Archive for October, 2016

Body Creams Linked To Cancer

October 3rd, 2016

Is This A Healthcare Issue?…Yes
What if I told you body lotions and creams were an important healthcare issue? You might not think of them this way, but if they contain the wrong ingredients, they can be hazardous to your health. If they contain the right ingredients, they can help prevent cancer and preserve your appearance.

For instance, did you know that many body creams contain a sunscreen called oxybenzone? Oxybenzone has been shown to increase free radical production, thus increasing your risk of cancer. I thought sunscreens were supposed to help prevent cancer?

Dermatologists suggest we avoid the daily use of sunscreens. So, it seems obvious they should not be included in your body lotion and creams. Yet, it’s become such a popular idea for cosmetic companies to sell hundreds of different products that include SPF ratings.

I Don’t Think My Lotions And Creams Penetrate That Deeply…Wrong!
Some people still maintain that body lotion and creams do not penetrate the pores enough to be detrimental to our health. If this is true, then how can they explain that parabens (common preservatives used in health and beauty aids) have been found in breast cancer tissue samples and urine samples? Parabens are linked to cancer and hormone disruption for goodness sake. Hormone disruption for children is not good, or for anyone for that matter.

Furthermore, some body creams are specifically designed to penetrate through many layers of your skin; which can be good or bad depending on the ingredients. Some are even designed to enter your tiny facial muscles and cause a paralysis similar to Botox. Since experts know this kind of technology is out there, companies should only be allowed to use safe ingredients. Yet, unbelievably, no one has changed the rules.

Surely My Products Are Regulated, Aren’t They?…Not Really
Cosmetic companies are allowed to include practically anything in their body lotion and creams. Scary. Regulations in the United States are simply terrible. Canada and the European Union have far better laws to protect the public. So, it seems the only way to protect yourself is to do a little research of your own.

Okay, What Do I Do To Protect Myself?…Do Your Homework
I will help you get started by sharing some information I have learned. For body creams, you should look for olive, grape seed, and jojoba oil. For daytime facial moisturizers, look for grape seed and palm oil. As for nighttime creams, search for products that include avocado and Shea butter. I’ve also learned honey helps to prevent skin infections when included in body lotion and creams. It also promotes healing and has antioxidant activity.

Antioxidants, such as vitamin E, should be included in all skincare solutions. Antioxidants fight free radical damage, decrease free radical production, and help prevent skin cancer.

The best body creams also contain coenzyme Q10. This is because it is quickly depleted when the skin is exposed to UV radiation from the sun.

The Means To An End…Finally!
Believe me, once you start using body lotions and creams that help you and not hurt you, quickly you will start to see some amazing results with the condition of your skin; face, arms, legs, your whole body inside and out.

Many of us have become so used to run of the mill, below par, poorly regulated products that we’ve conditioned ourselves to believe this is as good as it gets. Or worse, that is all there is available to us. I have to tell you, that is not true.

Look around. You are worth it. The fact is, it gets much better.

20-year-old Girl’s Skin-care Tips

October 3rd, 2016

First, the skin characteristics of ABC
Skin is the body’s largest organ, the total weight is about 16% of body weight, adult skin surface area of about 1.5 square meters.Skin consists of epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue of three parts, the thickness of the skin under the age varies parts, not including the subcutaneous tissue, about 0.5-4 mm.Eyelid, vulva, breasts, facial skin is thinner, hand, foot the thickest skin.
Mainly by the epidermal keratinocytes and dendritic cells, is divided into five layers from the outside, the outermost layer of keratinocytes is completely keratinized, dehydration, has a protective effect, called the cuticle.The deepest phase cells were cylindrical and dermis, called the basal layer, keratinocytes can produce new cells, the cells are constantly goes up and eventually fall off, this cycle about 28 days.Between the basal layer melanocytes, melanin can protect the organization from the deep ultraviolet radiation damage.Below the epidermis is the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, there have fibers, cells, connective tissue, adipose tissue, blood vessels, nerves, skin appendages, etc., provide nutrition for the skin.The skin has a certain toughness and elastic, moisturizing, buffering stress.
Because the skin has these characteristics, so it has protection, absorb nutrients, regulating body temperature, secretion and excretion, feeling, beauty, metabolism and immune system.
Second, how to maintain skin
Skin as the body of an organ, part of the body to maintain good skin, first of all pay attention to the maintenance of overall health:
(1) to maintain a happy and cheerful thoughts, to prevent aging of the skin has a very important role, people inside and outside the living environment in harmony and unity achieved.
(2) adequate intake and essential nutrients, diet should be diversified to avoid the kind of food, should eat some protein, vitamins, minerals-rich foods.
(3) should ensure that adequate sleep, skin and breathing of the time update in the 10 pm to 2 am or so, so avoid staying up late, is very important for skin health.
(4) adhere to regular exercise, enhance physical fitness.
Second, we must pay attention the health of local skin care:
‘ skin clean: clean facial cream or facial cleanser to remove dirt, will face cream applied to the forehead, nose, cheeks, chin and neck at, at your fingertips up in various parts of the face massage, facial oil dissolved,and then use warm water (water temperature below 35 ) from outside to inside, from the bottom face and neck flushing, usually 1-2 times a day.
For the whole body skin clean, location, varies depending on the season, usually 1-2 times a week can be better to use soft water cleaning, rub lotion after bathing to keep skin moist.
‘ According to the different types of skin care.We must first learn to judge the nature of their skin, the method is simple, the evening will be cleaned face, do not apply any fat cream, the next morning with a clean, gently wipe both sides of tissues in the nose, if full of paper towels absorb oil, it is oily skin, if a little greasy, but not too much, it is normal skin, if virtually no fat, are the dry skin.
Strong secretion of sebum oily skin, large pores, acne prone, but strong stimulation of tolerance, a day at least 2 times with warm water washing, followed by topical Lotion, topical creams, such as cold cream.
Dry skin dry, less sebum, the skin white, easy wrinkling, intolerance stimulation, wash with warm water 1-2 times a day, do not use soap, the general agent to protect the skin with fat.
Normal skin, between the between the two, usually used emulsion skin care.
Sensitive Skin: The skin meager cheeks in the capillary expansion, lack of luster, easy to allergies.Application of such soft skin clean, avoid excessive scrubbing with a towel, avoid using perfume, skin care products available children.
Combination skin: nose, paranasal, for oily forehead, cheek to dry, care when both.
Third, the skin care precautions in accordance with the nature of their skin care routine, it should also pay attention to:
* Avoid cold and wind stimulation, especially in the winter and spring, so the skin becomes dry and rough.
* Sunlight or ultraviolet radiation, is one of the main factors of skin aging, excessive sun exposure can cause skin wrinkling, relaxation, aging, pigmentation, telangiectasia, photosensitivity dermatitis, skin cancer and other diseases.People should avoid from 11 am to 3:00 exposure to sunlight, they went out with a hat or umbrella, sunscreen outside.For facial freckles, telangiectasia, skin pores and other issues photorejuvenation equipment available for treatment.
* Avoid eating spicy, stimulating food and drink, especially alcohol and smoking, smoking will prevent the skin’s metabolism, accelerating skin aging.
* Avoid prolonged heavy makeup and makeup are not royal sleep, so that is not conducive to the skin to breathe.
* Do not turn your faces as the “experimental field” and avoid the skin at the same time series with different kinds of cosmetics, skin prone to allergies and other adverse reactions.In short, skin care should pay attention to the health of the body, local skin care and proper use of skin care products and other issues.Once the skin problem should be to the regular hospital treatment specialist, not your casual drug use leading to exacerbations or adverse effects.Wishing you a beautiful permanent, eternal youth!
1. The mashed banana, add milk, applied to the face.Wash after 20 minutes, you can make your skin smooth and delicate.
2. Stir the honey and egg white in the face after the coating can make the skin smooth and reduce wrinkles.
3. The turmeric powder and milk mixture coated on the face to remove sunburn and reduce the hair on his face.
4.Cereal, cheese and tomato juice Stir painted face, 20 minutes and then cold water wash to help restore sun-darkened skin, shiny skin.
5.The Health and potato chips attached to the face can reduce the color of freckles and scars.
6.Cucumber juice is great Lifting of water.The cucumber sauce evenly coated on the face can tighten pores.After 15 minutes, washed with water.
7.Rhubarb and lime juice can also help restore the skin tan.Lime juice is natural bleach.
8.Honey can make the skin smooth and shiny, and reduce wrinkles.
9.Citrus fruit juices are a good choice to deal with oily skin.
10.Ice friction with the skin can tighten pores and promote blood circulation.

Herbalife And Safe Beauty Products

October 3rd, 2016

While the majority of the population may not be aware of this fact, many people are poisoning themselves daily, not through their digestive tract but through the largest organ of their body, the skin.

The skin absorbs, to some degree, whatever is rubbed on it or comes in contact with it. Therefore any chemicals contained in your skin care products, your shampoo and conditioner, your cosmetics, your hair dye and even your soap, can be absorbed into the body and have an effect on your health.

Both Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to foam up. Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is commonly contaminated with dioxane, a known carcinogen. Although SLES is somewhat less irritating than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, it cannot be metabolised by the liver and its effects are therefore much longer-lasting.

Shampoos are among the most frequently reported products to the FDA. Reports include eye irritation, scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair. The main cause of these problems is sodium lauryl sulfate.

So why is a dangerous chemical like sodium lauryl sulfate used in our soaps and shampoos?

The answer is simple – it is cheap. The sodium lauryl sulfate found in our soaps is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or even a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines.

In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, sodium lauryl sulfate also dissolves the oils on your skin, which can cause a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin.

Perhaps most worryingly, SLS is also absorbed into the body from skin application. Once it has been absorbed, one of the main effects of sodium lauryl sulfate is to mimic the activity of the hormone Oestrogen. This has many health implications and may be responsible for a variety of health problems from PMS and Menopausal symptoms to dropping male fertility and increasing female cancers such as breast cancer, where oestrogen levels are known to be involved.

Herbalife’s shampoo and conditioners do not contain these harmful chemicals and are absolutely safe for regular usage.

And what about the safety of skin care products?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids are commonly used in products advertised to remove wrinkles, blemishes, blotches and acne scars. With consumer complaints of burning, swelling and pain associated with AHA and BHA flooding into the FDA, the regulatory body began conducting its own research about 15 years ago. The findings linked the use of AHA and BHA with a doubling of UV-induced skin damage and a potential increased risk of skin cancer.

Phthalates are industrial plasticizers widely used in personal care products to moisturize and soften skin, impart flexibility to nail polish after it dries and enhance the fragrances used in most products. Studies indicate that phthalates cause a wide range of birth defects and lifelong reproductive impairments, targeting every organ in the male reproductive system and causing problems ranging from low sperm count to serious genital deformities that can lead to an increased risk of cancer.

Herbalife’s complete range of skin care products such as the NouriFusion range and the Radiant C products contain absolutely no harmful ingredients and are totally safe to use.

Is Dna In A Jar For Cosmetics?

October 3rd, 2016

Somewhere, a woman is ecstatically shelling out $125 for what she believes is the product of her dreams, a 1 oz jar for cosmetics full of what claims to be a personal care product that can heal anything, even damaged DNA. Read the five reasons why you should pass on this trend.

First off, I don’t claim to be a doctor, a cosmetics scientist or most importantly, a geneticist. I’m just a lotions and potions lady that happens to have some common sense. And when it comes to miracle DNA cosmetic goods, it’s time for all of us to get reacquainted with our intellect, or as Dr. Phil would say, “get real.”

Scary fact # 5 – People actually believe these claims. Can a jar for cosmetics hold a product capable of altering your genetic code? This first point is simple, practice critical thinking. People suffer with abnormalities brought on through genetics that can’t be cured, yet a super-duper face cream won’t only tone your skin, but alter your DNA, in essence reprogram your body to only promote firm skin. Does that make sense to you? Didn’t think so.

Scary fact # 4 -Last time I checked, DNA is more than skin deep. This isn’t like putting a band-aid on a boo-boo. We’re talking about DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, the genetic code that not only determined your eye color, but also your ability to roll your “Rs” when singing “arriba, arriba” every Saturday night. This material isn’t covered in cosmetology school; it might even take Mensa a few meetings to get through. Effective use of DNA based stem cells in products could happen, one day. As of now, development and continued research remains.

Scary fact # 3 – Beauty or health? We all know it’s important to care for and pamper your skin. The idea of having a jar for cosmetics filled with a DNA miracle serum at your fingertips seems magical. Yet, imagine the joy that would surround the discovery of a cure for cancer. Let’s get our priorities straight. I’d much rather see lives saved from the use of stem cells than purchase a lotion that can alter my DNA.

Scary fact # 2 – The controversy lingers… Stem cells are a touchy topic. People haven’t quite made their minds up as to whether they support of oppose the use of these cells for research and further development of a variety of projects, spanning everything from the medical to the beauty industry. If controversy over the basis of the product is still in the papers, it’s probably not on store shelves just yet.

Scary fact # 1 – Aging can be beautiful. It’s our nature to grow older. Skin ages along with the individual, through every passing year. It’s a normal and indiscriminate process, it happens to everyone. Though some hide it or adopt a skin treatment routine earlier than others, we experience the same blanket process. Choose to care for yourself over altering yourself and you won’t ever need a DNA-repairing product.

A jar for cosmetics was built to contain just that, cosmetics, and we’ve got the supplies for your journey. Regardless of the product’s benefits, better hydrated or DNA altered skin, remember that appearance isn’t everything. Live life to the fullest, laugh lines and all.

Have You Looked Lately At The Toxic Ingredients That Are In Your Cosmetics And Skin Care Products?

October 3rd, 2016

Have you ever examined the ingredients listed on the labels of your cosmetics or other skin care products? Do you know what those ingredients are?

What you may not realize is that many of the skin care products and cosmetics you are buying contain ingredients that are not only harmful to your skin, but also to your long term health. Many of these ingredients are known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) and are used by the cosmetic industry simply because they are cheap!

Harmful Ingredients Commonly Found in Skin Care Products and Cosmetics
The following are just some of the synthetic chemicals that have been identified by scientific studies to be harmful to our health.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS)
Often described as being “derived from coconut” to disguise their toxic nature, these chemicals are commonly used in shampoos, toothpaste, foaming facial and body cleansers and bubble bath. SLS and ALS can cause severe skin irritation, and are easily absorbed into the body, building up in the brain, heart, lungs and liver, leading to potential long term health problems. SLS and ALS may also cause cataracts, and prevent children’s eyes from developing properly.

Paraben Preservatives
Parabens are widely used in cosmetics, deodorants, skin care and baby products to prolong their shelf life. They are known to be highly toxic and have caused rashes and allergic reactions. Recent scientific studies in the UK found a strong link between the use of parabens and the increasing rate of breast cancer in women. Researchers found a high concentration of parabens in 90% of breast tumors tested.

Propylene Glycol
Found in many beauty creams, cosmetics and cleansers, Propylene Glycol can cause skin rashes and contact dermatitis, and has been shown to cause damage to the kidneys and liver.

Isopropyl Alcohol
Alcohol is used as a solvent in many skin care products. It causes skin irritation and strips the skin of its natural acid mantle, promoting the growth of bacteria, moulds and viruses. It may also cause premature ageing of skin.

DEA (Diethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine) and MEA (Monoethanolamine)
These substances are harsh solvents and detergents that are used in cosmetics and face and body creams as an emollient. They can cause allergic reactions, and long term use of DEA-based products (such as Cocamide DEA) have been linked to an increase in the incidence of liver and kidney cancer.

A common ingredient in antiperspirants, aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Mineral Oil
Derived from petroleum (crude oil), mineral oil is commonly found as a main ingredient of face and body creams and cosmetics. Baby oil is 100% mineral oil! It coats the skin like a plastic film, clogging pores and stopping the skin from eliminating toxins, which can lead to acne and other skin disorders. Other petroleum based ingredients include paraffin wax, paraffin oil and petrolatum.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
Used as a thickener in skin care products and cosmetics, PEGs interfere with the skin’s natural moisture balance, causing an increase in ageing and leaving the skin vulnerable to bacteria.

Talc is a soft mineral used in talcum powders and cosmetic powders. Scientific studies have shown that routine application of talcum powder to the genital area is linked with a three-to-fourfold increase in the development of ovarian cancer. Inhaling cosmetic powders containing talc may also be harmful to long term health.

How To Avoid These Toxins
Examine the labels of your cosmetics and skin care products carefully, and learn to recognize ingredients that are harmful to your skin and to your health. Many web sites have lists of potentially harmful ingredients in addition to those shown above (e.g. Environmental Working Group).

Don’t be fooled by the words ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ on the front of the label. Many products contain at least one or two natural or organic ingredients, but they may also contain harmful synthetic chemicals as well.

Whenever possible, choose products with 100% natural ingredients such as essential oils and herbs. Your skin will love you for it!