Archive for November, 2012

Special Tips For Your Excessive Oily Skin

Friday, November 30th, 2012

U know what lyca khalid that oily skin is due to overproductive sebaceous glands. But there is one good thing for those who have oily skin i.e. they generally show slower fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. The downside can be more frequent breakouts, large pores and a greasy appearance. The following steps can minimize the negative effects.

Steps:

1. Stick with the basics: The experts suggest cleansing your face two or three times daily with good old soap and water. Pack a premoistened cleansing pad if you won’t be around a water basin throughout the day.

2. Understand that dermatologists and aestheticians often disagree on which types of soaps or cleansers to use’but all agree that once you find a product that works well for your skin, you should continue using it.

3. Follow the recommendations of dermatologists and shower or bathe in tepid rather than steaming-hot water. Hot water can strip your skin of needed moisture, while cold water can shock your skin.

4. Avoid using cleansers that tend to overdry skin. This paradoxically causes your skin to produce even more oil than usual.

5. Use only noncomedogenic moisturizers and sunscreen products’this means they’re oil-free and won’t clog pores.

6. Talk to your dermatologist about a class of drugs called retinoids, which reduce production in oil glands and shrink their size.

7. Keep in mind that oil glands are very sensitive’stimuli such as hormones, heat and (some say) fatty food can trigger them.

8. Remember that your efforts to keep your oily skin clear can only go so far, as some studies indicate that oily skin is hereditary.

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Monday, November 26th, 2012


Remedies For Malaria Fever

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Malaria is caused when a female Anopheles mosquito bites a person. This mosquito carries malarial parasites, which then get inside the body of the person and multiplies and spread all over the body. This disease generally happens to those who stay in unhealthy surroundings and that too mainly to those who have weaker immune system. High fever, chills, headache and shivering are the common symptoms of malaria. There are some very effective home remedies for malaria.

Some common home remedies for malaria are :

1. In a glass of water, add a tsp of cinnamon powder, a tsp of honey and a dash of pepper powder. Boil this concoction and have it after it cools down a bit. This is beneficial in treating malaria.

2. In malaria fever is natural and hence applying cold packs on the forehead will be really helpful in bringing the fever down.

3. In 60ml of water, dissolve 3 gram of lime and the juice of 1 lemon. Start consuming this, once in a day, right from the time of the onset of fever.

4. Roast alum over a hot plate and then powder it. Take a tsp of it when you still have fever. It is a useful remedy for curing malaria.

5. Holy basil leaves can be either chewed as it is or had in the form of a decoction, as it is very effective in the treatment of malaria.

How To Find Right Sized Shoes For Your Feet

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

The wrong shoes can cause or aggravate foot ailments. The right shoes can often prevent – but cannot correct – problems. So wearing the right shoes is vital to foot health. Follow this checklist when you buy shoes. Be sure they measure up.

SHOE CONSTRUCTION
Leather is best because is breathes like skin and molds to your foot. But cheaper canvas is fine for fast-growing children.
Soles should be strong and flexible with a good gripping surface.
Insoles should be cushioned to absorb the jolts of walking on hard surfaces.
Arch supports distribute weight over a wider area. Rigid shanks also give added support.
High heels are fun and look good, but they should not be worn too long at a stretch or for much walking. Besides cramping the toes, they change body posture, making backaches more likely.

THE RIGHT FIT

Only you can tell if shoes fit. If they aren’t comfortable, don’t buy them!
Don’t plan on shoes stretching with wear. If you already own shoes that are too tight, ask your shoe repair shop if they can be stretched.
Because feet spread with age, have your feet measured every time you buy shoes. Both feet should be measured as they are often different sizes. Always buy shoes for the BIGGEST foot.
Go shoe shopping late in the afternoon. Feet swell to their largest then.
Size depends on shoe make and style, too. Don’t insist you always wear one size if the next feels better.
The toe box should be roomy enough so you can wiggle all your toes.
Your forefoot should NOT be wider than your shoe.
The heel should fit snugly and the instep should not gape open.
If you can’t find shoes that fit, ask your doctor for advice.

Beauty tips For Women With Oily Skin

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Humectant: A substance that attracts moisture.

Hyaluronic Acid: An acid that occurs naturally in the skin, helps retain the skin’s natural moisture.

Hydrate: To add moisture to the skin

Hydroquinone: A bleaching agent used in skin preparations.

Hyperpigmentation: Darkening of the skin, commonly produced by ultraviolet radiation, which provokes melanocytes in the skin.

Hypodermis: Below the surface of the skin.

Immunostimulant: An agent that stimulates either innate or acquired immunity.

Immunosuppressant: An agent that acts to suppress the body’s natural immune response.

Instant Conditioner: A conditioner with light to intense conditioning properties that restores a healthy look and protects against further damage.

Irritant: A substance that consistently and predictably produces an adverse response (such as reddening, swelling, itching, burning, or blistering) in virtually all of the population. Irritants are not to be confused with allergens.

Beauty Secrets For Beautiful Women

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Undertone: In make-up terms, refers to cool or warm tones of the skin.

UVA: Ultraviolet light, type A. These are rays of light from the sun which are not visible but can cause damage to the skin.

UVB: Ultraviolet light, type B. These are rays of light from the sun which are not visible but can cause damage to the skin

Varicose Veins: Swollen and dilated veins, usually visible on the legs.

Vitamin A: A fat soluble vitamin. A lack of vitamin A can cause skin to become dry and hardened.

Vitamin C: A water soluble vitamin. A preservative and antioxidant used in cosmetic creams.

Vitamin D: A fat soluble vitamin. Necessary for bone and tooth structure. Formed in the skin on exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin E: An antioxidant often used in deodorants and hair grooming aids.

Wheat Germ Oil: Promotes renewal of normal new skin cells. Used in cosmetics because of its large vitamin E content.

Zinc Oxide: Used to protect, soothe and heal the skin. Also provides good sun protection.

Beautiful Skin Requires Care

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Tartaric Acid: A type of glycolic acid (fruit acid) derived from apples. Use to treat the skin to improve its texture and tone.

Tea Tree Oil: A natural preservative with antiseptic and germicidal properties used in soaps, shampoos, and skin-care products.

Thyme: Botanical properties are antiseptic, tonic, antibacterial and deodorizing. Often used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, perfumes and soap.

Titanium Dioxide: A non-chemical, common agent used in sunscreen products that works by physically blocking the sun. It may be used alone or in combination with other agents.

Tocopherol: Vitamin E, used as an antioxidant in cosmetics.

Toner: Product used after cleansing to help return skin to its natural pH. Removes any remaining trace of dirt or debris.

Tretinoin: A derivative of vitamin A.

What Is Obesity

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Obesity can mean different things to different people, and this section will show how it can be defined and measured in adults and children. But first, we have to look at what it means to be obese, and at the images the word ‘obesity’ conjures for people.

It does not make pretty reading. It is easy to see why people who are obese can quickly come to feel ridiculed, ostracised and ultimately degraded because of their obesity. This, more than anything, emphasises how important it is to consider obesity not as a single-dimension problem, but as an issue which covers many different facets of a person’s life – their family, economic and social status, psychological and behavioural profile, employment situation, leisure time pursuits and, of course, eating patterns.

Managing patients who seek help for obesity cannot, therefore, just be a matter of doing the measurements, prescribing the diet, and leaving the person to get on with it. It requires a strong determination to work in partnership with the patient to unearth new ways forward. It requires understanding of how he or she feels and thinks, and a willingness to negotiate a plan to meet clearly determined goals. Most important, it requires a recognition that obesity has complex psycho-social origins, which need to be understood and respected.

Obesity management is something which often gets pushed to the bottom of the priority tray in a busy general practice setting, where staff are working flat-out just to keep their heads above water. Have a look at the priority given to obesity management by some GPs and practice nurses in Scotland, as identified in research commissioned by HEBS/NBS/SCPGMDE (Bennett 1998).

Despite this, obesity mangement is a serious business, worthy of serious effort. Obesity is responsible for or implicated in enormous amounts of morbidity and mortality annually in Scotland, much of which impacts directly on the workloads of community based professionals. It is a problem that will not go away, and which cannot be ignored.

Obesity is a chronic disease, just as diabetes and asthma are chronic diseases. And just like diabetes and asthma, it requires skilled, knowledge-based and sensitive management from healthcare professionals to help those affected to lead safe, meaningful and enjoyable lives.

10 Weight Loss Tips

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

1. Stretch your meals to, at least, 20 minutes or longer. Your stomach, mouth and brain are all connected and it takes 20 minutes of chewing before your stomach signals your brain that you are full. To feel full and successfully lose weight on any weight loss program, you need to eat slowly for 20 minutes or longer.

2. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is important to your health, your normal diet and to help lose weight. Water is necessary for the metabolism of your stored fat. Weight loss cannot occur without an active metabolism which requires large quantities of water. Another way to use water to lose weight is to drink a large glass of ice water just before meals. The cold causes your stomach to shrink slightly which will make you feel full faster.

3. The more positive your self-esteem, the better you feel about yourself, the faster and easier it will be for you to lose weight. When you are self-confident, you are better able to take charge of your life. It also means that after you lose weight, it will stay gone permanently.

4. When you go fat free or low fat, you also cut out much of the taste of the foods you eat. Add the flavor back with herbs and spices. Strong flavors such as vinegar, garlic, chili powder, cayenne, curry powder, rosemary and tarragon can be used to doctor up any food you are eating. For your low fat and fat free diets, experiment with different herbs and spices until you find some you like. Staying on your fat free or low fat diet will be easier and your weight loss will be speeded up.

5. Increase your metabolism by as much as 40% by using hot and spicey foods such as hot peppers of all varieties and mustards. Research shows these foods all increase your metabolism. For double duty, give up fat filled mayonnaise for mustard and add hot peppers to your food for greater flavor and increased metabolism.

6. Negative emotions will also interfere with your weight loss program. It’s difficult to stay motivated to lose weight when you feel bad. Overeating often accompanies negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, fear, guilt and anger. If this is true for you, begin a stress management program including some exercise and relaxation exercises.

7. To lose weight faster, reduce your intake of caffeine. Caffeine leads to an increase of insulin in your body which retards the burning of your stored fat.This is a simple chemical reaction in your body that you can change. Reduce your caffeine intake by 50% and see what happens. Here is a rough guide to use when looking at the amount of caffeine you currently take in: Brewed coffee (6 oz. cup) – 100mg; Instant coffee (6 oz.) – 70mg; Tea (6 oz.) – 50mg; Soft drinks (12oz.) – (Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew) – 50mg; Dark chocolate (1 oz.) – 20mg and Milk chocolate (1 oz.) – 6mg.

8. Incease your intake of fiber rich foods. They will help fill you up faster and will help all the food you eat pass through your digestive system more easily.

9. Exercise is probably the most important key to increasing your metabolism and burning off excess fat. Research shows that you burn more stored fat for energy when you do aerobic exercises on an empty stomach than on a full stomach. Research also shows that you burn more stored fat when you exercise late in the day rather than in the morning. Put together, the best time to exercise to lose weight by burning your stored fat is in the late afternoon/early evening before dinner. Second best is in the morning before breakfast. Our metabolism naturally starts to slow down about 8 hours after we wake up. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercises in the evening, before dinner, will not only burn off stored fat but it increases your metabolism for about two to three more hours just when it was starting to slow down. This produces a significant increase in fat burned off, even after the exercise is over.

10. To lose weight quickly, never skip a meal. Your first meal after waking starts your metabolism. Your metabolism then speeds up for about eight hours and then starts slowing down until you go to sleep when it goes to low until you wake and eat and start the cycle again. Skip breakfast and your metabolism doesn’t get started until lunch time. You’ve just missed three or four hours of fat burning time. When you skip meals during the day, your metabolism also slows down. Weight loss through the burning of stored fat is all about eating enough of the right kinds of foods so you stay full and your metabolism stays as high as possible. Remember, if you feel hungry, your metabolism slows down. Stay full with healthy, nonfattening foods and your metabolism will continue to burn your stored fat as fast as your body will allow.