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The trouble with a pimple is that it can cause social anxiety. It lowers self-confidence and gives the sufferer a hard time facing people. And we have to blame society who belittles people suffering from acne for the anxiety and the stress. In fact, almost all of us will suffer from acne at one point in our lives. The stigma of getting zits is exacerbated by the media pushing that having pimples is ugly so that big pharmaceutical companies can sell more anti-acne creams. If you are suffering from a pimple right now, don’t lose hope and keep your chin up. You have nothing to be ashamed of. Start smiling and treat your zit with the following natural ways.
Ice: The use of ice for pimple treatment is perhaps the most common of all treatments known in the wild. Ice is used to improve blood circulation in the infected area and keep the skin pores closed. It is also used to remove any grime or dirt and oil that have accumulated near the infected area. It doesn’t matter if you use crushed ice or ice cubes just use a clean piece of cloth and apply it lightly on the affected area. Once the ice melts, replenish it and repeat the process throughout the day. It will immediately help reduce the inflammation and will give you a soothing sensation.
Toothpaste: The toothpaste that you use when you brush in the morning or before retiring is actually beneficial in treating your zit. It has cooling agents that can help bring down the inflammation and will show a significant improvement overnight. The mint that is in the toothpaste can replicate the sensation being provided by ice as mentioned earlier. Make sure that you let the toothpaste remain on your zit overnight for maximum results. You can definitely do this treatment during the day as long you let the toothpaste remain on the zit for at least 30 minutes.
Garlic: Garlic is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties that help treat pimples and make it heal faster. Garlic also contains a healthy amount of sulphur which is a very good chemical in treating pimples. Just take a fresh clove of garlic and rub it into the zit several times a day and wash it off with lukewarm water and pat to dry. This treatment will help the skin heal faster and there would be less pronounced scars.
Steam: When you are suffering from pimples it is best to use steam. Steam allows the skin pores to open which in theory allows the skin to breathe which is exactly the opposite of the effects of the ice treatment. This is good when you are trying to get rid of the potential zit causing bacteria and oil that can be trapped in the pores. Try to get in contact with steam for a couple of minutes and rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat to dry.
Lemon: One of the best ways of getting rid of pimples is by way of lemon juice. Lemon juice has lots of vitamin C which helps to quickly dry out the zit and remove it from your face. Lemon juice is applied to the infected area using a cotton swab before you retire for the night. Use fresh lemon juice for this remedy and never use concentrates that have a lot of preservatives and sugar which may not be exactly helpful in getting rid of the zit.
Papaya: Aside from anti-oxidants and vitamin A, papaya is also rich in the chemical papain which is good for the skin. You can use the raw juice of the papaya and apply it on the affected area. Papaya juice is a great and natural exfoliant that can help get rid of dead skin cells and free clogged pores from oil and bacteria that can cause pimples.
Getting rid of the pimples is half the battle. Know what causes the zit to prevent it from showing up on your face. If you are unable to do so, just try the natural remedies mentioned above so you will have fairer and radiant looking skin to show the world.
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Ryan Rivera writes articles about social anxiety, treating depression and any other stress-related topics. Check out his Calm Clinic Facebook account for more details.
The ringing of a bell can be a soothing sound but when that ringing continues it quickly becomes a terrible nuisance. Tinnitus is chronic ringing of the ears that can only be heard by the person suffering. This roaring can come about from multiple reasons from years of working around loud machinery, hearing loss associated with age, or even an injury to the eardrum. Whatever the cause the effect can be a horrible feeling for those who suffer.
Taking proper precautions during your life to protect your ears from extreme sounds is the first step to prevention. Protective headphones that can muffle those sounds works the best for factory workers or those who run heavy machinery. Proper ear health against ear infections will also play a part in prevention of tinnitus.
When talking about this disorder everyone should realize there are two types; the first is called nonpulsatile which involves nerve problems associated with the ears. Secondly, the pulsatile version of tinnitus which is associated with the sounds that effect the movement of muscles in and near a person’s ear.
The causes of this irritating ringing can be something as simple as the buildup of wax in the ear, medicines taken, injury, dental problems, or even over- zealous dieting. Whichever cause has brought about the case of tinnitus for each individual there are other things besides protecting the hearing that can be done to help with the chronic ringing.
First, as with most things it can be helped by quitting smoking or at least smoking less and the caffeine intake to your body should be cut down. Another thing that can help is to limit the medicinal use of substances such as aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. It can also help for the person to increase their exercise which will help the flow of blood to all parts of the ear which has been shown to help the cases of tinnitus.
In the most severe cases of tinnitus your doctor will need to help in the easing of the problem, but the most important thing to remember is to protect your hearing from being damaged.
Eat Stop Eat is an ebook written by Brad Pilon who is both an athlete and nutritionist. This books takes a unique approach to dieting and easily sets itself apart from its competitors because of its basic rule of thumb, fasting. The average diet’s procedure has you cutting down your eating habits by eating several small meals throughout a given day rather than a couple large meals, this diet has you fasting regularly two times per week for 24 hours.
This book has received some criticism stating that fasting slows down your metabolism. However Brad Pilon provides extensive research indicating the process of regular fasting actually increases your metabolism, generously increases your energy level and above all your body will not break down your muscles for use of nutrients and energy.
There are numerous advantages you can partake in when joining this method of dieting such as the ability to indulge in any food you like, unlike your average diet that has a strict limitation. This diet also has days that provide flexibility and best of all this method can be used with any other diet or way of eating.
The Eat Stop Eat diet’s approach on 24-hour intervals of fasting may be a great way to shed those pounds. However, the two day requirements are not be one after the other, instead, spread out during a 5-7 day period. This ebook provides an extensive, well laid out plan that is in great detail and easy to use. The days in which you are allowed to eat, you can indulge in anything including fats and proteins as well as carbohydrates. This diet, unlike the average diet also has the advantage of not having to count calories. So, on the day you are able to consume anything, you can comfortably eat until you are content.
Nanoparticles commonly contained in zinc oxide based sunscreen formulations could prove potentially toxic if taken orally accidently.
Particles smaller than 100 nanometers are marginally more toxic to colon cells than conventional-sized zinc oxide particles, the report in the ACS’ Chemical Research in Toxicology states, documenting a study conducted at the University of Utah.
“Manufactured nanoparticles are being marketed as having unique properties due to their size, shape, surface area, and composition as compared to bulk material, but there remains concerns regarding toxicities associated with these novel materials,” the report states.
The team of six researchers led by Philip Moos also found that solid zinc oxide was more toxic than equivalent amounts of soluble zinc and that direct particle-to-cell contact was required to cause cell death.
Eating nano sunscreen endangers colon cells
Direct contact with colon cells is likely to be triggered even if a small amount of zinc oxide nanoparticle containing sunscreen is inadvertently consumed orally. The scientists said their report particularly flags up the dangers of children eating sunscreen containing zinc oxide nanoparticles, particularly as smaller infants.
“Unintended exposure to nano-sized zinc oxide from children accidentally eating sunscreen products is a typical public concern, motivating the study of the effects of nanomaterials in the colon,” the report states.
The scientist’s experiments compared the effect of conventional zinc oxide powder on a culture of colon cells compared to the effect from a zinc oxide nanoparticle formulation.
Nano formula had twice the toxicity
This procedure found that the nanoparticle formulation was twice as toxic to the colon cells as that of the formulation with the larger cells.
Likewise, the experiments also concluded that the concentration of nanoparticles that were toxic to the colon cells was the equivalent of eating 2 grams of sunscreen, an amount that would normally provide enough sun protection for the face.
Daily skin & facial care is essential for maintaining a charming and beautiful look. One should forever need to pay attention to daily needs and address the factors that challenge us.
Here are some beauty care tips that can be done daily to have a youthful look
1) A facemask of egg white and honey gently remove the tan from your face.
2) Mix oats with honey, yogurt and ground almonds. Affect this in your face, leave it for five minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
3) Cucumber is a natural cleanser. Mix cucumber juice with milk and use it instead of a purifier.
4) For oily skin, apply a mixture of grapes, lemon and egg white. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with temperate water. While lemon acts as a normal cleanser, grapes will soften your skin and egg whites will tighten it. Don’t be worried if your skin tingles.
5) Cut the lemon and rub the wedge all more than your face. Leave it for about 20 minutes, then rinse off among cold water. This will refresh your face. Avoid responsibility this if you have dry skin.
6) Mix honey, lemon and vegetable oil .This combination is a good moisturizer for dry skin. Apply this mask for 10 minutes.
7) Apply the of honey and milk on the face . This will make your skin glow.
8) Prepare a mask by mixing a slice of pumpkin with egg yolk and milk. Let this mask set on your face for 30 minutes for a shimmering skin.
9) Mash banana with milk and apply it on face . Leave it for 20 minutes and clean with cold water.
10) Make a well paste of one teaspoon of walnut powder, lemon juice and honey. Scrub the body with the paste. Leave it for 20 minutes and clean with cold water.
11) Make a paste of turmeric powder and orange juice. Scrub it on the area that is extensively exposed to sun or cold weather. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse it with cold water.
12) A part of papaya when applied to the face can do a similar magic.
13) Boil cabbage in water and let the water cool overnight. Wash your face with this water early in the morning.
14) Make a paste of powdered mango peels and 1 teaspoon of milk powder. Scrub it over the area that is widely uncovered to sun or cold weather
Cellulite is formed on different areas of the body, mainly on the thighs, buttocks, hips or stomach. The cellulite is made up of several layers of fat and connective tissues with poor circulation. As a result, the area gets the orange peel dimpled aspect. The massage aims at improving the circulation in the area and also breaks down some fat tissue, to get a smoother appearance.
The massage for cellulite treatment focuses on the areas that are affected by cellulite. It is important to isolate these areas.
One massage technique involves pinching and pulling the skin. The fat and the connective tissue should be gently pinched and then lifted. The massage therapist also applies some pressure, in varying intensity, depending on the sensitivity of the skin. After 5 minutes of pinch and pull, the massage therapist will also add some wiggling to impact different layers of tissues. This separates tissue layers and makes skin softer. Once the skin is warmed up, the massage therapist squeezes and applies pressure on the skin, so as to separate the tissue layers.
An anti cellulite treatment may take up to 40 minutes per session. The massage should be performed with a lotion, which may be an anti cellulite cream that will intensify the effectiveness of the treatment; never massage without a lotion or a cream, as the skin may become irritated and it is also more difficult to perform the massage. It is also important not to apply too much pressure on the skin, as this will cause the sensitive capillaries to break.
The massage therapy is very effective at reducing the appearance of cellulite. The results may vary depending on each patient in part, the length of the treatment and on the amounts of cellulite.
Massage cannot eliminate the cellulite, but it may improve the appearance of the skin. The massage does not address the underlying cause of the orange peel skin but it only provides cosmetic relief.
For best results, the massage should be performed for a long period of time. Two sessions of anti cellulite massage may make a difference, but it takes months of sessions to visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Every skin is different and hence, requires different care:
Oily Skin: The cleansers for oily skin should rinse off well. Many of the soap gels and stronger liquid cleansers are helpful for oily skin. Because the skin on the face, chest and back is oilier than the rest of the body, it may be necessary to use one product on these body parts, and a more moisturizing product on the arms, legs, hands and feet. Many of the cleansers suitable for acne-prone skin are appropriate for oily skin.
Dry Skin: Hard-milled face soaps and gentle synthetic detergents are suitable for dry skin. It may be necessary to only use cleansers on the face and body folds, when the ambient humidity is low for example, in the winter or in the south-western United States.
Normal Skin: Most people can cleanse with bar soap daily. The synthetic detergent soaps react better with hard water. Liquid cleansers and soap gels are popular nowadays. The cleansing sheets may be used for normal skin as well; the petrolatum is suspended in the water by crystals that dissolve in the last rinse leaving the skin feeling smooth and moist. People with normal skin may enjoy using a loofah-type sponge to clean themselves; these have been sold with some liquid cleansers.
These products were introduced 50 years back and have remained popular. They initially contained photosensitizers, which have since been removed. Triclosan is currently the most common active ingredient. For persons in occupations, which demand extra precautions, these products have been helpful. However, these products are very drying to the skin and they often contribute to hand and body eczema. Various antibacterial cleansers are available that are of benefit to acne patients, such as Tersaseptic.
Cellulite is a rolling, lumpy appearance to the surface of the skin that most women and even men suffer from and is considered unattractive. Individuals with Cellulite have skin which looks dimpled, similar to the outer surface of an orange. Cellulite is caused when the layer of fat under the skin increases and pushes to the outside while the fibrous bands that bind the fat to the underlying muscle push inward to keep the fat in position. The fat pushes up through these cords, causing the rippled appearance under the skin. Although cellulite is not of concern medically, it sometimes causes a loss of confidence and insecurity.
Here are few logical yet often neglected tips that can be valuable for a beautiful skin:
1. Avoid Sun: Harmful sun rays cause many skin problems like premature ageing, skin darkening and even skin cancer. Wear a high-SPF sun block and protective clothing, and try to avoid direct exposure between 10am and 2pm, when the sun’s rays are strongest.
2. Quit smoking: Smoking inhibits circulation, and as the body’s largest organ, the skin needs all the oxygen-rich blood it can get.
3. Adequate sleep and nutrition: Plenty of sleep, good nutrition, and reducing stress are important to your overall health and skin. Doing yoga relieves stress.
4. Know your skin: Understanding your skin type is important to finding the right skin care products and meeting your skin’s needs. Consult a skin care professional.
5. Cleanse regularly: You should wash your face and moisturize twice daily to maintain clean, balanced skin. Be sure to choose a gentle cleanser and moisturizer appropriate for your skin type and save the soap for below the neck, otherwise you’ll get too dried out.
6. Hands off your face: Never prick acne and pimples as they may lead to permanent scarring and infections.
Healing diets are not a cure in themselves but what they do is support the body’s own healing system.
Some naturopaths view Acne problem this viewpoint. They contend that acne is caused when regular organs of elimination, the kidneys, intestines, and lungs, are unable to eliminate all the toxic waste matter produced in our body. Modern diet placed a great stress on human body’s digestive system and the ill effects are manifested in problems such as acne. Change in diet can clear up even worst cases of acne.
Acne can be caused when fat; protein and excess sugar is consumed. In such cases eliminate foods like milk, cheese, ice cream, fatty meats, nuts and peanut butter. In some cases deficiency of or excess of minerals can also create problems. Excess minerals and vitamin supplements lead to an increased need for the macro nutrients protein, fat and carbohydrates. Salt is also in this category. The idea is that these vitamins and minerals, taken out of the context of the food itself, will lead to the body craving actual food to create a sense of balance. If we have a multi vitamin at mealtimes, within the RDA, then supplements are not a problem. Especially given that our foods are often depleted of the range of essential nutrients that they would normally have if they were grown organically and in nutrient dense soils. But it is certainly an argument in favor of approaching nutritional supplements in a balanced way also. Some people mistakenly overdose on mineral thinking more is better. This clearly illustrates it is not.