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Under Eye-Dark Circles - How To Get Rid Of Them?

Under Eye-Dark Circles - How To Get Rid Of Them?

Beautiful eyes speak a thousand words. They play a pivotal role in shaping up your overall personality. Your eyes can make or break things in life. But the appearance of dark patches under eyes may play a spoilsport. They foil the beauty of your innocent eyes. It is not just lack of sleep or rest that causes these unwanted dark circles. Researchers have found out that a number of factors are responsible for under eye dark circles. 

Here are the common reasons behind dark circles:

  1. Aging: There are numerous blood vessels passing through the under eye region. As blood cells get clogged in these vessels, they give a blue-black tinge to the region. Aging leads to the thinning of the skin under the eye. This makes the blood vessels more prominent and appears as dark circles.
  2. Hereditary factors: You can sometimes blame the bad genes for the occurrence of dark circles.
  3. Nutritional deficiency: If you are not taking a balanced diet, you may end up developing dark circles. Your body must get an adequate supply of vitamins A, C, K and E to prevent dark circles.
  4. Insufficient Sleep: Lack of proper rest and sleep turns the skin under the eyes pale. Therefore, the blood in the veins becomes more prominent, causing dark circles.
  5. Smoking and alcohol: The intake of alcohol or indulging in smoking can lead to dehydration of the body and thus lead to dark circles.
  6. Long hours under the sun: Your skin under the eyes gets damaged by the UV rays from sunlight. Moreover, spending long hours under the sun triggers the excess production of melanin pigment. This gives a darker shade to the region beneath your eyes.
  7. Pregnancy and menstruation: A woman's skin is largely affected by the hormonal influences at the time of pregnancy or menstruation. The hormonal changes during these periods lead to darkening of the under-eye area
  8. Diseases: Researchers have found that certain diseases linked to the liver or anemia often causes dark circles under the eye.
  9. Allergies: The colour of the under-eye region often changes due to certain allergic reactions and subsequent scratching or rubbing of the area.

A holistic approach to remove dark circles combines various things like proper nutrition, some body detoxification, some home-made natural face pack, lifestyle change, yoga etc.

Things To Avoid On Your Face!

Things To Avoid On Your Face!

The most special aspect of one’s personality is the face and is the most significant part that helps in identifying a person. Thus, naturally, and understandably, almost everyone loves indulging in facial care and is on the hunt for facial beauty products. However, you must know what goes into your skin and what problems it may cause before using a product. Hence, below is a list of some common items that you should think twice about before applying them to your face:

1. Let the shampoos not get into facial skin
The face and hair comprise of different molecules. Though the hair requires stronger surfactants for removal of oil and dirt, the face needs a milder cleanser. Shampoos are not able to address the delicate and softer molecules which are present in the facial skin. When the shampoo from the hair drips down to the face, it can make the facial skin dry and flaky which can make it harder to repair.

2. Petroleum jelly might clog the pores
Petroleum jelly is often considered a home run in most households. With aging, the skin starts getting thinner, and the elasticity decreases. The best thing that you can do for your skin is to keep it moisturized. However, petroleum jelly is very thick and doesn’t evaporate, thereby it does not allow the moisture to come to the surface of the skin. Moisturizing is important but more important is choosing the right moisturiser.

3. Toothpaste for pimples? No!
There is hardly any person on the planet who has not used a dab of toothpaste for drying out a pimple. A lot of toothpaste contain anti-bacterial agents that can help with a blemish. The result may be that you may end up having irritation and therefore, you should limit the application of toothpaste to your teeth only.

4. Dilute Lemon juice before use
Lemon juice is always held as an epitome of skin brightener. Apple cider vinegar is the new rage in the skincare regime. If you feel like using these ingredients, then make sure that you dilute them with water before applying it to the skin.

5. Baking soda
A lot of scrubbing or exfoliating can be quite detrimental to the facial skin. Though you may believe that baking soda can help keep your skin clean, you should never apply it directly on the skin. You may mix it with your regular face cleanser or coconut oil.

6. Use specific serums
Just like all other cosmetics, serums for varying body areas are comprised of varying components. This means that your skin cannot handle your hair serum. Hair serums comprise of ingredients which are meant for treating hair shaft but won’t treat the problems of your skin.

7. Alcohol-based products
Astringents and toners are always present in the skincare shelves, but they are not able to treat skin issues. It would be best to use lightweight moisturizer or switch to a different face cleanser to avoid hurting the skin.
Thus, doing a little research before dabbing on a product on your face can spare your facial skin from possible hazards and adverse reactions.

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Skin - How To Enhance It?

Skin - How To Enhance It?

We all love that perfectly glowing skin that has no marks or signs of ageing like moles, tags, fine lines, dark circles and many others. However, for most of us, this remains an imaginary picture that we have in mind. What stares back at us in the mirror has some of the above-noted features, in various combinations. However, the desire for that blemish-free skin without any of these continues and is actually not far from reality too.

Some major irritants causing skin scars are as follows:

  1. Vascular marks including thread veins and broken capillaries.
  2. Spider nevus is a spider-web like structure with a central vessel and surrounding capillaries dilated radiating away from it. Similarly, blood spots are red, vascular spots that come with ageing.
  3. Skin tags or milia or warts, these are harmless but esthetically concerning and can irritate if found in an area where it interferes with the garments
  4. Age spots or brown spots that occur due to sun exposure are also harmless but are esthetic concern.

With esthetics attaining such importance, new ways are constantly being identified to help people improve their looks. While there are various creams and lotions and serums with promises of various chemicals that can do wonders, there actually are procedures that have a scientific basis and can produce results more quickly and effectively. The following are some popular advanced cosmetic procedures (ACPs) that can help clear these blemishes and produce a spotless, clear skin.

  1. Chemical peels: This is an exfoliation process done in the clinic, by removing the top layers of rough skin, thereby, making space for new skin to grow. It stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin, and promoting new skin growth. It can also be combined with topical antioxidants such as tretinoin and vitamin C, which are proven beneficial for the skin.
  2. Dermabrasion: Used in a variety of conditions (acne, wrinkles, blemishes), it works on layers that are far deeper than a chemical peel. A rotating brush is used to remove the upper layers of the skin, leaving the underlying layers open. The removed layers of the skin may form a scab, and can be mildly painful. The doctor may decide to use a mild local anesthetic if required.
  3. Laser skin resurfacing: The skin has an upper thicker layer and an inner thinner layer. A small amount of laser is applied to the underlying layers to stimulate them to produce collagen. The top layers are kept cool with a gel. The extra collagen produces improves elasticity and produces younger-looking skin, removing all blemishes.

All these are equally proven ways to treat blemishes. The decision of choosing one particular method should be completely based on your expectations.

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I am 20. I use episoft ac sunscreen. When I am sun cream in my face. Give a time duration.

I am 20. I use episoft ac sunscreen. When I am sun cream in my face. Give a time duration.
You have to use sunscreen as soon as you get up and not only when you go out. The diffused sunlight coming through the windows also can cause its effect.
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I am using suncros matte soft spf 50 what facewash should I use? Recommend me a good one. As I used skin lite cream for more than a year. Now I gotta know it's not a good product. I started using suncros as recommended by dermatologist. I haven't asked what facewash to use. So please tell me a good facewash.

I am using suncros matte soft spf 50 what facewash should I use? Recommend me a good one. As I used skin lite cream f...
Himalaya herbals purifying neem face wash. Aroma magic neem and tea tree face wash. Mamaearth ubtan face wash with turmeric & saffron. & neutrogena deep clean facial cleanser.
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Do You Have Skin or Facial Hair Problems? Learn How They Could Be Connected to Your Thyroid!

Do You Have Skin or Facial Hair Problems? Learn How They Could Be Connected to Your Thyroid!

Women are expected to have smooth and silky skin since the body hair growth is minimal in them. But if you are noticing hair on your chin, hands, or legs more than normal, then you might want to know the reason. There are a number of reasons for hair growth on the body, some are due to thyroid imbalance, some are due to genes, and some are due to the effects of the medication.

As far as women have light and thin hair growth on body, it is not a problem. But if you have thick and dark color hair on the body, you might want to remove them.

Causes of Facial Hair:

There are many reasons for facial hair. Some of them are listed below:

Thyroid Imbalance:

The body hair growth in men is due to the presence of androgen. Women have them, but at low levels. However, that does not mean that women cannot produce them. Some women’s body make a high level of androgen which causes skin and facial hair.

When the levels of male hormones increase in women, it causes problems like facial and skin hair problems, obesity, PCOS, and irregular menstrual cycles. It may also lead to the condition of hirsutism.

One of the primary causes of high-level androgen in women is PCOS, which causes cysts to grow around the ovaries. This results in a hormone imbalance. This condition leads to hair growth in the face of women, excess weight, small breasts, and infertility problems.

Medication:

If you are taking prescribed medication for steroids and Rogaine which affects the balance of hormones in the body, then it is likely that you may have facial hair growth. The medications change hormone levels and unwanted hair grow in the body. Medicines like minoxidil are taken for high blood pressure and can cause excess facial hair.

Genes:

Sometimes the problem of skin and facial hair problems runs in the family. If you have genes of family and relatives that suffer from the problems of hirsutism or high level of androgen in women, then it is likely that your facial hair problem relates to your genes.

Treatment for Facial Hair:

If you are worried about your facial and body hair, then there are a number of ways you can remove them:

  1. Shaving: Shaving is an easy way to shed extra body hair in less time and money. But, this method is only viable when you have limited and slow growth of hair.

  2. Diet and Weight Management: Overweight people should consider shedding some extra pounds to get rid of unwanted hair.

  3. Waxing and Threading: It is a common method that women use to get rid of unwanted hair from face and body. This method is a little painful and requires a lot of time.

  4. Bleaching: Some women opt for bleaching facial hair so that they appear light and mostly invisible.

  5. Laser Treatment: You can also opt for laser treatment to remove the unwanted hair permanently. But, if you are suffering from thyroid problems, your hair might grow back with time.

  6. Consult an Endocrinologist: If you have more than desired hair growth problems, you must visit an endocrinologist. Get yourself checked and he/ she can offer you a number of safe medications for treatment.

Conclusion:

These are some of the most common treatments used to treat facial hair. However, you should always consult a doctor before opting for any treatment.

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I want to buy this cream but not find in ahmedabad kindly suggest me from where I should buy prorac cream?

I want to buy this cream but not find in ahmedabad kindly suggest me from where I should buy prorac cream?
You can. But treatment depends on the diagnosis. Do direct online consultation for prescription by sending the photo.
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Acne Marks - How To Administer Them?

Acne Marks - How To Administer Them?

Do you have scars on your face? This might be an indication of acne. Acne or acne vulgaris is a condition in which ugly and vulgar scourge appears on your face. Acne leaves scars, which may last lifelong. It is a condition which affects your appearance and self-esteem. Acne is more common in women than in men.

Management of acne
There are several simple methods, which can be followed in the management of acne. Some of them are as follows:

  1. Aloe veraAloe vera gel is a good source of vitamins, which helps acne-affected skin to fade and heal. Aloe vera is gentle and no side effects or irritation to the skin is caused. It is also a good moisturizer and helps in the nourishment of the skin, making it softer and healthier.
  2. Baking soda: Baking soda is a common item, which is used for treating acne scars. It is made of sodium bicarbonate crystals, which help with the exfoliation of the skin when used in the form of a cleaning scrub. You must obtain a thick paste by mixing baking soda with water and applying it to your skin on the affected area. Pores are cleansed and blemishes are prevented.
  3. Coconut oilCoconut oil is an effective natural moisturizer with healing properties. You should massage your acne-affected skin with fresh coconut oil and let it get absorbed by your skin. The fatty acids and vitamins present in coconut oil help in making your skin healthier.
  4. CucumberCucumber is popularly used in several skin treatments. It is a hydrating substance and contains vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium, which are good for skin health. Cut slices of a cucumber and apply them to your skin surface affected by acne.
  5. Honey: Honey is an ideal, natural moisturizer which helps in treating acne scars. You should use raw honey and avoid processed honey for this purpose. Simply apply honey on your scars and gently massage it for great results. Mixing ground cinnamon with honey and then applying it on your face also gives clean pores.
  6. Lemon: Lemon juice is an alpha hydroxyl acid, which is very effective in healing, fading scars and skin revitalization. Squeeze a lemon into a bowl, mix a slight amount of water and apply it to your acne scars using a cotton ball. While following this treatment, abstain from direct sunlight as lemon makes the skin extra sensitive to the UV rays.

Other than these, certain other natural remedies such as potato juice, rose hip seed oil, sugar scrub and enhanced intake of vitamin E are also effective ways of getting rid of acne marks.

Skin Care Tips!

Skin Care Tips!

Skin always should keep clean and without scars. 

Some tips for skin healthy and fresh and clean skin. 

1. Wash face 5time with face wash 
2. Save pollution 
3. Apply sunscreen in Sun 
4. Face pack used
5. Home remedies used 
6. Laser skin lightening treatment 
7. Full body peel
8. Diet good
9. Good cream used 
10. Multani pack used.

Kz soap instead of locally available soaps like lux, pears. Is tat gud or bad for skin.

Kz soap instead of locally available soaps like lux, pears.
Is tat gud or bad for skin.
The kz soap instead of locally available soaps like lux, pears are good and kz 2% soap is an anti-fungal which is used to treat a variety of infections caused by fungi. It is recommended when no other safer alternatives are available due to the risk of the liver injury. Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to it.
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