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Le 14 juin 2017, 06:56 dans Humeurs 0

hands and legs are most frequently involved. Most dry skin conditions arise from conditions which can be modified or prevented and treated without medical intervention.. People residing in areas where climatic conditions include cold dry air accompanied by strong winds are most often affected during the winter months. Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells known as the stratum corneum. When this layer becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy. The stratum corneum contains natural water-holding substances, including urea, which retain water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin. Water is also normally retained in the stratum corneum by a surface film of natural oil (sebum) and broken-down skin cells, which slow down evaporation of water from the skin surface.

 

The skin dries out when too much water evaporates from its surface. This increases as we get older, and is made worse by washing, because hot water and soap remove the layer of natural oil on the skin surface. When urea is applied to the skin it penetrates the stratum corneum, where it readily absorbs and retains water. This increases the capacity of the skin to hold moisture, and the skin therefore becomes rehydrated. The moisturizing base that the urea is mixed in, especially when it contains Shea Butter or Jojoba Oil, also provides a layer of oil on the surface of the skin, which helps prevent water from evaporating from the skin surface. Both actions soothe and soften the skin, and reduce the scaling and itching of dry skin conditions such as eczema and ichthyosis.

 

Common dry skin should be treated by:

 

1. Decrease the frequency of bathing/showering; maintain tepid water; and limit the duration to 5 minutes or less.

 

2. Use a mild bar soap. Liquid soaps are more drying. Avoid glycerin soaps and those which contain deodorants.

 

3. Always apply a good moisturizing lotion after bathing/showering. Eucerin lotion is a moisturizer that contains urea as the active ingredient. Urea is a substance that is found naturally in the skin, which by its nature is very attracted to water. It is used to help rehydrate dry, scaly skin. Lotions and creams which contain urea, Shea Butter and/or Jojoba Oil are effective in mild to moderate cases of dry skin, whereas lighter petrolatum-containing lotions should be applied for less severe conditions. Petrolatum is the chemical name for "Vaseline".

 

4. Operating a humidifier in your home during cold climates, especially in the bedroom, may add moisture to the air and protect the skin when the heat is on.

 

5. Apply a moisturizer-sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater to all areas of the body exposed to the sun.

 

6. Finally, and very important, drink plenty of water and liquids to keep the skin moist from the inside.

 

We can't rule out other pathology. Dry skin may be a symptom of a more complex problem, i.e.Ichthyosis commonly referred to as "fish-scale skin". This is a medical problem and must be treated by a physician specializing in dermatology. The origin of this condition is frequently hereditary with associated metabolic factors, i.e. under active thyroid. In addition to those precautionary measures indicated for the treatment of dry skin, your physician may prescribe a topical steroid and various emollient creams and lotions.

Good News for People with Astigmatism

Le 24 mai 2017, 06:26 dans Humeurs 0

If you have an astigmatism it doesn't mean that you are stuck with wearing glasses. These days there are special contact lenses, called "toric", developed specially for people with astigmatism. And it gets even more exiting - you can also wear color toric contacts. Find out what color toric contact lenses are available and which would be best for you.

 

The difference between a regular contact lens and a toric lens is that torics have two powers, (one for astigmatism, the other for short-sightedness or long-sightedness). Also the lens is usually heavier at the bottom tourism and hospitality studies, to prevent it rotating in your eye.

 

The material used for toric color contacts is the same as for ordinary contacts - they can be soft or RGP (rigid gas permeable). RGP lenses usually don't come in color varieties, though, because the lens is smaller than your iris (the colored part of your eye). So in talking about colored toric contact lenses, we will discuss only soft toric lenses jobs in hong kong.

 

What color toric contacts are available?

 

For now the only widely available brand name colored toric contacts are Freshlook Colorblends by Ciba Vision. Freshlook Colorblends are opaque color contacts, which means that they are equally suitable for people with light eyes or dark eyes. Freshlook Colorblends toric offers you green, blue, gray and honey colors. See pictures of people wearing color toric contacts by Freshlook.

 

Some custom-made toric color contacts can also be made, at your request. Naturally, these would cost you a bit more. Most custom-made color contacts are traditional (annual replacement) lenses, while Freshlook Colorblends are monthly disposable lenses.

 

How expensive are toric colored lenses?.

 

Unfortunately, all toric contact lenses cost about twice as much as lenses for long or shortsightedness. The reason is that the lens is irregularly shaped and is more difficult to manufacture.

 

Comparable to plain (no color) toric contacts colored torics are 25-30% more expensive. However, if you order your toric colored contacts online you can save significantly.

 

Is there any potential danger in wearing color toric contacts?

 

Toric color lenses don't present any more danger than any other contact lenses. You just shouldn't neglect to care for them properly. Always remember to wash your hands before handling your lenses. Every time you put your lenses out for the night use fresh solution. Don't wear your lenses for too long - 8-10 hours is the limit macau package from hong kong, and never sleep in them.

The Facts About Cosmetic Surgery

Le 11 avril 2017, 05:52 dans Humeurs 0

Cosmetic surgery is big business now, the advances of science and technology meaning it has become more affordable and much more accessible for anyone to consider it. Far from breast enhancements being the only option anymore, there are operations that can be done on virtually any part of your body to aesthetically enhance your appearance. Getting the 'body beautiful' has never been such a viable option as it is now.

 

Types of cosmetic surgery.

 

Reading any daily newspaper (usually the tabloids) will give a good indication as to the types of cosmetic surgery that are available Neo skin lab. It seems that nearly every popular celebrity has had Botox injections or a face-lift to improve their appearance but cosmetic surgery isn't just about improving your appearance to 'fit in'. Disfigurations can have a detrimental effect on many people's lives, and cosmetic surgery is a reasonable answer to the psychological problems that can accompany them.

 

Acne scar removal is a relatively simple operation and can change lives in a matter of weeks. Pierced ear repair and tattoo removal are also becoming very popular as more and more young adults are having body piercing and tattoos only to want them removed later in life.

 

Then, of course, there are the physical changes that some people feel are required to keep them at the peak of their physical appearance. Botox, (curiously enough, was originally a form of germ warfare!) , has become very popular as Botox injections are considerably cheaper than having surgical lifts. Botox works by temporarily paralysing muscles and fixing parts of the body in certain positions Neo skin lab. It can be effectively used to remove laughter lines or wrinkles but is only temporary so regular visits are needed to keep the appearance they give.

 

Breast enhancement and reduction are as popular as ever with women, and many breast cancer victims have breast-rebuilding treatment in order to regain their natural body shapes and confidence. Face lifts help mask the natural signs of aging by pulling the skin tight and removing wrinkles and bags. Tummy tucks, Rhinoplasty (the political correct version of a nose job) and Liposuction are also available. These are a few of the more popular versions of cosmetic surgery but if there is a part of your body you aren't happy with there is bound to be a surgeon somewhere that can do what is required.

 

Is cosmetic surgery safe?

 

Unfortunately, due to the money involved in cosmetic surgery, there have been a number of more unscrupulous 'surgeons' offering their services at reduced costs. These surgeons usually have little or no qualifications and avoiding them is the most important thing you can do if considering cosmetic surgery.

 

Selecting the right clinic can take time, and definitely isn't something you should rush into. Always select a clinic that boasts recognised qualifications; a little research on the Internet will tell you whether a qualification has been earned, bought or simply printed. Only consider using a clinic that offers a one-on-one with a surgeon before operating. They should be able to advise you on all aspects of your chosen surgery from the benefits, the look and feel, the actual operation and any side affects that may be associated with it. If they don't offer this, then you should reconsider using that particular clinic.

 

What should I ask my surgeon?

 

You may have a little knowledge or you may have a lot of knowledge about your chosen surgery, but you should always research a little yourself before you visit the clinic for your one-on-one. Know what you are stepping into. By looking on the Internet and perhaps ringing around several clinics asking for information you will probably be presented with a few questions you want to ask. Do not be afraid to ask the questions, no matter how trivial or how stupid they seem.

 

There are a number of questions you should always ask a surgeon or a clinic before you make that all-important final decision. These questions should include, but not be limited to, asking about any side effects. If you are told there are no side effects you should be very wary indeed. Consider the side effects on a tub of painkillers you can buy over the counter. The list is seemingly endless, and having cosmetic surgery will undoubtedly have a longer list of potential side effects than taking a couple of Paracetemol. Question your surgeon about his experience and qualifications reenex facial. Usually the certificates will be framed on the wall of their office, if not, do not be afraid to ask. A reputable surgeon will be only to please to show you his certificates.

 

Ask how long the treatment will take and how much time will be needed to recover. Ask is there are any alternatives, surgical or non-surgical. Once you have all the facts you will be in a position to make a better informed and accurate decision.

 

The bottom line on cosmetic surgery.

 

Many people consider and have cosmetic surgery and the decrease in price has brought with it a wider array of potential treatments. Surgery isn't always necessary but, if you have your heart set on it, then be sure to thoroughly research every aspect of your treatment, the clinic you intend to use and the surgeon who will carry out the procedure. Ask plenty of questions about experience, qualification and side effects. Once you have all the knowledge, and if you are sure you want to proceed then at least you know you have done as much as possible to make sure your cosmetic surgery is done safely.

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