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Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 by greatbeautyworld

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6 Best Foods for the Skin.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 by greatbeautyworld

6 Best Foods for Healthy Skin
By David Zinczenko
Aug 16, 2010

Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, and Lindsay Lohan: What do these women have in common? They’ve all been embroiled in tabloid-worthy scandals. But what else? They all look good, even when the press isn’t. That’s because they have what so many of us strive for: Perfect skin.

So, what’s the secret? How do some of us achieve the golden hue of Halle Berry while the rest of us get stuck with a scaly patchwork of blotches, pimples, and dry spots? Some of it’s genetic, sure, but that’s not the whole story. If you listen to the conventional wisdom coming from the pharmaceutical companies, you might think the problem is that you just haven’t discovered the right cream, ointment, or alcohol-soaked cleansing pad to clear up your face. But those are solutions of last resort. What you need is a preventive strategy, one that involves nurturing the complex balance of nutrients that feed your skin and nurture your inner glow. In other words, if you want the kind of skin that looks good even through a Hollywood scandal, you’ve got to eat right. Here are six foods that will have you looking your best.

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1. SALMON
Salmon is an ideal food for many reasons, but as far as your skin’s concerned, there’s only one that matters: It’s among the world’s greatest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Those are the essential fats that, along with bolstering the cognitive powers of your brain, concentrate in the walls of your epidermal cells to help lock in moisture. Plus, in one study, researchers supplemented two groups of mice with either omega-3 or omega-6 fats. After two weeks, the skin of the omega-3-fed group exhibited a 20 percent faster recovery rate from exposure to ultraviolet light. That gives salmon two crucial skin boons: keeping your skin from looking dry and helping it battle the dangers of excessive sunlight.

Other omega-3 foods: sardines, walnuts, flaxseed

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2. CARROTS
Carrots are teeming with tiny orange pigments called beta-carotene, and when you ingest those pigments, you’re inviting them to nestle into your skin, fill in blotches, and give you a healthy glow. And what’s more, research shows that this can actually help prevent premature aging from sun damage. But is the accumulation of orange in your skin going to make you look like an extra from Jersey Shore? Well, hopefully not. But eating excessive loads of carotene-rich foods can lead to a condition called carotenosis, wherein your skin stops looking healthy and starts looking, well, orange. But the conditions is rare, so unless you notice yourself turning into a prison jumpsuit, feel free to chow down.

Other beta-carotene foods: sweet potatoes, red bell peppers, red grapefruit

3. AVOCADO
One study published by The Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that people with higher intakes of olive oil had fewer wrinkles than people with higher intakes of butter. The reason: Butter is loaded with saturated fat, while olive oil is rich in monounsaturates, the same essential fats that make up more than 50% of the calories in an avocado. So why eat avocado over olive oil? Both are good, but avocados have the added bonus of B vitamins, which also help to keep your skin looking vibrant and smooth.

Other monounsaturated-fat foods: olive oil, almonds, peanut butter

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4. BEANS
Legumes, to be more precise. This is the class of plants that includes black beans, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans, and peanuts. And how do these puny pods protect your face? By smoothing out wrinkles. Australian researchers analyzed the diets of more than 400 elderly men and women and found that high intakes of legumes—alongside vegetables and healthy fats—resulted in 20% fewer wrinkles over time. The effect is likely a result of isoflavones—potent antioxidants—concentrated in the beans.

Other isoflavone-rich foods: alfalfa, tempeh, tofu

5. GRAPES
Besides providing protection from heart attack and stroke, antioxidants called polyphenols found in grapes can also help keep middle-aged skin from sagging. That’s because polyphenols improve skin’s elasticity by strengthening collagen, the primary protein in skin’s innermost layer.

Other polyphenol-rich foods: grape juice, blueberries

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6. WATER
Okay, it’s not as fun to drink as wine, but water is the strongest weapon you have against lifeless skin. That’s why they call it “moisturizing”—because you’re trying to lock moisture, aka water, into your skin. To put it broadly, all the body’s processes rely on hydration, so if you’re not sipping throughout the day, you’re likely to have a slower metabolism, groggier head, and, yes, drier skin. One study suggested that it takes a mere half-liter of water to create a measurable increase in the capillary blood flow to your body’s outer layer. That’s just over 16 ounces. Try doing that a few times a day and you’ll have a face like a baby’s bottom in no time.

Other water-rich foods: watermelon, peaches, celery

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3 top causes of Hair Stress.

Posted in Hair Care on May 23, 2010 by greatbeautyworld

Pattern Hair Loss

If you’re a man, you have a 50 percent chance of experiencing pattern hair loss by your 50th birthday.  The hereditary condition, clinically termed androgenetic alopecia, is characterized by a receding hairline, as well as a loss of hair on top of the scalp.  While going bald isn’t life-threatening, it can be life-altering to men.

“My experience indicates that men who are losing their hair typically consider themselves less happy in life and are more self-critical,” said Dr. Shapiro.  “They see themselves as looking older than their age and feel less attractive.”

Women also suffer from pattern hair loss, although not as prominently as men.  The condition occurs in up to 25 percent of pre-menopausal women and in 38 percent of post-menopausal women.   While pattern hair loss normally does not affect the frontal hairline in women as it does in men, thinning over the front and top of the scalp is typical and can be devastating to a woman’s self-esteem.

“Women are especially embarrassed by even slight hair loss,” commented Dr. Shapiro.  “More than men, women will try to hide their hair loss.  Oftentimes, they’ll discuss their problem with a hair stylist and try to develop a hair style that disguises the problem.”

Pattern hair loss in both sexes is marked by a progressive miniaturization of hair follicles, causing a shortening of the hair’s growth cycle.  As the growth phase shortens, the hair becomes thinner and shorter, to the point where there is no growth at all.  Because hereditary hair loss is gradual, the sooner treatment is started, the better the chances of results.

“When someone confronts his or her hair loss and treats it early, treatment is more effective,” said Dr. Shapiro.  “It’s important for patients to realize all there is to gain by addressing hair loss sooner rather than later.”

Although there is no cure, there are several different treatment options for men and women suffering from pattern hair loss:

— Minoxidil topical solution works on hair follicles to reverse the shrinking process and stimulate new growth on the top of the scalp.  It is sold over the counter in 2 percent and 5 percent solutions and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use by men and women.  Minoxidil is the only hair regrowth ingredient approved by the FDA for use by women.  It must be used indefinitely to continue its effectiveness.

Finasteride, a pill taken orally, stimulates hair regrowth by blocking the formation of the active male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  It is FDA-approved for use by men and is available by prescription.  Like minoxidil, finasteride must be used indefinitely to continue its effectiveness.

Hair transplant surgery involves removing healthy hair follicles from one area of the scalp and transplanting them to the bald areas.  Newer techniques such as strip harvesting and follicular unit grafting have revolutionized the procedure to give very natural-looking results. 

“These newer techniques make for the best possible cosmetic results,” said Dr. Shapiro. “Patients can expect a totally natural-looking hair transplant because the grafts are taken from the patient’s own scalp.”

Alopecia Areata

The difference between pattern hair loss and alopecia areata is the difference between thinning hair and a complete absence of hair on parts of the body.  Patients suffering from alopecia areata have lost entire patches of hair, and not necessarily just on the scalp.  Other areas potentially affected are the eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, moustache, and pubic hair.  This autoimmune condition affects almost 2 percent of the U.S. population, or 4.5 million people.  It occurs in men and women of all ages and races, although it typically begins before age 20 in 60 percent of all patients.

“Alopecia areata can be psychologically devastating,” stated Dr. Shapiro.  “The cause is unknown and there is no cure.  Fortunately, some patients develop only a few bare patches that regrow hair within a year.”

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Alopecia areata occurs in two forms that behave quite differently: a mild patchy form where less than 50 percent of scalp hair is lost, and an extensive form where greater than 50 percent of scalp hair is lost. The good news is that all affected hair follicles remain alive and have the capacity to resume normal hair production, sometimes even without treatment.  When treatment is required, there are several options, depending mainly on the patient’s age and the extent of hair loss. 

For the mild, patchy alopecia areata the most common treatment is a monthly cortisone injection into the patches of bare skin.  Topical minoxidil may also regrow hair on the scalp, eyebrows, and beard when applied in the stronger, 5 percent solution. In addition, anthralin cream or ointment, a synthetic, tar-like substance often used for psoriasis, can be applied once a day to bare patches of skin, with new hair growth possibly occurring in eight to 12 weeks.

For the extensive alopecia areata where greater than 50 percent of hair is lost, cortisone pills are sometimes given for extensive scalp hair loss.  Cortisone taken internally is much stronger than local injections of the drug into the skin.  Topical minoxidil is again effective, as is topical immunotherapy, which produces an allergic rash that induces hair regrowth.

Hirsutism

The polar opposite of hair loss conditions like alopecia areata is hirsutism, a condition characterized by excessive growth of hair on the female face and body.  One in 20 U.S. women suffer from hirsutism and the psychosocial issues that accompany it.  Male-like patterns of hair may appear on the upper lip and chin, and more hair growth than usual may be seen on the arms and legs and even the chest and groin area between the abdomen and thighs.

“In women, hirsutism can be as emotionally distressing as hair loss on the scalp,” said Dr. Shapiro.  “Hirsutism has been known to affect job performance, mental health, and social interaction.”

Hirsutism may be caused by abnormally high levels of the male hormone androgen in the blood.  Genetics are often the cause, although several medical conditions, including polycystic ovarian disease, can also trigger the condition.

Medical treatments include birth control pills, hormonal suppression, and androgen blockade, the elimination of male sex hormones in the body.  In addition, eflornithine cream, the first topical prescription treatment for women with unwanted facial hair, may be used to inhibit the growth of facial hair.  Cosmetic treatments for hirsutism include bleaching creams, waxing, plucking, electrolysis and laser hair removal.

“Whether a person is experiencing pattern hair loss, alopecia areata or hirsutism, there are an increasing number of treatments available,” commented Dr. Shapiro.  “That’s why it’s important to consult with a dermatologist who can get to the root of the problem and begin treatment early.”

by: American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), dermatologist Jerry Shapiro, MD, Clinical Professor

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