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Purpose of Thyroid gland

thyroid gland

There are five factors that can lead to work-related problems and thyroid disease: genetics, irregular diets, menopause, stress, pregnancy. The role of healthy thyroid is the production and secretion of hormones of triodothyronine, tyrosine and calcitonin that affect the proper function of the whole organism.

Fast way of life, busy times and stress, eating junk food, skipping meals, and neglecting warning signals that are sent to us by the body are just some of the important factors that can lead to the development of thyroid disease. The hormonal imbalance usually begins gradually.

Thyroid problems can be associated with changing its size or volume, followed by a change in structure and function disorder – increased or reduced hormone secretion. Changing anatomy and thyroid function may be due to various pathological processes that can be framed in several clinical images or diagnoses.

Although each individual is identified, research show that five main factors that can lead to work-related problems and the onset of thyroid disease are:

  • genetics
  • improper diet
  • menopause
  • stress
  • pregnancy

Role of thyroid hormone
The thyroidgland is an inexpensive gland with an internal excretion, butterfly shape. It is located on the front lower part of the neck. The role of a healthy thyroid is the production and secretion of the hormones of triodothyronine (T3), tyrosine (T4) and calcitonin. Thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating metabolism – they increase the overall level of metabolism, affecting the proper functioning of the entire body: 

  • Provides wakefulness, reaction to stimuli, memory and learning ability
  • Increases basal oxygen consumption and heat generation,
  • Increase the minute volume of the heart,
  • Increase protein synthesis,
  • Stimulate the metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin B and some drugs,
  • Stimulate growth hormone
  • Participate in the development of the central nervous system,
  • Accelerate fat metabolism (thereby promoting the degradation of cholesterol and decreasing its amount in the body),
  • Play an important role in reproducing and maintaining normal pregnancy,
  • Thyroid glands and small amounts of calcitonin hormones are responsible for reducing the amount of calcium in the blood, which is embedded in the bones, that promotes bone growth and bone growth.

Many times people blame the thyroid for their problems with increased appetite, (before) poor appetite, thickness, weight loss, but also mood swings and the like. But in normal conditions the thyroid hormone produces exactly what the body needs. The creation and then the secretion of the thyroid hormone depends on the intake of sufficient iodine in food, and it is under the control of the hypothalamus that triggers the hormone TRH, which also stimulates the gland in the brain – adenohipophysis. Through its thyroid stimulating hormone – TSH, it stimulates the thyroid gland and thus affects the thyroid gland to perform its function. Regulatory is in principle a negative feedback, which means that, as soon as the thyroid gland does not produce or produce enough hormones (due to iodine deficiency, thyroid disease, or after surgery), adenohypophysis immediately enhances the formation and secretion of TSH.

Diagnosis and Treatment
Thyroid Disease Diagnosis is based on anamnesis – description of subjective complaints, general and local (palpation of the neck) examination, and laboratory examinations including thyroid hormone findings, thyroid ultrasound, cytologic puncture and thyroid scintigraphy.

Thyroid problems may be from small thyroid enlargement, which do not require treatment, to the life of dangerous tumors. However, the most common problems include abnormal hormone production, so we differentiate between hyperthyroidism, creating and extending too much of the thyroid hormone and hypothyroidism, creating and achieving too little thyroid hormone.

Thyroid treatment in the state of reduced hormone secretion involves replacement therapy, or hormone intake. Determination of the dose is individually and the physician is required to carry out an endocrinologist under his or her control until adequate hormone doses are introduced into the normal state of the thyroid gland. In the case of increased hormone secretion, the treatment is performed with thyrotoxicates, radioactive iodine, and sometimes surgically.

Food aid
As each person is different, individual approaches to each individual, given their age, gender, diagnosis and goal, are required in both therapeutic and nutritional use. However, the research has outlined several basic nutrition guidelines for improving thyroid function through a proper selection of specific nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and foods that are a good source of it:

  • Iodine: kitchen or sea salt (which according to the Salt Code should be iodinated) shellfish, algae (aramis, dulse, coma, hijiki, nori, wakame), deep water fish, garlic, sesame seeds, soybean, spinach, white beet leaves,
  • Selenium: cereals, buckwheat, barley, barley, raisins, brown rice, oats, brewer’s yeast, cereal grains, amaryllis and quinoa pseudocitaries, broths, butter, fatty fish (hornbeam, tuna), shellfish, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds
  • Copper: seafood (oysters, shrimps, shells, crustaceans), broths (beef liver, kidneys, hearts), whole grains, nuts and noodles butter, legumes (beans, peanuts, soya), chocolate, )
  • Zinc: red meat, eggs, cheese, insects, seafood, whole grains, legumes, miso, tofu, beer yeast, cooked green vegetables, peas, mushrooms, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • Manganese: whole grains, pineapple, nuts, seeds, grain, algae, green leafy vegetables, legumes,
  • Vitamin B complexes: whole grains, baker’s yeast, broths, nuts, milk, eggs, red meat, poultry, fish, chicken, fresh fruit, green leafy vegetables,
  • Vitamin C: citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit), green pepper, watermelon, raspberry, berry fruit, strawberries, green leafy vegetables,
  • Vitamin E: cereal germ, cold pressed vegetable oil, corn oil margarine, broth, egg, nuts, sunflower seeds, dark green leafy vegetables, batata,
  • Omega-3 essential oils: Lactic acid oil, fatty fish, eggs, fatty acids: fish, vegetable and nut oil, seeds (flax, sesame, pumpkin) and their oils, algae.

Studies have shown that amino acid tyrosine stimulates brain activity and is important for proper thyroid function and stimulates the release of growth hormone, prevents fatigue and irritability. Sources are: meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, bananas and almonds.

Symptoms arise from slow-down metabolic processes, as they develop gradually, and in nature are general, mild and indefinite often pass unnoticed and unrecognized in early stages of the disease and can be found in other disorders.

The main physical symptoms are:

  • Chronic fatigue, maleness
  • Pain in the muscles and joints
  • Slowness, drowsiness, loss of appetite,
  • Reduced body temperature, intolerance of cold
  • Slow heartbeat, obesity edema, facial
  • Reduced sweating – a dry skin and cracked hair that increased sharply
  • Chubby (due to the island of vocal), frequent sore throat
  • Clowing / decreasing growth in children, slower mental retardation

Therefore, if you have noticed some of the symptoms that may be related to your thyroid gland, suddenly gained or lost on your body weight, if you have problems with concentration, mood swings, feel tired, or treat your thyroid gland in a short period of time. It is a small gland that has a great influence on the entire body and it is important to keep it well. As many researches have found, this can greatly help you choose the right diet and the supplements you will be taking in consideration of the (possible) diagnosis.

Bio about the author:

“I’m Nermin Hodžć, born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Blogger more than 5 years, also with 6 years of experience in press releases. Done more than 8 seminar work’s on my mature language in different niches. Also, a writer for Hair Transplant Clinic.”

DIY Face Masks for Acne Prone Skin

DIY Face Masks

Almost all the ladies out there have experienced acne issues and sudden breakouts when they have special events to attend. Pimples know exactly when to pop and spoil all your excitement, now don’t they?

But not anymore!

There are some amazing face masks for acne that you can easily prepare at home using the ingredients present in your kitchen. The results might appear slow but they really do help in getting rid of all the acne and even the scars without causing any harm to the skin like the products full of chemicals do. However, make sure you make one of them a part of your skin care routine if you want the best results.

Here is a list of some super effective and easy homemade masks using which you can bid farewell to your acne!

Egg White Mask:

egg white mask

Everybody has got eggs in their kitchen and therefore egg whites are the most affordable way to get rid of acne and the scar as well. Eggs are enriched with vitamins and protein that do not only help in regenerating skin cells but also deeply cleanse the pores. They also take away all the excess oil from the skin which is the major cause of acne.

Directions:

Take a few tissues and 2 to 3 egg whites in a bowl. Start applying the egg white to the face and stick the tissue over it. Then apply another layer of egg white and stick more tissue to make a hard cover over the skin. Let it dry completely and then peel the cover off the face. You will see how the cover soaks up all the dirt and excess oil and leave your skin smooth. Wash your face and apply a tad bit of gel moisturizer to the skin if it feels too dry.

Papaya to the Rescue:

Papaya mask

Papaya is used in many skin care products today but when you have it raw at your home, why not take the benefit and save the money? Raw papaya works wonders for removing the dead skin cells and making it smoother than ever. Papaya also consists of an enzyme known as papain that helps in reducing inflammation and preventing infection.

Directions:

Cleanse your face properly. Blend some papaya flesh to make it easier to apply on the skin. Apply it with your fingers and leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Wash your face and apply a toner to the skin.

Orange Peel Mask:

Orange Peel Mask

Oranges have the amazing capability to rejuvenate the skin and leave it refreshed. They are full of vitamin C that helps in building new skin cells and making the skin more radiant. Therefore, it makes a great face mask for a glowing skin as well.

Directions:

Take orange peels and blend them well in a blender. Add water or milk while blending to turn them into a thick paste. Take it out and apply it your face and leave it to dry for 30 minutes. Scrub it off once dry and rinse your face with water. Apply a tad bit of non-greasy moisturizer to prevent the skin from drying out.

Author bio:

Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and travelling is eternal. She ritually posts at The Smart Women Blog.

The Top 4 Factors which Decides the Cost of Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant in Jaipur

Transplant in Jaipur

The procedure of hair transplant is a prime concern for the Cosmetic Surgeon as it relates to individual’s looks and personality. Anyone who is affected by the male pattern baldness (genetic hair loss) or hair hair loss due to some hormonal imbalance, stress related or external stimuli causative factors are a possible candidate for the baldness and the solution is the hair transplant.

The hair transplant procedure is the technique of shifting the hair roots (hair grafts) from the donor portion into the recipient zone in such a manner the patient gets a head full of hair with all aesthetic balance and natural effect if performed by the expert hair transplant Surgeon.

Nowadays, India became the hub of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in which the procedure of hair transplant is on the top due to the cost benefits and the advanced facilities of equipment and technique, which makes a turn-n option among the hair loss patients. The City, Jaipur, known as a Pink City of India very much prominent place in the field of hair restoration.

In the context of cost, the cost of hair transplant in Jaipur is just one-fourth of the cost of the procedure, which is applicable in the Western World countries like the USA, UK and Europe.

4 Factors Which Decides the Cost of the Restoration Procedure in Jaipur are as follows:

  1. The Number of Grafts

The cost of hair transplant is genuinely depends on the number of grafts and in this way the harvested number of grafts decides the cost of the procedure. If a Surgeon harvest a 4000 grafts via the FUT hair transplant, the cost will be put accordingly as the per graft cost varies from the clinic to clinic. The per grafts cost in Jaipur generally range between Rs. 25 to 120 INR/. The cost of the grafts to a some extent depends on the recognition & reputation of the hair transplant Clinics as well.

  1. The Practiced Technique

There are two scientific proven techniques of the hair restoration, namely, the FUT hair transplant & the FUE hair transplant. The FUT can harvest a number of grafts as the technique involves the strip excision, which offers the bunches of grafts, which can fulfill the desired density as well as the highest grade of baldness, whereas the compatibility of FUE technique is not like the FUT and results in a very less number of grafts. The FUE technique is not recommended in the case of a higher grade of baldness and in any particular case of a major grade of baldness, the combination of FUT+FUE is applied.

As far as cost is concerned, the cost of FUT is modest and comes as an affordable option as compared to the FUE hair transplant. Since the FUT involves a less time to harvest the roots from the safe donor areas with plus benefits of the longer lasting hair roots forevermore, whereas FUE charges a high price even the results are in a lesser number of grafts.

  1. The Reputation of the Surgeon

The reputed and recognized Surgeon is always considered as the best selection because there is all assurance of getting the best aesthetic results of the procedure. It is a matter of pride that our Indian Surgeons, especially some Surgeon from the Pink City, Jaipur is counted as the World’s best hair transplant Surgeon. The procedure performed by these Surgeons are all assured and guaranteed for the natural outcomes as according to the patients’ age, sex and facial profile, which is a motto of hair transplant procedure.

  1. The desired Density & expected Volume

The factors of desired density and expected volume in the restoration procedure has a chief role in the hair transplant procedure. To offer the greater density and volume needs a greater number of graft placement and the cost of the procedure puts accordingly. The great density offers you a rich volume and all are only possible if you take the procedure with an expert hair transplant Surgeon.

Conclusions

In the nutshell, we can say that the procedure of hair restoration cost is not a static one as it depends on a number of several factors that intrinsically or extrinsically affect the plant and output of the procedure in order to offer the aesthetic effect after the procedure being completed.

5 Things You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

So you have decided that you want to get rid of all your unwanted body hair and after plenty of research you have come to the conclusion that laser hair removal is your best bet. With further research you have also figured out the best clinic to undergo your hair removal sessions, but before you actually undergo the procedure, there are some important things that you need to know.

  1. For starters, you might think that you are the perfect candidate for this procedure, but chances are that the professional performing the procedure will tell you otherwise. Studies and research have proven that laser hair removal works best for people who have dark hair and a lighter shade of skin. This is so because the laser targets the pigments present in the hair, and the darker they are, the better the results will be.

  2. If you have been used to waxing for a long time, resist the temptation before your sessions, because the technicians will need to have your hair follicles intact for the procedure to be a success. You can shave, in case you need to look good for a special occasion or event, but steer clear of waxing or plucking.

  3. For people who have been used to waxing, this procedure should be reasonably pain free! People who have undergone the procedure have mentioned that it feels like a rubber band being snapped against your skin, but it is not a completely pain free process.

  4. The very first laser hair removal session will lead to hair loss, but it is best that you not expect completely smooth, hair free skin. It is important that you head into this with realistic expectations, which means that you will need to undergo multiple sessions, in order to see the kind of results you want to see.

  5. The multiple sessions will not come cheap, but when you look at the results in the long run, you will start to feel that it was all worth it. You also need to remember that this is not a procedure that will be covered under insurance, which means that you will need to make your own arrangements.

The reason why a growing number of people are now looking at this method is because they are able to see the innumerable benefits of laser hair removal. Not only is the pain much lesser than other traditional methods such as waxing, there are also lesser chances of your getting hurt, which is quite the possibility with shaving. In addition, the results are a lot more long lasting, in most cases, permanent, something which rare other methods can promise. Finally, it is the fact that after a handful of sessions you can enjoy soft, smooth skin for almost forever, is what entices the majority of people.

The Causes and Treatments of Melasma

Treatments of Melasma

Many women deal with dark spots and patches on their face these days, without even knowing that this may be a skin condition called melasma. If you want to learn something more about this condition, just stay with us and keep on reading. Here are some explanations of the symptoms, causes, and treatments of melasma, as well as a couple of tips on how to cope with it on a daily basis.

What is melasma?

Melasma is a very common skin problem which most often occurs in pregnant women, or in those who either use contraceptives or take hormone replacement therapy. It’s also called chloasma, or the ‘mask of pregnancy’. Even though women are more likely to face this condition, the truth is that men can get it, too. Basically, melasma is a patchy brown or blue-grey skin discolouration that occurs on the skin due to the overproduction of pigment. These dark patches often appear on the jaw, nose, forehead, and cheekbones, and you should know that this condition can’t be permanently cured, but it can certainly be effectively treated.

What are the symptoms of melasma?

As already stated, melasma causes patches of discolouration on your skin. These patches are darker than your skin, and what’s particularly interesting about this condition is the fact that it occurs symmetrically – with matching marks on both sides of your face. However, it can also occur on other areas of your body, particularly those exposed to the sun. So, apart from your face, melasma can also be seen on your neck and forearms. Even though this condition can’t cause any physical harm, it can certainly affect your self-esteem and make you feel conscious about the way it looks.

The causes and risk factors of melasma

Even though we can’t say for sure what really causes melasma, the fact is that estrogen and progesterone sensitivity is closely related to this condition. This is exactly why pregnancy, hormone therapy, and birth control pills are highly likely to trigger melasma. Besides that, high stress levels and thyroid disease are also said to cause this condition. You should also know that people with darker skin colour are more at risk than ones with fair skin.

How can it be treated?

There are several ways to treat melasma, but Q-Switch lasers are probably the most effective resource for treating this condition. This treatment for melasma does an amazing job simply because it has the ability to select and deliver the laser wavelength to the required depth of discolouration. This machine actually delivers two classes of therapeutic laser – one suitable for the treatment of near surface (epidermal) skin pigmentation, and the other for the treatment of pigmentation in deep (dermal) layers of the skin.

Coping and living with melasma

As already mentioned, melasma can’t be permanently cured, even though it can disappear on its own, which typically happens when it’s caused by pregnancy or birth control pills. However, you can make sure that this condition doesn’t get any worse by taking prescribed medication, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, and protecting your face from the sun’s rays with a wide-brimmed hat. You can also use makeup to cover those discoloured areas, but if you’re really self-conscious about your melasma, the best way to cope with it is to talk to your doctor or maybe a local support group. Knowing that there are other people dealing with the same condition can be very helpful.

As you can see, melasma is a skin condition that occurs as discolouration on your face, neck, and even forearms. Be sure to see your doctor right away if you recognise the symptoms, since that’s the only way to deal with this condition properly.

How to choose the right skincare product for every season

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We all know that committing to a skincare routine isn’t as naïve as it may look. While a range of products is indeed available at every corner, it takes a skillful eye and a knowledgeable expert to actually pick and choose the product that agrees with our skin type and the end goal we’re looking to achieve.

Naturally, another factor that plays a role is the time of year. Each season of the year demands a different kind of product, which is why we need to be extra careful in picking out our cosmetics – otherwise we may end up with a counter-effect of what we were initially aiming for.

Regardless of you looking for a quick fix that’ll tighten the skin, erase wrinkles, treat acne or reduce the signs of aging, these days there is a crème for everything (and we’re happy it is so)! However, the beauty aisle can be pretty overwhelming sometimes; products are often heavily overpriced and not as effective as they claim to be. This is precisely why you need to be the consumer who knows what they are looking for. The starting point of every successfully product-picking is to research the product’s ingredients and see what works best for your specific skin type.

Rely on the following tips that’ll work for you, every season:

The winter months

The cold weather and lack of moisture can cause chapping, cracking and irritation, which is why you need to keep your skin coated in as many layers of clothes as possible. Furthermore, you want to cover up (and use sunscreen!) to avoid serious sunburns and skin conditions such as eczema, that the combination of the winter wind and sun can cause. To protect your hands, wear gloves, as they help eliminate cracked and splitting cuticles and nails, while protecting the very thin skin on your hands. And the most important tip for winter? Moisturize! After a bath or shower, apply moisturizer directly on the skin to help seal in moisture and replenish it with the necessary water and oils.

The autumn months

Skin tends to lose precious moisture as the dry, colder air arrives, which is why you need to invest in proper care. The good thing about autumn though is that it provides an opportunity for the skin to recover from the summer sun, chlorine and saltwater.

To help your skin recover, exfoliate and moisturize! Switch from lotion to cream as the skin needs a thicker moisturizer with the air getting drier. Note that creams provide a stronger oily barrier, to provide hydration. Don’t forget to invest in a good hand cream too, as the hands need moisturizing against the harsh weather.

The spring months

When the weather finally warms up, that doesn’t mean leaving all skincare aside, no! This is precisely when you should make a few smart moves and help your skin recover. Depending on the pigment of your skin, make sure you find the right SPF. For example, your skin is more sensitive to UV rays if you are fair-skinned and have freckles. Go see your dermatologist to be absolutely sure you are choosing the right care.

The summer months

We understand the drive to look olive-tanned, especially if you are fair skinned. Still, remember that a tan means the skin has already been damaged and that your one job at this point is to prevent it from getting even more hurt.

No matter what skin type you have, always wear sunscreen containing at least SPF 30. Rely on intensive body therapy creams to protect and repair the skin from damage and make sure you are diligent about your routines. The great news is that you can find amazing products at a discount chemist online, even when you don’t have the time to go shopping. The fact that it’s warm doesn’t mean you should be wearing protective clothes any longer. If anything, this is the time to turn to unbleached cotton or tightly woven T-shirts or shorts, in addition to wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses, of course.

Be smart about your skin as the way you nurture it now will show (literally!) later on!

Why the New Year is the perfect time to step up our skincare habits?

new year skincare habits

2017 has finally arrived, which means now is the perfect time to make some New Year resolutions and take better care of your skin. In case you haven’t had time last year to purchase quality products, or make appointments to the salon to rejuvenate and moisturize your skin, don’t worry. It’s a new year, so this is your chance to start from the beginning and take better care of your body. Too many people make resolutions on December 31st and forget about them by January 15th. Don’t be one of them! Step out of your comfort zone and read on to find out why the New Year is the best time to make new plans.

Redefine yourself

Ending a year and starting a new one make people feel in control. It is that time of the year when we feel empowered and motivated to ditch bad habits and improve our lifestyles. When it comes to skincare, the New Year marks a new beginning. Commit to drinking more water to hydrate your skin, and begin a strict regime on January 1st. If you can do it for more than two weeks, you’ll see results and you’ll have proof that hydration really works miracles for your complexion.

The New Year is an opportunity to assess our priorities

Contrary to popular belief, making New Year resolutions does help people assess their priorities. However, try not to set goals that are too high and take things step by step. For example, you can begin buying beauty products that are organic. Even though these have a shorter expiration period, they’re worth it. Your skin will receive all the vitamins and nutrients necessary to look flawless inside out. Today’s modern woman is a lot more self-conscious when it comes to comes to her skin. This year you get to start fresh. Assess your priorities and reboot your skin with the best beauty products. Go organic!

Setting new goals

Many people use the New Year celebration to set new goals, think about their lives and put the past behind. It’s difficult to give up your favorite moisturizer, and even though it’s not that good for your skin, you still use it because it smells incredible. But it doesn’t benefit your body. For this 2017, it’s time to be more open-minded. Set new goals and commit to taking better care of yourself. Make time for you and try as hard as you can to give up old habits. We know you may crave a cigarette right now, but think about your skin. It hates tobacco!

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A new beginning for your skin

When it comes to skincare, we all make mistakes. We don’t drink enough water, we don’t cleanse properly, and sometimes we use products that do more harm than good to our complexion. Don’t you think your face needs a reboot for this 2017? Sure, you do. It might be difficult to throw away all your beauty products, but you have to do it. Start fresh and be ready for a new beginning. It’s time to give your skin the treatment that it deserves.

A perfect excuse for a complete skin rejuvenation

As human beings we need time to get out of our comfort zones and make a change in our lives. The New Year is the perfect excuse to make resolutions and plan changes that might actually change your life. However, if you want results you need to commit. Dedicate 2017 to your skin and start a complete skin rejuvenation process. Whether you decide to go to the salon or make your own beauty products at home, the key is to settle on a goal and stick with it.

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For example, you can begin by making your own moisturizing and cleaning skin lotions. Use common ingredients such as olive oil, honey, sugar, and eggs. Or, get to know more about the most recent products. Check a starflower oil review and see what this product is all about. We’ve heard the ingredient in the oil are extremely healing and nourishing to the skin. It might actually fix imperfections you’ve been dealing with for ages.

Bottom line is, it’s easy to make resolutions. The real challenge comes when it’s time to put those resolutions into practice. You can do it, all you have to do it try!

 

Can You Tighten Loose Skin with Exercise?

tighten loose skin

Significant changes in weight come with some unexpected consequences. And while the weight may be gone, you are often left with loose skin, which then becomes your new nemesis and sometimes bothers you even more than the weight did. In order to help you achieve your dream body, we have chosen a couple of things to look out for, along with methods designed to reduce body fat, and tighten excess skin as well.

Before we start

Don’t plan on losing weight too quickly. This is one of the most common mistakes people make out of desperation. Losing weight with crash diets can wreck the elasticity of your skin, leaving you with a lot of excess work that needs to be done in order to achieve the ideal look. Not only do these drastic diets affect your skin, more importantly, they leave you with less muscle mass. Therefore, we strongly recommend pacing your weight loss to 2 pounds per week. If you are not sure about which techniques and methods to try, we seriously recommend an experienced personal gym trainer.

Work out

Although exercise can not directly cause the skin to tighten by itself, it is certainly something you should never give up. Exercising, which includes strength and cardio training, is great for building muscle mass and improving the skin’s elasticity. Skin, just like any other elastic material, will lose its flexibility after being stretched for long periods of time during weight gain or pregnancy. Therefore, it is vital to train your muscles and build them up so they can fill out under your skin. Cardio exercises help increase the flow of oxygen to all organs, including the skin.

Dieting

Healthy dieting is the key to regaining and maintaining healthy and strong skin. Nutritionists recommend eating food rich in vitamin C and E, and zinc as well. For an abundant supply of vitamin C, we recommend eating citrus fruits like lemons and oranges. Vitamin E is particularly great for the heart and can be found in tomatoes, almonds, and avocados. Zinc helps the skin gain more collagen and can be found in low-fat meat.

Hydration

In order to rejuvenate the skin, it is important to keep it hydrated at all times. We recommend drinking 6-10 glasses of water daily. Keep in mind that dehydrated skin will only sag and lose its elasticity faster. Therefore, whenever you go out to exercise, or do any other activity, make sure to always bring a bottle of water with you.

Treat your skin

What better way to help your skin then by pampering it with spa treatments. First of all, try using exfoliating products to remove dead skin cells and increase flexibility. Who doesn’t love a hot relaxing bath after a long day of working out. The best thing about it is that you can add some sea salts and minerals into the water which will immensely improve your skin tone. Products that contain natural ingredients such as aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, vitamins C, E and A will greatly help you tighten your skin.

Things to look out for

Try to stay away from strong detergents. Showering gels and soaps that contain sulfates, and dishwashing liquids as well, can harm your skin. Another great enemy is the sun. If you are not careful and expose yourself to a lot of harsh sunlight, your skin will start to age faster and sag. On a related note, if you go to tanning salons a lot you risk seriously injuring your skin and accelerating the aging process. And finally, try to avoid swimming in chlorinated water as much as possible.

 

Samantha has a B.Sc. in nutrition, and has spent two years working as a personal trainer. Since then, she has embarked on a mission to conquer the blogosphere. When not in the gym or on the track, you can find her on Twitter, or in a tea shop. She blogs at Ripped.me.

Getting fairer skin with natural therapies

Natural Skin Whitening

Skin whitening products are very popular in Asian and African countries.

Beauty is skin deep! But unfortunately not everyone believes in this. For many people beauty is anonymous with whiter skin. And, this forces many women with darker complexion to invest in products that promise to make their complexion whiter. While it is more important to have healthy and blemish free skin, the colour of the skin receives undue importance even in the modern era. Our skin colour is determined by presence of pigment called Melanin. The amount of melanin secretion is controlled by our genes. However factors such as sun exposure, pollution or even some health conditions such as melasma interfere with melanin production and can result in darkness of skin. In such cases when the skin loses its original glow and starts to appear darker, it appears logical to opt for a skin whitening treatment. The most commonly used skin whitening treatments include bleaching, laser therapy and chemical peeling. However, apart from these expensive treatments, you can try some skin whitening treatment such as facials, masks, or creams containing herbal ingredients.

This interesting infographic can help you understand the various chemical and natural treatments available for skin whitening. The best part is you learn some smart tips to make use the skin whitening herbs into DIY facials masks.

Skin lightening infographic

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8 Tips to Maintain Your Youthful Look and Vigor

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As you get older, you may feel the effects of age, but that does not mean you can’t add vigor and youth to your looks. Keep in mind, youthful vigor and good health are not just for the young. Though aging is an inevitable part of every person’s life, how well one deals with it is what matters.

Preserving one’s youthful vigor and looks is not really that complicated, especially now that we have countless options to slow down the aging process. In the infographic below, Genemedics provides ways that would enable you to hold a youthful glow regardless of age.

Good nutrition, regular exercise, and proper hydration are your first line of defense in the battle against aging while coping with stress, getting enough sleep, and pursuing social activities can fight aging’s psychological turmoil. With a healthy body and charged mind, individuals can experience vitality at any stage of life.

Getting older should not worry or trouble anyone. Old is a relative term, defined as the point in life when a person has reached a stage of fading vitality. Even as you age, you do not have to experience the mental and physical challenges of old age. There are ways to revitalize the body and maintain youthful vigor even well into your declining years.

The secret to fighting aging is embracing a healthy attitude. An optimistic approach towards your life and your pursuits to stay mentally and physically active will eventually improve your desire to live a vigorous, happy, and dynamic life.

Read on for insightful tips on how you can maintain your youthful vigor and keep looking fresh as a daisy no matter what age you are.

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Anti Aging Foods and Ingredients

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Here are some great foods for your anti-aging diet and skin care routine.

 

Beets – Beets are an anti-aging super food. Beet roots contain powerful anti-oxidants and they have a red pigment that makes them a great ingredient for making liquid blushes and lip color. You can’t get make-up more natural than that! Beets are also a great multi-vitamins, lower blood pressure,  boost stamina and cleanse your liver.

Honey – Not only is it a tasty and healthy sweetener, it is good for your skin. Honey is great for skin rashes and dry spots. It is especially yummy to use in lip balms for dry and chapped lips. Honey can even be use on wounds because of its natural anti-bacterial qualities so it can aid in healing your skin as well. It makes a great healing, facial mask that you can apply as is or add to a homemade cream.

Baking Soda
Recent discovery made that consuming a small amount of baking soda daily can prevent premature aging.
Baking soda is a versatile ingredient and can be used to make anti-bacterial facial scrubs. It is safe and mildly abrasive making it a good cleanser for all skin types and acne prone skin. Baking soda is also great for your teeth and is found in alot of common toothpastes.

Ginger – This flavorful staple of Chinese cuisine has analgesic and anti-bacterial properties. It promotes good circulation and is a good ingredient in creams and shampoos. It also smells heavenly.

Lavender – This herb is wonderfully soothing to inflamed and acne prone skin because it is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It is commonly diluted in rose water or witch hazel to make an astringent for the face. It also repels bug and soothes insect bites and even helps you get to sleep.

Milk – This ingredient is commonly used in baths to soothe and exfoliate. The lactic acid in milk helps to slough off dead skin cells so that new ones can emerge. Milk can also be used to make facial masks as well.

Carrots – Carrots are very high in vitamin A and are a source of vitamin C, folacin and potassium. Just cook them lightly and blend with a bit of honey to make a great facial mask.

Oats– They are more than just breakfast food. Oats can be very soothing and anti-inflammatory and make great additions to a baths perhaps after a bad sunburn.

Green Tea – This powerful tea has long been held in high esteem for its healing properties. It has a soothing and calming affect on skin and is a wonderful ingredient for sunscreens, moisturizers, and toners. It is especially helpful for rosacea and acne.

Fruits And Vegetables
Probably the best foods you can eat are fruits and vegetables.  They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and, when eaten raw, have powerful enzymes that actually help your body with the digestion process – leaving more energy for you to use on other things.Fruits and vegetables are also loaded with antioxidants which fight of free radicals.  Free radicals actually play a major role in aging and are thought the be major contributors to disease so the more of them you can fight off, the healthier and younger looking you will be!Fruits and vegetables are considered as natures healing foods, as they prevent us from harmful compounds by removing waste and cleanse our body cells.

Essential Fatty Acids
Fatty acids might not sound like something that are good for you, but they are.  The Omega-3 fatty acids in particular are essential for keeping your cell membranes “fluid” which helps with a host of body functions not the least of which is younger looking skin.  You can get these essential fatty acids from cold water fish like salmon and tuna, flax seed oil and walnuts.

Fiber
Fiber is key to keeping your digestive process working and it can also help keep your cholesterol levels in check. While this might not do a lot for your outer appearance, it can do a whole heck of a lot for your insides and this in turn will help keep you vibrant and youthful.It’s especially important to get enough to keep your bowel movements regular, after all, who can look energetic and youthful when they are constipated?  Fiber can be found in whole grains, black beans, pears, prunes and apples.When buying whole wheat breads, don’t be fooled by the words “whole wheat” on the label, look at the ingredients and make sure the very first one is whole wheat or whole grains.  Otherwise, you are not getting a full whole wheat product.

Water
Finally, the last of the anti aging foods I want to talk about isn’t really a food at all – it’s water.  Plain and simple water.  You need to drink plenty of it to keep you hydrated.  This not only helps with the inner functions of your body but will also help your skin and hair look younger

These anti aging foods slow the aging process from the inside. Check out great recipes to take care of your skin on the outside in the highly recommended Naturally Skinsational eBook.

A Simple Secret to Regain Your Lovely Smile

Having a great smile will make you feel just great, right?

Having yellow teeth does not allow the person to even smile and makes him/her always self conscious about it. Teeth discoloration is a common problem among people and there are various reasons behind this problem.  Smoking is said to be the # 1 cause for teeth discoloration. Also chewing tobacco products, drinking tea, coffee and soda in excess are also some of the major causes of teeth discoloration.

Can you image just how good you would feel with a great smile?

So, what’s the simple secret?

Dental Bleaching – The Secret for a White Smile

Now-a-days, there are many ways available in the dental department to restore the color of the teeth and the most preferred one is dental bleaching. You can visit an oral dentist to learn further information about this teeth bleaching method of restoring the color of the teeth.

The secret behind a pleasant smile is obviously the teeth. Therefore, you should take care of them. Bleaching teeth is a secret that you can use to retain your dazzling smile for up to 8 years. This period may depend on how well you protect your teeth after bleaching from tobacco products and excessive tea, coffee and/or sodas.

In the past, there were no effective methods available to cure the teeth discoloration. But intense research has led to the development of various useful techniques like dental bleaching, toothpaste whitening, and teeth whitening pens. If you are struggling with yellow teeth, then you should visit a good oral dentist as early as possible. With the various methods to restorer your beautiful smile, you can discuss with your dentist about the best one that suits you well.

Unleashing the Secrets of Radiant, Glowing Skin with Natural Oils

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Do you want to know the secret to radiant glowing skin?

The changing trends in beauty and health care have lead to people placing their entire trust on the efficacy of natural and organic ingredients. More and more women these days are realizing the importance of natural ingredients for skin care.

Natural ingredients comprise of medicines derived from plants, particularly essential oils.

Since time immemorial, essential oils have been known to cure several skin problems, enhance beauty and improve overall wellness.

Essential oils have great healing effects and help renew skin that has suffered serious injuries due to accidents.

Scarring as a result of wounds can be completely cured with the help of essential oils.

The use of Essential Oils for Skin Treatments is Known as Aromatherapy

This skin treatment is beneficial in maintaining skin health and keeping it youthful forever. By opting for aromatherapy, you can look forward to having a healthy and beautiful skin. The essential oils used in this kind of skin treatment have a lasting effect on the skin.

These oils get completely soaked up into the skin prior to reaching the bloodstream.

So what oils should you use?

Use the Following Essential Oils to Give Your Skin that Youthful Glow

Go for a massage with these:

Carrot Seed Essential Oil – An excellent source of beta-carotene, this oil helps nourish skin, giving it a youthful appearance. Due to its ability to stimulate skin elasticity, you will find this essential oil in majority skin care products.
Best For: Inflammation, large pores, psoriasis, skin regeneration and scars.

German Chamomile Oil – Well known for its anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, this oil has been used by most people desirous of smooth skin. If you suffer from sunburns, you can apply this oil to soothe skin.
Best For: Acne, sensitive skin, dry skin, blemishes and rosacea.

Lavender Essential Oil – Whether you are suffering from minor burns or bee stings, you can choose to apply lavender oil around the affected area to cure it completely. You can use this oil for every skin type and the fragrance of lavender is sure to enliven your spirits.
Best for: Acne sufferers, those having cracked skin, dry skin and suffering from infections.

Lemongrass Oil – Want to get rid of sagging skin? Choose this essential oil that has mild astringent properties. All the wastes and toxins from the skin are removed with the help of lemongrass oil.
Best For: Cleansing, eliminating black heads, people having large pores and toning skin.

Tea Tree Essential Oil – One of the major reasons why this oil is used in most skin care products is because tea tree essential oil has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. This oil is the best cure for people battling acne and those who have oily skin. Tea tree oil can easily cure herpes simplex virus.
Best For: Acne, treating skin infections, eliminating blemishes, psoriasis and revitalizing skin.


Author bio
Jenny Williams is an avid blogger and Dermatologist by Profession.Jenny writes about beautifying skin through aroma therapy and best anti aging cream. She regularly contributes to health related websites, blogs and magazines covering skin care, and health. She loves trying out  She is also passionate about reading fiction and traveling. Jenny sees herself as a successful fiction writer in the near future.

7 Harmful Effects of Stress and Ways of Getting Rid Of It

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In modern world human life has become extremely stressful. In this selfish and cruel world there is no place for complacency.

An average person has to go through a hectic work schedule in order to sustain his or her day to day life. Continuously facing the pressures of day to day, personal and professional life could lead to stress and fatigue.

Stress is extremely detrimental for anyone’s physical and mental health. In fact people who are exposed to regular stress generally have a shorter life span.

Various harmful impacts of being constantly exposed to stress include:

  1. Memory problems– People who are continuously put under stress suffer from short term memory losses. This occurs due to the over secretion of stress hormones due to chronic stress. Over secretion of stress hormones affect the various parts of the brain which store and process memory.
  2. Pessimistic thinking- People who face chronic stress generally become morbid thinkers. They fail to see the bright side of things. They find negatives even in completely positive situations. To such people the whole world appears meaningless. Such people end up dooming themselves.
  3. Anxiety and worry- People suffering from chronic stress worry over trivial issues. They continuously face anxious moments. This not only disturbs person’s peace of mind but can also lead to heart ailments.
  4. Alzheimer  disease – Chronic stress also impairs immune system. This delays the wound healing capacity of the immune system leading to Alzheimer disease.
  5. Impotency – Chronic stress can also hamper person’s relations with spouse or partner leading to turmoil in personal life. Work related stress has been the cause behind many failed marriages.
  6. Aging – Stress accelerates the aging process leading to formation of premature wrinkles. Wrinkles not only spoil physical appearance of a person but also make him or her appear old. Stay away from stress first,  and then use Lifecell cream regularly to ensure a healthy and glowing skin.
  7. Short temper– People undergoing stress generally get irritated over trivial matters. This leads to uncontrolled bursts of temper which can spoil a person’s personal and professional relationships.

3 Tips To Get Rid of Stress

  1. Taking adequate rest- A regular sleep of 7-8 hours daily helps in refreshing mind and body. If you are over fatigued with your work schedule then it would be logical to take few days leave. Working with a fatigued mind would only hamper your efficiency. A few days rest or vacation will definitely refresh you and improve your work efficiency.
  2. Make quality use of spare time- If you are in a stressful job then you should make optimum use of the weekends and other holidays that you get. If you are a gregarious person then you should spend your spare time enjoying the company of your friends and family. If you are a hobby oriented person then you should refreshing yourself by pursuing your hobbies in your spare time. Visiting a tourist destinations during the weekend can also revitalize you.
  3. Don’t take things too seriously- Agreed, it is a continuous struggle throughout life to sustain and make a mark. But it should not be achieved at the cost of our health, especially mental health. Strive to put your best efforts and accept results gracefully. Try to stay happy and content with what you have and not crave for materialistic pleasures which are beyond your reach. Opt for a relaxed approach towards life, not to be mistaken with laid back attitude. Instead of making comparisons with others try to improve yourself

8 Hazardous Skin Care Myths Exposed

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You must have heard these skin care mythical facts before.

  • Tanning dries out acne.
  • Stress causes wrinkles.
  • An expensive product is usually better.

And to further lead us on, are the skin care products with their claims of instant results.

No matter, how promising and believable they sound;

The reality is far more shocking and in the pursuit of getting beautiful looking skin, we end up doing more harm than good.

We want to provide you with the right information and help you make better decisions.

So without further ado, here are the 8 Most Hazardous Skin Care Myths Exposed.

8 Most Revered Skin Care Myths Unveiled

#1 Tanning Booths that Don’t Contain UVB Rays are Safer

It is well known to all that tanning is harmful for the skin and can even cause skin cancer and premature aging. The claims of tanning booths of UVB free tanning readily assures us, but what about UVA rays? With the direct exposure, these rays penetrate deep within the skin and cause damage that can lead to premature appearance of wrinkle lines or development of the cancer causing cells.

 #2 Face Scrubbing Leads to Acne Free and Healthy Skin:

Scrubbing once in two months is indeed beneficial but scrubbing your face on a regular basis takes off some of the protective oils and barriers. The elimination of the moisture from the skin can lead to skin rashes or burns. Instead of the face scrubs, you can use gentle cleansers followed by an effective moisturizer.

 #3 More SPF Leads to Better Protection

There are two types of UV rays that harm skin. One is the UVA rays that penetrate deeper in the skin and cause tanning. And the other one is UVB rays that causes skin burns and can even result in skin pigmentation or the development of the cancer cells. The sunscreens available in the markets can provide protection from one or both type of the rays. Apparently, the sunscreen with larger spectrum covers both the rays. Thus, choose the SPF according to the amount you have sun exposure. Using more or less than required SPF equally harms the skin.

#4 I Dont Need Sunscreen on a Cloudy Day

Clouds can reduce or increase UV levels but UV rays from the sun can penetrate through the clouds and reach your skin. Always make sure to use sunscreen with the proper SPF.

#5 If a Product doesn’t Show Instant Results, Move On

You need to use a product for at least 8 to 10 weeks to check its affect on your skin. The skin care effect for all the products is distinctive for different skin types. All the active ingredients does effect the skin, but on different level and intensity.

#6 Pimple Picking Leads to Scarring

If you do not pick deep, the occurrence of a permanent scar can be avoided. But upon picking a pimple what is more likely to happen is the discoloration of the skin which is much harder to cure. Instead go for the acne treatments like revitol acne treatment and have patience. These treatments may take time to cure acne but readily do that without any side-effects or permanent scars.

#7 Cold Water Rinses are Good for my Skin

The cold water closes all the skin pores. The hot water baths are best as it open the skin pores, thus allowing the skin to easily and sufficiently dissolve the applied moisturizer. Rinsing face with cold water does nothing else than making you cold.

#8 Regular Switching of Facial Soaps is Beneficial

Changing your skin care products would do nothing better than causing a hole in your wallet. It’s a myth that your skin gets acquainted with the ingredients of the products and stop responding to its positive effect. The only product that needs switching is the acne cream, only if your acne has progressed and you are still using a milder acne product.

Worry Less, Live More: A Small Guide For Healthy Living

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Human beings are the most gifted creations of nature.

We have exceptional abilities which other living beings have been completely deprived off.

Due to these exceptional abilities gifted by nature, most of us strive to achieve something more in our life. But as they say – life is a constant struggle and achieving everything requires persistent hard work.

Being over obsessed with results, humans are prone to fatigue, worry and stress.

Undue worrying does not help anyone achieve anything. A person should try his or her best and then accept results gleefully.

Here are some of the negative impacts of worrying:

Hypertension

Too much worry could lead to hypertension. Hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Hypertension could lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, aneurysms of the arteries, peripheral arterial disease and chronic kidney disease. People suffering from hypertension generally have a shorter life span.

Morbid Thinking

People who worry too much develop a morbid attitude towards life with the passage of time. They fail to see the positive and bright side of things. Their mind is infested by negative emotions like jealousy, greed, anger and envy. Such people not only doom themselves but also end up becoming prophets of doom. Instead of worrying unduly, a person should think positively. There is always some solution for every problem and situation. Where there is a will, there is a way.

Aging

Taking undue stress and worrying needlessly can lead to premature aging. Formation of wrinkles is one of the common results of worry. A wrinkle is a fold or a ridge on the skin. Wrinkles on the face can deteriorate a person’s physical appearance significantly. So in order to look good and for maintaining a healthy glowing skin you should stay away from worry and stress as much as you can.

Author Bio
Ashley brown works as freelance writer. She regularly contributes write ups related to health, diet, lifestyle and herbalife. In her free time she plays guitar and play chess. She is also passionate about reading fiction and traveling.

Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention of MRSA infection in Athletes

Bacteria often cling to our skin and cause skin infections. Staph (Staphylococcus Aureus) is one of such bacterial skin infections. Then these bacteria get deep into our skin through cuts and wounds. Normally, staph causes minor skin infections like pimples and boils. These skin infections are normal and can be easily treated or get cured automatically.

There are cases, however, wherein staph infections become complicated and can be treated with antibiotics only.

Staph skin infections at worst stage become highly resistant to antibiotics.

MRSA, short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a serious staph infection which is resistant to first line antibiotics such as Methicillin, amoxicillin and penicillin.

MRSA Skin Infection

MRSA staph infection, quite commonly, is associated with those who are often exposed to hospital environment. That is why this skin infection is also known as hospital-acquired MRSA or “HA-MRSA.” This type of MRSA infection is difficult to treat with even strong antibiotics like clindamycin.

Generally, MRSA staph infection occurs in people with weak immune system. Athletes are an exception here. Though athletes are healthy individuals, still they remain at higher risk of catching this infection. The reason is close physical contact during competitions. Their fatigued and sweaty bodies are perfect locations for bacteria to grow.

Symptoms and Treatment
Staph infections can be easily identified on the skin. MRSA infected area is always red and warm. The area becomes swollen and pains when touched. As the infection becomes more serious, you see pus like fluid coming out. Red rashes spread all over the body. Later, the victim suffers from fever and complains of chill. That is followed by headache and body muscles ache.

In athletes, MRSA is common because on close body to body touch. They acquire wounds during fight and microbes spread easily from one person to another. These causative pathogens also present on towels and other equipments. Antibiotics are the best treatment for MRSA staph infections. But serious-stage MRSA infection is resistant to common antibiotics like penicillin, amoxicillin, and cephalosporins. Then doctors prescribe stronger antibiotics such as Clindamycin or Bactrim. If the infection is more severe, intravenous medications are provided in the hospital.

MRSA Prevention
Physical hygiene and caution are the best ways to prevent MRSA staph skin infections. Especially athletes need to take a very good care to be able to minimize the chances of skin infections. They should wash hands after touching, wearing and undoing sports accessories. They need to take shower with antibacterial soaps before and after every fight or/and practice session. They are supposed not to contest with open wounds. Also, always avoid sharing towel, clothes and other equipment. Don’t ignore even the slightest of hints of growing skin infection and discuss it with your physician.

Summary: MRSA staph infection is a serious skin infection. Since it is highly resistant to common antibiotics, it needs to be treated with stronger antibiotics. Prevention, however, is best.

Author Bio: The author of the article is a freelancer content writer. He has been writing articles for online health journals and articles. This time he is providing information on MRSA staph infection, an infection caused due to strep bacteria.

 

The Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin

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Check out the dailyglow.com infographic on the best and worst cities for your skin!

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Reasons Why Mineral Makeup Can Cause Skin Break Outs

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Mineral makeup has been the answer many women have been looking for when it comes to looking completely natural and covering imperfections in their skin at the same time.

It’s taken the cosmetic market by storm it seems!

Are mineral makeup products the best choice for someone with sensitive skin?

The answer is both yes and no, but it depends on the ingredients in the specific product.  Unfortunately, the companies manufacturing makeup, including the mineral brands, are not regulated and so can add pretty much any ingredient they want and still mark it hypoallergenic and safe for the skin.

What Ingredients in Mineral Makeup Can Cause Irritation?

Women with sensitive skin are constantly looking for the newest and best facial care and makeup options because so many of the products on the market today cause their skin to turn red, itch, or otherwise break out.

Mineral foundations and concealers seemed to promise excellent results for sensitive skin because they contain natural minerals.  Sadly, some people who tried them were disappointed when their skin had an adverse reaction.

The truth is that even these so-called natural mineral products contain ingredients that are irritants to sensitive skin.

What ingredients should you avoid?

  • Parabens or paraben preservatives – potential cancer-causing ingredient and especially irritating to those who suffer with rosacea
  • Nanoparticles – tiny particles in mineral makeup that are harmful to the environment, animals, and to us
  • Bismuth Oxychloride – labeled as an irritant to the eyes, lungs, and skin and yet it’s still added to makeup to help the product stay on the skin and look natural
  • BHT or Butylated Hydroxtoluene – irritant to the lungs, eyes, and skin and could potentially cause harm to the immune system
  • Fragrance – synthetically derived and therefore a danger to skin and the body
  • Alumina – categorized as a toxin, but added to makeup to keep the product from clumping
  • Carmine – a pigment derived from insects that can be an irritant to the skin

Have you experienced acne breakouts, red skin, itchy skin, or the development of pustules on your skin after using mineral makeup?

The cosmetic brand you used may have contained one or more of the ingredients listed above.

Bismuth Oxychloride is found in some of the best brands of makeup, but should be avoided by anyone with sensitive skin.

It’s extremely irritating to the skin.

Additional Ingredients to Look For

Zinc oxide, titanium oxide, and mica are three more ingredients that could potentially be irritating to sensitive skin.  These substances may not affect sensitive skin in some people, but will affect others.  It’s wise to keep an eye on the ingredients of even the highest rated makeup that contains minerals.

What Mineral Makeup is Safe?

There are good ones out there – you just have to read their ingredient list to make sure none of the ones listed above are in their product.  Don’t be misled by the marketing hype associated with a lot of mineral makeup products!

Take a list of these ingredients with you and read the labels before purchasing any makeup or health and beauty item.

It is possible to wear minerals on your skin and not experience adverse side effects!

 

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Author Bio:

MRochell is the creator of MySensitiveSkinCare.com which offers a free eBook on safe, natural solutions to rosacea, best mineral makeup and other chronic skin problems.

10 simple anti-aging home remedies

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Aging signs and symptoms are quite common as your age hits 30’s and above. Skin in general glows with suppleness and natural shine due to internal skin healthiness as they retain elasticity with the needful moist and oil contents. As you age your skin loses the retained moist content reducing the elastic nature leaving them dry, rough and lifeless. There are several external factors that affect ones skin health such as exposure to sunlight, winter season, daily stress, poor diet and lack of proper exercise.

Bring back the natural skin glow with good health including some internal healthy diet plans like fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids and other nutrient stuffs. You can also make your skin glow with natural shine by working out with some special face exfoliating and moisturizing natural skin care products.

Here are some interesting trial home remedies that are simple and stress relieving that you can try of your own.

1. Remove skin wrinkles and keep skin soft

An oil massage is good for one’s skin as they provide good blood circulation to the skin underneath and keeps your skin oxidized and soft. Castor oil helps to remove wrinkles in skin.

2. Almond oil, pure coconut oil, ghee and olive oil

You can make use of almond oil, pure coconut oil, ghee and olive oil to massage your skin and leave off overnight. You can experience a fresh looking skin the next morning.

3. Pulp of Aloe Vera gel

Pulp of Aloe Vera gel can be applied to sooth your skin removing wrinkles, dryness in skin and acts as a healing property.

4. Antioxidant

Grated cucumber, papaya, apple are good for skin as they have a wonderful effect on skin with antioxidant property.

5. Help your tired looking eyes with honey

Honey is applied on skin helps to give your skin a supple effect and softness. Honey, is a good remedy for dry skin. It also removes tiredness and wrinkles around your eyes over night on continuous usage.

6. Get an early morning glow with almonds

Soak almonds in water over night, grind and apply the paste in the early morning for an instant glow.

7. Exfoliate for a natural looking glow

Mashed banana and Oatmeal paste can be used as an effective exfoliator that gives you a natural shine and glow instantly.

8. Take wrinkles out of your skin

Apply the paste of turmeric and sugarcane juice to take off the wrinkles out of your skin.

9. Natural looking glowing skin

Make a paste of rice flour, mashed papaya and lemon juice and apply on your face. Ash off after 20 min with luke warm water and pat dry. Repeat it once in a week for better natural glowing skin.

10. Cleanse and soften your skin

Mix a paste of basin powder, lemon juice and rose water and apply it for 15 min. wash off with cold water. This helps to remove skin tanning and makes your skin clean and soft.

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