Rabu, 08 Februari 2012

Be Careful When Choosing Skin Whitening Product

Almost of every woman want to have white skin, because they believe that
White skin is beautiful, especially for people who has less of confidence in their skin color. These people also make some effort to make the skin become white and shine.
skin whitening, skin lightening, skin bleaching and includes a variety of cosmetic methods used in an attempt to whiten or brighten the skin.

Enlightenment or skin whitening is a controversial subject because it is closely related to the damaging effects on health, identity, self-image, racial supremacy and colonial mentality (Malangu, 2004). There is some evidence to suggest that some types of skin whitening products using active ingredients (such as mercury chloride) is hazardous. However, there are also skin whitening formula that contains no chemicals harmful to skin and safe to use (Allen, 2003).

Nowadays, skin whitening products available in the form of creams, pills, soap, or lotion. Mechanism of permanent whitening solution usually by melanin by enzymes, reducing agents such as hydroquinone work.

Hydroquinone is a strong inhibitor of melanin production, which means preventing the skin to create a compound that is responsible for skin color (Yoshimura et al., 2001). Hydroquinone does not bleach the skin but enlightening, and can only disrupt the synthesis and production of melanin hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone has been banned in some countries (eg France) because of concerns about cancer risk.

Most whitening cream also contains a UV block to prevent sun effects to skin (Nakano, 2009). Development of skin whitening products is increasing many times over the development.

Dangers of skin bleaching products found on the market

Skin whitening cream found on the market most compounds containing mercury derivatives, hydroquinone and topical steroids. The stataments below shows some of the adverse effects resulting from the use of skin whitening products that contain these compounds.

Harmful effects of skin whitening compounds
Such a problem neurotoxic mercury derivative ataxia, speech and hearing impairments; mental problems such as irritability, fearfulness, and depression; kidney problems such as mercury-induced nephropathy; and immunotoksisitas
Ochronosis dosage hydroquinone, a blue-black discoloration caused by deposits of ocher-colored pigment. Hyperchromia, the presence of red blood cells with abnormally increased number of cell hemoglobin. Hypochromia, a low hemoglobin content of the cells are abnormal. Neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system.
Topical steroid products contact eczema, bacterial and fungal infections, Cushing's syndrome, acne, skin atrophy and pigmentation disorders.

Depending on the products used, duration, and manner of use, skin whitening produces some harmful effects as shown above. Some of these effects do not appear quickly, and some known disease patterns. It has been reported that up to 69% of those who suffer from skin whitening at least one complication (Malangu, 2004).

Skin whitener that uses raw materials from nature

Recognizing the danger posed by chemicals to bleach the skin as it is written in the above statements, it is now also developed skin whitening products that use raw materials from nature. Hypotheses used are natural substances that relative has the side effect is much less than the synthetic chemical compounds. Natural materials are widely used as a skin whitener, among others: bengkoang fruit, orange juice, honey, almond oil, oatmeal, tomato juice, milk, mint leaves, and others.

Natural materials,  such as skin whitening may be used singly or in combination. However, the use of natural materials as the bleach is still limited, because its products are made in the fabrication is still a bit so most still use the traditional / conventional tend to be less practical.

Therefore, in choosing a good skin whitening to note the following: consumer ratings, product safety, quality of materials, company reputation, reorder rates, and customer service.

Be careful when you choose the skin whitening, because if  you lost your healthy skin , that's mean you lost your beauty skin

Sabtu, 31 Desember 2011

Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Stress, Irradiate and enlightening your 'Beauty'

Relaxation techniques are very important implemented to prevent and cope with stress that you experience. Try to remember your days lately, have you often experience sleeping disorders, difficulty concentrating, as well as excessive anxiety? Be careful because maybe you're experiencing stress! Relaxation that you do can also overcome the consequences caused by the stress .

Relaxation is important because at the time of relaxation, body and mind will activate the genes in the body that acts as preventing disease so the body avoid the disease. Moreover, relaxation also can improve the ability to concentrate so that the ability of capturing information increased, as did also reduce the depression and excessive anxiety and difficulty sleeping.

Well, is there any relaxation techniques that can be used to cope with stress? Here are ten ways of relaxation often people do to cope with stress.

    1. Biofeedback: Relaxation therapy whose effects are measured
                              using sensors on the skin.
    2. Exercise       : producing an effect of calming endorphins to the body.
    3. Hypnosis      : relaxing through referrals or even their own therapist.
    4. Massage      : a way of relaxation for body and mind.
    5. Meditation     : enhance relaxation and reduce stress.
    6. Music            : affect brain waves, heartbeat and breathing.
    7. Progressive Muscle Relaxation: a way stretching muscles then do muscle relaxation.
    8. Tai Chi         : relaxation with slow motion.
    9. Visualization: using the mind to imagine the picture of calm effect.
   10. Yoga           : a combination of movements and breathing for relaxation.

One more important thing that, relaxation techniques can also be an impact on your beauty, like a face that looks more fresh, radiant, shining eyes, etc

Stress Could Reduce Your Beauty

All Woman Must Be Beware!  Because Stress Could Reduce Your Beauty!
If you have full Routines or activity on your daily, internal problems like family problem , work problem, and problems that come into our lives , that's all can turned out to be the seeds of stress occurance. Stress is not just sheer impact on the health, physical condition, mental and behavior, but in fact stress is very dangerous for women! The high level of stress experienced by someone will trigger premature aging and reduces the skin's beauty.

Here are several impact stress to the skin:

1. The skin is not shiny ( Looks like tired face)
Stress causes decreased blood flow throughout the body. Decreased blood flow to the skin will make the least amount of nutrients and oxygen that received skin. Finally, the skin will appear pale, dull and not shiny. Skin rejuvenation process would be blocked so it took a long time to restore skin to its original state.

2. The skin isn't tight
Decreased blood flow to the digestive tract due to stress will cause the digestive process disrupted. As a result, nutrients to the skin and other organs would be decreased so that the skin is no longer tight.

3. Dirt pile skin.
Stress causes the muscles to contract excessively human. Excessive muscle contractions in the skin will cause skin absorb oxygen that can be reduced and waste products will accumulate on the skin in large quantities.

4. Dry skin and fragile.
The body's immune system is decreased due to stress resulting in decreased immune system and skin. The skin becomes more sensitive to pollution and moisture the skin is reduced. Low humidity levels will make the skin very dry skin, wrinkles easily and can be causes of premature aging.

5. Free Radical will increase, which causes premature aging.

6. Another bad results:

    * Increased oil gland, makes it easy onset of acne and Pimple.
    * Histamine levels increase and can cause hives.
    * Implamatory neuropeptido high that the skin will become more sensitive and will be easier to itching

So that, take your free time to hanging out with your family, best friend or anyone or do everything that make you happy and get free from stress. Remember that "before you get  your beauty, you have to make your heart beauty first"

Minggu, 28 Agustus 2011

Are You Ready To Treat Your Skin With Healthy Food ?

Ready to treat the skin through food?

1. Berries

Whatever type of berry you eat, the fruit is rich in antioxidants. Berries are also known to be very tasty and low in calories. Nutrient content in it has anti-inflammatory effect, making skin smoother and brighter.

2. Spinach

Same with other green vegetables, spinach is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods. Often eat spinach will improve the health of your skin. In order for vitamin content is not lost, eat raw or boiled spinach for a while.

3. salmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids are good for skin health. Salmon is also a source of protein and healthy fat, so as to nourish the body's cells, including skin cells. The fat in salmon help the body absorb excess fat.

4. Almonds

Almonds and other grains are a healthy snack choices. Contains antioxidants and good fats, essential oils contained in almonds can make the skin healthier. Anti-inflammatory effects in almonds also help prevent skin diseases like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

5. Quinoa (a type of wheat)

Although not directly make the skin look healthy, quinoa and other grains are sources of carbohydrates that can prevent skin stress that leads to premature aging. Carbohydrates contained in it are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial to skin and body.

6. Water

It is important to the health of body cells, enough water intake will ensure your body cells hydrated. Drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep skin healthy and not dull.

Sabtu, 27 Agustus 2011

Secrets Of Facial Skin Stay Young And Tight

1. Use Sunscreen

Ultraviolet (UV) type A in the sun, is able to form premature aging of the skin by drying and wrinkling of the skin forming. Therefore, use a sunscreen with broad protection (broad spectrum) which protects the skin from darkening of the skin (UVB) and skin aging (UVA)

2. Using Moisturizers

Dry skin will make you older. For oily skin, use a light moisturizer with a water-based ingredients. For very dry skin, choose anti-aging formula, lifting or firming Q10.

3. Using Serum
If your facial wrinkles begin to appear smoother, but to use a moisturizer, use a serum also regularly because the content of serum is more dense / concentrated than regular moisturizers. As well as moisturizer, select serum with anti-aging formula, lifting or firming.

4. Using Antioxidants
Creams that contain antioxidants (such as Lancome vinefit) is very beneficial to counteract the adverse effects of such environmental pollution and so on.

5. Do not Smoke
Containing carbon dioxide in cigarette smoke can make the skin dry and wrinkled. So stop smoking, and for passive smokers, avoid
cigarette smoke.

Secrets Of A Beautiful Face And Cheerful

1. Avoid moisturizers, or if you must use moisturizer that contains oil-free, use only for dry areas only. Put your moisturizer in the refrigerator to retain moisture. If you use foundation, choose one that contains oil-free.

2. Control the oil on your face by using a transparent powder on your entire face, and use a large brush . To beautify, use a thin solid powder. Avoid rubbing the foam, because your results will look like wearing a mask.

3. Choose makeup that works for you. better use blush on powder (solid) than a cream or gel form in order to avoid excessive facial shine

4. If it is really hot and sweaty, use a tissue, dried sweat while holding, press gently, do not wipe it too strong. This method can reduce the oil and refreshes the skin without making it wet.

5. When the skin is shiny unavoidable, wipe the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) with a baby wipe, then use the powder once again. Or remove the oil without removing your make-up with blotting paper / oil on your entire face.

Jumat, 26 Agustus 2011

Smart And Safe Secrets Hair Coloring

Although there are biological poisons in chemical dyes, but if you can use it properly, it can minimize the effects. Here are some secrets that need to be considered when coloring your hair:

1. Perform skin allergy test before coloring your hair. pour a little food coloring, and then smear on the arm or neck. If not allergic, means safe to dye your hair.

2. Interval coloring do not get too close. To be more safe, can be performed every 1 or 2 months. When coloring, do not do the same with curling hair, we recommend an interval of at least 2 weeks. Thus damage to the scalp and hair is not too hard.

3. Do not use a dye that by using benzene and benzidine, or that contain derivatives coaltar. Try to choose and use henna or natural products.

4. Read the description of the book before use and use in a timely manner of usage and dosage prescribed.

5. Use gloves and mask when coloring your hair, skin that is not directly in contact with a dye or inhaled.

6. After coloring, clean with a special shampoo.

7. See a doctor immediately if you feel any unpleasant symptoms