Adult Acne

There are so many things that we miss, when we were teenagers. But those sprinkling pimples and acnes on our face are something we never want to remember. Now in adulthood, many suffer from wrinkles and blemishes on their face. There are various reasons why they occur in adults too. In most of the women, it can be seen due to hormonal changes or menopausal shift. Also, some dietary habits and stress may contribute to the occurrence of adult acnes. Following are some remedies to get rid of adult acnes. Carbs in Diet It is seen that eating lots of junk food along with imbalanced diet can cause acnes. You must incorporate lots of carbohydrates in your diet. Low carb diet is one of the main causes of adult acnes. To get rid of those acnes has a balanced diet which includes lots of carbohydrates in it. Avoid eating low refined carb meals as it may increase the oil production in the follicles causing acnes. Less Dairy It is observed that women who drank more milk, especially the one with low fat or fat free, had more acnes than one who drank less milk. The low fat or fat free milk contains high amount of sugar, which causes hormonal imbalance in the body resulting in acnes. Hence, prefer drinking whole milk, one glass a day to avoid acnes. Blue Light Therapy In this treatment powerful rays are penetrated through the follicles to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Photodynamic therapy called Levulan to blue light therapy can be a solution in some severe cases. These treatments may have fewer side-effects, but are temporary. The patient undergoing this treatment may suffer from redness and bruises, but they go away after some days. You need to consult your doctor before you take such treatments. Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil has been used for years in treating acne. This oil comes from the leaves of an Australian tree. The anti-septic properties of the leaves help in fighting the acne causing bacteria on the skin and suppress inflammation in the skin cells. Due to its effectiveness tree oil is used as ingredient in a wide variety of soaps, face wash and tropical solutions. Salt Reduction It is believed by the doctors that sodium plays an important role in causing acne on the skin. Iodine found in sea salt and seafood can worsen the...
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Retinol Cream

Retinol and nanoparticles; these terms sound like a chemistry lesson, but they are the basis for many face creams manufactured throughout the beauty industry today.  Retinol creams are marketed as miracle anti-aging products that will transform your skin, giving it a youthful glow almost overnight, they are marketed as unguents that will eliminate wrinkles, fine lines and tighten the skin thus giving a more youthful glow with a less lined appearance.  But what exactly are they? Do they work? And if so how? What is Retinol? Vitamin A is required by the body for the protection and rejuvenation of skin cells.  It was identified in the early 20th century and synthesized in 1947 by two Dutch chemists; David Adriaan van Dorp and Jozef Ferdinand Arens.  Retinol is the synthesized compound of vitamin A and is used in the beauty industry as the standard for the topical application of this essential vitamin.  Retinols have been proven to encourage the turnover of skin cells, they also help to draw water to the surface of the skin ensuring it is properly moisturized.  Since the early 1980s creams containing Retinoids, have become de rigueur in many effective night creams.  Delivery of Retinol is sometimes controlled through tiny spheres known as nanoparticles, these tiny beads of Retinol have stabilized the compound and allowed a more efficient delivery to the skin. Does Retinol creams work? In short, yes they do.  Over the last decade positive clinical trials have been carried out reviewing the use of Retinoids in the treatment of premature skin aging.  This clinical research has in turn led to the creation and development of Retinol based anti-aging creams.  These creams target the visible signs of ageing; fine lines, wrinkles and laxity of the skin.  It is worth noting that the majority of over the counter beauty products containing Retinol also has other active ingredients which assist in the process.  The topical application of Retinol is thought to be more effective, efficient and stable when it is delivered through a nanoparticle gel format rather than a conventional emulsion. How do they work? All topical applications to the skin are more effective during the night time.  This is the time when our bodies recuperate and take a rest from the daily onslaught of the sun’s rays, the attacks from free radicals and everyday dirt and grime that gets under our skin.  At night the application...
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Skin Needling

If you’re seeking a skincare treatment that actually works, skin needling which is also known as the Derma Roller may be the safest skin rejuvenation treatment available on the market today. Skin needling was first invented in the late 90s by Dr. Andre Camirand. It involves stroking skin with a roller, covered in hundreds of tiny stainless steel needles, to create tiny holes that quickly heal up, producing a smoother more youthful appearance. Skin needling treatments provide a wide variety of benefits to the skin. They can decrease the appearance of crow’s feet, acne, and chicken pox scars. Enlarged pores will be reduced so they won’t be as noticeable. Overall skin tone and texture will be noticeably smoother. Collagen production will be stimulated to produce younger looking skin. Skin needling can be an effective skin treatment for facial skin, as well as the face, chest, back, and other body parts. While there are skin needling rollers you can purchase for home, in order to gain the full benefits of a treatment, a qualified medical professional should handle the treatment for you. They’ll place a skin-numbing ointment on your face before treatment, so you don’t feel the metal needles rolling over your face. There’s going to be some discomfort, and it’s best to let a medical professional handle it, rather than attempting to do it yourself at home. They’ll also recommend supportive healing treatments, while your skin is healing. The skin rollers do contain needles that are from 1mm to 2 mm long. After your skin needling treatment, you may notice a bit of discomfort and redness after the skin numbing ointment wears off. It’ll appear like you have a mild sunburn covering your face. You may wish to take time off from work, if you think you’ll be embarrassed by reddened skin. While there is a one to two day recovery time before the redness subsides, the skin needling treatment is less invasive than Botox, laser, or microdermabrasion treatments. You can have this procedure done during the week, and have plenty of time for your face to return to normal by the weekend. Skin needling doesn’t damage the epidermis and is far safer than other treatments. Melanocytes and papillae will not be destroyed, and you won’t have to worry about abnormal collagen forming, like you could potentially have happen during a laser treatment. While you’ll see immediate effects from...
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