Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Is It Possible To Cure Acne?

Of all things that cause a drop in self-esteem acne is right at the top of the list. Bottom line, no one wants to wake up and see a pimple on their face! Let's look at whether it's actually possible to cure acne.
If you've ever wandered down the "acne products" section of a drugstore, you've seen the hundreds of different products that all claim to be able to eliminate acne. This industry is a multi-million dollar one as let's face it, no one wants acne!
But is it possible to cure acne with these types of treatments? Do all these creams, gels and facewashes actually work? Obviously you want to find acne treatments that work fast!
I will say this - some people see results from some of the acne treatments you find in the drugstores. But unfortunately these are typically only a temporary solution and rarely offer any type of true cure for acne.
Let me explain a little further....
Acne is an irritating condition because it seems like whatever you do you can't ever get rid of it for good. But the main reason for this is that the creams that you find in the stores are designed so that they get rid of an existing pimple that you already have. They aren't targeting the actual causes of what makes acne appear.
And that's the big problem!
I wouldn't say that it's possible to "cure" acne. That's just not the terminology that I like to use. Instead, I like to use the terms "treat" and "prevent".
Because it's entirely possible to get rid of acne and prevent it from coming back!
But you did need to find a treatment that works to target your acne and what actually causes it. This isn't going to be just a simple cream, but a full system. Acne has many different causes that you have to address in order to treat it properly.
As an example, look at the proactive acne treatment system. I don't actually think this is the best treatment on the market, but it does do a decent job from the reviews I've seen. The reason for this is that their treatment involves more than one piece and each part of it is targeting a different cause of acne.
This is exactly the type of thing that needs to be done to truly eliminate acne. Without taking this approach you're only addressing the symptoms, and not the causes.
Is it possible to cure acne? With the proper treatment you can eliminate acne and get rid of it permanently.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Homemade Remedies For Hair Loss

Everyone is scared of Hair Loss. The hair makes us look good and we do not want to loose it. At any given time, 10% of our hair is in what is called a "resting phase" and after 2-3 months resting, hair falls out and new hair grows in its place. However, some people experience more hair loss than is normal. 
Here are some tips to help you prevent Hair Loss;
  • Get dried orange leaves, and grind them into powder. Mix the powder together with olive oil to make a paste. Massage the paste into hair roots, leave it for two hours and wash it off. Apply a mild moisturizer of your choice.
  • Garlic makes the hair thick. It is more effective when combined with olive oil. Grind some garlic and mix together with olive oil. Apply the paste into your scalp before going to bed in the night. Wash it off the next morning. Repeat this process 3 times a week.
  • Take a few strands of lemongrass and pound till fine. Before pounding, make sure you throw away the leafy part. Mix it with two glasses of water and bring to the boil, then leave to cool. After it is sufficiently cooled, rub the liquid into your scalp. Do this twice or thrice a week, one hour before washing your hair.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Characteristics Of Skin Ageing

Skin aging is the natural expression of an individual's age. Young individuals with soft, supple and smooth skin become aware, with the passage of time, of signs of aging; loosening of the skin, appearance of age spots, development and deepening of wrinkles.

Types of Changes That Occurs in The Skin
The changes that occurs in the skin are classified into two;

  • Chronological Aging: These are the changes due to the natural aging process. People of identical chronological age seems to have younger or older looking skin. Genetic factors contributes in determining skin quality over time. It is the genes that determines the rate at which the skin ages by controlling some factors like, skin durabilityskin thickness and hormonal mechanisms. 
  • Photo Aging: This occur as a result of environmental factors, the leading factor here is the solar radiation. These changes appear in the parts of the body which are exposed to the sun. Exposure of the skin to the sun, wind, cold and environmental pollutants for a longer period of time can cause cumulative damage to the skin. Aging of the skin due to sun is referred to as Photo Aging. Characteristics of photo aging include;
  1. Irregular Pigmentation.
  2. Appearance of dilated blood vessels in the skin, medically termed "telangiectases".
  3. Appearance of 'Age spots' which is medically termed "solar lentigenes".
Characteristics Of Skin Aging
As earlier discussed above, degeneration of elastic and collagen fibers occurs both in Chronological skin aging and in Photo Aging. These changes causes the appearance of;
  1. Fine Wrinkles
  2. Pronounced lines of Expression
  3. Skin Sagging
  4. Skin Dryness

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Skin Care: Cucumber Facial Mask

Cucumber is an edible fruit which belongs to the gourd family. It is used for different purposes as it can be cooked or eaten raw. Cucumber is a good skin diet. It is known to be a cooling agent due to its water content which is said to be 90%.
Cucumber helps in reducing swelling around the eyes or dark circles under the eyes. Cucumber and the skin shares the same level of hydrogen. It helps in soothing and softening the skin.

Glowing and Supple Skin Cucumber Recipe
1 Cucumber
1 Egg
Mint leaves

  • Peel and remove seeds from the cucumber
  • Blend 3 or more leaves of fresh mint
  • Beat egg white and keep it separate
  • Add blended mint leaves and the peeled cucumber to make a puree
  • Then add the beaten egg white to the mixture
  • Apply this evenly on your face for about 30minutes, then rinse with water and pat dry.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Glowing Skin: Skin Care Tips

A good and appropriate care of the skin can help sustain the healthy and youthful appearance. The skin appearance can be affected by several factors like diet,skin care products,environment and lifestyle. Premature aging can affect anyone and the only way to stop this is by preventing it before damage is done to the skin.
Below are some tips to help you maintain a healthy and youthful skin:

1. Stress is known as a major factor causing premature aging. Stress can affect the skin's appearance, it causes dull looking skin. You can prevent this by avoiding stress.

2. Drinking water helps maintain the right amount of hydration necessary for the body to function well.It helps in eliminating toxins from the body. By drinking the right amount of water daily,8 glasses of water a day should be enough, it maintains the skin's elasticity thus prolonging its youthful and healthy appearance.

3. Endeavor to develop your own skin care routine which you must learn to carry out properly. You should know what type of skin care product to use for your complexion and how to use them. A beautician will help you determine this and guide you towards choosing the right product for your skin.

4. Ensure you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, because these also affect your skin appearance too. Always eat fresh foods and avoid junk foods as much as you can. eat a lot of vegetables, and fruits. If you make sure you eat enough of these in abundance,and lay off fried and junk foods,be assured that you are on the right path to healthy skin.

5. Getting the right amount of sleep is very important in achieving a healthy and youthful skin appearance. Our body needs rest to regain strength and gather enough energy to withstand the challenges it encounters everyday.

Be assured that following the above tips will give you a healthy and youthful appearance and you will be proud of yourself at anytime,anywhere.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mango- Honey Mask For A Smoother Skin

Mango-Honey Mask

Mango is a rich anti-oxidant and also rich in phytochemicals and nutrients such as Vitamin E that nourishes the skin.

  • 1 Ripe Mango
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1/2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup of Sugar

Stir 1/2 Mango with fork until smooth, then mix with honey and olive oil until well blended. Add sugar to the mixture.
Massage the mixture onto the skin, face and neck while in the shower. Leave the mask on the body for several minutes, at least 20 minutes, to smooth and soften the skin. Then rinse with warm water and dry the skin gently. For additional moisture, apply your choice body and face moisturizers.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Orange Yogurt Mask

Add 1tablespoonful plain yogurt to the juice of 1/4 of an orange.
Stir the mixture together and then dip fingers into mixture and smooth onto face. The sensation is both cooling and relaxing.
Leave on for 5 minutes and then rinse.
Yogurt cleanses and nourishes the skin, while orange is full of vitamin C and AHAs which rejuvenate the skin .