The Best Natural Hair Growth Products

Lots of women are seeking long and luxurious locs when they are caring for their hair. Hair care companies know this and market products based the target customer’s desire. However, there is not product that can make your hair grow longer. That’s right! Here is the science behind it.

Everyone’s hair grows at pretty much the same rate. The length it grows is determined by genetics. The hair follicle is genetically programmed to grow to a certain length before it sheds from the follicle or hair root. Most people shed 50-80 strands of hair per day. Yes. Biotin and other supplements do promote hair growth. Those supplements promote total body hair growth. You may see more/thicker hair but if you’re not taking care of it and yourself properly, the length will stay the same.

People who feel like their hair isn’t growing are probably experience breakage before the hair grows to it’s maximum length. Here are a few tips to maximize hair growth that doesn’t include buying products.

5 Tips To Grow Your Hair

1. Drink water

Dry hair is brittle. Brittle hair is more likely to break before it reaches maximum length. Yes, you can apply moisturizing products but water is the best moisturizer. Let it come from the inside. Take your weight and divide it in half. That’s how many ounces of water you should be drinking daily. For example: If you weigh 150 lbs., you should drink 75 ounces of water each day. If drinking that much water is overwhelming, try drinking the bulk of it in the morning as soon as you wake up and sipping through out the day. I have taken to drinking flavored sparkling water to break up the monotony. Drink your water however you like but drink it. Your body and hair love it.

2. Take a multi-vitamin and eat right.

There may be nutrients that you aren’t getting from your diet. Take a daily multi-vitamin. Avoid processed foods. They are full of preservatives and lab experiments. If it doesn’t grow from the earth or come from a butcher, avoid eating it. Processed foods tend to be high in calories and low in the nutrients that we need for our bodies to function properly. Here are some daily meal plan guidelines:

  • 4 servings of protein
  • 4 servings of green vegetables
  • 4 servings of fruit
  • 3 servings of unprocessed carbs (sweet potato, corn, carrots, etc.)
  • 1 serving of oil or grain (I use 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal in my morning smoothie to cover this)

3. Let your scalp breathe.

Just like every living thing needs water to survive, it also needs oxygen. Shampooing your hair regularly cleanses the scalp of residue from products and sweat allowing oxygen into your hair follicles. If you like to wear weave, make sure you are getting to that scalp with a witch hazel swab or something. Avoid shampoos that dry the hair out because, remember, dry hair tends to break due to damage more often than moisturized hair. Make sure you read the ingredients of your shampoo before your buy it. Some products will claim “Sulfate free” on the front but the ingredients include a derivative of sulphate in them.

4. Keep your hair moisturized.

Yes. You are drinking half of your body weight in water daily. Now, we have to address the products. If you are using products that are oil based products or oils, these should only be applied to wet or damp hair. Why? Well, they are designed to seal moisture – aka water – into hair. When oil based products are applied to dry hair, it’s just oil sitting on top of dry hair. Water based products have water in them and can be applied to dry hair as a moisturizer. Again, pay attention to the ingredients on products that you’re buying. Ingredients like mineral oil and petrolatum are not designed to moisturize and can actually leave your hair feeling more dry than it did before you used it.

5. Use “low manipulation” styling techniques.

Have a professional install your weave. Find a style and products that work for your hair so you don’t have style it more than 2 times a week. Only detangle damp or wet hair. If you want super long hair, let your hair loc. Locs are low manipulation. Only the newest hair at the root is twisted. The 50 – 80 strands that shed everyday are loc’d in. So the hair appears to grow longer because those strands that would normally come out in the comb or brush are still attached.

All hair textures can grow long. It just takes learning your hair and sticking to your routine. One bad heat styling experience can ruin all of your hard work. It’s like losing weight. You can diet and exercise but if you don’t make the required lifestyle changes, the weight will begin to creep back on. Nourish your hair and it will grow long and flowing, no matter how kinky the coils are.


An Overview of a Hair Transplant & The Male Pattern Baldness


Okuda, a Japanese dermatologist, in 1939 performed the first hair transplant on male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, he was killed in the war and his work, which was published in a Japanese journal, was overlooked and not discovered until 1970 by a German physician. In the meantime, Norman Orentreich, a New York dermatologist, independently and quite by accident, while studying the transfer of various skin diseases from one portion of the body to another, found that hair-bearing grafts could be used in the treatment of male pattern baldness. His work was published in 1958, and since that time hair transplantation has become the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed on males.

Principle of Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness is caused by the interaction of three factors: (1) genetic predisposition (heredity), (2) male hormones (testosterone), and (3) time or age. All three factors must be present. Females do not develop male pattern baldness because they do not have enough testosterone. Eunuchs castrated prepubertally likewise lack testosterone, so they do not become bald. However, if a genetically predisposed female or genetically predisposed eunuch is given testosterone later on in life, the same degree of baldness that the person would have had if he or she been a normal male develops rapidly, within a few months.

Time or age is obviously a factor, because baldness increases with age in normal males. The genetic key is apparently contained within the hair follicle and has nothing to do with the blood or nerve supply. Consequently, the hair follicles on top of the scalp in a genetically predisposed male are going to fall out no matter where they are, as long as they are on the same person and have an adequate blood supply. The fact or principle is what makes the hair transplant procedure possible.

Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation is simply transplanting hair-bearing skin from the sides of the scalp to bald or balding areas on top. These grafts with their hair survive, grow, and maintain the same characteristics as they did in their old location.

Medical therapy of male pattern baldness has recently received a lot of attention because some high blood pressure medications have been found to contain some anti-male hormone or anti-testosterone effects. Current research is attempting to develop a medication that will block the action of testosterone on the hair follicles without affecting its other beneficial masculinizing properties.

Required Time for the Procedure

Hair transplantation is a multi-stage procedure. It usually requires four separate sessions to get enough hair in the area for good coverage. Some patients will require more sessions, some will require less. Critical areas, such as the hairline, may require as many as six or seven sessions to get a thick, natural-appearing hairline. On the other hand, areas that are easily concealed may only require one session of grafting.

The first two sessions in an area can be as close as one month apart, but subsequent sessions should be separated by at least three months. This allows the hair to grow between sessions so the grafts can be used more efficiently. In addition, having the hair growing reduces the risk of cutting out previously placed grafts.

In actual practice, because there are so many factors involved, it is difficult to give the patient a precise estimate of the time required for completion. Detailed explanations, just serve to confuse the patient. It is usually best to keep the discussion as simple as possible. Advise the patient only that it is a multi-stage procedure with certain requirements as to sequence and frequency, and that it usually takes about one year for completion.

Cost of the Procedure

The cost of the procedure should be discussed with the patient. Generally, the fee is based on cost per graft. Some Surgeons base their fee at the time required for each session and set their fees at the beginning based on the probable number of grafts required.

Since hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure, most Surgeons expect payment in advance or at the time of surgery.


Because there are so many variables, it is impossible to predict the final result. Each patient should be given a realistic idea of what to expect. It is easy to oversell surgery to young balding males who are observed with hair loss. If they are overeager and examination reveals that they may have a marginal result, they should be repeatedly warned that the hair will be thin and possibly tufted will not appear natural, and will require careful styling.

If patient realizes this prior to surgery and does not expect miracles, they are more apt to be satisfied. If they are expecting too much, they will not be satisfied even with a good result.


Learn To Care For You Skin With These 9 Awesome Tips

Do you suffer from dry and itchy skin? Are you embarrassed by scars, blemishes or peeling skin? Let the suffering stop and show off your beautiful skin! Below are tips to help you in your journey to good skin care. You can get the beautiful, glowing and healthy skin you always wanted!

1. Relax! – Elevated stress levels can cause skin to become more sensitive and also initiate breakouts. Not to mention the wrinkles caused by constantly having a furrowed brow and clenched teeth! Try yoga or meditation to manage stress or just relax and take time out to do something you love. Relaxation techniques and learning coping skills will help reduce stress. Your skin can become damaged from stress. Your complexion will clear up significantly when you reduce environmental and emotional stressors. Having less stress in your life will be beneficial to the rest of your life too.

2. Get Protection From The Sun. – Whenever you go outside, remember to use plenty of sunblock. If you fail to do this, your skin could undergo something called photo aging. The sun damages the cells in your skin and will cause your skin to prematurely age, leading to more wrinkles in your skin as you age.

If you use sunscreen to protect your delicate skin, try making your own, by adding pomegranate extract to your diet. Surprisingly enough, there are compounds in pomegranate that can help your skin protect itself from sun damage, even without an extra layer of sunscreen. You can increase your skin’s protection against the sun up to 25 percent, by consuming about 60 mg of pomegranate extract daily.

3. Avoid Touching Your Face Often. To prevent breakouts of acne, try using facial care products that come in a spray-on applicator. This will keep you from transferring bacteria, oils and potentially irritating substances from your hands to your face while applying things like sunscreen or moisturizer. Having a more bacteria-free face can in turn reduce your chances of developing pimples.

4. Cut Back On The Sweets – Avoid excessive eating of chocolate to ensure optimal skin. Most chocolate can cause acne when eaten in too large of quantities, causing the body (primarily the face) to over produce oil. Some chocolate is fine to eat, but only eat the suggested serving size of the chocolate product you are consuming.

5. Remove Sweat And Oils From Your Skin Promptly. Try to bathe after exercising and try taking showers, at least twice a day. Make sure to use the body washes and soaps that work with your individual skin type. Also, make sure that you do not bathe with hot water and keep it warm or average. Bathing with hot water can strip the oil from your skin, leaving it very dry.

6. Exfoliate After Shaving – Hair removal often comes with an unwanted result: ingrown hairs. After you wax or shave, exfoliate the area with a loofah or an over-the-counter scrub each time you take a shower. Make sure to scrub the skin for at least thirty seconds. Moisturize with aloe vera gel afterward. This will prevent ingrown hairs from forming.

7. Try New Product To See What Works Best For You. Always look for free samples to try out new items. Ask at malls and beauty stores for complimentary products. Makeup reacts differently on various skin types and it is wise to find out which products will have a negative impact before spending tons of money. There is not a miracle product that works for everyone so be willing to test everything.

8. Be Selective About Your Makeup. If you choose to wear foundation, it pays to know what kind to wear based on your skin type. The wrong foundation can make you look somewhat artificial, whereas the right foundation, applied properly, can really bring out the best in your skin. Foundations come in a number of different forms – powder, a mix of powder & cream, cream, whipped or foam, liquid/lotion – and they all apply and appear quite differently, so it’s worth doing the research to find out which type best suits your complexion.

9. Be Mindful Of Other Products You Use. If part of your skin care plan includes using organic materials then make sure that you know where the ingredients are coming from. Many companies do not share this information, which means you may be getting more than what you bargained for. Countries like Europe offer a stricter set of rules that trace the ingredients back to their source, so consider purchasing from them.

Nobody should have to go through life being embarrassed by his or her skin. Using the tips above will help you get rid of blemishes, scars and dry, peeling skin. The tips will also help you have nourished, healthy skin that is radiant, beautiful and ready for the world to see.


What To Do When You Face Hair Loss

Hair loss is a very common condition that most people have to deal with at some point in life. It is important to note that hair loss that occurs from the breaking of the hair shaft is very different from hair loss that comes as a result of a decrease in the growth of hair. Androgenic hair loss is more prominent in men, even though it affects women too.

Hair loss can be caused by many factors. They include low vitamin levels in the body, chemotherapy, protein deficiency, and anemia and thyroid disease. There is also Alopecia where hair is caused by autoimmune hair follicle destruction in some localized skim areas.

Understanding hair loss

There are different medications that can be indicated so as to enjoy regrowth of hair. However, good nutrition, good hygiene and regular use of shampoo can really help. Screening for any hair loss can be achieved through blood tests that give the complete CBC, the iron levels, thyroid function, scalp biopsy and vitamin B levels.

There are many types of hair loss and so finding the main cause of the same can be a very hard thing. It is important to note that most of the hair loss you may have seen isn’t associated with internal or systematic disease or your diet. There are some genetic factors that could be predetermined and they may contribute to hair loss. Also, aging can bring about the loss of hair. Many women and men notice some kind of thinning when they get to their 30s or 40s.

Variations in life, such as deprivation of protein, trauma, illness, menopause, puberty and even pregnancy can cause one to lose hair.


There are mild -extreme remedies that most people try out. They may be inexpensive or totally costly. Usually, it all depends on the level of hair loss the client is experiencing at the moment.

There are all sorts of solutions with the most extreme one being surgery. However, hair bonding can offer a solution to anyone in the predicament. Nonsurgical hair treatments are a good option to try out.

Most people who offer the non-surgical options usually deal with hair wigs too. It is possible to get a permanent hair wig or get an artificial one. There are human hair wigs that make you look like you still have your natural hair. Cancer patients can also access the hair wigs and they can really help conceal baldness as they await their normal hair to grow back.

Hair bonding doesn’t cost much when compared to the use of medications and surgery to correct baldness.

Why choose hair weaving

Hair weaving is the best solution because it is not intrusive when compared to the surgical methods that are offered in some places. You will still be able to cover that baldness and get more thickness on the scalp. Usually, hair is chosen carefully so as to match the color of your natural hair. They are attached to the head by application of different techniques such as fusion. Today, you can get a hairstyle that goes with your personality and profession. Hair density is something that you will totally achieve with hair weaving.


How to Freshen Up Yourself With the Best Deodorant

Proper hygiene involves taking care of physical health with careful grooming. It is essential for men and women both. Especially men need to take more care of their poor hygiene that is reflected through bad body odor. If you have body odor after a heavy workout or before an important job interview, it can be humiliating. Especially, if you are in a social group, you can be teased by your friends for your bad body odor.

The market is flooded with several organic, refreshing and fragrant deodorants. Still, men put no effort into finding the best deodorants available in the market. The deodorants, like clothing and the language you use, inadvertently says a lot about you. It tells others about your personal hygiene and leaves a good impression on others.

Practicing good hygiene can enrich your professional and personal lives. While getting ready, you don’t have to dress too formal, but you should wear neat and clean clothes. It offers you a smart look and makes you feel good. Whether you are going on a date or for an interview, you must look best. As you are going to set the first impression, you cannot take the risk of setting a negative impression. It is important to understand the importance of opportunity as you are going to impress the people sharing the table with you. Especially, if you are on a date, do not forget that women are always attracted by the body odor of men.

The fragrance of the deodorant acts as an amplifier and adds charm to the personality. The deodorant masks the smell and kills the bacteria that react to perspiration and cause bad body odor. Regular use of deodorant will stifle the growth of bacteria and people near you would not need to hold their noses. Hence, it is advised to check the ingredients before buying the deodorant. In case the deodorant contains harmful chemicals, it may lead to some skin infection.

Deodorants efficiently deal with preventing smell, by neutralizing and killing the bacteria that actually cause the body odor. The deodorants are available in different flavors and can be purchased according to your likes and requirements. In the market, there are a number of brands offering strong smelling deodorant for men. Besides buying it for personal usage, you can also gift it to your friends and relatives.

Always remember, people do not like to stay near someone who stinks. So avoid getting into such a situation and always prefer the natural deodorant. One must prefer the deodorant that has a long-lasting smell so that it does not need to be carried and applied at short intervals. Do not forget, the deodorant is one of the vital grooming secrets of men.


How To Keep Skin Healthy In Monsoons

We have three major seasons – summer, winter, and monsoons. Monsoons are famous for their cool breezes, and they sometimes results in floods also.

Just like summer and winter seasons, monsoons have their own effect on the health of human beings. Apart for seasonal illnesses, rainy season also affects our skins as well.

Do you wish to learn a few tricks that can help your skin to survive the adverse effects of the rainy season? By simply following a few tips, you can have great skin, even in this season.

Check out some easy methods that can help your skin to glow and stay healthy during monsoons.

Taking Care Of Oily Skin

In case, you have quite an oily skin, here are two sorts of face packs that you can make effortlessly in your home.

  • Blend some Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti) with the same amount of rose water as needed to make a thick paste. After that you need to mix camphor powder in it. Apply this mixture all over your face at different times each day. Soon you’ll see that your skin has become less oily and acne also decreases in number.
  • You can make another face-pack by using sandalwood powder, Fuller’s Earth, and small basil leaves. Make a paste by using rosewater and apply it on your face. After it dries, wash with lukewarm water.

Taking Care Of Dry Skin

Individuals with dry skin will likewise have a considerable amount of stress during the rainy season. They can use this face-pack to keep their skin healthy.

  • Carefully accumulate a clean glass of rainwater, and add a spoon of honey in the water. Stir and apply this mixture on the skin, and then allow it to settle down deep. You can wash your face half an hour later with cold water.

Taking Care Of Skin With Acne Or Acne Scar

For individuals who often suffer from acne, monsoon season can prove to be the most disastrous or testing time period in the whole year. There are numerous skin problems due to fluctuations in temperature and excess humidity. It’s better to consult a skin specialist and get a skin treatment to improve its condition.

  • Make a mixture by combining clove oil, rosewater, camphor powder, and Fuller’s Earth. Wait for the face-pack to dry completely, and then wash it away with cold water. Cold water is recommended because clove oil might result in a burning sensation on the acne.
  • Use Neem paste, sandalwood powder, clove oil, and Fuller’s Earth to make a face-pack. Apply it on the acne, and wash it off with cold water after the pack dries completely. You can use this face-pack every day without any concerns.

DIY Face Masks – Are They Worth Your Time?

You’ve probably seen it on Pinterest. You may have even tried one or two of the DIY face mask recipes you found online. Egg whites mixed with lemon juice promising to shrink pores and tighten skin. Banana masks promising glowing, clear skin based off of the ingredients it holds within its yellow peel.

But are these masks actually beneficial to your skin? The short answer to this is no. In fact, some of these ingredients may actually be causing harm to your skin. But don’t get me wrong, certain natural ingredients can have a moisturizing or exfoliating effect when used properly, but in order to gain any of the vitamins and nutrients you are trying to nourish your skin with, whole foods are not going to be how you achieve this.

The Science Behind Skin Care Products

Dermatologists and Estheticians work closely with Cosmetic Chemists. They spend a great deal of time researching ingredients and formulating products so that they can provide consumers with the best, most effective products that are going to deliver a variety of results to one’s skin.

If taking care of your skin was as simple as going to the fridge and picking out what to mix up into a mask that day, why would they spend so much time studying these ingredients and figuring out how to deliver these results to the skin?

There are so many factors and ingredients that go into making a formulation. And unfortunately, applying a whole food to the face to achieve these same results isn’t going to happen.

Skin and Its Absorption Process

Think about your skin the same way you would the rest of your body. If you eat healthy food and expect to get the proper nutrients your body needs from that food, then you must digest it so that the nutrients can be shuttled directly where they need to go. Without your body breaking down the food, there is no way for your body to absorb the nutrients that food provides.

The same goes for your skin. You cannot place a whole food (yes, even the juices or the mashed up version) to the skin and expect the nutrients from those foods to be absorbed into the skin and used how it needs to be. The nutrients need a way to be absorbed by the skin.

This is what scientists that are formulating these products do. They extract the beneficial ingredient and formulate it along with other ingredients so that your skin can be properly penetrated.

So save those bananas for snack time. You will get more benefits out of your healthy foods by eating them.

Harmful Ingredients

Some ingredients commonly found in DIY face masks can actually harm your skin if used topically. Lemon juice, for example, should never be applied directly to your face. It will cause severe dryness of your skin and could actually cause more acne than you originally had by stripping natural oils you need. It disrupts the skin’s acid mantle and can also cause sensitivity because of this loss of protection.

Egg whites can also dry out the skin. That tightness you may feel after applying this mask is not a good sign that the mask worked. You should never have a tight feeling after cleansing or applying a mask as this is a sign of skin dehydration and you need to moisturize as soon as possible.

Egg whites can also carry bacteria, such as salmonella, that you risk spreading all over your face.

Safe Ingredients to Use

If you are still set on using a DIY face mask or any type of DIY skin treatment, then I recommend you using Himalayan salt, Epsom salt, sugar, yogurt, or honey.

Himalayan salt, Epsom salt, and sugar can all be used as a body exfoliant. If you use a sugar or Himalayan salt scrub on your face, be very gentle and only make 3 passes over the face to avoid over-exfoliation.

Yogurt and honey can provide extra hydration to the skin so these are always homemade options you can use. If you are feeling extra crafty, you may even choose to add essential oils to the blend.

Always take caution when dealing with your skin, and know what you are putting on your face!


Have Beautiful Hands, Soft and Hydrated in Winter

In winter, the thermometer does not hesitate to go below zero. Our face and our hands are then much more exposed to external aggressions. They suffer much more at this time of the year by becoming very dry. It is therefore important to take good action to properly hydrate his hands to prevent them from suffering. Overview tips to have soft hands.

Hands, a very fragile part of the body

Hands and face are in constant contact with the outside world. The assaults are multiple such as the use of household products, repeated washing, drying, itching, irritation or hot water. The skin is constantly attacked and becomes more sensitive. However, we do not get used to pampering our hands and they end up aging quickly.

Protect your hands with gloves

For starters, when you go out in cold weather, think about wearing gloves. These must be leather and not too tight to avoid irritation. I advise you to take stuffed for comfort. These will protect you from both the wind and the cold. Remember to take them as soon as the temperature drops below 10 ° C.

In addition, when cleaning at home, also consider using latex gloves not to be in direct contact with household products. This advice is also valid when you do the dishes.

Adopt a good daily hydration

In winter, more than anything, the hydration of the hands is very important. These must be done several times a day and especially after a wash because it is the moment when they dry up as quickly as possible. I advise you to choose a hand cream special winter bio. The latter will be richer in vegetable oil, shea butter and superfatting products that will naturally create a protective barrier.

This gesture and renew several times a day when you feel that your hands are dry. You must understand that it is the regularity of the application of the cream that makes its effectiveness and not the product itself.

This little moment must be a pleasure and do not forget to apply your cream before going to bed. If it is too fat, the trick is to wear cotton gloves to penetrate the cream deep throughout the night. When you wake up, your hands will be all soft and nourished.

Hand massage

In order to reactivate the blood circulation, to evacuate the tensions of the everyday life and to give you a moment of pleasure, I advise you to carry out a massage of the hands before going to bed at night. You can help yourself with a moisturizer for ease. The benefits are many and after a few days of massage, you will gain flexibility.

Hand care

If you are a fan of organic and DIY (Do It Yourself: do it yourself), you can use olive oil mixed with a few drops of lavender oil. Put the mixture on all your hands and nails, and let it sit all night in cotton gloves. After washing with fresh water, your hands will be hydrated and nourished deeply.


Stay Young With Anti-Aging Face Cream

Everyone fears the day they find that one gray hair. When they do, more than likely, they solve the problem by dying their hair. When it comes to the aging of your skin, there is not a quick solution like there is for your hair. Although your skin cannot be transformed within a day, you can get your young looking, rejuvenated skin back.

Water and collagen make up 75 percent of your skin. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, while your skin is further being exposed to harsh UVA and UVB radiation. Collagen is a structural protein that is located in the extracellular space in connective tissue. Your connective tissue is very loose. For example, the skin under your chin is make up of connective tissue. Since your body is not producing as much collagen, wrinkles begin to form. When anti-aging face cream is made, it contains collagen so that your body can get that back. Other ingredients they put in these anti-aging face creams are:

  • Sunscreens
  • Vitamin C
  • AHA’s
  • Peptides
  • Retinol
  • Argireline
  • Anti-oxidants

Sunscreens are used to protect your skin from UVA radiation. One of the side effects of UVA radiation is the formation of wrinkles. For an anti-aging cream, it is crucial that sunscreen is included to keep the chance of wrinkles to a minimum. Next is Vitamin C or ascorbic acid. When most people think of vitamin C, orange juice comes to mind. Well, other than giving you a delicious drink, it helps maintain healthy connective tissue. This way, the loose tissue that would be likely to become more loose or form wrinkles would have a lesser chance of doing so. AHA’s or alpha hydroxyl acids are included to dissolve the intracellular matrix that holds dead cells together. AHA’s can be thought of as helping you shed your dead skin so you will be left with healthier skin.

In many anti-aging creams it has been great in reducing fine lines from forming and reducing pores. Argireline is an anti-wrinkle ingredient. It works by relaxing facial muscles to result in the forming of fine lines and wrinkles impossible. Lastly, there are anti-oxidants. It has not been fully conclusive, but it is thought that anti-oxidants protect cells from damage caused by unstable molecules or free radicals. A free radial is an uncharged, short lived molecule with an unpaired valence electron. Due to the unpaired valence electron, the molecule is deemed unstable. In conclusion, anti-oxidants are said to get rid of these unstable molecules.

Anti-aging creams are typically moisturizer based, meaning it is similar to a lotion or cream that prevents the skin from drying. They can help prevent saggy skin, wrinkles, discoloration, and even the texture of your skin from becoming flagrant. All in all, if you want your skin to remain beautiful and wrinkle free, anti-aging face cream is the way to go.


Do You Have Scleroderma? Thick, Tight, Painful Skin Patches?

Scleroderma is a disease affecting the connective tissue. It is known as an autoimmune rheumatic disease. It is seen as a hardening, tightening and thickening of the skin. This leads to thicker patches of skin anywhere on the body and sometimes also inside the organs.

There is no medical consensus of opinion for the cause of Scleroderma but research suggests it could be genetic. Some studies do suggest there could be an environmental factor as a trigger for the genes. It is very likely that the relationship between environment and gene pool may explain most of the cases. Usually there is an acid-alkaline imbalance in the body which is a trigger for inflammation and low immunity and this attracts bacteria and fungus in the gut. It is possible that this triggers the genetic interaction in the tissues. Further studies need to be done to see if this is the case.

Symptoms of Scleroderma usually begin with appearance of a blue spot on the skin due to blocked capillaries caused by the thickening tissues. The colour change is accompanied often by an itchiness or a feeling of pain.

In more severe cases of scleroderma internal organs are affected due to the hardening of the tissues. This is called Systemic Sclerosis. It can affect the lungs, kidneys or even the heart. There can be blockages in the throat or gut and joint pain and stiffness. The lack of flexibility in the muscles of throat and gut can also cause further respiratory and digestion issues.

Treatment of Scleroderma is difficult but a good place to begin is to look at the inflammation levels of the body. See a competent therapist to assist in creating an acid-alkaline balance. This will lead to your inflammation levels dropping and the better functioning of your immune system as a whole. Drink plenty of water to flush out the liver and the bowel. It is also a good idea to take some natural supplements as advised by your naturopath to speed up the healing. Due to the pain and inflexibility of movement you may like to take up gentle exercise such as yoga or Tai Chi.

Since Scleroderma is an immunity disease the body must be treated as a whole – healing from all angles. The correct supplements, good food, gentle exercise, plenty of pure water, enough sleep all contribute to assisting with this disease and the earlier natural treatment begins the sooner you will be feeling better.