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Fighting Back Against Dry Skin
Got dry skin? There are many things you can do to make it smooth and supple. In many cases, all it takes is making a few adjustments to your daily skin care routine.
Care Strategies for Dry Skin When You Wash
Try these tips for the bath or shower:
- Skip long, hot showers: Hot water strips oils from the skin faster than warm water. Long showers or baths actually dry out your skin. Limit yourself to a single 5- or 10-minute warm shower or bath a day.
- Use a gentle cleanser or shower gel with moisturizer: Instead of harsh cleansers, go for unscented, soap-free, or mild soap cleansers.
- Moisturize while skin is still moist: Pat your skin with a towel after you shower or wash your face or hands, leaving it damp. Apply a moisturizer within three to five minutes of washing to lock moisture in.
What to Look for in a Moisturizer
You don’t have to pay a fortune for a good, rich moisturizer. Read the label. Ingredients that may be helpful for dry skin include:
- Ceramides: Ceramides help the skin hold water and soothe dry skin. Synthetic ceramides may mimic the natural substances in the outermost layer of skin that help keep moisture in.
- Dimethicone and glycerin: These draw water to the skin and keep it there.
- Hyaluronic acid: Like ceramides, hyaluronic acid helps skin hold water.
- Lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly (petrolatum): These help skin hold on to water absorbed during bathing.
Be sure to apply sunscreen to areas of your body that are exposed to the sun during the day. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more that says “broad spectrum” on the label.
5 Lifestyle Tips for Relieving Dry Skin
These strategies can also help make your skin supple and smooth:
- Plug in a humidifier at home to help keep skin hydrated during winter months when indoor air is dry.
- Wear cotton and other natural fibers. Wool, synthetics, or other fabrics can be scratchy and irritating.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat omega-3 foods. Essential fatty acids can help fortify the skin’s natural oil-retaining barriers. Foods rich in omega-3 include cold-water fish (salmon, halibut, sardines), flax, walnuts, and safflower oil.
- For redness or inflammation, apply a cool compress or an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream on the area for a week. If these don’t provide relief, talk to your doctor.
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- Bad skin
- Sleep issues
- Bathroom problems
- Lip balm reliance
- Bad finger and toe nails
- Body temperature fluctuation
- A cloudy mind
The quality of your skin is a sure-fire way to get a reading on your overall level of health. Of course, some people struggle with skin issues like acne and are otherwise perfectly fine — but skin quality can clue you in to some bigger problems. A poor diet can really impact your skin quality, and if you’re noticing blemishes like stretch marks? That should tell you that something is wrong.
Can’t seem to fall asleep at night? That can be an indication that some aspects of your life need adjusting. Whether it be that you’re eating the wrong foods, ingesting too much caffeine late in the day, or not expelling enough energy during the day, not being able to sleep presents an issue — which cascades into further issues.
Yep, we’re getting down and dirty. Take note of the color of your urine, and even how frequently you’re going No. 2 — those could both provide important insight into the state of your overall health. Since you’re going to ask, your urine should be a pale yellow color — and hopefully odorless. As for your bowel movement frequency, there’s a wide range. But if you’re going regularly, you’re probably fine. And don’t ignore the grimy details during your investigation.
If your lips are constantly chapped, and you find that you can’t live without lip balm, that’s your body’s way of telling you that something’s wrong. Specifically, your lip condition is an indicator of your vitamin levels. If your lips are chapped, you may be vitamin strapped — so diversify your diet, and get the nutrients you need.
If the condition of your lips wasn’t a solid enough indicator, your finger and toe nails can also give you a heads-up if you’re unhealthy. You’re going to want to be on the lookout for ridges, discoloration, and bumps — all of which should be red flags. Your nails can tell you a lot about your overall state of health, so if something is strange, don’t ignore it.
Icy feet and hands aren’t normal. Yes, there could be environmental factors at play, but if you’re consistently finding that your extremities are ice cold, it can be a sign of cardiovascular problems. Specifically, cold hands or feet might mean that you’re having circulation issues, and that your body isn’t getting blood where it needs to go. If this is a chronic issue, have it checked out.
It’s becoming quite clear that our cognitive ability and brain health are closely tied to our physical condition. That means that obesity and elevated levels of body fat can have a significant impact on our ability to think and reason. It’s kind of scary, but also a very promising area of research. So, if you can’t formulate a potent thought, it may be a sign that it’s time to drop some weight.
FAQ’s FOR CHEMICAL PEELS
1. What is chemical peel?
Chemical peel is a simple and safe office procedure done by a dermatologist for the treatment of acne, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and skin rejuvenation.
2. Why do we use chemical peel?
- To treat oily skin, pimples and scars.
- To improve the skin tone, color and texture.
- Reduce freckles, blotchy pigmentation.
- Reduces fine line and wrinkles.
3. How is a chemical peel performed?
- Chemical peel is a lunch time procedure which permits the patient to go back to work immediately after the procedure.
- Type of chemical peel (superficial, medium, deep) is chosen depending on the type of skin and the skin problem.
Steps involved in Chemical Peel:
- Clean the skin with an appropriate cleanser that removes excess oil, make-up.
- Application of the peel using a special brush to the desired area using one or more chemical peels.
- To rinse off the peel within few minutes of application or leaving it for few hours depends on the type of chemical peel used.
4. What to expect after the treatment?
The superficial peels usually do not show any visible alterations immediately after the peel. There may be redness followed by scaling lasting for 3-5 days which usually subsides without scarring. Medium and deep peels may cause crusting and peel off over a period of 7-15 days.
5. Are there any side-effects?
There is a low risk of hyper pigmentation and scarring which can be treated with good results.
6. How many sittings are required?
- Multiple sessions are required to achieve an acceptable cosmetic result.
- Results are not permanent and maintenance peels are often required.
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What is PRP
PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. The plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.
PRP Therapy for Skin:
Why Platelets Rejuvenate Skin:
Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP reduces scars, softens wrinkles and creates smoother skin texture and tone.
What to expect during and after the PRP procedure
A small amount of blood will be drawn from you. While the PRP is being prepared, your skin will be cleansed and prepared for the treatment. The injections take a few minutes, and are mildly uncomfortable. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and requires no post procedure care or time off from daily events. Mild swelling, redness, or bruising fade within 1-3 days. The PRP is made from your own cells, virtually eliminating the possibility of negative side effects.
The goal of PRP skin rejuvenation therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, soften lines and pores. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. Three or more treatment sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1-2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome.
PRP for Hair Loss:
With a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. The growth factors in the PRP will stimulate hair growth. PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood.
Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.
It is possible to use PRP Hair Loss Therapy alone to promote hair growth or it can also be used in combination with hair transplant.
Advantages of PRP Therapy against hair loss are:
- Simple, non surgical procedure
- Multiple Injections: procedure lasting approximately 60 to 90 minutes
- Safe and reliable results
- Very quick recovery period.
- Beautiful and above all extremely natural looking end results
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To Protect Your SKIN, EYES, and Overall Appearance, Try These Tips:
- Take frequent breaks. Look away from the screen to a distant sight.
- Get up and take a short walk.
- Stretch your neck by looking up at the ceiling and holding for at least 20 seconds.
- Adjust your working space so you’re not always looking down at the screen.
- Look left and right to stretch your neck.
- Place a mirror by your computer screen so you can see if you’re frowning or squinting.
- Purchase an anti-glare screen that fits over the computer monitor to cut down on radiation exposure and the glare of blue light.
- Wear sunscreen every day.
- Use skin care products with antioxidants in them—they provide natural protection from UV radiation.
- Maintain a good distance from the monitor and clean it regularly (to remove dust).
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.
- Consider applying moisturizer or a hydrating mist periodically through a long day. At the very least, wear a long-lasting moisturizer.
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