Archive for March, 2012

Combination Skin Need Extra Care To Glow them

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

1. Boil water by infusing lemongrass in it. Cool the water and make an ice cube out of it. Rub your face gently with this.

2. Make a pack of pudina leaves and multani mitti and leave it overnight in refrigerator. Apply this in the next morning and wash off with cool water.

3. Apply a clay pack on the face and wipe off with a damp sponge. Then clean with water and pat dry.

4. Take steam from boiled rosewater and fresh water mix. This will take away the excess oil and impurities from the skin.

How To Glow Your Dry Skin Via Home

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

1. Take out the inner pulp from a piece of papaya and mix it with one teaspoon honey. Apply this mixture on the face. Wash it with water it is dry.

2. Prepare a pack of ripe banana and honey; apply this on the face to get glowing skin. Wash this pack off with cool or cold water.

3. Take two tablespoons of boiling milk and massage face with this. Massage gently in upward direction and wash off when it is dry.

How To Glow your Skin if its the Normal One

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

1. Take out the inner pulp from a piece of papaya and apply it on the face. Wash it with water when the pack is dry.

2. Take four tablespoons of orange juice and mix with two tablespoons of yogurt. Gently massage on face in an upward circular movement.

3. Cut a carrot into pieces and grind. Then squeeze out one tablespoon juice and apply it on the face.

4. Gently rub your face with an ice cube to enhance blood circulation and to keep your skin fresh.

Remedies For Glowing Skin – For Oily Skin

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

1. Make a paste of soaked fenugreek seeds and apply it on the face at night. Wait until it dries and wash off with cool water. It will absorb excess oil from the skin and will give your face a natural glow. You can prepare the paste once and can store it in fridge for a week.

2. Take one tablespoon cucumber juice and raw milk and add a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this on face and give a gentle upward massage and rinse off with water.

3. Apply cucumber juice and wait until it is dry. Wash it off with water. This will remove excess oil from your face and will keep you glowing.

4. Take two tablespoons of wheat flour and make a paste and apply on the face. Rinse off with cool water. It will take away the excess oil content.

Treating Mild Acne

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Mild acne consists of small lesions, such as blackheads, whiteheads or pustules, which appear at or near the surface of the skin. As such, mild cases of acne can sometimes be controlled at home by:

Gently washing the affected area(s) with warm water and a mild soap twice a day to remove dead skin cells and excess oil

Using a topical (applied to the skin) over-the-counter acne treatment containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid …..

Types of acne

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Acne Vulgaris is the most common form of acne which includes several types of pimples. These acne lesions include blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts.

Whiteheads: Whiteheads result when a pore is completely blocked, trapping sebum (oil), bacteria, and dead skin cells, causing a white appearance on the surface. These types of acne lesions sometimes seem to be begging to be popped.

Blackheads: Blackheads result when a pore is only partially blocked, allowing some of the trapped sebum (oil), bacteria, and dead skin cells to slowly drain to the surface. The black color is not caused by dirt. Rather, it is a reaction of the skin’s own pigment, melanin, reacting with the oxygen in the air. A blackhead tends to be a stable structure, and can often take a long time to clear.

Papules: Papules are small, red, tender bumps with no head. Do not squeeze a papule. It will do no good, and may exacerbate scarring.

Pustules: A pustule is similar to a whitehead, but is inflamed, and appears as a red circle with a white or yellow center. Pustules are your garden variety “zit”. Before you pop or squeeze such a lesion.

Nodules: As opposed to the lesions mentioned above, nodular acne consists of acne spots which are much larger, can be quite painful and can sometimes last for months. Nodules are large, hard bumps under the skin’s surface. Scarring is common. Absolutely do not attempt to squeeze such a lesion. You may cause severe trauma to the skin and the lesion may last for months longer than it normally would. Dermatologists often have ways of lessening swelling and preventing scarring.

Cysts: An acne cyst can appear similar to a nodule, but is pus-filled, and has been described as having a diameter of 5mm or more across. They can be painful. Again, scarring is common with cystic acne. Squeezing an acne cyst may cause a deeper infection and more painful inflammation which will last much longer than if you had left it alone. Dermatologists often have ways of lessening swelling and preventing scarring.

Skin Changes that Come With Age

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Skin becomes rougher.

Skin develops lesions such as benign tumors.

Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin and collagen) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.

Skin becomes more transparent as we age. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).

Skin becomes more fragile as we age. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.

Skin becomes more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls as we age.

What are the Treatment Options for Aging Skin

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

The doctor’s palette of resurfacing options continues to expand. In patients with early skin aging changes, nonsurgical treatment methods such as tretinoin, vitamin C, and alpha hydroxy acids may provide satisfactory improvement. Chemical peels, dermabrasion and laserabrasion may be used alone or in combination with other surgical procedures to treat moderate to severe degrees of facial photodamage.

Deeper facial lines may be treated with botulinum toxin or soft tissue enhancement, including collagen, autologous fat, and Goretex implants. Patients with more sagging, excess skin may benefit from additional procedures such as a facelift, browlift, or blepharoplasty (surgical reconstruction of the eyelid). Treatment must be individualized according to the patient’s facial characteristics and cosmetic concerns.

Here is more detail about some of the more popular treatment options:

Chemical peels: Chemical peels are effective for removing fine lines and smoothing out the skin. Chemical peels remove the upper surface of the skin to expose newer, clearer skin. After the upper layers of the skin have been removed, a new layer of skin develops. Chemical peels can be used in areas, such as around the eye and mouth, that are not improved by a facelift. Depending on the patient’s skin type and degree of sun damage, a superficial, medium or deep chemical peel may be the appropriate treatment.

Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion removes lines and some scarring and can be used to treat moderate to severe photodamage (sun damage). In dermabrasion, the doctor sands away the top layer of skin, thus it has similar side effects and complications as medium to deep chemical peels. However, because of the bleeding associated with dermabrasion and variations in skill and technique, the control of wounding is not as accurate as with current resurfacing technology. Dermabrasion is not done on the thin skin around the eyes. Care must also be taken when dermabrading the skin around the mouth.

Laser resurfacing: In the past few years, the development of high-energy lasers has enhanced physicians’ ability to improve photoaged skin, various types of scars and other dermatologic conditions. The precise depth control and ability to treat large areas in a relatively short amount of time makes these lasers valuable tools. Before laser resurfacing is performed, your doctor will discuss with you other treatment options, what to expect during recovery, how to take care of your skin after the procedure, and possible side effects and complications. Camouflage makeup suggestions will also be discussed.

Why Is Tooth crown Necessary

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

* Protection and Support fort the residual tooth – Sometimes teeth are compromised because of big carious processes or cracks or received root canal therapy. Removing all decay means removing all the damaged tissue of the tooth and leaving only the healthy part but this reduces his strength. When teeth receive root canal therapy they also have a large filling. To protect these filling materials and to protect the tooth from going through fractures should be placed a cap.

* Restoration – A broken tooth or a decayed one that lost part of the tooth’s tissue loses its function as well. For teeth to do their proper function, they should have contact with the adjacent teeth (except for the wisdom teeth) and should contact their antagonist. Caps restore teeth’s functions to assure the right mastication or speaking.

* Missing teeth – When you lose one tooth because of decay, periodontal disease, or trauma, you can’t leave an empty space especially if it is a frontal tooth. One way to replace the missing tooth is by placing a bridge. These means placing a crown or two on the adjacent teeth and a fake one to fill the place of the lost tooth. Also the empty space can be filled with a dental implant, this way the dentist doesn’t have to damage the adjacent teeth by preparing them for crowns. Since the implant is made of titanium, to cover all the metallic part is used a crown.

* Aesthetic purposes – Sometimes for problems that might occur during the development of the tooth before we are even born or after, they might be discolored, misshaped, etc. Sometimes they might be discolored because of badly done root canal therapy or badly done restoration. To assure a good looking smile one or several caps might be needed.

Some Common Causes Of Toothache

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

In order to make the most of the toothache remedies out there, you first should understand where tooth pain comes from. Some tooth pain is caused by a dental problem and can be felt in the tooth, or sometimes in the jaws and surrounding area. This is generally caused by a decaying, cracked or fractured tooth, a cavity, an exposed root or possibly gum disease. Sometimes this pain is aggravated by very hot or very cold substances and it can usually be solved by visiting the dentist and having the appropriate treatment administered, such as an extraction or filling.

However, tooth pain may not be caused by a dental problem at all, and in fact may be a product of something completely unrelated. Pain in the teeth or surrounding area may be caused by certain heart diseases or conditions, like angina or cardiac arrest. Problems with the ears can cause pain in the tooth area as well as sinus problems. There are also some toothaches caused by nerve problems like neuralgia. However, if you are having chronic tooth pain, and you know that it is not a symptom of a more serious problem, then there are some products out there that work well and are toothache remedies that actually work.