Health and Fitness

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Spray Tanning

It is quite normal for people who like to have a tan all year round to use tanning booths throughout the year. It has become a recognized fact that too much sun is dangerous for our skin and causes many problems which is why the new artificial methods have proved so popular. Across America (and other countries) there has been in increase in artificial techniques with spray tanning high up on that list. The spray system appears to be more consistent than other artificial methods like crams or lotions where streak marks are not uncommon. Although the popularity is still to be proved, systems using the new spray tanning technology have been designed for home use. Whichever method you decide upon there are some simple but basic steps needed to ensure the best effect. Initially you need to exfoliate which will eliminate all the dead skin cells from your body. The last thing you want is to have dead skin dropping off and leaving lighter patches where it once was. To complete this part of the preparation, the skin needs to be moist and ready to accept the tan so a good skin moisturizer will need to be applied all over.

Stretch Marks Removal

Stretch marks are considered a source of shame. It"s something my friend and I had never spoken about before, and something I would not usually bring up over a quiet pint and a packet of cheese and onion. Stretch marks develop when the skin is excessively stretched, damaging the collagen fibers and proteins in the underlying skin layer called the dermis. Scientists believe that shattering of collagen leads to dilation of small blood vessels (called capillaries) that results in red or purple-colored early stretch marks.Stretch marks begin as red purple lesions, and with time, gradually lose their colour and atrophy. Eventually, they appear physically as white, scar-like lesions. Stretch marks: They"re unsightly, annoying, and the last thing you want to see when you put on a bathing suit. You may be wanting to figure out some way to avoid getting them. Stretch marks are not something you suffer from physically, but many people who have them become self-conscious about their stretch marks.

The Skin And Its Importance

The skin is the largest of the bodies organs and is essential in helping to control the temperature of the body (keeping you warm or cool), keeps you dry, stores fat and contains the nerve endings which help us feel heat or cold. The skin is extremely flexible which allows people to move easily, it is especially loose in areas such as the elbow, which allows them to bend as required. Conversely, you will notice that the skin is taught and rigid in areas such as the feet to enable people to walk without slipping. The skin is able to breathe through the many holes on its service, these are known as pores. The skin also has three layers, the epidermis, the dermis and the fatty layer known as the hypodermis. The Sun and your Skin The skin contains a substance called melanin which protects it and also gives it its colour. Skin which contains a lot of melanin will be a darker colour whereas smaller amounts will result in a fairer colour. The body's natural defence against the rays of the sun is to produce melanin, which you can see when it changes colour, you get a tan, the more melanin you produce, the darker you tan.

Skin Fungus Symptoms And Solutions

Skin Fungus, can be the result of a topical infection only, or also the result of fungi in the blood stream (ew! ). But not only that, severe cases of nail or skin fungus rupture their surroundings causing fissures or gashes in your skin or nails where the fungus gains access too. Skin fungus infections are hard to recognize. The itching, flaking, redness, and thickened skin of fungal infections can look just like other types of dermatitis or skin allergies. Infections Infections can aggravate psoriasis. Frequently, a flare-up of the disease can be triggered by severe viral or bacterial infections of the upper respiratory track. Infections, if left untreated, may lead to cellulitis, sever pain and discomfort and even to systemic dissemination of the disease. Especially serious problems may be encountered in diabetic and immunocompromised patients. Toenail fungus heals much slower than fingernail fungus, because toenails grow about half as fast as fingernails. Toenail & Fingernail Fungus Therapy Cream eliminates nail fungus and keep it from coming back with top skin care.

Skin Care Tips For Every Decade - Part 2

When You Are In Your 30's Your thirties will bring what most would consider unwanted surprises. You will for the first time be faced with your first signs of aging. This is probably one of the reasons why many individuals find entering the thirties difficult and birthdays become events to dread instead of celebrating. When you enter this decade of life you will begin to see fine lines and wrinkles appearing around your eyes and mouth. As well you may begin to notice uneven skin tones; those individuals with darker complexions may show signs of discoloration while fair skinned individuals may see the appearance of brown spots (hyper-pigmentation) or ruddiness (reddened areas). Your skin has begun thinning, you are starting to loss collagen and cell turn over has slowed down. Whether or not you have accepted the fact that you are and will continue to age, know that there are steps to take to slow the aging process and give your skin a healthy glow. A slowing in cell turn over gives your skin a tired and dull appearance however this can be immediately remedied by using a exfoliating product.

Cellulite, Is There A Cure?

Beneath the skin are a large number of fat cells that form those orange peel type effects everyone knows as cellulite; it is generally found in the lower half of the body. This is not a situation purely confined to those who carry excess weight; this condition even affects slim women who have fewer fat cells. You see as the collection of fats push against the connective tissue, it tends to cause the surface of the skin to dimple or pucker and visually look lumpy; giving you what is referred to as cellulite. Health experts have been trying to discover the cause for some time as it is not a condition that affects every woman but they believe it does have some connection to the way the fat cells are made and possibly how toxins enter and are stored within the body. This problem usually comes naturally with aging and similar to wrinkles that form in the face, it is actually the result of lower levels of collagen and elasticity in the skin. It is normally classified as a problem caused by hormones and is why men rarely suffer with the condition as fat in their bodies is consistent throughout.

Removing Skin Moles For Less Than A Bag Of Coffee Beans

Have you struggle with bothersome skin moles? Do they constantly become sore and irritated? Worse still, do your skin moles snag in your clothes, hair, or jewelry? You'd be surprised with how many people share your frustrations. Skin moles effect millions of adults worldwide, ranging from the relatively mild flat skin moles, to larger ones that can effect your daily activities and impact your self confidence. These little buggers can not only play a part in lowered self esteem, but can actually be a health risk if not monitored carefully. If you're plagued with skin moles, you've undoubtedly considered removing them. What options are available to those interested in removing skin moles? A hereditary link may exist in the development of skin moles, although more research needs to be done. Excessive sun exposure can also be a factor in the development of moles. For instance, research has shown that individuals who live in very sunny climates often show an increased rate of skin moles.

Ouch! You Need A Cold Sore Cure NOW!

A cold sore is an outbreak caused by the herpes simplex virus. Some people make the mistake of confusing it with genital herpes, but it is not. Having a cold sore is bad enough without people running around saying you have herpes. Anyway, typical breakouts are large red sores around the mouth. They are painful and look really bad. When you get one, you'll do anything for a cold sore cure, but there is no way to permanently kill the virus that causes the breakouts. There is plenty that you can do in terms of prevention and there are ways of relieving the discomfort and pain of a breakout. When you get a cold sore, the first thought is to get quick relief from the pain and to minimize the unsightly appearance of the sore. First, let's deal with the pain and swelling. To reduce the redness and pain, you can apply ice to the sore every two hours or so. The cooling effect of the ice will relieve some of the pain and reduce the swelling. Another effective cold sore remedy is the venerable tea bag.

Skin Rejuvenation - For A Younger Looking Skin

If a patient wants to get a youthful appearance, skin rejuvenation or resurfacing should be considered. It can be achieved in a number of ways, such as with facials micro dermabrasion, and chemical peels, all achieve results in basically the same way. Ultimately, a healthier-look emerges. Skin rejuvenation is a treatment to resurface or to improve the texture, clarity and the overall appearance of the skin. Conditions that can be treated include visible wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles, pigmentation problems, scars, vascular conditions, or loss of skin tone. While, it is not as involved as surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a face lift, skin rejuvenation is a medical procedure. If you are physically healthy and do not smoke, you may consider this procedure to get a juvenile look. Your plastic surgeon should explain in detail, the risks associated with the procedure, and brief you about pre and post surgery complications, if any. Also you will be asked to sign consent forms, to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications such as infection, pigmentation irregularities, textural changes or irregularities, burns and scarring, .

Body Piercing Parlors

Body piercing parlors have become increasingly popular in recent years. Twenty five years ago it was strange to see a person with a body piercing, especially a facial piercing. Nowadays it's doubtful you don't at least a few friends with a tongue stud, nose ring or eyebrow pierced. Facial piercing is just the tip of the iceberg, people these days are getting ever more ingenious with where their getting pierced, and the kinds of body jewelry their displaying. Have you been considering getting pierced you're probably a little scared, and have some concerns? The number one thing everyone ever wants' me to explain is how much do body piercing's' cost at body piercing parlors and why, this is a difficult question to answer because of the many variations involved. For instance, where you live can affect the price you pay, as well were you want your piercing can be a big factor? Obviously getting your ears pierced is going to be cheaper than a lip piercing. Well everybody is different and yeah, for a couple minutes it's going to hurt, but the pain fades quickly in most cases with the exception of body piercing in more delicate area's which can be a little sore for a few days.

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