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Identify Your Skin Issue

11 Nov

skin careSince your skin is the largest organ the body has, it is prone to all types of problems and issues. Human skin is constantly exposed to the outside elements, including dust, heat, humidity, sun and more. Damaged skin can look bad and feel worse. But there is hope. New advancements in skin creams and applications have made recovering from skin conditions not only possible, but in clinical trials the subjects actually looked better than before their skin changed in the first place. A lot of people, however, are unsure about what exactly they have going on with their skin and thus are skeptical about topical creams and other helping solutions. Here are major skin issues to help you understand what you may have and how to address it:

Wrinkles—through the aging process of glycation, the skin gets folded and creased. Factors such as smoking, aging, hydration, the sun and other influences can cause wrinkles. Organic Skin Care Pads have been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the skin.

Hyper pigmentation—when dark areas appear on your skin or nails, it is usually caused by an increase in melanin. Excess sun can cause hyper pigmentation as well as inflammation and acne.

Eczema—a very uncomfortable swelling of the skin but it can be treated to stop the chronic inflammation. Eczema can include rashes, crusting and flaking. Skin pads can help you recover from eczema.

Rosacea—the chronic condition causes the skin to turn red and sometimes cause acne. If left untreated, Rosacea can worsen over time so it is very important that you seek treatment immediately.

The bottom line is that you don’t have to live or tolerate bad skin conditions. Help can be as easy as rubbing a pad across the affected area.

Are Wrinkles Inevitable?

21 Oct

Have you ever met someone in their middle ages or beyond that had remarkably wrinkle free skin? You may even begin to wonder if there is a special secret to keeping your skin free from the marks of time. Unfortunately, unless you have cosmetic surgery it is highly unlikely you will completely avoid the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What you can do is delay their occurrence and diminish their appearance.

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Wrinkle Causes
When you break it down wrinkle formation is a combination of reduced collagen and elastin production coupled with environmental influences and lifestyle choices. For example, as you age, regeneration slows down and as you probably already know, the sun breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin. This is a situation where a natural and an environmental factor are at play. There is also a significant genetic factor, and most experts will tell you lighter skin individuals have more problems with wrinkles.

Prevention
You cannot stop time, but you can take specific steps to care for your skin and prevent the early onset of wrinkles. Here are a few things you can do to slow the onset and even prevent some wrinkles:

  • Vitamins- dermatologists often prescribe creams derived from Vitamin A for a variety of skin problems, including wrinkles. Vitamin C is also a good supplement as it stimulates the production of collagen.
  • Bad Habits- smoking and alcohol consumption is hard on your body, which means they are hard on your skin as well. Avoid these bad habits whenever possible, and if you must drink, do so in moderation.
  • Sleep- lack of sleep stimulates the production of cortisol, which destroys collagen in your skin. How you sleep can also cause wrinkles, professionals suggest sleeping on your back to prevent wrinkles on the forehead, cheeks and chin.
  • Creams- use good moisturizers and collagen stimulating creams.
  • Skin Care- keeping your skin clean will promote healthy skin, so pick up some organic skin care pads, which are made of natural ingredients.

Cure
Once the first wrinkles appear, it is natural to want to run to a plastic surgeon for some quick and permanent answers. Before you sign up for collagen injections, facelifts or tucks, you want to look at some simple methods for reversing the signs of aging on your skin. If you have begun seeing signs of fine, lines or wrinkles first check the list of common causes and see if you can halt the progression. Treating wrinkles once they appear:

  • Amino Acids are the building blocks of collagen, but it is one your body cannot make so you must get it from supplements or dietary sources. Adding eggs, chicken, lentils, pork and peanuts to your diet can boost collagen production by providing the necessary amino acids.
  • Antioxidants are the prime enemy of free radicals, the latter of which can take quite a toll on your skin. Dark colored fruits and vegetables are your best defense against free radicals as they are rich in vitamin A, C and E.
  • Omega three fatty acids can be obtained through diet or supplements. Add more fish, particularly tuna, salmon, sardines and herring.

Natural Rosacea Treatment Options

15 Aug

Rosacea TreatmentRosacea is a skin condition that is often time mistaken for acne and is little understood by most individuals. It may present as a light flushing, similar to a blush, or be extremely red and blotchy. This is a disorder cleverly nicknamed the curse of the Celts since it occurs most frequently in those of Northwest European decent. It can occur in men or women, though ladies are three times more likely to get it than their male counterparts.

Rosacea

What is rosacea exactly? Many times, it is mistaken for acne due to its bumpy appearance and reddened skin. Most people are unaware of the disorder and more importantly how to recognize it. Onset usually occurs after age 30 but before age 60, and its prevalence is rising. Today many baby boomers are reaching the peak age for rosacea, which may account for a rise in incidents. Experts are not clear on the exact causes of rosacea but they do know it is a response to irritants.

Treatment

Rosacea cannot be cured, but there are ways to control the disorder. Management is very important because without taking steps to control your outbreaks they can become worse. It is important to work with your physician first for diagnosis and then for proper treatment. Initial redness or bumps may be mistaken for eczema, which is commonly treated with topical steroids. The problem is, steroid creams will actually worsen rosacea.

Triggers

Perhaps the most important part of your treatment plan is discovering the triggers for your outbreaks. The possible causes of your rosacea outbreaks are varied and it may take some time to determine yours. The most common triggers include, but are not limited to:

  • Sun exposure

  • Stress

  • Alcohol

  • Hot weather

  • Wind

  • Heavy exercise

  • Extreme cold

  • Spicy foods

Natural Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea is a disorder than can cause a great deal of psychological trauma. Sufferers almost universally report lower self-confidence and a tendency to avoid public situations and people when they are suffering a break out. While there are several medications, you can use to try to control symptoms many people prefer to seek out natural rosacea treatment options. A few possibilities include:

  • Reducing Inflammation- Research has shown inflammation plays a role in rosacea break outs; therefore, a good natural treatment option is an anti-inflammatory diet.

  • Stress Management- Stress is detrimental to your health overall and rosacea sufferers are particularly susceptible to its effects. Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation or even hypnotherapy.

  • Creams- studies have shown creams made with natural ingredients such as the Chrysanthellum indicum are particularly useful at controlling rosacea.