Showing posts with label skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skin. Show all posts

24/04/2013

Understanding different skin types…


skin types
What type are you?

Vibrant, beautiful skin has always been considered an important part of health. But in today’s modern environment, soft, smooth, flawless skin can be difficult to achieve and even more challenging to maintain. Your skin’s health is largely determined by diet, lifestyle habits, and sun exposure, which can sabotage healthy skin and leave lasting effects on skin strength, resiliency, and appearance.
In the early 1900s, four different skin types; dry, oily, combination, and sensitive, were identified and characterized by Helena Rubinstein. Each of those skin types is characterized by its own features and specifications such as:

Dry Skin (Xerosis)
This skin type is characterized by a dull gray-white color, rough texture, and an elevated number of ridges. The oily secretion of the sebaceous glands, which contains wax esters, sterol esters, cholesterol, di- and triglycerides, and squalene is believed to protect the skin from environmental influences and, when production is lower, contribute to dry skin. When the body’s natural oily layer on the skin dries out, the skin is unable to produce enough oil and moisture for the body to replenish the amount being lost. For the most part, the skin is able to replace that which is lost, but sometimes the body's efforts are not enough and the skin needs more protection.


Oily skin
Sometimes also known as acne prone skin, Oily skin is particularly common in adolescents and young adults. At this age there is a dramatic increase in sebum production under the influence of the hormones. Oily skin is characterized by the abundance and nature of the sebum excreted at the skin surface by the sebaceous gland, target organ of androgens. It is most frequently encountered in adolescents and young adults. Excess of sebum gives the skin a shiny appearance, particularly on the forehead, the sides of the nose and the chin. In severe cases, various forms of acne can develop. An oily skin is also thick, well moisturized and covered with a protective oily film.

Sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is more common, with more than 40% of people claiming to have such skin. Sensitive skin is generally considered as skin which is easily irritated and probably has a genetic element. Some people with this condition cannot tolerate contact with any cosmetic products, however well-formulated they may be. Sensitive skin can be associated with a medical condition called atopy, where people have an inherited predisposition to eczema, hay fever and asthma. About 15-20% of the population has the genetic ability to develop eczema, asthma and hay fever.

Combination skin
Also known as “mixed” type of skin, this skin form is considered variable when exposed to different external and internal factors such as weather, climate, medicines intake, diet consumption etc., 

13/12/2012

Dry skin: we solve the problem


dry skin
One does not have to be an expert to know which skin is dry. Just look for pieces of rough scaly legs, upper arms, back and waist. These are areas that we often forget when applying a moisturizing cream face and hands. Sometimes these local itch  and in many cases appear goals wounds while they scratch. If you do it too often, the area may even become infected and appear permanent scar.

As for the prevention of dry skin, dermatologists recommend moisturizing creams lately with AHA (AHA), which is extracted from milk, fruits and sugar cane. ANA-humidifiers have a double effect - remove dry, dead, hard and scaly skin and retain moisture. Some ANA-humidifiers, of course, are better than others, but in general, the more dense the damper, the better.

Another good method of prevention is bathing in lukewarm water and mild soap. The water temperature should be moderate. If your skin is dry, do not use strong antibacterial soaps.

There are many measures that can be effective for dry skin. Whole new generation moisturizing body care products are available to help you deal with long-term problems.

Some "gold" has long known recipes also work. For example:

• If your itchy dry skin irritation strong, get a liter of milk from the refrigerator. Pour it into a bowl or basin. Dip a cloth or piece of gauze in cold milk and place it on the skin for five minutes. Milk has anti-inflammatory properties that eliminate itching. It stops the feeling and the desire to continually scratching.

Milk is very soothing to the skin for the content of lactic acid.

• For dry and itchy skin best moisturizer is heavy and dense. Scented lotions are almost useless for dry skin, as they have high water content. Recommended strong, thick creams that soothe. The cheapest option is pure petroleum jelly, but for some it will seem too thick or greasy. If so, heat it in your hands first and then it will spread more easily. If you do not want to smudge your clothes, use it at night.

• The best time to apply a cream or oil on the face and body after exiting the bath, while the skin is filled with moisture. One purpose of moisturizing lotions to "close" the moisture in the skin - not evaporated.

• Use a night treatment. It will quickly make your skin quite different when you wake up in the morning. First tarry in a tub of lukewarm water until your fingers start to shrivel - a sign that the skin is completely hydrated. Step out of the bath and dry a bit, then apply a layer of oil. Not necessarily be the most expensive and luxurious brands. It is important to Spread a thick layer. Then put on his night clothes and lie down. Best use older pajamas and sheets. Take advantage of this procedure when your skin is very dry and you will quickly feel the difference.

• Often, the driest areas of the skin to form on the heels, hands and elbows. And you can flatten them with oil. When you go to bed, wear gloves and socks, pajama dress with long sleeves or sleeveless T-fitting on the cracked elbows.

Consultation with a specialist dermatologist is necessary if home remedies do not work, dry skin starts to bleed or become too flaky.

23/05/2012

Acne - summer is a predisposing factor

acne
High temperatures lead to increased secretion of sweaty skin.
For oily skin, there is a particular increase and fat secretion.
Excessive sebum keeps dirt particles from the environment on the surface of exposed skin. This clogs pores and leads to the formation of comedones. Comedones are two types: black and white dots. When blackheads oxidation occurs the content of contaminated clogged pore - it is the specific reason for darkening. White dots, known as milia, clogged pores are covered with fat white tip.



The surface of the skin are normal and conditionally pathogenic microorganisms that come into contact with the consistency of the pore is already full. The skin around the pore is red, swollen pimple to form a whitish discharge. Buds may be infected. Pus containing buds can be pushed to the surface of the skin, which forms a white tip.



In the summer, not only because of unprofessional squeezing, pustules can be further irritated, inflamed and grow larger. It is the bud to become deep and tight. Then cover the whole inflammation sebaceous gland and sometimes the hair follicle-fat.



In deep inflammatory damage to the skin of acne is getting worse.In case of certain preventive measures against this skin condition, pimples can become painful cystic formations - they formed the merger of several compacted buds. Then in the inflammatory process and involves the skin.



Acne most commonly affected the face, shoulders, back and chest.



For causes of acne are considered hereditary predisposition and excessive secretion of androgens. Hormone reason explains the manifestation of acne mainly in the teenage years and during hormone therapy or steroid agents.



Influence and some external factors - contact with halogens such as iodine, chlorine and bromine, fat emulsions, which are applied on the skin, mostly tar and Vaseline, medication such as corticosteroids, overdoses of vitamin B6 and vitamin 12, vitamin D and other.



Bacteria that cause skin inflammation and acne are: staphylococci, Pityrosporum and Propionibacterium acnes.



The strong tension and stress is considered a predisposing factor for the manifestation of acne.



Misuse of certain foods and monotonous diet also may be the cause of skin irritation and the formation of acne pimples.

14/05/2012

Is there a risk of skin cancer to you? Your eyes will show ...

Eye color is directly related to the risk of some skin diseases, say scientists.
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Results of study show that people with blue eyes are less likely to develop vitiligo, and those with brown eyes are less threatened by the most dangerous form of skin cancer - melanoma.

From a genetic standpoint vitiligo and melanoma are the opposite, says researcher Dr. Richard molding School of Medicine, University of Colorado. According to experts the same genetic variations in some people increases the risk of vitiligo, while others reduce the risk of skin cancer, and vice versa.

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks healthy pigment cells. It was found that it increases the risk of developing other autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and others.

For the study researchers analyzed the genes associated with vitiligo, where over 3,000 people with skin problems.

ClearSkinMaxExperts identified 13 new genes that predispose to vitiligo.

The results show that the disease is less common in people with blue eyes and a higher risk of disease are at those dark eyes. It turns out that sufferers of skin disease, only 27% were blue-eyed, 43% have brown eyes and 30% with green or hazel eyes.

According to researchers, vitiligo is caused by mutation of certain genes, which, however, prevents the development of melanoma.

The results were published in the journal Nature Genetics.

11/05/2012

Daily cleansing - a guarantee for beautiful and healthy skin

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To restore luster and purity of his face have softer, smoother skin and feel the comfort and confidence, daily clean face.


Even the most perfect natural beauty lackluster, if not making daily skin care for face and body. Daily cleansing is extremely important. Dust and sweat accumulate on the skin as a thin layer to be removed.


It has been shown that the majority of skin problems - including acne and enlarged pores are a consequence of not cleaned or cleaned incorrectly skin.


Alarming is the result of a poll in which about 20% of women hurrying to bed without having removed the makeup from her face.All the shadows on the eyelids, the remnants of lipstick, powder and tush at of lashes must be removed.

By simple washing can be removed only waterborne contaminants - such as salts, but not the makeup that contains fat.If not properly clean your eyelashes, they will become brittle.


Ideal for this purpose are two-phase products

Their fat containing mixture is further enriched with moisturizing hyaluronic acid. So delicate skin around your eyes will not only clean but also refreshed.
However, it should follow the following rule: always run the cotton-top down on the closed eyelids.

Very practical for sensitive skin are moisten wipes that do not lay bare. Soybeans and wheat extracts retain the flexibility of the eyelids and reduce the feeling of too tight skin.

If you wear contact lenses, you should use only oil-free cleanser.A make-up are recommended materials that are easily removed with warm water.

Today the market offers many cosmetic products that will help you with daily cleaning and maintenance of face. Simply right to choose, taking into consideration the peculiarities of your skin.


Cleansing Milk

Cleansing milk is ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Whether you use cleansing milk or cream, the end result is the same. These products are for dry skin.
Massage gently for one minute to mix well in a total mass of cleaning agents and dirt. Then wipe it with a damp cloth or cotton swab. Finally, rinse your face with lukewarm water.

Toilet milk remains in the form of a thin protective layer and the skin is not stretched. But it is not suitable for oily skin because oily even more you. This will only incur a sort of rash of tiny pimples.



Cleaning Gels and Lotions

Cleansing lotions and gels consisting of 90% water and other moisturizing agents. Gels made further refreshing and cooling effect. Ideal for skin that does not tolerate much fat and needs a stronger hydration.

Gels and lotions often contain antibacterial elements which have excellent anti-inflammatory effects. Not suitable for dry skin that dries and stretches more after application, and can lead to embarrassing red spots.

Never rub hard with cotton when cleaning the face, because it will irritate the skin further. Apply it with a gentle massage: gentle massage movements from the horizontal center of the face to face, then climb down the cheeks and nose to neck. The skin will reward you with an accelerated natural regeneration. Second - complete cleansing tonic, rub it into skin with light circular movements.

Wash

Once you remove makeup and wash your face with warm water, you get a sense of clear skin. But it still is not quite clear. Stubborn dirt particles and residue from cleaning equipment must necessarily be removed with toilet water.

Ideal transparent, fragrant waters. They are also more practical if you need to hurry or on the road and around a fountain there. This would remove once and makeup and dirt. And you will not have any problems if your skin is oily or normal.

It is inappropriate to use the toilet water if your skin is sensitive because it could inflame - too much moisture is removed from it.Better are the natural products without preservatives flower petals.



Face Masks

Cleansing mask improve skin condition in record time, removing dirt, fats and toxins. But remember that oily skins need this kind of mask twice a week while dried should not overdo it - one mask a week is sufficient.
To avoid exposing your skin to the danger of excessive tension , keep the mask moist. For this purpose does not Apply directly to the person on a wet gauze. So then more easily and will remove it.



Peeling

The removal of dead cells and impurities allowing skin to breathe and is enriched with oxygen. It is shiny, soft and reflective. There are two types of peeling products: creams, sparkling or cleaning agents. The former are most relevant for sensitive and dry skin epidermis. Spread to the entire face (except eye area) and neck.Wait awhile, then massaged with the length of fingers caress with gentle movements, like the caress, moving from the nose to the ears. The skin should not be stretched.

Penny for peeling contain granules and are more suitable for combination and oily skin. It must be moistened by peel is done with circular movements of the fingers purposes without the pressure and friction.

10/05/2012

Which foods stimulate the production of Q10?

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Products for skin care with Q10 not only help maintain beautiful skin, but also have therapeutic effects on health and convalescence. It is known that Q10 supports cellular energy production and protects cells from the negative effects of free radicals.

In young age the body produces enough Q10. However, its levels decreased with advancing age.

It was found that the cellular "power plants" (mitochondria) can not produce cellular energy, vital for our survival, if you do not have enough Q10. Approximately 90% of cellular energy is produced with coenzyme Q10.
1. The heart also needs to Q10

The reduced levels of coenzyme Q10 in blood plasma can affect the overall physical performance and is associated with a palpable heart problems. Chronic stress, high blood pressure and allergies but also reduce levels of coenzyme Q10 in our blood because the body under these conditions requires a greater quantity of it.

Taking Q10 in appropriate quantities have the following positive effects: increased energy levels, improve memory, immune system also works more efficiently. According to research Q10 reduces high blood pressure.

2. What happens when the production of coenzyme Q10 in the skin decreases?

The more aging skin, the higher are its needs for external administration of coenzyme Q10. After age 20 the synthesis of coenzyme Q10 in the body decreases, and decreases in the amount of skin tissue. Scientists establish permanent reduction in the levels of Q10 in the brain between 33 and 92 years.

3. Which foods stimulate the production of Q10?

Taking Q10 is useful for maintaining the body's organs and healthier for longer. All animal organs such as heart, liver, kidney and testes, are particularly rich in coenzyme Q10.

Red meat, fatty fish such as sardines and mackerel, and peanut butter also contain higher amounts of Q10.

Danish scientists found that the way of food preparation is also important. Found that older Eskimos have higher levels of Q10 in younger people. Eskimos have 40 years 1,25 μg / ml, while those aged 26 have 0,90 μg / ml.

Study found that young Inuit prefer to cook your food "in Europe", while older still eat traditional food, ie located in the polar latitudes - including whole fish or seals - without being boiled or roasted.The amount of coenzyme Q10 in the diet did not change when it is consumed raw.

4. Moderate physical activity stimulates the production of coenzyme Q10


The synthesis of high levels of Q10 can be stimulated by physical activity. According to the study, people who do regular exercise - two or three times a week, such as running or intense walking, increase your energy levels.