damage and lessens aging factor, protect against radiation, damage, liberates oxygen to the skin. Chop up a small sized fresh cucumber and liquidize it with half a cup of yogurt. Apply the mixture for 5-10 minutes, and wash it off. The remainder can be stored in the fridge for future use. This is a refreshing toner for normal skin. All Natural fruit face pack is made from naturally derived botanical fruits.Fruits contain natural hydroxy acids that make the skin smooth and soft while cleansing it deeply. Alpha-hydroxy fruit acids help slough off dead skin cells to reveal the fresh new skin underneath. After washing the face pack, it is must to apply rose water since it prevents the skin from becoming dry.

Facial packs are one of the most convenient methods of face and neck care at home. Some face packs you can make easily and use in minutes. There are many type of packs, you can make at your home. Even with normal skin, there may be seasonal fluctuations. For instance, your skin might feel a slightly drier in winter or a stickier in summer, so vary your face pack accordingly by adding an extra ingredient or two. You can add milk cream or olive oil in the winter to your routine pack to increase its moisturising capacity. For a normal skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 drop geranium oil and 1 drop neroli oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply. Facial masks can be like a much needed spring cleaning, it will exfoliate your skin and remove any buildup of sluggish cells. Cosmetic facial packs nourish skin as well as improve its color, clean and reduce interstice and intensify blood circulation.

Author: Juliet Cohen

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Face Packs for Dry Skin

Face masks are a great way to re-hydrate and refresh the skin. The skin loses its capacity to retain moisture, as we grow old. The extreme climatic conditions to which we get exposed, as we grow old worsen the condition and skin becomes more dry. Most popularly, lotions and creams are used to soothe the dry skin. Using a mild soap or a cleansing body wash might eliminate the problem temporarily. If you suffer from dry skin that feels stretched and rough through the day, using a facemask specially designed to moisten and rejuvenate it might be just the thing you need. A face pack made of fruits rich in vitamins and water can have a good effect on the dry skin. Some of the fruits that can be used are papaya, peach, and banana. Mashed avocado can also be applied to the skin for a glowing effect.

Moisturizing is very important specially in Winters. If our skin is not moisturized well, it becomes dry and flaky resulting in wrinkles. A mild lotion or moisturizer can follow these face packs, to retain the moisture produced by the face pack. Avocado is really good for dry and dehydrated skin. Egg Yolk and Olive Oil are also an excellent moisturizer and honey is a natural cleanser. Fruits that are rich in water and vitamins make for good face packs for those who have dry skin. You can make a paste of papaya or peach and leave it for around 20 minutes and then wash your face. The result would be fresh and youthful skin. Use of face packs varies according to climate, skin type and age also. Face packs may be of different type, for example; face pack made of fruits or sour cream and cream etc.

Herbal face packs help smooth the structure of the epidermis. Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one beaten egg white. Apply on your face and leave for overnight. Wash your face with warm water. This face pack is also very effective for Dry skin. Face packs bring necessary microelements on facial skin that help smooth wrinkles and soften skin. Herbal face packs contain herbs that have a disinfecting effect such as chamomile. The usage of herbal face packs is simple. But before you begin, it's recommended to give your face a steam bath. Use mineral water to freshen your face. Don't use a washcloth-a rough texture can irritate. Use nondetergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin.

Face packs lead to fast and effective removal of dead skin cells, toxins, and slag. Face massage using almond oil makes the skin soft and removes dry skin. Cleanse your face before applying the chosen face mask. Afterwards, rinse with warm water and than apply moisturizer. You can apply face packs on a daily basis and in few weeks you will notice considerable improvement of your skin. It will look younger, the wrinkles will disappear, and the color will get livelier. Scrubs are very good when it is necessary to clean and really get under the skin. Rose water, almond oil, honey, olive oil, and beaten curd can all be used as good face packs. Daily massage or facial sauna with herbal oils and use of mild detergent and fragrance free soap can work wonders on dry skin.

Author: Juliet Cohen

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Homemade Perfumes

Perfume is a mixture of aroma compounds that usually comes from wine, food, fragrance oils and spices and fragrant essential oils. The three most common ingredients in making home made perfumes are essential oils, water and alcohol. Those who are not sure which plants these come from can get these from the specialty store. The use of Bunsen burners commonly used in chemistry class is not necessary for making these home made concoctions. A big bowl, a spoon and a few plastic measuring cups are all that is needed to make a batch and earn those extra bucks. Perfumes are the most well accepted gifts to be given for every occasion. Although there are a variety of perfumes available in the market you can make your own perfumes sitting in the comfort of your homes. You can create your own scents to suit your unique personality.

To have efficient homemade scent, go one complete cup of sweet chopped of blossom blossoms and one complete cup of mineral water. After that Place spotless cheesecloth in a big bowl and the corners of fabric are hanging over big bowl. One can select blossom blossoms like lilac, lavender, and honeysuckle or orange blossoms and go one complete cup of selectable blossom blossoms. And so stream mineral water on the blossom blossoms. Cover all the flowers by pouring water on them. Leave it for over night. Next day in the dawn, pulling the cheesecloth from the bowl and pinch it into a less airtight can. Cool and shop at an arid spot. One can take this scent for about one month from the appointment of manufactured.

To have Homemade orient nights scent, go 4-5 drops of musk vital oil, 2 complete teaspoons of jojoba oil, 4 drops of Sandalwood vital oil and 3 drops of fragrance oil or frankincense vital oil. Then add all oils in the airtight bottle and allow it for settling for about 12-15 hours. One should store in a cool, dark and dry place. Keep in mind that shakes well before using it. To make Falling stars perfume, take 3 tablespoons of ethyl alcohol or vodka, 10 drops of Chamomile essential oil, 2 full cups of mineral water, 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 10-12 drops of Valerian essential oil. Then mix all oils with water in the airtight bottle and shake well gently. After this allow it for settling for about 15 hours. People should shake well before using this perfume. Store it in a cool and dry place.

Author: Juliet Cohen

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Tennis Elbow-diseases

What do doctors call this condition?

Epicondylitis, epitrochlear bursitis

What is this condition?

Tennis elbow is a painful inflammation of the forearm extensor tendon fibers at the point where they attach to the upper arm (humerus) adjacent to the elbow joint.

What causes it?

Tennis elbow probably begins as a partial tear on the involved tendon and is common among tennis players and other persons whose activities require a forceful grasp, wrist extension against resistance, or frequent rotation of the forearm. Left untreated, the condition can become disabling.

What are its symptoms?

The first symptom is elbow pain that gradually worsens and often radiates to the forearm and back of the hand whenever the person grasps an object or twists his or her elbow. Other symptoms are tenderness over the joint and a weak grasp. In rare instances, tennis elbow may cause local heat, swelling, or restricted range of motion.

How is it diagnosed?

Because X-rays are almost always negative, the doctor depends on the person's reports of pain while playing tennis or a similar activity. The pain can be reproduced by having the person move his or her wrist in a manner similar to that used when swinging a racket.

How is it treated?

Treatment aims to relieve pain, usually by local injection of corticosteroid and a local anesthetic and by taking aspirin or Indocin. Supportive treatment includes an immobilizing splint from the forearm to the elbow, which generally relieves pain in 2 to 3 weeks. Some doctors use heat therapy, such as warm compresses and ultrasound, and physical therapy, such as manipulation and massage.

A "tennis elbow strap" has helped many people. This strap, which is wrapped snugly around the forearm, helps relieve the strain on affected forearm muscles and tendons. If these measures prove ineffective, surgical release of the tendon at the hand may be necessary.

Author: Robert Baird

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Facts and Treatment of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of the skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the outer layers of your skin. Your skin protects your body against heat, light, infection, and injury. It also stores water, fat, and vitamin D.

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that occurs in the melanocytes, which are cells in the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis). Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Melanoma may be cured if caught and treated early, but if left untreated the majority of melanomas eventually spread to other parts of the body. Early detection and surgery to remove the melanoma are successful in curing most cases of melanoma; however it is rarely curable in its later stages.


There are three types of skin cancer: the two most common are Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas. They are easily treated and rarely fatal. The third and most dangerous is the malignant melanoma.

Skin cancer is the second most common cancer in the United Kingdom, with about 40,500 new cases each year, of which 6,000 are malignant melanomas. About 1,500 people die from melanomas in Britain every year.

Melanomas can spread two ways: horizontally, which gives rise to the superficial spreading melanoma, or they can grow downwards and the cells will invade the lymph glands, which is much more dangerous.

Over the past 60 years, damage to the planet's ozone layer has increased the amount of harmful radiation that reaches your skin.


Skin cancer begins in your skin's top layer — the epidermis. The epidermis is as thin as a pencil line, and it provides a protective layer of skin cells that your body continually sheds. The epidermis contains three types of cells:

Sunburn and Ultra Violet light exposure causes maximum damage resulting in DNA damage to the skin. The body can usually repair this damage before gene mutations occur. But when a person’s body cannot repair the damaged DNA, then it results in skin cancer.

Squamous cells lie just below the outer surface.
Basal cells, which produce new skin cells, sit beneath the squamous cells.

Melanocytes, which produce melanin — the pigment that gives skin its normal color, are located in the lower part of your epidermis. Melanocytes produce more melanin when you're in the sun to help protect the deeper layers of your skin. Extra melanin produces the darker color of tanned skin.


Freezing. Your doctor may destroy actinic keratoses and some small, early skin cancers by freezing them with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). The dead tissue sloughs off when it thaws. The treatment may leave a small, white scar. You may need a repeat treatment to remove the growth completely.

Excision: Small cancers can be removed by excising them out. It will be done under local anaesthetic.
Laser therapy. A precise, intense beam of light vaporizes growths, generally with little damage to surrounding tissue and with minimal bleeding, swelling and scarring. A doctor may use this therapy to treat superficial skin cancers or precancerous growths on lips.

Radiation therapy. Radiation may destroy basal and squamous cell carcinomas if surgery isn't an option.

Mohs surgery. This procedure is for larger, recurring or difficult-to-treat skin cancers, which may include both basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Your doctor removes the skin growth layer by layer, examining each layer under the microscope, until no abnormal cells remain.

Author: Peter sams

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Makeup That Lasts: Waterproof Cosmetics

Waterproof makeup is very convenient because it helps keep makeup looking fresh and clean. Because of its unique qualities, water-resistant makeup is often used for special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or maybe even prom night. The makeup will not run or come off on delicate clothing, and it stays looking great much longer. Waterproof cosmetics contain a special form of dimethicone called dimethicone copolyol. This is a waterproof version of the same oil, formulated to adhere to skin and hair.

There are some women who may choose to go with waterproof everyday because of their profession. Wearing water proof, smudge proof or sweat proof cosmetics means that you'll look great all day or all night. Waterproof cosmetics should not be used by women suffering from eyelid dermatitis. Eyelid dermatitis is an allergic reaction to compounds that come into contact with the skin. While waterproof cosmetics are useful for events such as weddings, anniversaries, prom night, or other special occasions, excessive use can lead to potential damage to the skin. The best option is to save waterproof make-up for those rare occasions. Water proof eye products are especially terrific because our eyes tend to water, to get rubbed and to be generally irritated more than the rest of our faces.

Most cosmetics have an ingredient called dimethicone, which is a silicone-based oil. Dimethicone helps keep skin soft and assists in giving a smooth application of the product. Waterproof eye shadow means not having to reapply partway through an evening at a hot, crowded club, and since those places never have decent mirrors, you'd better plan to go home with the same makeup you wore in. Many women prefer cream eyeliner and shadow because it goes on more smoothly, but you can also set it more securely with powder. Waterproof cream to powder eyeliner is a powerful makeup combination: getting your eye makeup in waterproof forms is a great way to beat summer heat, winter rains and raccoon eyes at the end of a long day.

Author: Simon Merkel

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Making Your Own Homemade Hair Dye

If you want to color your hair, but have concerns about the safety of commercial hair dyes there are alternatives. The safety of commercial hair coloring products is not known. Some ingredients are thought to produce health risks. There are many common household ingredients that can be used to create homemade hair dye solutions. You probably have some of them in your pantry right now. The ingredients you use will depend on the color you want to achieve. There are many different products that can be used to color your hair. Many of these items are probably in your kitchen right now. For example, you can use food coloring or powdered drink mix to color your hair temporarily.

To try and remove hair dye stains, simply rub toothpaste, preferably the kind that contains scrubbing granules, on the area. If your goal is to cover grey hairs, try making a mixture of rosemary and sage. Mix the ingredients in water and allow them to simmer for about a half hour. Once it has simmered, remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to steep for a few hours. Apply to the hair and let it dry completely. Then wash and rinse your hair with your normal shampoo. When it has dried, you will see the results. Made from such products, homemade hair dye can be used to produce everything from bright yellow to deep red or blue, without the unpleasant effects of typical hair dye chemicals.

Another homemade hair dye can be created using walnut husks and water. To have this dye, merely boil the husks in water for about 15 minutes. After boiling, stress the mix and take the liquid to distort your hair. This homemade hair dye is better for making brown hair darker. Kool-Aid beverage mixture is a favorite favourite for making homemade hair dye in shameful colors. Another manner to wrap gray is to take walnut husks. This component works better for brown hair. Mix and simmer on the stove for a half minute. Allow the mix to precipitous for a minute or then until chilly. Apply the tone to the hair and permit it to dry. Then wash the tone from the hair. People with susceptible rind who need to withdraw hair dye stains should put in a professional hair dye remover. They can be establish in beauty supply stores or bought immediately from a hair salon.

Dishwashing soap can effectively remove hair dye stains, especially when mixed with either baking soda or lemon juice. Simply rub over the area until the stains fade. If you want to be a red head, consider using kool aid for your homemade hair dye. This gives a very vibrant shade of red, depending on how it is done. Mix the powder with a little water and apply to the hair.

Another homemade hair dye can be created using walnut husks and water. To make this dye, simply boil the husks in water for about 15 minutes. After boiling, strain the mixture and use the liquid to color your hair. This homemade hair dye is good for making brown hair darker.

There are tons of homemade hair dye recipes to be found on the Internet. A simple search can yield thousands of interesting ideas. Keep in mind that some recipes are meant to enhance your natural hair color or cover grey hair, while others are meant to provide a completely different look. Take the time to perform a bit of research and you’re sure to find a homemade hair dye recipe that is right for your hair, giving you freedom from toxic hair chemicals.

Author: Alien

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Homemade Face Creams and Moisturizers

Moisturizer helps to remove makeup and make the skin smooth, clean and soft. Moisturizer are available in the market but you can make it easily at your home. MoiLanolin, avocado oil, vitamin E oil, jojoba oil are the natural ingredients of a good Moisturizer. For consumer, the best Moisturizer choice can be confusing. Take the time to choose the Moisturizer that is right for your skin type. There is an enormous array of products to suit your unique needs. Moisturizer should be applied after cleansing and toning. Moisturizer should be applied with the tips of fingers. A light liquid moisturizer should be used for normal and oily skin. The quality and amount of moisturizer can vary from person to person.

Since moisturizes are among the most used and prescribed products for the skin, unfortunately, the cosmetics industry many times advertise loudly for unsubstantiated effects. Lanolin has good water absorbing properties. Avocado oil has skin penetration properties and is rich in vitamin A and B. Milk protein helps to soften dry and wrinkled skin. Honey is a better normal moisturizer. Hair moisturizer is a demand if you suffer shine in your hair. The better manner to recognize if the degree of moisturizer is reduced in your hair is to respect your hair daily and if your hair looks difficult day by day so do use moisturizer for best results. The role of moisturizer is not simply to forbid the departure of moisture and dehydrating of the rind but too to accelerate upward the procedure of cubicle rehabilitation. It must carry the involved ingredients that provide vitamins, minerals etc. to the skin.

Moisturizers slip into two categories: lipids and humectants. Humectants Moisturizers are either absorbed into the rind or remain on the surface of the rind. Lipids Moisturizers blocks moisture from leaving the rind and offer a roadblock and permit rind to best reestablish itself. Do not scratch your cheek while applying Moisturizer as this can harm arid rind and results wrinkles. Use a moisturizer as a home before applying your basis. For better results, look until the moisturizer is arid and so use basis. Herbal moisturizers are simple to take, promptly absorbable and should never blow or annoy. Elta moisturizer for the cheek conditions, protects and does not look overly oily on the rind.

Avocado moisturizer:

Take one teaspoon honey, 200 gm curd, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, a medium size avocado. Mix honey and the pulp of avocado and make a thick paste of it, then add lemon juice and curd to make stiff cream. Keep in fredge for half an hour. Massage the mixture well on face and neck, leave it on for one night and you will see a luster to your skin.

Author: Alien

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Hair Removal Options for the Bikini Area

Laser hair removal bikini treatments are a revolutionary way for women to rid themselves of unwatned hair in the bikini area. Waxing and sugaring are the best ways to remove hair from the bikini area. Laser hair removal bikini procedures have become an increasingly common treatment for women to undergo. This growing trend has a lot to do with the low-rise and hipster fashion style. With less fabric covering women, unwanted hair has become more of a nuisance than ever before. Women are continually choosing to go bare and temporary hair removal methods are no longer sizing up. Bikini waxing hurts, and hurts a lot more than laser hair removal.
Getting a bikini wax is about as much fun as slamming your pinky in a door. The Brazilian wax is the cutting edge bikini for women.

It gives you the smoothest tush, labia majora, and mons pubis that you can get. It is way better than shaving this sensitive area and when the hair grows back it's softer, less stubbly, and less itchy. A full brazilian bikini procedure is perfect for those who have a preference for nothing more than a neat strip of hair. The Brazilian wax is the cutting edge bikini for women. It gives you the smoothest tush, labia majora, and mons pubis that you can get. It is way better than shaving this sensitive area and when the hair grows back it's softer, less stubbly, and less itchy. Many women request a Brazilian because it gives a clean smooth feel, and the freedom to wear even the most revealing swimwear and lingerie.

Laser hair removal bikini treatments can significantly reduce, and in some cases completely eradicate, the hair from the bikini area. Bikini hair removal treatment takes only 10-15 minutes per session. Treatments need to be repeated every six weeks or so for an average of 4-8 treatments. Bikini line hair removal can make you feel more confident. There are many options for removing unwanted bikini line hair, including laser hair removal, electrolysis, depilatory creams, waxing, and shaving. Electrolysis is a method in which each hair is treated individually. Electrolysis can be painful and there is a risk of scarring and infection. The option you choose should fit your needs in terms of money, time, permanence, and comfort.

Author: Simon Merkel

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Beautiful Skin - Best Natural Remedies for Beautiful Skin

Everyone wants to have smooth and beautiful skin. You can achieve this by gathering the following ingredients, and following the simple steps below. It's simple and takes little time.

In fact there are many useful for skin components in mineral water. Expensive thermal sprays can be changed with mineral water. Small drops of mineral water are like micro massage for skin and it moistens skin greatly. Sprinkle face with mineral water once a day. Especially it is useful in winter. If you have carbonated mineral water, you need to keep it opened for 30-40 minutes before using. If you like the idea to use mineral water, here you’ll find some recipes of nice masks for different types of skin.

The keys to beautiful skin are maintaining the skin's acid mantle and a rapid turnover of skin cells that also rebuild damaged collagen and elastin to maintain strength, elasticity, and resiliency. This rapid turnover maintains ample levels of the water-holding proteoglycans and GAGs. The biocirculation (sometimes called the microcirculation) of capillaries and small blood vessels must constantly be renewed - damage to the microcirculation, which is common during aging, impairs nutrient flow to the skin - and produces the ‘graying” of skin associated with aging..
Vinegar has a tonic action that promotes blood circulation in the small capillaries that irrigate the skin. It is also antiseptic, preventing the proliferation of bacteria, viruses, or yeast that trigger infection. It can dissolve excessive fatty deposits at the surface of the skin and reduce scaly or peeling conditions. Lastly, vinegar regulates the pH of the skin. Vinegar is most effective when used with lavender, rosemary, rose, or elder flower. It is essential to use top-quality white wine or cider vinegar. Dry any fresh plant material for two days before using.
Best Natural Remedies for Beautiful Skin
Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and leafy green. Good nutrition is the basic building block of healthy skin.

Drink plenty of water every day. (I fill a carafe to remind myself.)
Treat your skin gently: Don?t pull, scratch or scrub your skin harshly. Be very gentle when you clean it, moisturize it or makeup on it beauty skin care. This will lessen the chance that you'll damage your skin and get wrinkles.

Wear Sunscreen, even on cloudy days and in winter. Use a good-quality, high-SPF sunscreen. Sun damage is the single most important cause of premature aging.

Beauty sleep: 'Getting your beauty sleep' is not a hyped notion of divas. Your skin actually rejuvenates itself while you sleep. A good eight hour sleep is a 'doctor's prescription' if you want to look fresh and beautiful in the morning. Sleep deprived skin looks sallow, dull and tired and the eyes get puffy.

Grind one small carrot and squeeze the pulp to remove the juice. Apply the juice on your face and let it dry. Then, wash with cold water and wipe your face dry. This helps to rejuvenate your skin
Avoid getting chemicals like hair gel and sprays on your skin. They clog pores and can even harm the skin.

Use Facial masks: Facial masks helps a lot keeping a beautiful skin. It is a great beauty skin care. Find recipes for preparing your own facial mask here, Face masks.

Natural Skin Care Products Finally, look for natural skin care products that have certified organic ingredients in them. This may help in avoiding skin allergies, as many of todays products have toxins in them.

Author: Peter sams

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Expert Skin Care Tips for All Skin Types

A number of breakthrough lotions formulas are being released in the market. There are different variants of bath lotion for dry skin, oily skin, and normal skin. There is also what's is called milk bath skin lotion.That every one can use to maximize that nourishing effect. Choosing the right lotion for your skin is essential to ensure that perfect glow.

Enjoying a good night sleep makes the mind work more effectively and helps you make decisions more easily and effectively. A good nights sleep also helps you feel more energetic and this can also help control your body weight. You can also make your decisions with less stress. Sleeping well at night makes our immune system more effective and this help to keep us healthier.

You will be assigned a dedicated Spa Consultant who will find you a suitable programme and schedule in regular calls or email with your objective in mind.

If you are feeling tired or fatigued after a busy day the last thing you want to do is exercise. This can lead to apathy and subsequently more serious health problems which are associated with a inactive life style. By having a good nights sleep you give your body more energy and you'll be more enthusiastic and feel more motivated to exercise.

Switch to physical (a.k.a. mineral) sunscreens, which remain on the surface of your skin and aren't absorbed into your system. (Physical sunscreens typically contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.) I love the Blue Lizard Suncream from Australia, which is available in many major U.S. chains.

Don't "Wine" About Lipstick. If you have trouble getting lipstick marks off wine glasses (which should only be washed in plain hot water, by the way - no soap!) then simply hold the lipstick-stained part of the glass over a steaming tea kettle and then wipe the lipstick off with a soft cloth.

Makeup should be used to help you look good and feel better. Find your basic makeup essentials to create a radient - looking complexion and then experiment with deifferent colors, textures and cosmetics items to accentuate your features and enhance your face. Improving your appearence will boost your confidence and self esteem.

By taking a walk every morning you will encourage your body to be energized and you'll, feel much more prepared for the day ahead. In addition an added benefit will be your joints will be more flexible and you'll become less prone to aches and pains associated with lack of mobility.

If you have the perfect mouth, then you have the option of following your own lip line and not using a pencil to line your lips. Merely brush the lipstick (either with a lipstick brush if you are using a tubelipstick, or with a wand) on your lips. If you want your upper lip to look more protruding, do this with your highlighter: Notice the cleft, or indentation, between your nose andupper lip. Put a lighter foundation or a highlighter there-it reflects light and makes the upper lip look as if it is protruding.

Love the skin you're in. It's a popular phrase and the focus of a major marketing campaign - and it's much easier said than done. The skin is the first line of defense against all elements, disease, infection, dirt, germs and foreign objects. It's no wonder, then, that the skin care industry is booming!

Stop using retinoids (like Retin-A, Tazorac, or Differin, for example) and over-the-counter products with retinol. They are in the same family as Accutane, which you may already have been told to avoid.

Exfoliate Exfoliation is the step most people skip in their weekly skincare routine. But trust me, if you start properly exfoliating your skin, you will notice an almost immediate difference. According to Berg, one of the reasons men's skin looks more youthful than women's is because men tend to exfoliate daily when they shave. There are several ways to exfoliate skin: Microdermabrasion, chemical peels and retinoids.

Moisturize While I know of at least one famous beauty editor who swore skin doesn't need moisturizer, basically everyone else I've read disagrees and is an adamant believer in it. A basic law of beauty is that everyone, no matter her skin type, should moisturize. Even if your skin is oily, it will benefit from moisturizers. (The only exception is those with acne). Why? Moisturizers seal moisture into skin (Berg calls this the 'Saran Wrap effect'). So how much should you moisturize? Your skin will tell you.

Author: Peter sams

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Benefits of Oxygen Facial

1) Like all living things, our skin needs oxygen to survive, reproduce and regenerate. In younger skin, this process is very efficient, but as we age, the micro capillaries degenerate and skin does not receive the nourishment it needs. As a result, the metabolism of our skin cells slows collagen and elastin content drops and fine lines, discoloration and wrinkles begin to appear. Sun exposure, air pollution, extreme hot and cold variances, diet fluctuations, worry and day-to-day stresses and strains of life affect the condition of your skin. Adding oxygen to your facial treatment will soothe and refresh your skin naturally, like no other treatment.

2) Oxygen is essential to the health and maintenance of skin cells in the human body. With age, skin loses its ability to retain and utilize Oxygen for normal metabolic processes, such as repair and regeneration. When oxygen is lacking at the cellular level, our skin begins to age—sometimes prematurely. Facials with Oxygen help nourish and rejuvenate dull skin.

3) So why does oxygen work to make our skin smoother and softer? The theory behind oxygenated beauty is that we all need oxygen for survival. Oxygen is what revives and replenishes the cells in our body. However, due to the pollutants in our environment today, our oxygen content has been greatly reduced. It is also true that as we age, oxygen does not reach our skin cells as efficiently, which is what leads to the aging process. The result can be thinner skin and the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. An oxygen facial will replenish the amount of oxygen that the skin receives, leaving it hydrated, plumper and younger looking.

4) To receive a facial is one of the best skin care decisions you can make! Your anti-aging skin care facial treatment will purify, detoxify, stimulate circulation, improve circulation, heal the skin, prevent skin damage, revitalize the skin and soften lines and wrinkles. The basic steps for a facial skin care treatment are 1. Cleanse, 2. Exfoliate, 3. Massage, 4. Apply mask,
5. tone, and 6. Hydrate. See below for the many choices to help enhance your natural beauty and restore a more youthful appearance.

5) Oxygen has incredible regenerative powers. For decades, doctors have not only recognized this fact but also used it in the treatment of burns, gangrene and wounds that simply would not heal otherwise. In an oxygen rich environment, bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections simply do not survive. Moreover, high concentrations of oxygen trigger the bodies own healing functions. If you are severely burned or cut, the skin will rapidly heal in such a favorable environment.

6) If you have blemishes, target each pimple, or enlarged pore area directly with the Verseo. For a quicker response, lift the bulb slightly off the skin and adjust as necessary, so that the Verseo is still working. Pulling too far away will stop the Verseo's action. Go around each pimple or enlarged pore for 30 to 40 seconds at a level as high as comfortably tolerated.

7) If you want beautiful, glowing, clear skin then you need to come in for our pumpkin anti-aging facial, designed to treat the face & neck. The pumpkin facial goes a step beyond traditional facials, its designed to give your skin the deepest pore cleaning action, face rejuvenation and glowing skin you have ever seen! We will make your skin look perfect for all your holiday pictures. Series of 3 recommended for best results.

Author: Peter sams

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Caring for Oily Skin Types

Beautiful, healthy skin starts with cleansing and toning – an important step for both morning and night-time skin care. There are 5 basic skin care types: Oily, combination, sensitive, dry & sun-damaged. Oily skin has a terribly negative effect on self-esteem as well as body image. Greasiness and shine often outweigh acne concerns. Oil (sebum) is produced by sebaceous glands. Normal sebum production performs the important job of lubricating your skin. Sebum also carries with it dead skin cells shedding from your hair follicle walls. The amount of sebum an individual generates is determined by genetics (and often increases during adolescence). While excess sebum is not directly responsible for acne, it can contribute to clogged pores.

In this kind of skin, oil producing glands are overactive. They produces more oil than is needed, which oozes up, giving the skin a greasy shine. Oily skin tends to look thick, shiny and dully colored, and is often susceptible to skin maladies such as acne, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples as the excess oils in the skin manifest If you want a good skin, the most important thing is to take care of it daily. First you cleansing your face. It is necessary to clean skin and the pores to remove dirt, dust, excess oil, salt, and waste coming within and coming from outside the body. Wash your face and other skin of body with plenty of water to get it cleaned.Second skin toner should be utilized to revitalize the skin and to get it a proper complexion.

Toning improves blood circulation in the skin and helps skin tissues to remain tight and firm. Use oil-free, noncomedogenic sunscreen whenever sun exposure is expected. If you skin is extremely oily (e.g. oily even after basic cleansing), you can follow with alcohol-based toner with salicylic acid. Some people with oily skin may benefit from a clay/mud mask once a week. Nourishing is very important to maintain the natural oil of the skin to make the skin lively. Different vitamin skin cream could be used to nourish the skin. Skin gets dry and looses its gloss. To give it the real look moisture should be applied from outside in the form of cream or lotion. It is better to use moisture just after bath. You could also use a clay mask (say once a week) as an oily skin care measure.

Author: Simon Merkel

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Treatments of Eczema – Eczema Healing & Rejuvenation Plan

I have created an Eczema Healing & Rejuvenation Plan. Here is what you should expect from any such plan created to clear your eczema and rejuvenate your body.

The Eczema Healing & Rejuvenation Plan is part of a bigger, organic raw and living food education and detoxification system entitled: Superior Health.

The Eczema Healing & Rejuvenation Plan is a fourteen day deep cleaning, skin rejuvenation program that will eliminate stored waste from your body and revitalize every cell in your system.

It is a gentle detoxification program that will begin the process of restoring your skin to its youthful, smooth condition. You will begin to notice your skin become firmer and more toned within a few days.

Its purpose is to change your health regime; in a very short period of time you dramatically transform the condition of your body. Hopefully as a result of following the plan you will adopt some new and powerful habits that will continue after the initial two week period.

If you want to continue long term there is a more advanced program that will transform your lifestyle and create a level of well being most people have never before experienced. Such as feeling tremendously energetic all day long.

Any The Eczema Healing & Rejuvenation Plan should:

- Increase wound healing rate

- Create smoother skin

- Gentle detox your whole system.

- Tone and strengthen your body

- Rejuvenate your immune system

- Increase your energy levels

- Increase self esteem

Any such plan will ensure you consume a lot of raw, organic foods which will include lots of green vegetables, fruit, pulses, wholegrains and one or two super foods.

You can follow any plan whatever you do for a living. If you work, attend college or university, are a stay at home mom or whatever, the plan should be easy to follow.

As a result of following such a plan your skin will be totally transformed.

Author: Janet Simpson

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Treatments of Eczema – Detox to Heal Eczema

Cleansing your body is the foundation to superior health. The first thing to do if you want to change your health is to cleanse your body.

Detoxifying your system happens of its own accord every single day. It is a natural body function. Your body uses various organs and methods for detoxification. Your skin, bowels, urine, your lymph and your breathing.

However, in the West (particularly in the US and UK) you need to speed up the cleansing process as your body may become overwhelmed by the amount of excess waste and toxin your body must process.

This additional waste is produced from the foods you eat and your life style and because of the ever increasing pollution we are exposed to.

The best way to kick start your new health regime and to eliminate probably years and years of hidden waste is by following a gentle detox for between 5 and 8 days.

If you follow a three day cleanse be sure to begin on a Friday when you have the weekend to relax and chill whilst your body is working overtime.

To follow a three day apple fast purchase a box of organic apples from your green grocer. Ensure you pick three or four varieties and eat as many as you wish over the three days.

After your cleanse you should feel revitalized, rejuvenated, more energetic and your skin should be much calmer.

The best way to change your health for the better is with a gentle detox.

Author: Janet Simpson

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What Do You Know About Scabies (scabetic Eczema)-skin Disorders

Diagnostic Hallmarks

Distribution: finger webs, elbows, axillary folds, buttocks, breasts, and penis

History of contagion (family members or sexual partner with evidence of similar disease)

Identification of the mites, feces, or ova in scrapings from lesions

Response to therapy

Clinical Presentation

Scabies is basically a vesicular disease but the intensity of itching leads to such vigorous scratching that vesicles are destroyed as quickly as they are formed. This results in a presentation that almost always appears predominantly eczematous in morphology. Careful examination in a suspected case usually does reveal an occasional intact oval or linear vesicle (burrow), but these are terribly easy to overlook. The width of scabetic burrows is about 1 mm, and the length is generally 1.5 to 3.0 mm. Inflarnmation is prominent in excoriated lesions but is variable around intact burrows.

The distribution of lesions is quite characteristic. Burrows and excoriated papules are most commonly found in the web spaces of the fingers, around the elbows, on the anterior axillary folds, and over the buttocks. The breasts in women and the shaft and glans of the penis in men are also frequently affected. In patients with chronic infestation, widespread involvement of the trunk and extremities may also be noted. The face, except occasionally in infants, is normally spared.

Initially, burrows and eczematous papules are few in number, isolated, and widely separated. The scattered nature and small size of the eczematous lesions is a valuable diagnostic clue during the first few weeks of infestation, but this feature is lost in well-established cases of many months duration.

A history of contagion is an important diagnostic feature. Therefore, patients should be queried about the presence of pruritic eruptions in family members, friends, and sexual partners. In instances where clinical suspicion is high, it is permissible to attempt confirmation of one's diagnosis through a therapeutic trial of antiscabetic medication. Rapid response, as measured by abrupt cessation of itching, is tantamount to proof of diagnosis.

Identification of the mite in scrapings from lesions is theoretically desirable but is not always possible. In fact, scrapings carried out from any lesion other than an intact burrow are so rarely positive they are not worth the effort. When an intact burrow is present, the roof can be lifted off with a thin scalpel shave technique. This roof, together with material subsequently scraped from the base of the burrow, is then transferred to a microscope slide. A drop of immersion oil is placed over the scrapings, and a coverslip is applied. Examination under low power will regularly reveal mites, ova, or feces.

Atypical Manifestations. In a small number of patients a residuum of long-lasting, dome-shaped, erythematous, pruritic nodules remains after treatment has been completed. These papules and nodules are most commonly seen in young men, particularly around the waist and in the groin. These lesions do not contain live mites, instead, they apparently form as an immunologic response to scabetic antigenic material that remains after treatment. The lesions do eventually disappear but their resolution can be hastened by the intralesional injection of triamcinolone.

Under some circumstances (very poor hygiene, marked immunosuppression, or in institutionalized persons), scabetic infestation can become overwhelming, so that the entire body is involved in a generalized eczematous eruption. Such widespread infestation, sometimes severe enough to be termed exfoliative erythrodermatitis, has in the past been known as Norwegian scabies.

Author: Robert Baird

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The Natural And Medical Treatment Of Acne - Revealed

Acne is a skin disorder that affects mostly teen-agers and adolescents, although adults can experience breakouts of acne as well. Many attribute acne to the raging hormones in a teen's body, but acne has several other causes as well, such as:
* Diet
* Exercise
* Adverse reactions to products put on the face
* The release of harmful chemicals or toxins in the body
* Stress

Don't be too alarmed, however, as there are treatments for acne and knowing the causes of acne listed above can help you prevent the embarrassing and unsightly condition.

On a more scientific level acne is primarily caused by the hair follicle and the sebaceous gland that comes with it. Lesions and inflammation usually occur in areas where the sebaceous glands manufacture too much oil or may have an accumulation of dirt and grime. Excessive shedding of skin, which sometimes occurs during puberty, may also contribute to acne.

Severe acne can heavily affect the facial tissue and leave marks or scars on the face. Treating the scars left by acne may need surgery or laser treatments to help improve the quality of the skin.

Treatment of Acne

Mild acne can be resolved just by changing the teen-agers lifestyle and diet. Treatment of acne is as easy as just getting better sleep and eating the right foods.

These are primarily fruit and vegetables (ideally organic because they don't contain harmful chemicals such as pesticides or growth hormones). Good hygiene and paying attention to what you are putting on your skin also help in the treatment of acne. Keep in mind, however, that severe cases of acne may require medical treatment.

Are Pimples And Acne The Same Thing?

Yes acne and pimples are basically the same thing, pimples are simply a larger, puss filled form of acne. To treat pimples the puss needs to be released, but don't "pop" them yourself, your hand often carry oil and dirt that will get into the pimple making the problem worse.

Go see a dermatologist as they will prick the pus filled inflammation with a sterilized needle and provide a way out for the pus. This type of treatment of acne is temporary and still needs to have a follow up form of medication for ingestion or application.

Other dermatologists may also prescribe anti-pregnancy pills as a treatment of acne. The hormones that the pills release can effectively balance the hormones that an adolescent experiences during puberty. This is one treatment of acne that effectively addresses the disorder itself instead of just the symptom or manifestation of skin disorder.

Aims of the Treatments

The treatments of acne aim to control and manage the production of excessive sebum, the hormone imbalance and the symptoms of acne. If you address the causes of acne directly, you do not have to experience the scars and other skin disfigurement that sometimes comes with severe acne.

At the initial sign of acne, visit a dermatologist who can assess and properly diagnose you skin condition. The dermatologist may also recommend a treatment of acne to suit your disorder.

Not all treatment of acne works for everybody. Each individual may need different combinations of the treatment of acne or any singular treatment of acne.

Keep in mind that these medical treatments are only intended for sever cases of acne. Every one else needs to take action to get rid of their affliction by eating well, exercising, following good hygiene and paying attention to what they put on their face.

Author: Madison Greene

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The Painful World of Cystic Acne and the Solutions Available

Cystic acne is one of the more severe types of acne there is and it develops in the form of cysts hence the name cystic acne. Cystic acne is also referred as nodulocystic acne, in it the cysts are filled with pus and are painful then the usual acne or other skin disorders. Acne cysts are unlike any other skin disorder in another sense as well as they are nodules of inflammation this is very rarely the case in other acne.

Cystic acne like other forms of acne is caused by an excess increase of sebum in the pores. Cystic acne can form on a number of places in the anatomy like the face, chest, back, shoulders and, occasionally, upper arms. These cysts are usually several centimeters in diameter, and can be quite painful. Varieties of treatments used to clear cystic acne include both topical and oral antibiotics, oral contraceptives and laser treatments. If cystic acne is not treated in time and is left to flourish it can cause severe scarring on the face.

There are a number of treatments available for cystic acne:

Home remedies:

Home remedies have proved effective in case of cystic acne but they can take their time to curing the problem and are not the preferred option for cystic acne sufferers.

Oral antibiotics and topical gels:

Often used in combination Antibiotics and gels are one of the most used treatments. Though their popularity is receding day by day because of the fact that they can have side effects.

Laser therapy:

Laser is also a treatment that has come out for cystic acne but it is a very expensive procedure and it has not shown great results.

Herbal medications:

Herbal medications will soon become the most popular cystic acne treatment as they have proved highly effective and they don’t have any side effects.

Author: Nefret

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Acne Treatment, Myths, and the Causes of Acne

Many misunderstood notions exist about acne in general, and especially about its proper treatment. And these are leading reasons why so many sufferers often end up using the least helpful acne solution for themselves. Thus, it is extremely vital that you as a patient, learn about the real causes of acne in order to be able to find the best acne treatment that will address your particular skin condition the first time around. Why waste money and time on ineffective acne solutions?

Bear in mind that acne treatments for teenagers are quite different in nature than from those given to most adults who suffer from some form of skin condition. The hormonal activity in those teenage groups vary. As a precaution, it is best you take any oral medication as a solution only after you have sought the advice of a certified dermatalogist. Remember that an experienced dermatalogist is required to be able to prescribe a precise medication that fits your unique skin condition as well as body type.

It's a very good idea to begin an acne remedy as soon as possible after learning that you are suffering from acne. You can begin an acne remedy by utilizing cleansers and exfoliation. Cleansers will help remove only stuff from your pores. Then, exfoliation will do the rest of the work: remove the oil that cannot be wiped off by the cleanser. This will also help in maintaining your skin pores clear so your skin can breathe.

Acne develop into blackheads, whiteheads, and comedones. Acne does not happen because of dirt as it is sometimes believed. Acne is caused from too much secretion of oil sebum by the sebaceous glands found in the hair follicle. So the sole mission of sebum is to remove dead cells from the body.

It is well known that the hormone androgen is a very significant hormone that supports the healthy function of the human body, which actually causes acne. When this hormone comes into contact with the sebaceous gland, it creates sebum; in the circumstance of people who suffer from acne, the sebaceous gland is sensitive and end up producing additional sebum; this is what causes acne.

At the earliest phase of any acne treatment, this process must involve the maintenance of the skin's level of cleanliness and hydration for utmost effectiveness. What may contribute to this? Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is a great way for cleaning your body from the inside, as well as cleansing the skin through gentle cleansers and exfoliating it will help a lot.

For the vast majority of acne sufferers who are currently experiencing a mild form of acne, the above described step will often solve the skin problem. In addition, exercising will also help you to sweat and therefore, do a lot to maintain clear pores; these are very simple non-prescription treatment anyone with acne can employ. If you decide to use cream as an acne treatment, only use creams that contain benozoyl peroxide and salicylic acid in its formulation.

Make a sound practice only to use an acne treatment on areas where your skin have been affected; bear in mind that applying creams and medications on areas where your skin have not been affected will only cause your unaffected skin to become dryer.

Always consider natural, safe, and non-medication treatments before using a prescription.

Author: George Alarcon

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The Do or Die of Dermatology

Those of you who do not have bad skin, stop reading this. Well, keep reading if you want to, but for those of you who suffer from bad skin, please, read on. Dermatology sounds like a term intended solely for professionals with a degree. While that can most often be the case, anyone who has an interest in maintaining their skin, especially troublesome skin, should take it upon themselves to learn more about their unending life condition.

The study of dermatology concerns the knowledge, diagnosis, and treatment of skin disorders. "Disorders" seems to infer a rare or uncommon diagnosis; but plenty of long-time suffers know better. And while the study of dermatology might not be all that applicable to the average person without a degree, the average person can still play a large part in their own cure by being preventive about it. Treatment of your own skin is a matter best left to a trained professional; but no excuses stand for a lack of knowledge and from leading a preventative lifestyle. The so-called "Do or Die" of dermatology stems from a do or die attitude.

These are the several well-rounded tips that can be applied to a variety of different skin types. True, skin types vary from dry to oily, but these tips should be swallowed as general principle, and to at least be taken into consideration.

When it comes to washing your face, splash with cold water first. This will close any vulnerable pores; as the friction caused by rubbing your face can let in surface oils. Then use lukewarm water to rub away dirt, oil, and sweat. And last, splash with more cold water, to close up those pores. This practice of cold water versus warm can be applied to other aspects such as bathing or showering. Regulate between the temperatures in accordance to your own skin type. Dry skin can be prevented with cooler water, and vice versa. This tip is essential to balanced skin.

With that, it can be said that bad skin gets triggered in two different, and preventable, ways. Stress. Not psychological stress, which has not been proven, but physical stress. Heat and sweat will cause pores to dilate and clog in less natural ways than, say, secreted oils. Aside from the sweat, dilated pores allow outside germs and toxins to easily seep inside. This will either add to the bacteria, or will in effect clog a pore. Clogged pores make up the second trigger to irritated skin. It is not enough to simply wash skin, but effort must be made in exfoliating it as well. The irony stems from the fact that clogged pores tend to derive out of rough skin; but rough skin generally comes from over-exfoliation. Again, balance it out according to your own skin type.

Inevitably, the matter of food comes into play. The fact stands that no studies have accurately proven that a person's diet will cause an outbreak of bad skin; but what people tend to overlook are their own traits as individuals. Allergies. Allergic reactions can spur a variety of consequences. Keep track of what gets eaten, and how it may or may not correlate to the way your skin looks the following morning. So while studies of chocolate have not proven it to cause breakouts, close scrutiny of your own bodily reaction may prove otherwise.

So it pays to be your own dermatologist. But like any other disorder, problems with the skin can worsen if left untreated and undiagnosed. Part of knowing your own skin is knowing when you need help.

Author: GregJost

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Acne Treatment - the Real Secret to Quickly Heal your Acne

Acne is an all too common skin condition, and in some cases the chemicals used to treat it can further damage the skin. Here are some tips that will help you heal your acne:

No scrubbing or rubbing.
You can't scrub your acne away. In fact abrasive or frequent washing can lead to dry skin and irritated acne. Your skin will respond best to kind attention. Gently wash your face no more than twice a day with a mild cleanser and pat your skin dry with a clean towel. If you exercise hard and sweat a lot you may want to wash your face afterwards.

Don't pop pimples.
Don't pop or squeeze pimples, as it could lead to inflammation and infection. It could also push the infected materials deep into the skin and create more swelling. Squeezing or popping pimples could lead to permanent scars on the face.

Breathe deeply.
It is advisable to breathe deeply when you feel stressed. Doctors have found out that there is a direct link between stress and acne. Studies have shown that there is increased amount of androgen production when a person is under stress. Not only mental but physical stress such as allergies, surgery etc could activate the androgen production. When androgen is activated the sebaceous glands pumps out more oil/sebum leading to acne.

Use honey.
Apply a honey mask once a week. Honey is regarded as a disinfectant and also it has medicinal properties believed to heal minor blemishes. It has the properties of destroying the bacteria present in the skin.

Pay kind attention to your skin.
Use a mild cleanser no more than twice a day and gently wash and dry your skin. Apply a noncomedogenic (won't clog your pores) sunscreen.

Patience is a virtue.
Be patient. Healing takes time. Unfortunately this doesn't happen overnight. Results are generally seen in a few weeks, but may take up to 8 weeks or more. Don't be tempted by over night promises. So give your acne treatment a fighting chance.

Use sunscreen.
Many acne medications contain ingredients that can make your skin extra sensitive to sunlight and ultraviolet light from tanning booths. Read the label warnings, avoid tanning booths, and always use a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15. Sun exposure can actually irritate acne even if you are not using an acne medication. So don't make sunbathing a part of your lifestyle and always use sunscreen.

More is not better.
If you use more acne medication than directed by your doctor you can actually worsen your acne. Many over-the-counter acne treatments contain active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Too much of either of these can cause your skin to become excessively dry or irritated. It can take time for your skin to adapt to new medications. Remember that it may take up to 8 weeks for any acne medication to have a noticeable effect. Use the medication exactly as directed by your doctor and if you don't see an improvement within 8 weeks talk with your dermatologist.

Use only noncomedogenic products.
When purchasing cosmetics, sunscreen or other skin care products, make sure the label reads noncomedogenic. These products, as well as those labeled nonacnegenic, won't clog your pores and therefore won't cause or make your acne worse.

Here's the rub.
Headbands and hats can aggravate your acne as they rub against your forehead. Try to avoid these things when possible.

Don't touch your face.
It's amazing how often we touch our faces during an average day. Our hands have oil on them and of course bacteria too, both of which can make acne worse. So avoid touching your face or leaning your chin on your hand. Be sure that other objects that come in contact with your face like cell phones, telephone receivers, eye glasses, etc are clean.

Wash your face.
It is advisable to wash your face at least twice a day with sulfur-based soap. Once when you wake up and again when you go to bed. Do not scrub; just give it a smooth touch. Washing your skin over and over again will create more trouble than help you.

Cut your hair.
If you have long hair it is advisable to cut it short. Your hair contains oil and when you move, the dust particles do mix up with your hair and when your hair bangs on your face or neck or forehead or the affected area, the situation could worsen. Also wash your hair on a daily basis.

Eat fruits and vegetables.
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

Drink lots of water.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Water helps in cleaning and hydrating the skin and maintaining overall health.

Change your pillowcase.
Wash or change your pillowcase every day.

Exercise moderately as it helps in blood circulation and helps eliminate toxins.

Review your environment.
Pollution, airborne grease (such as in a fast food restaurant), irritating clothing - all these can aggravate your acne. It isn't always possible to avoid all the various irritants that may contribute to your acne. You can, however, make educated decisions that may help to minimize their impact. Loosen tight, irritating clothing or find fabrics that breathe better and don't aggravate your acne.

Author: Daniel Bell

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All About Acne

Acne is most common during adolescence, affecting more than 85% of teenagers, and frequently continues into adulthood. Acne treatment (naturally at home or otherwise) is the most sought after treatment among the younger generation. Acne is a common and chronic skin disorder. It is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles. The lesions are usually found on the skin of the face, neck, chest and shoulders. Acne causes a great deal of embarrassment at an age when people tend to be sensitive about their personal appearance. Acne is the most common skin disease. Nearly 17 million people in the United States have it. Wrong eating habits can be the root cause for all types of acne. Chronic constipation is another cause of acne vulgaris.

The extra efforts of the skin to eliminate excess waste result in acne and other forms of skin diseases. Heavy make-up clogs the pores and oily make-ups add more oil, this only adds to the problem if oily skin already exist. There are many types of pimples such as whiteheads (stay under the surface of the skin), Blackheads , Papules , Pustules , Nodules and Cysts (deep, painful, can cause scars). There are over half a dozen types of acne, the most common being blackheads. The areas chiefly affected are the forehead, temples, cheeks, chin, chest and back. In rare cases, almost the entire body may be covered with acne accompanied by extensive scarring. People have come up with some pretty inventive home remedies for zits.

Some home remedies for pimples have included potatoes, vinegar and lemon juice, toothpaste, garlic, lime juice and basil. Wash your face twice a day in hot salty water. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. Homemade Acne Treatment with orange peel has been found very effective. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat healthy Be healthy. One of the useful home remedies for acne. Apply a paste of ground black cumin seeds and vinegar to affected areas. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably better. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

Some Common Myths about Acne

1. Stress causes acne.

2. Acne is caused by diet.

3. Dirty skin causes acne.

4. Eating fried foods or chocolate can cause acne.

5. Popping pimples will help them go away faster.

6. Don't wear makeup if you want clear skin.

7. Get rid of acne by washing your face more.

8. Washing your face more often will help clear up acne.

Author: Juliet Cohen

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Baby Acne Treatment Tip

Baby acne is a problem of skin and defined as inflamed blackheads, red pimples and whiteheads. It can be present at birth, but typically appears at 3 to 4 weeks of age. Baby acne commonly appears on the arms, legs, shoulders, face and buttocks. Baby acne usually appears on the chin, cheeks or forehead in the form of whiteheads, blackheads or pustules. The bumps of baby acne are quickly fleeting evidence of the connection between a mother’s body and her baby’s. During the final moments of pregnancy, her hormones cross the placenta into her child. Among other things (such as maturing the lungs), this stimulates the oil glands on the skin, eventually giving rise to the baby acne. Sometimes, baby acne is associated by contact with dirty clothes.

Milia are pearly white bumps on a baby's nose, chin or cheeks. Sometimes milia affect a baby's gums or roof of the mouth as well. Many babies are born with milia. Baby acne often develops within the first three to four weeks after birth. Many babies have both conditions at once. Benzoyl Peroxide 5% lotion is very effective to remove acne from the skin. This lotion may be used in babies over 3 months old. Wash your baby's face with warm water two or three times a day and pat it dry. Don't use lotions, oils or other treatments. Never pinch or scrub milia or baby acne. Oils or creams are not recommended by the health care providers to reduce the acne from the surface of the skin. Clean affected portion of the skin with mild soap and clean water or cleanser like Aquanil Cleansing Lotion daily.

Baby Acne Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Drink fresh fruits juices and large amount of water.

2. Never pinch or scrub milia or baby acne.

3. Do not squeeze, dig, touch or pick the acne.

4. Use paper towels to pat the affected area dry and throw it away.

5. Benzoyl Peroxide 5% lotion is very effective to remove acne from the skin.

6. Apply a little medicine such as hydrocortisone cream for baby acne.

Author: Juliet Cohen

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7 Acne Skin Care Secrets

Acne can be an annoying skin problem and tough to get rid of. But, there are ways to minimize the blemishes that you might be suffering from. Here are seven tips to help you do just that:

1. Know Your Skin. The absolute first step toward healthy skin, and particularly for those who are prone to acne, is knowing your exact skin type and how it reacts to different things. A surprising amount of people pay little or no attention to what may be causing their breakouts or what ingredients they're using on their skin. Generally, skin is either oily, dry, a combination of both, sensitive or prone to acne.

2. Choose the Right Products. The amount of acne skin care products available today is mind boggling, however, after knowing our true skin type, we can be sure to only use what's most compatible.

Most people with acne-prone skin tend to have oily skin, although combination and dry areas are not uncommon. Be sure to select a cleanser that's specially formulated for this skin disorder as they will usually contain ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, both of which help the skin regenerate itself faster. For severe acne try 10% benzoyl peroxide, and for mild to moderate cases, 5-10% is usually the recommended concentration.

A good toner is essential for keeping pores tight and unclogged. Either spray the toner directly onto the face, or apply with a cotton ball. For excessively oily skin, try a toner with three percent hydrogen peroxide, and for normal or dry skin, many people swear by the inexpensive witch hazel. Rubbing alcohol is mistakenly used for severe cases of oily skin as it actually dries out the skin far more than necessary, making the irritation and acne ultimately worse.

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible for people with acne to use a moisturizer. Choose either a light, non-comedogenic moisturizer, or one that's are oil-free so as not to aggravate acne and blemishes. Some of these moisturizers also contain antibacterial agents to keep acne causing bacterium at bay.

For makeup products, choose oil-free foundation and those that are designed for use with acne or sensitive skin. Any type of heavy makeup, including those for eye and cheek color, will clog pores and instigate an acne flare-up.

3. Hydration Matters. Simply put, water is vital for our skin as well as for most other functions and components of the body. Without water, we wouldn't survive, and neither would our skin. Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water each day to keep your skin and body well hydrated.

4. Protect Your Skin. All skin, but especially skin that's sensitive or that has acne, should be protected from the sun's harmful UV rays. The sun does provide much needed vitamin D, however, 10 to 15 minutes a day early in the morning is all that's necessary for a healthy, daily dose.

A common, and rather dangerous, myth is that getting a facial sunburn will help clear up acne quickly as it causes the skin to peel and regenerate. While that part is true, this also speeds up the aging process and considerably increases the risks of skin cancer.

5. Treat Your Skin Gently. Instead of getting the skin extra clean, rubbing or scrubbing your face may actually cause permanent scarring and exacerbate acne. Even skin without acne should be cleansed gently to avoid damaging the delicate tissue. A good rule to remember is to use your hands instead of some type of washcloth or facial cleansing pad to avoid rupturing or aggravating acne sores. When you are able to safely exfoliate, to gently remove dead cells, use a gentle scrub made from natural ingredients such as ground walnuts as opposed to products with potentially strong or harsh ingredients.

For a easy way of reducing the redness and inflammation that usually accompanies acne, try crushing an aspirin into a bit of lemon juice and then applying the mixture to the most affected areas of the face just before bedtime. Although some people use toothpaste, not gel, as a spot-treatment on acne blemishes, this method may actually burn the skin doing more harm than good. Yet another home remedy that some swear by is taking a zinc vitamin tablet every day.

6. Minimize Stress. Stress and tension have more of an effect on the quality of our skin than we may realize, and for some, may directly contribute to breakouts or intensify acne. It's important to do whatever is necessary to relieve stress and find time for relaxation.

7. Have Patience. Keep in mind that it may take six to eight weeks to notice a difference when changing your current skin care regimen to an acne-friendly one. Most acne skin care products, whether prescription or over-the-counter strength, may take a month or two to show positive results. Unfortunately, some people never give it the entire eight weeks before giving up or switching to other methods of controlling their acne.

Follow these tips and you'll be on your way to healthier looking skin.

Author: Ken Black

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