Category: Skin Care

Acne Causes, Symptoms, Treatments with Canadian Health and Care Mall

1 June, 2018 (15:05) | Skin Care | By: Health news

While acne is, without a doubt, the most common skin disorder, its wide prevalence is of little consolation to those who suffer from it – especially adults. According to statistics, up to 20% of adult women have acne (and 3% of men). Acne, while harmless, can seriously reduce one’s ability to enjoy life and damage one’s self-confidence. Unsurprisingly, acne treatment has become a huge market, surrounded by many myths and misconceptions. We have spoken to Jerry Xu – a senior customer care specialist at Canadian Health Care Mall, a large online pharmacy  – about acne’s true causes and effective treatments that can be recommended to teenagers and adults alike.

The true immediate  cause of acne

First of all, we asked Mr. Xu if it is true that blackheads and pimples appear because of an accumulation of dirt in the pores, and if washing your face more often with special soap or not using cosmetics can have a serious effect. Here is what he says:

“There is a very common opinion that acne, including blackheads and pimples, appears because of ‘dirt’ – that’s why mothers tell their kids not to touch their faces as to avoid getting pimples. However, the real cause of acne has nothing to do with dirt! It is the oil glands that are the issue. Every hair follicle on your skin sits inside an oil (sebum) gland. Whenever the gland starts producing too much sebum, the opening of the gland gets clogged – a whitehead appears. When a whitehead is exposed to the air, the sebum oxydizes, resulting in a blackhead. If bacteria starts to multiply inside the clogged gland, you get a pimple.”

As you see, it is not true that you can get acne because of dirt on your face, and it is equally not true that you can cure it by using some special soap. And even if you were to clear the excess sebum out of your pores (as some sticky facial masks help to do), your glands would quickly produce new sebum – and new blackheads. Cosmetics has nothing to with it, either: no facial cream can really clog the pores. But why does skin produce too much oil?

Is it about the food?

After dirt and cosmetics, the main presumed culprits are chocolate and dairy products. There are lots of websites out there that will tell you that you absolutely must give up chocolate and especially milk and dairy, since they contain cow growth hormones. However, these claims are not based on any sound research: indeed, one study has shown a correlation between the consumption of skimmed milk and acne, but there was no link between blackheads and pimples and full-fat milk. On the other hand, the concentrations of growth hormones in milk are so tiny that they really shouldn’t have any effect on your skin oil production.

However, your diet in general, especially overeating and consuming a lot of simple carbs, can make your acne worse. When you eat much bread, pasta, and pastries, your insulin levels spike, in turn causing an increase in the production of sebum. For this reason, acne is more common among overweight people. Try to stick to a diet rich in lean proteins, healthy fats (such as olive oil), whole grans, vegetables, and fruit.

Hormones are to blame

Most acne sufferers are teenagers, whose hormones are all over the place. According to a large body of research, it is hormonal dysbalances that cause an increased production of skin oil. That is also the reason why most people’s acne goes away forever once they reach adulthood. For those with adult acne, however, it would make sense to get their hormonal levels evaluated – perhaps what they really need are not anti-acne facial masks but rather hormonal pills! By the way, many women who start taking birth control pills notice that their acne becomes much less pronounced.

Try retinol

It’s long been known that vitamin A – a strong anti-oxidant – can do wonders for your skin, especially when it is oily. It rejuvenates and exfoliates, smoothes out wrinkles and unclogs the pores. While vitamin A  cannot by itself regulate how much sebum your oil glands produce, it can significantly reduce the symptoms of acne. When starting to use products based on retinol (which is just a synthetic version of vitamin A), however, you should keep in mind that at first your skin may react rather violently, becoming red and dry, and your acne may even seem worse. This is completely normal: after a week or so, these side effects will go away. However, make sure not to use retinol-based products during the day, applying them only at night. During daytime, by contrast, you need to keep your skin properly hydrated and protected. Check retinol (or Retin-a) and other offers for acne treatment on Canadian Health Care Mall main page.

Jerry Xu continues:

“At our online Canadian pharmacy, we recommend people with severe acne Retin-A – a stronger retinol-based compound that is usually prescribed to those whose acne is bad enough to create serious issues with self-confidence or romantic relationships. We get lots of positive reviews from people who use such vitamin A meds – I’d say it’s presently the best treatment available. However, you should keep in mind that if the cause for your acne is hormonal, you may need additional treatment – definitely see a doctor about this.”

Acne may not harm your health in the long run, but it doesn’t mean that you should just give up and wait for it to go away on its own or keep covering it up with concealers. Effective treatment options exist, and if you persist, pimples will go away. Just make sure to find out the real cause for your blackheads and don’t trust those who say that you have to give up chocolate!

Glands of Skin

2 March, 2010 (05:31) | Skin Care | By: Health news

Within the dermis are three kinds of glands: The eccrine sweat glands, the apocrine sweat glands and the sebaceous or oil glands. The sebaceous glands open into the hair follicles, and together these form the pilosebaceous apparatus. Although apocrine gland ducts sometimes open directly into the epidermis, most of them also open into the hair follicle. Eccrine sweat glands develop independently of hair follicles and their ducts lead directly into the dermis.

There are more eccrine sweat glands in man than in other animal, about three million total. They are most dense on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and then, in decreasing order, in the forehead, cheeks, trunk, arms and legs. Their small openings are invisible.

The eccrine sweat glands, along with the dermal blood vessels, play a vital role in regulating body temperature. When the body is hot, the eccrine glands release a thin, watery solution – sweat – onto the skin surface, which evaporates and cools the skin. The coiled lower portion of an eccrine sweat gland, which lies in the dermis, is the part that secretes fluid. Making its way like a corkscrew thorough the epidermis, the upper end opens onto the skin surface.

Working at maximum exertion on a very hot day, you may produce more than two quarts of sweat in an hour. People who lack normally developed sweat glands are vulnerable to heat stroke. We perspire for other reasons besides heat, the most important of which is emotional stress – pain, anxiety, fear, anger. Sweat caused by such stress occurs mainly on the palms, soles and armpits. Eating spicy foods also makes some people’s faces sweat, a phenomenon known as “gustatory sweating.”

The apocrine glands are formed before birth and appear just above the budding sebaceous glands as outgrowths of the hair follicles. They are present over the entire surface of the body at birth. Most of them disappear later, however, remaining only in certain areas: under the arms, around the nipples and in the lower abdomen and genital regions. The glands are small until puberty, when they enlarge and begin to secrete. They shrink again as the body ages.

The apocrine glands are distributed over the entire bodies of such lower mammals as rats and mice, and function as scent glands for sexual attraction and protection. Apocrine glands apparently perform no useful function in humans; they may even serve as sites of disease and are the source of unpleasant body odor. Mexican pharmacy viagra. Fresh sweat is odorless; the odor results from the decomposition of sweat by bacteria present in apocrine glands.

Sebaceous or oil glands grow from the hair follicles. They are in plentiful supply over the entire body surface except for the soles and backs of the feet and the palms of the hands. The largest and greatest number are on the face, scalp, upper chest and back.

Sebaceous glands produce and secrete sebum, a semi liquid mixture of lipid (fat) and cellular debris. Sebum spreads over the surface of the hair and outer layer of the skin and acts as a natural lubricant that locks moisture into the skin. Sebaceous glands have the reputation of being the sites where acne develops.

Sebum production depends on the presence of male hormones called androgens. The sebaceous glands of newborns are active because of androgens they receive from the mother through the placenta. Shortly after birth, those glands stop functioning and remain at rest until puberty. During and after puberty, the testes in males and the ovaries and adrenal glands in females secrete androgens.

How your skin functions efficiently and smoothly depends on many factors of your health: diet, physical condition and emotional well – being. It’s all part of the same system

Skin Tightening

29 December, 2009 (22:11) | Skin Care | By: admin

After reading many of the skin tightening reviews on the Internet, it’s pretty obvious what most people view as the best way to tighten your skin as you get older. This article will help evaluate your options so you can choose the safest and most effective skin tightening system.

Most skin tightening reviews point to all-natural topical skin care products as the cheapest, safest and most natural skin tightening system. Other options such as dermal fillers like Juvederm™, professional skin tightening devices like Refirme™, and more drastic procedures like laser skin tightening do not get as much praise for one reason or the other.

As far as ease and simplicity goes, topical creams and lotions are the favorite. All it really takes is just 5 minutes a day to apply a simple cream or lotion, and that’s pretty much it. Dermal fillers are used more as makeup, so they take a little longer (and you have to worry about the product staying on your face to hide the effects of aging). And when there is burning of the skin involved, most people agree that lasers and other devices are not easy at all.

When evaluating safety, it’s pretty obvious that topical skin care products are the winners. Especially when using products made with all-natural and organic ingredients, there isn’t much of a safety concern involves with this kind of skin tightening system. And since more drastic procedures involving infrared lasers, pulsed infrared light, and radio frequency all literally “burn” the skin, some safety flags are always raised.

I mean, do you really want to BURN your skin in attempts to make it more firm?

As far as cost goes, it’s also the cheapest to use anti-aging creams and lotions on a daily basis. A quality set of skin care products (a day cream, night cream, and eye serum) should cost around $100-120 every 3-6 months, depending on the amount used. But one visit to a doctor that performs the other procedures can cost anywhere between $300-$1500 per visit! AND you are recommended to go once a month!

For all of these reasons, most skin tightening reviews point to topical skin care products as the best overall skin-tightening system. The way most people see it, going through all the pain and expenses that come with the various surgical and laser treatments is not worth it, especially since there is such a risk of complication.

Skin Care for Winter

23 December, 2009 (20:18) | Skin Care | By: Health news

Winter is here and the frost is not only nipping at your nose but the whole face. Fortunately, with a facial skin care routine that meets your exact skin care needs you can be on your way to healthy, radiant skin tone.

Facial skin care is more than just cleansing and dabbing on the occasional cream at night. You need to be more responsible in how you protect your skin on a daily basis. Drinking more fluids and using products that have moisture-retaining ingredients like Phytessence Wakame are excellent methods you can follow. Skin care products that have special ingredients like wakame will add moisture as well as sooth your skin while the winter conditions are irritating and drying it out.

Simple winter skin care tips:

  • Use a mild cleanser as opposed to soap, which can strip your skin of the essential oils it needs.
  • Though you may not be as thirsty as during the summer, continue to drink lots of water to provide the necessary hydration to your skin.
  • Avoid products with high alcohol content, heavy perfumes or other additives that can irritate your sensitive, dry skin.
  • Wear rubber gloves whenever you are dealing with cleansing products, including dish soap.
  • Dry your hands completely after washing them to avoid chapping, and apply hand lotion after each cleansing.
  • Sunscreens are a good idea, even during the winter months, as the winter sun can damage any exposed areas of your body.

You should moisturize your face and body with a thick moisturizing cream or lotion during the day whenever you feel that you skin is becoming dry, and also after you have showered.

You should also use an oil based supplement such as cod-liver oil or flaxseed oil to moisturize your body from within.

You should drink at least eight glasses of water per day as it helps keep the skin from dehydrating and it is also beneficial to your health overall.

Shingles Treatment

20 December, 2009 (16:16) | Skin Care | By: Health news

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes family and the same virus that causes chickenpox. The characteristic symptom is a rash of painful blisters. Shingles can appear anywhere on the body. If it occurs on the forehead near the eyes or on the tip of the nose, the eyes are likely to become involved, and damage to the cornea can occur. Taking the proper supplements when blisters first appear can make the blisters dry up quickly, and the discomfort may be alleviated.

Another important and powerful shingles treatment that was forgotten is the self- administration of oxygen therapy as offered by the “The Cure Within One Minute”. The cure within one minute was research by a person named Madison Cavanaugh. He discovered that oxygen therapy was one of the best alternative therapy that could treat and cure cold shingles including all forms of cancer, STD’s and eventually all diseases. Madison discovered the potency of this therapy.

People right now are well informed about the dynamic effects of oxygen therapy, especially the widely known hyperbaric oxygen therapy. They are informed that and oxygen-rich body cannot be inhabited by diseases, then they believe that the solution to destroy the disease seems simple enough. Just give the body and abundant supply of oxygen, right? The answer is, plain wrong! It’s not as simple as that. Here’s the reason behind it: “Oxygen Cannot Treat and Cure Shingles Unless It’s Delivered to the Cells and Tissues of the Body”. Many people are not able to get enough amounts of oxygen in the cells and tissues of their bodies due mainly to poor air quality, poor breathing habits and oxygen-depriving activities. One important thing to remember is that the body is not always able to deliver oxygen to the cells and tissues.

For oxygen to destroy the disease, it must be delivered not just to the lungs — and not just to the bloodstream – the most important is, it must be supplied to the cells and tissues. That’s the reason why other oxygen therapies, such as oxygenated water, oxygen-rich foods or supplements and treatments that release oxygen into the bloodstream — are not always potent and efficient in treating all diseases. While they may supply to the body with oxygen, they don’t always have an effective mechanism for breaking the oxygen free from the hemoglobin molecule, which means the oxygen is not supplied to the cells and tissues of our bodies. Such oxygen-based therapies, therefore, are not always effective in shingles treatment.

The shingles treatment – oxygen therapy you’re about to know, that can heal not only shingles but eventually all diseases, which hundreds if not by the thousands of people all over the world are calling “the world’s greatest healing miracle of all time“, is the ONLY ONE that uses a Natural Oxygenating substance which activates and stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells to a radical degree than is usually reached by other ways.